Friday, 21 August 2009

A week of eve

This is a phonepost so apologies if the formatting or grammer don't
hit usual standards! Writing on the train on the way to the stag
night of the dead movie premier in London, which I was lucky enough to
be an extra in my holidays over the last summer/winter!

The last week had obviously seen the Dust 514 news (providing I
remembered that right) - this does deeply excite me - the news of a
major fps / strategy console tie in excites as ever. The sovreignty
impact makes me really sad my fanfest attenance got called off for
financial reasons as the chance to see a demo would be amazing..
What i'm hoping is that sovreignty is changed so individuals and small
corps can get a foothold in 0.0 without getting tied up in
alliances. But that's a personal hope and I doubt CCP will cater for

My concerns are lack of a pc version being mentioned as I prefer to
play both RTS and FPS games on the PC due to me being a mouse and
keyboard freak for this time of game.

The thing I am waiting for confirmation of are the available platforms
as if Dust is say PS3 exclusive I see a PS3 being an Christmas present
for sure!

In Corp news - we now have low quality level 4 r&d agents available to
us - bur need to be getting more high quality - this is purely down to
lack of gametime - I've been logged in only 60 mins this week!

Biggest issue now to the Corp is a severe local shortage of well
priced Mex - could anyone supply 10m units to me anywhere in Ours for
say 300mln isk?

Hope everyone has a good weekend and hope to see you online next week
if not at weekend!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Almost a year of blogging

This blog started on 28th August 08, and given its now 10th Aug 09, I can't believe its been active almost a year...

Now I've not been online hardly at all this past week - mainly due to post-30th-birthday celebrations and some surprises, including a holiday that was surprised on me (to the North of England), meaning I've not been around....

Anyhow, thought I'd update with the status from the weekend.

The DSTIC empire is continuing to grow, limited only by lack of retail slots currently (which skills are being worked on to fix). I decided to expand the sales empire into another station, and its had a noticable increase in sales. The weekly turnover is now well over 100mln. Downsides are I'm being limited by minerals again, the constant building has decimated the Megacyte supply, so I now have 0 units left. The annoying thing is I've had a buy-order for 20k units of Megacyte for months now, but its just not being filled despite regular tweaking.

The skills for L4 R&D still are eluding me unfortunatly, but I am close now. Once this is done, the POS plan will start, and then we can hopefully have a permanent supply of T2 items being built/sold. This should hopefully increase profits nicely.

The big skill I've researched recently is the remote industrial skill "Supply Chain Management" - which is proving super useful. I can sit in my missioning system (where L4 agents being sorted), and directly control my main hub of operations, building items for sale. The advantage is I only have to actually fly the 8 jumps home to move goods/minerals every 2-3 weeks - as now I can remotely alter prices of buy/sell orders, and build replacements without actually visiting the stations in question - its only the logistics of mineral moves that really needs me 100% now.

That said, I'm still missing the fun of low-sec. I will be returning to the base of operations there as soon as I can, I seriously can't believe its a month since I left. Hopefully I'll be bringing a hulk back with me, so I can mine some of the sites that have been unavailable to me previously. This should hopefully fix the high-end mineral shortage problem in the short-term.

Hope you guys have a good week and hope to see you online again shortly