New Perspective

I settled on a new blog name, Pod Pilot’s Perspective, it’s not particularly innovative or entertaining but it reflects my writings about Eve better.

From now on all my new posts will be posted to the new blog.



New Blog Name

I’m not happy with the name of my blog anymore. When I restarted Eve this time I wanted to show that small ship hulls could be a valuable addition to a large null sec fleet, besides interceptors, light dictors, and bombers. Once I got back in game though my focus changed and I was no longer interested in null sec.

So, I’m going to move all my posts to a new blog whose name more accurately reflects my current play style and outlook on the game. Just as soon as I think one up. ūüôā

Vacation Imminent

My last vacation from work for the year is coming up at the end of the month. I should be back online at home before then (fingers crossed).

I’m excited about the new destroyer hulls coming with the winter expansion. I’ve always thought the destroyer class was kind of the “red headed step child” class of ships and I’m glad they are finally getting a chance to go to the ball. I’m also looking forward to the cruiser rebalance. I have a couple of Thoraxs sitting in the hanger and I can’t wait to take them out after the expansion and test their close range face melting ability. I’m also thinking about putting together a couple of Vexor fits that have been running around in my head.

Being offline for so long due to inept ISPs and some financial difficulties, that are finally getting sorted out, I have far too much time to think about where I am and where I want to be in Eve. Hopefully steady play time will help me refocus and dispel some of my more radical thoughts.

Fly fast, die often, and leave a frozen corpse!

Goal Revamp

Before I had to sit offline at home for 9 months due to inept ISPs, new baby, and getting some overdue debts paid off I laid out a long list of goals for Parisma. All that time offline has given me a lot of time to think and make plans, especially on quiet shifts at work. So, I think it’s time to revisit the list since I may actually be getting service installed soon.

Here is the list as it stood on 5-23-12:

Goals for Parisma Calles: (completed goals are crossed out).

1. Move my remaining assets to my corps new home system.

2. Move my trade hub base from Oursulaert/Jita to Dodixie.

3. Set up 3-4 colonies producing POS fuel components.

4. Stage a Drake, Iteron, and probing ship in a system near the KCG home system for exploration site trials.

5. Finish fitting all of my Assault Frigs (Hawks and Harpies) and move them to home system.

6. Train up my skills for research agents to a higher level (even though they have been nerfed).

7. If exploration trials prove to be fun/profitable get mining barge staged for mining sites.

8. Train Amaar and Caldari frigates to lvl 5.

9. Train Small Pulse Laser to at least lvl 4.

10. Train Rocket Specialization to at least lvl 4.

11. Train Small Autocannon Specialization to at least lvl 4.

12. Train the last 2 non-capital Navigation skills to lvl 5 (High Speed Maneuvering and Fuel Conservation).

13. Raise my Battleclinic rank by at least 30,000 (currently at 97,415).

First off I’m trashing goal #3 and replacing it with a single colony producing construction blocks for my eventual T2 production with an alt. I’m not sure about #7, mining is still mining, I’ll probably try it a time or two to see if it’s worth the effort.

Other than that I’m not altering my aims that much, I may change my Battleclinic goal 30,000 may go too fast once I get active again.

So much for revisiting the old, now for the new.

I’ve been weighing the pros and cons of starting a new account for my industry alt versus training him on my current account. The most obvious pro is that if I start a second account I won’t have to stop Parismas skill training. The rest of the pros to a second account are almost too numerous to list. The only pro I can see for training a new character on my current account is saving $15 per month (I’m not confident in my ability to generate PLEX cash at this moment). Therefore I think I shall be starting up a second account, I’m committed to it this time, to start-up an industrial venture. I may be able to pay for the second account with PLEX eventually but for now it will just have to be real cash.

I’m hesitant to put out a set of goals for my new alt pertaining to his industrial production untill I do some more research on its profitability. There are some goals I plan on laying out right away.

Goals for Industry Alt: (completed goals are crossed out).

1. Get into a T2 transport ship for any lowsec industrial activities.

2. Train research skills for blueprint copying and datacore acquisition (to supplement what Parisma can already provide).

I’m sure I’ll have some more goals related to what I actually decide to produce with my alt but untill then I’m limiting it to these two.

Fly fast, die often, and leave a frozen corpse!

The Robo-bloggers of Eve Online

I follow about 126 Eve related blogs with a RSS reader on my iPod. I use the FeedlerRSS app which puts all the blogs in alphabetical order and shows a little number next to the name so I know which blogs have posted since the last time I read them. Obviously not all of them post every day but there are a few that stand head and shoulders above the pack. I’ve been busy lately so I haven’t read any blogs since September 1st and most of the blogs on my list show low numbers (from 1 to 7 on average). Then there are the few that have broken the double-digit mark, some are quite a few posts past the mark, in only 18 or so days. The sheer volume of content these people put out makes me wonder when they have time to actually play the game!

It’s often joked that Ripard¬†Teg from Jester’s Trek¬†is the Eve Robo-blogger because of the sheer volume of content he puts out.¬† Indeed he put out an impressive 26 posts, but I’m noticing that he actually has some company on that lofty peak of constant posting.

Next is my CEO in the Kadavr Crimson Guard Kirith Kodachi over at Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah. Despite his self admitted limited play time he managed to put out 11 posts. He also records a short one man podcast of the same name as his blog.

Mabrick’s Mumblings by Mabrick came in at 11 posts also. He writes an industry focused blog and is currently exploring wormhole space for the first time.

The Greedy Goblin¬†blog by Gevlon¬†had 13 posts. This blog is another trading and industry focused blog. It’s a good read because Gevlon has some very strong feelings about the game and he doesn’t sugar coat his opinions.

Rixx Javix put out 14 posts on his blog Eveoganda since I last polished off my RSS reader list. Rixx is an amazing artist and has been heading up the campaign to give the Vagabond its frill back, which looks like they accomplished according to a recent dev blog.

At 21 posts, Low Sec Lifestyle by Sugar Kyle, gives you a good look into low sec life and the dark underbelly we call pirating.

Also at 21 posts is Poetic Discourse by Poetic Stanziel. Poetic, much like Ripard, writes about a broad range of subjects from personal adventures to the state of the game.

Finally with 26 posts is the blog Random Posts From Auga by Kuan Yida. I’ve only recently added Kuan’s blog to my reading list so I can’t really tell much about it yet.

Love them or hate them you can’t help but be impressed by the amount¬†of work they put into their blogs.¬† I’m hoping that once I finally get my internet problems sorted out I will be posting more often.¬† I don’t think I’ll be able to compete for the robo-blogger title but more than one post every few weeks is a pretty attainable goal.¬†

Fly fast, die often, and leave a frozen corpse!

Blog Banter #39: Home and Hearth

Welcome to the 39th Blog Banter – the community discussion that stretches across the many communities of EVE Online through the use of arcane bloggery. The conversation is open to all and readers are encouraged to visit all of the entries that will be listed below as the discussion progresses. Be sure to leave your thoughts there when you do.

For enquiring minds who would like to know more about the Blog Banters, check out this short explanation or read this overview of the subjects covered in the last year.

After a some heavy topics in the last few editions, this time we’ll be taking a more relaxed trip through the thoughts of the blogosphere. The origins of this month’s concept come from a suggestion from EON Magazine editor Richie “Zapatero” Shoemaker.

“Some say a man’s home is his castle. For others it is wherever they lay their hat. The concept is just as nebulous in the New Eden sandbox.

In EVE Online, what does the concept of “home” mean to you?”

For me “home” in Eve has two meanings. The first is wherever I am basing out of at any one time. Wherever my corp is based and where all of my PvP ships are stationed is home for me. Moving around is just part of joining a corp, unless you stay in the NPC corp. You don’t join a corp and then go play on the other end of the galaxy, what’s the point of that? Therefore my first idea of home is wherever I and my corpmates fly.

The second feeling of “home” I get is whenever I return to the regions I started my capsuleer career in namely; Essence and Sinq Laison in Gallente space. No matter where I move in the galaxy those regions always feel like going back to the “old neighborhood” for me. I learned the basics of Eve and joined my first player corp while living there. I guess it’s kinda like visiting the house you grew up in after you’ve moved away. The memories of those early days in Eve are heavily imprinted in my mind.

So for me “home” is where I park my ships and where I first learned to dance among the stars.


Fly fast, die often, leave a frozen corpse!

Debt Paid

It took a long time to get a straight answer out of someone but it turns out I still owed Verizon money so they wouldn’t release my lines to the new ISP.¬† I’ve got them paid off now and hopefully I will finally get back online.


I have a lot of plans I want to set in motion once I get some reliable playtime available.¬† Parisma has a few partial skills I want to finish up.¬† I’m also going to train level 4 in the skills Parisma is collecting datacores from.¬† I’m also going to review her researching skills so she can help my new industry alt with blueprint copying and invention.


My new industry alt will need to start training up market skills, science skills, industry skills, get standings so I can get research agents and datacores, and buy the BPO’s I need for invention.¬† I want him to focus on inventing and building tech II Gallente ships.¬† I’m going to start with a small investment at first, interceptors, assault frigates, and tech II transports.¬† I hope I’m not aiming too high because I know it will take some time before I can start seeing profits from my work.¬† Until I get my feet wet and learn some of the ins and outs of tech II manufacture Parisma will still provide my primary income through faction war LP’s, and some exploration/mission time.¬† My ultimate goal is to use Parisma for PvP and occasional exploration running and make the bulk of my income off my new alt.


I’ve done all the preparation I can in the few times I’ve been able to log on so here’s hoping that I’ll get service at home so I can set things in motion.


Fly fast, die often, and leave a frozen corpse!