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AT VIII and the EVE Novels

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 4, 2010 by thezerion

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the 8th annual Alliance Tournament. In my previous time spent in EVE, I never got into the tournaments. Now that I finally seem to be able to wrap my head around all the nuiances of PVP, I’m way more interested in this year’s competiton. I have been watching videos from last year, getting an idea on what strategies returning alliances will utilize, and also continuing to learn ship types and fleet roles. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be able to watch the live broadcast of the qualifying match tomorrow, as it’s supposed to be one of the nicer days we’ve had in weeks around here, and it’ll be the first time we’ve both had a weekend day off in a couple months, so we’re going to take advantage of it, and go on a motorcycle ride together.

I recently picked up a copy of both of the EVE novels. As a sci-fi novel junkie (primarily Star Wars), I decided that I should give another franchise a chance. Usually with sci-fi, I grow bored quickly, because, well, it’s not Star Wars. I have started reading The Empyrean Age a couple of days ago, an I’m happy to report that I have not given up on it yet. Having the book placed in a universe that I’m fairly knowledgeable about is definitely helping keep my interest. So far, the book has been decent, however I have heard unfavorable reviews of this one, and an overall better view of the second novel, The Burning Life. I’m enjoying reading about Tibus Heth, though. As a Caldari character, it’s nice to get some further backstory towards his rise to power as a champion of the working class Caldari.

Our recruitment drive has been going well. We have a new recruit, whom I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet, but we are still looking for more PVP pilots! Check out my previous post about recruitment for more info!