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Dominion 1.1.1 will be deployed this Thursday, January 28, 2010.

The deployment process will begin at 10:00 UTC and is expected to be completed at 12:00 UTC.

UTC is GMT which is UK time.

You can read the dominion 1.1.1 patch notes on the website. If you missed the previous patch notes for dominion 1.1 I have helpfully linked to them

second shipOriginally uploaded by warhammermer

So far I am having fun in EVE. I have heard terrible things about its barriers to entry, that its really complex, easy to die and difficult to make your way around. I have not really found that.

Saying that I followed the tutorials, stayed in safe space and set my computer to avoid any areas with recent pod killing. I know if I wandered into dangerous space (0.5 or less) I’d probably be podded already, but no one seems to mind my mining in safe space.

I love the mining, its easier to do that in Taikodom, in fact the whole game is more polished (sorry Taikodom I still like you). I pick the astroid belt from the menu, jump to it, click on an astroid, lock onto it (it then appears near the top of the screen) set my mining laser on (click on it) and it fills up my little ship with ore. I only wish that the asteroids re-spawned quickly. As it is, its easy to go to an astroid belt with nothing in it 😦

I have been doing quests for two of the agents you are sent to after the tutorial and have been given 3 ships already. I disliked the timing on the quests as the game is slow paced as a beginner. I know what they are trying to do, but timing is not for me. If you agree to do a quest you have a week or so to do it in, however if you do not do it an a certain number of hours you lose your bonus. I saw one rookie lose their bonus due to all the asteroids been already mined and gone.

The rookie channel is very helpful and nice, I am reminded of the 1-9 channel in Everquest2. Its a great idea and very helpful. Some more experienced players chat in different colours and are there to help you. They pointed us to a few resources and answered our baby deer questions.

I did see however one poor rookie shouting for help as they were killed, and a few questions about how long they have to get back to their ship and if npcs would blow up their pods. I’ve pvped in games with almost full loot before so I’ll have to nerve myself up to not mind dieing.
I’ve already been told that if I sign up while still on my trail I will get the extra days added to my account. Thats very nice but I want to see if I love the game enough to sign up. I don’t want another game like wow that I don’t play but am paying for. I have also been told to go for a cruiser, apparently I can train and save everything I need in about 8 days. So I will try for that and see if I make it before trial or interest wanes.

For those who have not played in a while, you will like the skill queues, they are new from when my friends played and let you schedule up to 24 hours worth of training. For newbies like me you will want a full queue as there is so much to learn. You will also want to go to the market and buy industry 1 and learning 1.

I downloaded the 14 day trial for Eve Online. I like Taikodom and all the posts at West Karana is breaking me. I want to try it and see if I like it.

I tried Everquest two a while ago on  14 day trial. Lots to like but nothing that made me sign up over the free to play games I’ve been spending my time on.

I’m also hoping through making an effort to broaden my horizons and try lots of different games that I will learn more about how games work in general.

Playing this week

  • Guild Wars
  • Disgaia 3