“Dark” filament: Gives a bonus to ship velocity and a penalty to turret range. “Electrical” filament: Gives a penalty to EM resistance and a bonus to capacitor recharge rate. “Exotic” filament: Gives a penalty to kinetic resistance and bonus to scan resolution. “Firestorm” filament: Gives a penalty to thermal resistance and a bonus to armour hitpoints. “Gamma” filament: Gives a penalty to explosive resistance and a bonus to shield hitpoints. Once you’re inside the sites, you’ll also spot small pockets of gas and Triglavian structures, both of which will have powerful effects on the field that you’ll need to deal with. One cloud type boosts signature radius by 300%, for example, which makes you easier to hit but also lets medium turrets more effectively track enemy drones if they’re inside the field. This is another reason that all ships should be fitted with a 50mn microwarpdrive, as getting to and … [Read more...] about EVE Evolved: Getting ready for EVE Online’s Abyssal revolution
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Steampowered Sunday For most of the week there was a four way tie between Assassins Creed II, Brutal Legend, FTL and Alan Wake. However while writing this post a tiebreaker vote came in and it looks like I will be playing Brutal Legend tomorrow. I really don’t know much about this game other than the fact that it is Heavy Metal, stars Jack Black and is from Double Fine Productions. I am perfectly okay going into this with little knowledge. I got this as part of a humble bundle package, or I am not sure if I would have bought it. When it came out, it looked really interesting, but didn’t really trigger the response of “man I need to get that.” So we will see what you all have gotten me into. I will be picking a winner and contacting them today at some point to give away the copy of Bioshock. I want to thank all of you for voting. Tomorrow we will have another contest at the end of the regularly scheduled game … [Read more...] about 15 Gaming Influences
The PvE gameplay options two-player instances open up would be pretty astounding, though! As soon as it’s possible to have a second player in a pocket, you have the potential for dedicated electronic warfare ships, logistics ships to repair damage, dedicated tackling or anti-frigate ships, and several other strategies. The sites themselves could even have totally different content to the current sites, including simultaneous objectives that have to be completed at the same time to unlock the gate to the next pocket. Imagine a hacking challenge where two cruisers can each hack separate locking devices within 10 seconds of each other for some advantage, or a site where two cruisers could split up and each tackle a different pocket solo to save time before joining back together. Now that would be cool! … [Read more...] about EVE Evolved: Will EVE Online’s Abyssal Deadspace ever be expanded?
So back to the caves: There is more to their awesomeness besides the fact they are caves. After all, once you explore a cave a few times, there would be nothing new to draw you back, right? Well, there are things in place to keep things exciting — all without combat! That’s right, no combat. One reason I love exploring the caves is that I don’t have critters trying to kill me every few steps disrupting my exploration; it doesn’t feel as much like exploration if you have to keep pausing to fight. That doesn’t mean I can wander leisurely all willy-nilly however. There are dangers, such as exploding and shooting flowers that you dodge. The real thrill, however, is trying to beat the clock. … [Read more...] about Why I Play: Trove’s Geode changed me from a visitor to a player
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