Friday, October 28, 2011

Terror of the Trailer Park

Yeah so I was wrong.

I'm man enough to admit when I made a mistake, and this was a pretty big one.  I somehow managed to confuse tier 3 with tech 3 and it all went downhill from there.  Funny how I had about everyone telling me.

Anyway, there were still some good points in that article, but nobody could seemingly get past the mistake so I'm pulling the entire thing.  It would take too long to edit it out, so I'm just salvaging the stuff I want to get across and posting it back up.   Look for it in a few days.  Despite the mistake, there really was a few good points in there.  Usually I'm pretty good about checking my facts and whatnot, but this was a base error I made that compounded itself thoughout the article.

Sheesh.  Sorry.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Poking through the Hilmar interview that Eurogamer did I found an interesting comment/revelation.

The question was posed to Hilmar about the CSM. I found the answer very interesting.

First, the question, posed to Hilmar by Eurogamer:

“The Council of Stellar Management (CSM) has been increasingly vocal and rebellious in recent months. What’s your relationship with them like at the moment – your personal feelings and those of the company as a whole?”

And Hilmar’s answer?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Burn Notice

My name is Shadai… I used to be a spy, until….

Interesting changes afoot at the CCP offices. It starts with a heartfelt letter of apology and a “you win, here’s what you want, happy now?” set of blogs. Then a few days later, the true cost of the revolution comes about.

Cuts and layoffs.

No one likes losing their job. It’s like Jimmy Fallon asking the rhetorical question on the Capital One commercial “Who doesn’t want more cash?” And as someone who’s felt the sting of job cuts and downsizing, I know it sucks.

So my heart goes out to those of you who lost their jobs. I know you are in a difficult time right now, and me telling you that on a no-name blog you probably don’t even read isn’t going to change your situation. And I hope that you swiftly find new fulfilling employment doing that which you love.

To those of you who didn’t get fired, I feel for you guys as well. I’ve been in that situation before too. Where you are glad you didn’t get fired, but you feel bad for the ones that didn’t make it. It’s a general crappy feeling of survivor’s guilt that sticks with you for a few days and just ruins you for the week.

And no, you really don’t get it or understand what it’s like until you are there.

What does this mean for CCP?

Rumors of My Demise….

….are greatly exaggerated. Yeah so I’m back. I should first apologize, and oddly enough I don’t really know why. After all, I don’t owe you wonderful intelligent readers who clue into my blog each week anything; but I feel like I do. Over the last year of my maiden voyage into blogging, I felt like I was producing cutting commentary, helpful tips, tricks and how-to’s just for each and every one of you. Each comment I got was a blessing, a sign that someone out there in the wilds of the interwebs read my rambling article and took something away. And each page view meant that much more, as someone was looking over my work appreciatively (or unappreciatively) and/or just stealing my pictures I rightfully stole first.

So I don’t owe you anything, yet I feel like I do. And for being absent for the last few weeks I apologize. Personal life has kind of been busy for me, and I had a vacation in there where I was away from my computer for a while (I’m still recovering from the shakes, tyvm… the doctor’s think I’ll be back to normal after a few marathon gaming sessions). Again, no excuses, but I keep having this nagging feeling like I’m letting someone down.

Besides, like most of you I’m drowning in Jester posts. Good lord, he makes me look terrible. Whereas I’m about good for one really decent post a week; he’s about good for one really solid post a day. It’s an average I can’t even begin to match up with, let alone try and beat.

So as my extended apology and as a way to goad people to come back to my site, I’m posting a flurry of posts. Well, a flurry for me. A flurry like Jester would put me in a coma. My flurry will be 2 to 3 posts in as many days as I “catch up” to the time that I missed. For some of you it will be old hat by now, but I hope you enjoy it anyway. Also I’ll have my thoughts on the new ships and what they mean for those of us that don’t have to deal with Incarna at all, and maybe a wormhole exclusive or two.

For those of you keeping count here on Sleepless, I’m reaching that magical one year of blogging. When I stop and think about it, it really kinda blows me away. I started this blog hoping I wouldn’t make a fool of myself as I gave it the ol’ college try. Never in my wildest expectations did I think Sleepless would become as popular as it seemingly has. I will certainly strive to continue that as we move forward. But in the meantime I think I’ll probably have a “year in review” post as I highlight the stuff you may have missed.

So on we go.

TL;DR: I’m back, I’m sorry, Jesters a robot, New posts coming, Happy happy birthday to me

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Winter is Coming

CCP, Sun and Stars

So as time marches on this ridiculous pace CCP has set for itself, winter heralds a few things for the majority of us.

While not being as ominous as in George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones; after all I’m not about to be invaded by frozen zombies for lack of a better description. There are some certainties that I’m forced to look forward to. I am going to be snowed in. I’m going to have to drive on shit roads. I am going to be cold. And sometime before Christmas I’m going to have decisions to make. Not “what do I get my adorable niece for Christmas” kind of decisions, but a more earth shattering gaming type decision looms for me, especially since I’ve started this blogging thing.

Keep playing EVE Online or scrap it for The Old Republic.