I have about 6 posts in the works but I am off the grid until Matt 6th. Later!
I have about 6 posts in the works but I am off the grid until Matt 6th. Later!
I recently started purchasing items that my other half and I will need when we head for Sedona Arizona on the 27th. I have had two back surgeries for ruptured L5 S1 spacer disk. It sucks trust me. But my beloved and I decided that we want to hike and canoe while we are out there.
I have learned from family and friends a pack is what makes life easier when camping and hiking and for some reason when I was looking for a pack for me the Osprey brand jumped out at me. I ordered off of Amazon the Osprey Talon 11L and it is compact light weight and absolutely amazing.
I have a very hour glass figure (which I see as a bonus) but the proper sizing for my back on the bag when it arrived today had no chance in he’ll of fitting my hips. I figured this when I ordered it an so I called Osprey and was shocked that there was no automated system. I explained that I had chosen their pack for medical reasons and it didn’t fit my hips and they transferred me to parts.
I get on the line with an amazing tech and the conversation goes as follows:
Me: Hey I am loving the new pack I ordered but it doesn’t fit my hips for weight distribution.
Tech: How many inches is it off?
Me: About four.
Tech: No problem. When are you going on your hike?
Me: The 27th I am leaving for Arizona.
Tech: Ok no problem I will make the extension and ship it to your house before your trip. What is your address and phone number?
Me: *personal info given* How much do I owe you?
Tech: Don’t worry about it here is your tracking number.
*Call ends with me in a state of shock*
I don’t remember the last time I actually received helpful support ESPECIALLY when the company is having to make a custom piece… I do know from here forward I will do whatever I can and need to do to make sure that I am only using Osprey On my day trips and overnight hikes as my beau and I get more involved in the out doors. I don’t remember the last time I was completely blown away by customer support.
This was my most viewed post of all time in actuality and one of the ones I’m most proud of. It truly brought out a side of me I didn’t realize. For this I truly Miss being a part of the EVE Blog Banter.
February 24, 2009
Welcome to the fifth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed here. Check out other EVE Blog Banter
This month’s topic comes to us from Mynxee of Life in Low Sec. She asks “Alts and Metagaming: Is playing two accounts who are logged in at the same time and work together (hauler/miner, explorer/combat associate, trade alts in trade hubs) a form of metagaming that is “ruining the game”?“More articles at the bottom of this post!
When I first read this month’s Eve Blog Banter I immediately went on the defensive and ranted around my house mumbling “I am not a Metagamer!” while attacking dishes with a vengeance. Upon the realization that this would end horribly if I immediately started blogging about it I decided to let it stew overnight and start writing tomorrow. So let’s start at the beginning what is metagaming? According to Wikipedia:
A recent slang definition of Metagaming, popular among computer and video game fans, is any tactic in a computer or video game that uses one or more features of that game that lie outside the intended gameplay use, or exploit errors in programming structures. For example, a player who took advantage of a bug in the game to gain some advantage would be metagaming. An example would be deliberately getting one’s character killed in order to return to the last saved game.
Ok well now we are getting into some interesting territory. Is having multiple accounts outside the EULA? Reading though it no it isn’t you just have to have purchased the software for every account you have – obviously – and then you are in the green. So technically no you aren’t Metagaming. Metagaming is the exploit the asshats used on the POS’s to get shit built without all the materials.
But sitting down and thinking this over for an evening I came to a realization – If tomorrow they changed everything where you could only have one account per user I would cancel all my accounts. I’ve sat down and tried to just play Tanalei but seeing her in missions is truly a sad experience when she is flying solo. She can remote rep like a Badass! But she can’t kill for shit. I love my Orca on Avesaria and I made her for defense from can flippers and mining bonuses. She can’t mine for shit but she can easily run missions on her own in the Drake or Raven.
My point is I don’t understand people who can be content with only one account. I experienced eve for my first 30 days with one account and I was miserable. I added Avesaria and the world got so much brighter. Why would anyone fly an Orca if they only have 1 account? You make zero profit. You can’t mine you are just sitting there giving bonuses and taking everyone’s ore for the hauler to pick up or for you to fly back to base. You get none of it unless you charge isk for bonuses and that just makes you out to be an ass. So you drop 600 million and get an amazing ship and no way to ever get a return on your investment. That’s just bad business. – Wow i just realized how Caldari that is of me…
This is my Alt. There are many like it but this one is mine. My Alt is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my Alt is useless. Without my Alt I am useless. I must use my alt for good. I must shoot straighter than my enemy, who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will. Before God I swear this creed: my Alt and myself are defenders of my country, we are the masters of our enemy, we are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.
So upon returning to the blogging universe I have decided to bring back a few of my best posts from the past while I work on getting some of my new content up and going.
This is one of my favorites from the past during my EVE Online Days
February 20, 2009
Yes – I am a female – apparently when you are born with the XX chromosomes and happen to live in Oklahoma you will be immediately challenged by every wanna-be fan boy to an e-peen contest. Also being female I decided to do something I have never done before – get Glamor Shots taken – and on this day it seemed inevitable that I should be challenged. Now these challenges I usually adore (mainly because I usually win) and as it is also apparent I love playing EVE. I generally try to use these e-peen fights to recruit others to my cause and abandon alternate forms of MMO entertainment or at least add another game to their repertoire.
However, I did not take into account the stubbornness of Emo boys when they are having their arse handed to them on a stick by a girl who looks like a Heart reject from the 80’s and could break into an exact rendition of “Alone”. I said I went to Glamor Shots and they are really into the big hair thing.
But this guy goes into how he’s a “to the core gamer” and he plays WoW. Ok, sure why not, it could happen even though the only to the core WoW players I know ar ein the UK. So I ask him how long he has been playing… he tells me he has been playing on a private server but he just bought the game and all the expansions a couple months ago and now he’s really into it. I tell him that’s nice but I’d been in it since closed beta and iit just gets boring after a while and he gets this deer in headlights look. Closed beta… you know where you play the game on invitation only before the game can be sold to people. Takes a couple of minutes but we finally get a point of recognition.
I casually switch over to EVE and ask if he has ever heard of it/played and he says he had but he hated it because there was no direction
No direction??? What direction do you want to go? Herein lies the beauty of EVE! You can do whatever you want and focus wherever you want however you want and you are still playing the game to it’s fullest. It’s not an MMO with a script from McDonald
“Hi how can I help you today?”
“Well, I’m needing a Quest.”
“Alright sir here is your order of one Quest you must bring me 40 heads from kills in that field right over there.”
“Thank you!” Runs off to do some killing which on a keyboard is all of 111223112311123 in button mashing per kill and then you run back to the quest/server dude.
“Alright here are the 40 heads you wanted!”
“Thank you and here is your serving of XP have a Nice day!”
Seriously McDonalds scripts!
Now mind you I am having this conversation in the mall infront of a kiosk with his best friend who has become a very good friend of mine and wants to try out EV
He then brings up the cost and that he has invested so much into WoW which makes it a better game. I then advise him I have over 7 accounts paid for from my bank account each month and when I am employed again am looking at splitting two of the ones I have for a total of 9 account
After being entirely embarrassed and tucking his tail between his legs he runs off leaving me to revel in my win of the Boobies in the E-Peen fight vs. Emo boy!