Monday, April 25, 2016

BB74 Fanfest

Blog Banter #74 Fanfest

Welcome to the continuing monthly EVE Blog Banters and our 74th edition! For more details about what the blog banters are, please visit the Blog Banter page.

So when this Blog Banter goes live, Fanfest will be over. Hungover geeks from around the world will be departing Reykjavik after a five-day binge of important internet spaceships and partying. Whether you were there in person, watched the streams or read the dev blogs on your mobile hidden under your work desk there was probably something in there that gave you a “nerd-boner”. What for you personally was the most important thing to come out of Fanfest 2016?

Hmm how to start this off... let's go for the swag stuffs:


Love it or hate it, this patch release will shake up the entire Eve universe; not only in Null Sec where we are going to witness those Citadel Doomsday whelp fleets but in High Sec where market traders decide whether to 'pvp' in a citadel or in an NPC station. As a PI manufacturer, Citadel release probably made me about 2b richer thanks to price spikes :D

While nothing concrete was given during the presentation, CCP Ghost seems like crazy scientist determined to find that magic treat to suck new Eve players into the game. I believe he's the right direction and hope he finds the answer ! (Biased since it will make it easier for newbie-friendly groups like us to get them up to speed :D)

Faction Capitals
Being in Syndicate means Moros are usually mainstay in capital fights and with Vehement's (Serp Moros) stats I can see demand for it; already some of my alliance mates are itching to splurge on it :D

Now for the pukes from all that drinking from Fanfest:


The rush nature of implementation (potential bugs) of it and coupled with 'in the middle' roadmap keeps nagging me inside. Yes bugs are going to be fixed and the rest of citadel module/structure/mechanics will be released eventually but it leaves me that 'CCP Over-promise' feeling.

I will post a separate analysis post regarding this but I'm definitely sad about the Null Sec heavy composition.

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