Thursday, January 31, 2008

EvE: trinity, and A Return to EvE

My private Lineage 2 server has been down for almost two weeks now. When Cow Nose is MMOless, she starts to look around for other MMOs! I can't help it. Well, I told myself I wasn't going to do it, I said, "Cow Nose you have college to focus on! You don't need another MMO! You have reading to do, homework to do, take a break from MMOing!"

But, I just couldn't do it. :P And so, after seeing my friend Korvix playing EvE and talking to him for a bit, I decided to come back to EvE. Why not? I might actually have fun someday in it. :P

At first I made a new character, but after looking at all the skills (and money) I have trained on CowNoseTheCat I decided to just go back to her. Having a different name then CowNose just doesn't feel right anymore. Which is kind of a shame because I sort of wanted to do some Minmatar roleplaying. But I know myself too well, I know I would not stick with the game long enough to do anything really cool if I played my minmatar.

EvE has a completely new graphics engine, and I must say, it looks fantastic! I recommend you take a look at my past EvE screens and compare the two. The difference is huge. EvE feels MUCH more realistic now.
I dunno what this ship is called. The gallente ships look even better now. You see, they always had this organic look to them, but now they have this slickness to them (in the shine) that I always imagined them having.
You can see more of what I am talking about. Here is my vindicator. If you look at some past blogs, you will be able to find a screenshot of the old vindicator. At least, I think that is what it is called.
The hangers look fantastic now!
My favourite part of Trinity, is the new stations. I love all the windows they added! It definitly gives it more scale and just looks fantastic. It is exactly what I imagine a space station to look like, glimmering liken a jewel in the darkness of space.
Of course I am still mining. :P Not too much new here... I think the mining laser is bigger now. XD Actually, the difference is, instead of being one laser you now can see that the mining laser is made up of many small beams rather then just one big one. You can't tell from this screen however.
One of my favourite ships, is the Gallente shuttle. Perhaps because it reminds me of a high performance sports car, rather then a ship. Maybe it is because of all the Gallente ships, this one is the most asymmetrical.

That's all for now! The problem with EvE, is it sometimes seems like it would be harder to get content for this blog because there are not the typical "theme park" type areas to go to. However, when I played EvE last time there always was some new surprise around the corner! So we will see, I bet this game could get really exciting.

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