Friday, March 29, 2013

Got another cat pic!

Oh my gosh, I just realized I didn't take a note on who's cat this is!  If you sent me this picture please comment so I can credit you.

I know.. you really can't read the sign but it says, "Hi Cow Nose the 50 Pound Cat!"

I even offered the gentleman 10m for this picture, but they refused saying they had plenty of money.
Thanks for the cat pic!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Gambling in EVE Online

Don't do it.  Just don't!  If you do... prepare to lose.

Gambling in EVE Online is just like gambling in real-life.  It is fun, addicting, but ultimately it can end with you feeling cheated and miserable.

I never thought I would get into gambling in EVE.  In this game you always are aware of scams and you keep a sharp eye out for them.  Obviously, a non-official gambling website raises the scam-detectors.

So how does gambling in EVE work?  Well, there is no official gambling services in the game (unless you count investing in the market as gambling, it is, and the many other risky activities in EVE).  This is actually something I would love to see.  I had great hopes that the "Walking in Stations" feature would include some form of in-game casino.  Well, Walking in Stations didn't happen and neither did in-game casino's, but there is an alternative created by the playerbase.  This alternative is the EVE Online gambling website.  It works by keeping track of your character and it's balance on the website.  For example, to gamble on Evealopalous you register your character and then send "x" amount of ISK to the "Evealopalous" corporation.  This ISK will appear under your characters balance on the website and you can then gamble with it.  Almost all EVE gambling websites work this way.

So, I've always wanted to gamble in EVE and without an official outlet I decided to try one of these website.

The first I tried was Evealopalous.  Evealopalous features many games, but the most popular are the raffles and the "Grid".  Raffles are just like they sound, you pay 10k ISK per raffle ticket and try to win valuable prizes.  I got really burnt on these, I would buy anywhere from 30% of the raffle tickets to 80% of them.  I never won.

I did however win on "The Grid".  The Grid is kind of like minesweeper for ISK.  You pay 2m per click and you have the potential to win clicks on other more expensive Grids or ISK prizes.  This was where I won big.  I won a "Grid piece" for 2m which lets me get a free click on the next higher tier of Grid (10m per click).  Luckily, I won a click onto the next tier of grid with THAT free click.... finally, I won a prize, and it turned out to be 220m ISK!  I was really happy about this, as it made up for much of what I lost with those damn raffles.

As you can see, I lost 218m ISK on those damn raffles.  I took my 220m from the Grid and ran.  Still, it was an interesting experience.

The other gambling website I tried was  Evetools features scratchers and a slotmachine.
The slots where fun but unfortunately didn't pay out often enough, it was pretty easy to lose 80m and so I did!

Well, that's all for now.  Fly safe and especially, GOOD LUCK!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

OMG I won a Plex

Haha, wooot!  So, a chat channel that I frequent called "Radio Free Jita" (all the Jita, none of the spam) hosted a trivia contest, grand prize a PLEX, and guess who won?

It was a very exciting contest.  First, I got a question 1/2 right and so the hosts gave me .5 points.  (Oh I should explain, the contest was to see who could answer the most trivia questions correctly first in the span of 20 questions).  Right then I had a feeling that the .5 points would be what makes the difference in a win or a loss... then I got another question correctly.  Finally with 1 question remaining there where 4 potential winners!  It all came down to the line!  And... I got it correct.  :)  The question was, "What 3 countries does the US import the majority of its oil from?"

Here is my beautiful PLEX!

And the person who sponsored the contest.  Thank you Ogeko!

It was a lot of fun and I think I will have to give back and host a trivia of my own.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Vaccuming asteroids

The universe sure is a messy place, and someone needs to scoop up all those asteroids!  Nothing much to report today, just a relaxing day mining with a little trading on the side.  Hope everyone is having fun out there. :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

How long would it take me to train all the skills in the game?

Two blogs in a month!  I'm on a role!  Seriously, I think I will start updating again and sharing with you my adventures in the wonderful universe of EVE online.  I am not really the most exciting player, just a simple trader, but there are always things worth blogging about!  (Especially if you are interested in my trading exploits)

Anyways, onto the content!  I payed 7m ISK to Jita Poet for this nice little poem:

Welcome to my awesome blog of cats and MMOs,
Feel free to look around, the name's Cow Nose.
I go here to post all my adventures in EVE,
As well as any other games you'd like to see!
-Jita Poet

Great poem Jita Poe, well worth the ISK.

So, I was curious, how long would it take me to train every skill in EVE Online?  (Note:  this is for my character to train all the skills I'm missing, not a new character)  The answer: 19.8 years!  It would take 1368 skills, 7,132 days 5 hours and 23 minutes, and a whopping 23 billion worth of skillbooks.

Of course by the time 19.8 years passes I have a feeling there would be a few new skills by then.  It's going to take me a long time to win this game!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

When you are bored in Jita...

You do things like pay 20 million ISK for pictures of peoples cats.

Money well spent!

[edit]  Got another one!

Soo cute! ^_^