Seems to me that EVE has gone completely tits up.
Looks like 24 hours downtime started really early... here's hoping that 3 day skill is long enough!
Meh, I was going to stay home from work this morning and finish that mission.
They lost the news server last night around 18:50 EVEtime, it took them about 40 minutes to get the game back up.
Then this morning... nada.
It was up by the time I was at work...
Lucky me got 10 days left on Heavy Drones 5
And I'm glad I still have to nibble at Amarr Battleship 5. Let's hold hands and chant a psalm that the 26 days WILL suffice
You sing your psalm I will bang my bongo drums if you dont mind.
Hope I wasn't too optimistic setting a 2 day skill only.
Apparently the hardware guys have free accounts so they have an added inventive to make sure the job is done.
35 days for my skill though.
It is about 9 months since last I logged into EvE.
I gota trial account to try it out again, and it is nice to hear the old tunes play.
I swear.. my ships computer has not shut up once in the 4 hours I have played, but
i am determined to see through the new tutorial.
Got myself a fancy new frigate and everything.
I can't use my real characters this time round, but it'll do for a test.
Of course my skill training is done right about ... now
I have used these forums a lot in the time I have not been playing EvE , but I have been more on the WoW side
Even my forum name has changed.
I didn't quit without a fight though Maggot.
I posted on the WoW forum as Vir Freeman for about 16 months before the forum name was changed to bruiser ,
which is my WoW main character.
It was hard to leave you guys and the game too.
But the reality of the matter was that I just didn't dare to play anymore.
I built a large fortune on industry and was easily .. for a time.. of the wealthiest men I knew of.
Then as it sometimes does.. I got scared.
My toys could be taken from me, my very life could be in danger ; with my head full of very expensive metal.
I had lived a life of crafting , mining and hauling. Often in dangerous territory , but I had always gotten away.
I had lost a few ships , but even then my pod had always slipped by.
I had my lucky industrial which survived no less then 4 pirate encounters.
By virtue of speed and paranoia my Minmatar ships were built to escape.
But how long could I cheat fate ?
I stopped going to the dangerous lands to make money .. and my income slowed
I started to run my industry out of empire space. I bought and sold. I hired miners and had contracts in several
constellations. I sold guns and heavy ships and i did all right for myself.
I didn't really make money anymore. I poured some into the Minmatar cause and much into acquiring even better toys
and expensive skill suits.
Had I kept my nerve I'd be a capital ship captain.
I found a protege and decided to take a more hands on approach to the cause and as my protege Vir Freeman I joined
the rebels. It was my intention to learn to fight and do our people some good whiledoing it.
Learn by the best and by facing the best.
However nothing could dispel the fear that had gripped the heart of the industrialist.
and a few lengthy wars in empire space had left him station bound , refusing to do anything more then
fly between the two main base stations he had set up as his bases in the same system.
All the ore and minerals he bought he paid to have hauled to those two bases so he could feed the factories he was running.
His already tight margins were shrinking , and so was the fortune.
It was sometime around here I grew weary of playing a scared shopkeeper.
I felt a very real fear when I played EvE, so deeply immersed was I in my character.
I could not face his death and so I all but stopped playing to avoid it.
The factories stopped running in the end.
I donated my ships , my remaining wealth and kept only my prized few possessions.
My lucky industrial , my first battleship , my beloved mining barge and my Vagabond.
Fastest damn cruiser ever.
I never did right by that glorious ship .. I used her as a secure shuttle in empire space
all decked out in the art of escape.
Running was how I dealt with danger, I was slippery but everyone's luck run out at some point.
Fear ran my existance for over a year in EvE.
Why did it become that way ? I really have no idea. It was a first for me. I am not one to be troubled by fear in real life.
Nor had any game previously elicited such a response. I began to play WoW and I could play without any such disruption
in my gameplay. I usually play the warrior. the guy in front who face danger head on.
In EvE I was the creator , the shopkeep.
I knew very well what went into building a ship . the work.
How could I blow ships up ? I had too much respect for their creators.
Fighting was a destructive mannerism and explosions were the wanton disregard of hours of work.
I was quick to dig my fingers into diplomacy and reason all the while supporting the anti-slavery cause.
It was good times. And i have missed you.
EvE is a great game. Unforgiving as hell .. but great
I can't say I am back , but I am nibbling the bait.
It is however nice to again play the game without having your heart in a vice
NECRO! Eve down?
I think CCP need Necromancer Gaius to raise the hamsters in the server room.
Actually, zombie hamsters might be more reliable
no EVE related DNS is working .... im worried as hell
Mandatory LONG LIVE THE EMPIRE! goes here then.
Better than out the window, EvE withdrawal and so on
We'll all have to start over
tormentor mining op in amarr? until we have enough isk to buy our first punishers?
First time it's down for this long without any information at all since I started playing WoW. I wonder what happened..
Hmm, very interesting. What surprises me is that there isn't a network-independent holding page anywhere with a simple update message. If the database is entirely offline (game and accounts), then at least an isolated page could give us an inkling as to what's going on.
What's CCP's policy for time refunding these days? Blizzard would credit you a couple of days sub for something like this, although it doesn't bother me as much in EVE with time based levelling.
Hello all, btw
dont we have someone in london who could check if their server building is still standing/burned to the ground?
anyway it looks as if they have shut it all down on purpose so there could be some security issue involved there. i'm sure we'll maybe get some vague hint soon.