Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Around New Eden - Day 21

Region: Great Wildlands

I'm still in R-ESG0, but I got this lovely photo of a nice blue planet...

You can probably tell the system was empty at the time, allowing me the luxury of decloaking.

Can you see me waving from the window?

Anyway, while it was nice and quiet I took the opportunity to jump to the next system after making necessary gate bookmarks.

Do you like the new titling I'm using for each system I'm passing through? I got the idea yesterday, and have been playing around with it a little. I think I'm going to have to make the post backgrounds black though, so that they fit in better.

What do you think of it?

When I go to a new system I like exploring the different planets looking for a nice photo opportunity. When I find one, I stop exploring that system, make some bookmarks, and then move on to the next system.

Here's the photo that stopped me from continuing to explore in this system...

Moving right along....

Of course, when I jump into a new system, I look for interesting celestial objects in the overview, but if there's none around, then I move on to the planets.

Can anyone tell me why the red planets are the most photogenic? I love them...

See you tomorrow!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Is it possible?

As I travel the galaxy, one system at a time, I've been thinking about something.

I've been wondering if it's possible to travel the entire galaxy without dying, or even losing a ship.

What do you think?

One of my strengths is avoiding ambushes and gate camps. In fact, I'd say I'm a bit of a master at it, and I've had the experiences to prove it. (It's also why I started OUCH back in 2009, because I was so good at nullsec / lowsec travel and avoiding combat that I ended up teaching others how to do the same.)

But wouldn't that be exciting? Travelling the galaxy, going through over 60 regions and over 5,000 systems, and avoiding death the entire way?

That might be something to write about...

I might write another 'tips' article soon, on how to travel safely. I'm sure I've written about it before, if not here, then maybe in OUCH's original training material, but I'll do it again anyway. There's always someone new that'll find value in it.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Around New Eden - Day 20

Region: Great Wildlands

I was sitting in N-DQ0D all day today, waiting for the 20 or so pilots to go somewhere else. Eventually they did, probably a couple hours before downtime, and I continued on my way.


Since it was completely empty in here, and I hadn't seen any for quite a while, I decided to take out some aggression on one of the battleship rats in here, to continue my quest to slowly reduce my security status.

You can see me just to the bottom right there, in the background, engaging in a vicious shootout with the rat. I'd already taken out its support ships, a bunch of frigates, and it was desperately fighting for its life.

But it lost.  *chuckle*

I checked the loot in the wreckage, and then remembered why I shouldn't even waste my time.

I moved on to the next system...


Since downtime was coming, I decided to camp here in R-ESG0 for the night. But first I made a gate bookmark before logging out. Here's a photo of me making another gate bookmark.

Well, you can't actually see me, 'cause I'm cloaked. Have you ever seen a Tech 3 cruiser making gate bookmarks in nullsec space? Hell no, because they're always cloaked!

Well, maybe not always... but if you do see one, good luck killing it. The idiot probably deserves it!

Anyway, see you next time.

Using Disqus for comments

I've just integrated Disqus into this blog as the comment tool. It'll allow a lot more options for commenting, including authorised sign-ins from other social media sites like Facebook and G+, for those that care.

If you notice that your comments are missing from past posts, don't worry - Disqus is importing all pasts comments, but it'll take up to 24 hours.

Please enjoy  :)

Eve blogger and player profiles

A long time ago I used to do a very popular feature where I would interview other Eve bloggers or players and publish it on this blog.

I'm going to start doing that again.

More information coming soon.

Updates on the Eve Online forum

I used to have a presence on the Eve Online forums where I'd document my travels for all those who were interested, but who didn't want to follow this blog. I've just set it up again so I can continue doing this for the Eve forum users.

Eve Online Forum - My Eve - Exploring the Galaxy

I think you can subscribe to it if you want to, so that you can get notifications of updates there. There will be different updates there than what you'll see on this blog.

Black Claw is back on Twitter

You can follow me here.


Say hi and let me know you're out there.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Around New Eden - Day 19

Region: Great Wildlands

The last 'day' that I spent travelling and documenting my explorations around New Eden was back in November, 2011. Gee, it's been a while.

So I've spent some time today to re-familiarise myself with my travels so far. I've marked off the visited systems on some region maps, and I've printed out my planned path around New Eden.

I've even made sure that I continue where I left off.


Average system, a reasonably amount of activity (there were a few people travelling through at most times).

And now I'm going to go get some sleep.

It's nice to be back on the exploration trail! See you next time.

Roll call for active Eve Bloggers

Back in the prime of www.evebloggers.com, I had a list of over 600 blogs. I'm wondering how many active Eve bloggers there are right now.

I'm curious to know. If you're an active Eve blogger, please just say hi and include a link to your blog. I'd love to check it out.

I'm also considering how I can be of assistance to the Eve blogging community again, since it was such a large part of my activities in the past. I think it'd be pretty cool to make it part of my activities again.

What does the community need? How can I help?

Please comment below.

  1. Raven Hyperbolic
  2. A Missioneer in Eve
  3. Art of War Alliance
  4. Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
  5. Eveoganda
  6. Through Newb Eyes
  7. Interstellar Privateer
  8. Sovereignty Wars
  9. Living A Lie
  10. Eve Opportunist
  11. Foo's Eve Musings
  12. Poetic Discourse

Oh, it's Black Claw again

Since my last post back in April I've had a lot of things happen in my life. I got back into Eve back then but then, but quickly got back out again. It just wasn't the right time for me to come back and hang around.

I'm coming back again now. Will it be the right time this time, or will I again come and go quicker than you can say "Hey, where's Black Claw gone?"

I don't know. All I can do is give it a try again and see if I hang around for longer than a day.

The exploration of the galaxy will continue.

So what's changed in New Eden since I was last here?