It was a sunny summer morning. I got up early, even though I still had over a month of summer holidays. This is one of the aspects of student's life I miss a lot: three months break in the summer. I started browsing the internet, looking for something on sourceforge. And there it was: this little banner of EVE Online.
A friend, who attended classes with me, told me about the game earlier the same year. A colleague of his started the first polish fansite of EVE: eve-centrala.pl. My friend didn't say much about the game itself apart from the fact it's about spaceships, but this was enough to get me started. I have browsed the EVE website and a couple of fansites which I could find on google. I liked the setting and I liked the concept, but didn't want to start playing a game with subscription.
So this morning, when I saw the EVE banner, I have decided to give it a try. I have signed up for the trial quickly and downloaded the 500 megabyte client package. I was to learn later that this was the 'Cold War' edition, which then had little meaning to me.
I started up, watched the intro and at 9:21 (7:21 EVE time) I created a new character. I really liked rolling eyes in the old character creator 🙂
Ten years ago, Lukas Rox was born.
A decade is one hell of a lot of time. A lot has changed, both in my life, and in EVE. Wrecks were added. Wormholes appeared. Graphics engine was upgraded twice. It's hard to write it all up in one short post.
The images above were shot is in the very same place and in the very same ship
So instead of focusing on the history, I will focus on
That's right my friends, a giveaway is in order!
Simply comment under this post using your in-game name (so I can reach you if you win) to get a chance of winning one of the amazing prizes.
For example Mines and their blueprints were already deprecated when I started playing in 2005, but due to a showinfo glitch I was able to obtain some Blueprints from NPC sell orders. All you had to do is have a showinfo link - this is something I was able to create myself. Once clicked in In-game Browser, this link would open a normal Show Info window. All you had to do now was to right click, choose "View on market" and the NPC sell orders were still seeded, so one was able to easily buy any amount. CCP has long since removed the source of these blueprints, so no source of them exists anymore, and all those left are now collector items with long history 🙂 I don't put any ISK value, because for collectors they are priceless anyway 🙂
|1.||Men's 'Sterling' Dress Shirt (Ishukone Special Edition)||1.9B ISK|
|2.||One Billion ISK in cash||1B ISK|
|3.||Genolution Core Augmentation set CA1 through CA4||450M ISK|
|4.||Python Mine BPO (never unpacked), Anaconda Mine BPO (never unpacked)||??? ISK|
|5.||Assorted ship SKINs
Catalyst Intaki Syndicate SKIN, Thrasher Nefantar SKIN, others
|6.||GDN-9 "Nightstalker" Combat Goggles||150M ISK|
I'm overwhelmed and humbled by how great the EVE community is! Thank you everyone for warm wishes!
I dug in my hangars a little more and found two more sets of Core Augmentation sets and added them to the giveaway!
|7.||Genolution Core Augmentation set CA1 through CA4||450M ISK|
|8.||Genolution Core Augmentation set CA1 through CA4||450M ISK|
donated by The Angel Project
donated by High Drag Podcast
donated by Llediarth
donated by Aideron Technologies
donated by Aideron Technologies
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Random draw will be held next weekend using Chribba dice.
The ticket list which will be used for the draft is available here.
And fly safe o7