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29Aug/152

Anniversary Giveaway Winners!

Thank you everyone for your warm wishes!

I'm humbled and overwhelmed by the Community response. I really appreciate it! You guys are awesome!

This giveaway went much bigger than I initially expected, mainly due to CCP posting it on EVE Online facebook page. But enough rambling, I'm sure you're curious who the winners are.

First I compiled a ticket list in order comments arrived - it's available here (please mind some people commented under their real names or other nicknames, so I looked up their in-game character name in the comment itself)

Once commenting was closed at midnight, I've put 168 as the total number of tickets and 13 as the number of rolls into this Chribba dice. Rolled, unlocked, and...

The winners are:

1.
Men's 'Sterling' Dress Shirt (Ishukone Special Edition) 134. Mav Kain
2.
One Billion ISK in cash 167. Siddhar Gangari
3.
Genolution Core Augmentation set CA1 through CA4 145. Rouge Queen
4.
Python Mine BPO (never unpacked), Anaconda Mine BPO (never unpacked) 89. Culu Dunkatar (@Hastabul)
5.
Assorted ship SKINs
Catalyst Intaki Syndicate SKIN, Thrasher Nefantar SKIN, others
57. Belten
6.
GDN-9 "Nightstalker" Combat Goggles 30. Garageguy
7.
Genolution Core Augmentation set CA1 through CA4 69. SkulX Hekki
8.
Genolution Core Augmentation set CA1 through CA4 39. Xavier Strange
9.
Bonus prize

Rattlesnake

donated by The Angel Project

8. Thansoli (@Thansoli)
10.
Bonus prize

Nightmare

donated by High Drag Podcast

105. Galbadine
11.
Bonus prize

PLEX

donated by Llediarth

71. easi
12.
Bonus prize

Rattlesnake

donated by Aideron Technologies

34. Senor Kittens
13.
Bonus prize

Dominix Navy Issue

donated by Aideron Technologies

64. Gor Fera

Congratulations!

Contracts are already up in game. Unclaimed prizes will be raffled once more.
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Thanks again!

Fly safe o7

22Aug/15Off

10th Anniversary Giveaway!

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.

EVE in 2005
EVE in 2015
2005.08.22.19.58.17 2015.08.22.13.21.08

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

CELEBRATION!

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
250M ISK
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!

Bonus prizes

7.
Genolution Core Augmentation set CA1 through CA4 450M ISK
8.
Genolution Core Augmentation set CA1 through CA4 450M ISK
9.
Bonus prize

Rattlesnake

donated by The Angel Project

330M ISK
10.
Bonus prize

Nightmare

donated by High Drag Podcast

400M ISK
11.
Bonus prize

PLEX

donated by Llediarth

1B ISK
12.
Bonus prize

Rattlesnake

donated by Aideron Technologies

330M ISK
13.
Bonus prize

Dominix Navy Issue

donated by Aideron Technologies

570M ISK

Comments must be posted between Aug 22, 2015 0:00 and Aug 29, 2015 0:00.

Random draw will be held next weekend using Chribba dice.

The ticket list which will be used for the draft is available here.

Good luck!

And fly safe o7

23Jan/150

Quafe Megathron giveaway winners

We have a winner! According to this Chribba dice, the winner is Euclid Motorhead!

The runner ups were Growler Dude and The Chrysi.

Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who participated, and best of luck next time!

Euclid Motorhead

1. Euclid Motorhead

Growler Dude

2. Growler Dude

The Chrysi

3. The Chrysi


Prizes have been contracted to the winners and are ready to be claimed. Enjoy!

16Jan/1557

UPDATE: Quafe Megathron skin giveaway & more!

megathron_72dpiYesterday during fourth episode of the "o7" show, CCP was giving away 30 codes for Megathron Quafe Edition skin (the same one that I've drawn using Rixx Javix hints).

I have just realized I won one of those codes! 😉

But I think one of you, my dear space friends, will put it to better use than I would, so I'm giving it away!

2015.01.17.12.34.31

To enter the raffle, simply comment under this post until 23:59, January 22th. Winner will be chosen randomly next Friday, Jan 23. Make sure to include your in-game name, so I can contact you regarding the prize.

Giveaway prize list so far

1. 1 run Megathron Quafe Edition Blueprint Copy 4x Quafe Zero 1x Megathron Quafe Edition Blueprint Copy (1 run)
4x Quafe Zero
2. Confessor 1x Confessor
3. Confessor 1x Confessor

[ ticket list ] [ dice ]

P.S. Tech I Megathron is not included - you will need one to apply the skin to.

P.S.2. A little change of plans. I won't be available this weekend, so I'm shortening the giveaway so the winner will be announced on Friday.

19Nov/131

Giveaway winners announced!

Three weeks ago my site has hit another visit milestone, and I've started this giveaway to celebrate with you!

Today Rubicon goes live on Tranquility, but three pilots will have one more reason to be happy 😉

The winners are

*** FANFARE ***

Maximus Aerelius

1st prize - Megathron Navy Issue

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DoStuffz

2nd prize - Rattlesnake

2nd_1191844552_1024 rattlesnake

Ziffallo

3rd prize - Sacrilege

3rd_1972446352_1024 sacrilege

Congratulations!

Contracts will be up shortly. Thank you everyone for taking part in the giveaway!

tickets | chribba dice ]

31Oct/1341

200.000 visits. One More Thing. And a Navy Mega Ship giveaway!

About a year ago I was celebrating 100.000 visits to my blog. It took about 1,5 year to get there. This year, even though I had a blogging break in summer due to external factors, my blog has doubled the number of visits in less than a year!

200000-visits

* Yes, I know the counter didn't reach 200.000 yet, but it will by the end of the day 😉

Thank you guys!

Giveaway is in order

As a thank you I will be giving away 1x Megathron Navy Issue, 1x Rattlesnake and 1x Sacrilege. How do you enter the draw? Simply leave a comment using your in-game character name (this way I will know who to contract the prize to). The giveaway will end on November 18th, 23:59 eve time. After the extended downtime on the 19th, Chribba dice will determine the lucky winners.

[ tickets | chribba dice ] - winners announced in this post

navy-mega rattlesnake sacrilege

Update - One More Thing

When I wrote this post in the morning I had no idea how the day was going to end. I was on a train, and I was bored, so I started up Twitter to see what #tweetfleet is up to. Mornings are usually quiet, because majority of US just went to sleep and EU has just arrived at work. That time around you can only find some Aussies on Twitter. Well, not only. Some Guy, formerly known as Poetic Stanziel was having a chat with Ripard Teg:

twitter-fansites

I did apply as a fansite some time in summer, mainly to reach more people. Unfortunately there was no reply to my application, but I didn't care much about it. After all I've created this blog for others to read, and not for publicity.

Nothing would have happened if CCP Guard didn't reply that I should file a petition. So I did, but I didn't hope for an "accept" response - there's plenty of great Fansites and I don't think Archives is even half as good. But to my surprise, I got a reply to my petition from CCP Eterne and I was really surprised:

fansite

Thank you, CCP!

I have to deserve my right to be in such a great company, so there will be changes and new things coming to Archives - stay tuned.

One more reason for celebration! Navy Mega gets one more Faction Battleship friend 😉 Plus something cruiser-sized for those, who prefer smaller ships.

23Nov/122

Dominix Navy Issue has finally found a new hangar!

This morning Chribba's dice have chosen another winner in my 100.000 visits giveaway!

The lucky ticket number 17. has been posted by:

Alstevar Eastern

Alstevar Eastern will be taking home:

Dominix Navy Issue

Dominix Navy Issue

Congratulations!

Alstevar Eastern has partaken in one of the live Incursions back in 2011 and is one of the pilots, who laid their blow on Slave Nakri's Chimera-class carrier in New Caldari.

I'm pretty sure Dominix Navy Issue will be a great tool to help Alstevar against endless hordes of Sansha's ships!

Tickets | Dice ]

21Nov/122

Intaki Syndicate Catalyst has a new owner!

The dice have been cast, and we have the first winner in the 100.000 visits giveaway!

The lucky pilot is: [tududududum!]

MARK726 has won:

Intaki Syndicate Catalyst

Intaki Syndicate Catalyst

Congratulations!

It's worth mentioning that Mark writes an excellent blog: EVE Travel, make sure to drop by. I'm certain you will be amazed by the amount of special places in New Eden that you can visit. Mark is also the author of EVE Lore Guide on Freebooted, which is a very good read if you are into roleplaying.

PS. Dominix Navy Issue is still looking for a new home, so stay tuned!

Tickets | Dice ]

15Nov/1226

AchiEVEment unlocked: 100.000 visits. Win a rare Intaki Catalyst or a Navy Domi!

I have noticed yesterday, that I have just broken the 100.000 visits* count, since July 2011.

* The number is a bit inaccurate though, because I've started this blog on March 5th, 2010. I did not care about Analytics much for more than a year, because I thought the amount of traffic I was getting was low anyway. A simple linear approximation gives the number of 21.640 visits before turning the Analytics on. Traffic profile for a start-up website is rarely linear, so this estimation is most likely higher than the actual number would be.

Celebration is in order!

I guess this achievement needs another ship raffle 🙂 You have most likely already noticed the new Catalyst variants. Some of them sell in Jita for 165M, some sell for up to 500M ISK.

You can win two ships in this contest, one of which is a limited edition Intaki Syndicate Catalyst:

Intaki Syndicate Catalyst

The ship is currently quite rare and is worth around 300M ISK.

The other one is a ship well known for its resilience and exceptional drone DPS: Dominix Navy Issue

Dominix Navy Issue

How to win these shiny ships?

1. Write a comment under this post about what keeps you attached to EVE Online.

2. The comment must be at least 10 (ten) words long.

3. Use your character name or Twitter login so I know who to contract the ship to.

A plaintext file with nicknames will be created in the order the comments have arrived, i.e. first valid comment is ticket number one, second valid comment is ticket number two, and so on. Then the Chribba dice will be used to pick the winner.

The first draw has taken place on 21st of November. I have randomly chosen the winner from all valid comments posted under this post saved before 00:00 21.11.2012 EVE Time. The winner of this draw has received the Intaki Syndicate Catalyst. [tickets | dice]

The second draw has been held on 23rd of November. I have again randomly chosen the winner from all valid comments posted under this post saved before 00:00 23.11.2012 EVE Time. This time the winner has received a Navy Domi. [tickets | dice]

21Dec/110

You are a Winner!

I would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in my little giveaway. This little piece of javascript has chosen the lucky pilot, who will have a brand new Talos battlecruiser:

document.write(1+Math.floor(Math.random()*10));

As many of you know, Math.random() returns a pseudorandom number between 0 and 1. Ten people commented under the post, so we need a range from 1 to 10. We have to multiply the output by 10 and add one, so the output range starts with 1. The last step is to truncate the fraction part. We can do it with the Math.floor() function.

The winning number is 8.

The eighth person to comment (not the 8th comment! one of the participants has commented twice) was...

Rathann

Congratulations! I have contracted your ship to you in the game.