Life has been busy. Work has been kicking my ass since the start of 2017 which doesn’t leave much time for gaming. Even so, I’ve still managed to quietly continue my existence in New Eden, though my activity has shifted around some.
My first Pod Pal auction has ended with Otto Bismarck as the winner!
Wow. Seriously, WOW. I’m completely floored by the response. Mind is officially blown and broken. When I started talking about making Pod Pals and did the beta Sakaane I didn’t really expect that other players would think it was that much of a cool idea. Grown men and women, hardcore EVE players, getting excited about a doll? Nah. Not exactly on the same level as commissioning an alliance logo, a painted portrait, a corp video, or a Guristas toque, eh? At best, maybe it’d be a curiosity that people would smile at and say “that’s neat” and then change the subject, and I’d become that weird crocheting gamer.
Still, nothing ventured, nothing gained… I was going to make one for myself either way, and if nobody ever expressed interest in wanting one for themselves, well, that would have been disappointing but not the end of the world.
If you’ve been waiting to get a Pod Pal, now’s your chance! An auction has just started on my Twitter account and will run until 17:00 Mountain on January 29, 2017. To make your bid, read the image attached to that tweet for instructions!
The easiest way to see who has bid so far is to check the Twitter thread.
Mynxee took her Pod Pal to EVE Vegas and was kind enough to share pictures! As a result I’ve received a number of really nice comments on Twitter and new interest from other players, all of which made me blush like crazy and squee like a little girl. ♥ Pod Pal Mynxee even got to meet CCP Guard! That’s really awesome. :D
If you’ve been waiting for a chance to find out when you can get a Pod Pal of your very own, there’s a new info page about them up there in the menu. Check it out!
In May I was working on crocheting the second test for my Pod Palls doll. Beta 2.0 was going to be more detailed, potentially able to stand on its own, and would have been a bit larger than Beta 1.0. In the end I scrapped that test as it was taking too long and I was getting frustrated over trying to work in the extra details. Possibly I’ll give it another go in the future. Instead, I decided to move on to doing my first official Pod Pal, for Mynxee!
They say the eyes are the window to the soul…
Some players like to collect things, particularly when those things are items which represent something they are passionate about. When it comes to EVE, the playerbase gobbles up official merchandise from CCP whenever it can. Many corporations, alliances, and coalitions have also made buttons, armbands, patches, coins, medals, pens, mousepads, mugs, and all manner of other kind of promotional materials for their members. Then there are the individual players who frequently make their talents available to create fabulous artwork, videos, logos, tshirts, posters, paintings, sketches, and more by request.
Welp. Here I am, tentatively throwing my hat into that ring.
- Quietly EVE-ing
- On the Radar
- A Big Thank You – Pod Pal Auction
- Pod Pal Auction!
- Revisiting Sec Status
- Pod Pals Info Page
- Scouting for Cute: Pod Pal Mynxee
- A Different Look
- Pod Pals: Beta 1.0
- The deGuerre Family
- Remember Reschard V: Suresha’s Speech
- War and IPI
- On A Mission
- Wanting Off the Beaten Path
- EVE Unbalanced – The Sandbox is a Lie
- “Little Things” for the Corporation UI
- CONCORD DED Public Capsuleer Datasheet
- All I Ever Wanted Was to Sing
- War and IPI
- At Least There Is This…
- Frequently Asked Questions
- What Could Have Been
- Holoreel Convention – Part 5
- In the Navy
- A Delivery
- Who’s Who
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Worth A Look
Also, for the record: surface slip stitch is cool and all but beards? Beards are not such fun. #crochet
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Happy birthday @Black_Isis!
…definitely not fixed. :/ https://t.co/yDZaf6vLMp