Originally by: Bunyip
Well, I believe the reason they're stressing interdependence right now is because there are a good number of solo vessels already in the game. Admittedly, it's almost as if they're encouraging blob warfare, but it's an inevitable outcome of encouraging team play.
and this would pe berfectly cool if the server infrastructure, network stack and client could handle that.
We all know that is not the case. Perhaps in the labs, but not in a lesser known system somewhere in 0.0 or rens/jita/ours
The encouragement of teamplay has gone far enough, the sovereignity fortresses cannot be taken
by anything less than hundrets of battleships, instalag on jump in - while the defener is waiting on grid
all this is influencing the game in a way it was (hopefully) not intended.
I think the specialized ships are cool, but far too expensive given theyre one-trick ponys.
But i dont think the solo pilots have reason to complain - there are plenty general multipurpouse vessels around there to maintain some fun. At least i have yet a lot of ships to try .. and i am an old fart, who so far specialized on one race mainly. When that gets boring i can still switch to Gaylente and Caldari, or even consider flying the golden weapon of the enemy....
from here i could feed this post with generic crap nobody is reading so far anyways
the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy
following is an article from financial times just to see if anyone is reading massive
posts like this at all
The US is starting to break its “addiction” to foreign oil as high prices, more efficient cars, and the use of ethanol significantly cut the share of its oil imports for the first time since 1977.
The country’s foreign oil dependency is expected to fall from 60 per cent to 50 per cent in 2015, before rising again slightly to 54 per cent in 2030, according to the head of the Department of Energy’s statistical arm.
The net imports of the world’s biggest consumer are expected to fall between now and 2030, ending what has been an almost relentless 30-year climb in the use of foreign oil and a fall in domestic production. In 2006, George W. Bush said in his State of the Union speech that America was “addicted to oil” – often imported from unstable parts of the world – and said he would work to address the issue.
On Monday, oil prices hovered near record highs as China’s energy needs outweighed the reduced US demand, and Saudi Arabia output increases failed to ease supply concerns.
The US decline in foreign oil dependency is already becoming more visible, with imports making up 57.9 per cent in the first three months of this year, down from 58.2 last year.
Guy Caruso, head of the US Energy Information Administration, said that that trend was set to continue as people adjusted to high oil prices and the impact of the Energy Independence and Security Act, which became law in December 2007, was felt.
“The 1970s is the last time we saw any significant decline in net import dependency in the US. It shows that markets do work, policy changes do work, technology does work,” Mr Caruso said.
This new trend is likely to have domestic and international policy implications, making it harder to prove the case for drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and to reverse the ambitious biofuels production targets regardless of their impact on global food prices.
Although the reduction in oil demand growth is partly because of slower economic growth and a projected 1m-barrel-a-day rise in output from the US’s Gulf of Mexico oil fields by 2012, experts also believe that legislation will accelerate the trend. The EIA expects the energy act to help boost biofuel production from 8bn gallons this year to at least 32bn by 2030, while prompting a 40 per cent efficiency improvement in new cars from 2020.
Congress’s efficiency mandates – the first since those passed in the w