Edited by: Msquare on 20/11/2007 23:36:29
impressions, opinion, experiences ... My first FanFest.
The first day - Thursday - was not good at all, for me. I just couldnt break into any conversations - I had come alone, I am only an occasional player. I choose a round table for newbies and thus missed what probably would have the best presentation for me: PvP guidelines. Cant be in two places at once. The weather over Blue Lagoon later that evening wasnt helping my mood, and after 1½ hours in the bus back, the drinking place was closed to EVE folks that night (some one had gotten "too happy"?)
The second day was a bit better, I played a little the Mission/agent thing (that was a great idea! And well done by the Agents) tried to understand the tournament. I had a brief and enjoyable visit in the CCP offices (connections, connections
) and got to the late day presentations in Tranquiliy which were "better" than the day before (mentioning: The CCP-gameshow (how Pirates train
) ). Still, would have been nice if I had met someone to share beer with instead of heading home early (I usually dont have problems to socialise at (IT) conferences).
Third day - I did several round tables (and thanks to the Bug-hunters for hints), the presentations were good (mentioning: CCP history, Q&A session and "just learn to get along"), and even got to talk to several, as people must have gotten used to my apperance (
). And as the evening wore on and we neared the party .... Party
Party !! Well arranged!
The venue was very good, even internet access, chairs and stuff, a wide variety of things (ie not only presentations but also stalls, shop, roundtables, CCG stuff ...)
I spent all-in-all-and-everything €800 on this trip. (I was worried about airport security and my 4 phials of Vitoc in the transparent bag ... NP) I score it at 7/10.
That said, I am very happy I did come, it did show me which way to go to make the game more exciting. I've started another account, and "playing with myself"
that way does make EVE-life more varied. I'll come again next year if I have stared playing more seriously or I am there with others of my Corp.
Minor improvements: Announce door opening times, so we dont have to wait outside.