May 16th, 2013
This year I decided to take my camera gear including multiple lenses, filters and tripod with my on the Iceland trip. All pictures are sorted and I finally found some time to make a small selection which I’ve uploaded into my blog. (Scroll down for the photos).
It was awesome to meet a good majority of the eve community again at the fanfest. It’s always inspiring to talk with you and grab some ideas. Oh btw … I really appreciate the evefanpest which knocked me out for a couple days with a nice and heavy flu.
Some quick notes and thoughts:
- I know that it’s takes a long long time to provide a good and stable API service, basically nothing new compared to last year
- I really like that CCP *must* use their own API (for the EVE/DUST Link and Mobile Apps). Hopefully this will provide us with a better API service overall (compared to the old api).
- The first release will just be with for character stuff (read only) and contact management only (read+write). But CCP wants to release a low used API first to see the results in the public before release a highly used one which gets 100k users from start. Later versions will/should include more information. They hope to get a beta version ready for summer, but they forget to mention the year
- The DEV Track sessions were bringing up cool ideas like “fireholes” where you get instead push notifications on world changes.
- The game designers will have final word on what kind of information will get published via API/Crest
- Prism X is in charge again. Hopefully he’ll get some time to get things fixed (killmail stuff) and maybe provide some API calls that fill the gaps in the existing ones.
- There will never be an API for planetary interaction. The old api is direct database access only, you would have to recreate the PI logic which would be duplicate work. So you must wait for CREST v2
- Well, I’m unsure what I should do with the moon database on my site. People call it accurate but in the same way they sending me updates like “there’s no tech on this moon …” and I have no chance to verify this.
- I haven’t updated a single moon (mostly due time issues) in a long time.
- If CCP would have decided to completely shuffle all moons I might have emptied the DB
- We’ll see …
STATIC DATABASE DUMP:
- CCP is planning to create a process to provide future static database dumps as SQLite file.
- Bye Bye yaml files
- Pub Crawl – OMG, 22 groups a 40 people invading the downtown of Reykjavik. Including banners.
- Chribba – He really exists. Had a nice chat with him after the CCP Presents Keynote.
That’s it for now. Family has taken over again. Maybe I’ll find some time to create the small features request you’ve given me at fanfest. And now it’s time for
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April 23rd, 2013
Here we go – It’s been a long time since my last blogpost, Family life takes over more and more of my time which is great and challenging Anyway.
I’m now sitting in the train to Frankfurt Airport to get my Icelandair Flight to the Eve Online Fanfest 2013. I’m really looking forward to see and meet all eve people again in one spot.
Events I’ve booked/planned (the usual ones):
- Golden Circle Tour (again)
- Eve Online Symphony Concert
- Pub Crawl
- Blue Lagoon (I didn’t managed to buy a ticket via ccp, but I’ll try to get there via public transport).
See you in Iceland fellow capsuleers and for the travelers: Fly safe
December 4th, 2012
With the upcoming expansion CCP is adding new stargate connections to the minmatar lowsec area to enhance the roaming ability for (mostly) faction warfare pilots.
A jump connection between Kurniainen (Bleak Lands) and Isbrabata (Metropolis) has been added
A jump connection between Siseide (Heimatar) to Eszur (Metropolis) has been added
A jump connection between Gulmorogod (Heimatar) to Egmar (Metropolis) has been added
I’ve updated the affected the maps. Here’s the Amarr VS Minmatar FW Map with the new connections highlighted.
Regarding the changes of static plexes, I’ve to play around with the eve client cache again and see what I can extract and update after my family break.
July 1st, 2012
Well no … there was is/was a bug in CCP’s API Response leading to a DDoS to CCP’s API Server. Those applications who’re taking care of CCP’s cachedUntil timers got screwed up and are permanently requesting the API. This behaviour was leading to too many API requests and screwed some of my numbers leading to various strange rumors on Twitter.
Here’s what the “current” timers in the API look like:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
I guess everybody can see what was the root cause … If every call is outdated as soon as you request the data … well … I hope CCP fixes their stuff soon. I changed my API pollers and fixed the database, so the numbers should be accurate
May 15th, 2012
From a comment today:
Request for Feature:
Could you make it possible to selectively disable system ownership and sov level checking for creating jump bridge networks?
We’re trying to model proposed networks across a coalition, and the inability to put in invalid links is proving to be an obstacle. The whole point is we model the network as it should be and then we transfer the space around to make it happen.
It would be nice if instead we could create bridge networks “blind” to sov ownership and sov level.
Just a quick note. Done.
You can now add jump bridge connections to your bridge network even if they’re make no sense (different owner/wrong sov level). This is for planning only of course. Keep in mind that if you use the route planer with your new bridge network selected only valid bridges will be taken into calculation.
P.S. I’ve also added additional check so you’ll only be allowed to add one bridge per system. This is to be compliant with the ingame rules. It would make no sense to plan more bridges in a system if it’s not possible ingame.
April 25th, 2012
I just updated my map database with the recent drone regions security changes.
From the Patch Notes
The security status of systems in Etherium Reach, Malpais, Oasa, Outer Passage, Perrigen Falls, The Kalvela Expanse and The Spire has been adjusted upwards to bring them more into line with the rest of nullsec.
April 10th, 2012
Just a quick note: As mentioned in the DevBlog “Carebearing 2.0” the drone regions will have their security status/distribution shuffled. Additionally the drones are getting bounties instead of minerals drops.
My personal opinion is still that the drone regions are lacking some npc space … every major geographical direction in new eden has their share of npc stations just the newer drone regions are lacking them.
- North: Venal, Syndicate, Outer Rings, 2 Constellations in Pure Blind
- East: 1 Constellation in Geminate
- South: Curse, Great Wildlands, Stain
- West: 2 Constellations in Delve, 1 Constellation in Fountain
But that’s a different story.
I can already smell the rage that comes from the all those refinery station owners in the drone lands. But at least they’re getting some thoughts. Lets see how this will turn out, especially to the mineral prices.
Maybe the only non-nerf related thing in this devblog is: More dead mining ships in nullsec in the future. More stuff to shoot for Black Ops gangs.
March 18th, 2012
After I failed pretty hard with my last (non-used) statistic table of kills and jumps I unpacked all my kills/jumps XML files (around 13gb of CCP API server responses) and re imported them once again. You’re now welcome to check out the statistic page integrated into DOTLAN EveMaps.
Basically it’s only something for people who’re number freaks or like to see how much Interaction Eve Online really provides. You can get a summery or Changes, Kills, Jumps, etc per month or year.
Here’re some examples:
February 21st, 2012
Twitter and #tweetfleet is currently getting spammed by eve online stats of the past year and months. I also started and posted a few stat postings but decided to do an additional long post to capture everything on a big scale.
Keep in mind the numbers are not 100% valid due to unexpected downtime of CCP’s API service or maintenance down times of DOTLAN EveMaps such as the successful hardware upgrade in April 2011.
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February 18th, 2012
In times where nobody is safe (in space or in the evil Internet) I added the option to secure your DOTLAN session. You’re now able to browse DOTLAN EveMaps fully encrypted through SSL. Until now only personal pages (like user section, my assets, etc) were secured through SSL.
You can enable “Forced SSL” in your user profile. As long as you’re logged in you’ll be using SSL at all times.
P.S. If you’re not able to access DOTLAN through plain HTTP (because your company proxy denies access) you can now go directly to the Login page (which is already SSL secured) login and from then on you’re good to go.
I hope you appreciate this option. Feedback and Donations are always welcome.