Month: February 2014

Living in another world, not far away

This column appeared in The Herald-Sun in February 2014: I live less than three miles up the Durham Freeway from where police say a man accidentally shot a baby with a gun stashed in the pocket of his hooded sweatshirt on Wednesday morning. The only thing that’s liable to go off in one of my…


Making my own headaches – and curing them

As the discussion about empire management in Dominion has evolved in the past few days, one thing has become abundantly clear to me: I don’t have time, energy or patience to wrangle rules for PCs vs. NPCs in the empire system. Dominion wasn’t meant to pit players against NPC-controlled empires – although that has, on…


The way home…

A one-way exit has been added to Comorro leading to the Galaxy Galleria, for idle players who show up eventually and need a way off the dead Yaralu. Thanks to Xanya and Mikage for the suggestion!


Gig changes ahead

Here’s the plan for gigs as part of the upcoming crafting revamp: Rather than a broad assortment of specialty-based gigs with varying requirements, components and payouts, we’re going to shift to skill-based gigs that require 150 SP and payout a uniform amount of 1,650 credits per gig. We’re continuing to hash out changes for item…