Monday, October 21, 2002
Here's the news on the first big patch coming up!
A content update of Earth & Beyond will be released later this month that
includes several new missions, high-level items, new information on trade
goods, and enhancements to the embedded browser.
This month's update will go live Oct. 30 and will include:
-New missions for all character archetypes.
-New unique items that are dropped when players kill high-level monsters.
-A speed increase to all ships while planet side.
-Improved item drops for mid- to high-level monsters.
-Additional information on trade good items.
-Graphical enhancements to combat.
-Enhancements to the embedded browser.
-For more information on the upcoming patch, you can read the official press
release on the main Westwood site.
In addition to the planned monthly updates, Westwood will release event
patches for special occasions, including one planned for Oct. 31. This patch
will deliver content for a special in-game Halloween event to be held that
Just a little FYI that I saw on another site, thought I'd spread the
Sorry I haven't been on the last few days, but we're doing all kinds of
crazy stuff on post. I guess we're getting ready for war;).
Sunday, October 20, 2002
Well, we're all doing pretty good. I'm glad to see that everyone is
working so well together. Of course we still haven't figured out a way
to get the rank structure up without upsetting too many people. As you
can see by looking at the member list, we have a lot of officers compared to
sergeants, but we seem to have a lot more members and recruits after this
weekend. Which brings me to my next topic. Officers and
Sergeants supposedly can recruit people, but Sergeants must use the text
command to do it. This command is /gc recruit <name>. That
should solve some of the problems because one of the reasons people want to
be officers is so they can recruit people. Also, Officers can promote
people from recruit to member, but they also have to use the text command,
which is /gc promote <name>. There, that should make some people
Also, I'm officially implementing the buddy system. From now
on, whenever someone new is added to the guild, they will be assigned a
buddy who is Sergeant or above. It will be based on who recruited them
if possible, and play schedules. Once the recruit has played enough to
be left on their own, based on the recommendation of the buddy and the
acceptance of an officer, they will be promoted to member status. I'll
add this to the official rank structure on the guild charter as soon as we
get the rest of the rank problem figured out. For now, everyone just
go with the flow.
I think that's all I got, so until next time, take care spideyfans.
Wednesday, October 16, 2002
I've added the images I've gotten to the members list page. There are
a lot more people in the guild that I don't have images for so if you
haven't, please do. All I need are 2 screenshots from the game, one of
your ship, and another of your character. You can use the F10 key to
go to different camera angles and use the shift key and the mouse to zoom
and the control key and the mouse to rotate; then use the scroll lock key to
take the picture. Please try and prevent your ship from getting
covered by any of the HUD stuff, like the chat window. You can get a
screen shot of your character at the character selection screen, just select
the character and press the Scroll Lock key. The image file will be in
located in c:/Program Files/EA Games/Earth & Beyond/data/client/output if
you installed to the default directory.
As far as the guild goes, we are
currently working out a way to make rank a little more fair to everyone.
I know a lot of people want to get recognized for their deeds, and that's
one of the reason they want rank. So, we're trying to figure out a way
to acknowledge people's deeds and not have a guild full of officers.
The hardest part is working with the ranks that EnB supports. Please
feel free to check out the forums to monitor the progress or give some
That's really all I have for now. I'll try and keep the news on
this site updated more often. I do a lot of stuff here, but generally
don't update the news section... sorry. Most of my typing time is
spent in the forums on in the game, so it's always wise to check the forum
at least every few days to see what's going on. You will have to sign
up to post, but it really is worth it, especially if you're a member of the
Peace out, homies!
Sunday, October 13,
Well, what an exciting weekend. We got several new members and almost
our first guild event. This pseudo event was the trade weekend
marathon that many took part in, though not nearly as many as we had
anticipated. Hopefully, our next event will be something that grabs
everyone's attention a little bit better. After Kyronus, Ealpha and
myself were destroyed by Red Dragon members, perhaps we will have to
retaliate in some way. Which reminds me that anyone finding anyone
from the guild Jovian Council in need should help them out. They came
to our groups rescue when no one else was willing. Well, Kyronus was
on his way, but that just makes the story that much more complicated,
I got a few ship and avatar shots in so far, but I need more.
At least, if you want me to put your glorious designs up here for all the
world to see, anyway. I'll be adding shots of the avatars and ships to
a members list of sorts that includes the images of the character and their
ship, as well as their ships name. I think it's kind of odd you name
your ship and no one will ever know it's name. I love my ship, the
Demonic Influence, though I've seen several ships with similar designs a few
times around the galaxy now.
Also, please remember that we have forums available for your use.
Don't worry about signing up and getting spam because of it. I don't
get anymore since I signed up than I did before. This is a place for
you to share your views about the game and help to steer the course of the
guild into a direction that you would like to see it take. It's there
for everyone to use, so don't be shy about using it.
Well, I think that's all I got for tonight. Take care of yourself,
and each other.
|Friday, October 11,
I'm working on getting the guild charter complete even as I write this.
It should be posted soon. Keep in mind that it will be rather short.
This is done on purpose. The guild charter is being designed to be an
evolving document rather than something that will be set in stone for all
time. It is set up that way so that all members of the guild,
especially the founding members, can get their views into the guild and help
to shape it's future. Well, I've talked enough, I must get back to
work. Take care!
Well, I really don't know what to do with this website, but
I thought that the guild should have one. Seeing all the stuff on the
official Earth and Beyond website, it's kind of hard to decide what to put
on here. I mean, it has member listings, a news thing, and other such
wonderful guild information type things. So, what should I put up
here? Well, we are on the Galileo Galaxy and we have mostly Jenquai as
members but I think that is mostly because the guild started at Paren
Station. I don't think we have a home base as of yet, so if you have
any ideas, feel free to e-mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Other than that, I'll work on this some
more in the next few days, and hopefully have something more informative up
by Tuesday ( I have a 4 day weekend, so I have time). Also, I'm no web
site or graphic design super woman, so don't expect to see the quality that
you see on other guild sites... sorry I have to get a little bit of self
doubt in here now and again.
Anyway, that's all I got. Take care.