I have to update two clients and for the first time I had to run the repair tool on one of my computers. Following a 9 minute download, the repair tool took 22 minutes to eventually install the game. Not to bad considering a 1.2 GB download because of the graphics.
Upon logging in, I noticed that the Captain's Quarters in the Minmatar station I was docked in looked a lot better. I suspect that the graphics settings changed from what I had set, but as I did not notice any lag like the initial download of my CQ at Incarna's launch, I left everything as is.
Planetary Interaction doesn't look any different, but then again I wasn't importing or exporting products last night. On the train ride home I read the uproar over the hugely increased cost of conducting business in the CONCORD (high-sec) and InterBus (low-sec) run stations. For high-sec, everyone knew that the tax rate would double. From what I read on the forums, no one expected the base prices of products to increase as much as they did. I thought about just stopping, doing the math and writing a blog post about what I'm sure will be a hot topic in the Eve blogosphere in the coming days, but I had courier missions to do.
And am I glad I decided to play the game! Wow! My first missions were done flying a Mammoth. After I got done looking at the background, the first thing I noticed is that my Mammoth had engine trails going into and coming out of warp. That little detail made the warp experience a little better.
|The Ice Cream Man Warping To Zero|
|An uncloaked Prowler in warp. Don't try this at home.|
|Coming out of warp at a backwater high-sec gate|