May 20th 2009 9:06AM I believe the new profile system is choking on the fact that my AIM username is an email address.
When I try to login, I am redirected to http://profile.wow.com/user/ which is just a blank page. However, if I look at someone else's profile, I see clearly that I am logged into my account in the box in the top right corner of the main content. If I use the drop-down arrow to view any nugget of my profile, the links are constructed incorrectly. For example, the "My Settings" link points to http://profile.wow.com/user//config which makes it clear something got lost in translation.
I really hope I am not going to need to create a new AIM account just to use these new site features.
May 16th 2009 1:35PM I had been refreshing the page every minute. They opened up the queue at about 9:57am PDT. This would explain it.
May 2nd 2009 2:09AM I've owned a Studio XPS 13 for a few weeks now. The design is totally lickable. (Mmm, licorice!)
It's great for gaming (yes, seriously!), the price is right, and it feels like a solid, sturdy piece of hardware. If there was one thing I would change, it would be to add that leather texture to the palm rest area. Too shiny, and attracts hand/fingerprints like nobody's business. Other than that, they've captured this Mac-lover's heart.
Feb 9th 2009 3:12PM I suppose I should clarify. Yes, the client will stop working suddenly upon release of any patch after March 10th. However, as of right now you are still up and running.
Feb 9th 2009 3:10PM That would best be answered by stating that CCP is a business, and they are in business to make money. If the return on investment in keeping the official Linux client support is in the negative, it only makes business sense to cut your losses and move on.
It's not as if the Linux client will suddenly stop working (if it ever worked in the first place...) and you are certainly welcome to show your displeasure by canceling your account(s). In the end, however, it is helpful to realize that you are still getting the product you paid for, which is permission to connect to and play on EVE's game servers.
I know that I'd much rather see them drop a client used by a tiny minority of EVE players than to recover from the loss of keeping it going by laying off employees or reducing the amount of investment they put into the game itself as a whole.
Feb 9th 2009 2:19PM Honestly, I don't believe most Linux EVE players will consider this a problem or a reason to stop playing. Playing the straight-up Windows EVE binaries under plain WINE has been a common practice for some time now. Also, since the same technology is used by Cider, if CCP continues working with Transgaming to maintain the Mac OS X user experience, EVE should continue to work just fine under WINE.
The above being said, CCP is definitely making an intelligent move in dropping official Linux support. Those dollars and man-hours can be invested far more wisely.