For those of you completely out of the loop on current events:
- An internal document at CCP entitled “Greed is Good” was leaked publicly, revealing CCP’s internal discussions on implementing microtransactions for more than just vanity items, a direct contradiction to their publicly stated promises to players that any real money items would not give one player an advantage over another.
- The initial Incarna release is optional, meaning, if you uncheck the load station environment button, you get a shiny picture of a door. Incarna is also quite light on content with the initial release, and even still, those four walls and one avatar are causing massive hardware overheating and GPU consumption issues for many players.
- NEX – the elite luxury goods store that is part of Incarna, with the ability for players to buy clothing items ranging in price from $16 US – $60 US. As Wensley, a veteran EVE player and blogger put it, “We don’t have to worry about microtransactions at least. CCP implemented macrotransactions.”
- Continued lack of meaningful communication from CCP. There has been the pat corporate non-speak wherein a company says a whole lot of nothing, but at least it looks like they’re saying something.
My feelings are mixed on all of the issues going on currently, and I’m not really going to go into that, as there is enough drama already. And yet I do have many personal friends at CCP I’ve made over the years; really nice people that I respect and enjoy.
Since the sh*tballs are flying, this recipe is dedicated to them, may all their sh*tballs be as tasty as these.
PS. I can say shit, I’m just using the asterisk for comedic effect.
- 3 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp liqueur
- 200 gram chocolate
- 90 ml cream
- 1 tsp liqueur or essence
- 200 gram chocolate for glazing truffles and making chocolate chips
- Melt chocolate, pour in hot cream, add liqueur or essence (almond kind, for instance) and mix until homogenous. Put into a bowl set aside to thicken. It’s even better if you leave the mass to thicken for a night. Scoop chocolate and shape into balls. You can place a nut or raisin in the center.
- (optional to make even tastier) Melt chocolate on water bath, dip chocolate balls into melted chocolate and put on a plate to harden.
Probably one of the least healthy recipes I know, but sometimes you just need to indulge yourself, and hopefully this will help.