Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hi Everyone, sorry I've been quiet, but I'm working on a pretty major project that's going to take all of my comics in a dramatic and exciting new direction. Definitely stay tuned.

However, the work is daunting and stressful, so it's more important than ever to take time to blow off a little steam. And what better way is there than to blow some pirates out of the starry night sky! Star Pirates to the rescue! I thought it might be fun to share with you some of my role playing excitement.

With time short, I've been focusing on development for the last few weeks; research, picking through space debris and slot machines. Gambling and extraterrestrial trash picking is a great way to build revenue which is perfect for adding the best in ships and ship systems. Although the game is completely free, a couple of bucks can buy some extra points that can be used for additional trash runs to really rake in the dough.

But more important is the careful and strategic use of research. With the use of the right kind of cybernetic artificial intelligence, your attempts at research can really take off and make you faster and stronger than anyone else at your level. This is where my team mates make the difference. Joining a fleet as supportive and helpful as Zoie's Roughnecks can really help by allowing you to borrow the equipment that will make your research the most profitable. I've been replacing all of my ship equipment with the best cybernetic ai as possible and running my research that way; keeping a careful balance of speed, defense and offense. When possible I also use my points to get some AI Cycle bursts to allow me to run even more research runs and build my stats even more.

I'm hoping to have a bit more free time next month, so I'm planning on using my built up stats to do some real role playing with some Asteroid Belt runs, Salvage Forays and maybe even a few missions. I'll be sure to let you know how that goes.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Well, I suppose you may have noticed the lack of Keenspot stuff on my site. After many long years we have finally parted ways. It was a scary decision, but I finally realized I was only clinging to them out of a lazy fear of change. What initially drew me to Keenspot were the comics that were there, but I realized that all of the artists that I loved and admired had already gone their separate ways. So it was time I did the same.

As I said, it's a scary transition. I've been a part of that gang for a long time. And Keenspot certainly did help with some decent boosts in traffic. But the good news is that this is going to open some exciting new directions and looks that are going to add a lot to all of my comics and projects. Not least of which is the continuing development of Quark Comics. It's the beginning of some great things. So keep an eye out for changes in the sites and urls, I'll be sure to forward things and keep you all informed.

But in the meantime, don't let me regret this decision. Please help me by spreading the word tell your friends and spread the love through your favorite social network. Help me keep my readership strong and growing. The stronger the community we can build, the more content and fun I'll be able to bring you.