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My name is Hallan Turrek. This is my blog.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I Am

Roller coasters
Holy roller
I got shot down
In Southern California
Leroy - Good Time

This week, I'm going to take a bit of time to talk about my favorite subject in EVE.


There's all sorts of stuff I have been doing and stuff I should be doing, and maybe some stuff I could be doing. Lets start with the Lost In Conversation Podcast this week. Check it out.

It's me and Jayne, Jade, and Laedy talking about null-sec and Aralis. I think we do a good job of covering the how and why's of everything.

Some of the people that follow my blog may not know that I've been mirroring my posts on Eve News 24, but my last four regular blog posts have been part of a column I run over there called "Ramblings of a Madman,". The name seemed to fit, but I mostly came up with it on a whim.

I'm still producing the Eve News Now segments, which are a fixture in a couple of places in EVE, from the Lost in Eve Podcast to EN24. I'm doing my best to get my name out there as much as I possibly can because I love me.

In EVE, I've opened a second account and use the character Jenny Heet to maintain my pair of POS. I don't have a lot of plans really for that account, but I might as well train SOMETHING. Still working out the kinks. I might commit another charactor on the account to science and industry sooner or later, but I'm still unsure. Right now I'm just training the alt to do PI, since it won't be leaving the system of the POS, I can use it to make some POS fuel. I'm already doing that on Hallan, and so far I've got about 10 million fernite carbide on hand. That's a lot of fernite carbide, since it sells for over 100 per unit.

I try to get out at least once a month to get some PvP done, and I've attended a few CTA's that resulted in no KM's for myself. I've never been all that obsessed with KM's anyhow, so that's not such a big deal. I did get to take a roam into the Drone Russian's space a couple of weeks back and come back with a dozen or so kills, which was fun.

Now, there are some things I need from you, and here they are.

I know some of you are graphic designers, and I need a new banner. has had the same banner for almost 3 years now. Suffice to say, despite Shae's beautiful artwork, I think it deserves an update. Use my portrait and the same general theme(and keep the blue colors). Ideally sticking a manticore and a rifter in there would be good. Is that too specific? I dunno. Same size as the current banner, maybe a bit taller if you want. Mail me ingame at "Hallan Turrek" and I'll take a look at it. I'm paying 50 million for any images I use. Once I pay you ingame isk for them, they're mine to do with as I wish. I will certainly mention you in a post here, so that's something else.

Speaking of: I'd also like some work on an ENN logo. My video editor isn't a graphic design kinda guy, so I'd like some stuff to stick in there for him. This one gets 25 million if I use it.

Oh and one more thing from you. If you've got a news story that's not being covered by EN24, send it to me. I'll look into it and post. I've got author rights over there, I can post my own news articles. With all this self love, I don't always have time to do the research. Send me the leads and I'll get started. Again, just mail "Hallan Turrek" ingame.

Other than that, lets look at some numbers... on average about a thousand people will look at an update on this blog. About 2-3k more will see an update on EN24 when I mirror posts there. About 1500-2000 people(this should grow as well) will view my ENN video on youtube, and another 5,000 or so will hear my ENN segment on Lost in Eve. Assuming some of those people are redundant, lets call it 10,000 unique people who hear from me once a week.

Now lets talk efame: If 500,000 people play eve, 10k works out to roughly 2% of the population. Or Roughly 1/50. Now that's not a lot, truely. But, whenever we're dealing with high numbers of people, there's a good chance someone will recognize me. If 1000 people are in jita, we can call that 20 people. That's significant, if still not much.

Not nearly enough people know me. I've got some work to do.


  1. Two things:
    1) I love your eve news now segments. So envious of your voice.

    2) I can highly reccommend Rixx Javix of Eveoganda blog for graphics work. Amazing stuff there.

  2. I know a great graphics designer and web designer. She's done the banners on my blog. I have a banner at the top and another at the bottom that she did. You can check out her site at

    Let me know if you're interested, or you can contact her through her site.