Log Entry for 05-04-09. It's been quite a quiet week, a couple of solo globals and three in a team with Tiger, the Letomie were only obliging the first day, on the second the leeches sucked! They were quite a challenge for the two of us, frequently having to stop to heal, the second time I had got some other plates (can't remember which ones) they give about 4 points of acid protection and 2 of stab, this did mean less healing. I have been on-line quite a lot and hunting most of the time, with some mining, both have been very poor this week. In preparation for Fight Pub I have been practising PVP and soon remembered why I don't do that, it's because I am really rubbish as it. I had a session with Ulleh and Brat and that seemed OK but latter in the week had the first of two sessions with Anna, I spent more time on the ground than fighting, frequently being killed before I was half way through her hit points! I tried changing my 'O' options to be the same as Anna's but that did not seem to make a difference, after some time I started playing with the mouse settings and after removing pointer acceleration I found I had much more control but was still losing badly to Anna. I don't use a mouse but have a trackball instead, it's just much more comfortable when sitting on the sofa :), I was wondering if that caused me lack of control, so late Saturday night I spent some time configuring my Logitech Wireless PS2 controller to work with EU. This involved lots of running around the ring and pretend fighting, anyone who saw me must have thought I was completely McNoon! After that Tiger joined me in the ring and I continued the practice and tweaked the controller to make things easier, I found having no Y axis on the left and right stick made things much easier and toward the end of the night I was definitely improving. Then I tried using it to hunt some low level mobs at Phoenix, this worked quite well although dragging out a life bar is tricky. The next day (Sunday) I had a go at the the atrox near Cape Corinth using the controller, with occasional use of the trackball and keyboard this is a really nice way to play, although it will take a little getting used to. I use the POV as an item selector, 3 x weapons and a FAP, left joystick had mouse X axis (for moving the avatar), right joystick mouse X and Y axis (with different sensitivity for moving the mouse pointer), the four buttons on the right are mapped to the three mouse buttons and a spare, the four finger buttons are mapped to Q,E,W and S. One of the joystick buttons is the SPACE, the other is spare, two additional buttons are used as Z and as un-ready item. The atrox didn't stand a chance :)! Sunday night once again saw Anna and myself in the ring, this time I was very close to beating her during the first bout but I still lost, in subsequent bouts I did not do as well but was doing much better than the previous night, so now it's more practice and more tweaking, I think Fight Pub is this weekend so I will need to practice some every night :). Spent three evenings waiting for Nexus7 to show at Jason Centre so I could pay him his 50 PED for winning the caption contest, as it turns out it was third time lucky and I finally managed to complete that Sunday night.