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Old August 15th, 2010, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone play EVE Online?

If not, well, I guess the normal response would be to say that you simply must play it because it's amazing and one of the best games ever.

But really, EVE is deep, rich, and complex. It takes skill, patience and intelligence to play EVE. Anyone with a double-digit IQ can play WoW or LoTRO or whatever, those games basically tell you what to do. The story is set out, and you follow it when the quest tells you to free 5 slaves (make sure they're the ones being raped by the dickwolves), or kill that band of orcs, whatever goal it is.
EVE has missions, (I haven't played long, I believe they do go up to more advanced play), but they help you get started, aimed more at new players, from what I see. Regardless, missions are just there, not a part of the main game.

EVE is one big sandbox. Other MMO's have servers that are pretty much separate from each other. What you do in one has little to no impact on the other(s). EVE is a single 'shard' universe, everyone plays in the same game space.
This allows what some might call the Butterfly Effect. You know, you go back in time and kill a seemingly innocuous butterfly, but that action could end up having enormous repercussions.
You might do something small, saving a mining ship from some pirates, for example, which could instigate a series of events that lead to a full blown war which affects every single person in the game, directly or indirectly. Yeah, wars happen, and literally thousands of players can be involved. Cooool.

Another thing about EVE is the economy. It has a real, player driven economy. I personally find it fascinating, perhaps others don't.
Almost everything in EVE is player made. Ships, ammo, modules (things that fit to ships, guns, mining lasers etc), all that stuff. This creates a genuine supply-and-demand economy model. CCP, the company that makes EVE, actually employ a real economist who writes quarterly reports about the game's economy. Amazing.



Let me tell you about some cool things that have happened in EVE. These events are pretty famous, sort of like that bug in WoW where a whole city got infected by some disease spell from a raid boss getting passed onto everyone. But these aren't glitches, they're part of the game. Learning about these events is what attracted me to play EVE in the first place.

I'll start with a smaller one. In EVE, you have PLEX. You can buy these from other players, which allow you to extend your subscription to the game by 30 days. Basically you don't have to pay real money. CCP still makes money because PLEX have to be bought with real money themselves from the company. The player can then sell them for ingame money to other players.
A player had 74 PLEX in his/her possession, and for some reason decided to take a decrepit old ship into lawless space (very dangerous). Predictably, they were destroyed and lost it all. The PLEX totalled roughly $1700 in real life money.

This next is my favourite out of the 3 events I'll explain here. In EVE you can have corporations. They are similar to guilds or clans in other games. But they are that- corporations; they have a function within society. There are different types, decided by the player who made it, not by some option the game provides. Some are mining corps, others are smugglers, pirates, etc.
This company involved in the event I'm explaining was called GHSC (Guiding Hand Social Club). They specialised in corporate assassinations and infiltrations, and mercenary work. They received a contract to kill the CEO of a very large corp.
Now, just rushing the place with a load of ships wouldn't work, this place was heavily defended.
What they did was much, much more effective.
Over the course of a year, (yes, you read that correctly), they infiltrated the corp. They gained ranks and ended up in trusted positions within the corp. When everything was ready, they started the operation. In just a few hours the entire corp was liquidated, its assets were all sold and other things to maximise the profit. What's more, the corp CEO (leader) was persuaded to go into lawless space (dangerous) with their most expensive ship, carrying their most valuable objects, just to show off their wealth and power. Some of these objects were blueprint originals. These are original documents for designing ships and other stuff, unbelievably valuable. It was destroyed and the CEO was killed. In total, GHSC stole billions of ISK (the ingame currency). In real life, this was worth about $16,500. Not only that, but the stuff lost took years to acquire, too.
The entire occurance was completely within game rules. As far as I know, no-one was banned or anything for this.

The last one is less impressive than the previous, but I left it til last for the wow factor.
A player made himself a bank corp. He offered competitive interest rates and other incentives, and soon lots of players started depositing money. After four months, yes you guessed it, he took off with all the current deposits and flew away. In total he snagged something like 790 billion ISK. In real money? $170,000. Mind blowing, and again, completely within game rules. I believe there was a serious amount of controvery with this, the player may or may not have been banned, and then unbanned again after pressure from general players. Still, mighty interesting.

So that is why EVE Online is such a brilliant game. I've been playing less than two weeks and already I can see how deep and complex it is.

I consider this forum to contain more intelligent people, on average, than most forums and other parts of the internet. Perhaps some of you might take an interest it in.

If you are, you can do a 14 day trial from the site, or if you want, I can hook you up with a 21 day trial instead. If you do the 21 days, and then decide to purchase a full account, I get a free 30 day subscription extension, woo.


So there, EVE Online is more or less unique in the MMO world. You can do whatever you want to. You could be a pirate, a trader, a miner, a politician, and more. EVE is whatever you want it to be.


TL;DR? If you want a TL;DR, this game isn't for you.

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I used to be heavily into EVE and even worked as a DJ for EVE Radio back in the games infancy. I was a bit of a pirate using donations of ISK for requests that should have gone into the stations prize fund for competitions to line my own pockets or to give back to the station through paying for my corps advert creation and advertising costs.

The reason I say I was a bit of a pirate is that the corp I ran was BADI the Beginners Assistance and Defence Initiative that helped people starting out in the game as mining escorts etc. Allowing them to develop themselves into thriving players off their own steam for a cut of mined materials, which when sold allowed us to invest in Blueprints and medium class starships, to sell back to our members for a small profit as they progressed to the point of wanting to venture into lawless space.

Some of the money from being a DJ also filtered into this venture.

I might be convinced to restart playing if I can find some guaranteed game time but at the moment I am looking to get my EVE fix from the developments of Dust 514 the FPS planetside military aspect of EVE apparently coming to the Xbox.
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I read about Dust 514, it looks insane. I love the planned interaction the two games will have, I don't believe anyone's ever done that before. CCP really know how to innovate.
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EVE has been the only game I've been playing lately. I got in with Suddenly Ninjas and tend to have the most fun ninja-salvaging and ganking mission runners, can flipping, and finding/running wormholes. It's a great MMO and I love how cut throat it is. It isn't some hold-your-hand toddler MMO like WoW, in this game you are not safe anywhere.
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Yeah, I love how things that get you banned in normal MMO's are completely fine in EVE. :P
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I played for about two to three years but I have been out of the game for about a year and a half now. I left right after wormholes were brought into the game. They still spam my inbox with offers to reactivate for free. It is very very tempting to come back but EVE is so involved I just don't think I have the time to commit anymore.

Not to mention that my character is -10 and that grind is a pain in the arse if I ever wanted to leave low sec. Guess that is what alts are for though. So what is new and exciting for a old pirate to do now?

Damn it now you have me thinking about rejoining just to break out the Moros and go down in flames.
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They've got planetary interaction, I think that's the biggest new addition since you left. I'm not in any position yet to have done it, but it seems pretty interesting.
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I've played EVE for a total of about 3 years over 3 separate "spells". Recently quit as I couldn't devote the time needed to actually achieve what I wanted in the game - plus I seemd to jinx every Corp I joined
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I played for about two to three years but I have been out of the game for about a year and a half now. I left right after wormholes were brought into the game. They still spam my inbox with offers to reactivate for free. It is very very tempting to come back but EVE is so involved I just don't think I have the time to commit anymore.

Not to mention that my character is -10 and that grind is a pain in the arse if I ever wanted to leave low sec. Guess that is what alts are for though. So what is new and exciting for a old pirate to do now?

Damn it now you have me thinking about rejoining just to break out the Moros and go down in flames.
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When they were first introduced I got stuck in one because the server crashed. Logged back in the next day and no one was in the wormhole plus I didn't have a probe launcher. Had to self destruct and pod myself to get out. EVE was so much fun. lol
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When they were first introduced I got stuck in one because the server crashed. Logged back in the next day and no one was in the wormhole plus I didn't have a probe launcher. Had to self destruct and pod myself to get out. EVE was so much fun. lol
That happened to me once before because I didn't bookmark the entrance wormhole once I got in system. I got my ship popped and just floated around in my pod for a while until eventually having to self destruct my pod to get out.

Now that I actually have a good ship for clearing out wormholes, a dedicated scanner/salvager alt, and nice cloaks, wormholes are fun again.
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I played for about 3 weeks or so, maybe a year ago now. I would like to get back into it, but the learning curve was too great for me :\

I was fine until the starting mission became too hard, and wasn't sure what to do next after my ships were destroyed.

Any advice out there for nubs like me to help me get back into it?
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I played for about 3 weeks or so, maybe a year ago now. I would like to get back into it, but the learning curve was too great for me :\

I was fine until the starting mission became too hard, and wasn't sure what to do next after my ships were destroyed.

Any advice out there for nubs like me to help me get back into it?
I think the best thing is to just completely forget what you know about how normal MMO's are played. I'd say 99% of people play other traditional MMO's before moving on to EVE.

Take it slowly to learn everything, too. EVE has so much to learn that I think a lot of people try to cram it all in the space of a few days, and it's overwhelming. Then they forget everything and make critical errors which could have been avoided but end up with them losing a lot of money.

Most mmo's are designed for instant gratification. You log into WoW, armour up, go to a raid and get a load of expensive items. EVE isn't like that at all. You need a hell of a lot of patience and skill to do most things. That's why I love it.
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I played for about 3 weeks or so, maybe a year ago now. I would like to get back into it, but the learning curve was too great for me :\

I was fine until the starting mission became too hard, and wasn't sure what to do next after my ships were destroyed.

Any advice out there for nubs like me to help me get back into it?
Ask questions in corp chat. Rookie chat always moved too fast for me and was really chaotic. The starter corps will be able to help you out immensely with any questions you have. Use BattleClinic - MMO guides - tools - advice - forums to get ideas on fittings for your ships.

When in doubt, hit F12 and bring up the tutorials. They're well written and should help you get on the right track. Also, if you need a way to make great money for a new player that takes minimal skills, look up ninja salvaging.

By the way, when your ship gets blown up and you're left sitting in a pod, just dock at a station and you get a new starter ship for free.
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Ask questions in corp chat. Rookie chat always moved too fast for me and was really chaotic. The starter corps will be able to help you out immensely with any questions you have. Use BattleClinic - MMO guides - tools - advice - forums to get ideas on fittings for your ships.

When in doubt, hit F12 and bring up the tutorials. They're well written and should help you get on the right track. Also, if you need a way to make great money for a new player that takes minimal skills, look up ninja salvaging.

By the way, when your ship gets blown up and you're left sitting in a pod, just dock at a station and you get a new starter ship for free.
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A few of us in my corp needed some quick cash last night, so we organized a gate camp. Here's what we snagged.

http://yoink.evekb.co.uk/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=1550867

Look for the total module drop.
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A few of us in my corp needed some quick cash last night, so we organized a gate camp. Here's what we snagged.

Suddenly Ninjas Killboard - Kill details

Rota - your link isn't working :|

I'll probably start up again tomorrow (Sunday). Going solo...
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I updated the link again. We had to refresh the killmail because of the massive amount of cargo that dropped.

Once you get back into it and run through the tutorials, make sure to train up Salvaging and Astrometrics, then start ninja salvaging to make money. I'm not a fan of missions, but a couple good places to run them are Oursulaert and Rens. You'll make isk faster by ninja salvaging and most likely have more fun doing it. Dodixie is a great place to start ninja salvaging, as well as Agrallier (1 jump from Dodixie), Abudban, and Frarn (both right next to Rens).

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I like EVE, but don't have time for it. Like you said, it's much more complex mmo then most other mmo's there. I think if I had time and if it wasn't for my overall liking for lots of gametypes. I might have sit down and played it, but since i got my love for many games. I simply don't have enough gametime to squeeze in for mmo's.
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I like EVE, but don't have time for it. Like you said, it's much more complex mmo then most other mmo's there. I think if I had time and if it wasn't for my overall liking for lots of gametypes. I might have sit down and played it, but since i got my love for many games. I simply don't have enough gametime to squeeze in for mmo's.
What's nice though is that once you find your niche, you can generally get away with just spending a little time playing. On my lunch breaks I'll fire up my laptop and go cruise around a system looking to pop someone's ship.

Now getting to that point where you find your niche, that's the time consuming part. Once you finish with the tutorials, the game basically smacks you on the ass, says good luck, and thrust you into a massive world with infinite options. Many MMO players that didn't start out on Everquest and instead play things like WoW or Star Trek Online are turned away pretty quick because of that.
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When they were first introduced I got stuck in one because the server crashed. Logged back in the next day and no one was in the wormhole plus I didn't have a probe launcher. Had to self destruct and pod myself to get out. EVE was so much fun. lol
I remember me and my friend were fighting sleepers, the WH closed when we entered, and realized neither of us had probe launchers. He was in a Brutix and I was in my Drake. We gave up, asked chat if anybody wanted to kill us, and the one in the WH found us an exit into null sec....40 jumps away from empire.

So, me and my friend start the jumps...we make it pretty far without getting caught. At about 1/2 way, people gave chase, caught him and I just kept on jumping through. I got to the last gate, and hit a bubble. Guy in some Tech 2 frigate was trying to kill me, but we couldn't kill each other, so I payed him 25mil to let me go. He escorted me to the gate, and my friend hated me for getting away without losing anything.

That will be the best time I've ever had in EVE...well, that and making over a bil on doing 10/10 plexes.
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Okay. Started my trial account. I did all of the tutorial "career agents", and now sort of stuck on what to do next?

I tried going to a neighboring system and doing a L1 mission and got my ship destroyed

I'm not the one for battle and more interested in mining/manufacturing/industry. Any suggestions on where to go, what to do next?
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I'm currently training for a mining barge, only a day left. ~4.5 days in total to train everything I need for it.
Seems a lot to me now but I'm going to appreciate it while I can, while skills still take less than a month to train.
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I'm currently training for a mining barge, only a day left. ~4.5 days in total to train everything I need for it.
Seems a lot to me now but I'm going to appreciate it while I can, while skills still take less than a month to train.
lol.. in 2 weeks I can fly an assault frigate.. :P Mechanic to 5 and caldari frigate to 5.. >.<
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lol.. in 2 weeks I can fly an assault frigate.. :P Mechanic to 5 and caldari frigate to 5.. >.<
Eww Caldari assault frigates? Go for Minmatar instead!

Last night was a blast. Someone can flipped our corp, so we had full corp aggro on a Drake. We all warped in with our Hurricanes and Rifters, a Tempest, and an Orca. Corp aggro ran out as soon as we got there but one of our Rifters tackled him so he was the only one still able to shoot. The Rifter got the Drake to half shields, then I hot swapped him to my Hurricane and popped him in about three volleys.

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All the while, another Drake showed up and flipped another can we had dropped, and was murdered in about 5 seconds.

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(Don't ask me on the fit, the guy might as well have just self-destructed)

Then commence a ton of smack talking from the losers in local about how we should meet them in null sec and how they would give us a fair fight out there (riiiiiiight). We're considering taking up their offer, but we would show up in a full fleet of Stealth Bombers.

Afterwards, we had a taste for blood, so we ganked a couple miners who have a grudge against us:

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Best MMORPG hands down...but it eats up your time like nothing else. Best community too...was part of Outbreak for quite a bit
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Signed up for a trial on this recommendation. Downloading now.
Any beginner advice is appreciated. Especially to wipe out the teachings of playing WoW for years.
Salvaging and Astrometics? Which race?
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Signed up for a trial on this recommendation. Downloading now.
Any beginner advice is appreciated. Especially to wipe out the teachings of playing WoW for years.
The most important thing is to find a good corporation with nice people that help eachother out when you start out. Don't enter lowsec space too early, and SPECIALIZE rather than try to do everything. It takes a VERY long time to become good at all ship types, specialize in one or two types (like frigs>interceptors and cruisers>hacs).

Jack of all trades loose...at least when you start out. You can always branch out once you're good at one thing.
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Does race matter? Can I use other races ships when I advance?
Is there somewhere online I can read some of this stuff or should I just create something and jump into the tutorials?
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Does race matter? Can I use other races ships when I advance?
Is there somewhere online I can read some of this stuff or should I just create something and jump into the tutorials?
You can train to fly any ship, but your starting race gives you a few skills towards your racial ships. Minmatar specializes in close range autocannons and extremely high power artillery, which is AWESOME for PvP and can be pretty easily adapted for PvE. Gallente specializes in drones which are basically tiny ships you control from your ship. Caldari specializes in railguns and missiles which are long range but they really don't have that great of ships for PvP. Amarr specializes in lasers.

Personally, I would start with Minmatar because their ships have the highest base speed and they do some incredible damage with their weapons which is awesome for PvP later on. I would train up salvaging and astrometrics right off the bat so you can ninja salvage and make some great isk right away. You will get these skillbooks through doing the tutorial missions or by buying them from the market.

Also, everything said above is great advice. Decide what you want to fly, and specialize in it. If you only train the minimum skills for a ship, you are not going to fly it well at all. Also, FIND A CORP! Flying with people who can teach you, help you, and socialize with you makes this game a blast. I fly with Suddenly Ninjas, and if you would be interested in learning about what we do, join "The Ninja Alliance" channel in game.

Personally, I love frigates. They're cheap, fast, and can put out some great damage for being so small. They also do the job of "tackling", which is getting up next to a ship and scrambling it and slowing it down so it can't get away while the big ships get within range to shoot. I am currently training for stealth bombers which can warp while cloaked and can drop bombs and torpedoes which do incredible amounts of damage in one shot. However, any basic frigate can kill one in about two shots.

If you would like a longer trial, you can PM me your email address and I will invite you to a 21 day trial. You will have to make your character again, but you get another full week of playtime before you have to commit to anything. That should give you enough time to see if you want to keep playing or not.
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Oh, and after playing for 1-2 months, you can mission/PvE/Wormhole enough to not have to pay to play anymore
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Another night, and we absolutely painted the walls with blood.

A corpmate ganked this miner two nights ago:

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This apparently made his friends angry, so one of them offered a fair 1v1 fight, typed in all caps, using two battlecruisers. My corp mate agreed, and showed up in a PVP fit Hurricane. Our friend showed up in a Drake with neuts. Little did he know that autocannons can still fire without capacitor.

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So, he basically flushed 40 million or so down the drain right there. What does he do? He comes back in ANOTHER fail-fitted Drake with a friend this time, and tries to attack me and a buddy in our little frigates. They both ended up getting concorded, therefore flushing another 80 million or so.

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Apparently these noobs have no idea how aggro mechanics work in this game. All in all, it definitely provided some hilarity.

Next, a mining cruiser shot at us, and was quickly reduced to space dust.

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A Rifter decided to come play:

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Awesome story, love it.
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Tonight, an Orca thought it would be a good idea to flip one of our cans into it's cargohold. He must have very quickly clicked "yes" when it asked him "Are you sure you want to take this? This entire corp will be able to kill you." He must not realize that it takes almost 30 seconds to align an Orca and warp away.

This was a $450,000,000 mistake:

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Next, we came across a miner who was using an unsecured container to mine ore into. My corpmate quickly flipped the can into a secure container, and the miner decided to engage. Once the miner was beginning to flame and was half way though hull hitpoints, she began raging in local and yelling expletives at us. Not only did this just fire us up even more, it even earned her corp a war declaration from someone else passing through the system.

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I sent her a citation for her reckless jetcan mining:

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TEARS Citation #50784B Use of Unlicensed Jetcan; 1 Offense
From: Kyle Shephard
Sent: 2010.09.11 05:32
To: Aubrey Oceansong, Serannus Starr

Dear Aubrey Oceansong,

This citation is a direct result of the use of an unlicensed jetcan in CONCORD space. As the authorized TEARS agent in the sector, I confiscated and impounded 2,390 m3 of Scordite valued at roughly 170 thousand ISK that had been left floating in a municipal asteroid belt / warplane. This ore was transferred into one licensed TEARS container awaiting pickup, but has since been destroyed as of 05:32 EVE standard time. Please see the attached citation for the fine due and instructions for remittance. Thank you.

Questions, comments, or complaints may be submitted to subgroup commander Aiden Mourn

Kyle Shephard, Sinq Laison Region TEARS Representative


FORM #46183.A-C93 UNREGISTERED JETCAN CITATION
Issued by: TEAR EXTRACTION AND RECLAMATION SERVICE

Sector ID: 486BFG88499HG-3345-588FN
Jetcan Inventory: See Misc/Ref. Lading Log #6587-15

Operatives of TEARS Alliance, Subgroup: Suddenly Ninjas [YOINK] have issued a member of your Corporation a Citation for Failure to Properly Register an Unsecured Jetcan Residing in a Municipal Asteroid Belt per EDEN Municipal Code #46183.A in 0.8 System: Vylade

Parties In Violation:
Aubrey Oceansong

Infraction of EDEN Municipal Code #46183.A can incur a fine of up to 500,000.00 ISK, authorized destruction of vessel and resulting wreck salvage fees, not to exceed 20,000.00 ISK.

Registration Fee .................................................. 250,000 ISK
Astrogation LIDAR Omission Penalty ............................... 150,000 ISK
Debris Handling Fee............................................... .................. 50.000 ISK
Disposal Fee .................................................. ................... 15,000 ISK
TEARS Licensed Destructable Jetcan x1..................................100,000 ISK
TEARS Officer Ammunition........................................ .........200,000 ISK
Fraternal Order of Salvagers Union Fund Contribution ... 5,500 ISK


Total Assessment: 745,000 ISK

Please Remit Funds to TEARS - Spacelane Sanitation Division
Authorized Representative or your nearest TEARS Alliance Officer.
Failure to submit payment on this citation may prompt additional TEARS action and requisite sanctions.
To which she replied:

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Hi, Kyle --

As we both know that your "citation" is complete and utter bullshit; and as we both know that you griefed and destroyed my Retriever while I was simply mining and minding my own business; please allow me to respond:

(1) Since you copied my Corp leader on this message, I have done the same. I suppose time will tell whether that was an intelligent move on your part or not.

(2) Congrats on the little fiefdom that you have set up in Vylade. You sure seem to have a cushy racket going on -- your pretensions to authority are especially cute and funny.

(3) (This is where I supect I will lose your short attention span) All that said, you and I both know that I was just minding my own business, and I guess I was unlucky enough to wander into your little playground. My bad. But what did you really accomplish tonight? I. for one, just got much closer to cancelling my subcription to EVE -- because, frankly, I came here to have fun, and litlle shits like yourself really can put an end to that, you know?

(4) (This is where I tell you what I really think) Still with me, you stupid ******ed piece of idiocy? I hope so. See, I want you to understand that, to the rest of the world (hell, even the EVE world), your tiny pretentions are just pathetic. OOH, I've gotten a "citiation" for an "unlicensed jetcan"!!! Really? Is that what you and your inbred friends could come up with? Lame, lame, lame -- but have fun with it, as I saw tonight that you and your group of mouth-breathing ******s get off on it. I mean, really? Ambushing miners and trying to make them a part of your utter-geek Thunderdome? Damn, dude, you really need to get out more.

So, Kyle, you killed me. Awesome job, dude -- you blew up a miner in high sec. Congrats. Hell, you might also have just caused me to quit the game, since I'm tired of dealing with shits like you and your little inbreeders -- was that what you intended? If so, congrats again -- but you're going to run short on sheep to shear if you keep it up.

If you ever want to meet MY friends, come on out to low-sec space and they might say hi. Otherwise, have fun in your little fantasy world, keep issuing your "citations," and keep on being what you fundamentally are -- a big, *******, stupid idiot piece of shit bully.

Oh, and just in case you didn't hear me tonight when I rejected your blackmail demand at the cost of my ship: **** YOU.

Aubrey
She's a feisty one.

Next, we had yet ANOTHER Drake decide to flip one of our cans, but I was off selling some modules in Jita, so I had to sit and watch once I got back. This battle was ridiculous. My corpmate from above was engaging the Drake in his Rifter, while getting remote armor repair from another member of our corp. The Rifter managed to burn out two of it's three guns while they were being overloaded, and was left just plinking away with one little autocannon. We did eventually finish the Drake off, but it took almost an hour of fighting:

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Apparently this did not sit well with his friend, though, who warped in with a Hurricane only to get blown to shit by Concord since he did not have kill rights on us.

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And honestly, who is their right mind flies a mining battlecruiser into a PvP fight? Concord did Eve a great service today by blowing this ship up.

To end the night, I found another miner using an unsecured jetcan. I flipped it, and he angrily warped off to station, so I stuck around waiting to see if he came back in a big ship . He eventually did come back, in the same ship (aptly named "ME YOU DEAD"), but he replaced the mining lasers with guns that the ship does not get bonuses to, and of all mis-matched sizes and versions. This ship is specifically suited for anti-frigate work, so I expected to get popped, but I wanted to fight anyway. Well, once he finally engaged, I turned on my autocannons, web, scrambler, and as I was going for my cap neutralizer, I looked up and he was already halfway through structure.

Needless to say, he went pop:

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Played for almost two years and then quit just as they were adding stations.

Was kinda fun upto that point but then just got a bit silly, theres no real skill involved in progression, just a a little bit of knowledge is all you need and so long as you login and skill thats it.

So tip for new players, do some missions for about a month or so, earn isk then stop when your in a BS, all you need to do beyond this point in login and change skill training.

Do this for about 2-3 years, then start playing, might be fun then.
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Played for almost two years and then quit just as they were adding stations.

Was kinda fun upto that point but then just got a bit silly, theres no real skill involved in progression, just a a little bit of knowledge is all you need and so long as you login and skill thats it.

So tip for new players, do some missions for about a month or so, earn isk then stop when your in a BS, all you need to do beyond this point in login and change skill training.

Do this for about 2-3 years, then start playing, might be fun then.
Trying to fly a BS after a month is moronic. You don't have any support skills for it. After a month you should be flying a frigate and nothing more.

Then again, the people that try to fly a BS and run missions after playing only a month are the kind of people I like to shred in my Hurricane.
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Trying to fly a BS after a month is moronic. You don't have any support skills for it. After a month you should be flying a frigate and nothing more.

Then again, the people that try to fly a BS and run missions after playing only a month are the kind of people I like to shred in my Hurricane.
After 1.5 months I was in a Raven soloing L4 missions, so it's not impossible to do. That way I am able to play for free while training mechanic and frigate to 5 (2 weeks) for an assault frigate.
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After 1.5 months I was in a Raven soloing L4 missions, so it's not impossible to do. That way I am able to play for free while training mechanic and frigate to 5 (2 weeks) for an assault frigate.
Oh it's definitely possible if that's what you want to do, and being able to afford a PLEX is nice. Maybe it's just my style of play that disagrees with it. I love the PvP aspect of the game rather than the mind-numbing missions that you can practically go AFK and still finish. All IMO of course. Some people have fun mining all day!

A good idea with a new character is to use the training bonuses to train up learning skills, and use EveMon for suggestions on neural remaps to set up all your attributes for what you want to do right off the bat. Using this method I shaved an entire month of training time off of flying a fully fitted max DPS stealth bomber on my alt.
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All kinda depends if you wanna go the PVP or PVE route. In terms of races, those are roughly what they specialize in:

1) Gallente: Short range damage (sickest damage in game)
2) Minmatar: Speed/agility
3) Caldari: Missiles/Rockets and good tanks
4) Amarr: Amazing tanks, lasers

I got 2 chars, one fully Gallente spec'ed. But it's not perfect for solo-roaming or small gangs unless you fly a Taranis. My other char is Minmatar spec'ed, and for solo and small gang roaming I couldn't imagine a better race. The Dramiel, Cynabal, and Loki are currently my favorite ships...and the Vaga. If I had to pick one until the end of EVE, it would be the Dramiel
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All kinda depends if you wanna go the PVP or PVE route. In terms of races, those are roughly what they specialize in:

1) Gallente: Short range damage (sickest damage in game)
2) Minmatar: Speed/agility
3) Caldari: Missiles/Rockets and good tanks
4) Amarr: Amazing tanks, lasers

I got 2 chars, one fully Gallente spec'ed. But it's not perfect for solo-roaming or small gangs unless you fly a Taranis. My other char is Minmatar spec'ed, and for solo and small gang roaming I couldn't imagine a better race. The Dramiel, Cynabal, and Loki are currently my favorite ships...and the Vaga. If I had to pick one until the end of EVE, it would be the Dramiel
I LOVE the Dramiel, but I get into such ridiculous fights with my frigates that I would hate to lose it. I'll keep flying Rifters for now. Next I'm considering training up for an Ishkur. That ship is just stupidly powerful, and a lot cheaper to lose than a Dramiel. :P
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You can run away from 99% of situations in a Dramiel if you're a good pilot...and I'm pretty sure I could take most frig-sized ships in it. It's also a Vaga/Zealot killer

Setup:

2x150mmII, small Gremlin neutralizer
Coreli MWD, Cold-gas AB, med shield extender, TS scrambler
MicAux powercore, gyro II, internal force field

Core defense rig, aux thruster rig, projectile burst rig

Drones: Hobgoblins & Warriors

Circle gatecamps at 100km, try to split up their inties a bit and pick 'em off one after the other. Against vagas, try to orbit at around 2-3km/s with the AB on, he won't be able to hit you at all. Use your drones and guns to take out his drones first, then just grind him down. Works great against Zealots too, just be careful of neutrlizers. You'll still go 1.2km/s+ while webbed if you use the afterburner (which is why you fit an mwd/ab BOTH at the same time).

Just don't get too cocky in it just because after a while you realize you can get away most of the time
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