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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Barathorn » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:05 am

So after finding out my PC won't run Star Wars and thanks to Xmas meaning I will not having any spare cash to upgrade for a while I asked a friend and got a 21 day trial of Eve.

I have to say, the pace was slow to start with, the tutorials weren't as helpful as they could be and the learning curve is steep but it looks beautiful, has a certain something that drags you into the game and runs like a dream even on my old machine.

I had a really good time just doing the starting missions and mining and I recommend the game to anyone who likes to plan ahead at developing their character.

I still don't have a clue what I am doing however.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Sabindeus » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:59 am

While hitting Back from the SWTOR thread and reading this thread title for the umpteenth time I have concluded it would be more appropriately applied to TOR

I mean Jedi are totally laser paladins in space.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Rakona » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:30 pm

so, I'm still bored as snot, and trapped again in a null sec station with the corp i am in moved to another alliance. so I'm not renewing eve this month. we'll see how things go along, but yeah, unless something crazy happens imma be mia for some time. leaving an email address in my profile here if anybody needs to contact mah.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Fridmarr » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:00 pm

Sabindeus wrote:While hitting Back from the SWTOR thread and reading this thread title for the umpteenth time I have concluded it would be more appropriately applied to TOR

I mean Jedi are totally laser paladins in space.

While you have a fair point on the "class" concept, you're going to actually have to fly in SWTOR before it counts though. Ships on rails with a space backdrop don't quite cut it, I could go back to TBC for that.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby aureon » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:35 am

Prepare yourselves, patch week is coming!
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Invisusira » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:11 pm

New expansion means a new login screen and new theme music. I was quite fond of the Incarna score, so I made sure to archive it. After looking around on the web, I found there's a lot of love for the other old login screen themes, so I dug around to find high quality versions of all of them and uploaded them to my website this morning.

http://www.modenstudios.com/EVE/music/
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Malthrax » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:54 am

I like the new backdrop for Crucible, but the music is jarring and irritating (to me)... much preferred Incarna's.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Invisusira » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:24 am

Yeah, I liked Incarna's login music a lot more, too. Fortunately, you only have to listen to it for a few seconds!
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby aureon » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:35 am

i actually prefer crucible music.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Invisusira » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:44 am

Hulkageddon will be starting in January; this is an annual event where people go around suicide-ganking Hulks in high sec. This means two things:

1) If you're a miner, particularly one in a Hulk, probably take some time off or be prepared to lose your ship.
2) Hulk prices will be jumping drastically in the coming couple months.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Invisusira » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:45 am

Random factoid of the day -
I've been toying around in my head how much WoW gold is worth vs EVE isk. After trying to figure out how much is "a lot" in each game, I finally just went to a gold buying site to see what the real money value is. Turns out about right.

A Large Amount:
1,000,000,000 ISK ≈ 25,000 Gold

A Decent Amount:
40,000,000 ISK ≈ 1,000 Gold

A Useful For Small Purchases Amount:
1,000,000 ISK ≈ 25 Gold

Still looking for Sum Bara in game!
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Malthrax » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:52 am

Invisusira wrote:Random factoid of the day -
I've been toying around in my head how much WoW gold is worth vs EVE isk. After trying to figure out how much is "a lot" in each game, I finally just went to a gold buying site to see what the real money value is. Turns out about right.

A Large Amount:
1,000,000,000 ISK ≈ 25,000 Gold

A Decent Amount:
40,000,000 ISK ≈ 1,000 Gold

A Useful For Small Purchases Amount:
1,000,000 ISK ≈ 25 Gold

Still looking for Sum Bara in game!


so a 40,000:1 ratio, appx.


Interesting. I managed to hit 1M gold in WoW after about a year of semi-serious AH shenanigans. Wonder if I can hit 40B in EvE in a similar amount of time.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Barathorn » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:51 am

Invisusira wrote:Still looking for Sum Bara in game!


I believe the person you may be looking for is a young girl by the name of Seera Vandelli.

I got my Scythe this weekend so after a week of on and off playing I have a Scythe and a Thrasher and some half decent skills.

What I don't have is a plan from here other than socialising with my friends in their small corp.

I would like to fly a fleet support ship I think that can shield tank and shield transfer - think a disc priest in Eve I guess. Any ideas?
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Malthrax » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:32 am

Barathorn wrote:
Invisusira wrote:Still looking for Sum Bara in game!


I believe the person you may be looking for is a young girl by the name of Seera Vandelli.

I got my Scythe this weekend so after a week of on and off playing I have a Scythe and a Thrasher and some half decent skills.

What I don't have is a plan from here other than socialising with my friends in their small corp.

I would like to fly a fleet support ship I think that can shield tank and shield transfer - think a disc priest in Eve I guess. Any ideas?


http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Scimitar

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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Invisusira » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:29 pm

Yep, either the Scimitar or the Basilisk would fit the bill for you. The Basilisk is more or less better at the role than the Scimitar, but the Scimitar is faster and more agile. Plus it looks like you're already going for Minmatar ships.

Shield Emission Systems IV, Logistics IV, Energy Management IV, Energy Systems Operation IV are all pretty much required as a minimum to fly a shield logistics ship well. You'll also need to train Minmatar Cruisers to V.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Dapaladin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:58 pm

Man doing some incursions atm pretty crazy stuff
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby laterna » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:31 pm

I'm a bit at a loss at what to do right now in EVE.

I've got enough ISK (or rather, I can get enough ISK) to pretty much do anything/get anything. I can improve on my incursion running by getting a nightmare, but why exactly?

I'm considering getting into industrial stuff, but even that is a bit boring after I found out I have to spend around 100 days of training to actually make anything at a profit...

I've tried fooling around WH's, but without a corp, thats a fail, and I end up just being ganked if I'm solo (I lost another drake today in a C2, Cloak guy came in, scrambled me, and poof. I did make up enough to cover costs before duying though)

I'm not sure if I'd like to try out PVP, especially because I feel at an insane disadvantage to people who have near perfect skills.

Doing missions isn't worth it for me, I make more ISK running incursions anyway...

The only thing I found to be remotely intresting is scanning down sites/anomalies and doing those. However I only ever found up to 3/10 sites in highsec, and I don't have any access to lowsec areas. My lowsec/nullsec experiences are of the "go there and die" sort. I'd like to find some sites to clear out with my CNR, preferably areas with a high enough DED rating, good loot, but without feeling like I'm going to die if I don't pay attention to local/Dscan for half a second

I really don't know what to do. I'm trained enough where I can fly pretty much anything in a few days training

I can fly a charon (freighter) in 3 days training. I can fly any BS in 8days training, I already have all cap related skills to IV or V, got the basic 3 PI skills to IV etc.

Now that I have the ISK to do anything I want, I just don't have something that I want to do...

The only thing I'd be intrested in is fiding a good C5-6 WH corp that pvps too and joining them, but those want you to be a carrier+ pilot or an insanely high skilled non-caldari BS pilot(which I am not)
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Invisusira » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:43 pm

Give PvP a shot. EVE's backbone is PvP. Much like L4s, even lowskill pilots in frigates can make a difference in PvP fleets (even more so, actually). My corp (which you are in) semi-regularly does destroyer/cruiser nullsec roams and battlecruiser gatecamps and it's an absolute blast. Don't be afraid of dying and/or losing your ship (especially if you can afford it!), don't be afraid of low/nullsec - it's a blast!

I should really set up a Maintankadin roam sometime here.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby laterna » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:58 pm

Invisusira wrote: My corp (which you are in)


:shock: you don't say!

The problem is I don't seem to get any of these events of lowsec roams, or they simply just mention it in TS which I can't sit and afk in all day.

I actually got excited with the war thinking it would actually be fun times, got a proper T2 Merlin tackler etc, which at my current wallet I can afford to lose 95 times but I didn't get to use it on anything :/

I did try it on 1vs1 frigates with corp members but their guns would just shred me while my missiles would just ouright fail.

I guess thats why I'm not too keen on going into PVP. Also the whole vibe of older players in the main corp treating the newer players like brainless morons kind of ticks me off PVP I guess. Alot of it has to do with posting a fit for something and just getting a "lol thats bad, use my fit or you suck" reply I guess. I can understand having a terribad fit, but I dislike it when I'm just told "thats bad" without an explanation on why/how its bad. Which I guess will translate to a similar reply if I do something wrong in pvp etc.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby aureon » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:57 am

@40b: A year or so of trading sounds about right. I'm around 25b myself - i didn't ever hit more than 200k gold in WoW, being a GM and funding half the guild with epics "just 'cause i can" is bad for that.
@PVP: Try some roams, and see if you like them. That's it. I wanted to dive in, but i've got no time during winter :'( I've got three chars incursion-ready and i'm not running either, too.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Invisusira » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:09 am

Hm, I haven't personally noticed maincorp members acting like that at all. For the most part, they've been very, very helpful; that's kind of the point of the academy. Sure, every now and then one may say something like that, but I'd say that's definitely the exception, not the rule.

Keep an eye on the forums and corp mails, "official" events are usually pretty publicly posted. And yeah, I agree that that war was a disappointment. I was hoping for more, but turned out to just be another one-man corp.

Give it a shot, though, when you can. Gang pvp - be it roams or camps - is a hell of a lot more fun than 1v1, at least for lower-skill pilots like you and me. It's been the most fun I've had in EVE so far, really.

Also, random graphics picture - CNR in 1) classic 2) Trinity 3) Crucible.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Dapaladin » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:21 pm

Hey aureon is the tracking and damage difference really worth not being able to shoot longer ranges?

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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Odius » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:49 pm

I've been playing EVE on and off for the last 3-4 years when I'm bored of WoW as well.

My toons are "Raymond Fraser" and "Odius McGee"

I've added the Maintankadin channel on both of them now.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby Torakka » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:52 am

Dapaladin wrote:Hey aureon is the tracking and damage difference really worth not being able to shoot longer ranges?

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My experience is, that incursion mobs tend to orbit within 20 km and thus they usually are within multifreq-pulses' optimal. Also, they are pretty damn fast.
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Re: pew pew laser paladins in space [EVE]

Postby laterna » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:13 am

Torakka wrote:
Dapaladin wrote:Hey aureon is the tracking and damage difference really worth not being able to shoot longer ranges?

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My experience is, that incursion mobs tend to orbit within 20 km and thus they usually are within multifreq-pulses' optimal. Also, they are pretty damn fast.


This is true for VG's where you end up hitting against frigates. In assaults and HQ's you need around 50km hitting range as dps, and 150km as sniper
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