Category Archives: EVE Online

Return to EVE

Yet again I started playing EVE Online, and have been having more fun with it this time around. I finally have the skills to fly the ships I was aiming for, plus changes over the last year made it better as well. I’m aiming to be able to make enough ISK in the game with my two accounts to be able to play without having to pay actual cash each month. You can buy an in-game item which converts to 30 days of game time (and you can also buy the item on the website to redeem in-game to sell, which is where they all come from). Going rates, as the market is completely player-based, are something like 460m. Which isn’t that bad, I think I can make that sort of credits fairly quickly with my current characters/ships. One kicking ass, and the other helping with support skills, and looting/salvaging to sell to go along with the mission rewards and bounties for killing things.

All pretty much meaningless to you if you don’t play the game, but whatever ;)

Goodbye to my first Raven :(

Well, I managed to lose my first Raven. At the end of a 10 part storyline mission I was up against four other battleships, plus various cruisers and frigates. By the time I decided to warp out, my cap was too low and I basically couldn’t go anywhere at all, as hard as it tried. Much swearing was happening as I watched my shields go down, then my armor, and then structure :( Oh well, it’s a learning experience at least!

2010.05.12 10:30:00

  • Victim: Valintyne
  • Corp: Epic Fail Inc
  • Alliance: NONE
  • Faction: NONE
  • Destroyed: Raven
  • System: Torrinos
  • Security: 0.5
  • Damage Taken: 86550

Involved parties:

  • Name: Juggernaut Torpedo / Guristas Pirates (laid the final blow)
  • Damage Done: 86550

Destroyed items:

  • Ballistic Deflection Field II
  • Invulnerability Field II
  • ‘Arbalest’ Cruise Launcher I, Qty: 4
  • Power Diagnostic System II, Qty: 2
  • Cataclysm Cruise Missile, Qty: 40
  • X-Large C5-L Emergency Shield Overload I
  • Shield Boost Amplifier I
  • Hammerhead II (Drone Bay)
  • Hobgoblin II, Qty: 2 (Drone Bay)
  • Heavy Nosferatu I
  • Large Capacitor Control Circuit I
  • Ballistic Control System II, Qty: 3
  • Heat Dissipation Field II
  • Large Warhead Rigor Catalyst I, Qty: 2

Dropped items:

  • ‘Arbalest’ Cruise Launcher I, Qty: 2
  • Cataclysm Cruise Missile, Qty: 20
  • Shield Boost Amplifier I
  • Hammerhead II, Qty: 4 (Drone Bay)
  • Cataclysm Cruise Missile, Qty: 88 (Cargo)
  • Hobgoblin II, Qty: 2 (Drone Bay)

Most of my useful mods were destroyed, only the two launchers that dropped were of any value. Well, besides the T2 drones. Maybe my Drake might fare better, though probably not. Just don’t have as much DPS there, even though the tank is great. Plus it’s 13 jumps away from where I am at the moment. sigh

Muhahah I tricked you all with a non-WoW post… with an EVE Online post. Heheh.

Also, I just dropped back to using Live+Press 2.1.11 and things are working fine again. The 2.2 update seems to have broken something.