Welcome to the sixteenth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to email@example.com. Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!
The third Blog Banter of 2010 comes to us from ChainTrap of the Into the unknown with gun and camera EVE Blog. He asks us: “Eve University turns six years old on March 15th; six years spent helping the new pilots of New Eden gain experience and understanding in a supportive environment. Eve is clearly a complicated game, with a ton to learn, so much that you never stop learning. So, the question is; What do you wish that someone had taken the time to tell you when you were first starting out? Or what have you learned in the interim that you’d like to share with the wider Eve community?”
Yes indeed the new Blog Banter is upon us, and an interesting question indeed, so let’s get started. When I started as a new pilot in New Eden not too long ago (the 31st of July 2009) everything was of course new and unknown, and after learning a lot of the basics of the game I still discovered a few things I would like to have known earlier, so here they are:
- Ctrl-Clicking something in the overview will make you lock it (If it’s in range).
- You can group guns of the same type by shift-click dragging them in the fitting window (Or by using grouping mode when undocked (HUD-Arrow -> Enter Grouping Mode)
- Make sure you know whether a module is passive or active, else you might end up with an active module you think is passive (Yes it happens a lot)
Other than that I also have some resources for the new players (And the players that are new to certain parts of the game) the list follows:
- Drone & Rat Damage Types
A list of the damage types your drones and the average rats/mission NPCs do
- Null-Sec Guide for Null-Sec Newbs
A work-in-progress guide to explain the wonders and horrors of null-sec to the average new guy that’s planning to move to null-sec.
- Simple Chain Ratting Guide
A simple to follow chain ratting guide. It’s the null/low-sec people so most of the time that’s not the new people, but for some of ‘em it might be useful.
And finally, congratulations to EVE Uni and huge props for getting us more stuff to shoot at since 2004. Now I’m sure the other blog banter participants also have lots of useful tips so check ‘em out below.
- CrazyKinux: The Three Pillars of Wisdom
- The Elitist: Helping the new guy/gal
- Hands Off, My Loots: Nothing Needed
- Rantuket: Blog Banter 16
- EVE Opportunist: Nooby Cluey
- Into the Unknown With Gun and Camera: EVE University
- Zero Kelvin: We’re the young ones!
- I am Keith Neilson: Set Your Destination
- Prano’s Journey: Just Like the Very First Time
- A Merry Life and a Short One: No Seriously
- Yarrbear Tales: Nublet 101
- A Mule In EVE: If I only knew
- The Planet Risk Show: Dared to be Bold
- Diary of a Space Jockey: WTH did I get myself into?!
- EVOGANDA: Why?
- A Memoir From Space: 16th Blog Banter
- Death’s Sweetest Kiss: Who What When Where Why How??
- Freebooted: Beyond the Shortcuts
- Learning to Fly: Noobing
- Caldari Outcast: My First Blog Banter Post!
- Roc’s Ramblings: Financial Survival
- Diary of a Pod Pilot: Free Knowledge Inside
- Nullsec Carebear: I could’ve been less of an idiot
- Facepalm’s Ramblings: Something Smells Fishy
- Kirith Darkblade: Do you wish to know more?
- Autopilot Disabled: I’m still starting…
- Finders & Keepers: Relax
- Confounded Capsuleer: What have you got to loose?
- Clan Oriana: Sixteen
- Flashfresh: EVE Blog Banter #16
- Rettic’s The Chronofile: You Make EVE
- Diary of a Bored Spaceman: Past Imperfect
- Chocolate Heaven: Known Unknowns
- Victoria Aut Mors: Blog Banter #16
- Where the frack is my ship: If I knew then what I know now…