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Aftiel Ascendant
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2011.03.02 20:18:00 - [1]
 

I've been out of New Eden about 2-3 years now. I know I have a lot of catching up to do (hurray for reading!) But I was looking to see if someone would give me a leg-up on where to start. What has significantly changed? When I left B.O.B. was freshly defeated and Tech 3 ships were out but nobody had them yet.

I hear I get SP back toward the Learning skills. ?
I see I need a new portrait.
What's gotten the Nerf bat treatment bad?
What would I ignore that may now omgpwn me?
Any new tech/gameplay items I should read about?
Is there still a trick to running multiple simultaneous clients?

Cheers
~Aft

CCP Zymurgist


Gallente
C C P
Posted - 2011.03.02 21:04:00 - [2]
 

Welcome back!

You may be interested in reading this thread about the learning skills.

Nerf bat? Nothing comes to mind but I'm sure someone will have something!

Ammo has seen some changes recently, specifically T2.

No trick for multiple clients on the PC. I use the same short cut to launch three clients.

I hope that answers some of your questions. If you want to know everything that happened since you have left I suggest reading the patch notes.

mkmin
Posted - 2011.03.02 21:11:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Aftiel Ascendant
I've been out of New Eden about 2-3 years now. I know I have a lot of catching up to do (hurray for reading!) But I was looking to see if someone would give me a leg-up on where to start. What has significantly changed? When I left B.O.B. was freshly defeated and Tech 3 ships were out but nobody had them yet.

I hear I get SP back toward the Learning skills. ?
I see I need a new portrait.
What's gotten the Nerf bat treatment bad?
What would I ignore that may now omgpwn me?
Any new tech/gameplay items I should read about?
Is there still a trick to running multiple simultaneous clients?

Cheers
~Aft


Learning skills: yes, learning skills removed, attributes maxed, skillpoints redeemable into your other skills
portraits: yup. you do.
nerf bat: nothing in particular that I can think of. With ships, projectiles weapons, drakes, and dramiels are the flavors of the month. The sov system was pretty much nerfed to be easier to maintain, harder to conquer, promote blobs. Everything else in space was passively nerfed by making supercarriers (renamed from from motherships) extremely powerful killing anything of any size with no risk or effort.
3 expansions: dominion (sov nerfs/SC buffs) Tyrannis (spacebook added that nobody uses, PI added in a disappointing way, significant drop in subscription rates in protest, mostly lots of drama) Incursion (new PVE content that promotes fleeting with strangers and nerfs everything else in space in incursion systems, plus upgrades to PI making it slightly less disappointing but still not really engaging, introduction of the Noctis salvage ship). Other patches and changes that you may or may not be aware of are 3 rig sizes (which happened to drop prices of all rig sizes and value of salvage) and increased veldspar seeding (dropping mineral prices.) There was an insurance nerf, but I haven't checked in a while how that affected ship and mineral prices. Right now, mineral prices have been on the rise for a couple months.

Lots of subtle stuff, some stuff you may have had to relearn anyway. If you've got questions about changes in specific activities, you'll need a more specific question. :)

Legolas Greenleaf
Posted - 2011.03.03 01:05:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Legolas Greenleaf on 03/03/2011 01:06:12
Originally by: Aftiel Ascendant
When I left B.O.B. was freshly defeated


Funny you should mention that... Cool

tl;dr Goons kicked BOB's ass, took Delve, then their soverignty lapsed because they forgot to pay their sov bills and got retaken by IT Alliance. Goons then fell apart under internal pressure (FREE KARTTOON, etc.) and eventually reformed as the Goonswarm Federation in Deklein.

Fastforward to about a month ago and Test Alliance Please Ignore and various NC cohorts just invaded through Fountain, and IT packed up and died again; the only reason they even still have any sov is because the mechanics make it a damm pain in the arse to take it off of them.

foksieloy
Minmatar
Rockets ponies and rainbows
Posted - 2011.03.03 06:50:00 - [5]
 

Also pay attention to prices, they are nothing like 2 years ago.

A friend recently returned after a long pause and was shocked to see things he has stockpiles of going for 6 times more isk than he payed for them.

Damiez
Amarr
Eye of God
Intergalactic Exports Group
Posted - 2011.03.03 08:32:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Damiez on 03/03/2011 08:36:09
Edited by: Damiez on 03/03/2011 08:35:28
Edited by: Damiez on 03/03/2011 08:33:22
Eve is for B.O.B. no longer rings true... IT have all but gone but everybody hates Atlas

Tell you, the game has changed sooooooooooooo much. I took a few years off and ther are so many new ways of killing people it's unreal...

Making money is sooooooo easy too. I am taking a small break from PVP to get several billion iskies to buy lots of shiny ships to which I will return to 0.0 without the need for ratting... Should be done in a month or two..

Anyhows, good to see more returning players..


Oh, forgot, sooo many stations/outposts in 0.0, the population has gone mad out there..... You are gonna love it...


Ah, forgot, Torpedoes got nerfed so bad, in fact everything has. Fit a warp stab and your targetting is reduced, For every positive mod installed there is a smaller negative..

Oh, and spend your learning skills wisely....


Ah, and... sod it, you will find out...



 

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