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Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2010.02.20 21:00:00 - [31]
 

I once traveled @35+ jumps in the wrong direction for an op because I spelled the system name wrong and picked one very close to the real one.

Did not pop a cyno when I was told to as I was entering warp to the cyno station, and caused a corp mate to loose their first capital ugh


Slade

Malcanis
Caldari
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2010.02.20 21:58:00 - [32]
 

Originally by: Slade Trillgon
I once traveled @35+ jumps in the wrong direction for an op because I spelled the system name wrong and picked one very close to the real one.

Did not pop a cyno when I was told to as I was entering warp to the cyno station, and caused a corp mate to loose their first capital ugh


Slade



That's right, stick to the story

Kazacy
Caldari
Silent Overwatch
S I L E N T.
Posted - 2010.02.20 22:58:00 - [33]
 

Originally by: SeismicForce
I recently found out that you can also right-click on your capacitor to show the menu you get when you right click your ship in space.

Years of zooming on, clicking 5 times before I get the right spot and get the menu to open, then zooming out again have gone by before this little tip came along.


Ahhhh ****. I played eve over 3 years and i don't know this Shocked . Thx for the tip anyway.

justin666
Posted - 2010.02.20 23:48:00 - [34]
 

i remmeber doin a bs rush 10 days into eve and i fitted it sooo bad that even 2 month newbs laughed wen they got the km

raven fit (i took a screenshot of the ship coz bak then i honnestly thought it was proper powerful haha)

[Raven, New Setup 1]
Ballistic Control System I
Heat Sink I
Heat Sink I
[empty low slot]
[empty low slot]

Large C5-L Emergency Shield Overload I
Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
M51 Iterative Shield Regenerator
M51 Iterative Shield Regenerator

250mm Prototype I Gauss Gun, Antimatter Charge M
250mm Prototype I Gauss Gun, Antimatter Charge M
720mm Prototype I Siege Cannon, EMP M
720mm Prototype I Siege Cannon, EMP M
'Malkuth' Heavy Missile Launcher I, Thunderbolt Heavy Missile
'Malkuth' Heavy Missile Launcher I, Thunderbolt Heavy Missile
'Malkuth' Heavy Missile Launcher I, Thunderbolt Heavy Missile
'Malkuth' Heavy Missile Launcher I, Thunderbolt Heavy Missile

[empty rig slot]
[empty rig slot]
[empty rig slot]

XD

Waukesha
Amarr
Invictus Australis
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2010.02.21 01:41:00 - [35]
 

I remember a guy posting once, that his good friend had been playing eve for 18 months before he figured out he could change skills without losing the skill points of that skill he was changing.
The guy would leave his GFs house at 3am to go home and set a new skill when the current ran out.

Cat o'Ninetails
Caldari
Rancer Defence League
Posted - 2010.02.21 02:00:00 - [36]
 

i tried to defend rancer lol

x

wait that wasn't a mistake... it is my solemn duty

Alchemist's Alt
Gallente
Hysteria Nexus
Posted - 2010.02.21 02:04:00 - [37]
 

I once fitted an omen with lazers

Sahriah BloodStone
Caldari
Black Skull Squadron
Posted - 2010.02.21 02:25:00 - [38]
 

About 3 days after joining my first corp everyone got a mail that X character been involved in a cloning accident and died.

I mistook this for a real person dying and was sad for 2 days

Lance Fighter
Amarr
Posted - 2010.02.21 02:30:00 - [39]
 

Originally by: Sahriah BloodStone
About 3 days after joining my first corp everyone got a mail that X character been involved in a cloning accident and died.

I mistook this for a real person dying and was sad for 2 days

Laughing
This made me question wtf had happened too, but luckily someone explained it to me.

I didnt understand damage types for a good year or two into the game, and would always omni tank all my mission ships

Apoctasy
Lethal Injection.
Hedonistic Imperative
Posted - 2010.02.21 04:54:00 - [40]
 

Originally by: Bomberlocks
My story is that I had absolutely no idea what I was doing when I started off in eve. I didn't realise how important skill training was and thus I spent my first month in eve flying around in first a slasher and then a rifter ratting in hisec belts wondering how on earth other people were flying battleships and other shiny stuff and how they could afford them. I didn't do any missions because, in my very first non-training mission, I got the level 1 break their will mission and got my noob ship killed by the very first npc (angel highjacker lol). That traumatised me enough to think that all missions were hard no matter what you flew. Then, after that first month I started doing missions again but for any agent who would speak to me, meaning that my standings with the various npc corps hardly rose at all.

It was only after I joined my first corp that I started realising what eve is all about.


If that is what you think Eve is about, then lol.

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2010.02.21 06:16:00 - [41]
 

Originally by: Malcanis


That's right, stick to the story


You make it sound like it did not happen.

If only Crying or Very sad


Slade

Typhado3
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.02.21 07:41:00 - [42]
 

I once got blown up twice too a pos cause it was set to shoot on aggression (2nd time I went out to loot my first wreck without waiting 15 minutes).

also some scanning tricks -> you can select and change multiple probes scan range at once. you can also move all probes at once by clicking shift when you drag.

DaReaper
Net 7
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2010.02.21 08:01:00 - [43]
 

Originally by: Khaitethe Meramad
That is so hilarias :D
My story is about locking on target, i didnt know that we can hold control and left click to lock a target until the 2nd month.
After i knew that, i was like xD


Hell i did not learn that till year 4. And i have been in eve 6 years

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2010.02.21 08:11:00 - [44]
 


Did you know you can move the locked target pictograms around anywhere on the screen ?
It's just that the "anchor" is usually hidden behind the overview ? Very Happy

Also, did you know you can right-click the market graph and remove any individual displayed elements on it ?

How about the fact you're invulnerable for 30 seconds after you enter a grid, but only if you don't give any commands whatsoever to your ship ? Not just for undocking and jumping, but warping inside a system too.

Or how about the fact that when your ship is at a perfect standstill, you are considered aligned to all possible points in space, regardless of the direction your ship is "visually facing" ?

Maybe you also didn't know that (for a while now) holding down CTRL freezes your overview, then forces a reset when you release it (so it also clears up any "ghost" items you had on it for any reason).

And last but not least, even if repeatedly mentioned here and there, the fact that an offline module or an EMPTY module slot do exactly the same for rack overheating purposes, except that keeping the rack empty is cheaper since you never have to repair modules that don't exist.


All of the above took me way longer to find out than I would have considered normal for myself, and some I actually forgot for a while then rediscovered them much later.

Neesa Corrinne
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2010.02.21 08:25:00 - [45]
 

Originally by: SeismicForce
I recently found out that you can also right-click on your capacitor to show the menu you get when you right click your ship in space.

Years of zooming on, clicking 5 times before I get the right spot and get the menu to open, then zooming out again have gone by before this little tip came along.


WHAT??!?!? Are you serious? Almost six years of playing and I never knew this. ffs. Embarassed

Agent 42
Gallente
RADIO RAMPAGE
Posted - 2010.02.21 09:52:00 - [46]
 

When I first started out I was one of those people that unlocked Battleships way too soon. In particular I unlocked Gallente BS because I thought the Megathron looked cool. In fact that ship is the reason I went Gallente lol. Anyways a corp mate (also a noob at the time) was can flipped by a Merlin and took the bait. I was using my mega strictly to do high sec mining, but I had a junk fit available that I used to do missions with. I decided I was going to help out my buddy so I double checked my fit and headed towards my friends wreck and started targeting the merlin.

First mistake I made was taking a BS to kill a frigate. Second mistake was to have such a lame fit and skills. I think I had less than 40 K effective HP and my dps was even more pathetic I'm sure. But that's not even the really embarrassing part. It took forever to kill his shields but I was winning. The turning point in the fight was when I ran out of ammo. For 15 minutes I sat there like the ****ing dead lice was falling off of my head because I had nothing to hit him with.

You want to know why I ran out of ammo? It wasn't because I used a lot or because I forgot the ammo. I deliberately brought only enough to load my guns because I was unaware you could re-load in space. That is why I'm the biggest dork to ever play the game. A single merlin popped my mega. I believe the that was my second ship loss.

My first one was even funnier, although a bit less stupid. I joined faction warfare without knowing what it was, I can thank CCP for giving out the free pass to faction warfare with the Apocrypha retail box. I was mining with my exequror and decided to venture out of my beginner 1.0 system and do some exploring. I was practically instapopped the second I entered a Caldari system.

Marlona Sky
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.02.21 10:40:00 - [47]
 

Originally by: Agent 42
A single merlin popped my mega.


Laughing

You lost a battleship to a Merlin. I'm not sure there is anything worse to lose a battleship to. Well, actually...

Noveron
Caldari
Aitnaru
Posted - 2010.02.21 11:13:00 - [48]
 

Same thing happened to me with shield boosters when I started the game.

We're humans! :)

Steve Celeste
Overdogs
Posted - 2010.02.21 11:15:00 - [49]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Maybe you also didn't know that (for a while now) holding down CTRL freezes your overview, then forces a reset when you release it (so it also clears up any "ghost" items you had on it for any reason).

I did not know that ctrl also cleared ghost items, thx.
That will help me defeat those wartarget planets and stargates much quicker Very Happy

And ontopic: I once put skillpoints into Caldari Rolling Eyes

Catrina Denaries
Caldari
Posted - 2010.02.21 13:33:00 - [50]
 

Originally by: u die
Some years ago, before Castor, one of my friends has flown a Thorax, fitted with railguns. He has not been very satisfied with the damage output, so he fitted a damage mod. Later he told us, that now his ship rocks, she (the ship) kills pirates faster than ever before.

Months later he noticed, that heat sink does not boost hybrid weapons at all. We lol'd.

Always read the module description.
Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy
Epic.

Joe Skellington
Minmatar
Matari Legion Holding
Matari Legion
Posted - 2010.02.21 17:25:00 - [51]
 

After a year of playing, I was training an alt doing the tutorials and found that you could stop your ship with control + spacebar.

u die
Minmatar
Sugarcane Technologies
Posted - 2010.02.21 17:49:00 - [52]
 

A couple months ago I was *****ing about the interface to my friend; you know that if you have 8 items in your high slot and weapons aren't grouped the modules will overlap with the drones window and the fleet window.

Then my friend told me to move the ship interface to the right. I have been playing this game since 6 years and I did not know that this is possible.

Hold left and right mouse button on an empty area next to the capacitor circle and drag the whole interface to the left or right.

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2010.02.21 17:50:00 - [53]
 

Originally by: Marlona Sky
Originally by: Agent 42
A single merlin popped my mega.


Laughing

You lost a battleship to a Merlin. I'm not sure there is anything worse to lose a battleship to. Well, actually...



Those should be posted in the mining BS thread to show where they are going Laughing


Slade

Ragedman
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.02.21 20:10:00 - [54]
 

I once fitted gang links on my Erebus, then would make a gang with myself and rat in HED-GP local.

Acrid Acid
Posted - 2010.02.21 20:44:00 - [55]
 

Wait they are not passives?! OMG all this time...


/facepalm

The AEther
Caldari
Agony Unleashed
Agony Empire
Posted - 2010.02.21 21:12:00 - [56]
 

My first Gallente and Amarr ships were all shield boosted. Luckily a month into the game I discovered these forums and the joys of armor tanking Laughing

I also remember a particular kill of a Drake that had two gyrostabilizers in low slots.

CyberGh0st
Minmatar
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2010.02.21 21:30:00 - [57]
 

I recently found out you can do weapon grouping INSIDE a station !
Rolling Eyes

Xyfu
Minmatar
Love From Above
Posted - 2010.02.21 23:52:00 - [58]
 

Originally by: u die
A couple months ago I was *****ing about the interface to my friend; you know that if you have 8 items in your high slot and weapons aren't grouped the modules will overlap with the drones window and the fleet window.

Then my friend told me to move the ship interface to the right. I have been playing this game since 6 years and I did not know that this is possible.

Hold left and right mouse button on an empty area next to the capacitor circle and drag the whole interface to the left or right.
Just left click. You can drag the capacitor itself, too, no need for this empty space bull****.

Mal Lokrano
Gallente
The Executives
Executive Outcomes
Posted - 2010.02.22 00:28:00 - [59]
 

I once lost a Megathron to a Thorax. It was the first day I could fly BSs too.

In 0.0 I once lost a Stealth Bomber to a 2-3 day old character, so let that be a lesson to new players that pvp is always possible when your new.

Scientist2536
Posted - 2010.02.22 00:47:00 - [60]
 

double clicking items in your overview will either make you approach them or if your within 2500m, double clicking will open them (cans, wrecks, structures)


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