Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Finding Answers

Since I have no idea what is being said about half of the time, I have spent a good bit of time looking up the lexicon of Eve. Eve is old enough that it has developed its own internal language for its bits and pieces. Some are easy enough to figure out and some you just figure out eventually, someone tells you, or you have god like powers to understand mutilated language.

I was advised to start reading Failheap Challenge. It is a good forum full of bitter eve veterans that rain down nuggets of intensely dense information. I then have to interpret those nuggets and sometimes I just fail.

Reading up about fleet fights got me to look up a lexicon for Eve. I found Eve University's Lexicon. it was a good starter for acronyms. Eve is full of them. Due to the proliferation of verbal communications, the chatting has become a condensed thick bog of technical jargon that you have to navigate.

It helps a conversation make sense sometimes. Very few seem to remember that these things don't mean anything to someone just starting. I have a terrible habit of not asking someone to clarify their language when I know that they are saying something that makes sense somehow. Due to Eve's enormous out of game resource offerings, I spend my time looking things up to know what people around me are saying.

Its helped me learn why things are better. I function so poorly on the 'because it is' system. I am slowly figuring out that it has been half of the reason why I've not understood PvE ship fits. I was told to get 'this' and 'that' mod for the ship to fit and really, I had no clue what they were or how they worked. Half the time, I was not even turning things on because I didn't realize that they needed it.

Eve isn't obvious.

Phew. The life of a newbie.




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