Monday, January 5, 2015

Do You Want to Fit a Rookie?

It has been a long day of stuff and I decided to wander into Rookie chat for a bit. I've not been there in a while. Work has been busy. I've been hip deep in my summit documents. But tonight, I'm listing the market and writing about the market and found myself in the perfect position to spend some time answering some questions.

The population is bouncing between 2000 and 2200 people. Not bad for a Monday night. There are all ages represented. The "This is Eve" wave are now to old for Rookie Chat. This is a new generation and the mood and tone is a bit different.

I love tool tips. I'm going to make a confession. I'm not a short cut user. I learned to play Eve with the mouse and I can't seem to move past that. I flip my mouse over the neocom to give them short cuts.

"how do i see my race.. hehe i kind of forget"

Off I went to the neocom and checked the tool tip. Alt + A for the character sheet. This I do all of the time. Cargo holds, wallets, market, recruitment, I never remember the short cuts. Anyway, confession time is over.
"I think I just learned the ways of completing missions faster.  Buy a ship with a large cargo hold and place another ship with a smaller hold in it.  Use the large cargo hold when you have to completed missions that have large cargo and haul the smaller"
Damn they are adorable. The enthusem is amazing. One of the very first questions I saw was someone asking for a Thorax fit. I gave them my basic Shield and Armor Thorax fits. "Don't forget to downgrade for skills," I said. The ships are fully T2 fit.

"Don't share shield Throaxs," someone asks me. I told them that I liked shield Throax, but I didn't think much of it, beyond a silly tweet.

A bit later was a Kestrel fit. I have some nice ones donated by Kaeda and Wex when I was running around in the Caldari Militia this spring.
Philippe Anstian > Sugar Kyle I'm pretty sure people in the rookie help chan aren't gonna be buying fac ammo
I took a moment to think and then said:
Sugar Kyle > I'd strive to use faction ammo if I were to pvp even as a rookie
That is what brings me to writing this post. I had a hard time with faction ammo when I was new. It was expensive and I was poor. Ender sat me down and explained that the extras were worth it for PvP. And it made sense. PvP is fast and exciting and tough and enthralling. Every hit matters. Every second counts. You don't shove your hold up to the gills with ammo and you use the good stuff. I do believe in spending the money if you are going to go looking for a fight.

However, I do need downgraded fits that are more appropriate for Rookie chat. PvE and PvP. So, I'm putting the request out there to anyone who has them laying around or is board and wants to EFT some fits for rookies for all sorts of things, send them over. I frankly do not have the time to build them nor do I take pleasure in wallowing around EFT. I know that other people do. I might as well throw the request out there. If you want to share, toss me an Eve Mail.

So cute...
Tridello Askiras > There aren't any racial modifiers favoring certain ships, are there?
Andre Bernard > Tridello Askiras - You will probably have to by the other race's frigate manual, but you can go to their training schools, take the file Career Agent's mission chains and collect that races ships.

3 comments:

  1. I have been collecting and fitting frigs for rookies for a week or two, now, as part of operation magic school bus. It is a neat challenge and I would LOVE to see some fits for things like the Trstan and some of the destroyers.

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  2. I have decided to start up a new kickstarter account so I can get involved in Rookie chat. It has been years since I started a character.

    Even this morning I encountered a rookie in my wormhole and when I attempted to help him, he simply refused. Too comical that I needed to use that as my write up on the blog this morning.

    I am hopeful that I can assist more than 1 pilot by getting Rookie chat.

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  3. As I have suggested to Mike, talk to OUCH and possibly Agony as they have a lot of beginner pvp fits since they teach beginner PvP. I am sure Eve Uni and some of the others have a lot of them to use as well.

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