Monday, January 30, 2012

Caldari Ship Progression

They wouldn’t even lift a finger to save their own grandmothers from the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal without orders signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters.
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For those that read the last post, you can probably already guess what this one is going to contain.  Today we'll be examining the Caldari race as a whole and how their various combat ships fit together.  I'll again be pointing you to The Altruist for discussion of the ships themselves as I try to focus more on the the order which the ships are likely to fall on a new pilots training path.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Amarr Ship Progression

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There are a lot of choices when it comes to what ship to fly in EVE Online.  In fact, a very common question I see from new players is "What ship should I train for after X?"  This series will attempt to answer that question by providing an overview of the combat ships available for each race and a general guide to how they all fit together.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The More Things Change

"Since we decided a few weeks ago to adopt the leaf as legal tender, we have, of course, all become immensely rich. But we have also," continued the Management Consultant, "run into a small inflation problem on account of the high level of leaf availability, which means that, I gather, the current going rate has something like three deciduous forests buying one ship's peanut. So in order to obviate this problem," he continued, "and effectively revaluate the leaf, we are about to embark on a massive defoliation campaign, and ... er, burn down all the forests. I think you'll all agree that's a sensible move under the circumstances."
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Today's post is admittedly a bit ranty and meta, but it provides a nice contrast to my crunchier post earlier this week.  More crunchy is planned for some posts soon, so consider this a nice distraction for the time being.  With everyone else jumping on the retrospective year-in-review bandwagon, I just couldn't help myself.