The Cranky Sysadmin A world of technology, fun, and ignorant rants.

June 16, 2010

EVE – Catching up.

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 7:40 pm

There has been a lot going on in the world of EVE for me. Planetary Interaction is live. I bought and sold a strategic cruiser. I took a fast trip to New Eden, and now I live in a wormhole.
My Going to and fro in EVE

May 29, 2010

Old Skills, New Skills, ISK efficiency

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 6:53 pm

There are 5 new skills for planetary interaction: Remote Sensing, Planetology, Advanced Planetology, Command Center Upgrades, and Interplanetary consolidation. The whole pile costs less then 10M and it should take just a few days to train into all of them. I’ve got my industry alt on that. It looks like it could provide a semi-passive income flow. If it’s reasonably profitable, I’ll train them up on my combat character too… Maybe I’ll train some PI alts if it’s good enough.
Old skills and making more money

May 25, 2010

EVE. A Look at Strategic Cruisers

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 12:04 pm

When Strategic Cruisers were first introduced last year, I ignored them. The cost was prohibitive (800M just for the hull, billions with the subsystems) and my dominix was great for my uses at the time. As time passes, the cost of these cruisers has fallen a lot and I have different needs. My spending power has also gone up.
Why would I want a T3 cruiser?

May 2, 2010

EVE: Anomalies in 0.0

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 12:06 pm

When I wrote my last post about missioning in hi-sec making more then stuff I could do in 0.0, I was probably incorrect. I’ve been running anomalies Syndicate, and even in my Ishkur, I make as much or more ISK per hour then running missions in hi-sec. Also of note, you can run combat missions in NPC space. The awards (LP and ISK) are about 60% – 80% higher then hi-sec. I believe even the courier missions are worthwhile in 0.0.
How I run Anomalies

April 24, 2010

EVE Choosing a mission ship

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 1:28 pm

These days, I spend my time in EVE jump cloning between my hi-sec mission hub to make money, and the alliance home in Syndicate. Syndicate isn’t a money losing place to live, but with my skills, it can’t compare to a nice hi-sec mission hub for money. While cranking out level 4 missions in Gallente space, I’ve been thinking about my setup, my skills, and the fastest way to clean out these level 4’s solo.
Level 4 Mission Ships

April 11, 2010

EVE and Traveling in 0.0

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:25 pm

I’m mostly settled in to my new home in Syndicate region. This area is a bit of a no-man’s land. One of the things I’ve noticed while looking at the DOTLAN maps and watching the corp chat is that many people die needlessly in lo-sec and 0.0.

Travel in 0.0

April 7, 2010

Syndicate… again.

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:59 am

My main character has moved on to a new corp. How it happened was a little odd. I had an evemail chat with my boss about the activity level and current plans. He encouraged me to chat with an acquaintance of his and maybe join their company if it is a good fit. He also asked me to report back about my experiences. I think he has an eye toward either merging or joining their alliance. My industry alt is still in my old corp. If I like the new corp, I’ll move him.
Ch-ch-ch-Changes!

March 30, 2010

EVE- Worlds Collide

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 9:08 am

I’ve heard that one of the hardest L4 missions in EVE is “Worlds Colide”. I’ve always passed on it because I didn’t think I had the time to do it on the work nights when I’ve received it (or maybe I was scared). Well, I finally completed it last night. I got the Gurista Overlord spawn (no good loot). This mission is less difficult then Assault in my opinion. You have to watch your drones though as various groups like to go after them. The comments on eve-survival suggest that the NPC’s will switch agro from you to the drones. I didn’t experience this, but some groups seem to prefer your drones initially. The haul was about 50 million ISK in bounties, rewards, and loot.

March 29, 2010

A Cautionary Tale for Hi-sec Travelers in EVE.

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:51 am

While traveling from Hek to Dodixie in my bestower (industrial tansport ship), I got blown up by someone in a tempest. I had about 250 million ISK of junk in the hold including my trusty Ishtar (119 M in dodixie just for that). It was one shot, one kill. I didn’t see any indication of targeting, so I assume that passive targeting was used. Fortunately, I had just sold off some faction fittings and other valuables while in Hek, so the loss wasn’t the end of the world.
My tears over a lost bestower

March 28, 2010

What is “End Game” in EVE?

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 9:45 am

My current corp is currently active at a different time then I am. They’re all on from midnight to 3AM EDT, and I’m on in the evening. Because of this, I’ve been thinking about moving on. I haven’t yet because I haven’t decided what I want to do. I figured I’d write a post on the different end games that I see in EVE since I’ve been thinking about them. I’ll probably miss some facets of the game as I’ve never partaken in them.
End Game activities in EVE

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