Things I Wish Players Knew

Every so often I see things that just make my head hurt.  Sometimes it’s failfits, sometimes it’s game mechanics, sometimes it’s meta-game issues, and sometimes it’s sheer wrong-headed stupidity.

Some simple things I want to clear up right away though:

Fit to your ship’s strenghts.  If your ship has a bonus to Missiles, it probably shouldn’t have lasers on it mmmkay?  If you have 700 shield HP and 1200 armor HP, 3 mid slots and 5 low slots, fit an armor tank.  Use the mids for utility mods.  If you have questions please feel free to convo me if I’m online.  Or evemail me.  Or leave a comment.  Quit inflicting ignominy on poor defenseless ships with your own ignorance.

You don’t need to leave a player corp to join a new one.

THIS ISN'T NECESSARY!

You can apply to one corp while still in another.  It happens all the time.  Dropping into a neoob corp for 5 or 10 minutes doesn’t make a difference.  What it DOES do is make you look like a noob.  Things you should do while leaving:  Tell people.  Don’t spring it on your CEO that he is losing a valued member of his organisation.  I’d rather know you are leaving than just suddenly get a notice.  Especially if you hope to come back some day.

1 on 1s are rarely 1 on 1s.  It is far more normal to be 1 on however many friends your buddy can sneak into local.

No matter how pretty This is:

Pew Pew

No one wants to stare at it for 12 hours to help your PI.  Be glad you have friends.  Plan for the next round so it isn’t so slow.

Tears in local make repeat visits not only necessary, but a joy.  Whining in local is bad mmkay?

Can mining is dumb.  I cannot stress this enough.  There is no good reason to can-mine.

People can find you.  Locator agents can put you in a system, if you are in space and not cloaked, probes can let people warp right to you.

EvE is a PvP game.  By undocking you are consenting to a certain amount of PvP.  Crying about it won’t help.  Crying in local REALLY won’t help (see above)

Taking things personally will drive you out of the game.  Players might be malicious, sadistic, cruel bastards, but if you let this game affect you emotionally you will burn out, stop enjoying it and leave.  It’s a game, play it that way.

What about Major Kong?

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About Corelin

An Eve playing Fool who occasionally writes about the shenanigans he and his minions get up to.

Posted on December 2, 2011, in Meta, Things I think I think, Things You Should Know About. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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