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Ship dirt?

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Eragon Thiestant
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2016-08-02 22:46:51 UTC
Yeah so I recently re-subbed to EVE a month or so ago, after a year hiatus, and I was slowly going through the EVE Online Youtube channel, and I found a video on ship dirt. I thought this was pretty cool and logged in and jumped into my 4 year old vindicator that has been sitting in station for 1 year and there is not a single spec of dirt on it. I have been intensively using it since then in Incursions and nothing has appeared? I have all the settings on the game maxed out and I am wondering if there is a hidden feature somewhere that I have to enable to be able to see ship dirt?

Am I just being a idiot or something? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Any help is appreciated.

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Shae Tadaruwa
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#2 - 2016-08-02 22:51:09 UTC
The dirt should appear over time.

Most of my ships are dirty as hell on my main.

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Cien Banchiere
Extrinsic Arcadia Distribution
#3 - 2016-08-02 22:53:39 UTC
Dark ships don't really show dirt well. I'd go as far to say some ships don't display dirt that well at all. (looking are you barges and exhumers).
Algarion Getz
Aideron Corp
#4 - 2016-08-02 23:00:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Algarion Getz
Cien Banchiere wrote:
Dark ships don't really show dirt well. I'd go as far to say some ships don't display dirt that well at all. (looking are you barges and exhumers).

This. I cleaned my ships today. On my Vargur (=brown) i didnt even notice the dirt until i cleaned it. On my NAPOC (=white) you could see the thick layers of dirt from like serveral AUs away.
DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2016-08-02 23:18:48 UTC
Every time a ship enters a station, the maintenance crews dock the ship and give it a complementary wash and wax, they even clean the porthole windows.



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Brokk Witgenstein
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2016-08-02 23:33:53 UTC
They even clear the cargo hold and cart it off to Jita for Your convenience ;-)

but seriously, I can't see the dust either. Would it already be time to clean my screen? Last spit 'n polish was it 2007, perhaps it is due...
Yokai Mitsuhide
Doomheim
#7 - 2016-08-02 23:35:45 UTC
Just fly Minmatar, they come covered in dirt before you even assemble the ship.
Eragon Thiestant
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2016-08-03 00:24:29 UTC  |  Edited by: Eragon Thiestant
How do you go about cleaning your ship in the fitting window? I don't see anything on it.

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Paranoid Loyd
#9 - 2016-08-03 00:26:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Paranoid Loyd
Eragon Thiestant wrote:
How do you go about cleaning your ship in the fitting window? I don't see anything on it.

There is a tab on the left that needs to be opened to access the button.
http://i.imgur.com/0Ph676E.png

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Eragon Thiestant
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2016-08-03 00:32:04 UTC
Paranoid Loyd wrote:
Eragon Thiestant wrote:
How do you go about cleaning your ship in the fitting window? I don't see anything on it.

There is a tab on the left that needs to be opened to access the button.
http://i.imgur.com/0Ph676E.png



Thanks I found it!

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Serene Repose
#11 - 2016-08-03 00:41:19 UTC
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We must accommodate the idiocracy.

CCP Darwin
C C P
C C P Alliance
#12 - 2016-08-03 00:44:12 UTC
Eragon Thiestant wrote:
Yeah so I recently re-subbed to EVE a month or so ago, after a year hiatus, and I was slowly going through the EVE Online Youtube channel, and I found a video on ship dirt. I thought this was pretty cool and logged in and jumped into my 4 year old vindicator that has been sitting in station for 1 year and there is not a single spec of dirt on it.

The first time a ship is loaded (after the feature was added in December, 2015) it's set to a "clean" state and it accumulates dirt from there. Since you had taken a year off from Eve, the ship in question hadn't been loaded after the feature was added until you renewed your account and logged on, so at the time you inspected it, it was clean. You should start to see noticeable signs of dirt accumulation after about a week.

Unfortunately, ships that were in the game before the feature was added didn't contain any record of their assembly or manufacture date, so they all start out as clean on their first use after that point.

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Shallanna Yassavi
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2016-08-03 01:36:49 UTC
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Elmund Egivand
Sebestacny Circle
#14 - 2016-08-03 01:56:42 UTC
Cien Banchiere wrote:
Dark ships don't really show dirt well. I'd go as far to say some ships don't display dirt that well at all. (looking are you barges and exhumers).


Try to find dirt on a very old Minmatar ship.

I bet you won't notice them at a glance. You have to really, really squint.

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Lan Wang
Knights of the Posing Meat
#15 - 2016-08-03 07:56:52 UTC
my bhaalgorn is dirtier than my ex, love it

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Linus Gorp
Ministry of Propaganda and Morale
#16 - 2016-08-03 09:41:51 UTC
Yokai Mitsuhide wrote:
Just fly Minmatar, they come covered in dirt before you even assemble the ship.

It's rust and duct tape, not dirt.

When you don't know the difference between there, their, and they're, you come across as being so uneducated that your viewpoint can be safely dismissed. The literate is unlikely to learn much from the illiterate.

Fye'16
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#17 - 2016-08-03 09:51:02 UTC  |  Edited by: Fye'16
What? Ship dirt is a thing?

I returned to EVE 2 months ago and never knew this! This is so cool! (Unless this is some kind of really contrived, CCP developer endorsed troll...)

I don't think any of my ships have lived long enough for this to happen maybe?

Does changing the SKIN on a ship clean the dirt off? Or does the dirt stay until the 'clean' button is clicked?
CCP Darwin
C C P
C C P Alliance
#18 - 2016-08-03 10:52:00 UTC
Fye'16 wrote:
Does changing the SKIN on a ship clean the dirt off? Or does the dirt stay until the 'clean' button is clicked?


I believe that changing the SKIN should not reset the dirt, only pressing the "clean" button, or repackaging and assembling again.

CCP Darwin  •  Senior Software Engineer, Art & Graphics, EVE Online  •  @mark_wilkins

Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#19 - 2016-08-03 11:27:30 UTC
Yokai Mitsuhide wrote:
Just fly Minmatar, they come covered in dirt before you even assemble the ship.
What is this assemble you speak of?

Minmatar ships are created when you turn on an electromagnet in a celestial scrapyard.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

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Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#20 - 2016-08-03 16:11:49 UTC
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