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Clarification on Neural Remapping

Svajrag Sokarad
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2012-08-13 18:11:25 UTC
I've checked several places and I'm not sure it's been made clear enough;

New Pilots start with 2 free neural remaps, after which they're limited to one per year.
The timer starts when the second freebie is used.

Does this mean that a new pilot has 3 Neural Remaps available to them from the get go? That the pilot can burn 3 right off the bat before being unable to map any more?
This is what it seems to imply, but stating that the timer starts when the second one is used makes one unsure as to whether that means you have to wait a year after the second is used to HAVE a third.
Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#2 - 2012-08-13 18:56:26 UTC
There are two types of remaps: annual and bonus.

Using the annual remap starts a timer. You get another annual remap in a year.

Bonus remaps are not used until the annual remap is used. Using a bonus remap does not affect the annual timer.

So yes, I believe you now get 3 remaps: an annual and 2 bonus.
Celeste Taylor
Ruby Dynasty
#3 - 2012-08-15 12:10:58 UTC
I was also very confused when I recently started playing since I was given the old info with the timer after the second remap. What Tau said is how the system is currently handled, and had I known that the timer starts on the first remap I would have remapped to an Intelligence and perception skewed remap for my first four months. Instead I decided to hang on to what I thought was my two remaps and use the base set for that initial level 4 core skill/standard ship training. I think I would probably been only saved about a dozen days of training, and I guess I have an extra remap by not using one on day one.

My plan is now to spend the first annual (after I hit 5m SP which has been focused on P/W) on I/M for a about 8 months, then use my first bonus to train drones for 4 months. Then spend my second annual on P/W for 10 months (maybe less) then using the second bonus to switch to train social and trade which will take me to a third annual.