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If you had to permanently abandon all ships for one of the four races

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Robot Robot
#1 - 2016-09-26 23:02:19 UTC
People have talked before about which you would choose if you had to fly skips of one race and one race only, but those discussions often devolve into an argument about which is best in the current meta etc.

Instead, imagine that you are forced to extract all spaceship command skills (from frigate on up) for one of the four main races. You have to do this across all characters and all accounts, and are forever banned from having or acquiring these skills on any character you now control or come to control in the future.

Which race do you forsake and why?
Vincent Athena
#2 - 2016-09-26 23:08:53 UTC  |  Edited by: Vincent Athena
I assume you mean extract all the skills EXCEPT for one race.
Most of my characters are Gallente, so it would be the least effort to go in that way. That, and I like drones.
Edit: But it would be weird to have my Caldari, Amarr, and Matari pilots forced into Gallente ships.
Also, CCP would not do this, as they like the idea of players being able to make decisions, learn, then make new ones.

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Robot Robot
#3 - 2016-09-26 23:13:22 UTC
Vincent Athena wrote:
I assume you mean extract all the skills EXCEPT for one race.

No, I explicitly mean extract all the skills for ONE race and be forever barred from flying those ships.
Pandora Carrollon
Provi Rapid Response
Apocalypse Now.
#4 - 2016-09-26 23:40:07 UTC
So you could be anything BUT one... he's going for who's the worst here by my read. I could be mistaken though.
Vincent Athena
#5 - 2016-09-26 23:43:44 UTC
Oh, OK. Caldari, because I almost never fly Caldari.

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Ralph King-Griffin
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#6 - 2016-09-26 23:48:08 UTC
Robot Robot
#7 - 2016-09-26 23:57:02 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:

You, know, I said "one of the four main races" because I knew someone would be a smartass. But they haven't yet built a smartass-proof box.

(love you Ralph)
Nick Bison
Bison Industrial Inc
#8 - 2016-09-26 23:57:15 UTC
Amarr ... hate 'em :-)

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Duckzer Mining Corporation
RAZOR Alliance
#9 - 2016-09-27 01:26:16 UTC
Id sooner not play frankly. Too many pirate ships require two and now with CCPs rebalance and tiericide there is a good smattering of ships in all races. CCP has shied away from the flavor of the month races more and more and into specific ships or classes within races as good alternatives enough that now picking one "subhuman" race isnt something Id do.

And that is credit to CCPs balancing atm.

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Anasta Tahyan
#10 - 2016-09-27 06:58:28 UTC
I haven´t really played around enough with different ships but my spontaneous response would be Caldari. Since I'm Minmatar and love their ship designs and want to be able to fly SoE ships in the future Caldari ship skills are the only ones I could live without.

Would still be pretty ****** to miss out on some Pirate ships though.
Khan Wrenth
Amarr Empire
#11 - 2016-09-27 07:06:34 UTC
Ignoring the parts relating to pirate ships...

My answer would be Caldari. I really dislike using missiles. Their turret use is is weaksauce. Their only redeeming quality is the EWAR. And to be frank, if I had to sacrifice one EWAR, it'd be ECM. I've used it successfully, but by far it is the most nitpicky ewar of the bunch.
Serene Repose
#12 - 2016-09-27 07:23:47 UTC
Ahhhh....right. Smile

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Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#13 - 2016-09-27 07:48:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
March rabbit
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2016-09-27 08:24:04 UTC
For some reason me and alts never fly amarrian ships. Having skills up to T2 lasers though.... What?

I guess my answer will be 'amarr'

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Avaelica Kuershin
Paper Cats
#15 - 2016-09-27 08:27:34 UTC
Based on appearance: Gallente (Honestly, sober up before designing ships)
Based on function: Caldari (They may be the best missile boats but the other races have better overall functionality)
Lan Wang
Knights of the Posing Meat
#16 - 2016-09-27 08:40:46 UTC
amarr....because tengus, rattlers and machs are all we ever need

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Omnathious Deninard
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The Gurlstas Associates
#17 - 2016-09-27 11:04:16 UTC
Minmatar for me, never enjoyed there ships.

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Andrea Cemenotar
Elena Minasse Operations
#18 - 2016-09-27 12:43:45 UTC
the only minmatar ships I have been enjoying are industrial ships [mammoth to be precise]

cosniderign other races have more vessels I like than this then I think I could live without mammoths...
Persephone Alleile
Tartarus Covert Operations
#19 - 2016-09-27 13:09:37 UTC
I never fly Amarr, but I do fly Sister's faction ships which require Amarr skills . . . I guess I could live without my Stratios though
Linus Gorp
Ministry of Propaganda and Morale
#20 - 2016-09-27 15:23:59 UTC

Don't even have to think about that. I'm a pure-blood Gallentean and hate 'em with a passion on every level.
I actually wouldn't even have to extract anything, because I simply do not have any Caldari skills.

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