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Skills You Regret Training

mathew hopkins
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#41 - 2012-01-12 16:47:11 UTC
DaRiKavus wrote:
Clearly there is an element of eve pilots that plan their skillplans by doing the following.

(1) Get pwned by a shiny ship, decide to train for it. After getting pwned as soon as they undock realise they dont have the pilot skill to actually fly the thing well. Coincidentally these pilots also seem to post on here asking for specific ship buffs/nerfs.

(2) Happen to be walking outside (a rare occurence) when noticing a cloud that kind of looks like a ship they saw undock once in Jita. Time to train for that bad boy.

(3) Whilst looking through the skills and training menu, sneeze. The resulting mucus kind of looks like an arrow pointing at a certain skill. Time to train it.

Come on guys there is literally hundred's, if not thousands of hours worth of research posted on the internet. No excuse for wasting hundreds of hours training a skill that is completly useless......well to you anyhow.

Oh and to the OP I recommend revisiting a Curse, with Recon V it is a very nice ship.....if you can fly the thing correctly ofc.

To those that plan and it just doesnt work out. Well I feel your pain I can pilot a Drake. Something that makes me deeply ashamed everytime I think about it.

The only unfair fight is the one you lose

Regards, Darik 07


Bless your face

Lol, I've just got to admit to being guilty of some of the above.
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#42 - 2012-01-12 17:00:50 UTC
Survey V. It used to be a prereq for something I don't even remember, but now it's utterly useless to me. Also they changed that prereq about 2 weeks after I trained it.
Khoda Khan
Vatlaa Corporation
#43 - 2012-01-12 17:15:00 UTC
Pretty much every capital related skill. I've never been a big fan of capitals and swore I wouldn't touch them on this character and ended up in a triage Thanatos anyways. Only a few months wasted on training capital specific skills, so not a huge time loss. What I hate most is having too many non-maxed skills cluttering my characfer sheet, and I'm not particularly looking forward to spending half a year finishing them off at some point.

One good skill that came out of that skill training blunder was Logistics 5, something I wouldn't have trained otnerwise. I've enjoyed flying logistics a lot more than I thought I would.
Razor Blue
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#44 - 2012-01-12 17:27:11 UTC
I regret nothing
Pecunia Infinita
#45 - 2012-01-13 07:57:38 UTC
Athereon wrote:
FOF and Defender missiles - maybe because I only trained them to Lvl 1 or 2 but they both seem pretty useless

Defenders are useless, FOF are ok -> semi afk ratting in 0sec is priceless, specially when you are dual boxing 2 anoms on 2 accounts, you dont have to pay attention on second account actually...

I regret the following:

All mining skills I have (can fly mining barges /o\ ) !!! I found out I just couldnt sniff rocks :\
Caldari BS 5 and cruise spec -> because ppl told me how raven is great for PVE - it isnt, amarr BS are 100x better in EM weak rat space, and Ill never jump into chimera

Darrow Hill
Vodka and Vice
#46 - 2012-01-13 16:19:14 UTC
While I have quite a few mining skills I no longer use, I don't regret training them.

It's the attribute remaps that really hurt. :(
Jovian Jervada
#47 - 2012-01-14 00:10:00 UTC
Not so much regret them, but I regret focusing on Industry skills as much as I have, as I now have massive waits before I can fit T2 weapons to my ships
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#48 - 2012-01-14 00:46:07 UTC
On this char, not anything I can think of that I regret training...not now we have the hybrid buff. Maybe 11.5 mill in leadership as a Gallente is meh, but I plan to cross train in the future, so hopefully they will come good.

I have an alt with pretty good Planet Management skills, and wish I had put them into something else instead. I find PI so tedious...would just prefer to do something less painful, like castrate myself with a blunt butter knife.

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Rivinshield Trading Inc.
#49 - 2012-01-14 09:12:40 UTC
I am also ashamed i can fly a drake. Flew one once and hated every minute of it
Maluscious Melody
Keepers of Balance
Legion of xXDEATHXx
#50 - 2012-01-16 09:21:45 UTC
I wish you could remove injected but not trained skills from your skillsheet. Maybe they could make it have a 24 hour cooloff period followed by several confirmation windows or something so it was virtually impossible to do it accidentally.
Mike Whiite
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#51 - 2012-01-16 11:44:23 UTC
Athereon wrote:
FOF and Defender missiles - maybe because I only trained them to Lvl 1 or 2 but they both seem pretty useless

F.o.F.'s are underrated. They scare the **** out of every bold Ewar ship trying to solo. I usually carry a few with me, safed me more than once.

The skill I doubt the most at this time is multi-tasking, still don't know why core certificates tell you to train those to three.
Large Collidable Object
#52 - 2012-01-17 18:18:13 UTC  |  Edited by: Large Collidable Object
Mike Whiite wrote:

The skill I doubt the most at this time is multi-tasking, still don't know why core certificates tell you to train those to three.

It comes in handy if you find yourself flying logistics.

For me it would be:
- Afterburner V - trained it on one character when I went inactive for a couple of months and just decided I'd max all kinds of skills I had at IV without spending any thought on it. I'd actually spend training time to untrain it back to IV.

- Marauders V made me some isk back before pirate faction BS were boosted, but today I have no use for the skill at all and would probably ditch it without any refund.

- Hardly ever made any use of my BLOPS and Jump Portal Generation skills, but maybe CCP will look at them eventually, so no harm done.

- I hate flying Dreads and don't plan to fly a Titan, so my Amarr Dreadnought an Capital Energy Turret skills did nothing for me but boring POS-bashes and a few ok-ish killmails - all in all a waste though.

Oh - and being able to fly a Drake or Falcon is indeed quite embarassing (I never did though).
You know... [morons.](
Azn Empire
#53 - 2012-01-17 19:43:28 UTC
Actually it's two skills I was born with, Industry and Mining. Both are at level 1 and I'd like to remove them. Evil

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1-Up Mushroom
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#54 - 2012-01-18 21:30:30 UTC - Well once I train a skill in a section I end up training all the skills in that section, and that makes me happy, so really, none
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Idicious Lightbane
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#55 - 2012-01-19 14:36:06 UTC
The 830k SP I have in Industry from the time when I started playing, that and mining drone ops 3.
Christina Trild
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#56 - 2012-01-20 23:00:05 UTC
getting Mining to 5.... on a Pvp char
Critical Mass Inc
#57 - 2012-01-21 21:55:15 UTC
Although there are skills I don't use as much, I don't regret a lot of them. What I do regret was early on getting a bunch of the cheap skill books and learning level 1 of everything I could. Now my character sheet is full of things I'll never user (hybrid, energy weapons, etc...)

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#58 - 2012-01-23 19:34:38 UTC
right now planeta management ... though i only have 3 skill total in it anll being either lvl 1 or 2, just wasn't a fan of it. but since those skills eventually will be more useful when it comes to incorperating Dust 514... hopefully they'll become useful eventually for me.

from way back in the day, mining drone operation lvl 2... wanted to see them in action, promptly wanted to unsee.

also gallente frig lvl 1... worthless race.
lee boots
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#59 - 2012-01-24 12:50:19 UTC
mining skills. Use to mine in a battleship @one point but gave it up.
cruise missiles
Afterburner lvl 5

Would it not be nice if ccp gave us the chance to go back to 0 sp and reallocate all them sp to where we really wanted them : )
Jacob Stiller
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#60 - 2012-01-25 10:50:33 UTC
1-Up Mushroom wrote: - Well once I train a skill in a section I end up training all the skills in that section, and that makes me happy, so really, none

You're actually training that toon to do stuff? I thought it was just a forum alt.