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Pilot PhD

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Jeyson Vicious
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2012-02-16 02:12:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Jeyson Vicious
When I started just over a year ago I did what everybody does at first. Start to train all manner of ship race and weapon type. But then wisen up and focus - but with an eye towards capitals. And geez, now I feel like I'm in some kind of doctorate Eve program. Cynerosial Field Theory, Advanced Weapons Upgrades, Tactical Weapons/Sheild Reconfiguration, Jump Drive Calibration, Large Hyrid Weapons Specialization.

It'll be 6 months before I get over this hump to the next level. :)

I hope it's worth it and it get to go down in a capital - marauder - black ops blaze of space ship glory towards the end of Summer.

1 day down and 134 days 7 hours and 14 seconds to go!

(This is why I finally broke down a created a couple of Alts because I think every few days at least you just want to hear that skill training complete chime.)
Kehro Urgus
Dark Nebula Academy
O X I D E
#2 - 2012-02-16 02:34:20 UTC
I stuck to Gallente for roughly two years then crosstrained Minmatar and a little bit of Caldari. I still can't imagine goiing for capitals.

Yeeee! 

Jack Miton
Holesale
Holesale Operations
#3 - 2012-02-16 05:43:09 UTC
Crosstraining is highly under rated tbh.
i can use all t2 guns, all frigs 5, all cruisers 5, 2 BS 5s and can fly dreads well.
i only recently ticked over 50mil SP which i'd hardly consider to be an old toon.

the trick is to focus on a play style more than a race IMO.
for example im a combat toon, i dont bother with pretty much any int/mem skills.
hell, i couldnt even use T2 webs or MWDs untill 3 days ago, theyre just not that important for the way i play.

alternatively you can go bad ass ewar, train recons with all racial cruisers 5 and pimped out electronics skills ect.
specialzed logi pilots are also nice to have around.
each to their own.

i find it's much easier and quicker to cross train races than professions.

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Salpad
Carebears with Attitude
#4 - 2012-02-16 20:43:25 UTC
Kehro Urgus wrote:
I stuck to Gallente for roughly two years then crosstrained Minmatar and a little bit of Caldari. I still can't imagine goiing for capitals.


I've played and trained continously for 4 years 11 months, and I haven't trained any race except Caldari, nor gone anywhere near capital ships. I've got support skillz, missiles, drones, mining, and a little industry/science/leadership. Right now I'm training for Logistics/Basi. Eventually I'll train Gallente hulls so I can fly Rattlesnake and so forth, and all Tengu skillz to 5 (I think I trained them to 4 last year).
Batelle
Filthy Peasants
#5 - 2012-02-17 16:43:08 UTC
Jack Miton wrote:

for example im a combat toon, i dont bother with pretty much any int/mem skills.
hell, i couldnt even use T2 webs or MWDs untill 3 days ago, theyre just not that important for the way i play.


wat

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DaRiKavus
Mosh Pit
THE BESTICLES
#6 - 2012-02-17 17:43:51 UTC
Batelle wrote:
Jack Miton wrote:

for example im a combat toon, i dont bother with pretty much any int/mem skills.
hell, i couldnt even use T2 webs or MWDs untill 3 days ago, theyre just not that important for the way i play.


wat



I take your "wat" and raise you a "the hell".



* Anti-Troll filter deployed just in case.
Jacob Stiller
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2012-02-17 22:23:47 UTC
Perhaps he hasn't done his research so he thinks that "combat" is all gunnery and spaceship command.
Deen Wispa
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2012-02-17 23:13:57 UTC
Kehro Urgus wrote:
I stuck to Gallente for roughly two years then crosstrained Minmatar and a little bit of Caldari. I still can't imagine goiing for capitals.


Me too.

OP could be lemming because he has a horrible KB and thinks a capship will put him into God mode and wtfpwn everyone without alot of combat experience :(

High Five. Yeah! C'est La Eve .

Ares Renton
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#9 - 2012-02-18 00:51:53 UTC
Jack Miton wrote:

the trick is to focus on a play style more than a race IMO.
for example im a combat toon, i dont bother with pretty much any int/mem skills.
hell, i couldnt even use T2 webs or MWDs untill 3 days ago, theyre just not that important for the way i play.


That's nothing, I haven't even trained any weapon skills yet on my pvp alt. I just fly an all-tank Drake with neuts in the high slots. I just disable the target and orbit him until he logs off.
Jack Miton
Holesale
Holesale Operations
#10 - 2012-02-20 01:29:21 UTC
DaRiKavus wrote:
Batelle wrote:
Jack Miton wrote:

for example im a combat toon, i dont bother with pretty much any int/mem skills.
hell, i couldnt even use T2 webs or MWDs untill 3 days ago, theyre just not that important for the way i play.


wat


I take your "wat" and raise you a "the hell".

* Anti-Troll filter deployed just in case.


Well considering ive been flying T3s almost exclusively for 2 odd years, my webs and MWDs are always faction anyway and the cap use is a non issue :)

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Mashie Saldana
French Drop-O-Panache
Snuffed Out
#11 - 2012-02-20 20:14:39 UTC
Batelle wrote:
Jack Miton wrote:

for example im a combat toon, i dont bother with pretty much any int/mem skills.
hell, i couldnt even use T2 webs or MWDs untill 3 days ago, theyre just not that important for the way i play.


wat

To be fair you don't need either of those skills to kill little red crosses.
Hamatitio
Death Row Inc.
#12 - 2012-02-24 05:06:02 UTC
People use tech 2 webs in this game? Gross.
Ireland VonVicious
Vicious Trading Company
#13 - 2012-02-26 07:03:51 UTC
Jack Miton wrote:
DaRiKavus wrote:
Batelle wrote:
Jack Miton wrote:

for example im a combat toon, i dont bother with pretty much any int/mem skills.
hell, i couldnt even use T2 webs or MWDs untill 3 days ago, theyre just not that important for the way i play.


wat


I take your "wat" and raise you a "the hell".

* Anti-Troll filter deployed just in case.


Well considering ive been flying T3s almost exclusively for 2 odd years, my webs and MWDs are always faction anyway and the cap use is a non issue :)


If that is all you fly then why are you all over battleclinic telling everyone how to fly every ship out there? Shocked
Jack Miton
Holesale
Holesale Operations
#14 - 2012-02-26 09:14:00 UTC
I have alts...

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