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Amyclas Amatin

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Last 20 Posts

  • Dev Blog: Introducing Clone States & the Future of Access to EVE in EVE Information Center

    Nevyn Auscent wrote:
    Bagatur I wrote:
    ffs what is this paranoia about swarms of Alphas here and hordes of Alphas there? do we see swarms and hordes of trials everywhere now? and Alphas are just unlimited trials. there is no reason to think that CCP will change the login limitations for Alphas.

    Except for the bit where CCP have said they are 'considering if they need to implement login restrictions'.
    Meaning that currently they don't have a login limitation.

    And for why this is a bad thing Teckos, because they wouldn't be 'Players' in game. More players (who are worth interacting with and not spewing bile) are a good thing I agree. However each system becoming 100 alts of the same player is a bad thing.



    I think alphas need to work the same way trial accounts do in restricting multiple logins, otherwise it becomes a FREE ALT SPAM mechanic.

    If you think the alt spam won't happen, you're forgetting what game you're playing. Every veteran, who knows the meaning of the term opportunity cost, will make full use of this. If I am invested in this game, I can't afford not to use a billion free alts if you make the option available. I would rather prefer not to do it, but if circumstances dictate that it is the path to the most profit, I'll do it.

  • Dev Blog: Introducing Clone States & the Future of Access to EVE in EVE Information Center

    I can create combat effective fleets out of t1 frigates and cruisers. If you let us play multiple alpha clones, this thing will scale to infinity.

    Economy wise, I can imagine the vexor spam, they don't even have the price of plex as overheads!

    Also, venture spam: the only limiting factor is CPU power.

    If alphas are like trial accounts: you cant log in multiple alphas at once to grind isk or fight - then things would be far more sane.

  • [US/EU] Broski North is recruiting! (#6 corp on Zkill currently) in EVE Corporations, Alliances and Organizations Center

    I still don't get the whole christian alliance thing.

    Will your beliefs keep your space assets safe from heathen viking reavers?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UprcpdwuwCg

  • Looking for a loan: 2B for 5% for 90 days, 2B Collaterized in EVE Gameplay Center

    Sent a contract with some of my more lewdly named ships.

  • Looking for a loan: 2B for 5% for 90 days, 2B Collaterized in EVE Gameplay Center

    Elizabeth Norn wrote:
    Are you even going to want the stuff in Deklein back and why aren't you asking for the loan internally?


    Cos internal loans are 10% interest per month uncollateralized/ 5ish collaterized.

    I'll dig up more highsec things across all my accounts and see what i can scrape up.

  • Looking for a loan: 2B for 5% for 90 days, 2B Collaterized in EVE Gameplay Center

    The nullsec stuff is worth about 2b

    But I'm assuming that liquidating it be through a matter of firesales.

    700M in highsec stuff

    I also have a Saranen stash worth 700M

    4 Battlecruisers, 1 battleship, 4 harpies, 2 scalpels, assorted tackle

    So if someone takes everything:

    If you manage to liquidate the null stuff at 50%, that's 1b, to around 1.2b at 60%
    plus 1.4b in highsec and lowsec goods.

    At 5% interest per month, I'm buying 2b for 2.3b over 3 months.

    Also, I'm not looking to scam or default, but would rather build a long-term relationship with a money lender. Else I wouldn't be posting on my main.

  • Looking for a loan: 2B for 5% for 90 days, 2B Collaterized in EVE Gameplay Center

    Looking to take out a public loan with the following:

    Collateral:

    NPC Null
    1 Rattlesnake

    Deklein, not Ya0:
    Dramiel
    Buzzard
    Scimitar
    Manticore

    Ya0, Deklein
    20 Harpies with fittings
    2 Ishtars, oldschool reaver fit
    Apoc, fitted
    confessor,
    damnation
    a dozen assorted tacklers and bombers and a caracal

    Fountain:
    Typhoon, Sov null,

    Querious
    Svipul, Ishtar

    Amarr
    Maelstrom,

    Other Highsec
    Ishtar,

    Other Sov Null:
    1 fitted Lachesis

    Jita
    Brutix & Ferox,

    Thera
    Harpy, Purifier

    Saranen
    Apoc
    2 cyclones
    1 drake
    1 naga
    4 harpies
    2 scalpels
    bunch of frigs

    PM/EVEmail or Jabber me to negotiate terms.

    I am offering to borrow 2B at 5% per month, 100M paid monthly, principal after 90 days, or earlier.

    Fully disclosing that I'm a goon and I'm posting with my main. Big smile

  • [US/EU] Broski North is recruiting! (#6 corp on Zkill currently) in EVE Corporations, Alliances and Organizations Center

    Al Nomadi wrote:
    GhostDragoon wrote:
    We have Querious all to ourselves now. Come join us.

    You lost 7 systems in two days...


    Friendly bump by the reavers who took your space. <3

  • CCP continuing to "penalize" players 24/7 in EVE Communication Center

    What if your character primarily does station trading?

    Maybe one quarter of my characters are market alts. Having to take them to the nearest rookie system to find a belt rat will be a bit of a chore.

    And even among my combat characters, I might only be using 1 or 2 of them regularly for subcapital warfare. Undocking the rest will also be a chore.

  • FC Headshot per Fan-Fest in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Lugh Crow-Slave wrote:
    I think this whole idea is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Besides some ones FC getting head-shot is one of the ways new FCs are born


    The first time I got to drive a shiny fleet was when Asher Elias got headshotted sometime in 2014 in the middle of Teneferis.

  • FC Headshot per Fan-Fest in EVE Technology and Research Center

    As someone who leads fleets of that kind of size:

    I shoot fcs and I get headshotted myself. We deal with it by having backup fcs, or even fcing from alts in fleet. We just find a way to handle it. FCs don't need special love, we're usually some of the most resourceful people in the game. Some FCs are capable of single-handedly equipping their entire fleets.

    Your average strategic fleet is flown by an FC in an overtanked ship. Cruiser fleets in gsf are fced by nano battlecruisers or overtanked cruisers. Hac fleets and above are FCed by overtanked tech 3 cruisers or command ships. The most important part of an fc ship is not just the tank: it's his expanded probe launcher that takes 220 cpu just to fit. If I FC frigates, I gimp-fit just to squeeze the probe launcher in. T3Ds with that bonus to probe launcher fitting also help a lot.

    Fcs usually expect to be headshotted going in. So you prepare your tanky ships and your remote reps properly. If that doesn't work, your backups take over. I've also nominated veterans to takeover fleets on the fly.

    No one gives a flying **** about the actual squad and wing positions beyond setting up boosts because they aren't really used that way. If I need to split my forces, I would usually be fielding 2 fleets using 2 fcs in 2 separate channels that can talk to each other while sending their own instructions to their respective fleets. But hardly anyone outside the major coalitions have that kind of IT infrastructure to set up communications that way. But also, if I needed 5 small gangs on the field, I would use 5 fleets. Not 5 wings, or 5 squads. And if I could field that many boosters, each fleet would have each own SET of boosting ships to allow them to be in different systems.

    If you really want CCP to design a ship just for fcs, maybe they could iterate on command ships to make them even tankier and with better probing capabilities. Otherwise everything is mostly working as intended.

  • Current meta discussion in EVE Communication Center

    Material requirements to play fozziesov are still zero. Citadels don't really get in our way, yet.

    So interceptors and tanky t1 industrials. And cloaky bullshit.

  • self sufficiency in EVE Communication Center

    Miktek wrote:
    Amyclas Amatin wrote:
    Unless you're selling plex, or having money handed to you so you can fight, behind every successful pvp pilot is a personal money empire. Some of us are crazy enough to eat where we sh*t. That's what living in and defending sov null is like. In my first year of EVE I had to run incursions to play the game for free. Then I started developing money alts that paid for themselves.


    I’ve lived in null, before I had my 2nd account, I used to go out a rat mainly, 25/30 minutes I think it was forsaken havens I used to do (I cannot recall for sure) and I used to pull in maybe 50m but I used to drop MTU to salvage etc (it may have been less than that but let’s say 50m

    And that is the basis around my question, let say it take me 30 mins to make 50m by ratting, if I buy and lose a 300m ship, that is 3 hours to make that money back, if my game time is 4 hours then I am spending 75% of my time ratting to do 25% of PVP and I am.

    In my corp I wouldn’t be covered for that ship in a solo capacity but if I was doctrine and on a fleet I would but my query was more around that “must be isk efficient” notifications that I see on certain recruitment posts, if you had to be 100% isk efficient to buy doctrine ships, some of which can be expensive then doing 50m every 30 minutes just aint gonna cut it.

    As well as myself who has a fairly large bank balance I was thinking about new guys to the game in general and thinking that it is the isk making rather than lack of skills (as it seems a reason for new players not feeling engaged is the SP gap) that maybe drives new players away.


    I flew tackle and ewar a lot when I started living in nullsec. A new player may not have the skills to fly shiny turds properly, but you don't really need them to. I encourage our newbies to fly a variety of roles to see what they prefer.

    Large sov holding alliances (The Imperium is the last one left) are also socialist states that pay their members to fight. Usually the only isk our line members lose is either in implants or from the markup over jita prices if they aren't importing their ships themselves. Many GSF member-corps give double reimbursements to deal with markups.

    Nowadays isk translates directly to skills. In the socialist state that is GSF line member isk goes to plexing accounts and accumulating capitals and supercapital ships as well as investments. But most combat costs are absorbed by the state.

    Also confirming that if we can't afk rat in nullsec, we're all running incursions in TVP on alts right next to those horde and PL guys. That unassailable isk fountain is crazy, but you gotta do what is optimal.

  • self sufficiency in EVE Communication Center

    Unless you're selling plex, or having money handed to you so you can fight, behind every successful pvp pilot is a personal money empire. Some of us are crazy enough to eat where we sh*t. That's what living in and defending sov null is like. In my first year of EVE I had to run incursions to play the game for free. Then I started developing money alts that paid for themselves.

  • why does it seem like CCP is castrating high sec content creators in EVE Communication Center

    Bexol Regyri wrote:
    I have only been playing eve for about 5 months and started out a high sec miner. One of the things that attracted me to eve was that it was pretty much what I expected of space from all the scifi books I read full of good guys and bad guys and that space is not a safe place. One of the things I found out right away was about 1/2 the players in space were not engaged in the game. There would be an ice belt with 30 people in it, but no one was really there. Their ships just mining away while they did stuff in real life. I almost fell into the same trap but then I met the pirates, as I later found out where called gankers in this game, mercs and griefers. At first I was like these guys are jerks to put it nicely. The more I watched them blow up people the more I realized they are forcing people to stay engaged in the game. At the same time I watched CCP make changes to hamper the high sec content creators and cater people to people that are not actively engaged while undocked. How does that help a healthy community?

    so my question is why does it seem like CCP wants to stop or make close to impossible all non PVE highsec content when players have tons of in game tools avoid dying like d-scan, local chat, kills in system on map, etc...?


    Because many pvpers eat in highsec...

  • My ratting carrier got tackled .. well done CCP in EVE Communication Center

    Game balance wise, the song we goons sing is that subcaps must have an effect on capital gameplay.

    The lowered hitpoints is ccp's attempt to do this, but they also drastically increase capital ships effectiveness on subcaps. It's easier to kill frigates in carriers and dreads than it is in battleships. Also the aoe weapons on titans ignore things like sig radius.

    Pre-citadels, goon war philosophy is that you can't have unsupported caps on the field. We only used ours when we had subcap supremacy. Now maybe you can have unsupported caps, but no one has done it on a strategic level. Also supercapitals still can't tackle each other so well without bubble support.

    How the Imperium and PL/NC interprets the mechanics is what will dictate the meta in mass combat.

  • My ratting carrier got tackled .. well done CCP in EVE Communication Center

    Vic Jefferson wrote:
    Eh, I'm thrilled you had a good time with the new carriers, but the old ratting carriers weren't actually all that defenseless with a heavy neut and some geckos or lights, especially with a cyno.

    I don't know how it is going to play out, but as far as I can tell, ratting carriers are far more vulnerable now, or it seems so. Before, you just light and 5-10 other ratting carriers cyno in and spider tank their way to small-gang immunity. Now large remote reps actually rep more on non-fax carriers than capital remote reps...now instead of a group of ratting carriers being self sufficient, it seems you actually need a few faxes on standby to be able to keep them up.



    You won't need faxes if most hostile fleets die by the time it takes to chew through a well tanked carrier's armor.

  • My ratting carrier got tackled .. well done CCP in EVE Communication Center

    Tomika wrote:
    Amyclas Amatin wrote:
    Tomika wrote:
    Where is the evidence that this actually occurred? Or did I fail to detect extreme sarcasm?


    I believe him. Carriers are that good now.


    Hmm. Goon... Minerbumping link in sig... still not convinced P


    Maybe the fact that I'm a goon and I have carriers too will convince ccp to nerf them. Big smile

  • My ratting carrier got tackled .. well done CCP in EVE Communication Center

    Tomika wrote:
    Where is the evidence that this actually occurred? Or did I fail to detect extreme sarcasm?


    I believe him. Carriers are that good now.

  • My ratting carrier got tackled .. well done CCP in EVE Communication Center

    I've been throwing subcaps against capitals on the test server. (I forgot I had my own carrier account subbed. goons don't log in their caps you see.)

    A couple of carriers can alpha battlecruisers and battleships quite easily. Unsupported capitals running around is going to be a thing. The big boys no longer need subcap support.

    Feature working as intended, I think.

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