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Are you addicted to SP?

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Shionoya Risa
The Xenodus Initiative.
#81 - 2015-08-10 22:43:35 UTC  |  Edited by: Shionoya Risa
I did a year of Int/Mem on this character not too long ago, I'll need to go back when I run out of skills and end up doing capital stuff though.

I do however have a 847 day plan of Int/Mem on another character, which I'll be starting after 392 days of Per/Will. Sad

Edit: Forgot to link to the site! It's http://evesp.com
The Larold
This is an anagram of itself.
#82 - 2015-08-22 18:48:48 UTC
I just found this thread and I had to toss something out there.

I've got a very good friend for the past 20+ years, who's a heavy-duty gamer and very thoughtful. We noticed that we both had this tendency you describe, but not just in Eve, but with a lot of other games out there. Specifically open-ended RPGs and games with fixed endings, but which require a massive number of milestones to be reached.

My friend then coined (about 12+years ago) one of the best terms I've ever heard in my gaming career - the 'Completionist syndrome."

I think that's what's happening here. I have it. You have it. Tons of us have it. Let me give you an example.

When I played Morrowind, I was the type of player who was figuring out how to level every skill up to 100%. When Skyrim came out, I wasn't interested. Because I heard it was impossible to train all skills to 100. I know that sounds ridiculous, but it's just the way my brain is wired. I don't want to play Zelda through to just win - I want to find _every_ secret and item.

I see a gap, and I absolutely have to fill it. I like to joke that Level V skills are what keep CCP in business. :)

I'd be curious if you folks out there notice that you have this tendency in other games outside of Eve - your brain is addicted to 'completing' things, if that makes sense. Not winning a game, but completing everything, including winning.
Avvy
Doomheim
#83 - 2015-08-26 22:48:27 UTC
The Larold wrote:

When Skyrim came out, I wasn't interested. Because I heard it was impossible to train all skills to 100.



It wasn't impossible to train all skills to 100. All skills at 100 would give you a level of 81.

The problem was there were 251 specialisation points, which meant to get them all you would need to be level 252. However in the early days you could only reach level 81 so you would have a total of 80 specialisation points to use.
digitalwanderer
DW inc
#84 - 2015-09-28 06:10:50 UTC
Not as much as I used to be, given that after 12+ years of playing, I've had the basics covered for a long time now and the big 300 million SP mark isn't that far away anymore ( early 2017 and it's done ) and skills that I actually want to take to lvl 5, are dwindling fast too.



I'll max out skills that have an impact of the performance of ships in some manner, so corporation skills, production skills, research skills, marketing skills, mining skills, will stay at lvl 4 and that's more than good enough.....



223 skills are done to lvl 5 as of right now.
Mephiztopheleze
Laphroaig Inc.
#85 - 2015-09-28 06:57:58 UTC  |  Edited by: Mephiztopheleze
digitalwanderer wrote:
223 skills are done to lvl 5 as of right now.


25 to Level V here!

Will be 32 after I've grunted through a bunch more before *finally* remapping in December after ~14 months of an Int/Mem map. Assuming I don't add any more to the queue that is.....

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Zihao
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#86 - 2015-09-28 06:59:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Zihao
0 skills at level V

:negativeman:

But hey, 92 skill at level III, so I got that going for me, which is nice.
O'nira
Perkone
Caldari State
#87 - 2015-09-28 13:26:27 UTC
id rather have 40 ships that i can fly well rather than 10 ships i can fly perfectly, i then max the ones i like using.
digitalwanderer
DW inc
#88 - 2015-09-28 18:15:57 UTC
O'nira wrote:
id rather have 40 ships that i can fly well rather than 10 ships i can fly perfectly, i then max the ones i like using.



Currently 2nd place on eve boards when it comes to ship command skills, at 107 million SP just for that category alone......Big smile
Tyberius Franklin
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#89 - 2015-09-28 23:03:06 UTC
My methodology was the opposite of the op's at first. I couldn't stand long train times. I trained T1 ship skills to 4 to unlock the next class up, then at BS IV switched races. I never trained any T2 guns on my first character till after I'd trained all the subcap T1 guns. But over time I ran out of places to spread SP to avoid long trains.

Now I've given up and decided to complete any performance enhancing skill I can justify for the ships each character flies, and as the list dwindles that justification becomes easier for the remaining skills.
Erika Mizune
Lucifer's Hammer
A Band Apart.
#90 - 2015-10-02 05:45:26 UTC
Not 100% sure I have this addiction in the OP's sense, but I do have a certain extent I think. I like to inject every skill that has a green check-mark next to it - so if I have the requirements, I must get the book or my OCD ticks in ....

My primary indy skills have priority in the queue, but yea ... I guess it's more I have a skill-book addiction? x.x

Does that count? ;x

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Erika_Mizune
319 skills trained, for a total of 70,293,622 skillpoints.

Former DJ & Manager of Eve Radio | Blog | Sounds of New Eden | Twitch | Twitter

Rain6637
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#91 - 2015-10-02 05:46:53 UTC
Erika Mizune wrote:
Not 100% sure I have this addiction in the OP's sense, but I do have a certain extent I think. I like to inject every skill that has a green check-mark next to it - so if I have the requirements, I must get the book or my OCD ticks in ....

My primary indy skills have priority in the queue, but yea ... I guess it's more I have a skill-book addiction? x.x

Does that count? ;x

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Erika_Mizune
319 skills trained, for a total of 70,293,622 skillpoints.

Wait til it bothers you that all those skills aren't yellow.
Erika Mizune
Lucifer's Hammer
A Band Apart.
#92 - 2015-10-02 05:56:24 UTC
Rain6637 wrote:
Erika Mizune wrote:
Not 100% sure I have this addiction in the OP's sense, but I do have a certain extent I think. I like to inject every skill that has a green check-mark next to it - so if I have the requirements, I must get the book or my OCD ticks in ....

My primary indy skills have priority in the queue, but yea ... I guess it's more I have a skill-book addiction? x.x

Does that count? ;x

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Erika_Mizune
319 skills trained, for a total of 70,293,622 skillpoints.

Wait til it bothers you that all those skills aren't yellow.


Well it does bother me that all my skills under resource processing aren't yellow, lol. Just those last couple skills ... XD ALMOST!!!! 4 skills ... one is going to be a pain to wait on, lol.

Industrial Reconfiguration - going to take about 40 days to get the last 2 levels on that one x.x ... lol.

Former DJ & Manager of Eve Radio | Blog | Sounds of New Eden | Twitch | Twitter

Erika Mizune
Lucifer's Hammer
A Band Apart.
#93 - 2015-10-02 05:59:49 UTC
Astronautic Engineering <--- oh and how can I forget this one. Looking at one on my list makes me cringe. It's a check-mark for a skill-book that isn't even available! XD

Former DJ & Manager of Eve Radio | Blog | Sounds of New Eden | Twitch | Twitter

Morgan Agrivar
Doomheim
#94 - 2015-10-02 06:49:28 UTC
I try not to look at mine cause it doesn't have enough yellow in my opinion.
Erika Mizune
Lucifer's Hammer
A Band Apart.
#95 - 2015-10-03 00:22:20 UTC
I can't help not to look at mine every time a skill finishes to see if there's any green check-marks >.<

Former DJ & Manager of Eve Radio | Blog | Sounds of New Eden | Twitch | Twitter

Bootneck
Doomheim
#96 - 2015-10-04 01:14:51 UTC
Guilty as charged. I left Eve in 2010 with a 110m sp character maxed for most things, and gave him to a friend.

Just started again and i've thrown the cerebral booster on there, trained cybernetics v for implants and planning my training order in all mem/intel willpower/per.

I figure i'll undock this toon in about a year or 2 when i have all my hac/hic/recon skills maxed lol.

Old habits die hard, i had all learning skills at 5 last time.

I like the new second training q though. I have an alt planned to do some low sp frigate troll pvp antics,

Sp is the crack cocaine addiction of Eve. 28 days for 3 - 5 improvement that makes no difference when you take 3 seconds longer to drop your cake and lock up your target.

There's no school like the old school and I've been expelled.

Shaleen
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#97 - 2015-11-18 11:15:54 UTC
Arent we all addicted to SP by simply playing that game? Big smile

Best char SP PVP wise reporting for duty Shocked

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Shaleen Seriously , I cannot even salvage haha

It put the lotion on the skin or else it get a hose again

Morgan Agrivar
Doomheim
#98 - 2015-11-18 12:35:43 UTC
Shaleen wrote:
Arent we all addicted to SP by simply playing that game? Big smile

Best char SP PVP wise reporting for duty Shocked

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Shaleen Seriously , I cannot even salvage haha


I didn't think it was possible to have a joygasm seeing all that yellow, but I did. Wow...
Shaleen
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#99 - 2015-11-18 13:07:48 UTC  |  Edited by: Shaleen
Morgan Agrivar wrote:
Shaleen wrote:
Arent we all addicted to SP by simply playing that game? Big smile

Best char SP PVP wise reporting for duty Shocked

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Shaleen Seriously , I cannot even salvage haha


I didn't think it was possible to have a joygasm seeing all that yellow, but I did. Wow...


Ahhh you and me dude ...I can see the long conversations in that very smoky room , completely drunk talking how yellow our sp are.... Only few will understand

You Sir skilled you char to be a president. Ahh also a President of Happy Endings , Massage Parlour . I must be your most VIP customer surely.



P.s. Kids do not eat yellow snow...

It put the lotion on the skin or else it get a hose again

Morgan Agrivar
Doomheim
#100 - 2015-11-18 22:49:10 UTC
Shaleen wrote:
Morgan Agrivar wrote:
Shaleen wrote:
Arent we all addicted to SP by simply playing that game? Big smile

Best char SP PVP wise reporting for duty Shocked

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Shaleen Seriously , I cannot even salvage haha


I didn't think it was possible to have a joygasm seeing all that yellow, but I did. Wow...


Ahhh you and me dude ...I can see the long conversations in that very smoky room , completely drunk talking how yellow our sp are.... Only few will understand

You Sir skilled you char to be a president. Ahh also a President of Happy Endings , Massage Parlour . I must be your most VIP customer surely.



P.s. Kids do not eat yellow snow...


I went all tank for armor and shield, but ignored my offense so been spending almost a year training up my gunnery skills to almost perfect status (first week of Feb will finish) except capital. I sitll need to work on missiles and spaceship command after that but I am pausing to get into a Svipul for my highsec pvp exploits.

And I had another joygasm when I looked at it again. Shocked