Sysla Rás

The Ascension release dropped yesterday but with work being busy at the moment I’ve not had the chance to log in for a couple of days – hopefully tonight I’ll be able to get on and mess around a bit.

There is actually not a lot on the go for us right now but I keep hearing that there are plans being made and operations in the works so I’m looking forward to seeing what is next for the crew!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Gøra Bjóða Sǫk

The November Release is fast approaching and in preparation I made a small investment in all of the Command Burst Charge BPOs.

With the new Command Burst system there will be five types of Command Burst modules, one for each of the existing fleet boost groups and each of those will have three different types of ammunition they can be loaded with.

Armored Command Bursts
• Armor Energizing
• Rapid Repair
• Armor Reinforcement

Information Command Bursts
• Sensor Optimization
• Electronic Superiority
• Electronic Hardening

Mining Command Bursts
• Mining Laser Field Enhancement
• Mining Laser Optimization
• Mining Equipment Preservation

Shield Command Bursts
• Shield Harmonizing
• Active Shielding
• Shield Extension

Skirmish Command Bursts
• Evasive Maneuvers
• Interdiction Maneuvers
• Rapid Deployment

The investment in the BPOs was not that bad, in their seeded stations they are selling for 10,000,000 a piece. Most of them were easy to grab with a bit of running around in my Travel Inty but the three Mining Command Burst Charge BPOs were a little sketchy to retrieve… ORE space is not the easiest place to get to!

Currently running them all through Material Efficiency and Time Efficiency research and then will get on making some copies to get some production runs going.

I’m sure I’m not the only one on this train but hopefully I’ll be with the first group to get the Command Burst Charges on the market and make some decent profit.

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Virðing,
Kalam

Margr Verða

EVE Online: Ascension is getting deployed on November 8th and with it New Eden is going to see many changes… Clone States, Engineering Complexes, a Revised New Player Experience, the death of Off-Grid boosts with the introduction of Command Bursts and a Mining Foreman Revolution.

Since the Mining Foreman Revolution Devblog has been published we’ve already seen the result of some speculation with prices of the Orca jumping up 40% and the Rorqual going up 20%. Honestly it’ll likely take a few months for the true effects of all the changes to be seen, realized and acted upon but in the in-between time I’m going to take advantage of all the speculations that I can.

Will have to see how well I can do that   🙂

 

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Virðing,
Kalam

Hlutr Smíða Floti

Force Nomad Piecemaker Doctrine

I’m working through ideas for a Fleet Doctrine for Force Nomad based around the idea that it will be fully Alpha Clone friendly.

I’m trying to put it together so that there are a few ships to choose from for each Faction/Race so that any Alpha Clone regardless of their Skill Points can jump into a Fleet right away.

Unfortunately it’s turning out to be easier said than done to have a functional Doctrine that meshes all the available Alpha Clone Faction/Racial Hulls together well. Getting a brand new toon of any Faction/Race into a cheap tackle Frigate is easy but beyond that it gets much harder to have a cohesive Fleet Doctrine that includes the Destroyer and Cruiser hulls for all the Factions.

Here are my initial thoughts for the hulls for each Faction/Race

Amarr:
Crucifier
Arbitrator

Caldari:
Condor
Griffin
Corax
Blackbird
Caracal
Osprey

Gallente:
Atron
Maulus
Tristan
Celestis

Minmatar:
Breacher
Vigil
Slasher
Talwar
Bellicose
Scythe

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Smíða Herlið II

Just picture it – a flotilla of Alpha Clone pilots blotting out the stars…

 

Newbro & Alpha Clone Friendly ~ [FNMD] Force Nomad wants you!

“Footsloggers and soldiers of fortune, priests, poets, killers and cads — they fight for a future in New Eden, for cash, for a cause, for the thrill of adventure. Culled from the forgotten and unwanted of the four dominant empires, they are trained to be the most elite, and expendable, of fighting forces. Sometimes peacekeepers, sometimes shock troops, Force Nomad is sent into New Eden’s most desperate internal and external conflicts. Legionnaires live rough and they die hard, tough as Mercoxit and loyal to the dirty end.” ~ New Eden’s Legionnaires are here… Force Nomad!

Force Nomad is a Newbro and Alpha Clone friendly Corporation based out of Minmatar High Security space with opportunities in or near our ‘home’ area for all of EVE’s nuanced play styles – exploration, mining (ice and ore), missioning and PvP.

Our main goal for Force Nomad is to have a place where having FUN™ is important while providing a relaxed, friendly and helpful environment where real life takes priority.

What we can offer:
• No minimum Skill Point limitations, Force Nomad welcomes Newbros and Alpha Clones.
• A relaxed atmosphere, no obligations, real life comes first attitude focused on FUN™
• Low Tax Rate (3%).
• Experienced and knowledgeable leadership.
• For our Newbros a ‘Welcome Aboard Package’, which will include some skill books and a couple of fitted ships geared towards your starting race which will be waiting for you at our High-Sec ‘home’ station.
• Discord Server
• Fleet-Up, where we gear our Fleet Doctrines towards Alpha & Omega Clone synergy.

What we are looking for:
• A good attitude, a sense of humor and a certain level of maturity.
• Capsuleers with bearing, initiative, respect, tact and integrity.
• ‘Team Players’, capsuleers willing to help build Force Nomad.
• Being polite and respectful goes a long way, ie; no smack talking in local or griefing.
• No scamming, AWOXing, or any unprovoked aggression towards your Corp Mates or our Allies/Blues.
• The ability to use voice comms with a working mic.

What we require, while Force Nomad has no API Key requirements to join please do include the following with your application:
• A brief statement saying why you want to join.
• A short summary of what you do or want to do in EVE.
• Any areas of specialization.
• Anything else you might want to add.

Join our ingame public channel “FNMD Legion” or EVEmail Jugi Meng if you’re got any questions.

Force Nomad wants you! Sign up now!

Jugji Meng, Sergeant Major of the Legion
[FNMD] Force Nomad

It’s still just a thought but with November fast approaching it could be a fun side project to put together.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Kostr Menskr

Clone States are coming and with the introduction of Alpha Clones I’m looking to get in on the action and create another Alt so I sent myself a buddy link and have started a brand new toon on a 21-day Trial. In the Dev Blog they have stated that Alpha Clones will train skills at a reduced rate compared to Omegas so I figured I’d get one going now to get a head start while the field is level and all toons train at the same speed.

There may be some changes to it but I’ve got the current list of Alpha Clone skills and will get my new toon to train as many of those up as possible before the trial ends and then just wait out the rest of the time before November and get the queue going again once Clone States is live. With three toons per account at some point down the line I should have three maxed out Alpha Clone toons, one of each race except Amarr is likely the way I’ll go.

We’ll have to see how they limit Alpha Clone logins but hopefully they will allow just one to be logged in concurrently with any Omega Clone logins. I’m sure folks will find work arounds but hopefully we won’t see any huge abuse issues.

 

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Hljóðr Hál

There has been nothing particularly exciting happening lately to talk about. Life in New Eden rolls along, we’ve got Fleets going out with ships exploding, ratting, exploring, PI updating, industrial jobs finished and started, etc…

It kinda feels like we’re in a lull period right now while we wait out the next month and a bit for the next big release to hit EVE and with it likely a spike in activity levels while we all adapt to the new way of things.

For the next while I’m just going to keep on, keepin’ on!

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Járnleikr Röng

The Society of Conscious Thought’s Gnosis Class Battlecruiser will be the only Battlecruiser sized hull that the Alpha Clones can pilot and it will be the only viable hull they can use to possibly run some Level 4 missions with.

I believe it will become a high demand item for the Alpha Clone gang once they get their skills up but we will have to see what CCP does in regards to the availability of the Gnosis – it looks like every subscribed toon between now and November will be getting one so we could see a flood on the market but once that subsides they could become fairly scarce once the numbers get dwindled down.

I’ve been playing around with some fits for the Gnosis and see some decent PvE options for it. I’m most familiar with Projectile Weapons and Angel Space so the fit below, which is based off of Abbadon21’s Caldari Alpha Clone Mission Fit, is geared towards that and it’s a fit that I believe would make a solid Hi-Sec PvE/Exploration Vessel.

[Gnosis, Minmatar Alpha Clone PvE]
Damage Control II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Capacitor Flux Coil II
Capacitor Flux Coil II
Capacitor Flux Coil II

10MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner
‘Stalwart’ Particle Field Magnifier
‘Stalwart’ Particle Field Magnifier
Limited Explosive Deflection Field I
Limited Kinetic Deflection Field I
Large Shield Booster II

425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Fusion M
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Fusion M
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Fusion M
Core Probe Launcher I, Core Scanner Probe I
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Fusion M
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Fusion M

Medium Capacitor Control Circuit II
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I
Medium Projectile Metastasis Adjuster I

‘Integrated’ Warrior x3

I’d take on Refuge and Dens, I think it could also run the High-Sec Ghost Sites so I would run this with a Mobile Depot in the hold and carry both a Data and a Relic Analyzer which would give you the option to run any Exploration sites you come across.

For the Unrated Complexes I’d go for the Lookout for sure and I’d give the Watch a try but would take it slow to test the waters.

The only DED site it can fit into that you’ll scan down in High-Sec is the 4/10 and I’m not completely sure about it’s ability to run that second room in the 4/10 DED site but it may be doable, another one to take slow and test the waters? The biggest issue with the Gnosis is its speed – she’s a turtle – so while many ships can blitz that second room in the 4/10 the Gnosis will be on field much longer and with 30+ rats engaging it may be too much? It is worth a test though 🙂

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Geta Um Kaupstefna

With the Alpha Clones hitting this November I’m sure many are looking at ways to make some ISK with the influx of new players we will (hopefully!) see. I believe one of the more effective ways to make some ISK with the introduction of the Alpha Clones will be with some thoughtful market speculation.

I think we will see a slight increase in the price of all of items that an Alpha Clone can use which I conceive in three broad categories:

  • Hulls – The ‘popular’ T1 Frigate, Destroyer and Cruiser hulls
  • Modules – All of the ‘Meta’ Modules will increase in price
  • Drones – ‘Integrated’ and ‘Faction’ drones will see a price hike

How do you get in on this? Carefully… if you’ve got an Indy Alt, get him producing 10/20 BPCs for the popular T1 hulls and prepare for the eventual increased buying rate of them. If you’re into Ratting start hoarding all the ‘Meta’ Modules that drop. For the Drones you’ve got two options, farm some LP and buy the Faction Drones or explore out in the Drone Regions and look for the Integrated BPCs.

I’m doing all of the above!

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Ginnung Allvaldr

The Aegis Sovereignty System is not enjoyed by everyone but then it’s not meant to be – it was implemented to shake things up…

This is a comment on a reddit post from a day or two ago:
 
“Just want to let you know, and this comes straight from the top…it will get a lot worse if we are unshackled from the weight of sov. We do what we do because it should be painful to have as much as you have. The old goon meme used to be “Diplomacy OP” but Aegis made vast swaths of underutilized space uncomfortable, in hopes of balkanizing null. All FEIGN have done since Aegis is poke sov for fights from Curse, accidentally win some, and then literally give it away to anyone that asked with no strings attached, to populate space and make it more interesting for small entities. It got to the point where every time we saw a final freeport station timer that we were likely to win we started dropping “hey, who wants a free station in null-sec?” in random public channels because we already had too much. We are good for the game, just not your 20k blues game.”
 
Comment from discussion FEIGN l33t pvps INIT.

 

… and I believe it’s succeeding!

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam