Ýmiss Leiðs

Some may argue otherwise but in my opinion the diverseness of activities that you can give a try within New Eden is the greatest asset that EVE Online has but also its most daunting, especially for the NewBro.

I know that CCP are working on the NPE (New Player Experience) and hopefully the initial tutorial/Opportunities guide and Career Agents are fully functional teaching the basics and showcasing all that New Eden has to offer.

Now… I’ve not actually gone through the current version of the tutorial/Opportunities guide or the Career agents and am curious if there is any notification or reference of Cosmic Anomalies?

If you’re into the PvE aspect of EVE then for a NewBro running High-Sec Cosmic Anomaly Combat Sites can be a fun, educational and lucrative way to spend some time in New Eden and it’s something the NewBro can get into straight away ~ but they may not know this?

You don’t need any extra modules or skills to find Cosmic Anomaly Combat Sites, they can be found by using the Probe Scanner interface. You can find the Probe Scanner interface by pressing ALT+D, then select the “Probe Scanner” tab and ensure the “Show Anomalies” checkbox is checked. This will show all sites within 64AU of your ship immediately at 100%. To save a bit of real estate on my screen I run around with my Probe Scanner and Directional Scanner stacked on top of one another so that I can easily switch back and forth between them.

How do you get to the site? You can right click right on the name of the site in the Probe Scanner interface and then select ‘Warp To’.

Which Combat Site to do can get a little confusing as there are eleven different sites that can be found in any High-Sec system. Seven will be Faction based and the Faction type will depend upon which Empire Region you’re flying through, the other four Anomalies are Rogue Drones which are found in all Empire Regions.

Faction Cosmic Anomalies:
• Class 1 (Faction) Hideaway
• Class 1 (Faction) Hidden Hideaway
• Class 1 (Faction) Forsaken Hideaway
• Class 1 (Faction) Forlorn Hideaway
• Class 2 (Faction) Burrow
• Class 3 (Faction) Refuge
• Class 4 (Faction) Den

Rogue Drone Cosmic Anomalies
• Class 1 Drone Cluster
• Class 2 Drone Collection
• Class 3 Drone Assembly
• Class 4 Drone Gathering

My advice to NewBros would be to run the standard Hideaway, Burrow and Refuge Faction sites plus the Drone Cluster and Collections but to stay away from the ‘Hidden’, ‘Forsaken’ and ‘Forlorn’ varieties of the Hideaway until they get a good handle on things. Most, if not all, of the sites have a chance for a Commander Spawn which can drop Faction loot and upon completion of the site there may be a chance that it will escalate, giving the pilot the exact location of a DED (Directive Enforcement Department)-rated complex.  You’ll know if you have received an escalation by getting a popup window when you’ve completed the site and you’ll get an entry in the “Expeditions” tab of your journal. You’ll have 24-hours to complete an escalation, after that the entry in you journal will disappear.

NewBros should be wary of the DED escalations and make sure they check them well before storming off to run them. While the Faction Rats and some structures in these sites often drop valuable Faction modules sometimes the escalations are located in lower security systems. NewBros should be fully capable of running the 1/10 and 2/10 DED-Rated Complexes but I’d steer them clear of anything greater than that until they’ve skilled into a Cruiser sized hull with a T2 tank.

What ship could a NewBro use to run these sites? The ship I’m going to recommend is a Rifter.

Why a Rifter?
• The fit below is just one example of a Rifter that a Minmatar NewBro can get into right out of the box and it’d would be, at max, a few hours of training for any other race to get into.
• Projectile Guns allow for the widest range of damage types.
• You can easily swap resistance modules to tank all the different Faction Rats
• Not overly expensive, just under 4 Million ISK for everything but ammo, and will pay for itself fairly quickly.

[Rifter, NewBro PvE]
IFFA Compact Damage Control
Counterbalanced Compact Gyrostabilizer
Counterbalanced Compact Gyrostabilizer

1MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner
Medium F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender
Upgraded Explosive Deflection Amplifier I

150mm Light ‘Scout’ Autocannon I
[empty high slot]
150mm Light ‘Scout’ Autocannon I
150mm Light ‘Scout’ Autocannon I

Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Projectile Burst Aerator I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I

Let me know if this helps you out when you start up your PvE endeavors…

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

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