Friday Update Links – Easy Weekend Edition

Last weekend the lady friend and I went away. This weekend we have a couple of wedding things to take care of, some house cleaning to do and then some Eve time for me. Most of the POS stuff is up so hopefully I can get my hulk out there and start making some money for myself. Imake it a point to keep my wallet full when possible. Makes it a little easier being CEO if I can afford some nice toys and plenty of PvP. Helps take the edge off the stress. Have a safe weekend all (both in and out of game!).

Podcasts: Still dead for podcasts this week. Hoping it picks up soon.

Fly Reckless Special #1 – Finally some more commentary from SB! He is always just reading dev blogs and Eve Tribune articles. Its nice to hear some of his opinions!

Blog Highlights:

Eve Mags “Mondo’s Flight Academy” Parts III, IV & V : Still loving these!

Wensley – Taking On Interceptors: He certainly has a way of writing PvP situations like no on else.

DBR: T3CH Construction: No matter what type of pilot you are, you NEED to learn up on T3 ships and production.

Dev Blogs:

CCP Fear – Your Revamped Rookie: All of us remember the utterly shitty experience we had when we first started the game. The stupid tutorials certainly wasn’t the driving factor to why we are still playing. We all quickly realized that the tutorials were flat out wrong or didn’t cover the most important stuff. And attributes, oh how I hate you. I would love to see the whole system destroyed, but thats not happening anytime soon.

CCP Mindstar – Apocrypharrrrrdwarre!: For the geek in all of us.


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Screenshot Winner

And the winner of the First ever Everyday Eve Screenshot Contest is…..



Congrats! With all the hard work Kirith does he certainly deserves this. 10 mil will be in his wallet today!

We didn’t have a ton of entries but hey, the blog is still growing. Hopefully we can do this again in a couple of weeks!


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Screenshot Contest #1 Contestants

Well we didn’t get as many submissions as I would have liked, but that just means better chances for those who did send one in! Next time there will be more for prizes up for grabs and hopefully a few more people sending shots in.

Remember, voting is open until Early Wednesday. To vote, just comment on this post with which number screenshot you are voting for. And yes, you may vote for your own.



Caption: This screenshot came during a level four mission when Angel Cartel battleships where pounding my Rokh with torpedoes while I valiantly returned fire. I won.

Sent by: Kirith Kodachi



Caption: A Tri-Formation of navy Megathrons, the very enemy of the State!

Sent by: Toni Li of Eve’s Weekend Warrior
Get voting All!


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Contest Reminder

Remember all, submissions for the screenshot contest are due tonight. Please email them to me at nickdgdm[at] 10 MILLION isk up for grabs!

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Friday Update Links – POS Launch Edition – Screenshot Contest

This weekend will be my first ever POS launch. Those of you who keep up with this blog know how big this is for my and my corp. I don’t have a heck of a lot of experience with this stuff but have done a ton of research and think I will be all set. Alliance will be providing some lock down fleets as well as bubbling of gates (I hope). All in all it should go well. I’ll post some pictures next week and maybe a frap vid or two. Hope all your weekends are action packed and safe!

Podcasts: Seems like all the other podcasts have come to a screeching halt as of late. Fly Reckless seems to be the only one on a decent schedule. It’s too bad too because I really really like both WDA and TDB. Thinking of starting my own bi-weekly podcast.

Fly Reckless #25: SB Does his thing as usual.

Dev Blogs: These take on a certain level of extreme importance as Apocrypha draws near.

Strategic Cruisers: A New Breed – by CCP Nozh: I’m loving these little tidbits they are releasing as Apocrypha approaches!

More Queue Queue – by CCP: Great news. Not the implementation everyone was hoping for, but certainly better than nothing.

Blog Highlights:

Kirith Kodachi’s Apochrypha Probing Lessons: I, II & III: A must read for any probers out there. Apocrypha will change how probing works and these are good reads to make sure you are prepared.

The EvE Online Portal/ Fresh, vibrant and just what we needed with so many Eve related blogs out there. I hope to see Alexia take this site to the next level and do highlights as well as quick snapshots of the various new posts.

EvE Mag – Mondo’s Flight Academy Part I & Part II: Really loving these. Almost reminds me a little of the start of Ender’s Game. I will be following these.

From The Forums:

BoB Threadnaught: This thing just keeps going. Things seem to be settling down on the whole BoB/Kenny thing. The Goons of course overexagerated on their claims of BoB running with their tails between their legs. In Fact it looks as if Kenny has a good portion of their original systems back. Goons took quite a hit in SOV loss this week.

Wednesday Screenshots Contest: I love taking screenshots as I fly through space, but I’m sure some of you have some great screenshots as well. I figured a little contest is in order. Send an email with ONE screenshot that you love to nickdgdm[at] with “Screenshot Contest #1” in the subject. Attach the screenshot in .jpg format as large as you have it. Send only one screenshot. If you have a bunch you love, save them for next time! Also put a little caption of it in the email as well as where I should send the ISK if you win. Also, if you happen to have a blog that you keep, please send the link to it as well so I can link to it if and when you win.

Ok, the prizes. This first time I’ll start with 10 Million ISK. Submissions are due by midnight this Sunday. A post will be up Monday showing all the submissions at which time everyone will get to vote. Voting continues from Monday to Early Wednesday at which time the winner will be announced and posted. So get out there this weekend and snap some screenshots!


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Thursday Ship Highlight – Exequror Edition

Its that time again. This week we will be taking a look at the slow, but hardy Exequror.

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I have to say, this is one of the weirder ships to fit that I have come across. Because of the slot arrangement and exequror1CPU/Powergrid, it just isn’t exceptionally good at anything its bonuses offer for a ship purpose. It has bonuses for cargo holds which lends itself well for mining lasers, but you can’t fit a full rack of  T2 lasers and have enough CPU left for anything else really. It has range bonuses for remote armor reps, yet to run a full 4 rack of medium RRs requires you to fit the rest of the ship for cap stability mods. One thing is for sure, its tough, slow and any enemy won’t know what you’ve got when you drop one on the field.

I’ve been toying with one for the past few weeks as I’ve been considering an Oneiros skill training path. If you don’t know, the logisitics ships in this game including the Basalisk and Oneiros are 100% badass. They can easily negate hundreds of DPS off the field. Obviously this means they get called primary quick and when your always primary and fly around a 75mil isk ship, well you can see why it isn’t a glamorous job. I toyed with the idea of a cheaper alternative. After playing around in EFT it was quickly apparent that while the range bonuses for the Remote Reps were nice, the cap stability mods needed to permarun them was just insane. So it CAN be a halfway decent RR ship, but 4 med. remote reps aren’t going to change the game on  the field. I learned this the hard way when I brought it out on a POS takedown the other night. It just doesn’t have the RR capability to really be viable. Its lack of any local defenses means its more of a impedement on the field than an asset.

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Remote Rep Exequror:
As you can see there are just too many cap stability mods needed to keep this thing going. You ABSOLUTELY need to be able to permarun remote reps if thats what your bringing to the gang. I think this could really be a nice, simple and cheap alternative to the expensive oneiros. Some bonuses to the reps as well as RR Cap reduction and CPU bonuses would fix this. Why give it the range bonuses? From the looks of the standard fits, it seems like this ship is almost broken in this area. Can’t fit med RRs without the rest of your slots taken up, and fitting smalls just doesn’t make sense. What is with the damn drone bay? 40m/3?!

Mining Exequror:

Mining on this ship just makes sense. Works great for an indy pilot who is pining for a retriever. Lots of cargo space and a drone bay make it perfect for mining in a 1.0-.6 system. Again, we see that this ship is just gimped in the CPU area considering what its bonuses are. Even so, this should be what every gallente indy pilot shoots for when they first start the game. It’s going to yield some halfway decent cash for a newbie.

As you can see from everything I pointed out, Its just weird how CCP has set this one up. This ship has some serious issues. Those aside though, its a decent mining ship and I remember loving the damn thing when I first started the game. It will always have a special place in my heart.


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Screenshot Wednesday

friendlycyno1This is an awesome pic of one of our alliance mates setting up a Cyno for a friendly carrier. The alliance brought it in to deal with a red carrier that kept undocking. An awesome sight to see for sure. I would imagine it would look even cooler with a ton of cap ships jumping in.

friendlycarrierHere is a detailed look at the alliance carrier. Notice the nice little dronebay and launch pad underneath. Unlike many of the Minmatar ships, this one looks badass. This particular pilot was quite skilled and had 15 various fighters orbiting his ship. Not something to be toyed with.


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