Recovering Carebear

Terrible Ideas: EW, Intel Tools, and Nullsec

June 14, 2012
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My last few Terrible Ideas were all about carebear stuff, so this week you get a grab bag of suggestions, all relating to PVP in some fashion. So let’s dive right in.

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Terrible Ideas: Rogue Drone Loot

June 7, 2012
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I’ve decided to make my rebalancing ideas a semi-regular feature here at Recovering Carebear, self-deprecatingly titled “Terrible Ideas”. I wouldn’t post them if I didn’t think there was something to recommend them, but I’m equally sure that they can all use plenty of improvement – so feel free to offer suggestions in the comments.

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Mining Overhaul, Part II: Terrain and Engagement

May 28, 2012
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Mining Overhaul, Part II: Terrain and Engagement

One of the most common criticisms of mining is that it’s completely passive and mind-numbingly boring. To an extent, this is true, but many people engage in it as a low-engagement isk-making method or as a sort of zen activity. For that reason, any discussion of how to make mining more engaging must consider...

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BB36 – A (Relative) Noob’s View on the Expansion of EVE

May 25, 2012
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BB36 – A (Relative) Noob’s View on the Expansion of EVE

With the Inferno expansion upon us, new seeds have been planted in the ongoing evolution of EVE Online. With every expansion comes new trials and challenges, game-changing mechanics and fresh ideas. After nine years and seventeen expansions, EVE has grown far more than most other MMOGs can hope for. Which expansions have brought the...

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Operation Black Ends

May 21, 2012
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Operation Black Ends

Just a short update. Technically, Operation Black ended 4 days ago. I’d meant to provide more updates, but RL kept me from participating as much as I’d like, and now it’s over, and U’K is redeploying elsewhere. The good news is that despite my absence and the disappointingly low amount of action on our...

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Mining Overhaul

May 19, 2012
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Mining Overhaul

The existing Mining Barges and Exhumers are kind of problematic. They’re slow, defenseless, and made of tissue paper; and on top of that, one of the T1 barges is completely useless (Procurer), and another is barely worth buying (Covetor) since you might as well just go straight for a Hulk. In light of the...

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BB35 – Late to the Party

May 15, 2012
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Now approaching its tenth year, the EVE Online player community has matured into an intricate and multi-faceted society viewed with envy by other game developers, but is frequently regarded with suspicion by the wider gaming community.  Is this perception deserved? Should “The Nation of EVE” be concerned by its public identity and if so...

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Operation Black

May 10, 2012
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Operation Black

With the departure of Ushra’Khan from the unlamented Shortbus Coalition, we decided the time had come to return to our roots: opposition to slavery in all its forms, and to the Amarr Empire and associated powers in particular. To that end, Ushra’Khan officially launched Operation Black, a large-scale incursion into the space of Curatores...

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What’s In Your Hangar?

May 6, 2012
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Hello and welcome to the inaugural post of this blog, Recovering Carebear, wherein I (Anshu Zephyran, the aforementioned recovering carebear) will be writing about EVE and stuff that happens in it concerning me and my friends on a semi-regular basis. I’ve been kicking around the idea of starting a blog like this for a...

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