Tuesday, August 28, 2012

EVE A to Z Has Some REALLY Helpful Guides!


As I mentioned in earlier posts, I've returned to the game after a year hiatus. I had a really amusing, and perhaps unique, experience the other night. 

I was doing some ratting in null-sec, and I couldn't quite remember how you calculate the optimal range for your guns. The new tool-tip, while nice, only tells you the "optimal" range and your falloff range. It doesn't tell you your real optimal range (optimal range + 1/3 x falloff).

I thought about asking in one of the alliance channels, but I was reluctant to because it's a pretty noobish question for someone of my experience with EVE gunnery. Then it hit me: I'd written a guide on this very topic on my blog! So I went to my blog, found the guide, and found my answer. I thought this was rather ironic and hilarious. Here I was, a year in the past, re-teaching present me how gunnery works. That may be one of the few ways you can experience such irony without building a time-traveling DeLorean.


Although I took a break from the game, and a bit of a break from the blog, the guides remain the most popular of my articles. 

If you're a newish player using the guides, please keep in mind most of them were written a year or more ago. 

If you find anything that is now wrong or out-of-date, please make a comment in that blog post and I'll see what I can do to fix it.