Monday, November 29, 2010

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.

~Attributed to Harry S. Truman

I was going to say today, but by now it's been out for about a week, so let's just say recently!

RECENTLY, CCP announced that the much hated, and much revered Learning skills would be getting canned.  I've long been on the fence about this change but I think it's a change worth making.  Giving every attribute a base +12 and eliminating what could be up to four months of a new players start so they have a better chance to learn skills and move forward the rest of their eve career might be playing to the lowest common denominator, but to me makes a lot of sense.

Especially the way that CCP is pulling this off, refunding the skill-points, removing the skills from the market, a really well thought out plan and I for one look forward to figuring out what in the world I will be spending my 4 mil sp I currently have in learning skills on.

So far I have come up with a few options.  I could train Caldari Battleship from 0 (current) to level 5 and then have all races BS5, Cruiser 5, and Frigate 5.  That still leaves me with 2 mil sp in the bank, so to speak, to place into another skill later down the line when I really need it, say just before the tourney or upon realization that I need that probing skill at 5 NOW!  Maybe then I will be forced into going the cap ship route.  Thanks to having level 5 in pretty much everything else!  Or finish up all the t3's for all races to l5.  As always, so many options, so little time!  The great unlearning is upon us, rejoice!


  1. You really have nothing left to train? I'm just clearing 80m SP and still have about 1 1/2 years left of training to "finish" my subcap 'fly everything' plan.

  2. I guess I could train up command ships 5, or go for the leadership skills or Black ops BS(no thanks), or as mentioned the other two t3's, but short of those I have most everything I ever used pretty much maxed out. Well I did just buy those fancy booster skills so I will be training those up soon as well.

    Whats your skillsheet look like?


    Didn't realize you had so much SP on me. My goal for the next year or so is max out those drone/electronics/mechanic skills, fiddle with missile skills, finish up leadership and grab a few ship skills to five, train up marauders and perhaps blackops. With this done I very well may begin training a different character.

  4. Just looked at your skills in detail: you still have holes in electronics & leadership, and a few ship/support skills here and there that could benefit from the lv 5. I'm sure that'd take at least a year to finish up. Beyond all of that, yeah, either cap ships or consider skilling a new character.

  5. I haven't even had a chance to think about this yet, but I can think of a few good places to spend the sp. Maybe top off a few ship skills to V, seems less painful that way... dunno.

    I'm still on the fence honestly, I can see both sides of this. IN the long run I think it'll work out, so that makes me lean slightly toward the positive.

  6. Ok, now I'm starting to get worried!