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Front Page Archive
Changes in Apocrypha 1.3
I'm in the process of updating a lot of pages with Apoc 1.3 changes.
The Tech III guides are complete (almost) when I get a wrecked success I will know the run output. Intact Relics now yield 20 run copies, Malfunctioning 10 run copies and Wrecked are 3 run copies still.
Please note POS anchoring and onlining times are 50% less than all times you see on videos on EVE-Guides and on guide pages. I will get around to changing these soon™.
Eve-Guides - Tools, Guides, Spreadsheets offer to budding writers
I've opened a new section (Tools/Guides) which will be open to those of you who have created your own Tools, Guides or Eve-Online related spreadsheets. This new FREE service from Eve-Guides will give you webspace on which to host/mirror your own creations and I will provide the webspace and links from the above tab. You will have your own access to allow you to make easy updates as you wish and your very own configurable link. Check out the Tools/Guides link for more details.
T3 Changes coming in summer expansion
CCP have announced changes to T3 in the summer expansion, most of which is good news. There still wont be any way to select the outcome of which subsystem you want to reverse engineer unfortunately, one of the major reasons current costs are so high.
Alliance usage of POS Labs
Since the topic keeps arising on the Eve-Online forums I've covered the most asked questions in a new page found on the POSs tab entitles Alliance usage of POS labs.
Changes to Standings Calculations in Apoc 1.2
CCP did something rather sneeky in the Apoc 1.2 patch and although it's tainted in the patch notes as:
Standings will now be calculated and displayed correctly when Connections and Diplomacy are applied to any character.
It has a rather huge knock on effect, especially with R&D agents. Why does it affect R&D agents moreso than ordinary agents is down to the fact that if you do an R&D agent mission you do NOT get any standings increase, you simply gain the amount of RPs (Research Points) you get daily again for the mission. So it wont surprise you if you go to your R&D agent and he will no longer talk to you, or offer you datacores or let you do missions for him/her.
Please look at this page (on the Other tab) which explains how to get these agents working for you again and how to look for the correct standings which matter.
Reverse Engineering video has been replaced with a better one and sound added. You can see the video from the Manufacturing tab - reverse engineering section.
Item Database Upgraded - Apocrypha 1.1
Boy what a job that was, I had to manually upload every sql table and then change all the SQL statements in the PHP pages to lowercase letters. I think it's correct now, I will have a closer look tomorrow as I've now run out of time tonight.
Update - Fixed the search on the Item Database
I've completely redone the manufacturing section to make it more informative, I hope it explains things better now.
Did you know?
- You can highlight all the modules you want to fit to your ship (by holding down the ctrl key and selecting each one) then right clicking on one and choosing fit to active ship and they will all fit in one go?
- You can deliver multiple jobs on the Science & Industry window by selecting all the ones ready to deliver (by holding down the ctrl key and selecting each one) or by sorting on "active state" and selecting the first job, holding shift then selecting the last job (to select all the ready jobs) then clicking deliver and they will deliver all at once?
- Eve has sound? Yeh it's true it does :)
- You can customise certain buttons down the left side menu? Right click an empty portion under the left menu icons and select configure, this gives you 3 more options (Accessories, Services and World Information), ticking a checkbox will remove the icon from the left menu and put it under the Accessories or Services icon (these icons will appear once you have added an option to the menu). The World information settings change what you see in a solarsystem up in the top left corner of the screen.
Apocrypha Database added + T3 Guides finer tuned
I've added the Apocrypha database to the Item Database tab above. Most of the new icons are missing as CCP have yet to release them. I have made up some of them myself to improve the work I've done to the Tech III manufacturing section. This has been more finely tuned and links put into items within the database dump, I still have more to do but that will come shortly.
Tech III Manufacturing Guide added
I've been working tirelessly all day and night on covering everything there is to do with Tech III manufacturing. Under the Manufacturing and BPOs tab you will find a link to T3 which then covers materials, parts, mixing hybrid polymers, reverse engineering and the manufacturing of components, hulls and subsystems.
Whilst it may need fine tuning and I have still to add audio guidance to the videos, the bulk of what you need to know is there, enjoy!!
The exploration section has been partially re-worked and more information added, I envisage it to be complete by the end of this weekend.
Apocrypha and Eve-Guides
I'm back after a short stint away with work, I have a number of changes to make to existing pages and some new stuff to put together.
Please bare with me whilst I learn the new features myself before committing to writing guides.
Also a thank you to all the people who have offered to write guides, I was quite overwhelmed after sat waiting for Apocrypha patch to download (7 hours) to find quite a few evemails waiting for me in game. I may well take some of you up on the offers - just give me a couple of days to catch up.
Old Character Generator
I've been asked by a few people if I would be willing to post the flash for the character generator as a download. Since it's no longer applicable to EVE I don't see why not. Click here to download it.
I've transferred hosts to allow this site to grow as I have hit limits on the current host.
Beginners Guide to Starbases
I've re-compiled Zhuge Liangs Guide to Starbases from the forum post and it can be found in the POSs section. I have edited the guide to bring it up-to-date as well as correct a few typos from the original post.
Item Database Updated
The Item Database has been upgraded to include Quantum Rise data.
POS Assembly Array Changes
Some changes coming in Quantum Rise:
- Introduction of X-Large Ship Assembly Array
- Can only be anchored in 0.4 and below
- Builds Dreads, Carriers, Freighters, Battleships and the new Orca
- Changes to Large Ship Assembly Array
- Can no longer build Dreads and Carriers
- Can be anchored in High Sec
- Builds Freighters, Battleships and Industrial Command Ships (IE Orca)
I managed to work out how to fix being able to see your own corps standings. This is usually a problem when you create a new corp and are working towards getting standings for an Empire POS. Read about it here.
New Character Creation Section and Guide
I have turned the character generator tab into character creation. You will find the character generator under this section along with Akita Ts new character creation guide which I think makes a great addition. As always with eve-guides Akita was asked and agreed to me hosting the guide on eve-guides.com.
EA 1.1 Site Updates
There will be a number of revamped videos over the next couple of weeks as I bring the site up-to-date with the latest patch. First one is done and up, this is the Video on putting up your First POS.
Ittey's Invention Guide
I offered last year to host Ittey's very good invention guide, so it was a bit of a surprise when he sent me an evemail asking if the offer was still open. For now Itteys guide can be found here, I want to integrate it into the eve-guides website but this template doesn't show up very well in game. So for now it will remain separate, I may end up having 2 versions of it on the website, I haven't decided yet.
Manufacturing and BPO Guide added
Due to the increasing questions asked on Eve-Online forums about manufacturing and Blueprints I have added a brief but concise guide on manufacturing and BPOs.
Back after a busy RL period
Hi all, I'm back after a really hectic period in RL for loads of reasons which kept me away from having time to update the site.
My host has broken links between sub-domains which initially cause me a headache, it does mean I can't get the template into the shout box. I will work on this shortly to try and rectify.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting me and this site through the GTC and EVE graphics links to the right. I thought the introduction of 60-day only GTCs would hit me hard (and it has to a degree) but not as much as I initially thought.
Phishing Emails - WARNING!
Some people are receiving a phishing email masquerading as CCP, the content of the email is something like the following:
During today downtime, we discovered an issue to our database
and we lost some user informations.
Please check your account, and if you have any problem with your loggin name or password contact us. In order to verify your account information please do the fallowing:
* Go to account management: https://secure.eve-online.com/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fAccountManMenu.aspx
* Log in using your username and password
If you have any problems with your account information please be patient and allow us up to 48 hours to solve that issue.We are working hard to solve that database issue.Please note that issue involved only our website access, not ingame access.
Eve-Online Customer Support
This is NOT a sanctioned email from CCP. Do NOT click the link in the email, just delete the email and carry on as normal. CCP or any organisation for that matter will never ask you for your username and/or password in an email. Although the link looks like it's legit it does not resolve to that address SO DON'T CLICK IT. If you have clicked the link and have entered your username/password go straight to eve-online's website and change your password. If you can't change it contact a GM immediately.
Server Status Page
I've added a server status tab which shows you the state of the EVE-Online servers including test servers. The page will poll the servers when you load the page and there is no auto refresh so it will not hammer the eve-online servers. Please don't abuse this function by hammering the page refresh button.
Character Generator online
I've added in the new Character Generator and altered the colourings slightly to make it easier on the eyes (black on all that white/grey wasn't very appeasing) :).
I hope you like it.
Character Generator Competition - Results
First place goes to Squerl (Broggum)
Second place goes to Parallel Starwanderer
Third place goes to the remaining 3 entries who will all get 500M each.
It wasn't easy at first I can tell you and became a game of finest detail that won the day. Two entries unfortunately had attribute figures wrong in more than one place and this ultimately lost them a chance at first place.
Broggum on the other hand added a pretty neat feature into his character generator that will allow me to post codes so you can see the outcome of different races and professions.
Well done everyone and thank you for participating, you should see the winning character generator later this week on eve-guides.
Trinity 1.1 Patch -Tip of the day
The Trinity 1.1 patch brought us welcome pages, whilst these are good for the novice player they are EXTREMELY annoying to the veteran/experienced player. These welcome pages can be turned off completely in one go, press esc - click general settings tab and untick show welcome pages.
It's been a while.....
It's been a while since I updated anything, this is because I've been busy with work and unable to do much. Since becoming unbusy :) I've been concentrating in one area that numerous people have been asking for.... Booster production guide.
Whilst making the actual boosters is easy enough, trying to find out where the bits come from that you need is proving more troublesome. If anyone can help me out here, please send me a screenshot and information (to the email adress link above) on where to get booster BPCs, the gas mining skill and mining beam. I will reward you well, but please enclose a screenshot, you may blank out any sensitive stuff.
Update: I know you get the items from Radar sites but where in the sites, do rats drop them, are they hacked from structures or....
Beginners Guide to Tanking
Has been added to "other" section with permission of it's author Friedrick Psitalon
Upcoming Jump Freighter changes
Just in case you missed the post on EVE-O forums the new Jump Freighters are up for some DEV loving, subject to change (because they haven't been officially announced yet), here are the changes:
- all jump freighters are getting a 25% base cargo capacity increase.
- all jump freighters are getting a 10% bonus to shield, armor and hull hitpoints per Jump Freighter skill level.
- the speed bonus has been changed to a 5% agility bonus per racial freighter skill level.
- the fuel needs reduction has been increased from 5% to 10% per Jump Freighter skill level.
- The max production runs on jump freighter blueprints will be increased from 1 to 10.
Good news for the most expensive industrial ship in EVE.
Research Alt Guide
Added a guide for making a research alt to milk datacore ISK, a good use for those 2nd and 3rd account slots, check it out in the Other section.
New Section - Corporation + in-game requests
I've been inundated with requests to add in a Corporation section, this will take some time to complete as managing a Corp is a long and in depth process. What I have done so far is how to create a corp and includes a FAQ and hangar and wallet renaming in the video.
I am getting a fair few requests in game on different subjects, I will answer and have replied where I can. I am sorry to those of you asking how to set up a death star POS, these people I have not replied to and the answer as to why is simple, when I did give guidelines on setting up a POS to a corp and then that corp lost their POS they blamed me for it. I cannot give you a death star POS set up or an unbeatable set up because there simply isn't one. If an attacking force comes for your POS set up to tackle it correctly then YOU must defend it, the POS cannot alone.
Trinity Item Database
What was released by CCP is up and in place in the item database .... enjoy!!
Labs - Invention & POSs
I've populated the Invention section with an introduction, it will be expanded over the next few days. I've also replaced how to use POS labs, this includes ME research, Copying and Invention. This video now has subtitles :) so it's much better explanation of the process.
Updates, I've started adding small updates to the site and since they are small updates I won't be including these on the list to the right (under the EVE logo), so check back regularly to see if anything is new.
OMG, w00t, drool .... Trinity Website up and running
If you haven't already seen it the official EVE-Online Trinity website is up and running. Check out the interviews for some insight into what's coming and what has gone off.
Also I would like to point out that no more content is likely to be added to eve-guides until Trinity is released. Since Trinity is a MAJOR release it is going to chnage quite a lot of things within EVE.
Website Change + stuff™
Unless you are a new visitor to EVE-Guides you will have probably noticed by now a second set of tabs appeared (if you don't see them reload). I am going to expand and not by a little bit but by a lot. Most of the new tabs are under construction so you will not find a whole lot of information in them with the exception of one.
Halada's most excellent Mining guide has taken the whole mining section and it has taken me several days work to rework it into the template. I was so happy when Halada gave me permission to host his guide, then transforming it back into HTML caused all sorts of coding issues to which now I've managed to sort out. It's still too wide for the template in some places but I will be sorting those out. I hope to be able to keep this updated with any updates Halada makes to his original guide.
Oops.... by putting in the new tabs I've accidentally put in the index pages of what I am currently working on - the exploration section. Only the index page is currently in so not a lot of point going there.
Finally a note to Opera browser users, I am aware that the second row of tabs shows up half buried on Opera, I'm working on it.....
With Trinity on the horizon I'm in a state of flux as to what to do at the moment. Any new guide I make will most likely get changed within the next couple of months and I will probably end up having to do them again.
But saying that I want to keep adding content, with this in mind I will be adding new guides to the "other" section related to different parts of the game. All these guides will be done on Sisi (test server) on the current build of Trinity.
Eve-Online Outage - 19th Oct 07
You might have noticed that the whole of EVE is down and out (webservers, TQ, all test servers). The only news I can give you is a message from Wrangler (EVE Community Manager):
<Wrangler> speaking of that, since we have so many prominent community members here, would you guys mind going to any corporation or alliance forums or sites you guys use and post this: "We performed a emergency shutdown of TQ and SQL Servers, no ETA for TQ to get back up."
<Wrangler> I really have no ETA for this to be sorted, for all I know it could be in a few minutes or tomorrow or whatever.
Regardless of what you might hear on Community forums and IRC chat channels I am informed there will be absolutely NO rollback of any sorts.
19:00 UK Time - Update: I'm about to go out for the evening so unfortunately I cannot keep you updated with anymore news.
Update: It appears TQ came back up around 22:00 last night and explanation of what happened is here.
Item Database added & HTML to PHP
Thanks goes to Chruker for coming up with the item database (I seriously haven't a clue how to do SQL stuff). Check it out on the new tab above, a bit of warning though it is still under construction and in some places doesn't fit right yet.
The transition from html to php pages is complete, this does mean if you
bookmarked any specific page it's likely to have gone, sorry about that but
moving to php pages makes this site much MUCH easier to manage.