A Love/Hate Relationship

He un-docked his shiny new ship, the love affair which had taken him an age to carefully collate. After 5 minutes in low sec his ship was obliterated by a sneaky scumbag. All that work, all that time wasted.

We've all been there, cruel fate taking from us by force our very identity. Many of us choose to accept the punishment and carry on as best we can. Some of us get even. But some of us even complain, constantly. We complain about the physics, we complain about the rigidly-regular software patches, we complain that Faction Warfare is broken, that low sec is ignored, that ships are unbalanced, node crashes, PvP, missions, mining, manufacture, local, lag...etc.

The list is endless and one would assume, that with all this contempt toward New Eden, the galaxy would eventually implode into a ghost of it's former self, with scores rage quitting never to return.

But there is one simple reason why we complain with daffy passion about our realm of robbery and reward. It's also the reason why we never leave, and why New Eden is as vast as never before. My fellow troopers, the simple truth is that we all love EvE Online, and despite the flaws or hard nature we cannot satisfy our thirst for it. We are on some level; sado-masochists.

Oww, Oww, Ooh.

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Vorsprung Durch Technik

The EvE fitting Tool is the standard by which the majority design prospective ships. In conjunction with Singularity EFT is a very powerful tool. B13 is an EFT warrior, his past something of an engineer. His fits usually look very promising on paper but sometimes fail to deliver in practice. I fear this is quite common and derives from the misconception that EFT can, in theory provide a sound and fool proof set of stats that will translate accurately into New Eden’s’ fray of fighting fools.

EFT is an excellent way of formatting a vessel to do a particular job. Whether it’s scanning, piracy or mission-running, EFT can provide you with the relevant stats to enable such designs. But one must be careful not to put too much emphasis on this tool to provide one with an effective ship. EFT does not take into consideration the practicalities of some designs such as dual-tanking (simultaneous shield & armour tanks). Statistically a dual-tanked vessel can take much more punishment than a specific tank, or an omni-tank(universal damage resistance), but at an immense cost to other abilities and manageable capacitor levels.

Testing is the only way to be sure of your designs performance. Without testing, any design is only speculation, and EFT cannot provide the necessary experience. So put away your blueprints and setsquares and delve into the realm of death and destruction and test that fit to obliteration on Singularity.

Happy testing…

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