Saturday 30 April 2011

Quick Tips - Cap Dumping

You enter a system in 0.0 where you have no bookmarks. The gate you want to warp to is off scan range from any celestial, and there are hostiles in local. How do you get within scan range of the gate without warping to it (and potentially straight into a camped bubble)?

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Bookmarks and You

Bookmarks in PVP

Continuing on our theme of PVP tools, I'd like to spend some time talking about bookmarks.

Bookmarks are incredibly useful, especially in hostile space such as 0.0 or lowsec. With them, you're about to quickly reach positions that without bookmarks it could be very difficult to reach safely. In this article, I'll discuss some of the common types of bookmarks, how to create and how to use them, as well as some thoughts on naming and organising your bookmarks.

Sunday 10 April 2011


What began as an april fools joke, escalated into a roam which has decimated a... well some ships.

Last night, myself and a group of intrepid Agony alumni formed up in our trusty drakes (or dreaks if you prefer) and took to the skies of new eden to wreak havoc in the name of the missile gods.

This post is intended as both an AAR of the gang, and an exploration of the tactics involved in running a kiting battlecruiser gang.

Monday 4 April 2011

The Directional Scanner in PVP

Things have been pretty busy offline recently, so unfortunately writing about internet spaceships has fallen by the wayside over the last month or so. However, I think I remember promising somebody I'd write an article about directional scanning, so here it is!

I don't think I can really overstate how useful the directional scanner is in PVP. Other than the mysteriously omniscient local chat, it is by far the most powerful intelligence tool in your arsenal. At a very basic level, it tells you everything in space around you up to its maximum range of 14.3au. Used well, it can also tell you where they are, and even give you an idea what they might be doing!

The Altruist is the Eve Online blog of Azual Skoll, PVP instructor and small gang PVPer.

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