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kaahz
09-06-2011, 01:09 PM
Rock Paper Shotgun Holdings is an Eve Online Corp (similar to a guild in other MMO’s) that is based out of this community. We were formed from a core group of guys from StateCorp in which one of the writers of RPS was the CEO. You can read about StateCorps history in the following article as well as about Eve in general:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2009/08/31/the-five-year-spree-part-1/ (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2009/08/31/the-five-year-spree-part-1/)<o:p></o:p>
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Eve is not like other MMO’s. It’s a big open sand box and there are a lot of ways to play the game. RPS Holdings is a PvP focused corp. We do other things such as worm hole exploration, missions, and incursions to make ISK (in game money) but that is all spent on replacing ships to be blown up. Too many new players to the game shy away from PvP thinking they don’t have the skills to hang with the older players and get bored with monotonous PvE only to leave the game. This is not the case. After a few days of going through tutorials and getting the basics of the game down you can serve a vital role in PvP. RPS Holdings specializes in getting newbies into the game and PvPing right away. We’ll get you blowing up ships, and getting yourself blown up in no time. <o:p></o:p>
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Your first role in combat will be that of a tackling frigate. Small cheap ships that “tackle” an enemies larger ships so they don’t escape letting the older guys pound on him with the big guns. In fact we missed out on a few kills the other night because we didn’t have any specialized tacklers and the enemies simply warped away from us. We need you new guys.<o:p></o:p>
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http://www.gamingdaily.co.uk/2010/eve-online-baby-steps/ (http://www.gamingdaily.co.uk/2010/eve-online-baby-steps/)
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Currently you can sign up for a free 14 day trial on Eve’s website, or you can get a free 21 day trial if you get an invite from a current player. If you subscribe from the 21 day trial the inviter gets a nice sum of ISK that is generally split between both players. So ask for an invite here if you’re interested! <o:p></o:p>
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In game my character is named “Kaahz” and our directors and CEO are listed below. We also hang out in the public channel “RPS Community” in game. Also just post here and myself and the guys will answer any questions. Looking forward to hearing from some new recruits. <o:p></o:p>
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Voltek
09-06-2011, 03:06 PM
Hey Kaahz,

I've been messing about in EVE for about 6 months or so, mostly running missions in empire, and I'm struggling to get into pvp. I'm in rvb at the moment, doing a terrible job of it. I really want to get out of empire and into null, which has always been sort of an idea since reading 'The Five Year Spree'. The only thing is that I live in Australia, so my tz is a bit out of sync with eu and us. I can say however, that I like the small fast ships and would be keen on learning a trade in frigates. I'd like to join, but I'm not sure how my timezone would effect things.

Cheers

Hanban
09-06-2011, 04:27 PM
Hello Voltek!

Just throw in an application. I doubt anyone will mind having an Aussie in the corp! The only issue I can see (having no knowledge of how your active hours will mesh with the rest of the corp's and alliance's) is that it might be difficult to join the scheduled ops since they tend to be on EU and US tz evenings.

Anyways, I hope to see you in the corp!

/BobHound

mpk
10-06-2011, 11:57 PM
RPSH was created specifically to send day one noobs into PvP. If you doubt this, ask Major Goose or Dr Pockets or Captain Beardface or anyone else who was in this fight (http://mpiquet.griefwatch.net/?p=engagement&kill=1321) as a 2009 character.

DO NOT WORRY ABOUT SKILLS. WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY. WE CAN MAKE YOU BETTER HARDER FASTER STRONGER. WE WILL REBUILD YOU.

Just join RPSH cos they're fucking awesome.

doc neil
12-06-2011, 08:35 PM
aar from larst friday roam
so friday night i start forming the gang at 19:00 and there a bit of a lone turn out so decided to give it 30 mins for people to log in
at the time of leaving we end up with a gang 2 scimis (wallander and pyea) 2 auto canes (gang was to small for arty canes) 2 ranise and me in a lachesis picked up a drake after the first fight aswell.

just as we r leving we get intel in alliance of 3 bs on asabona gate in irshah. i had got our +1 scout heading to doril so i warp the gang -1 ranis to irshah gate and i jump through and burn back to the gate and to my surprise the aggresse . get every one to jump and put the dps on to apoc who is still shooting me the domi imidatly deagros and make his escape before a member of our newest corp junkyard doggs could land on the othe side . the apoc pops and we loot the wreak . now u r proberly wondering wear the 3 rd bs is well he warped in late and jumped straight through into asabona how ever we had frendly bs on the other side who tackled him so he burnt back to the gate and jumped through in to those of us still waiting on the other side. http://eve-auctorita.com/killboard/?a=k ... ll_id=1602 (http://eve-auctorita.com/killboard/?a=kill_related&kll_id=1602)

next was up was trying to find a place to get into 0.0 while avoiding a shadow wolves blob which was loitering near sendya . in the end seeing as most of us could high sec travel and the fact that the police have hard time catching bcs we headed to great wildland which was dead. from hear we ended up moving to curse not seeing much till we hit hlw. after a little bit of bouncing around i got bobhound to warp to the our out gate but to bounce of a planet first. he landed on the gate when a cyn got dragge into the pull bubble. i order bob to tackle and everyone else to jump and warp to the out hoping the pull bubble well pull us ontop of the cyn so we can stop bob from drying . the pull bubles dindn't pull us but our other ranise was there to hold tackle and the scimis saved bob. http://eve-auctorita.com/killboard/?a=k ... ll_id=1610 (http://eve-auctorita.com/killboard/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=1610)

rest of the trip back to asabona was fairly quiet we ganked a myrm which tried to slow boat back to doril gatr in jorund and then aggressed me while we had to scimis on the field http://eve-auctorita.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_question.gif

was a good evening roam with a good gang composition would of liked another member in a rapier but its getting there

doc neil
12-06-2011, 08:43 PM
voltek i think we r pretty much dead the aus tz i don't want to say not to join us but i think u would be rather lonly if u did.
but if u want to give it try we will be more than happy to welcome u

same goes for anyone else whos interested we will be more than happy to welcome u into our corp

Hanban
14-06-2011, 06:55 AM
EVE! It's a game YOU want to play!

measurements
14-06-2011, 10:07 PM
Funnily enough I was going to start playing EVE again tonight, but Lulzsec had other ideas. I might have to look up fellow RPSers when I'm on, seeing as everyone is so bloody reasonable around here. It's like you have basic civility or something.

President Weasel
14-06-2011, 10:12 PM
Most of us have basic civility to at least 3. Very few of us have trained it all the way to 5, which is the prerequisite for advanced civility. Tech 2 compliments are super effective, though.

Hanban
15-06-2011, 07:25 AM
Mind you Smuggo, some have trolling trained up to V as well. Particularly in RPSH where Spock porn is a frequent occurrence.

Edit: Look us up measurements! Find Mr. Doc Neil and perser him all you want!

/Bob

Demokrator
15-06-2011, 05:11 PM
Hey all,

I have heard alot over the years about EVE. I´m now interessing in this game, espacially when I read that you PROs think it is even worth for beginners. :-)

I have now created an account yet.

So, what to do now...?

Nihilille
15-06-2011, 06:19 PM
Hey Demokrator!

First of all you should finish the tutorials the game throws at you, atleast the more combat oriented ones. This will get you some experience of how things work in the game, as well as some free ships and other assets. After that you might want to do the Sisters of Eve epic arc which is a "questline" that will net you a nice amount of cash once you've finished it. By this time you should also have been hanging out in the RPS Community chatroom which you join by opening the channel room prompt and typing that in. Once there you can just make yourself known to those who are hanging out there and eventually either Doc Neil, Jaxdon or Rogue Cheetah (our leadership trifecta) will do a brief interview with you and then you're in! (The interview is basically a safety procedure to make sure you're not a spy, but since you're a member of this forum you're basically fast-tracked into the corp).

Fly safe, and see you in game soon o/

Demokrator
15-06-2011, 06:29 PM
So i have to download the games first with the 14d-trial?

Nihilille
15-06-2011, 06:34 PM
Ah, yes. Download it and install it just like any other game. If you want to I can send a special buddy invite to your email which will give you a 21-day trial instead, and if you decide to subscribe after that's finished we'll both get ~200m space dollars each, enough to get quite a lot of ships blown up :)

Jixan
17-06-2011, 02:08 PM
Hi guys.

Is your recruitment drive restricted to long-time forum contributors, or is it open to long-time rps readers/forum lurkers too?

If so, I'm interested.

I already started a 14-day trial yesterday and have been pottering about getting back into the game (used to play a few years ago, but nothing too deep, just casual trade and missioning. Got bored of pure carebearing and quit), but if you're still looking for noobies to mould in your image, it'd be cool if any of your folks have a buddy invite. May as well help one of you out with an invite bonus if I'm coming back anyway.

Nihilille
17-06-2011, 02:37 PM
Lurkers are more than welcome. I've sent you a PM!

egg651
17-06-2011, 03:54 PM
If only I could find the money to get back to this, I was really interested in the direction RPSH was going...

Ezhar
17-06-2011, 04:50 PM
The Perpetuum trial made me long for EVE again, so I've reactivated (robots are nice and all, but nothing beats being in spaaaaace). Getting into PvP sounds great, as in my previous lives in EVE I was of those:


...new players to the game shy away from PvP thinking they don’t have the skills to hang with the older players and get bored with monotonous PvE only to leave the game.

So if you're still recruiting, I'd love to get in. If you have use for someone with rather random (EU aligned) play times. I'll look you up in game later today :)

Nihilille
17-06-2011, 07:43 PM
Hey Ezhar! We never close recruitment, and turning an ex carebear into a mindless killing machine is what gives us the greatest pleasure. See you in RPS Community channel!

Hanban
17-06-2011, 08:54 PM
Egg! You can always rob an old lady and resub! That's basically what we do in space anyway!

Glad to see some people interested in joining either way. For all you other people this is a great opportunity for you to jump on the bandwagon. It's always best to start EVE out with a bunch of rookies with as little clue as you do. Then when you several months look back at your career like Archer and me did a few days ago, you feel space pride. That's right, space pride.

Come one come all!

/BobHound

hal9000
18-06-2011, 04:01 AM
Hi guys!

I've tried EVE Online several times but never learn to PvP. I would like to join you on GMT nights and enjoy this awesome game.

I'm doing (again) the tutorials so I hope we can play soon.

My character is Torgrim Styx.

Hanban
18-06-2011, 10:19 AM
Hey Hal!

Sounds good fella. Just get into contact with one of the directors or doc neil and you'll find yourself with us fellas in no time. Look forward to seeing you in game!

/BobHound

Nihilille
18-06-2011, 11:03 AM
Hey Egg, no need to rob an old lady, just conjure up your best puppy dog eyes and give Bob a sad look and he'll probably buy you some gametime (the sucker)!

doc neil
18-06-2011, 01:11 PM
o/ all nice to see we have people interested
if want to get hold of us u should join our public channel: rps community

for those that don't know how to do this go to yore chat window and look for the little speach bubble in upper right hand corner of window. click that and enter rps community then click join and that should get u in . it full of current and ex members of rpsh

Hanban
19-06-2011, 09:15 PM
Still looking for new players!

Mechanicus_
20-06-2011, 12:45 PM
I am definitely interested in joining in. I am new to EVE entirely, so for the moment am quite content to go through the tutorials as part of my free trial.

One question though - what is the best way to subscribe to EVE? Obviously I can just upgrade my free trial - but there are also things like buddy accounts and the boxed officers edition (which apparently comes with some special implants); any advice? Could I buy the boxed edition and use the code to upgrade my free trial with 30 extra days and get the boosters?

egg651
20-06-2011, 12:51 PM
Hey Egg, no need to rob an old lady, just conjure up your best puppy dog eyes and give Bob a sad look and he'll probably buy you some gametime (the sucker)!
Bob... I'll wub you forerver...

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Ezhar
20-06-2011, 01:25 PM
Hey Ezhar! We never close recruitment, and turning an ex carebear into a mindless killing machine is what gives us the greatest pleasure. See you in RPS Community channel!

Thanks! I've joined the RPS channel, but before I apply for RPSH, I'm going through EVE University to learn a bit more - my 3 year old knowledge of EVE is a bit rusty (and was never very good to begin with) :)

Hanban
21-06-2011, 07:35 AM
I am definitely interested in joining in. I am new to EVE entirely, so for the moment am quite content to go through the tutorials as part of my free trial.

One question though - what is the best way to subscribe to EVE? Obviously I can just upgrade my free trial - but there are also things like buddy accounts and the boxed officers edition (which apparently comes with some special implants); any advice? Could I buy the boxed edition and use the code to upgrade my free trial with 30 extra days and get the boosters?

@Mechanicus_

I prefer to buy my time codes through Shattered Crystal. I do it through the Somer BLINK lottery page inside of the EVE browser. This is because you get 50 millions worth of gambling isk if you buy it through that service. I'm not sure if this money is comparable to the special augmentations but the time codes should be able to be used with your account to upgrade it.

I never use any boosters so I won't swear to how efficient they are. I just like gambling!

@Ezhar

It's good that you're taking a bit of time learning the game. Just be aware, EVE uni tends to go out into the Curse region on roams. We also go out there and are always looking to shoot people in the face so you may well end up popping one of your old friends!

And if you tire, we do just as well teaching new people the game. Like it has been stated earlier all we ask is that you've done the tutorials. We'll handle the rest.

@Everybody

We are still looking for more people! We've already let a few rookies in and you could be the next one!

/BobHound

y2rich
21-06-2011, 10:31 AM
I wouldn't mind jumping back into Eve. Was part of Statecorp for a month or so a few years ago but lacked the funds to keep playing much after my trial ended. How much is the subscription these days?

Scatterbrainpaul
21-06-2011, 10:32 AM
I'm gonna sign up for another trial tonight to give Incarna a go. If it grips me like Eve use to, i'll probably bring one of my old pilots out of retirement and sub again. I'll look you guys up if the trial goes well

Hanban
21-06-2011, 01:16 PM
I wouldn't mind jumping back into Eve. Was part of Statecorp for a month or so a few years ago but lacked the funds to keep playing much after my trial ended. How much is the subscription these days?

@y2rich
I think it's around 25 euros for 60 days. I'm not quite sure though! I buy all my subscription time in the form of game time codes from Shattered Crystal so I probably don't get the best deal out there.

@y2rich, Scatterbrainpaul
Hope to see both of you in game, you're very welcome to join us lunatics!

/Bob

timmyvos
21-06-2011, 01:41 PM
I am interested in buying another EVE account and with a possible sale coinciding with the update I think I'll be buying EVE soon, as soon as the servers and the sale is up I think. I've played EVE for about three months most of which I spent mining in a corp so is there a possibility to mine in your corp? Even if you don't I think I'm very interested in this corp.

Alex Bakke
21-06-2011, 02:04 PM
I wouldn't mind jumping back into Eve. Was part of Statecorp for a month or so a few years ago but lacked the funds to keep playing much after my trial ended. How much is the subscription these days?

It's about £9 per month I think, with the cost per month decreasing based on the amount of months you get.

Hanban
21-06-2011, 02:38 PM
I am interested in buying another EVE account and with a possible sale coinciding with the update I think I'll be buying EVE soon, as soon as the servers and the sale is up I think. I've played EVE for about three months most of which I spent mining in a corp so is there a possibility to mine in your corp? Even if you don't I think I'm very interested in this corp.


We don't actively promote mining since there are no miners in the corp. We are a pvp focused corp and our main interest lies with blowing things up. With that said, I'm sure there's room for you in the corp, but we will try our utmost to make you leave mining behind for the glorious life of a pirate.

All things considered my advice is this. If you have zero interest in pvp you are probably better off with a corp that actively seeks to help out miners does mining ops. However, if you are looking to branch out and shoot some people, join us!

/Bob

y2rich
21-06-2011, 03:00 PM
Can I just grab the Steam version to join you guys? Not too fussed about a trial as I know what the game is like. Might take me a day or 2 to get the client downloaded.

Hanban
21-06-2011, 03:26 PM
@y2rich

If you have an old character that you want to bring back I am unsure of how that will work with buying the game from Steam. But if you're looking to start fresh then you can always go ahead and buy the Steam version of the game. Nihilille who has featured here briefly gifted me EVE back when it was on sale, and I am still playing it through the steam client.

/Bob

y2rich
21-06-2011, 03:29 PM
I'll look into it when I get home tonight. Will start a new character rather than res my old one.

Hanban
22-06-2011, 05:37 AM
The Incarna expansion has now been deployed. Probably an interesting time for new players to try the game. So come join RPSH in EVE!

/Bob

y2rich
22-06-2011, 07:35 AM
I am currently downloading and installing a 1.8Gb patch (guessing the Steam demo hadn't been updated in a while). Should be on this evening if I'm not at training.

Hanban
22-06-2011, 08:35 AM
I look forward to seeing you in the RPS coummunity channel then!

I for one had to delete EVE from my Steam games and download the game afresh. Since the patcher didn't want to autostart for my client. Very odd.

The 10 minutes I had to try out Incarna before going to work today were quite positive. Many are quite upset over this expansion but I for one quite liked my Captain's Quarters. Especially, perhaps, the new turrets!

Nihilille
22-06-2011, 01:17 PM
Still haven't had time to even patch my copy, argh. Want to look at my battleships from inside my quarters so bad...

Hanban
22-06-2011, 01:35 PM
It was pretty sweet. It added a nice meta touch to the whole ship spinning. Now I can watch my avatar watch ships spin. It's the best.

y2rich
22-06-2011, 06:17 PM
£7.50 on Steam today for EVE for anyone on the fence. 30days included in that

egg651
22-06-2011, 07:27 PM
£7.50 on Steam today for EVE for anyone on the fence. 30days included in that
If only you could reactivate accounts with that... :(

y2rich
22-06-2011, 08:39 PM
Right, patches downloaded and account set up. Time to create my character! Any reasons to take one race over another?

Nihilille
22-06-2011, 09:15 PM
Minmatar is nicknamed Winmatar for a reason (I don't fly them though) and are kings of the nano/skirmish/smallish gang pvp and alpha strike fleet pvp. Amarr is a good second choice for battleship fleet pvp especially. Don't do Gallente like I did, it'll just leave you stubborn and too proud to be a good spaceship superhero.

y2rich
22-06-2011, 09:17 PM
I went Caldari in the end like my old character. I am Smidge Kion for anyone that wants to help :D

asizeofgiant
22-06-2011, 10:12 PM
Hello everyone, long time listener first time caller here.

So, Eve has intrigued me for a while, so I'm going to give it a go now that it's on the cheap. Here's hoping a youngblood will be accepted into the RPS space beast.

So I just join the RPS Community chat when I'm in there and get yapping then hope for the best? That's seems straightforward and doable. One question though: do I need a mic?

Scatterbrainpaul
23-06-2011, 10:34 AM
So, I played the trial last night, haven't played the game since the new customer creation. I have to say this and the captains quarters look unbelievable. Eve Online will be the best game ever in the next 5 years

I think i'll be re-subbing for sure in two weeks.

Hanban
23-06-2011, 10:42 AM
Hello everyone, long time listener first time caller here.

So, Eve has intrigued me for a while, so I'm going to give it a go now that it's on the cheap. Here's hoping a youngblood will be accepted into the RPS space beast.

So I just join the RPS Community chat when I'm in there and get yapping then hope for the best? That's seems straightforward and doable. One question though: do I need a mic?

The short answer is yes.

While we won't require it in the beginning, you will need to invest in one at some point. The are two reasons. Number one, you could be a spy. And if we're going to be whelped by one of the many spies in our corp, we at least want to have heard his or her voice!

The second reason is really just the communication. Being in a fleet will sometimes require you to shout up, report things, etc. etc. and without a mic this becomes something of a hassle.

With that said, the best way to get into the corp is to do the tutorials and then simply apply to the corp and wait till one of the directors has a look at your application.

@Scatterbrainpaul

I'm glad you like it! I've started to worry that I'm the only one who thinks the captain's quarter is an amazing environment!

Liqourish
23-06-2011, 11:58 AM
Hello thread of people I am mostly unfamiliar with!

Pomp invited me to play this after I became after envious after an EVE discussion, so I'm on my twenty one day trial thingy now. I've already sent my invite thingy over, and expect to be doing things with you soon.

For now I've just spent several hours in the character editor (even though they made me wear trousers) and run through almost all of the tutorials.

EDIT: I am Liqour Ish in game.

Hanban
23-06-2011, 01:06 PM
I look forward to blowing things up with you!

If you ever have questions about -anything-, don't hesitate to bother the bitter vets in the RPS Community channel. That is until you get into the corp, and then you can go ahead and pester the people in the corp channel.

If it's the first time playing, get into the habit of asking questions. EVE seems scary at first because of the immense information threshold. Once you pass that it's much less of a daunting game.

/BobHound

Elro
24-06-2011, 10:00 PM
I've decided to give in and renew my old account for a month at least to see how it goes. I'm Viltvodle in game but I was mostly focused on manufacturing and mining first time round so I may need to roll a new character to get the best start for PvP.

Nihilille
26-06-2011, 01:43 AM
Bigger is better.

(The following is a type-up of a PVP encounter our corp and its allies had the other night. Since (hopefully) there are a lot of people reading this thread that are curious but don't really know a lot about EVE I've tried to be as explanatory as possible and not just use EVE vernacular that wouldn't make sense to someone who has never played the game. If you do know everything about bumps, capital ships, killboards etc then just don't mind all the explanatory stuff, just read on to hear of a sweet gank instead!)

Let me spin you a tale of how us Rock, Paper, Shotgun Holdings pilots play the game. EVE is touted as the one true sandbox MMO where any brave capsuleer can form his or her own fate. One might do mining or trading, run missions or try and rule entire swaths of space. RPSH is however a corporation whose sole purpose is that of PVP; roaming through this sandbox in an attempt to find a fight, sometimes fighting heavily outnumbered and sometime we heavily outnumber the enemy instead.

On one such occasion the other night a couple of our pilots were out flying together with some friends from our alliance (an alliance is, for the uninitiated a formal gathering of corporations who have banded together) looking for something sweet to kill. Moving through system after system, nabbing the odd kill along the way, our gang received an intel report that a Rorqual (http://www.eve-wiki.net/index.php?title=Rorqual) pilot was acting way too cocky in a system further into deep space. A Rorqual for those who don't know, is probably considered the ultimate ship to kill when you're out in a small gang like this. It is the largest and most expensive industrial ship, and it is so large that it is considered a capital class ship. The key difference between it and other more expensive ships is that it has almost no offensive weapons except the possibility to field drones, thus making an isolated Rorqual pilot excellent prey for a roving band of rapscallions such as ourselves.

This particular Rorqual pilot was engaging in something called station games. What this means is that he was undocking from a space station to taunt any attackers, and since he didn't aggress them back he could just dock up and repair when he started taking too much damage (if you do aggress someone in space you receive a timer to prevent you from being able to flee, once you commit you commit). Our gang of pilots wouldn't give up so easily however and tried their best to 'bump' him off the station by sending their spaceships hurling into his to try and shift his mass around. When this didn't work (Capital ships have a lot of mass and thus require a ship of decent mass and above all decent speed to succeed in a bump) the Fleet Commander (guy calling the shots, telling everyone where to go and who to shoot basically) invited the pilot into the fleet just for laughs. The Rorqual pilot decided to accept this invite for some reason, probably so he could taunt our gang even further.

Quickly a plan was hatched and one of the fleet members parked his ship 200km above the station. Once the Rorqual undocked again the FC used a command called fleet warping which overrides the controls of the separate members and sends them to a location of his choosing, this being the 200km "tactical position", commonly known as a tac, one member was parked at. Once trapped up there the fleet began applying warp disruptors and statis webifiers to the Rorqual, ensuring that unless he managed to call in backup he was doomed. Hint: No one picked up the phone this time ;)

A well thought out and executed plan. I am super jealous for not actually being there (I just typed this up from our own forum to make it more suitable for the public) because a Rorqual just looks so sweet on your killboard (soon you'll learn that it's all about the killboard). Speaking of which, you should have a look at ours if you want to keep up with our shenanigans! (http://rpsh.eve-kill.net)

kaahz
27-06-2011, 01:44 PM
Great write up Arch. I was there, it was epic. Going to expand on it a bit. Also, glad to see we’ve got a lot of new guys interested. We’ve just let a bunch of you in and now is the time to join for the rest. It helps having other newbs to learn the game with. Myself, Bob, and Archer all joined up around the same time. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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I started playing about 6 months ago now. RPS has moved around a bit since then, but when we started, we lived right near these guys that call themselves Reverberation Project. I would go out by myself and with bob and archer, also newbs at the time and go harass them with our little frigates. Usually they would just run away, or we didn’t have enough firepower to take them down and had to retreat. It was frustrating at times. Well Reverb now has moved into nul sec not too far from us. Now I can fly a much bigger ship that puts out quite a bit of damage (Hurricanes and Winmatar ftw). Now I hunt them down and kill them whenever I get a chance.<o:p></o:p>
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Bit more detail on the actual kill. We probably hung out for 15 – 20 minutes around the station with this guy messing with us. He would undock, we’d send 20 of us hurtling at him to try to bump him out of docking range so we could kill him. We tried about 4 times. Tried from above him, below him, from one side… Our ships were just to light to move such a big ship. Someone on comms threw out the idea, “invite him to fleet maybe we could fleet warp him out next time.” Laughter ensues, “who the hell would be that dumb?” Our FC sends him a fleet invite and he accepts! Interesting… We wait for about 5 minutes or so for him to undock. Doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen. Just as our FC has us readying to move on and look for other targets he undocks. Our secondary FC starts hammering the fleet warp button. The video below starts seconds after you can see the fleet warp activate on the Rorq. You can hear our excitement. <o:p></o:p>
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Hanban
27-06-2011, 02:25 PM
Serves those bastards right! They popped my Dominix a while back!

Having been away celebrating midsummer's over the weekened I seem to have missed a lot. Join in on the fun forum readers!

/BobHound

jaxdon
27-06-2011, 03:52 PM
This is a recent fight we had with an aaliance called SEDITION. This video is better because it shows what you can expect from a typical PVP evening. It is very fast paced and you need to be on your toes. So when in these fleets you need to kiss the wife/GF tell them to leave you alone and get ready for some carnage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zef1i6ajUI

MiniMatt
27-06-2011, 04:26 PM
Curiosity - what's everyone's thoughts on monacle-gate?

Best mainstream writeup I've seen thus far is from Brendan Drain over at Massively (http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/06/26/eve-evolved-the-day-that-eve-online-died/) (sorry, is it ok to link the competition - nuke if not, if it's any consolation he really does look like Darlene off "Roseanne"). Oh, and from the fans, that link (http://eve.beyondreality.se/NeXCQResponse.html) Jae Armstrong was pumping in the comments seems a staggeringly good (though not really mainstream friendly) write up (ie. the price of monacles isn't really the issue here).

edit: this post was up about ten sodding minutes before Q goes and trumps my "best mainstream writeup" assertation (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/06/27/eve-online-in-crisis-the-eg-coverage/). It's like you've hacked into my webcam and installed microphones in my fingertips or something.

jaxdon
27-06-2011, 05:00 PM
Curiosity - what's everyone's thoughts on monacle-gate?

Best mainstream writeup I've seen thus far is from Brendan Drain over at Massively (http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/06/26/eve-evolved-the-day-that-eve-online-died/) (sorry, is it ok to link the competition - nuke if not, if it's any consolation he really does look like Darlene off "Roseanne"). Oh, and from the fans, that link (http://eve.beyondreality.se/NeXCQResponse.html) Jae Armstrong was pumping in the comments seems a staggeringly good (though not really mainstream friendly) write up (ie. the price of monacles isn't really the issue here).

To be honest I could care less about vanity items. I'm a combat pilot and if something involved in the game doesnt affect PVP then i really could care less. Now if they start selling SP and gold ammo and shit like that for real money....well I have a huge problem.

Before playing EVE I was an avid WOW player. Then blizzard decided to make it possible for EVERYONE to have a max lvld character with all pimped out weapons and armor fairly easily. (Seriously if 'm playing a game I dont want it to be so easy that I can have 8-10 pimped out characters on the same account). If CCP starts selling things like SP and gold ammo for RL money, that is a step into the direction that killed WOW for me. (BTW the last I heard WOW was losing players by the millions).

For me EVE is such a great game, and has the potential to be so much better. The Playerbase is real good and by introiducing that kind stuff into a game like eve will drive that player base away. I say this because giving SP away will in fact bring players into game that normally is very friendly to a new MMOG player. Let's face not everyone is cut out to play eve. I'm not saying not to try it but alot of people are not gonna like the SP system and be turned off by all the technical aspects of the game.
So giving SP and shit away will bring those ppl into the game and in 2 days they will be flying a carrier. They will then join a corp or an alliance and proceed to fail miserably because they have no clue what to do. Then they wil be ridiculed and driven from the game. This is after the majority of the bitter vets have already rage quit the game. Then what you have is a game thats not very enjoyable because EVERYONE have a new shiny ship T2 ship that they really didnt play to get.

sorry for the rant

kaahz
27-06-2011, 05:17 PM
Yea I agree completly with Jax. Right now it seems like it's all the carebears in high sec are raging, while all the PvPers are just laughing and going about their business blowing shit up. If you want to drop 70 bucks on a monocle - go for it. If you want to spend money and buy a nice shiney paint job for your ship thats awesome. We will make sure to primary you and blow it up first.

The only issue that can come of this is being able to buy SP, or buy things that will change game mechanics, or give players an advantage. This will ruin the game. I don't think CCP is that stupid though. Eve is an amazing game, but not everyone is cut out for it. I hope it stays that way.

Hanban
27-06-2011, 06:09 PM
Pretty much agree with the two above speakers' sentiments.

I have felt zero rage about these news. If they were to introduce micro transaction based purchases where you could get bonuses in PvP that other players didn't have access to, then I would perhaps be bothered. But at the moment it's just clothes.

Personally I feel like it comes down to, if you do not want to buy an expensive monocle, then don't buy it. The rage that has come from it seems to have come based on thin air. There has been no proper indication that this is indeed the future of EVE as many seem to suggest, so perhaps people could have waited to be upset until they released plans of this.

But CCP seem to have reacted so I guess it's not all bad. But like Jax and Kaahz have said, we pvp for the most part so it doesn't really affect us if someone wants their avatar to have some non-standard threads.

/BobHound

frenz0rz
27-06-2011, 07:50 PM
Hey there gents!

So I've never played EVE before, and now that I've finally got a truckload of free time, me and three chums are looking to give it a go. We therefore humbly request four 21-day trial keys so that we can decide whether we like the game and are willing to stick it; if so, we are yours to command, and will happily fly into battle in whatever rusty tin cans you deem us worthy of, to satisfy honour glory in the name of RPS.

Cheers,

- Frenz

Hanban
27-06-2011, 08:03 PM
Hello Frenz!

If you want to have a bash at it you can go ahead and pm me the e-mail addresses that you want attached to the accounts and I can buddy you up. Hope to see you in game soon!

/BobHound

Liqourish
28-06-2011, 03:22 AM
Just played some more, after not playing after the first session. The more things I figured out, the more I got sucked in. I might actually have to sub.

egg651
28-06-2011, 10:35 AM
Just played some more, after not playing after the first session. The more things I figured out, the more I got sucked in. I might actually have to sub.
Well I hate to say I told you so..

kaahz
28-06-2011, 04:10 PM
Bob hoarding up all the buddy invites... lol.

Glad to see a bunch of new guys last night. And yea liquorish, the more you learn about the game the better it gets. It's unbelievably deep. I've been playing 6 months and have only scratched the surface.

Hanban
28-06-2011, 05:22 PM
Heh, they now allow you to choose if you want game time or PLEX and I chose PLEX. Figure if any of these fellas decide to play for reals we can donate the plex from the buddy invites to the corp so that people who face harsh financial times can ask to be donated some game time.

/Bob

PsyComa
28-06-2011, 06:46 PM
Hey guys!

I've been lurking RPS for so long I can't remember, and today I finally had a reason to register:

I want to be a killing machine so badly it hurts. You guys gotta help me with that. Is there room for a brazilian pilot?

I'll be doing the tutorials and when finished, I'll be back. So who must I request a buddy invite to, Hanban?

Cheers!

The Player of Games
28-06-2011, 07:04 PM
Hey,

Long-time lurker, first time forum poster here.
What about old pilots? I played EVE for about a year from 2007-2008, haven't touched the game in over three years.
Used to fly Covert Ops / Force Recon and was crosstraining for a Blasterboat when I quit. Plus the usual skills in Caldari BS etc.

So while my main has somewhere around 12-15M SP, for all I know - can't check without reactivating - I'm stuck somewhere out in nowhere, have no assets, no friends and my security rating is probably deep in the red from one too many lowsec capsule kill.

So, any chance of finding a new home? Do you require positive security or something?

Cheers,
-- PoG

President Weasel
28-06-2011, 07:26 PM
Those guys let anybody in. Bittervets, noobs, spais, incredibly inept and obvious spais, Captain Bread Face, anybody

Nihilille
28-06-2011, 07:35 PM
Most of us are currently pirates ranging from -2 to -5 or less in security status so you're more than welcome dude.

Nihilille
28-06-2011, 07:36 PM
Psycoma, you must request a buddy invite from me because Bob is a douche who's hooked too many people up already!

imirk
28-06-2011, 08:13 PM
Maybe I'm being dense but with plexes and the like haven't you always been able to buy yourself an advantage? and by selling "gold ammo" and sp(well selling SP is different since there was no way to get it but time before) aren't they just adjusting the isk value of a PLEX, by creating a higher demand for plexes?

The Player of Games
28-06-2011, 08:29 PM
Maybe I'm being dense but with plexes and the like haven't you always been able to buy yourself an advantage?
Yes, but not in the way that "Pay to Win" would allow.
Most importantly PLEX trading doesn't undermine the player economy - You are buying ISK for real money, but only to the extend that other players are willing to make that trade with you. And the goods you buy with ISK have to be made by players and are subject to market rules, and anything you can do with ISK acquired through PLEX someone else can do with ISK acquired in-game.
You cannot acquire goods in arbitrary amounts via PLEX trade, and since EVE has people that don't mind spending mid 6-digit USD figures on the game that is an important thing.
Furthermore there would be the obvious thread of offering things via micropayments that are better than what is commonly available on the market. That's one of the big fears

imirk
28-06-2011, 08:46 PM
Yes, but not in the way that "Pay to Win" would allow.
Most importantly PLEX trading doesn't undermine the player economy - You are buying ISK for real money, but only to the extend that other players are willing to make that trade with you. And the goods you buy with ISK have to be made by players and are subject to market rules, and anything you can do with ISK acquired through PLEX someone else can do with ISK acquired in-game.
You cannot acquire goods in arbitrary amounts via PLEX trade, and since EVE has people that don't mind spending mid 6-digit USD figures on the game that is an important thing.
Furthermore there would be the obvious thread of offering things via micropayments that are better than what is commonly available on the market. That's one of the big fears

Aha, so that is it, there are no diminishing returns with the direct converion of rl money into goods rather than through the general ISK market and there is the damping effect of the time required to sell a PLEX so there is nothing that is an immediate boost without sacrificing a good deal of the value or overpaying to have something now.

The Player of Games
28-06-2011, 08:58 PM
Aha, so that is it, there are no diminishing returns with the direct converion of rl money into goods rather than through the general ISK market
Yes. Furthermore it has always been CCP's policy to put more and more of the economy into the players' hands. Most prominently EVE's NPC merchants used to sell a lot more stuff than they do today, but this has been scaled back time after time to eliminate the last bastions of the NPC/CCP-run economy. Any cash-for-gameplay-items store would go into the exact opposite direction and completely reverse CCPs policy of making the economy as player-run as possible.

Also, as mentioned PLEX sales do not allow you to create ISK or goods out of thin air, you can only buy things already in circulation. This ensures market stability. If someone could buy goods (and thereby ISK) for RL currency at will, the sum of goods and ISK in the system could be increased at will, with potentially destabilizing effects.

Hope that explains a bit of the outrage.

Splynter
28-06-2011, 09:39 PM
Hey there,

I've been lurking and sporadically posting here for a while, and have been interested in playing EVE for years and years, but never had any way to 'break' in, or enough disposable income to subscribe. I'd like to get in with you guys, but before I waste your time I wonder if there would be any chance of you being on at a time when a Canadian might be awake/not at work or school. Are most of your players based out of the UK?

Hanban
28-06-2011, 10:34 PM
Hello Splynter!

As Kaahz will tell you we have a very active US TZ. So a Canadian in the mix should work out swell!

We just came back from a great roam with many of our new rookies. For my own part, it's been a long time since I've had this much fun. It's great to see the corp being able to go out on its own again!

So, like we've been spamming over and over, if you're new to the game (*nudge Splynter*) this is as good a time as any to join. We're currently in the process of tempering our rookies into spaceship superheroes so join in on the fun!

If you've never played EVE, you're welcome to join us and be cast into the pvp aspect of the game. If you've played a trial and thought it was a bit dreary to be out in space on your own, join us and feel the space shakes that come with EVE pvp!

/BobHound

Alex Bakke
28-06-2011, 10:58 PM
I had a great time - Participated in two fights, tackled both targets only to be destroyed later on, podded too! :(

Hanban
28-06-2011, 11:00 PM
C'est la vie! In EVE!

frenz0rz
28-06-2011, 11:05 PM
Me and two of my friends found the time to start playing today, and I must say its quite interesting. Feel free to look me up (Julian Sahar) or either of my friends (Tarquin Austrene and Tyrone Lewis). Just so you know, I'll be hanging around in the RPS community channel and asking annoying questions :)

Nihilille
29-06-2011, 12:48 AM
I just have to second Bob's opinion on it being an awesome time. Feels really good to have so many new players and everyone performed really well considering being thrown in the deep end. Hell, Bob lemminged more than anyone and he was the second oldest corpie on the roam!

Splynter
29-06-2011, 03:18 AM
Hello Splynter!

As Kaahz will tell you we have a very active US TZ. So a Canadian in the mix should work out swell!

We just came back from a great roam with many of our new rookies. For my own part, it's been a long time since I've had this much fun. It's great to see the corp being able to go out on its own again!

So, like we've been spamming over and over, if you're new to the game (*nudge Splynter*) this is as good a time as any to join. We're currently in the process of tempering our rookies into spaceship superheroes so join in on the fun!

If you've never played EVE, you're welcome to join us and be cast into the pvp aspect of the game. If you've played a trial and thought it was a bit dreary to be out in space on your own, join us and feel the space shakes that come with EVE pvp!

/BobHound

Well that's great. I'm in the process of getting the game installed (download cancelled at 50%, agh), so when I do how would I go about getting that 21 day partnered trial?

Hanban
29-06-2011, 05:45 AM
Grand!

You can go ahead and PM Nihilille, Kaahz or me your e-mail address and one of them will hook you up with a buddy invite.

/BobHound

egg651
29-06-2011, 12:44 PM
heh, they now allow you to choose if you want game time or plex and i chose plex. Figure if any of these fellas decide to play for reals we can donate the plex from the buddy invites to the corp so that people who face harsh financial times can ask to be donated some game time.

/bob
*ahem* >.> <.<

If only I could find the money to get back to this, I was really interested in the direction RPSH was going...

Nullkigan
29-06-2011, 02:37 PM
I'm just "playing" a trial, but I figured I should report in here before people AUGH too much at the fine, delicate cheekbones of my character and decide he's a spy and kick me out of the RPS chat.

(Knuckle Gunn)

Hanban
29-06-2011, 03:14 PM
@Egg

I'm not so sure you want to play EVE Egg. Go ahead and show me you're dedicated once more by robbing an old lady of her credit card and resubbing.

@Knuckle Gunn

Hello!

If you say something like the above expression someone in the RPS chat may or may not speak to you. Which can be a good or bad thing depending on who you are talking to. Anyways, look forward to seeing you in the chat!

MadMeatMonkey
29-06-2011, 03:27 PM
Just finishing the beginner tutorials myself.... shall start making noises min the chat once I start floundering my way through the sisters of eve missions.....

Hhmmm so it took the existence of a Eve Corp to actually get me to sign in to the RPS forums... I always figured it would have eventually been the Blood Bowl that did it....

Splynter
29-06-2011, 06:46 PM
PM sent Hanban, downloading the rest of the installer now.

doc neil
29-06-2011, 07:49 PM
its nice to see lots of intrest
how ever we r going to stop accepting new application for a couple of weeks as of now got (got 2 apps still to process )
so we can concentrate on getting our new recuits trained up and on the rgiht lines

we will let u know when recruitment is open again
once again i really appriciate all the intrest

Persona Jet Rev
29-06-2011, 08:59 PM
Could you make room for one more, pretty please? I've reactivated my old account a few days ago and could really use a new corp :)

(My character name is Cubus)

PsyComa
29-06-2011, 09:52 PM
its nice to see lots of intrest
how ever we r going to stop accepting new application for a couple of weeks as of now got (got 2 apps still to process )
so we can concentrate on getting our new recuits trained up and on the rgiht lines

we will let u know when recruitment is open again
once again i really appriciate all the intrest

Oh, jeez. Does that mean I'm screwed? I just wanted to be a killing machine so badly.... sniff

I got the invite from Nihilille but did not start it yet since I'm away from home right now, but will get started on the tutorials on friday. If there's still room for me then I promise I'll bring beer!

MadMeatMonkey
30-06-2011, 12:22 AM
Ah well, fair enough. I figure a couple of weeks should let me get stuck into the sister of eve whatsits, and skill up a bit before you start rebuilding me. ... no cheap aluminium frame please!

jaxdon
30-06-2011, 01:47 AM
again thanks for all the interest, however even since we stopped recruiting for a couple weeks does not mean you eventually get in.if oyu keep PM'ing myself , Rogue Cheetah and Doc neil we wil put you on list and contact you again in a couple weeks to see if your stil interested. we need to do this for a couple reasons:
1.) It allows for our trainers and other corp mates to get to know you
2.) It allows us to assess your skills and help fix the problems you are having
3.) It allows us to properly teach you aspects of PVP such as Directional scanning and ship fittings etc...
With too many applicants at once we cannot do the forementioned things above and that wont be fair to any of you.

In the meantime feel free to join RPS community chat channel. and to get you started into PVP make sure you are training the proper skills.

The skills you need to get started are these.

propulsion jamming
afterburner
warp drive operation
hull upgrades
all the core skills:
electronics
engineering
mechanic
navigation
gunnery
spaceship command
(your race) frigate

you want all these skills to at least 3 but 4 is preferable

again if you get these skills trained and be patient we will have you killing things in no time.

Meatloaf
30-06-2011, 03:27 AM
That's it, then. I give up. I'll play EVE. I'll let folks know when I get in and all set.

Persona Jet Rev
30-06-2011, 10:23 AM
[...]

Fair enough :)

If anyone wants to do some missioning / mining / salvaging / etc'ing in the meanwhile, just give me (Cubus) a nudge. I'll be hanging out in RPS Community channel.

Hanban
30-06-2011, 10:37 AM
Hang tight people!

I guess we never really imagined how much of a response we would be getting. So it's good that Doc put his foot down and slowed the recruitment down. There's quite a few new faces to get to know in corp at the moment so as soon as things settle down we will usher the rest you into our warm flappy folds.

I hope you bear with us and stay!

PsyComa
30-06-2011, 11:57 AM
Fair enough :)

If anyone wants to do some missioning / mining / salvaging / etc'ing in the meanwhile, just give me (Cubus) a nudge. I'll be hanging out in RPS Community channel.

I figured out we (the people in line) could do exactly that, hang together and be massacred together! At least we'll be getting to know our future corp brothers. Will look for Cubus online!

Drossy
30-06-2011, 08:57 PM
Consider this another hand stuck in the air for when you start recruiting again. I've just started playing and am grinding through the tutorial missions. Will pop into the community channel too.

Hanban
01-07-2011, 09:25 AM
Grand!

I hope you lot are able to settle into the RPS Community channel. The channel has quite a bit more lively than it used to be so I'm sure you can poke your head in and find some people to do missions/rat with as long as you ask.

And don't hesitate to ask questions! The RPS Community channel is frequented by many a bittervet that has been in RPS over the years, and some other fellas loosely associated with the corp. So there's a great wealth of knowledge there if you just poke your head in and ask.

Hang around and in no time you'll be flying with New Eden's most spectacular band of superheroes!

jaxdon
01-07-2011, 02:18 PM
Hang around and in no time you'll be flying with New Eden's most spectacular band of superheroes!

i think you actually mean this "hang around and .... band of trolling superdicks".
but like he said RPS channel is a great place to be to ask questions and get non trolling answers. If you need help with fitting a ship or what to train next we will answer your questions.

PsyComa
01-07-2011, 02:21 PM
I started yesterday and some dudes already gave me lots of tips. And cash. Lots of cash. Here's a shout out to Cheryl/Duck, Mes and Richard!

Folks at the community are amazing and I just can't believe i've taken so long to start playing Eve, it's an amazing game, so if there's someone out there still on the fence, get to it asap!

My char name is Gara Diavolo, will meet you lot in space!

Splynter
01-07-2011, 03:58 PM
I have to second what PsyComa said. I'm loving the game so far and wonder why I took so long to try it. Thanks for the help everyone. My char name is Daveth Atreides (because Dune is amazing and political intrigue in Space!)

frenz0rz
01-07-2011, 05:14 PM
While its nice to hear you're having plenty of recruits, my friends and I have more or less finished the advanced tutorials and are sort of wondering what on earth to do now. Its a big universe, and we've no idea where to begin! Whereabouts is RPS 'space' located - where do you chaps normally hang out? Is it a dangerous trip? As well as nearly all the skills jaxdon mentioned we've all got at least 3 ships which we use on a regular basis. I assume we'd only be able to take the one ship with us? Ah, so many questions. Again, the name is Julian Sahar, just message me when you've got the time.

Ezhar
01-07-2011, 05:27 PM
where do you chaps normally hang out?

In true RPS fashion, we're near (the) Bar (http://evemaps.dotlan.net/map/Derelik/Bar).

Hanban
01-07-2011, 06:19 PM
@frenz0rs

Our low-sec area of operations is Asabona. It is from there we fleet up and go into the regions Curse and Providence for our nul-sec PvP. Jarizza is our high-sec jump off and at the moment all RPS pilots have to be cautious in the high security areas since we have been war-decced.

You are welcome to come hang in station with us, but the isk earning opportunities are not exactly ripe in the area so you may want to find some place close by to run missions or complexes in.

/BobHound

egg651
01-07-2011, 06:30 PM
My mouse is hovering over the resubscribe button as I type this. But I don't want to be out of cash for the steam sales. Gah..! Must.. resist..

jp0249107
02-07-2011, 03:22 AM
I'm so close to subscribing just knowing that there is an RPS group that I created this forum account to ask this question:

I know the official forums are blowing up all to hell over this but are you guys concerned about the whole "gold ammo" controversy? That and Jim's comments about corps just sitting on their gold has me kinda scared...please alleviate my fears!

I'm on a trial account and even the "boring" stuff has me interested!

Nihilille
02-07-2011, 04:57 AM
Hi jp0249107 (I hope that isn't your ingame name because it's tricky to pronounce).

The whole issue of Incarna and microtransactions isn't something we've debated to any greater extent, but as far as I know no one in the corp has sullenly unsubbed any of their accounts. We might be a bunch of trolls but very few of us are drama queens, from the little chats I have had the sentiment is more "that is something to deal with when it happens" than any pre-emptive raging. My personal opinion, which probably deviates 100% from the more vocal members of the Eve community, is that I'm paying to have fun now, and when I don't have fun anymore I'll stop paying. Eve is a game where you can devote a lot of time as well as money, but for me if in june of 2012 they introduce a bracelet that gives you 5 extra skillpoints per minute I'll unsub then without thinking "well this was a waste" because I'll have had fun for the 18 months up until that point that I've paid for, and then I can move on.

Besides, the difference in how I actually play the game now compared to a month ago is zero, nothing has changed yet except a rather bland expansion but I didn't pay for it so I don't mind. The fact that we've managed to incite to much interest into the community these past weeks makes our corp a great place to hang out, have fun and grow as a pilot together with people who are in the same boat (ship) as you.

And dude, if you think even the boring stuff is fun, then wait until you get your first pvp shakes...

Nihilille
02-07-2011, 04:58 AM
Although I guess we could call you Jay Pee...

jp0249107
02-07-2011, 05:12 AM
Lol naw I just had to come up with a quick name and I just use an old username rather than try and come up with something witty or whatever and fall flat on my face.
The worst that could happen is that I play for a month and hate it, so I'm gonna wait and see what happens after the press release from the whole CSM shindig and then I'll have to sign up for the corp.
I'm hoping it all works out cuz I'm trying out Perpetuum and its not really scratching my scifi pron itch the way EvE has been, especially since EvE has so much more content and stuff out there.

jaxdon
02-07-2011, 03:46 PM
like i stated in a previous post I dont care if they sell vanity items that do not give a tactical advantage to players. If ppl want to spend ungodly amounts of money to dress there character up so be it. If i want to dress something up ill go buy a Mr.Potatohead for 2 bucks at a yard sale.

tl:dr basically if they start selling skill points for real life money then ill have had it.

I'm looking foward to what transpired at the meeting yesterday between the CSM's and CCP. updates should be here today

MadMeatMonkey
02-07-2011, 06:18 PM
Hey, one piece of advice, if you do not mind, before I get TOO invested in any particular character. I went Caldari over Minmitar as the description of their ships seemed a more balanced proposition... was that a wise decision? Should I turn around and make another character for a different race, before it is too late?

cairbre
02-07-2011, 06:36 PM
i have just come back to eve and would like fly with you lot be i am a boob na have never p v p before so be warned of my uselessness in advance

President Weasel
02-07-2011, 07:09 PM
Hey, one piece of advice, if you do not mind, before I get TOO invested in any particular character. I went Caldari over Minmitar as the description of their ships seemed a more balanced proposition... was that a wise decision? Should I turn around and make another character for a different race, before it is too late?

It's not like WOW. Any character can fly any race's ships, and the time taken to cross train isn't that bad.
Caldari have some decent ships, but Minmatar frigates are better, and Minmatar battlecruisers are better for skirmish PVP. Although there's something to be said for the Drake blob...

You'll be learning shield skills for caldari, and those are useful for minnie ships too. You'll be learning missile skills too, and those are generally secondary for other races' ships. Don't train caldari frigates or heavy missiles to level 5 before you decide whether you'd rather fly minmatar, but if you do decide to fly minnie there is absolutely no cause to reroll your character.

jaxdon
02-07-2011, 08:38 PM
We at RPSH does not drake blob, not saying it isnt effective but just not our style.

There is a great write up done by one of our directors on another website but alas that website is down today for somereason. Ill post it here when it comes back up.it basically goes over all the different races shiptypes strengths and weakness that may help steer in the direction you want to go.

President Weasel
02-07-2011, 09:03 PM
I spent months flying with you RPSH monkeys, I know you don't dig on drakes.

Nihilille
02-07-2011, 11:14 PM
How rich are you by now you merciless carebear?!

Hanban
05-07-2011, 02:02 PM
Rookies have now achieved the level Space Bastards. They need to pass the level Vile **nt and move up to Superdickhero, and we will then be ready for the next batch of would-be RPSH pilots.

So once again, hang in there!

/BobHound

President Weasel
05-07-2011, 02:15 PM
I was never in it for the riches, I was in it for the ships. Which I would then get blown up flying with the Moustache Twirling Space Cads, and then do a bit more carebearing to get more ships. And though I will admit I might have spent a bit more imaginary space money pimping my mission ships than was entirely necessary, that was to make the time I spent grinding the missions shorter. (and also because I couldn't resist pimping my ships - everyone knows that fitting programs are more fun than actually playing the game)
In the end I stopped playing though, so now I am not rich at all. I do have probably a couple of billion in cash and assets scattered around though, if I ever reactivated the accounts. A decent chunk of that came from running faction war missions and selling faction frigates (which is carebearing where people shoot at you and you have to be all Das Boot) and doing pirate arcs and selling or keeping faction cruisers (which is carebearing where people shoot at you and trap you in bubbles, and you have to try to get from Empire to deep null in an AF, and then back to Empire again with a couple of hundred mill in blueprints in your hold).

jaxdon
06-07-2011, 03:44 PM
myself i hate carebearing and all that but you need to make money somehow, which brings up somethng else that should be mentioned here. for the new player. Being a pvp combat is great fun but it does not pay very well. So you need to come up with a way to fund all these nice shiny spaceships that are getting blown up daily.

Luckily there are a few ways to do this:

Prolly the easiest way is missioning. not only will you be able to keep training for the necessary PVP skills that you need but you will be able to make cash to fund your ships. the only drawback is this. The best amount of money is in lvl 4 mission which you basically need a batleship to run. however since you will spend a good 6 months in frigates and cruisers the lower level missions will make ample enuf isk to fund them.

Another way is through wormholes and complexes. wormholes and complexs are scanned down and then you shoot things. The bad thing about these are this, if you are in anything smaller than a battlecruiser you are prolly dead.

Another good way is ratting, in 0.0 and low sec you shoot pirates and collect bounties. the downside to this is ppl warping in on you and killing you.

There are plenty of other ways to make isk but im not going to drone on and on about it. The fact is that as a combat pilot you need to be able to sustain your ships

President Weasel
06-07-2011, 04:25 PM
There are actually three downsides to missions:
1) you need standings with factions to get the good ones (high quality level 4 missions), and you need to grind lower-value missions to get there
2) you need a battleship and half-decent skills to do level 4s
3) they are dull as hell

Once you have a decent mission fit battleship and half decent skills, and once you know which sites to check for descriptions of the mission, and how to fit your ship for the specific damage to expect from the enemies (which are always the same for each mission), and especially once you've done the (limited number of) missions a couple of times, there's no longer any real danger or excitement and it's just a grind.

On the plus side, since the missions are so dull, there's a good chance that someone who does level 4 missions will be bored enough to welcome you to their missions in a cruiser or battlecruiser and give you a share of the rewards and the standing increases, just for a change from doing dull dull dull missions on their own. Once you get enough standings for level 3s you can probably burn through the 3s pretty quickly and make half decent money while you get the standings to do 4s.

jaxdon
06-07-2011, 06:49 PM
ya htey are dull, but after a while if you work at it you can do what i do and train for a rattlesnake so you can pretty much afk mission, while pvp'ing. but like he said its dull and boring but an easy way to keep oyu in your frigs and cruisers when you first start playing.

frenz0rz
07-07-2011, 12:31 AM
Im personally thinking of doing a little lowsec piracy once I've got the sisters of eve arc out of the way. Gonna get a rifter and a basic fit, move south to Derelik and prowl around scanning for easy targets. It might not be as profitable as missions but its sure as hell more fun. I've found a couple of really good guides so hopefully I can make a living out of it, at least partly. Stand and deliver!

Nihilille
07-07-2011, 09:36 AM
I like your attitude frenz0rz, just bear in mind that since RPSH and our alliance is a NBSI (not blue shoot it) entity you might accidentally get murdered to bits by us or our friends!

frenz0rz
07-07-2011, 10:39 AM
I like your attitude frenz0rz, just bear in mind that since RPSH and our alliance is a NBSI (not blue shoot it) entity you might accidentally get murdered to bits by us or our friends!

All the more reason for me to beg my way into RPSH as soon as possible!

President Weasel
07-07-2011, 11:12 AM
Getting 20 fitted rifters and heading out into the black to lose them all in fights is a pretty good way to learn, but it's also a good way to lose the cost of 20 fitted rifters. I don't think it's possible to make money pirating in a rifter, and you'll probably find yourself going from empty system to empty system to empty system for hours and hours.

frenz0rz
07-07-2011, 11:18 AM
Getting 20 fitted rifters and heading out into the black to lose them all in fights is a pretty good way to learn, but it's also a good way to lose the cost of 20 fitted rifters. I don't think it's possible to make money pirating in a rifter, and you'll probably find yourself going from empty system to empty system to empty system for hours and hours.

Well then surely its all the more important to pick my fights carefully then, eh? :P

As you said though, its a good way to learn, and overall I think the money I might lose is nothing compared to the experience I'll gain. And the fun I might have! I've got 12 million ISK in the bank, so I can afford to lose a few rifters. The thing is, I cant honestly see myself paying good money for EVE if all I do is sit around in high sec doing missions or taking hauling contracts. I want to be out there in lowsec and nulsec enjoying myself, even if it means I might lose a few basic frigates.

Hanban
07-07-2011, 12:41 PM
@frenz0rs

The tears are where it's at, man. Oh to see them whine.

Alex Bakke
07-07-2011, 12:55 PM
Well then surely its all the more important to pick my fights carefully then, eh? :P

As you said though, its a good way to learn, and overall I think the money I might lose is nothing compared to the experience I'll gain. And the fun I might have! I've got 12 million ISK in the bank, so I can afford to lose a few rifters. The thing is, I cant honestly see myself paying good money for EVE if all I do is sit around in high sec doing missions or taking hauling contracts. I want to be out there in lowsec and nulsec enjoying myself, even if it means I might lose a few basic frigates.

You don't need to be hanging out in low-null with just frigates, though. I've been playing for about two weeks, and I've trained up to flying cruisers, all the while being able to fly in a full-fit frigate.

egg651
07-07-2011, 03:19 PM
You don't need to be hanging out in low-null with just frigates, though. I've been playing for about two weeks, and I've trained up to flying cruisers, all the while being able to fly in a full-fit frigate.
What are you talking about, everyone knows rifters are the best ship in the game.

frenz0rz
07-07-2011, 06:45 PM
A Rifter or similar frigate is ideal simply because it is more expendable. I could prowl around lowsec in a destroyer or cruiser, but at this stage losing such a fully fitted vessel would be catastrophic. Besides, they're bloody nippy, and if I want to get into scrambling range before my target warps out I dont want a Thrasher plodding along at 300m/s.

kaahz
08-07-2011, 01:14 PM
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My first solo kill was in irshah a few weeks into the game (also in derelik). I was in my trusty rifter and another rifter was on scan. We were both bouncing around planets and belts looking for each other when finally I landed on grid with him. I got the jump on him and fired off a few volleys before he did, think that made all the difference since I tore him to shreds. It was exhilarating. And I even ransomed his pod for 10 mil. That said, most of the time I found nothing but drakes. I’d warp in, tackle them and harass them but no chance of actually doing any real damage to them and warp out. My advice is to Leroy those rifters and tackle everything you see where there aren’t gate guns, you’ll lose ships, but you’ll also learn about other ships and how to tackle. Also holler in RPS community if you do manage to get something tackled that’s too big for you solo. I will burn over there and help you out if you can last long enough. Although not being blue to the alliance will get you shot at by the rest of the guys. <o:p></o:p>
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Anyways, came here to post this video. It’s fairly realistic, and a most of the stuff that you hear on comms in the video are the same terms and you’ll hear them when you’re actually playing the game. Plus it gives you the viewpoint from an interceptor, which for all of you new guys could be the first step up from a t1 frig if you choose to go that route, doesn’t take much time to skill into. <o:p></o:p>
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSxSyv4LC1c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSxSyv4LC1c)<o:p></o:p>

dave
08-07-2011, 01:32 PM
Sigh if I could get that back I'd totally play again.

vinno
08-07-2011, 03:44 PM
Hey hey,

I recently tried a 14 day trial of EVE and I liked it so much I decided to buy a 1 month "thing" during a Steam sale. However I really havent got a clue what Im supposed to be doing which kinda p*ssed me off a little and I havent played for a bit.

I'm a bit of a space freak and I'm so hoping to get into this game and do some cool stuff, but its just so unforgiving for new players I feel, and without a bit of guidence I feel lost.

I've been trying for ages to find a noob friendly corp and hopefully you guys are willing to "take me under your wing" - or something :)

Cheeeeeeeers.

Hanban
08-07-2011, 04:52 PM
Hey hey,

I recently tried a 14 day trial of EVE and I liked it so much I decided to buy a 1 month "thing" during a Steam sale. However I really havent got a clue what Im supposed to be doing which kinda p*ssed me off a little and I havent played for a bit.

I'm a bit of a space freak and I'm so hoping to get into this game and do some cool stuff, but its just so unforgiving for new players I feel, and without a bit of guidence I feel lost.

I've been trying for ages to find a noob friendly corp and hopefully you guys are willing to "take me under your wing" - or something :)

Cheeeeeeeers.

Hello vinno!

We would certainly love to take you under our wing and turn you into a spacedick. As you might have read in the thread we have quite a few applicants at the moment and at the end of the coming week, or the beginning of the one after that we're gonna let a few more in. So hang around in the RPS Community channel in-game and send in an application. Hopefully you'll be let in soon, but it all depends on how many have queued up!

/BobHound

CaptainWaffles
08-07-2011, 07:35 PM
Additionally for those new folks that are waiting for apps to open back up: feel free to come by the RPSH community channel for help. If you ask a question and don't get a response it's probably just because people are busy or otherwise distracted, not that we don't want to help. We all know there's a veritable mountain of data to digest as a new player and we want to get you over that hump.

Also, if anyone needs some ISK to keep them in disposable rifters feel free to look me up in game (Mezgorod or CaptainWaffles in game) and I will hook you up.

jp0249107
11-07-2011, 03:34 PM
I'm tryin the Rifter deal but you've got be careful. I ran into two BC's and they didn't even give me the chance to engage them before they scrambled me and blew my tiny frigate to little bits. Your first month or so is always the most boring because you're training up to the big hitters. I'm desperate to find some pvp so I've just been flying Rifters out to low and nullsec looking for trouble.

President Weasel
11-07-2011, 04:13 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSxSyv4LC1c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSxSyv4LC1c)<o:p></o:p>

I was there.
I was there when Muerko's band of space bastards found a POS in a wormhole. I was there when we blew the shit out of it.
I was there when the poor saps who lived there logged in in ones and twos to find no POS and a bunch of angry spaceships.
I was there for PVP fights that left me with shaking hands from an adrenaline rush like no other game before or since.
I was there for Death Race 2010. (I came 11th)
I was there for "stealth missions" in faction war, sneaking about in a stealth bomber behind enemy lines, dodging people warping in on me, escaping being decloaked by mere metres several times.
I was there for one of Eben's classic "I'm too drunk to even see properly, chaaarge!" FC moments, with my stiletto escaping from the fight with just the tiniest sliver of hull holding it together.

...

I was there for hour after hour of jumping into systems and finding nothing to kill.
I was there for a gatecamp that lasted all evening and gained us no kills.
I was there for grinding missions for ship money, because there wasn't much going on.
I was there for World of Tanks nicking a bunch of active players, leaving the rest of us logging on, hanging around, not finding enough people for a fleet, logging off again. For days.
I was there for a POS bash that got a bunch of motherships dropped on it because some big alliance was bored.

jaxdon
12-07-2011, 11:16 PM
Amen dude, good times

nindustrial
15-07-2011, 02:34 AM
So I've been reading RPS for some time, but haven't joined the forums until now; I realize RPSH isn't taking new applicants for the time being, but I figured I'd introduce myself. I just started up with EVE a week ago on a trial account and dove into a paid subscription a couple days ago. I did try it out way back in... late 2005 I think, but gave up at some point during the trial period. I chalked it up to what seemed to be somewhat repetitive gameplay, though a large part of that is my own fault. This time around, inspired by some more recent stories I've read, as well as a conversation with one of my buddies thinking about getting into it, I decided to do EVE the right way... PvP. Or at least the right way to keep me interested. So, since deciding to actually play, I've been soaking up guides and information online (been working my way through the ISK 3.0, as well as a neat pirating guide I found through the EVE forums) and starting to consider joining a corp. That said, I'd been searching back through old RPS posts with EVE tags, and discovered this corp. Sounds pretty cool, given that it's newb friendly, and generally speaking, I don't comment often, but I always get a good vibe from the RPS community.

So that's all a long way of introducing my level of skill, which is essentially none. I've been working on training skills, but haven't really done much PvP yet. I'll jump into the chat channel at some point as well, but thought it might do well to say hi here first.

EDIT: Also, I just wanted to throw in what I've found to be a fun soundtrack while playing: the Tron Legacy soundtrack.

Hanban
15-07-2011, 11:51 AM
Good to hear from you nindustrial!

At the moment the corp is in the midst of sorting out logistical nightmares related to moving systems. Given this, I am not sure how recruitment will look in the near future. I trust that we will soon be ready to open up gain. But seeing as my computer is at the moment fried I am not sure what the corp has said about this recently.

Perhaps one of the in-space people can shed some light on the situation!

egg651
15-07-2011, 04:47 PM
At the moment the corp is in the midst of sorting out logistical nightmares related to moving systems.
Again? Auctorita lasted what, a couple of months? D: So much dramallama

Hanban
15-07-2011, 04:59 PM
It was a pretty drama-free disbanding. Perhaps it was the lack of drama that caused it. A pity!

egg651
15-07-2011, 05:52 PM
That is indeed a shame. I'll keep a spying eye on the forums (or should I say maze of internet words? Beehive.. /o\) and probably resub after you find another place to dick about in.

jaxdon
16-07-2011, 02:23 AM
Yes Auctorita disbanded, not due to drama, there were aloota deciding factors in disbanding the alliance which i will not discuss here.
But as a side note RPSH is again free to do whatever the hell we want. As soon as logistics and all get sorted we will be recruiting again. So look for inviteds to go out again come Monday July 18. Again we will be doin the old policy of inviting no more than 5 pilots at a time. This is so our vetern pilots can get to know the new guys and the new pilots can get the attention they deserve.

There is nothing worse for a bitter vet trying to teach 20 guys the same thing at the same time. this is due to some ppl need special attention some areas of the pvp game, whilst others need attention other areas.

Zellbrigen
17-07-2011, 01:10 AM
Hello everyone,
I have been talking to kaahz and he said I should introduce myself on here. I am thinking about apply for the corp as the one I am in now has been getting stale. The past year has been interesting (both in and out of game), however, In game I have been through both BHA and MH alliance breakups....I have fought RedStar, Evoke, PL, and Goons...long story short...I am tired of the large scale war and constantly defending sov. I am just looking to harass ratters and run missions for a while. I have been playing EvE since 2009 and my main is sitting at a little over 15mil sp (mostly in combat areas). My name in Xandila in game. Any questions or Objections to me joining should I decide to leave my current corp and be a free agent?

doc neil
17-07-2011, 06:57 PM
o/ all
recuitment is now open
ill run it in 2 week blocks wear we accept 5-7 new people and teach them the basic then repeat it again in 2 weeks time
we have 3 space avalible for this block

please put some writing in yore application. other wise it will be rejected

zellbrigen yore more than welcome we will have mix of old and new players hear

Robot wrestler
19-07-2011, 04:14 PM
Hey Doc and all--

Have the last 3 spots been filled up? I'm interested in joining and have been hanging out in the public channel (more like lingering... haha) and you guys seem like some hep cats.

In-game name: Prentice Pirate

About ma' character: ~3 month old player. Right now just building up my wallet by exploring in low-sec. Interested in getting into PVP. Skilled to fly rifters, arbitrators, and the vengeance. More than willing to be expendable tackle :) Willing to learn about all aspects of the game.

doc neil
19-07-2011, 07:15 PM
all full atm moment robot wrestler but we will be open again in 2 weeks time

egg651
22-07-2011, 06:17 PM
Righty ho then, CCP just emailed me with 5 days free game time and a special offer on my first month when reactivating my account - so, I'm back. However, it appears that I've been removed from the corp during my downtime, which is fair enough. But, um, can I come back? I played with you guys for just under 2 months in the spring, and I'm on the verge of being skilled for a 'cane. I've been through all the induction stuff that comes with a new player joining the corp already, so I'm not sure if the recruitment cap applies to me. Thanks :)

Nihilille
23-07-2011, 11:51 AM
Can't imagine it being a problem, just supplicate yourself properly in the application.

jaxdon
23-07-2011, 02:36 PM
ya thats no prob if you have already been in the corp.

SnuffleKitty
23-07-2011, 08:06 PM
Spai's sappin' mah sentry.

-Nim

President Weasel
23-07-2011, 08:16 PM
In the Moustache Twirling Space Cads we just kind of assumed everyone in RPSH was a spai, except the mighty Captain Bread Face of course. All RPSHing around, spaiing on each other...

Hanban
03-08-2011, 09:35 AM
Hello peeps!

RPSH will as of Friday be letting in some new recruits again.

As doc no longer had the time to be CEO, he has left us for greener pastures. Along with him, some of the vets.

But from the ashes rises a phoenix, and RPSH continues with its noob training agenda. So at the moment, I BobHound, am CEO of RPSH and with our bunch of new and old people we continue to make the universe less safe, albeit probably mostly for ourselves.

So, if you're looking to try out EVE and give the grim loop of clone deaths a try, look no further than RPSH, the true home if interenet heroes, in spaceships!

/Bob

Ezhar
04-08-2011, 02:29 PM
If you're thinking of joining, let us know (http://rpsh.forumotion.org). Most of us would be happy to give you a 21 day free trial via the buddy program and split the reward with you.

PsyComa
04-08-2011, 07:33 PM
Too all noobs out there, do not fear! The noob squad is very active and freaking awesome. And since most of us are complete idiots 90% of the time and are AFK the other 10%, you don't need to be afraid of being caught doing something stupid yourself!!

darkripper
04-08-2011, 09:37 PM
My Eve days are probably over, but I could donate some stuff to RPSH the next time a free weekend comes up. I'm not the wealthiest guy around, but I should still have a battleship in Jita and other stuff lying around and some funds to donate to the cause. Who should I contact in that case?

Hanban
05-08-2011, 07:53 AM
While I'd much rather hope you'd decide to resub and fly with us, I won't say no to donations.

If you decide to donate you could contract all your delicious stuff to me BobHound, or to my directors Richard Mansk or Major Goose.

We'll make sure your things are blow into tiny tiny bits!

MajorGoose
05-08-2011, 09:40 AM
Yerp derp!.... Or melt the battleship down and make a swarm of rifters / ruptures from it \o/

All donations gladly accepted... including time... in the form of flying with us and dying a glorious death....

If you have difficulty believing that we currently die a lot, see here

http://rpsh.eve-kill.net/

Nothing better than swarming to your death then spamming local chat with spock porn links

Hanban
13-08-2011, 06:37 PM
RPS Holdings recruiting people from outside of EVE to give the game a shot.

If you're one of those who has always thought it's more interesting to read about EVE, rather than play it, well then you probably haven't tried PvPing!

Give the game a try in the warm loving environment of RPSH. You won't regret it!

Corny recruitment post aside, the corp is at the moment thriving since our reboot and we'd love to help some other people get into the game.

Contact any one of these unfortunate souls if you're interested:

BobHound - CEO
Major Goose - Avian Director
Richard Mansk - EU Director
Hoarr - US Director

/Bob

PsyComa
16-08-2011, 04:34 PM
I did not know we had an Avian director. Hmm..

Anyway guys, those are exciting times ahead, we are (probably) soon moving to a place full of blood, tears and corpses. We have an industry programme kicking and explorations pretty much whenever there's more than 3 people online. Come join RPSH - you'll learn to live, to love, to hate.. in space.

PsyComa
16-08-2011, 08:08 PM
Also the thrill of running through russian space, delivering spock porn at every turn, and being met with zero resistance (basically because all russians were asleep at 4am, but we like to think they were afraid of our noobsquad)
jumping on a battlecruiser and after taking it down, gtfo because a carrier just arrived.
harvesting sweet tears from people piloting ships costing 150+ millions that get blown up by our horde of well-discoordinated cheap ass ships.
convincing Bart, the quasi-russian, that repeatedly slamming a door on his johnson is a better idea than engaging three of our youngest pilots.
and best of all, we do have a resident design team working 24/7 to get you the best spock porn available, to spam in nullsec systems (until Tigran receives a warning, that is).

Hanban
16-08-2011, 08:34 PM
As a side-note to any person who does not play EVE. Harvesting tears is a morbid obsession that will inevitably follow a short amount of time in nul-sec. It is nothing out of the ordinary.

The Player of Games
17-08-2011, 12:13 AM
Yes, join us and together we shall build an empire that lasts about five minutes.
It shall also be hilarious. There's a ton of relatively new people in the corp right now, so if you ever wanted to give EVE a try this may just be the time to do it.

Hanban
20-08-2011, 11:23 AM
Big things are happening next week. So excitement is all around.

We're still recruiting new folks, so prep your pod and join us in EVE.

/Bob

kingbiscuit
20-08-2011, 07:25 PM
Join RPSH, where even new players on their first day in-game are welcome, nay encouraged, to fly out with the gang into the deepest darkest depths of lawless 0.0 space and heroically die in a fire.

You'd be surprised what a swarm of moderately co-ordinated, determined idiots can pull off in New Eden.

hal9000
21-08-2011, 07:24 PM
I'm sure a lot of RPS readers has thought about trying EVE. Join us. You are gonna enjoy awesome PvP battles and the thrilling experience of living in nullsec, where death is always chasing you. We will give you all the support needed, and you will fight epic battles with fellow RPS readers.

PsyComa
22-08-2011, 01:13 PM
Photoshop expertise is a plus.

JaredB
24-08-2011, 01:02 PM
Hi guys,

I've been playing EVE for about a week now. I've done the starter career missions and on the last kill mission to finish up the Sisters of EVE arc tonight.

I haven't got much planned for afterwards, though. I'd probably end up doing faction missions or high security mining, which would probably net me a little bit of cash towards a first cruiser, but I think I'd really like to experience the lowsec and nulsec mischief you guys get up too. So I'd really like to join up with you folks in a couple of days time, if you'll have me. This "spock porn" you mention also sweetens the deal.

I'm in South Africa (GMT +2), and can normally be online from around 7pm until about midnight at the latest.

PsyComa
24-08-2011, 01:08 PM
Dude, you'll be welcome to join. I guess it's a good idea to finish the sisters arc though, as it will make you some money and even get you a cruiser if i'm not imagining things. At least it will definitely let you buy a cruiser. Also good training. You'll have a lot of questions when you finish it, i reckon.

Join us at the RPS Community to meet the crazy people. We are moving to 0.0 exactly as we speak but some of us were left behind (i.e. had some stupid thing to do, such as me). I'm Gara on Eve and you can find me flying in highsec, all sad and lonely, grinding missions.

o7

JaredB
24-08-2011, 02:03 PM
Awesome!

When you say "Join us at the RPS Community", is that a chat channel or something?

PsyComa
24-08-2011, 02:05 PM
Exactly! If you're having problems with the sisters last missions i can help you tonight since i'm stuck at highsec for the moment. hit me up there.

JaredB
24-08-2011, 02:18 PM
Cool, thanks Psy!

I've got a few things I want to try first with Dagan. I'd really like to finish this arc up on solo as it's been a good learning curve for me. I'll definitely give you a shout, though, when my plan has failed and Dagan is still laughing at me through his big shield.

PsyComa
24-08-2011, 02:43 PM
dagan is a bitch. i think you may need a cruiser to finish that one. good luck!

JaredB
24-08-2011, 03:18 PM
Last night I managed a sustained fight with him. Got my Tristan in quick and low with an afterburner and keeping him bubbled. I spun around him quick enough to dodge his guns so I was quite safe.

Just got to get the correct weapon and ammo combo to do enough damage to wear his shield down.

PsyComa
24-08-2011, 05:22 PM
i dunno if you'll have enough deeps with a tristan, depends on your skills too i suppose. a dessie will be a big improvement but even then a cruiser would be most indicated if you don't want to spend 15 minutes killing this guy like I did. :P

Hanban
24-08-2011, 05:48 PM
Hey JaredB,

You're welcome to join the RPS Community and have a chat with us! Good luck with Dagan!

/BobHound

PsyComa
24-08-2011, 05:52 PM
Hi guys,

II haven't got much planned for afterwards, though. I'd probably end up doing faction missions or high security mining, which would probably net me a little bit of cash towards a first cruiser, but I think I'd really like to experience the lowsec and nulsec mischief you guys get up too. So I'd really like to join up with you folks in a couple of days time, if you'll have me. This "spock porn" you mention also sweetens the deal.



Also, you've mentioned mining already, so there's no need to mention it again for the next 5 years.

remember: friends don't let friends mine.

JaredB
24-08-2011, 08:52 PM
Hehe, what you got against mining? I imagine it must be a little boring for the person mining or hauling, but surely it opens up an opportunity to set a trap for would-be pirates?

Anyway, I've tried, I really have. My little Tristan can't break Dagan's shield tank. I'm not yet skilled up at all for cruisers yet, but I'll start training. In the mean time, though, if anyone is available to help me take this bastard down your help will be greatly appreciated!

PsyComa
24-08-2011, 08:55 PM
I can help in 1 hour and a half, approximately, if you're still there (will be leaving work soon). what you'll need is some beer and psychological strength, although a MWD will help too.

PsyComa
24-08-2011, 09:01 PM
Hehe, what you got against mining? I imagine it must be a little boring for the person mining or hauling, but surely it opens up an opportunity to set a trap for would-be pirates?

Listen very closely: whenever you talk about mining, a PLEX is killed somewhere in the universe.

largebum
24-08-2011, 10:25 PM
Hi all, I joined the rps community chat a few days ago. I've had a little chat with a couple of you today and I'm basically looking for a fun corp to get killed with.

I'm new to these forums but I've been a reader of rps for a good few years now. Anyway I've been playing Eve for a few weeks now and I'm really enjoying the time I've spent with it. I'm currently based around the sisters of eve as I too got to Dagan and even with the help of my better half who started playing eve again after watching me play we still couldn't kill him.

I've just purchased my first cruiser and I'm fitting it to exact my revenge on Dagan and I've been dabbling in planetary interaction making rocket fuel, miniature electronics and some other bits and bobs to generate a little money when I'm not playing.

I'm really interested in going into low/nul sec although I haven't really got any other plans for professions as such. I'm based in the uk and can play most nights.

PsyComa
24-08-2011, 10:42 PM
Gara's Yearly Dagan Raping Night starts in a couple minutes. Join us in failure!

Hanban
25-08-2011, 08:06 AM
To both Jared and Bum I say:

Send in an application to the corp if you are interested in joining.

As of yesterday, since we have joined an alliance, we will vet our recruits more carefully to avoid having spies in the corp. A pointless process some in the corp might say, particularly since 90% of the corp are spies, but one that we have to do.

It will be like a full body pat down, with a cavity search. It's not going to be comfy, but in the end perhaps you'll even gotten some pleasure out of it!

It's not as scary as it sounds, but you will be subject to an in-game interview and a mumble interview.

You're welcome to send in the application at any time!

/Bob

JaredB
25-08-2011, 09:35 AM
Thanks dude,

I don't have a problem with the app process (been through the odd few in the 'ol WoW days) so I don't mind.

Silly question though: how/where do I send in an app? I've read somewhere you need to visit the corp's offices to fill in a formal app, is that right?

Spock porn and pat downs... I've got quite the weekend ahead of me...

Edit: Thanks again for the help last night Psy! Don't worry, I molested Dagan before I handed him over.

Hanban
25-08-2011, 10:21 AM
If I am not mistaken, when you bring up the corp tab there should be a button "Apply to join" in the bottom right. If there isn't, we have an office in Jarizza that you can trudge to and send in the application from there.

Kartik
25-08-2011, 03:24 PM
Hey, i just read the old articles about eve and it really made me wanna rejoin.

I'm a 10mill plus char, but functionally i'm a noob regarding pvp.

Hanban
25-08-2011, 05:25 PM
Hey mate!

Join the 'RPS Community' channel and send in an application. You will be subject to the same mistreatment in terms of vetting as everyone else.

See you in-game!

PsyComa
25-08-2011, 05:40 PM
Protip: do not mention, during your interviews, that you're a woman.



Nobody will believe that.

President Weasel
25-08-2011, 05:43 PM
If I am not mistaken, when you bring up the corp tab there should be a button "Apply to join" in the bottom right. If there isn't, we have an office in Jarizza that you can trudge to and send in the application from there.

you can totally apply from space these days.
It's what all the cool kids are doing.

Kartik
25-08-2011, 07:29 PM
well, i'll take your word for it. i'm a man anyways. :P now i just have to ask eve to temporarely activate my account so i can use a plex. the corp is low/nullsec right? Got some ships and stuff i won't bring there anyways.

PsyComa
25-08-2011, 07:33 PM
First new guy to bring me some lotion wins 10m ISK.

Kartik
25-08-2011, 07:48 PM
First new guy to bring me some lotion wins 10m ISK.

Say what? I would be happy to but i don't know where you live. And i probably have a billion+ myself anyways.

Atleast i had when i stopped, let's hope my modules didn't drop in price.

PsyComa
25-08-2011, 07:50 PM
Quiztime. First right answer takes home 10,000 isk.

Which country in the world has the highest usage of lotion per capita?

People already in the corp are not eligible for the ridiculously low prize.

Kartik
25-08-2011, 07:59 PM
Quiztime. First right answer takes home 10,000 isk.

Which country in the world has the highest usage of lotion per capita?

People already in the corp are not eligible for the ridiculously low prize.

"For the New York City band, see Lotion (band)" all i could find.

PsyComa
25-08-2011, 08:09 PM
Enough of this nonsense, you've all failed miserably in winning a fortune.

Anyway, for all interested to join, meet us at the RPS COMMUNITY channel in-game, where eventually the lotion mistery will be unveiled.

Kartik
25-08-2011, 08:22 PM
Enough of this nonsense, you've all failed miserably in winning a fortune.

Anyway, for all interested to join, meet us at the RPS COMMUNITY channel in-game, where eventually the lotion mistery will be unveiled.

i'll be there in a whim. installing right now.

Hanban
25-08-2011, 09:03 PM
For anyone stumbling into the thread, this is a great time to start playing EVE as you'll have your own shard of new people to play and learn with. Come one come all!

/Bob

Maxheadroom
26-08-2011, 12:23 PM
Yo, Room for 1 more?

Actually this is a re-application. I joined about a year ago as Clarence Oddbody but then after some real life shinanagans I stopped playing. (In the one and only time I flew with you I spent about 40 minutes flying down to null sec only to have a bigger boy beat me up and steal my lunch money).
If the name doesnt ring a bell I'm the one from the Isle of Man who worked in the same building with another one of your guys, Alex (yup, the island really is that small). Neither of us work there any more by the way. :-)

Aaaanyway, I'm starting from fresh with a whole new account and now going by the name of Fargo Cohen.
Still working my way through the tutorials at the mo and then I'll probably do the Sisters of Eve arc but I'll be lurking on here and your chat channel if you want to have a chin-wag.

Oh yeah, I'm also mates with JaredB, one of your newest recruits :)

Hanban
26-08-2011, 12:49 PM
We do still have room for you!

Send in an application and you will be put through the recruitment process, which these days includes a full API-check just to give you a headsup.

I will be gone for the weekend so if you want to ask if somebody can handle your application you can direct your pokes to Major Goose or Richard Mansk.

Have a good one!

/Bob

Basketballcop
26-08-2011, 10:54 PM
Colour me interested.

I really like the idea of Eve, but every time I tried it (twice), the reality never quite fit the expectation. I didn't give it much of a chance though, as the few hours I played suggested that super sexy space warfare could only be achieved after countless days mining, which isn't my idea of fun.

Anyway, I'm definitely up for being a space-nuisance of some description, so if a kindly gent wants to send me a trial code, I'll download the client and hopefully pop onto the RPS channel sometime tomorrow.

kingbiscuit
27-08-2011, 06:40 AM
Hey Basketballcop,

I'm sure one of us can supply you with a 21 day trial via the buddy program if you pm us your email address. See how you like it for those 21 days and if you decide to purchase the game the invitee will receive a big bag of money to share with you. I'm not sure exactly how much it is but it's a hell of a lot of cash for a new player, so there'll be no need to go mining for a while. Also, there's plenty of other ways to make money once you blow that starter fund, many of which don't slowly and painstakingly chip away at your soul eventually leaving you a barren husk of a man/woman.

We're currently moving down into scary space, and there's no reason why brand new players can't get involved in super sexy space warfare :)

Kartik
27-08-2011, 10:29 AM
Hey Basketballcop,

I'm sure one of us can supply you with a 21 day trial via the buddy program if you pm us your email address. See how you like it for those 21 days and if you decide to purchase the game the invitee will receive a big bag of money to share with you. I'm not sure exactly how much it is but it's a hell of a lot of cash for a new player, so there'll be no need to go mining for a while. Also, there's plenty of other ways to make money once you blow that starter fund, many of which don't slowly and painstakingly chip away at your soul eventually leaving you a barren husk of a man/woman.

We're currently moving down into scary space, and there's no reason why brand new players can't get involved in super sexy space warfare :)

Plex's go for about 390 million at the moment. Thats 195 million for each.

Basketballcop
28-08-2011, 07:24 PM
Ok, client is downloaded and I just need to make an account. If someone could be kind enough to send me an invite via the buddy scheme, it would be most appreciated (and I'll PM my email). Failing that, I'll start a 14 day trial and BITE BACK THE SEETHING RESENTMENT WHILST ENDLESSLY MINING ASTEROIDS!

Any tips on a good race for beginners?

Kartik
28-08-2011, 08:15 PM
Ok, client is downloaded and I just need to make an account. If someone could be kind enough to send me an invite via the buddy scheme, it would be most appreciated (and I'll PM my email). Failing that, I'll start a 14 day trial and BITE BACK THE SEETHING RESENTMENT WHILST ENDLESSLY MINING ASTEROIDS!

Any tips on a good race for beginners?

shoot me an email address

Edit: also if i were you i would probably take amarr or minmatar. My personal preference is amarr but minmatar is a really good alternative

Basketballcop
28-08-2011, 08:38 PM
PM sent!

Many thanks, Kartik.

Maxheadroom
14-09-2011, 11:47 AM
yo

Where are the main forums again? I'm sure it says on the Corp page in game but it's a slow day at work so thought id have a browse. And, y'know, register. Like I should have done when I joined :)

Fargo

metalangel
02-10-2011, 06:45 PM
Anyone want to buddy me? It's about time I at least tried this game... thanks in advance.

Hoarr
04-10-2011, 03:28 PM
Hey metalangel, I've shot you a PM, so just reply to me with your email address and I'll get a buddy program trial sent to you. Welcome to EVE

metalangel
04-10-2011, 07:43 PM
Okay, I'm in now, thanks to kingbiscuit. My character is 'Gloom Erastus' and he'd like to thank Hoarr for his help earlier, I've now completed all the exploration training.

dave
18-10-2011, 03:11 AM
Goose et al pm me ze details for the private bit on mumble pl0x

rhettdb2005
23-10-2011, 05:59 PM
Hi there just came back to Eve after a two year break. Extremely rusty and was never all that great, but interested in flying with good folks. I last spoke with someone when the RPS corp was pretty new but account went inactive shortly thereafter.

How active are we required to be to join? I realize you are based in low-sec, but for someone who is rusty how concerned should I be if still interested in doing solo jaunts? Thanks

PsyComa
27-10-2011, 04:53 PM
There are no activity requirements that I know of, just remember to send me a plex for every weekend you're not on! Fairly cheap eh.

rhettdb2005
28-10-2011, 03:41 PM
There are no activity requirements that I know of, just remember to send me a plex for every weekend you're not on! Fairly cheap eh.

Hah yea super-cheap. Are you all still active?

PsyComa
30-10-2011, 08:32 PM
Yeah! Get to RPS COMMUNITY and talk to us!

Hoarr
04-11-2011, 01:08 AM
Hey Rhett. I just shot you a PM. We are still alive and kicking. Either respond here or with an EVEmail in game. I have the same name in game as I do here. I hope to talk to you soon.

westyfield
20-11-2011, 03:30 AM
What's the status of RPSH? The recent Eve video on the main site has piqued my interest, and I'm tentatively thinking of subscribing for a few months to see what it's like and if I have time.

metalangel
20-11-2011, 05:11 PM
We're around, and when we are around we are hard at work making iskies.

If you are interested in trying it, I or one of the others can sort you out with a buddy referral which extends the normal trial period from 14 days to 21... if you then subscribe the referrer gets a PLEX which if sold and shared is a lot of very useful money for a new player.

westyfield
20-11-2011, 11:30 PM
Hmm, thanks for the offer. I think I'll hold off for now as I've got coursework to be doing, and Eve looks like a massive timesink, but when the Christmas holidays start I might check out a trial version.

metalangel
20-11-2011, 11:39 PM
When you first start EvE you both play it a LOT and not much at all. A lot because it's your new game and wow, look how much there is to do. Not much because you can't do any of it without training skills, and a skill can take ten minutes, ten hours or ten days to train (real time, whether the game is running or not).

DWZippy
21-11-2011, 12:03 AM
I can play MMO's, although grind bores me to tears. Is there much scope for blowing up other ships and general piracy with you guys/in this game?

Vicious
21-11-2011, 01:49 AM
I just resubbed for a month. Haven't played seriously since 05 or so, just wonder what you guys get up to ingame? Pretty much everyone I used to play with is long gone :/

metalangel
21-11-2011, 11:22 AM
I can play MMO's, although grind bores me to tears. Is there much scope for blowing up other ships and general piracy with you guys/in this game?

That's the primary focus of RPSH. We go on 'roams' where we fly around in a small fleet of ships, looking for trouble.

Any grind (mining, trading, etc) is to pay for new ships to replace the ones we lost fighting. We sometimes do PVE to get loot to sell too, but that again tends to involve a small fleet.

(I think that answers Vicious' question too)

Vicious
22-11-2011, 06:01 AM
Where are you guys operating? lowsec, nullsec, as part of an alliance etc?

Hanban
25-11-2011, 10:36 AM
Think I'll be reactivating on Sunday, though it'll likely be a while before I can get into that sweet hole of yours!

kingbiscuit
25-11-2011, 02:10 PM
We're currently living in a wormhole Vicious, mostly so we can say things like wot Bob said.

Hanban
30-11-2011, 12:11 PM
With EVE Crucible arrived CCP are now offering 60 day trial keys for people who want to get the chance to get a proper feel for the game. So if anyone interested is reading this, send a PM to me and I can send you a code.

President Weasel
30-11-2011, 12:27 PM
Hmm, thanks for the offer. I think I'll hold off for now as I've got coursework to be doing, and Eve looks like a massive timesink, but when the Christmas holidays start I might check out a trial version.

There are skill queues these days, so you could conceivably set up one of those 60 day trial accounts Hanban is talking about, get a skill plan from someone in RPSH, and log in for five minutes every couple of days to queue up new skills.

That way when you start playing in the Christmas holidays you could start with a 20 day old player able to fly cruisers and battlecruisers quite* well rather than a brand new character who can barely make frigate works and has trouble making the guns go dakka dakka.

On the off-chance you're not aware, EVE skills train at the same speed whether you're logged in or not; it's not like WOW where you have to grind armour making in order to be able to make the goodest armour - but it's also not like WOW where you can grind armour making for a couple of hours and then be able to make the goodest armour. There's no substitute for spending X time training skills - but with 60 days free you could spend 20 of them getting the dull stuff out of the way without even playing the game.




*for a given value of "quite"

Hoarr
30-11-2011, 12:49 PM
There's no substitute for spending X time training skills - but with 60 days free you could spend 20 of them getting the dull stuff out of the way without even playing the game.

This times about 6000. One of the most difficult things about getting new players going is getting them to train the non shiny skills, also called your "core" or "fitting" skills. These are electronics and engineering to 5, and to a lesser extent mechanic and navigation to 5 (don't worry, you're not going to know what this means until you start playing). This skills are really boring, but make a WORLD of difference when you don't have to gimp your ship just to be able to fly it. Give hanban PM on these forums so he can set you up w/ a 60 day trial.


If anyone else would like a long trial, one of us would be more than willing to set you up and split the profits with you if you end up subscribing. I'm one of the directors for RPSH and use the same character name in game. I hope to see you in there.

rhettdb2005
01-12-2011, 12:36 AM
Any specials for existing players alongside the new release? Might reup after I took advantage of a 30 day reduce price special a month ago.

grasskit
01-12-2011, 01:19 PM
Any specials for existing players alongside the new release? Might reup after I took advantage of a 30 day reduce price special a month ago.

yea a nice implant set, for those that resub till Dec 6th. (first of the set currently goes for 100-120 on contracts btw)

also whoever wants a 60d trial PM me, have one left to give out. if not, i still have a bunch of 21day trials left to give out.

DrazharLn
01-12-2011, 07:24 PM
I'm fishing for two 60 day trials (hoping to start up with a friend and move into RPS Holdings after completing the tutorials and so on). Some advice on skill orders and so on would also be useful.

Edit: You lovely people are already helping me out. Such gentle-folk!

HP Craftwerk
01-12-2011, 08:10 PM
Ahhhhrrrggggg, I so wanna start up EVE again, but at the same time I so dont... that new trailer aint helping! See you in game... bastards haha

linkttp105
01-12-2011, 11:16 PM
If anyone has one of the long trials, I would like to try EVE. Never played before, but willing to take the plunge if there are nice people willing to help me figure out how to play.

dsniff
02-12-2011, 06:49 AM
Yes, me as well. I started the game a few days ago on a 14 day trial but would love to join you guys in the corp! I learn fast! I love this game so far! If you have a spare 60 day trial code, let me know and i'll make the new account right now!

PsyComa
02-12-2011, 01:40 PM
Stop sucking and send me a PM, whoever wants a 60 day trial.

Be aware that by accepting it, you WILL owe me a part of your soul*. You've been warning



* "soul" being defined at the moment of collection, not at acceptance.

Kazz
02-12-2011, 08:05 PM
Once I've got Skyrim out of the way I'm going to give Eve another whirl. I tried it years ago for about 6 months and really enjoyed it, but only did the PvE stuff. Pretty sure I picked up the Special Edition boxed version from a couple of a years ago in a sale with the 60 day time card, I'll have to dig it out. I'll give you guys a nudge soon, always fancied trying PvP :).

Schizoslayer
02-12-2011, 08:08 PM
I may regret this but what are the stats on the Naga? I've been clean for a few years now but that ship is so pretty it's making me consider taking up the habit again.

Hanban
02-12-2011, 08:44 PM
Think it's 5% hybrid damage per level, and optimal range per level, but I can't recall what %. All reliant on the Battlecruiser skill of course.

President Weasel
02-12-2011, 09:12 PM
I cant remember which of my characters had all the money and assets - not to mention the shares in the Moustache Twirling Space Cads, greatest and best-named space corporation ever to roam the spaceways (in spaceships, in space). Probably for the best though, there's just no way I can afford the time to play Eve at the moment.

Schizoslayer
02-12-2011, 09:36 PM
Think it's 5% hybrid damage per level, and optimal range per level, but I can't recall what %. All reliant on the Battlecruiser skill of course.

That's no problem my main Eve character (Oh yes for I used to have two accounts) has level 5 in just about every ship class with the exception of Capital Ships which I think are just enough to fly carriers.

PsyComa
02-12-2011, 09:47 PM
Think it's 5% hybrid damage per level, and optimal range per level, but I can't recall what %. All reliant on the Battlecruiser skill of course.

5% damage and 10% range per level, plus the role bonuses. yay!

Schizoslayer
02-12-2011, 11:55 PM
5% damage and 10% range per level, plus the role bonuses. yay!

Sounds like a Mini-Rokh. I loved my Rokh. It's the prettiest ship in all of Eve.

Hoarr
03-12-2011, 02:36 AM
Yeah Kazz, that sounds great. Just give us a shout when you're ready. We're always looking for new people who are willing to learn. I'll see you in there

Hoarr
03-12-2011, 02:38 AM
Schiz, that's kinda what they are. Huge damage with decent GTFO ability. Tank slightly worse than the other BCs, but a pretty good option for getting up close and personal w/ BSs with their comically large number of guns

Yeold
03-12-2011, 05:22 PM
I played Eve on and off a while but only done PvE either solo or with RL friends, but they have stopped playing and solo PvE is gettin a bit boring, so next time i log on ill look up the RPS corp. Hopefully I'll see some of you in space soon.

Hoarr
03-12-2011, 06:31 PM
Awesome dude, gimme a shout when you're next online