Monthly Archives: May 2013

Today I will talk about those attachments that are useful when fighting in Planetside 2. There are some attachments that are neither useful nor useless they just fall in-between so I have not discussed every option available yet. With any luck this will help players gain a clear view of which attachments will perform well and which should be left off their rifle.

There are a number of attachments that are pretty useless for the guns that offer them. These can vary from gun to gun but players should be aware what is useful and what is useless. With any luck this guide will help players save cert points and frustration when playing their various classes. I will discuss the most useful attachments later this week so stay tuned.

What would you do with billions of Isk in Eve-Online?

This seems like a stupid question to ask, to the average player the response is along the lines of “They buy a big ass ship and go kill shit with it.” However after investigations and trials I have determined that players who find wealth are more likely to quit eve. I am not saying that rich players leave the game, but players who gain wealth faster than they can spend it are more likely to retire from the game.

Recently I was searching through the forums while talking to my friends and I saw an interesting post. It suggested that SOE should not allow players to bail out of their ESF and live (Light Assaults) thus denying the player a kill. However this is not really the only problem that we should be solving. Because if bailing always killed you then players would still bail, just to deny the kill.  If SOE did prevent players from bailing then when they fly their ESF they might try to crash into the ground denying the kill on the ESF and themselves to prevent their opponent from getting their earned experience. So how can we solve this?

We all knew it was coming but did you invest soon enough? We have received the new resource costs for battleships on Sisi and it looks like once again there will be a rise in buying, selling, and building of ships before the patch occurs. The numbers could change and that would be a problem for many speculators getting on the train now but if you remember the previous patches and how the mineral costs of ships had changed you might have invested before the general public got word of it. Don’t forget the last few times mineral costs have changed some of the ships took months to recover and some still are.

Think Eve-online is complicated? Just wait until the 4th of June when their new hacking and Archaeology interface is released. At first glance it looks really interesting but as I started to read about it I have some concerns. One of which they don’t mention is when hacking will the player still be able to operate their ship, and I would assume that they would, however would that mean when out of range they would have to start over? The Dev blog posted gives little information and I am not sure that there is much development of the hacking itself at this point in time, rather they just focused on a new UI for Odyssey.

Recently Planetside 2 has seen continent events added to the game, but what does it mean, how can you win, and how can you better your experience? I will answer these questions and I am willing to answer any others you might have about anything else Planetside 2 related.

Events were really created to move players off of Indar. Those of you who have been playing since beta know what I’m talking about. There were so many fights on Indar and the other continents were deserted which left them to be ghost hacked and virtually abandoned, and with the players starting to get bored of Indar it seemed like the game was dying with fewer players each day. SOE provided these events as an incentive to players to move to the continent that is hosting the event even if it was Indar.

Max suits, can’t live with them can’t live without them, but today I will give you a bit of help when using them. You should expect to spend around 3800 cert points to get a decent max fitting. The max is one of the most versatile classes available because of the ability to mix AA, AV, AI and any combination in between.Max

Speculation

Speculation is just what it seems to be gambling that an item will go up in price and investing before everyone else knows. This tends to happen before the expansions go live. It is difficult to find what is going to be valuable before everyone else, and it requires lots of time spend going through patch notes and playing on the test server. With all things that a player can find out about an expansion there is nothing that is set in stone, if there is a patch note saying half of asteroid fields will be removed investing in minerals seems logical and profitable assuming something else was not added in. However come patch day there is no guarantee that the developers will remove the asteroids and therefore you are always gambling when it comes to speculation.

Station trading

Station trading is the lazy man’s trading. All you do is go to a major station like the ones in Jita or Dodixie and place buy orders for hundreds of items, and then sell those same items in the same station. The profit margin on this is pretty slim, usually 5-10% but it is possible to trade thousands of items a day which is what makes this profitable. This method requires billions to get started and costs lots of time updating orders because the bidding wars get very tough. In jita almost any item can be bought and resold for a profit, but the focus needs to be on turning items over quickly because that’s where the money is. Most items don’t have a huge individual profit, but because the percent of profit is about the same, finding more expensive items to station trade would be preferable.