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Skills for EVE and DUST 514 Gameplay

I'm a new player to both EVE and Dust 514. I'm playing Dust with a small group of guys; we don't plan to grow to more than 8. Most of them play only Dust, but I wanted to explore the current ...
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Launcher stuck in “offline mode”?

I'm trying to log into EVE Online but whenever I start the launcher it is stating that I'm currently offline and that no connection could be made to the server; I can see from looking at EVE Mon ...
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How can I avoid being slingshotted when kiting?

I'm experimenting with a kiting Condor with tracking disruptors, and it works rather well against many frigates and even destroyers when I can avoid making stupid mistakes. Any turret ship with just ...
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Why can't I delete any character?

I have 3 characters on my Eve Online Account: Main Char CEO for my Corp Neutral Scout I want to delete the Scout since he has no trained skills at all and I don't need him anymore. But there is ...
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If I'm in a Thorax how do I best kill frigates

I have a Thorax and I need a way to kill frigates with my corp. I'm the only heavy ship in the clan and I must defend myself as a leader. I have many players in frigates and really need answers so ...
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Which ship in Eve is the most suited for supporting a Dust 514 Merc

I read from here that the only thing that The only thing that affects the amount of damage done right now is the number of turrets used to perform the strike. The damage modifier, the ...
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How can I increase the number of licensed runs when inventing Tech II items?

I have recently started out with inventing Tech II variants of the various blueprints I have. I started with something nice and small so started creating Hobgoblin II blueprints. So far I have ...
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How do I use apparel?

As part of the recent gift giving in EVE Online, I have a t shirt that I can apparently use on my character; The only problem is, it's not obvious how I use it? Currently this item appears in my ...
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I copied a blueprint, but the copies disappeared?

I created a copying job for my Hobgoblin I blueprint, using one of my Advanced Mobile Laboratories (with the copying speed bonus) - this is set to take the blueprint from the Corporate Hangar ...
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Unallocated Skill Points in Character Sheet in EVE?

I have just logged into EVE Online for the first time after the latest patch and now on the character sheet of all of my characters I see the following; I'm not seeing anything in the patch notes ...
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How to increase Faction BPC from 1 run to 2 runs in Eve Online?

http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Standings_mechanics On this link faction BPC runs can be 2 if your standing is great like 8 and above..... So who and where can I do this????
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What are the differences between the four racial T3 Cruisers?

I've heard that Loki is the best SC when it comes to PvP, while Tengu excels at PvE, and I haven't heard that much of Legion and Proteus. Besides the obvious racial traits such as "Amarr have armor ...
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How do I properly model orbitals in the EveHQ HQF Damage Analysis?

When calculating chances to hit, how do you properly setup their velocity vectors for two ships trying to orbit each other? And one ship trying to orbit the other ship who is approaching?
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What is the best counter to a Cynabal?

The cynabal is notoriously known for being a frigate killer. I personally favor Interceptors (Ares) and Assault Frigates (Ishkur) for PvP, so once a Cynabal shows up, I am dead. The chance for that ...
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How does one calculate a ship's agility?

According to an equation on http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Aligning, a ship's agility modifies the time it takes for a ship to enter warp. However, this 'agility' value is not displayed anywhere in ...
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Mysterious green lines in space

I was travelling and this caught my eye (click to enlarge): Notice the strange green line connecting two bright stars left of the overview. What is its purpose? My uneducated guess is that it has ...
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Which probe sensor strength is necessary for low-sec exploration?

I'm thinking about trying to do some low-sec exploration. I'll have to use an unbonused ship, as I won't get the necessary combat capabilities otherwise, and my scanning skills are rather mediocre. ...
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How do Energy Vampires work?

I've put together a Slasher fit in EFT that looks like this: [Slasher, FW slasher] Damage Control II Micro Auxiliary Power Core I Medium Azeotropic Ward Salubrity I J5b Phased Prototype Warp ...
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Is there any penalty for leaving and rejoining faction warfare?

I have a lot of saved up LP on my faction warfare alt. In order to cash in this LP I need to haul a lot of expensive material between the LP store and the nearby market hub. However, hauling lots of ...
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EVE Online - questions about station trading

I've got an alt that's engaged solely in station trade, I had a few questions maybe some other more experienced traders could answer: Do you put all the money in your possession into buy orders, or ...
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Is it possible to “remote” refine?

Is it possible in any way to refine ore remotely? Suppose I had 300k veldspar that I wanted to refine to make a courier contract, but I wasn't in the system. What's the easiest way to turn the ...
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What can I do with Metal Scraps?

Nearly every time I'm mining and a rat comes along it drops a metal scrap in the wreckage when I open the cargo bay. What exactly am I supposed to do with this?
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How do I increase the number of drones I can deploy?

Currently, I can only deploy three but some of the ships have bigger drone bays and I can't deploy them all. How do I increase the number I can deploy at one time? Is it skill based or something ...
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How do I increase my mining yield?

What are my options as far as skills, rigs, and fittings that will increase my mining yield? Also, I think there are some bonuses based on what ship you fly but I'm not sure because there are so ...
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How can I sell an item on behalf of my corporation?

In EVE online there is a role called 'Trader' - which allows you to buy and sell items on behalf of your corporation. I have this role on my character, but whenever I try and sell an item from a ...
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What is the primary role of a Dreadnought in fleets?

Dreadnoughts are Capital Ships that don't have much uses as far as I know. I do know that it is often used to take down pocos and POS'es. In what situations can you expect to be called to a fleet or ...
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What skills are required for a Dreadnought?

I am considering buying myself a Dreadnought, the Gallente "Moros". Besides the obvious Battleship and Capital Ship Skill to sit in it, what do I need or is recommended in skills to make use of the ...
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Player owned structure laboratory permissions

I would like to open up one of my mobile laboratories so that corporate members can start their own research jobs. I have done a bit of googling but haven't found anything recent that discusses this ...
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Which skills provide leadership bonuses for your squad?

In EVE Online, a variety of skills that you train can increase various statistics for any members of your squad while you're in a fleet. The bonuses I'm talking about are the Leadership bonus, which ...
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Faction Warfare and Wardec transfer mechanics

If your corporation is war decced by another player corp, and you decide to join a faction militia, will that war dec transfer over, making the aggressor corp a target for the faction navy and other ...
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What are the penalties for fitting multiple similar items in EVE Online?

Many ship fittings in EVE Online state in their description something along the lines of: Penalty: Using more than one type of this module or similar modules that affect the same attribute on the ...
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What's the most appropriate category of ship for each mission level?

I'm returning to EVE Online after a fairly long break, and looking to get back into combat missions. I've been trying to run Level 2 missions in my Dominix, with most of my DPS coming from drones. ...
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Where are all the Caldari COSMOS agents located?

I'm having some difficulties finding updated sources of information on Caldari COSMOS agents, so I would like to know, where are all the Caldari COSMOS agents located and what are their levels?
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Is it possible to find out what bonuses you're receiving from your designated booster?

I am currently in a fleet where each member has trained a different set of skills that provide boosts to other pilots in the fleet, I have set the 'squad booster' to one member that has the Mining ...
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What happens to in-progress processes when a POS goes offline?

I have set up a player owned structure with a pair of advanced mobile laboratories, these mobile laboratories are currently performing material efficiency research on some reasonably expensive ...
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How often can COSMOS missions be repeated?

How often can the COSMOS missions for high faction standings be repeated?
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Can I change the direction the camera faces when I undock?

Every time I undock from a station the camera faces backwards (relative to my ship) and the first thing I have to do is rotate it to face forwards, is there some way I can make it face forwards by ...
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How are Ancillary Armor Repairer Blueprints seeded?

How are the new, as of Retribution 1.1, ancillary armor repairer blueprints seeded?
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Will assisted drones follow a guarding drone into a fight?

It is possible to instruct your drones in EVE to 'guard' or 'assist' players when in a fleet. I've noticed that when you set drones to guard individual players in your fleet, only the drone that is ...
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What do names with blue backings represent in chat?

I have noticed since logging in after the Retribution 1.1 patch that in certain zones there are a large number of players with their names on a blue background appearing in chat, as below; What ...
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Target painters and their effectiveness on large targets

My understanding of the way missiles in EVE Online work is that if the signature radius of the target is lower than the explosion radius of the missile being fired at it, then the damage of the ...
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What are the minimum skills for material research for all BPOs?

What are the minimum skills required to be able to research material efficiency for every BPO in the game? I know metallurgy affects the speed, but some BPOs, to my surprise when I discovered it, ...
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Does the “Procurer” and “Retriever” mining barges have the same yield?

In Eve, there are three mining barges. The Covetor clearly holds the distinction of having the highest mining yield for group operations, however I am more interested in the comparison between the ...
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How are asteroid belts and exploration sites generated?

Are asteroid belts and exploration sites always consistent within a system? Or do they change from time to time. Specifically about exploration sites, are there guaranteed to always be exploration ...
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Are standings boosts shared to your fleet in missions?

I'm currently grinding missions for faction standings on my main character, and I was wanting to help some of my new friends with isk/loot/salvage etc from the missions. When they're in the same fleet ...
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What is the lowest transaction tax possible?

What is the lowest possible transaction tax that you can get to in an npc station, and what do you need to do to get to that lowest point? Are there skills or standings requirements that modify the ...
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What is the lowest broker fee possible?

What is the lowest possible broker fee that you can get to, and what do you need to do to get there? Are there skills or standings requirements that modify the broker fee?
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Does Connections affect your ability to use a jump clone?

Does the standings boost from connections influence your ability to get a jump clone? For example, if you have 7.9 standings, and >8 standings with connections, are you able to place a jump clone in ...
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EVE Online - Aggression Mechanics

I have a few questions regarding the latest aggression mechanics. Lets say I'm with a buddy down in the ice fields, and gankers show up and start shooting him. If I were to apply shield/armor rep to ...
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How long do empty ships stay in space?

If you were to leave a ship inside a POS bubble, how long would that ship stay in space? Is it like a container that pops after 2 hours, or is it closer to an anchored secure container that stays for ...