A player-driven sandbox MMORPG by CCP Games (Iceland) set in a dystopian futuristic sci-fi setting. It has 450,000+ spaceship pilots in a single-server universe comprising 7,500+ stars.

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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 ...
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Material research and time efficiency?

I am still pretty new to EVE online so please correct me if I'm wrong about these two mechanics - my understanding of material research and time efficiency is that these are values for individual ...
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How can I find available research slots?

I want to do some researching ahead of mass producing some items - specifically I want to perform some material research and time efficiency research - however every station I've found with the ...
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How safe is a player-owned structure in high security space?

I am planning on setting up a player-owned structure (POS) in a 0.5 system once I finally finish grinding my corporation's faction reputation to 5.0 for the Amarr Empire, and I was wondering exactly ...
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Which high sec system has the lowest average jump count to all of high sec?

Which high sec EVE system is the most central to high sec - or in other words, has the fewest average jumps to every other high sec system? If possible, I would also like to know: Which high sec ...
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Does connections modify your corp standings?

If the connections skill raises your personal effective standings with a faction or corporation, does the connections skill also raise your corp's standings with a faction or corp, like for use with ...
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Why am I showing as though I am 33% damaged?

I have just finished putting modules on this new ship, and upon undocking I am showing as though I have taken 33% damage to my shields, armour and hull - as per the screenshot below; As you can ...
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My cruiser is being swarmed by smaller ships. What can I do?

I just moved from a Caldari Cormorant (destroyer) to a Moa (cruiser) and started some level 2 security missions. My preferred play style has been keep my distance and pick enemies off with my ...
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What factors are taken into consideration for 'Security Status'?

I've done a lot of missions and I have noticed that you get a tiny tiny increase to your 'security status' for each mission that you do. This goes up quite slowly though, and I'm wondering what other ...
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What does this red dot signify in People and Places?

In "People and Places", some of my contacts have a red dot next to their name, just above their standing: The standing is set as I add a contact but I don't remember ever setting this red dot, and ...
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How does nanite repair paste work?

While watching videos regarding the uses of overloading I have heard mentions of 'Nanite Repair Paste', which according to the market is this stuff; A thick, heavy liquid, typically stored in ...
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How does “overloading” work and when should I overload?

I have trained up thermodynamics and have been playing around with overloading, causing a reasonable amount of damage to all the equipment on my ship during all of my testing and I was wondering the ...
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Exploration career for solo gameplay

Recently I started to play Eve Online with in mind the world of exploration and scanning. I plan to play as a lonestar most of the time (I'm in a corp anyway) since I tend to log at strange hours ...
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How effective are medium and large drones against smaller targets?

Medium and large drones cause significantly more damage than small drones. But they are also much slower and have much worse tracking. The Vexor can field a theoretical maximum damage set of drones ...
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Which hybrid ammunitions are best under which circumstances?

I have just got myself a nice new ship and fitted it with some 150mm Prototype Gauss Guns which use hybrid ammunitions. There are a variety of hybrid ammunitions in game which all appear to do varying ...
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How can I stop auto-joining the 'Rookie Help' chat channel?

Every time I log into EVE Online, I am autojoined to multiple chat channels including 'Corp' and 'Rookie Help'; How can I change it so I no longer join the 'Rookie Help' channel?
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Will repackaging a ship remove all of its upgrades?

I have a ship, capable of transporting 2-3 other ships in its cargo hold. If I wanted to transport some of my other ships to another station, I could repackage these ships, put them into the cargo ...
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How can I find asteroids to mine?

I've been doing a fair bit of mining but one thing about the process is confusing me a little. When I enter a system and warp over to an Asteroid Belt, many times there is simply nothing present at ...
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Which non-faction battleships have the best chance to get into an incursion fleet?

I've never flown in an incursion, but I'm thinking about trying it out in the near future. From what I've heard incursion fleets are rather picky about which ships they take, with rather expensive ...
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How to organise sell and buy orders?

I start to try make some money by using buy and sell orders. The number of orders grows and I am little lost in my orders in game. Are there some "best practises" or useful tools to handle them? I ...
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What are 'Loyalty Points'?

I have been doing some PvE missions outside of the initial training missions and have noticed that in addition to ISK and the occasional item I am now accumulating something called 'Loyalty Points': ...
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How to spot corp thieves?

EVE Online is a game where all kinds of scams take place, and most of them are within the rules of the game. Corp thieves are a particular danger once a corporation amasses significant assets. The ...
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How can I mine from two asteroids at once?

I have got myself a Venture mining ship with a pair of mining lasers on it, and have seen others mining from multiple targets at once but can't seem to work out how I'm meant to do this myself. When ...
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Important and recommended skills for a pilot just starting out?

I have just started playing EVE Online and I was wondering is there are any skills that I should learn as soon as possible that will open up more of the game and/or increase my survivability in New ...
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What is 'Tackling'?

I have started playing EVE Online and I'm working through a set of suggestions I have been given by a friend who has been playing EVE for a while to get setup to actually play the game in some ...
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Where can I find agents for a relatively new player?

I'm done with the main "tutorial" agents and I did a couple of other agent missions after that. Now I can't find any more. I'm in Cistuvaert and I've searched around in the solar systems around that. ...
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How to choose and join corporation in 0 or wormhole (with low SP char)?

In the zero sec and wormholes of EvE universe are the greatest possibilities to make ISK. Is there some good way for low SP char to find and join good corporation in 0 or wormhole?
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Is the Proteus viable as a mission runner?

I don't want a Tengu, spare me the comment please. I want to know if a Proteus can stand on it's own when it comes to missions. Especially when I have to deal with a lot of webbers and dampeners, ...
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Is there a way to update skill training without the EVE client?

I'm not going to be home for the next two weeks, so I was wondering if there's any way to change the skill training of your pilot in EVE online without actually having the client. I look at EVE gate ...
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Skill Training Plans - Ship to ship, or optimized by attribute?

In my alliance there are two accepted types of skill training plans: Aiming for a specific ship or item, getting the required skills to III or IV ( or V if necessary for T2 ) and then hopping ...
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Do covert op ship sensor types have any effect on the sites they can scan down?

Do covert ops, like Anathema, etc, ship's sensor types have any effect on their ability to scan down sites? Is a ship with radar sensors able to scan down radar sites more easily than gravimetric or ...
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How does ship agility work with entering warp?

How does ship agility affect the time it takes to get to warp speed for a ship in EVE? Is higher better or lower better and are there other factors to consider?
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Efficient layout for resource extraction and P2 production in PI

I played around with PI a while ago in high-sec, but chose a rather bad product and didn't earn enough money for it to be worthwile. I want to give PI a second shot now in low-sec and I'm wondering ...
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How do I keep my ship alive long enough to kill the bad guys?

Someone told me that I should do the 'Epic Arc' that starts with Sister Alitura so I managed to find her but I'm stuck on the second mission. There are a couple of red ships and they get through my ...
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How does double-wrapping work?

In connection with suicide-ganking and contracts I often hear the term double-wrapping to make it impossible to see the cargo inside the ship. While I have some vague idea on how this is supposed to ...
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How do I find trustworthy players in EVE Online

I see a lot of stuff about scamming in EVE and how it's allowed by the developers. How can I find trustworthy people to play with? Secondly why do they allow this sort of griefing activity that would ...
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How do I 'specialize' in EVE Online?

I've just started playing EVE Online and I've been checking out the forums and I keep on seeing advice for new players that suggest they should 'specialize'. However I really have no idea how to do ...
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Improving your chances of locking someone out with ECM

SO I'm in a corp with a bunch of miners, and we've just been war decced by a one-man corp. Most of our skills are focused on the industry and mining side of things, with not a lot of attention paid to ...