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Hubert Caissor was a Gallentean senator who, along with his entire family and personal wealth, disappeared aboard the starship Peralles while jumping from the Dom-Aphis system to Iderion.

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Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference ... the things no-one tells you, because, d'uh, it's obvious.

But 'fess up. What was the really obvious thing no-one told you that it took ages to figure out for yourself?

Mine was ... that you can reload your guns in space. ::facepalm::

That's right, I had managed to turn auto-reload off and was docking up after each round to drag the ammo onto the guns in the fitting screen.

Missions took so long...

Go ahead and laugh - and then 'fess up with your own.
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Re: The most obvious thing I wish I'd learned earlier ...
« Reply #1 on: 20 Apr 2010, 05:47 »

The ability to offline modules while your gatecloak is still active.

Offlining armor plates when running into a camp has saved me more often than I can remember.
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Re: The most obvious thing I wish I'd learned earlier ...
« Reply #2 on: 20 Apr 2010, 09:16 »

The ability to offline modules while your gatecloak is still active.

Offlining armor plates when running into a camp has saved me more often than I can remember.
Interesting...

For me it was assigning drones to groups.
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Re: The most obvious thing I wish I'd learned earlier ...
« Reply #3 on: 20 Apr 2010, 09:27 »

Mining lasers are not "energy turrets". /o\
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Re: The most obvious thing I wish I'd learned earlier ...
« Reply #4 on: 20 Apr 2010, 11:23 »

That having the "Show session timers" setting turned on (Esc > General Settings > Top left, second box) is a life-saver for jumping into hostile camps and also timing stuff like fleet invites. Burning to a gate with 15 seconds left on the timer is bad, m'kay?
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Re: The most obvious thing I wish I'd learned earlier ...
« Reply #5 on: 20 Apr 2010, 11:41 »

Passive incomes.

I should have got that shit down my first six months in : /

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Re: The most obvious thing I wish I'd learned earlier ...
« Reply #6 on: 20 Apr 2010, 11:42 »

That having the "Show session timers" setting turned on (Esc > General Settings > Top left, second box) is a life-saver for jumping into hostile camps and also timing stuff like fleet invites. Burning to a gate with 15 seconds left on the timer is bad, m'kay?
lol this, so much.  When I first turned it on, it's such a subtle little thing I couldn't see it and thought the feature was broken.  It wasn't until I saw a thread (on SHC I think) where someone posts a screenshot and someone else crops it down to the top left corner and makes some joke about the session change timer.  I'm like "Oh, THAT'S where it is!! :o"
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Re: The most obvious thing I wish I'd learned earlier ...
« Reply #7 on: 20 Apr 2010, 12:19 »

The "stack all" button.

I'd been living in Providence for months, and was meticulously stacking each type of loot by dragging one item on top of the next.

Over.

And over.

And over again.

After stacking that 122nd Large Energy Transfer I, this can get pretty mind-numbing (not to mention painful on the hands, doing a repetative motion like that). So I got fed up with it, and went on to bitch on alliance vent about how they should really add an instant stack button. Once everyone had stopped laughing, someone pointed out the "stack all" button.
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Re: The most obvious thing I wish I'd learned earlier ...
« Reply #8 on: 20 Apr 2010, 12:51 »

* Havohej chuckles.

Reminds me of that joke about how EVE is the only game where F1 fires your guns instead of bringing up the help window... in EVE, the help window is Right-click  :lol:
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Re: The most obvious thing I wish I'd learned earlier ...
« Reply #9 on: 20 Apr 2010, 18:07 »

For me, grouping weapons. As a pretty hardcore mission runner, whenever I engaged a new target, I had to run my fingers along the F keys Little Richard style.

Two other things that I only discovered very recently, and I think are awesome:
  • Alt-X to show brackets. Useful for some pesky mission targets
  • Selecting a station in the overview and clicking dock. This automatically warps you to the station and docks as soon as you leave warp. Very useful for multitasking capsuleers in low sec.
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Re: The most obvious thing I wish I'd learned earlier ...
« Reply #10 on: 20 Apr 2010, 18:09 »

Keeping in mind that sometimes when telling it to dock it doesn't actually dock. Yeah...I think I've probably killed a few people who thought they had docked and went afk for dinner or whatever.

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Re: The most obvious thing I wish I'd learned earlier ...
« Reply #11 on: 20 Apr 2010, 18:23 »

I'm going to confess to have having learned a few new things today....

*hides*

The grouping guns one was pretty major for me.

There was also learning that active mods turn off after jumping - I remember thinking, "Why the hell is Havo reminding me to turn my damage control on - I did it when I undocked, how the hell did it get turned off again?"

*facepalm*
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Re: The most obvious thing I wish I'd learned earlier ...
« Reply #12 on: 20 Apr 2010, 18:29 »

"... wait, you can move that little module circle thingy? AND arrange overview by range and name? God damnit."
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Re: The most obvious thing I wish I'd learned earlier ...
« Reply #13 on: 20 Apr 2010, 19:09 »

Oh yeah, "why does it keep giving me an error message about overheating? WTF is that? ...oh, if I click that top part of the arc? dumb."
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Re: The most obvious thing I wish I'd learned earlier ...
« Reply #14 on: 20 Apr 2010, 19:29 »

"... wait, you can move that little module circle thingy? AND arrange overview by range and name? God damnit."

Heh, yeah there is actually a fair amount you can do with the UI. Doesn't compare at all to a certain other game in customization, but yeah...HUD module circle thingy can go left and right and can also be put at the top of the screen. You can also move the targets around and flip them vertical to horizontal.

My current UI config does both actually: http://i42.tinypic.com/213f0py.jpg
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