Friday, December 19, 2014
Twenty Free Days
In case you missed it, part of this year's Christmas gift from the elves at CCP includes 20 days of free multi-account training. Skip to the bottom of the dev blog and check the link.
Best I can tell, this activates a 2nd character's training queue on your account. I didn't see that I could turn on the magic skillpoint stream for the 3rd character.
So that made for some impromptu chin scratching.
I run two accounts. First account was easy -- Aba's account has almost always been training Aba. He's my main; if I am playing EVE he his generally logged in. The sum total of logged in time for the other two characters wouldn't span the duration of a feature film. But Free is Free, so I grabbed the Amarr alt and got him set up to get most of the way towards Interceptors.
I like Interceptors, and when you need an alt scout somewhere in a hurry, the Malediction is a great way to do it in style.
The second account made me think more. This account has 3 characters, all with some training. Alt M has the most skillpoints and by default has the active skill queue. Alt Z is skilled into a lot of Gunnery and Tanking skills for the days when I used to run Incursions. I hovered over Alt Z for a split second, but thought "nah, she's basically done; she does what she was intended to do."
Third character is a lowsec trader and scout. Most recently I have run him around doing lowsec courier missions, just for giggles (starting standings from scratch meant doing lvl 1 couriers in low). I've always wanted to take him to one of the Pirate NPC 0.0 areas and run couriers for them. He was likewise pretty close to Interceptors, so I started there. That consumes about half of the free days. I'll burn the remaining six pushing for Recon ships.
I probably would have done that anyway, but Sugar pointed us towards the Recon Rebalance thread. Sounds like Recon could be a thing come January.
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