Daily Archives: March 22, 2010

Fifty Million Skill Points

Another 7 or so months have gone by, which means I have accumulated another 10 million skill points in EVE Online.  Whether I am playing actively or on a bit of a break, the skill points keep coming.

The trail of posts go back covering where I stood at forty million, thirty million, twenty million, and ten million skill points.

After another 10 million skill points, here is how my skill point totals line up.

Spaceship Command: 9,218,308
Science:           6,284,291
Engineering:       5,740,869*
Missiles:          5,566,701
Gunnery:           4,423,706
Learning:          4,111,530
Trade:             3,271,765*
Industry:          2,941,576
Leadership:        2,307,163*
Electronics:       1,642,458
Mechanic:          1,178,568*
Navigation:        1,145,570
Social:            1,015,932*
Drones:              951,798
Subsystems:          151,765
Corp Management:      48,000

Total:            50,000,000

(asterisk indicates no change since last report)

Spaceship Command remained my top category again this round.  Science jumped up past Engineering due to my finally finishing off the skills required to fly a Hulk on my main.  He could haul and fly an Orca before, but now he can actually do the actual mining.

Gunnery also saw a big surge over last time.  I have been training up some of the Amarr related skill, mostly to fly their ships on a mission or two for screen shot purposes.  Yes, it has come to that.

Learning saw some growth as I picked up a couple of level 5 skills to help speed things along.

And then there was the new category, Subsystems, which you need for tech III ships.  That came as part of my tinkering with the Tengu.

When it comes to total skills known, Wilhelm has 206 known skills, up 15 since the 40 million mark, and they are distributed as follows:

Level 1:  1 skill
Level 2: 32 skills
Level 3: 37 skills
Level 4: 69 skills
Level 5: 67 skills

That is 11 more skills at level 5 and 10 more at level 4 since the last time.  I have been doing a number of things that have had level 4 and 5 pre-requisites, so those two levels have been growing as a result.

Finally there is the titan metric.

Way back when I calculated with EVE Mon that it would take me over 168 days to be able to fly the Caldari Titan.  At the last checkpoint I had that down to 99 days, thanks to finishing off Caldari Battleship V.  As of this point I am just over 92 days from being able to fly that titan.

Not a big gain, but I doubt there will be any big gains going forward unless I start on capital ships.  Nearly 68 of those 92 days are just getting to Capital Ships V, with another 20 in Advanced Spaceship Command V.  I am not likely to pursue either.  Unlike Gaff, I won’t be going after my Rorqual license.

I did miss my estimated target for 50 million skill points by almost a month.  My account lapsed, as I have been paying with PayPal and you cannot do recurring, back in November which not only stopped the skill I was training for a few days, but reset the skill back to its initial state.  That lost me 14 days of training on a 20+ day skill.  I know training is supposed to stop when you lapse, but the resetting back to the previous level seems a bit harsh.

And when will I hit 60 million skill points?

That will probably take much longer than past increments.  I think my long subscription streak will coming to an end with the next billing cycle.  Training queues and screen shots are about all I have been doing in EVE for the last few months, so it might be time to step away for a bit.