Didn’t I say I was done with these posts back at 200 million? See how much you can trust me.
This time around the milestone sort of crept up on me by surprise. I had diverted training on my main account to an alt for a stretch, but then a few things showed up that I wanted to train and I put the queue back on Wilhelm. That was a ways back, but I swear that the total count was only about 218 million when I last looked. Suddenly, yesterday, it was past 220 million and time for a post. (This does not count the ~3 million unused skill points I have waiting for some urgent need.)
My skill point history so far:
- Start Playing EVE Online – August 2006
- Ten million – November 2007
- Twenty million – June 2008
- Thirty million – January 2009
- Forty million – August 2009
- Fifty million – March 2010
- Sixty million – November 2010
- Seventy million – August 2011
- Eighty million – June 2012
- Ninety million – December 2012
- One Hundred million – rolled right past with the battle cruiser split
- One Hundred and Ten million – September 2013
- One Hundred and Twenty million – April 2014
- One Hundred and Thirty million – October 2014
- One Hundred and Forty million – May 2015
- One Hundred and Fifty million – December 2015
- One Hundred and Sixty million – July 2016
- One Hundred and Seventy million – January 2017
- One Hundred and Eighty million – August 2017
- One Hundred and Ninety million – February 2018
- Two Hundred million – August 2018
- Two Hundred and Ten million – November 2019
That is pretty much my career in New Eden. This time around a couple of the usual suspects saw most of the skill points. My standings:
Spaceship Cmd 75,646,193 (68 of 85)* Gunnery 21,207,181 (46 of 63)* Drones 17,036,708 (22 of 26) Fleet Support 13,351,107 (14 of 15) Missiles 11,954,833 (22 of 26)* Navigation 9,660,314 (13 of 13) Engineering 8,939,855 (15 of 15) Electronic Sys 8,159,689 (15 of 15) Scanning 7,168,000 (7 of 7) Armor 6,131,137 (13 of 13) Shields 6,074,039 (12 of 13) Science 5,714,282 (21 of 39) Resc Processing 4,756,183 (22 of 37) Subsystems 4,096,000 (16 of 16) Trade 3,994,040 (11 of 14)* Neural Enhance 3,810,275 (7 of 8) Targeting 3,207,765 (8 of 8) Planet Mgmt 2,983,941 (5 of 5)* Rigging 2,576,865 (10 of 10)* Structure Mgmt 1,446,824 (6 of 6) Production 1,157,986 (5 of 12) Social 1,130,040 (5 of 9) Corp Mgmt 24,000 (2 of 5) Total ~220,227,747
Values that changed are marked with an asterisk.
As usual, Spaceship Command say the bulk of the skill point gain, going up by about 5 million, or half the total since the last checkup. This started when the EDECOM ships showed up back in June and Asher suggested that we might try doing something with them in Reavers. So I can fly them all now, and have most of them to level V.
I have not, in fact, flown any of the EDENCOM ships. I have not even SEEN one of them in space. Asher said that sourcing them would be a pain, and that they were not very good in any case, so it fell off the Reavers plan. But should that change, I am ready! Maybe next week’s update will make them more viable.
That plan also explains the pop in the Gunnery number, since the Vorton Projector that goes with the EDECOM ships falls under the Gunnery category, as do the supplementary skills. That ate up a good two million more of the points trained.
Missiles got a small jump, shy of a million, but I honestly cannot recall what I trained there. Probably one of the advanced skills to boost Tech II damage.
Trade saw some training, this time for the Advanced Broker Relations skill that came in with the March update. And Planetary Management went up when I decided it was time to earn some ISK and I thought maybe PI would be a plan. But I am bad, I forget to check on it for weeks at a stretch, so it probably hasn’t even paid back what I have invested in it.
As for Rigging, I know exactly where that went. Or I thought I did. I remember putting some skill points into Armor Rigging V when I figured out it would give me just a little bit more speed when flying and armor rigged ship. But I wrote about that last time. So my guess is that Launcher Rigging got the points this time around, since that is the only other Rigging skill at level V.
And that covers my last ten million skill points. My level distribution is currently:
Level 1 - 1 Level 2 - 3 Level 3 - 37 Level 4 - 89 Level 5 - 235
As for where to go next… it looks like Black Ops V is the current skill being trained, another one for Spaceship Command… and a lot more level Vs after that. Maybe I should swap back over to my alt again. I can fly all the subcaps on my main again, so until CCP adds some more I’m probably good.