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Hull Tanking – My Most Elite Certificate Preserved

Let it never be said that CCP does not have a sense of humor.

I noted a while back that, as a bit of a laugh, that I have managed to earn the coveted “Hull Tanking Elite” certificate.

However, with Rubicon, the whole certificate system went through a revamp, in an attempt to give it more focus.  So now we have mastery system that comes up with each ship… which is different, though I am not sure it is any more accurate.  Under the old system, I was pretty sure I was elite with the Drake.  Now I am not so sure.

Level III overall? *cry*

Level III overall? *cry*

So the old certificates were washed away with the excess bits once Rubicon came out… except for one.

I was claiming my items from the EVE 2013 Advent Calendar… which you should go do as well because… free stuff!  And you can claim prizes from the days that have passed, so you can still catch up.

CCP Staff as they really are...

CCP Staff as they really are…

Anyway, amongst the items that I claimed was a special edition commodity… a copy of the now obsolete hull tanking certificate to keep as a reminder that I once achieved such a silly thing.

Hull Tanking FTW!

Hull Tanking FTW!

That has CCP written all over it.

Quantum Rise of Solace

The Quantum Rise update for EVE Online is out with just shy of a billion new things in it and a bright red splash screen.  The servers are up and seem to be stable, so CCP seems to have gotten that routine down at least.

Quantum Rise - November 2008

Quantum Rise – November 2008

One of the new things in the game is certificates.

Certificates appear to be somewhere between WoW achievements and EVEMon in usefulness.  They are supposed to be a somewhat more quantifiable reflection of what all your millions of skill points really mean.   Having just passed the 27 million skill point mark, I was keen to see what certificates I would get.

I logged in, went to my character sheet, clicking on the new certificates tab, and saw… nothing.

Bupkiss.

Now I knew that COULDN’T be right.

So I went further, into the Certificate Planner, and found, at the bottom of the window, a button labeled, “Claim All Certificates.”

So I did!  And I was rewarded with 49 certificates!

49certs

Of course, now I have a pile of certificates to go through to see what I have.  They appear to come in four flavors, which are:

  • Basic
  • Standard
  • Improved
  • Elite

I have no elite certificates, but improved versions of Active Shield Tanking, Passive Shield Tanking, and Business Mogel.

You appear to need a lot of skills at level V to get to Improved, as I thought I would be a shoe-in for Missiles, but I am three level V skills shy.

Interesting stuff, but I’m still annoyed that they took the +2 warp strength off of my Crane and put it on the Bustard.

*grumble* *grumble* *grumble*