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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*