Thursday, October 14, 2010

Know Thy Ship Effects (Part I)

Ship effects refer to the characteristic graphics that accompany the activation of certain modules on EVE spaceships. Some modules do not show any effects at all, while others have special halos or projections. Many pvp "tutorials" or "classes" often fail to inform new players about effects and their importance in combat. Why are they so important, you may ask? For example, a smart suicide ganker will know to recognize shield hardener or repair effects on an otherwise tempting target; a small fleet may choose not to primary a carrier in triage mode; a fleet commander may choose to call someone out for fitting a sensor booster on their battlecruiser rather than a more useful module. It is also extremely important in small gang or solo combat to study what kind of modules your opponent(s) are activating. Knowing these ship effects will greatly enhance your combat capabilities. (That, and knowing when and how to run away!)

I will go through the following effects in 2 or 3 posts, not in this order:
- Sensor booster
- Tracking enhancer
- ECM/Warp disruptor/Tracking disruptor/Sensor dampener
- Shield hardener
- Armor hardener
- Active shield repairing
- Active armor repairing
(No hull repairing, sorry)
- Remote shield transfer
- Remote capacitor transfer
- Remote armor transfer
- Triage
- Siege
- Salvager
Lasers/Projectiles/Railguns/Blasters (in a separate section later maybe, with videos and sounds)
Let me know if I'm missing anything else!

One of the easiest auras to recognize, the sensor boosting ship emits shining white rays from its core. Watch out for interceptors with these modules if you're with them in a gate camp, since it usually means you won't catch anything before they do. Effect is the same with either scripts.

This one's not too difficult. Most often emitted by scimitars, basilisks, ospreys, and caldari capital ships. Looks like a white pulsating beam with regularly spaced rings.

This module is used to counter jamming ships. It is often fitted on logistics to prevent them from being jammed. Looks like a white spiral mosaic, don't know how else to describe it but the picture is true to life. Unmistakable.

A triage carrier will repair itself and remote repair its friends much more effectively, but at the cost of not being able to move. This one is a bit subtle, but it looks like small golden worms are crawling across the body of the carrier.

Just in case you want to try to battle someone else for salvaging rights, know that it looks like a bright beam of zap zap.

More to come in part II!


Laedy said...

Great guide!

Loving the new banner too, nice one!!!

MODA EFE said...

great one! ;)

dont stop posting!

Kirith Kodachi said...

Awesome post. Very useful.

Arvash said...

This is an excellent idea. As I'm learning PVP it's thisnpiece I haven't been able to find a decent guide on anywhere. Keep it up!

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