Okay, I admit it, the topic title is deliberately provocative to attract attention.
ISDs, please, forgive me.
I know what to do, when camped in a station, but, I’m here to share some info with new players who don’t know what their options are in these situations.
Almost all new players join a corp at one point or another. Chances are you, my reader, will, too. Lots of corps get war decced, probably the majority.
So, what do you do, if your corp is war decced, and you find yourself camped in station.
Well, if you’ll follow my advice rather than grumbling about being stuck in the station unable to play EVE, you’ll be proactive. You will jump clones and leave your war deccers… languishing, in your pixel dust.
Jump clones, you ask?
The first thing I inquire of every new player I meet is: Have you skilled Infomorph Psychology? It’s a skill listed in the Neural Enhancement section of the Skill Tab on your Character Sheet. That’s the interface that pops up when you click on you avatar’s image in the upper left hand corner of your screen.
It’s not a cheap skill for a new player, but it is probably one of the most effective skills you can employ in a war dec situation against your war deccers, if you are a new player. It’s such an important skill it’s included in the skill set available to alpha clones.
On the most simple level, leaving out nuances of usage for a more experienced player, what this skill enables you to do is create a “spare” clone, which can be left in safety in a structure in another system, ideally far away from your usual ingame stomping grounds, with a ship or two.
Do this as soon as you can afford the skill. Do it before you join a corp! (Who knows you might end up joining a corp while they are under war dec, and it will be too late to do this then.)
When you can afford it, get the skill, train at least one level (that’s all alphas are allowed), go somewhere far away…like 20 or 30 jumps away - across the map basically, and install your clone. (Way back long ago, when I was a newbie and had to fly uphill both ways to get to a station, I did this in a highsec island surrounded by lowsec for maximum deterrent.) Buy a couple of ships and leave them there, too.
This is called planning ahead. Something you’ll need to do a lot of in EVE.
So, back to logging in, after a stint in real life, and checking local, email, and notifications, prior to undocking…and realizing…oops! Reds in system! They’re old characters, probably with better ships! And, rather than whining about your situation, you can do this (if your leadership is absent or hasn’t better options):
- Exit your ship, so you’re in your pod.
- Open your Character Sheet.
- Click on the Character Tab.
- Click on the Jump Clone Tab.
- Select a clone and jump.
They’ll be a moment of darkness, your screen will clear, and you’ll be 20 (30?) jumps away, ready to reship (from your previously laid in supply), and you can enjoy the rest of your evening, having left your war deccers far behind (no doubt gnashing their teeth while flying to their nearest locator agent to try and find you, again.)
This is one way how you, as a new player, alone in your station, in a war decced corp, whose leadership is not available deal with war deccers.
You can do this once every 24 hours, or if you study the skill Infomorph Synchronizing, sooner (depending on skill level).
It is an easy, effective way of handling a situation on your own.
EVE is a great game, hang around and give it a try.