Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Certificates

I logged in this morning to the nice new Quantum Rise splash screen filled with anticipation for the new system.

First thing I tried was to recover my certificates to see just what I had qualified for in CCP's eyes for 'piloting certificates' to determine how I fit in with the grand scheme of how the game creators view 'what you should fly to do this task'

I was a little disappointed, I only achieved generally level 1 certificates in most things, and maybe level 2 in some, but looking into the requirements to get the certificates, it asks for a lot of superfluous skills which are fairly hard to come by and are usually left for tweaking your character to get the most out of them.

To me, that should be the 'elite' level skills only - a very competent pilot who is specialised in one particular area (or has loads of skill points to spread around) - but somoene who has about a year and a quater or so of training behind them doesnt seem to have stepped off the first rung of the CCP training ladder just because I dont want to get level 5 in all my shield tanking skills and suchlike.

OK, I'll admit, I've hardly been focused in training, but for someone who can solo a level 4 missions, surely they must rank higher in CCP's view than someone who's only at stage 1 of their training plan ?

I know that ultimately the training certificates are just fluff that look nice and don't correspond directly with anything in game, but I was slightly disappointed when I only got the low level certs after thinking that I was more than competent at the things I can do well (level 4 missions, and industrial production, though I'm not quite sure how much notice is taken on the industry side of things other than the 'harvester' tree which includes mining and refining too, which I am not very skilled in by my own admission)

3 comments:

Manasi said...

Here is a thought, why not use certs as a way to evaluate new pilots that wish to join a corporation? I like the idea of knowing for example that they have core skills down, and yes there are some tweaks needed admittedly I am elite propulsion jammer cause that the only skill needed for that Cert is propulsion jammer 5? Weird

Ombey said...

Hmm, I've not had a chance to log in on Ombey yet, but with 57m SPs, I would hope to qualify for a few of the certs. From what I've been reading, they are very hard to qualify for, with some odd skills as pre-reqs

I think CCP will be tweaking them over the next month...

Letrange said...

Actually being a bit of a generalist and having had a month or two of "get the supporting skills up" I find that I got a decent amount of certificates with a whole bunch "really close". The one that surprised me the most was that a standard or basic - I forget which - refiner skill includes scrap metal...