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You Just Got Python’d

I have been in the Python Cartel, the renowned smacktalk pirate corp, for two weeks now, and I have been having a great time. One of the reasons why I joined Python was due to the amount of gusto they possess for having fun. I have already blogged about the RR Drake roam, poetry, and 20-man battleship blob that scares even faction warfare blobs, so here are some more pics of my latest shenanigans.

Python battleships blobbing an overconfident capital. My first capital kill.

Station camp, the Python way (see how we are all inside each other?).

Python drone art. It was supposed to be two circles, but the creators got lazy and quit halfway through.

Nearly 100 noobships perished on this station while attacking two valiant Python members.

This station is giving me a fistbump.

This is what the inside of an Amarrian station looks like after a fire (actually a weird graphics glitch).

Did you know that you can get a T2 capsule? (another graphics glitch).

My current ship hangar. Wolf is for wolfpacks, Drake is for stationcamping (although I stopped doing that after Advocated Destruction sent in a bait alt then cynoed in a huge blob), Armageddon was for the Python battleship fleet, Curse is for Python fag roams (4 Curses on this killmail), noobships are to make me feel like I have more ships than I actually do (and for Python noobship ops), and stealth bombers are for cloakiness and compact DPS. The rest of the ships I don’t really use.

One final picture:

That’s what you’ll be doing after you get Python’d.

Blog Banter 16: Nublet 101

Welcome to the sixteenth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or extensive, funny or serious, but they are always great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to

The third Blog Banter of 2010 comes to us from ChainTrap of the Into the unknown with gun and camera EVE Blog. He asks us: “Eve University turns six years old on March 15th; six years spent helping the new pilots of New Eden gain experience and understanding in a supportive environment. Eve is clearly a complicated game where you never stop learning. What do you wish that someone had taken the time to tell you when you were first starting out? Or what have you learned in the interim that you’d like to share with the wider Eve community?”

To be honest, my experience as a new player was quite conducive to learning. I could not have asked for better; I was a part of a very active corp of dedicated individuals right from the start. Any questions were answered promptly, advice was given on game mechanics and ship fitting (my CEO actually fit my ships for me several times), we worked together, and we had fun. Even the collapse of the corp after a few months was a learning experience.

Here are several things that are key to success in Eve:

Ask questions. As the prompt states, you never stop learning in Eve. No one can say “I know it all”. “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find.”

Create goals. With hundreds of skills to train, thousands of ships and modules to use, and countless careers to follow, it is easy to get lost and wander around aimlessly. Your goals will change as your knowledge of Eve grows, but always ensure that you have some goal.

Find a role model. It can be a corp mate, it can be an Evebrity, it can be a blogger (when I was a fledgling pirate, I wanted to be as good as Wensley). Identify someone you admire (and if you don’t know one, find one) and learn from him. Ask questions. Find out his goals. Just make sure it’s not a bad role model like Spectre (just kidding).

By practicing those three, you will avoid falling off the Eve learning curve.

Eve Learning Curve

Other Blog Banter 16 Posts:

  1. CrazyKinux: The Three Pillars of Wisdom
  2. The Elitist: Helping the new guy/gal
  3. Hands Off, My Loots: Nothing Needed
  4. Rantuket: Blog Banter 16
  5. EVE Opportunist: Nooby Cluey
  6. Into the Unknown With Gun and Camera: EVE University
  7. Zero Kelvin: We’re the young ones!
  8. I am Keith Neilson: Set Your Destination
  9. Prano’s Journey: Just Like the Very First Time
  10. A Merry Life and a Short One: No Seriously
  11. A Mule In EVE: If I only knew
  12. The Planet Risk Show: Dared to be Bold
  13. Diary of a Space Jockey: WTH did I get myself into?!
  14. EVOGANDA: Why?
  15. A Memoir From Space: 16th Blog Banter
  16. Death’s Sweetest Kiss: Who What When Where Why How??
  17. Freebooted: Beyond the Shortcuts
  18. Learning to Fly: Noobing
  19. Caldari Outcast: My First Blog Banter Post!
  20. Roc’s Ramblings: Financial Survival
  21. Diary of a Pod Pilot: Free Knowledge Inside
  22. Nullsec Carebear: I could’ve been less of an idiot
  23. Facepalm’s Ramblings: Something Smells Fishy
  24. Kirith Darkblade: Do you wish to know more?
  25. Autopilot Disabled: I’m still starting…
  26. Finders & Keepers: Relax
  27. Confounded Capsuleer: What have you got to loose?
  28. Clan Oriana: Sixteen
  29. Flashfresh: EVE Blog Banter #16
  30. Rettic’s The Chronofile: You Make EVE
  31. Diary of a Bored Spaceman: Past Imperfect
  32. Chocolate Heaven: Known Unknowns
  33. Victoria Aut Mors: Blog Banter #16
  34. Where the frack is my ship: If I knew then what I know now…

The Poets of Python

The Python Cartel has always been well known for its prowess at smacktalking. But a lesser known ability of the Pythons is excellence at rhymes.

So without further adieu,
I present to you,
Python Poetry:

Smack is wack yo
But I got no sack so
I’ll stay on this gate
Hug the guns and wait

My backup is coming
So you’d better start running
We’re going to blob you, gank you
Rob you, spank you.

The truth of the matter is
Without my friends I ain’t got shit
I never fight when there’s risk
21 vs 1 is the shit.

Just look at my killboard
It’s full of my killwhores
I did 24 damage
But I filled local with spammage
– by Kobrakilla

I want to take a knife
And logoffski Life.
– by 00sage00

And here is a small sample of Python Rhyme Time:

Kobrakilla > what’s a transom?
Kyle Langdon > your mom
Kobrakilla > sounds lame
Kyle Langdon > like this game
00sage00 > what a shame
Kyle Langdon > it can be quite a pain
00sage00 > to take the blame
Kyle Langdon > what was its name?
Kobrakilla > If you take it frame by frame
Kyle Langdon > i think i just came
Kobrakilla > but it was quite a pain
Kyle Langdon > and the splooge was pretty plain
Kobrakilla > it came down like the rain
Kyle Langdon > and you lost the game
Kobrakilla > but that isn’t the same
Shaka Laka > this hurts my brain…
Kyle Langdon > that’s a pretty large claim
00sage00 > to fame
Kobrakilla > and to tame
Kyle Langdon > aim
00sage00 > defame
Kyle Langdon > exclaim
00sage00 > proclaim
Shaka Laka > ascertain
Kyle Langdon > does this really pertain?
00sage00 > bob the builder
Shaka Laka > Only if you’re insane
00sage00 > >_>
Kyle Langdon > blob the quilder

So next time you’re in local
And we’re being very vocal
You’d better run away fast
Or our rhymes will leave you aghast.

Eve Blog Pack #2

I am happy to say that Yarrbear Tales was one of the blogs selected to be part of CrazyKinux’s latest update to the Eve Blog Pack. Frankly, the news is not all that surprising, as this blog was already a part of the old blog pack (which was also smaller). With that said, welcome to all the members of the new Blog Pack.

Fun (but pointless) observation: 00sage00 (my name) appears at the top of 99.99% of every Eve channel listing. And Yarrbear Tales (my blog’s name) appears at the bottom of 99.99% of every blog listing. So it seems that I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and Last of Eve Online. :P

YouTube – EVE Evolution 2009

YouTube – EVE Evolution 2009.

Neat time-lapse of nullsec sovereignty changes during 2009.