Noobs on Patrol
Noobs on Patrol events are weekly fleet events open to all members of the University, with a particular focus on newer pilots.
Noobs on Patrol was started by Debir Achen shortly after he joined EVE University in March 2011. The original format was a small PvP roam leaving post-downtime. This quickly changed into an open-to-all PvP roam. From mid-2012, the concept of running scheduled PvP "Patrols" deliberately marketed to appeal to new players spread, and two other Noobs on Patrol events started up - the "Weekend Edition", run by Pyotr Kamarovi, first, and, after a rough start, the "New World Noobs on Patrol" (NWNoP), run firstly by Wulgrin Taillefer, then Allison Ambrye, and finally Dorcha Thiesant. The former was designed mainly around those people who couldn't make it to the mid-week Noobs on Patrol roams, while the latter catered for American players.In July 2012, Debir Achen retired from being FC of the original Noobs on Patrol, handing the mantle on to Gareth Corellian. After Gareth, many other have assumed the mantle.
Currently, you can find the latest iteration by checking the Calendar, as dates and times change. At least one fleet a week will be NOP.
Noobs on Patrol roams are commonly acclaimed for giving players new to the University and PvP a fleet to participate in where they will feel welcomed, and are seen as an educational and enjoyable experience.
The Patrols are usually run as a kitchen-sink fleet roam into lowsec, however, on occasion other styles and formats are used, although PvP roams remain the most popular:
- L4 missions in frigates
- D-scan practice
- Wormhole visit
- Null-sec roam
It is also not unknown for a Dragonslayer fleet to be run at the same time as the Patrol, using the Patrol as light support.
The most commonly used ship type on Noobs on Patrol roams is the humble tackler, and several guides have been referenced or directly written to assist new players in getting into their chosen role on Noobs on Patrol roams, such as: