Lan Man (he/him/they) entered New Eden on 1 October YC124 (2022). Lan completed capsuleer and career agent training at Hadaugago II - Moon 1 - Republic Military School, and proceeded shortly after to apply to EVE University, enrolling on 5 October YC124. Lan Man was granted EVE University Graduate status as of 30 April, YC125.
Post-graduation, Lan Man left E-UNI as of 22 May, YC125, signing on with NOIR.
In the Real World
I had played Eve Online in 2013-2014 for a period of ~8 months under a different character, flying at first with BRAVE in Syndicate, and then with IRL friends in a lowsec pirate corporation. I drifted away due to other gaming interests, and discomfort at not being able to contribute meaningfully in PvP as a low skill character. I returned to Eve in 2022 seeking a long-term game, but this time with willingness to embrace the complexity and learn the game fully. In that light I felt a need for a fresh start under a new name, and that enrolling in and seeking to graduate from Eve University would be a far better means to learn the game rather than jumping into the deep end of the pool as before.
- ⚔️ Small gang PVP
- 👨🏫 Teaching
- 🪐 Exploration, Scouting, and Sightseeing
- 🍻 Beer and whisky
- 💥 Ship explosions
Not necessarily in order.
- Lessons Learned in Trade, Using Alts for Profit (forum thread)
- Alt Training - Created and skilled-up an alt on a second account for multiple purposes incorporating the guidance of Creating a Scanner Alt and Creating an Alt Orca Pilot.
Classes and Teaching Notes/Scripts
- [CLASS] Introduction to Exploration - Teaching notes (PDF), provided official slide deck updates April 2023.
- [CLASS] Introduction to Bookmarks - Teaching notes (PDF)
- [CLASS] Introduction to the Nullsec Community - Teaching notes (PDF)
- [CLASS] Introduction to Wormhole Mechanics - Teaching notes (PDF)
- [CLASS] Introduction to Pathfinder - New class submitted for E-UNI adoption as of April 2023. Teaching notes (PDF), Slides (PDF)
History in Eve University
To be earned.
Community Content Initiative
I enrolled in the Community Content Initiative on 18 October, 2022, very shortly after joining Eve University. I completed my CCI journey on 28 March, 2023.
I would strongly encourage anyone at E-UNI looking for ways to contribute to the Uni and/or provide content for their fellow players to have a go at the CCI program, regardless of duration of membership or (in)experience in Eve Online. CCI was an excellent motivator for me to attend E-UNI's calendar events consistently, to jump headfirst into areas of the game (both in space and in skills) I might otherwise have not touched, and to pointedly think about where/when/how I could begin contributing time and knowledge back to E-UNI and other newbuds coming up behind me. The twelve month time limit is not as intimidating as it might sound, and CCI officers (especially Croixant) were very open and straightforward about the criteria and what could be done to meet CCI requirements. Obligatory shoutouts to Zolpidemz as a superb mentor (another program you should take full advantage of), Elan Vital as an excellent backseat-FC and fight club host, and Spanky Ikkala for helping me get started in teaching classes; all three played significant parts in supporting my CCI journey.
I joined the Fleet Command team as a Junior FC in December 2022, and am easing into PvP FC'ing via the 2IC role where/when able.
Teaching & Knowledge Sharing
I have taught multiple classes at EVE University, and am willing to take requests for EUTZ and USTZ sessions. My teaching notes/scripts are available above on this page.
Imaginary internet points mean nothing, but they do feel nice.
|2022-11-05||Freshman - Hold the Freshman title in game.|
|2023-02-13||Sophomore - Hold the Sophomore title in game.|
|2023-03-28||The Eve University Campus Cross - This medal is awarded on a member successfully completing the Community Content Initiative.|
|2023-04-30||Graduate - This medal is awarded to all members who successfully apply for the Graduate progression title.|
|Fleet Command (Forum)|
|2022-02-06||4th Class - Command 2 Wormhole fleets.|
|2022-03-08||4th Class - Command 2 PvP fleets.|
|2022-10-27||Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold - Get the killing blow on another ship while in a pod.|
|2022-11-11||Nullsec Voyager - Travel through nullsec, entering through one system, and leaving through a different one.|
|2022-11-11||Postcard - Visit Poitot and ask someone else in local if they knew that Poitot is the only named system in the Syndicate region?|
|2022-11-11||Big Blue - Participate in an Uni organized operation that traveled and operated in sovereign nullsec.|
|2022-12-10||Wormhole Voyager - Scan down and travel into w-space, through it, and exit into a different k-space system.|
|2023-01-05||Tourist 3rd Class - Visit 10 tourist points from this list.|
|2023-02-14||Humanitarian - Contribute to the PLEX for Good program.|