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Hello, I am new :)

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J'Poll
MUSE LLP
RAZOR Alliance
#121 - 2016-02-20 16:28:26 UTC
ISD Dorrim Barstorlode wrote:
Welcome to EVE. As you can see, everyone here is a bit crazy. Good luck and happy hunting.


Also, never listen to Barstool LolLolLolLol

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ISD Dorrim Barstorlode
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#122 - 2016-02-20 17:30:22 UTC
J'Poll wrote:
ISD Dorrim Barstorlode wrote:
Welcome to EVE. As you can see, everyone here is a bit crazy. Good luck and happy hunting.


Also, never listen to Barstool LolLolLolLol

Harrumph. Well excuuuuuuuuuuse me. Blink

ISD Dorrim Barstorlode

Senior Lead

Community Communication Liaisons (CCLs)

Interstellar Services Department

Annemariela Antonela
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#123 - 2016-02-21 00:41:54 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
Mara Pahrdi wrote:
Tiffany Hope wrote:
Arkoth 24 wrote:
Tiffany Hope wrote:
i bought a subscription :)

I don't wanna stay in this cluster anylonger.

does anyone know what asteroid I can mine a care factor from?

Lol

And just to get a little deeper into Sol's history, he used to roam Hek and surroundings as flashy red Solstice Project, blowing up stuff. Later he sold his character in a Plex for Good campaign and became Solecist Project and started to blow up threads on the forums Pirate.

whilst currently inactive(?) ,sol still haunts the place and will show up from time to time,
often with a new alias and frequently at the helm of some social engineering op.
definitely one of my favorite personality's here
sol would love this one , though the thread may have needed defusing were he present.

I can usually spot him and his plays but im unnaturally paranoid (even for an eve player).

as i said before, i think tiffany will be fine


Sol is the cool cool-- come back through that revolving door, shexxay!

“Culture is like a smog. To live within it, you must breathe some of it in and, inevitably, be contaminated.”

― Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon

J'Poll
MUSE LLP
RAZOR Alliance
#124 - 2016-02-21 02:28:33 UTC  |  Edited by: J'Poll
Hi Sol [:D]


I know you will read this

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Tiffany Hope
Titans of The Short Bus
#125 - 2016-02-21 09:54:17 UTC
Would someone be able to help me? I have a grand plan but have no idea what I am doing. I think this game is better played with others. I am trying to choose a ship. I want something big but pretty that can do a little of everything I guess? I cant afford a carrier yet but I want to aim for one I think. In m races ship tree. I don't want a slave ship lol I don't know what to get :( or how to make enough monies lol.

Just like a butterfly, I'm pretty to look at but hard to catch :)

Arkoth 24
Doomheim
#126 - 2016-02-21 09:59:54 UTC
Tiffany Hope wrote:
I want something big but pretty that can do a little of everything

Gnosis
J'Poll
MUSE LLP
RAZOR Alliance
#127 - 2016-02-21 10:17:59 UTC  |  Edited by: J'Poll
Tiffany Hope wrote:
Would someone be able to help me? I have a grand plan but have no idea what I am doing. I think this game is better played with others. I am trying to choose a ship. I want something big but pretty that can do a little of everything I guess? I cant afford a carrier yet but I want to aim for one I think. In m races ship tree. I don't want a slave ship lol I don't know what to get :( or how to make enough monies lol.


A couple of things:

A. Bigger =/= Better
B. Read the golden rules I wrote, a specialized ship >>> a jack-of-all-trades ship. Sorry, but a ship that can do a little bit of everything will suck at all those things. 1 ship = 1 job = 1 activity. If you want to PvP, grab a PvP ship. For missions grab a mission fitted ship. For mining, a miner etc. etc.
C. A carrier might look like a nice ship, but you are far of from flying one as a new player. Minimum skills =/= the ability to properly fly it.



And yes, EVE is best played with a group. So find yourself a group to fly with.

Be it a community based group or an actual corporation that you join.

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ergherhdfgh
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#128 - 2016-02-21 12:30:50 UTC
Tiffany Hope wrote:
Would someone be able to help me? I have a grand plan but have no idea what I am doing. I think this game is better played with others. I am trying to choose a ship. I want something big but pretty that can do a little of everything I guess? I cant afford a carrier yet but I want to aim for one I think. In m races ship tree. I don't want a slave ship lol I don't know what to get :( or how to make enough monies lol.


Ships are tools in this game. First you need to decide what job that you want to accomplish then you can figure out what ship would be good for that.

Carriers can not be flown in high sec currently. Also they are big and slow. Further they have very little use outside of PvP. And they are getting revamped this summer or spring with an expansion set to change capital ships.

I would focus more on learning the game. If you decide at somepoint that you'd like a carrier to do something with then get one. However I think once that you see how big and slow battleships are you might second guess flying a cap.

Want to talk? Join Cara's channel in game: House Forelli

J'Poll
MUSE LLP
RAZOR Alliance
#129 - 2016-02-21 12:40:48 UTC
ergherhdfgh wrote:
Tiffany Hope wrote:
Would someone be able to help me? I have a grand plan but have no idea what I am doing. I think this game is better played with others. I am trying to choose a ship. I want something big but pretty that can do a little of everything I guess? I cant afford a carrier yet but I want to aim for one I think. In m races ship tree. I don't want a slave ship lol I don't know what to get :( or how to make enough monies lol.


Ships are tools in this game. First you need to decide what job that you want to accomplish then you can figure out what ship would be good for that.

Carriers can not be flown in high sec currently. Also they are big and slow. Further they have very little use outside of PvP. And they are getting revamped this summer or spring with an expansion set to change capital ships.

I would focus more on learning the game. If you decide at somepoint that you'd like a carrier to do something with then get one. However I think once that you see how big and slow battleships are you might second guess flying a cap.


Not to mention that ANY capital is a fleet ship.

A solo capital is just a nice juicy target if you don't have any back up to help you.

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Memphis Baas
#130 - 2016-02-21 14:58:22 UTC
Tiffany Hope wrote:
I am trying to choose a ship. I want something big but pretty that can do a little of everything I guess? In Minmatar races ship tree. I don't want a slave ship.


Don't just pick a ship. Pick a progression of ships. There are some ships that are versatile, like the Rifter frigate, Rupture or Vexor cruisers, Dominix battleship, but they can't do "everything". They have evenly spread out slots (between high, medium, and low), so you can fit either armor or shield defenses, or PVP, or extra damage, and their weapon systems are versatile (drones, especially, as you can pick and choose what drones you use), but the name of the game is to min-max the ship bonuses to match your task.

So you'll need:

- An industrial transport ship, so you can move loot around. Most ships have 3-400 m3 space, specialized transports and freighters are the only ones that can get 10,000 - 50,000 - 300,000 m3 of space.

- A number of combat ships; the bigger you go the slower they are and the more you have to rely on actual defenses (armor, shields) rather than being nimble.

- Special purpose - scouts that can cloak (cov-ops frigates), ships with sensor and probing bonuses (so you can probe down and find exploration sites), mining ships (if you're into that).

- PVP specific ships - electronic jamming, remote repair, interceptors, interdictors - depends on what the needs are for the group you're hanging out with.

How to achieve it:

Buy skills from the market and train them. Skills can be categorized as follows:

- ship skills (in the Spaceship Command category) - unlock ships for you.

- weapon skills (Gunnery, Missiles, Drones) - train the weapons for the ships you've chosen. Minmatar ships, for example, use projectile weapons (small, medium, or large to match the ship size), missiles, and the larger ships use some drones for defense against smaller ships.

- support skills (Armor, Shields, Navigation, Targeting, Engineering, etc.) - these make all your ships perform better; clearly every ship will benefit from more armor, more shields, faster speed, more power, etc.

- non-combat skills (Trade, Social, Corporation, Industry, Reprocessing, etc.) - train as needed, for the side activities you're interested in.


Making money:

Most of the player-vs-environment PVE can make you money. It's recommended you go find the career agents and do missions for them because they'll shower you with about 10 million ISK worth of ships and skills, as well as teach you the game a little.

After that, you can do missions for cash and loot, you can explore (for hidden loot), you can lay down some Planetary Industry facilities (for product to sell for cash), you can mine (boring, don't do it), you can try your hand at trading (buy low sell high), or manufacture common things like ammo, missiles for sale. You can try to scam people, you can try to get them to give you gifts of money for ships (begging is an art form), you can infiltrate a corp and steal their stuff, or you can just join a newbie-friendly corp and they'll probably give you free stuff to get you started.

You can also buy a PLEX with RL cash (from the EVE Account Management website) and sell it on the market in Jita (go to Jita first, then redeem it, don't travel with PLEX in your cargo), and that'll set you up for a long while. People do this because the activities in game become tedious and more like work after a while, and it's simply easier to just work a RL job and pay 20 EUR for a PLEX; it takes about a month of daily effort to make the equivalent 1 billion ISK through in-game activities.

Slave ships:

If you read through the lore here, you'll see that ships do have crews. But since the ships will be yours, you can (roleplay/pretend to) crew them with paid crewmembers rather than slaves, even the Amarr-manufactured ships.
Iria Ahrens
Space Perverts and Forum Pirates
#131 - 2016-02-21 18:14:12 UTC
Yea. Even though I like to Roleplay an Amarr slaver. Lore wise Emperess Jamil outlawed slavery and was trying to make peace with Minmatar. Ships have crews, but they are strictly lore/rp. They have zero effect on gameplay because when you assemble the ship it is autocrewed. I think the sigil is the only ship with the flavor text saying something to the order of "use to be used as a slave ship" I like the sigil, so I sorta ran with the flavor text and made it a major part of my RP.

Drone ships are the most flexible. I don't hyper-specialize like most players do, but I can say that there are too many roles that a ship can perform to be even mediocre at all of them. But a ship can sometimes be fit to perform two or three functions at an adequate level. Especially drone ships which can store multiple flights, and multiple types of drones. If flexibility is your thing, then I highly recommend drone ships, which Amarr and Gallante generally have most drone ships.

A Carrier is a future goal, but a carrier is also a primary target. The number one rule of eve is don't fly what you can't afford to lose. So for now you'll be flying frigates and learning basic game mechanics. That way when you lose your frigates it won't hurt much.

My choice of pronouns is based on your avatar. Even if I know what is behind the avatar.

Tipa Riot
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#132 - 2016-02-21 20:48:02 UTC
To reiterate an important point ... ships are just tools and expendables. What you do is, choose a task, profession you want to perform, and then select and skill for the suitable ship. There are some ships more versatile than others, which means they can be fitted in different ways efficiently to perform different tasks. Also it can be fun to fit a ship for something else than it is supposed to be used in order to surprise potential opponents.

I'm my own NPC alt.

Tiffany Hope
Titans of The Short Bus
#133 - 2016-02-22 01:06:03 UTC
coolies :)

So I need to make money so I can fly big ships and afford to replace them if someone blows them up.

I like the Gallente ships the most so I would like them. Just sad about the colour choices :( I know it doesn't affect the performance or anything but if the ship is a representation of me I want something nice lol.

I am noticing there is a lot of politics in this game as well from what I've been reading. That's is going to be hard to understand. And then it seems all these different groups own all these different parts of space as well. And then there are these big wars. gosh. Why is everyone at war? So much going on lol.

I have an idea for a cool alliance or whatever thye are called and I am now liking this video game lol. I think I'll stay :)

Just like a butterfly, I'm pretty to look at but hard to catch :)

Memphis Baas
#134 - 2016-02-22 01:18:53 UTC
Tiffany Hope wrote:
Why is everyone at war?


Why is everyone manufacturing all these ships?
Mining?
Doing missions?
Exploring?
Planetary Interaction?
Scamming people in Jita?
Undocking their ships and flying around?
Spinning their ships in station?

It's a game.

Here's a war, explained.
Tiffany Hope
Titans of The Short Bus
#135 - 2016-02-22 01:41:09 UTC
no i mean like i read about fountain war but was wondering if there are others like that now?

Just like a butterfly, I'm pretty to look at but hard to catch :)

Memphis Baas
#136 - 2016-02-22 01:49:20 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
Transgress
#137 - 2016-02-22 03:02:39 UTC
Memphis Baas wrote:

https://www.themittani.com
As with media irl ,
Read both,
they are equally biased so see where they coral ate (feckin smart phone) and use your own judgement on what you feel to be truth.
Iria Ahrens
Space Perverts and Forum Pirates
#138 - 2016-02-22 09:35:00 UTC
mittani is biased, but it is also good reading :)

My choice of pronouns is based on your avatar. Even if I know what is behind the avatar.

J'Poll
MUSE LLP
RAZOR Alliance
#139 - 2016-02-22 10:25:15 UTC
Iria Ahrens wrote:
mittani is biased, but it is also good reading :)


Every news site is biased. Specially in EVE.

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Sabriz Adoudel
Move along there is nothing here
#140 - 2016-02-22 11:13:18 UTC
Tiffany Hope wrote:
Hello. My name is Tiffany. I am from Australia.

I just started playing this video game (my first one ever!) and have been finding it very hard to understand. Someone told me I should put a post on here and introduce myself so here I am lol. Introducing myself. Hopefully there are some people out there that read this and play this as well that might be able to show me a few things or explain how everything works and what I need to do to get an understanding of it all.

I didn't think it would be so hard. One person in the game just messaged me after I asked a question and said that it wasn't a girls game and to go and play the Sims instead so I kind of want to make sure I get this now.

Tiff.


Howdy, from another Australian.

There's no such thing as a "girl's game" or a "mens' game". Two of the more ruthless pirates I know in EVE are women IRL.

This game *is* generally aimed at people that are willing to do independent research into complex mechanics, and aggressively optimize to the point of bending the rules.

If you are interested in the dark side of EVE - worming your way into people's trust then inserting a knife into their backs; joining corporations to fleece members; piracy; scamming - let me know via EVEmail, and I'll put you in touch with other e-assholes like myself.

I support the New Order and CODE. alliance. www.minerbumping.com