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Problem with tutorial

First post
Salto AlVacio
#1 - 2011-09-19 19:02:36 UTC
I'm in my second day of a trial account . Began the tutorial and was sent on the first mission by "Aura", but was unable to retrieve the item requested and eventually logged out. When I came back in and tried to redo the tutorial, it started (with the little box at bottom right of screen) and I heard Aura speaking but I was still sitting out in space in my reaper, and consequently unable to do the tutorial. ???. How does one get back to the right place to continue the tutorial?

Also, if I let my trial account lapse after 14 days and then buy a real account, can I still use my original name or will it be "taken" ?
Dog Nation
#2 - 2011-09-19 20:53:52 UTC
Actually the item requested. Is you finding your ship. You need to dock at a station. As for the account and character name. Trial accounts are kept for up to 6months or more in the database. If you make an account and and activate it. The character name will not available to your new one unless you biomass/ aka delete it.
Asana Keikira
The War Forge
#3 - 2011-09-19 22:50:05 UTC
Salto AlVacio wrote:

Also, if I let my trial account lapse after 14 days and then buy a real account, can I still use my original name or will it be "taken" ?

Why make a new account? Just log in to Account Management using your current trial account credentials and activate it. You'll have the character you've already been working with, and the free 30 days you get when activating will be added to the end of your trial period.

However, if you have to create a new account (for instance, if you created the trial account you're now on on your own, but receive a buddy invite and want to use that), then yes, you're going to have to biomass the first character before the name will be released and available for a new character.
Savage Moon Society
#4 - 2011-09-20 05:23:32 UTC
If i wanted I could reopen my trial account from 2008 :P

The Drake is a Lie

Salto AlVacio
#5 - 2011-09-20 12:29:08 UTC
Thanx guys. Was able to continue tutorial (someone told me to dock somewhere), but I'm a bit lost in space again. I guess it's just part of the learning experience.
CCP Fallout
C C P Alliance
#6 - 2011-09-20 12:55:35 UTC
I think what you may have seen happening to you is that when you are on a mission, you can only communicate with your tutorial agent when you are in the station... well, almost always. In some cases, they may respond to an action you take and provide you with additional info, but in general, to obtain or complete a mission, you need to be in a station.

Some new players do find this a bit confusing, as it doesn't entirely make sense when you can communicate with other capsuleers while in space, but mission agents are odd creatures, and prefer to talk to capsuleers when they are not sitting in a capsule surrounded by goop :D

CCP Fallout Associate Community Manager EVE Online @ccp_fallout

Asana Keikira
The War Forge
#7 - 2011-09-20 13:36:29 UTC
Just to extend what CCP Fallout stated a bit, completing a mission can be a bit strange in some cases. Generally, you need to speak to the agent that granted the mission while you are docked in the station they are based in. On most courier missions, where you transport items from one station to another, you have to complete the mission by speaking to the agent from the drop-off station. They can be found in the Station Services Agent tab under "Agents of Interest". The only other situation I've seen so far is where the Agent contacts you in space to complete your current mission and offer the next. So far, I've only seen this situation with the Sisters of Eve epic arc.

When it comes to taking missions, with the exception of what I stated above, while you can request a mission from an "Agent of Interest", when shown, to actually accept the mission, you have to be in the station they are located in (they will tell you this if you try to accept it locally). There is an exception here as well. If you look in your journal under the missions tabs, you might see a mission that has been offered that has a little radio/cell phone looking icon - that indicates that you can request and accept the mission remotely (again, have only seen this with the SoE epic arc.)
Atlas Phoenix
#8 - 2011-09-22 00:08:02 UTC
Salto AlVacio wrote:
I'm a bit lost in space again. I guess it's just part of the learning experience.

My advice, as a fellow noob, is to not try to figure out where you are and where you need to go. The map looks like an RNA strand or something else requiring a bio-molecular engineering degree to decipher, and since it's 'real' space (ie 3D) and not that crappy star trek space (you know, the 2D nonsense where everyone meets each other face to face and right side up all the time) it's just kinda tough to wrap your brain around.

Fortunately, as the tutorial taught me: I don't need to KNOW where I'm going, I just have to know how to get there. Since the game appears to be run off of a system of menus and navigating (so far) is done by opening menus in dead space and warping to mission points, or by right clicking the yellow text of destinations when speaking to agents and using "set as destination" I've been able to warp around and jump rather effortlessly.

I tried this game a year ago and got so lost after an hour I said (expletive) this, but this time around it seems much more user friendly and able to help poor hapless WoW-tards like me.
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2011-09-22 08:38:49 UTC
Maybe a bit off-topic, but if you want to know where you are going check out dotlan. They have great maps and the site is easy to use, even ingame.

Ombey also has good maps in pdf format. (Nice to print out)

And last but not least, you can check the eve-store for the eve strategic maps. I bought these and I have never regretted it. A quality product.

Ungi maðurinn þekkir reglurnar, en gamli maðurinn þekkir undantekningarnar. The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.