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[Newbie] I don't know what career to follow

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Tania Zlowkerski
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2015-12-30 21:17:53 UTC
Hi,

As a totally noob (playing for 3 days), I dont know what career to follow and which skill point use, what I like is doing management (managing people, managing resource, logistic, etc...)
Can you advise me, and tell me what is the job I could in compliance with management/logistic ? (and maybe joining an "Educative" Corporation that can help ?)

Thanks for reading.
Iria Ahrens
Space Perverts and Forum Pirates
#2 - 2015-12-30 21:41:09 UTC
Well, remember that managers are generally able to substitute for any subordinate, so having a basic grounding on every thing is generally best. If you press f12 there should be a button for career agents, they get you started on the basic careers etc.

Since you say Logistic, in game Logistics is often referring to Logistics Ships, which are basically repair ships. There are industrial ships which are used for Logistics and are somewhat analogous to Container trucks. The freighters are huge behemoths and are the Eve equivalent of the cargo ships at sea.

There are management skills, but those are mostly for leading a corp, or leading a fleet, and you won't lead anyone without more basic knowledge, so don't worry about that for now. Trading can be used to manage resources, either in region, in station, or across regions. Regional traders usually have the largest margins, but incur greater risk. At the other end Station traders work in a specific station trying to always keep their bids more liquid that everyone else's.

Seriously, do the career missions, because you get free ships which can be used to develop whichever career you end up enjoying. There are player created careers too, but those almost all involve a high level of game knowledge

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Tania Zlowkerski
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2015-12-30 22:01:11 UTC
Thanks for your reply.

I thought about strating a corp but I guess I don't know more than 3% of the game so it's too earlier to start a corp, I'm aware of that (I dont want to manage something I don't know).

Becoming a trader could fit my ambition even if it's risky ;)

I'll follow your advice with continuing the career. However where can I find player career ?

See you.

Vortexo VonBrenner
Doomheim
#4 - 2015-12-30 22:10:26 UTC
OP, planetary interaction (PI) might interest you if you enjoy managing resources and building things that build things. As said before; do try out the career agents. You might like other things. Many eve players run planetary interaction stuff "on the side" because once you set them up they can be a mostly passive source of income. Some players run a bunch of PI colonies at once and going around managing them is their primary activity in EvE. Also, straight -out manufacturing might interest you (hey, someone has to make the ships and ammo people use up here). The huge amount of things to do in EvE can be a bit overwhelming at first, but is also is one of the best things about this game and sets it apart from many others. Welcome!



ergherhdfgh
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#5 - 2015-12-30 22:11:21 UTC
Manufacturing could be something that you might like as well.

Keep in mind that Eve is a group game based around PvP. You will want to get into a corp and make friends as friends are the whole point of this game.

There are group manufacturing things that happen in this game but due to the nature of the game and levels of risk involved you'll need some experience and to do some trust building before that can happen.

I would say for now if I were you I'd tell myself to try out lots of various aspect of the game to get a feel for all of them so that when you become more experienced you will at least have a background in most things. It's true that right now you won't be of much use to anyone as any type of leader or manager but if that is the direction that you intend to go then gaining a broad base of knowledge now would be a good way to start.

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J'Poll
Perkone
Caldari State
#6 - 2015-12-30 22:11:40 UTC  |  Edited by: J'Poll
As Iria said (in both posts).

How ever 1 small things, don't just jump into a corp for the sake of being in a corp.
You can make friends and be part of a group without flying under the same flag (look at all the NPSI / Public fleets etc)
And you want to really do your research on which corp you want to join (both for their and your sake).

Keep in mind, that people management (or general management in terms of being in control of something for a corp/alliance) doesn't have any in game skills or what so ever, that is YOU as a player that counts.

Also, that will take time to get there too, cause trust is one of the most valuable assets in EVE. It's very hard to earn, and very very easy to lose.

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Bobb Bobbington
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2015-12-30 22:24:02 UTC
Since you said you might want to be a trader, I want to point out that there are multiple ways of trading. You can go all space trucker and haul something you bought for 1 mil at X to Y and sell it there for 2 mil, or you can station trade which consists of putting down a buy order for 1m, waiting for that to fill, and then immediately reselling it for 1.5 mil. Station trading is mostly risk less but lower income unless you have either no life or multiple billions in capital. I hear space trucking gives more, but takes more time and you're risking more, but I've never tried it.

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Solecist Project
#8 - 2015-12-30 23:25:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Solecist Project
Tania Zlowkerski wrote:
Hi,

As a totally noob (playing for 3 days), I dont know what career to follow and which skill point use, what I like is doing management (managing people, managing resource, logistic, etc...)
Can you advise me, and tell me what is the job I could in compliance with management/logistic ? (and maybe joining an "Educative" Corporation that can help ?)

Thanks for reading.

Then don't.

First I'd like to mention that you don't even know one thousandth of the game yet. The 3% you've mentioned you'd not reach within the first MONTHS, unless you really push it, which is useless from an entertainment perspective.


You do not have to follow a career!


Just roam around to look at the world, to see people interact at stations (try dodixie, jita, rens) or at belts, incursion sites, anomalies. See them blap people from the undock, bump them through uedama, visit eveuni or rvb, let yourself get blown up in lowsec and have them teach you what happened, find a mission runner who will show you his lvl4 or even better, scan one yourself!

Mine and build things,
buy and sell things,
hunt and kill things,
meet and greet things people,
scan and grab things, ...


You don't have to decide.
The decision will come to you, when you give it an opportunity to find you.

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Iria Ahrens
Space Perverts and Forum Pirates
#9 - 2015-12-31 22:25:50 UTC
Tania Zlowkerski wrote:


I'll follow your advice with continuing the career. However where can I find player career ?

See you.




f12 for help, then career advancement show agents. IIRC they give you a free ship at the beginning and ending of each line, or at least one in each line somewhere. This makes each worth doing because if you don't want the ship, you can sell it and the knowledge you gain is useful for deciding what to play.

I wanted to be a smuggler so that's what I am. Although I use the term loosely to include any cargo that is moved through hostile territory. Not so much as the clandestine movement of contraband goods.

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