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Low sec, High sec, New to EVE and not wanting to die ^_^

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Dyzshaow Hunter
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2013-06-18 14:57:52 UTC
So I joined EVE 2 days ago now and just now upgraded to a full account, Awesome experience but the only thing that really annoyes me is getting shot at by other players, I know its part of the experience but which sector do I stay out of to avoid this, Low or high sec ?

Any info is appreciated :)

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St Mio
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2013-06-18 15:00:38 UTC
Stop being so selfish and inconsiderate. Why aren't you considering the needs of the people who want to shoot other players?
Riot Girl
You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack
#3 - 2013-06-18 15:03:16 UTC
People can shoot you in low sec but high sec is bad for new players because it only shows you the most boring parts of the game.
Haulie Berry
#4 - 2013-06-18 15:03:17 UTC
Dyzshaow Hunter wrote:
So I joined EVE 2 days ago now and just now upgraded to a full account, Awesome experience but the only thing that really annoyes me is getting shot at by other players, I know its part of the experience but which sector do I stay out of to avoid this, Low or high sec ?

Any info is appreciated :)


If you want to lead a dull, boring internet space life that never involves the possibility of being shot at, you'll have to stay docked.

Under the right circumstances, people will shoot you, even in high sec.

You'll be better off if you HTFU and don't cordon yourself off from the most important part of the game, though.
De'Veldrin
Adversity.
Psychotic Tendencies.
#5 - 2013-06-18 15:05:33 UTC
Dyzshaow Hunter wrote:
So I joined EVE 2 days ago now and just now upgraded to a full account, Awesome experience but the only thing that really annoyes me is getting shot at by other players, I know its part of the experience but which sector do I stay out of to avoid this, Low or high sec ?

Any info is appreciated :)



You can be shot at in any sector of space, by anyone, at any time. The only thing that varies is the penalty your attacker will face from the game mechanics. The penalties are most severe in highsec (loss of their ship due to Concord, if you're not a valid target) and least severe in nullsec and wormhole space (i.e. none).

I would suggest asking a lot of questions in new player help and in your NPC corp (the corporation chat window) to help bring you up to speed on the game mechanics. Check out the New Player Forums (you're already ahead of most people playing, you actually found the forums and are using them) for commonly asked questions.

LEARN HOW CRIMEWATCH WORKS. Until you understand Crimewatch, at least in a basic level, do not turn your safety (the green button upper left of your modules and capacitor) to anything but gree. This will keep you from making mistakes that result in you exploding for no apparent reason (there are reasons, but they are too numerous to list, and all fall under the purview of the aforementioned Crimewatch).

Once you know how to make your ship fly in the direction you want without exploding, (DO THE TUTORIALS) find a group of people you like hanging with and go discover the wonders of New Eden with them.

De'Veldrin's Corollary (to Malcanis' Law): Any idea that seeks to limit the ability of a large nullsec bloc to do something in the name of allowing more small groups into sov null will inevitably make it that much harder for small groups to enter sov null.

Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#6 - 2013-06-18 15:06:26 UTC  |  Edited by: Jonah Gravenstein
You'll be safer in highsec, but by no means immune. It's safer than everywhere else, but it's not safe.

PvP is like a Martini advert, any time, any place, anywhere.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

New Player FAQ

Feyd's Survival Pack

Logan Brewster
Personal Future Confectioners
#7 - 2013-06-18 15:10:14 UTC  |  Edited by: Logan Brewster
Post it in EVE New Citizen for less full trollbloods around. General discussion in EVE is for witty forum bears & whiners.

Stay in High til you find a corp that fits your needs & can show you the ropes. Wait till you can at least fly a frig decently & can afford to replace it.

Then go to low sec, as otherwise you'll never lose the fear of being shot at & miss out on the adrenaline rush.
C DeLeon
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#8 - 2013-06-18 15:12:01 UTC
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#9 - 2013-06-18 15:13:05 UTC
Dyzshaow Hunter wrote:
So I joined EVE 2 days ago now and just now upgraded to a full account, Awesome experience but the only thing that really annoyes me is getting shot at by other players, I know its part of the experience but which sector do I stay out of to avoid this, Low or high sec ?

Any info is appreciated :)



It's all a part of growing up....and being British ! Lol

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

Berluth Luthian
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#10 - 2013-06-18 15:13:52 UTC
Figure out how to learn from your mistakes in the cheapest way possible. If you are always avoiding them you won't get much from the game.
Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#11 - 2013-06-18 15:17:06 UTC
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
You'll be safer in highsec, but by no means immune. It's safer than everywhere else, but it's not safe.

And you'll be safer in EVE New Citizens Q&A, but by no means immune. It's safer than GD, but it's not safe.
Helios Aquiness
Perkone
Caldari State
#12 - 2013-06-18 15:20:53 UTC
Allow me to break it down for you.

You are always flagged for pvp, however:
In high sec, (1.0-0.5 systems) if another player shoots you, the NPC entity CONCORD will fly in and instantly kill them. However some people will still attack if their target is worth more than the ship they know they are going to lose, this is called "suicide ganking"

In low sec (0.4-0.1 systems) if another player shoots you, they mearly lose security standing, if security standing drops too low they can no longer enter high sec. Additionally if you are at a gate and are attacked, the gate guns will attack the offender, they will not destroy them instantly like CONCORD though.

In null sec (0.1> systems) anything goes, there is no penalty for attacking another player.

So while your safest in high sec, you are never truly immune from pvp.
Carebear? Im a brony, motherf***er.
Dyzshaow Hunter
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#13 - 2013-06-18 15:23:57 UTC
Thanks for the replys all :)

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Samillian
Angry Mustellid
Lost Obsession
#14 - 2013-06-18 15:46:58 UTC
If aren't prepared to be shot at don't undock.

Not the best option just the only one.

NBSI shall be the whole of the Law

Lilliana Stelles
#15 - 2013-06-18 15:49:13 UTC
You will die.

Get over it.

Not a forum alt. 

Lfod Shi
Lfod's Ratting and Salvage
#16 - 2013-06-18 16:24:48 UTC
Hi sec increases your chances of not getting shot at, but there are no guarantees. Get ready to lose many ships. I find it helps to have a backup ship fitted and ready just in case.

I've lost many. They all hurt, but still I fly... cause it's fun! Wheeeee! whooosh woooosh boom boom!

♪ They'll always be bloodclaws to me ♫

Dyzshaow Hunter
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2013-06-18 16:27:55 UTC
Never realised EVE players were so bitter and nasty, Explains some of the people I know outside of the Game then ^_^

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Gallowmere Rorschach
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#18 - 2013-06-18 16:29:32 UTC
Dyzshaow Hunter wrote:
Never realised EVE players were so bitter and nasty, Explains some of the people I know outside of the Game then ^_^

Yeap, you're definitely new here. Welcome to the machine. In a few years, you too will have grown to hate everything.
Kijo Rikki
Killboard Padding Services
#19 - 2013-06-18 16:31:15 UTC
Not wanting to die in EvE Online is not a good attitude. You are immortal, ships are only money and dying is part of the EvE experience, it is it's very essence of the game. You cannot fully enjoy the game until you accept and even embrace death.

Not wanting to die in EvE Online is like not wanting to tear the pants of of an attractive person who screams "Take me!" in drunken exuberance.

You make a valid point, good Sir or Madam. 

Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#20 - 2013-06-18 16:33:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Tippia
Dyzshaow Hunter wrote:
Awesome experience but the only thing that really annoyes me is getting shot at by other players, I know its part of the experience but which sector do I stay out of to avoid this
Best tip: go into low and die. A lot. So much and so often that it no longer annoys you. Do it early, when dying doesn't cost you anything.


You will be enlightened and your stay will be much more pleasant.
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