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What are the best pve/pvp paths for solo account?

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Miller Nash
Doomheim
#1 - 2013-06-30 22:42:54 UTC
The more I read about EVE the more I realize a lot of the game is designed around having an alt or two. While I am not one to complain about this and I have no problem with players having all the alt accounts they want, I do want to know more about which career paths are more amenable to players who don't want to have more accounts.

Thanks.
Katie Frost
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2013-06-30 23:18:33 UTC
Any.

There is nothing in this game requiring you to have more than one account.

You can accomplish all tasks through cooperation with other players.

If you want to play alone, all the time... you will find your Eve experience very difficult, even with numerous alts.
Oraac Ensor
#3 - 2013-06-30 23:43:17 UTC
The last sentence in the above post should more correctly read: "If you want to play alone, all the time... you will may find your Eve experience very difficult, even with numerous alts."
NightCrawler 85
Phoibe Enterprises
#4 - 2013-06-30 23:55:55 UTC
While alts can make certain things easier (like if you mine you can have an Orca alt as an example), and you can specialize a bit easier (one account can train for all the PVP stuff, the other can train for industry) there is nothing that prevents you from never creating an alt.

However, it can be handy to have low skilled characters on your account for things like market checks, out of corp hauler in case of war dec and so on. You might loose a couple of weeks of training on your main character, but after a while 2 weeks (or 2 months) really wont seem that long Smile
Radius Prime
Tax Evading Ass.
#5 - 2013-07-01 02:23:07 UTC
You do not need an alt at all until you make the jump to capital sized ships. Even then you could have a friend help you but you are gonna want one because it quickly gets boring always having to wait and risk your cap waiting for that syno to light so you can jump. The choice to fly capitals is entirely up to you though and you make it when you feel ready or really want to, you can train subcapital ships happily for over 10 years and not run out of skills to train or new ships to fly.

All options are open for you, you can do all professions on your one main toon and I know many who do. Thing you have to accept in that case is that your toon will be "jack of all trades, master of none" which is the main reason why people often get alts... to specialize.

Fly Hard o/

Reopen the EVE gate so we can invade Serenity. Goons can go first.

ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
#6 - 2013-07-01 02:25:39 UTC  |  Edited by: ShahFluffers
Seconding what Katie Frost and Oraac Ensor said. It's very possible to play with only one account. You just need to be a bit more clever, have some basic social skills, and be a bit more patient.

I personally only have one account. I play in Faction Warfare and it makes good money for me (if I play smart and manage my assets).
The only difficulties I had was getting friendly with a good group of people and in shipping ships and equipment down into low-sec (because I'm a terrible person and shoot people I'm not supposed to shoot Twisted)

The first issue was worked through by joining a random corp, helping the "management," learning from them (some of which I did not necessarily got along with), keeping my cool, and getting referrals.

The second problem was easily fixed by creating a basic hauler alt on my second character slot (NOTE: this does require you to pause your main character's training for a small bit... but it pays off in the long run). Alternatively, I have my friends do it for me and I pay them a small fee.
Tumahub
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2013-07-01 03:05:42 UTC
I don't know of any PVE activity, outside of high-class wormholes, that would give a solo player trouble. Granted some of them will require an expensive ship and good skills, but it can be done and I have done most of it except wormholes because I require the warm security blanket of local chat. Oops

When it comes to PVP, as mentioned, get some friends or bumble around lowsec looking for fights by yourself. You will die a lot either way.

On the finer points of solo-account and on-account alts, I say forget the hauling alt. Red Frog moves things around highsec for cheap. Black Frog can get things to low and npc null for not-as-cheap, but still a reasonable rate. Corpmates can fill the gaps or take small loads you don't want to contract elsewhere.

The alt that you want is a trade alt. All he will do is take contracts of your loot, sell them, and buy things to be shipped back to your main. This frees you of any concern about sec status or faction standing which are the biggest hurdles to jump when attempting to play with one account.
Fret Thiesant
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2013-07-01 04:17:18 UTC
I play without an alt, no worries they aren't needed.
Lost Greybeard
Drunken Yordles
#9 - 2013-07-01 04:49:06 UTC
No part of the game is designed around having an alt. It's an MMO, it's based around working with (and against) other people to accomplish things that you can't on your own, whether you do that as an impromptu PvP gang or a thousand-member industrial corporation, or a solo pirate preying on the other two.

Having an alt is a third-rate substitute for having a friend or two, no one actually needs one for anything, and no set of alts will ever be as good as even half as many players running a single character each.
Archdaimon
Merchants of the Golden Goose
#10 - 2013-07-01 13:57:46 UTC
The more you are involved in WH space, cloaking pilgrimming, siting, the more common alts are;
Anywhere in hi and low, you should get by and grow,
with just one alt,
no problems.

Wormholes have the best accoustics. It's known. - Sing it for me -

Miller Nash
Doomheim
#11 - 2013-07-01 17:44:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Miller Nash
Lost Greybeard wrote:
No part of the game is designed around having an alt.


Are you one of those people who tells elementary school children they can all be astronauts?

Eve the evewiki pages mention using alts for X, Y, and Z. So to parade into this thread and loudly pronounce that the world is my oyster is just farcically stupid, pompous, and unhelpful.

Thanks to the other posters who actually had something of merit to contribute.
Gizznitt Malikite
Agony Unleashed
Agony Empire
#12 - 2013-07-01 18:18:30 UTC
Miller Nash wrote:
Lost Greybeard wrote:
No part of the game is designed around having an alt.


Are you one of those people who tells elementary school children they can all be astronauts?

Eve the evewiki pages mention using alts for X, Y, and Z. So to parade into this thread and loudly pronounce that the world is my oyster is just farcically stupid, pompous, and unhelpful.

Thanks to the other posters who actually had something of merit to contribute.


Alts are not "required" to play and enjoy this game:

You don't need an alt to do PvE.... EVER..

Level 1-4, Class 1-3 WH's, and up to mid-range exploration sites are easily accomplished solo.
Level 5 Missions, Class 4-6 WH's, and incursions are group content, which should be run with other people, not Alts.

Solo PvP obviously doesn't "need alts". If you are one of those morons that thinks OGB alt's are necessary for "solo" pvp, go pod your non-upgraded clone!!!

Small gang, Medium Gang, and Large Gang PvP is also group content, which should be run with other people, rather than alts!

Capital ships are designed to need a gang-mate to light a cyno so you can travel. This is where there is a NEED for a second player, but it doesn't have to be an alt.... Things like cyno beacons really help enable you to move about solo (lol blind jumping capitals). Capital ships are rarely ever deployed "solo", other than juicy PvE carriers, so this shouldn't be a big deal!

Frankly, you don't NEED alts to enjoy this game.

Now, you should have friends/corp mates if you ever want to do most PvP, and higher level PvE content.




Verunae Caseti
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2013-07-01 18:32:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Verunae Caseti
Miller Nash wrote:
So to parade into this thread and loudly pronounce that the world is my oyster is just farcically stupid, pompous, and unhelpful.


Nothing says classy like acting like a complete prat toward people in a thread you opened for help and advice.

Just because something is possible or even advised doesn't mean the game was designed around it.

Greybeard is right and even if you disagree next time try just saying "I disagree." Try it on for size, I bet it fits.