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Totally new player, trying to get the most out of EVE

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J'Poll
MUSE LLP
RAZOR Alliance
#21 - 2016-01-31 02:18:06 UTC
Wow NC85 is back.

It has been a while since I saw a post by you, how are you doing?

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Joran Dorn
Doomheim
#22 - 2016-02-02 22:35:01 UTC
Droidster wrote:
Two suggestions:

(1) From a training perspective make a definite plan. There are four different races, each with a different ship tree. You need to decide which race to train. It is much better to be level V in one race's ships than level III in four different race's ships. Also, you need to decide on weapon type: lasers, hybrids, guns, drones or missiles. Your race choice affects your weapons choice. Don't spread it around: focus on one race, one weapon type.

(2) Be creative. Try to invent new things to do, don't just follow the standard patterns. Find your own niche.


My suggestion would be the complete opposite:

(1): As a new player making a definite training plan doesn´t make any sense since it's almost impossible to know what one want to do before actually trying it. I would advice to stick to Engineering, Navigation, Gunnery and possibly Drone skills while trying out the different 'careers' EVE have to offer.

Since each Faction have very different ships that require different tactics it makes sense to diversify while trying them out. Even if one starts as say a Gallente one can still do career missions for the other factions to get to try out their ships. All that's needed is to buy a few cheap skill books (about 100.000 ISK in total) and dedicate about 1-2 days of training in order to have all factions weapon systems and frigate/destroyers trained to L3.

I agree on (2) though, part of the fun is to create your own 'builds' both when it comes to skills and ship fittings.
Meditril
Minmatar Secret Service
Ushra'Khan
#23 - 2016-02-07 13:53:57 UTC
If you come to the point where you understand EVE basics and start feeling a need for some action, then Faction Warfare is the thing to go for. Benefits are: You can get a lot of action and fun, while still being able to fund your losses with just a few hours EVE per week. No need for buying PLEX. Just join a proper FW corp for the start to learn the ropes.
Ace Lapointe
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#24 - 2016-02-08 00:49:03 UTC
Don't know if it has been said yet, but welcome to EVE mate, I recommend you download "The ISK Guide" and start reading, and save EVE Uni's Wiki and both this forum, and EVE Uni's form to your browser, they helped me learn everything I know, also, try a little of everything, try Missioning, try Mining, try Industry, PI, PvP, myself I love both PvE and PvP stuff, if you want to learn PvP in a fun enviroment, come say hello to the guys in Spectre Fleet (The in-game channel is spelt the same, capital S and F too), we are a community, not a Corp, so you can experiance some PvP in Null and Low Sec, before you go and join a dedicated PvP Corp to see how you like it, anyways, I will stop my rant, if you need anything give me a convo or in-game mail and I will get back to you ASAP, either way, good luck mate, fly safe!
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