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EVE New Citizens Q&A

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So.... What's new in the past 7-8 years?

Chaos Controller
Row Row Fight the Power
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#1 - 2017-01-17 17:54:08 UTC
My daughter has finally gotten old enough that I consider to teach her some mining, so I have re-activated my account, I was active from 2004-2008, but this is the first time in 8 or so year I have played Eve, so just wanted to ask what is new? :D

I feel like a total noob flying around in high security space, but things are coming back to me slowly, I already recognize a lot of ships and systems, so that is good I guess.

I have about 55m skill points, so still a half-decent character I guess, and I have about 2.5 million unused points (I guess those comes from skills that have been removed while I was away?) What would be the important new skills to get up and running? Those points would give me a good head start on some of those I guess.
Southern Cross Monopoly
Flying Dangerous
#2 - 2017-01-17 18:01:09 UTC
Um, for all intents and purposes.. it is a brand new game from your standpoint. Too many changes for anyone to list.

My best advice would be to join a player corp and have them help you through. Maybe even start another character just so you can go through the new tutorial (which is pretty good from what I hear).

He's not just famous, he's "IN" famous. - Ned Nederlander

#3 - 2017-01-17 18:10:17 UTC

So much has changed since I started in 2008 you might as well treat it as a new game as Orakkus said above.

It's such a frequently asked question that would require a lengthy answer that CCP have a special section of the site :
Sonya Corvinus
Grant Village
#4 - 2017-01-17 21:29:13 UTC
The new player experience has really been revamped. I'd start a new account (it's free to play, however with major restrictions, but it gives you enough to learn the game). Do the tutorials on the new account, then hit F12 and do the career agents, then do the sister's of EVE epic arc. Once you finish those, you will know enough to jump back over to your main.
Lulu Lunette
Savage Moon Society
#5 - 2017-01-18 14:29:04 UTC
Welcome back! Smile


Kazual Jayde
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2017-01-18 16:39:54 UTC
So you raised a kid just to have an active mining alt?

Dang, I've heard of playing the long game, but that's taking it too far.

Lena Crews
Cynosural Edge
#7 - 2017-01-18 16:42:01 UTC
Kazual Jayde wrote:
So you raised a kid just to have an active mining alt?

Dang, I've heard of playing the long game, but that's taking it too far.


Yeah... I mean it would be one thing for a dedicated tackler or e-war pilot... but mining? Definitely not worth the effort.