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Fastest way for a beginner to make enough money for a cruiser?

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Frederick Oclania
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2014-07-29 22:17:27 UTC
I am new to the game and have paid the monthly fee yestoday ,the game is awesome and I am so happy, but a cruiser is too expensive for me, i need to make enough moeny to buy myself a nice ship.

Any suggestions, thank you so much.

In EVE, the ships drive you.

Xercodo
Cruor Angelicus
#2 - 2014-07-29 22:18:34 UTC
Do the soe epic arc, starting in arnon, that'll make you a bit of money by the end of it.

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Wu Jiaqiu
#3 - 2014-07-29 22:20:12 UTC
Get ready to receive ISK and cruisers from dozens of people here. Welcome to EVE.

Kaarous Aldurald
Black Hydra Consortium.
#4 - 2014-07-29 22:21:19 UTC
The tutorials, the military ones specifically, will give you a free Destroyer class ship of your faction when they are completed.

You can use that to do missions and earn enough cash for a cruiser, but I also suggest that before you fly one, you spend a bit of time training up the cruiser and medium weapons skills above one or two. That way you aren't flying the ship with bad skills and get blown up after you just get it.

There is also a maxim in EVE that works pretty well. "don't fly what you can't afford to lose". This means that you shouldn't seriously use anything that you can't replace easily. So make sure you have a good nest egg built up before you move up a ship class.

Destroyers can work outside of that though, as they are almost as cheap as frigates, they just use more guns is all. Both are effective at doing low level missions.

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Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#5 - 2014-07-29 22:23:39 UTC
The fastest way: Buy a PLEX >> sell for ISK.

The cheapest way: Run some missions after completing the military tutorials (free books and ships) >> Salvage ALL the things and sell for more ISK.

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Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#6 - 2014-07-29 22:30:46 UTC
If you haven't already done so, do all of the tutorials, you end up with a nice little nest egg and several ships. After that do the Sisters of Eve epic arc, it's worth quite a bit of Isk and combined with the nest egg from the tutorials should be enough to purchase a cruiser. The penultimate mission (Dagan) in the SoE arc can be tricky, if you struggle with it, call for help in local. You'll see people turn up in anything from a destroyer to a marauder to help you out, because they remember how much of a nightmare it can be to complete as a newbie.

Always remember rule #1: Never undock in anything that you're not comfortable with losing.

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Tom Gerard
Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
#7 - 2014-07-29 22:32:33 UTC
I find begging to be the fastest way, I suggest making a post on the forums stating you need ISK for a cruiser.

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Mistah Ewedynao
Ice Axe Psycho Killers
#8 - 2014-07-29 22:33:55 UTC
Get all your frigate skills trained up to T2 level and you can run all your missions up to and including Level 3's in those ships.

Get em all trained up to T2 level, and I'll give you the cruiser of your choice, all the skill books to get T2 weapons for it and a nice chunk of isk.

I ran the SOE Arc in a T1 frigate just to see if it could be done. Yep, It can.

Seriously, save this post and eve-mail and it's a done deal.

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Frederick Oclania
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2014-07-29 22:34:28 UTC
Wu Jiaqiu wrote:
Get ready to receive ISK and cruisers from dozens of people here. Welcome to EVE.




sry ,did't get what you mean? some charitable organization?

In EVE, the ships drive you.

IIshira
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#10 - 2014-07-29 22:36:34 UTC
Tom Gerard wrote:
I find begging to be the fastest way, I suggest making a post on the forums stating you need ISK for a cruiser.

This^

Making a forum post would be an excellent idea. Begging is quite effective at gathering ISK. There are some other ones that work too but many require an initial investment. This may or may not work for you.

http://wiki.eveuniversity.org/Scams_in_Eve#Begging
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#11 - 2014-07-29 22:45:52 UTC  |  Edited by: Jonah Gravenstein
Frederick Oclania wrote:
Wu Jiaqiu wrote:
Get ready to receive ISK and cruisers from dozens of people here. Welcome to EVE.




sry ,did't get what you mean? some charitable organization?
Nah, we love newbies. Especially those newbies who show a good attitude and ask pertinent questions, they tend to get showered in Isk and ships.

Edit, although the fact that you're posting in GD kind of gives away that you're not as new as your character is, new accounts are restricted to posting in NCQA. thanks J'Poll for pointing out my mistake with reference to this. Oops

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Frederick Oclania
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2014-07-29 22:51:38 UTC
Tom Gerard wrote:
I find begging to be the fastest way, I suggest making a post on the forums stating you need ISK for a cruiser.



What a cool idea, when i was in high school, begging for juise was daily quest !

In EVE, the ships drive you.

Dread Elvis
Nanna Sandwich Trading
#13 - 2014-07-29 23:09:22 UTC
So one of the biggest mistakes is to rush to a bigger ship before the have all the skills to really fly it. I agree with a previous suggestion to train up your frigate skills. I'd also add spending some time in a destroyer as well.

Get to the point where you are comfortable with losing a ship or two. Early on that is a lot easier in a cheap ship.
Frederick Oclania
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2014-07-29 23:36:11 UTC
Dread Elvis wrote:
So one of the biggest mistakes is to rush to a bigger ship before the have all the skills to really fly it. I agree with a previous suggestion to train up your frigate skills. I'd also add spending some time in a destroyer as well.

Get to the point where you are comfortable with losing a ship or two. Early on that is a lot easier in a cheap ship.



HI

Thank you ,will do.

In EVE, the ships drive you.

Hasikan Miallok
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#15 - 2014-07-29 23:53:24 UTC
If your short of cash try and get one with a market buy order at a local trade hub rather than just buying the cheapest sell in your local area.

Check EVE wide pricing here https://eve-central.com/


Note: buying a BPC from contracts and making your own is fun but do not expect to save money doing it as a new player.
Hicksimus
Torgue
#16 - 2014-07-30 00:00:32 UTC
Ask CCP Seagull. She's all about getting noobs into cruisers faster.

Recruitment Officer: What type of a pilot are you? Me: I've been described as a Ray Charles with Parkinsons and a drinking problem.

KrakizBad
Section 8.
#17 - 2014-07-30 01:10:46 UTC
Unsuccessful At Everything wrote:
The fastest way: Buy a PLEX >> sell for ISK.

The cheapest way: Run some missions after completing the military tutorials (free books and ships) >> Salvage ALL the things and sell for more ISK.


The best way:

Go to Jita and offer to double people's ISK if they send you some.
Hadrian Blackstone
Yamato Holdings
#18 - 2014-07-30 01:12:39 UTC
You could have enough money earned in a day (maybe two) as a complete noob in order to buy a cruiser.

And if you do that, pro tip: don't buy a cruiser. Because while you may be able to fly it, you wouldn't be able to pilot it.
Scipio Artelius
The Vendunari
End of Life
#19 - 2014-07-30 01:13:07 UTC
KrakizBad wrote:
The best way:

Go to Jita and offer to double people's ISK if they send you some.

You need ISK before you can not double people's ISK.

Not doubling from the start doesn't work. You need to hook them.

If he can't buy even a Cruiser, he can't become a successful ISK Doubler, even for a short period.
Magnus Orly
Crucial Contribution
#20 - 2014-07-30 01:21:32 UTC
Mining isn't bad....only a bit dangerous....but you can prevent that by Learning some basics Smile

Our corporation is recruiting! We live in Caldari high-sec and do mining, missions and trading.

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