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

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Val'Dore
PlanetCorp InterStellar
#21 - 2014-07-30 01:23:54 UTC
There is only one correct answer: PLEX

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Frederick Oclania
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#22 - 2014-07-30 01:49:23 UTC
Some very very good kind-hearted people have donated me enough ISK, I did not expected this will happen, this is a good example of human love.little coins can do a lot ! I will focus on frigate skills training and the skills you need them to fly a cruiser.

In EVE, the ships drive you.

Pepper Swift
Perkone
Caldari State
#23 - 2014-07-30 03:09:01 UTC
Hi Frederick.

Something to help you with your skill plan.. as a newbie it takes a little bit to get your bearings..(one newbie to another)

http://blog.beyondreality.se/Newbie-skill-plan-2

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Ocih
Space Mermaids
Somethin Awfull Forums
#24 - 2014-07-30 04:04:49 UTC
You are Gallente. So you are looking at either a Thorax, a Vexor or a Celestis.

The Celestis being the most unlikely as it is an E-War platform and will be the most expensive for you to fit effectively as a new player. Muon Damps are more expensive than T2 and knowing how to use them with scripts will require experience you can't buy for ISK. Knowing how to fit a Celestis beyond the Dampener e-war is also experience.

Vexor is a drone boat and a good one. Without Drone 5 to allow for full wings of Drones it is weak in damage and needs to be tanked to address that in PvE and needs to run away in PvP usually leaving the drones behind, adding a cost.

Thorax is a face melting beast but you don't have the luxury of escape if you find you aren't up to the task at hand. It can serve as a Rails platform but wasn't meant for that and like the Vexor will be weak.

Now that we have that out of the way, my question is, what Cruiser would you like to lose?

Once you have decided and done so, take a look at the Maulus. It's a lighter, cheaper and faster version of the Celestis. Take a look at the Tristan. It's a Lighter, cheaper, faster version of the Vexor and then take a look at the Incursus. It's a lighter, cheaper and faster version of the Thorax. They all do the same jobs accordingly and will allow you to train at a 10% loss ratio to their cruiser variant. In addition, you will find they fit your new player skills better because you are granted basic small gun and frigat skill levels you won't have in Medium and cruiser.

If this all seemed long winded and more than you bargained for? You will be run through like many other new people in EVE. We hope you enjoy your stay, no matter how brief it is.
Tennej
LoTax POCO Company of HiSEC
#25 - 2014-07-30 04:16:43 UTC
Xercodo wrote:
Do the soe epic arc, starting in arnon, that'll make you a bit of money by the end of it.



This

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Digital Messiah
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#26 - 2014-07-30 04:33:24 UTC
Join one of the thousands of socialist mining corps and go on their ops in a barely fitted venture. Proceed to make enough isk by just sitting in a field contributing nearly nothing. While other pilots who have spent months to years improving their skills blindly fill your wallet with their hard work and investment. But seriously usually they give out millions or free ships like retrievers etc which is more than enough to afford a cruiser. And you should actually pay them back for their help and assistance as you climb the ladder. Your choice on the endless radial menu that is eve. The darkest option is to join a pvp corp and war them after they help you. And the lightest option is to help them build up and succeed as a corp along with your character.

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Ton'Ka Katsu
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#27 - 2014-07-30 05:42:06 UTC
The fastest way to make isk is what it has been for years now. BUY plex
ISD Dorrim Barstorlode
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#28 - 2014-07-30 06:06:56 UTC
Removed an off topic post.

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J'Poll
Perkone
Caldari State
#29 - 2014-07-30 07:21:15 UTC  |  Edited by: J'Poll
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:

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.


Wrong Jonah.

TRIAL accounts are restricted to posting in the NCQA.

A new player that straight away pays for the sub can use all forum parts.


New player =/= Trial member

EDIT:

2 day character, want to fly cruisers

I can see this ending very bad (either with a failfitted cruiser - which is a shame for the cruiser or in a nice lossmail because of it).

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#30 - 2014-07-30 07:24:59 UTC
Frederick Oclania wrote:



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


Cool story, bro!

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School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#31 - 2014-07-30 07:55:12 UTC
Tennej wrote:
Xercodo wrote:
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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Yup. The arc is pretty much designed to guide you into a cruiser. You get a free cruiser skill book iirc and enough money to buy one before the final mission so you can take on the endboss.
Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#32 - 2014-07-30 08:11:07 UTC
Frederick Oclania wrote:
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.




OK so you like cruisers but, being a noob, you should know that ship size is not everything. It's not the size really, it's what you do with it.

(Same idea works with women I'm told)


What you need to know early on, to avoid mistakes, is to know what your speed is, literally. Why cruisers? Are battle cruisers too slow for you? Maybe you'll like them instead. How about battleships? Or maybe a cruiser is a stepping stone for you on towards a bigger ship?

You like speed? How about frigates that can almost do cruiser damage - you can train up frigates instead and fly advanced frigates like assault frigates or stealth bombers. If you like speed and that fighter jet feel, you should not bother with cruisers.

Maybe you want to run missions and bring in ISK and loyalty points. As a new player you can be doing that in a few weeks, but then you would be best in a battleship with the optimal fitting and skills for that.


So, get connected with your play style, find the ship you like that fits it in fitting and attribute, then establish that as your target.

Then when you see the Show info option on your chosen ship based on your style and needs, look at the Mastery tabs. THOSE are the skills you will train. Having a goal for a play style and what you intend to use a chosen ship for lets you put a laser focus on the skills you need to train, and when you do that, you will be just as effective as a bittervet like myself, maybe even more so.


As others have stated the epic arc and the tutorial missions will provide you with ISK and some ships to get your beak wet in. I too highly recommend them. The worst mistake you can make is to dally around with your skills and your ship options. Your account has three slots, so don't go thinking you will be missing out if you don't "try everything" on one character (you can't, and you will waste a lot of time, maybe months)




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Anthar Thebess
#33 - 2014-07-30 09:17:34 UTC
Type EVE COSMOS in google.
Go to caldari COSMOS in higsec.
Using frigate kill rats on belts in those systems.
If you are lucky <1 day you could have enough Tags to buy a battleship.
Winthorp
#34 - 2014-07-30 09:50:19 UTC
Personally i would have started this scam with your struggle to save for a Battleship.
Bette Noir
Doomheim
#35 - 2014-07-30 10:06:30 UTC
I am surprised people fell for this.
Mara Rinn
Cosmic Goo Convertor
#36 - 2014-07-30 12:27:26 UTC
Check the Making ISK guide for more ways to make ISK :)

Cidanel Afuran
Grant Village
#37 - 2014-07-30 14:26:09 UTC
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
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.



^^ This.

I am not brand new, but still under 3M skillpoints. I jumped into a corp and started doing nothing but setting up tacticals and scouting out for corp/alliance mates doing hauling. Just scouting/setting up corp. bookmarks gave me over 100M isk in donations in my first week alone.

I have a cloaked t1 frigate that i am using while i train into better ships, and regularly get 25-100M ISK thank you donations simply for running errands for more experienced people who have better things to do with their time. By far the easiest way to make ISK as a new player.
Azda Ja
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#38 - 2014-07-30 17:12:06 UTC
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
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.


I can confirm the newbie love. I finished the tutorials, went to low sec, got steamrolled, got a 5 mil donation. Did it again a few times, and got a 50 mil donation. People here like newbies trying to poke them with Tech 1 frigates. It's science, I think.

Grrr.

Xavier Azabu
Half Empty
#39 - 2014-07-30 17:39:54 UTC
Frederick Oclania wrote:
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.


People have suggested PLEX. Great for the impatient who have IRL money to spend. Keep in mind that you do need a certain amount of isk to sell PLEX depending on the sell price and the way that you sell it.

I also suggest learning to purchase items in places where the pricing is competitive.

Some corporations give out ships for free. See if you can join one. A T1 cruiser hull is cheap.

If you're clever and evasive enough - go to the site of a recent battle and salvage the wrecks. You can also offer to salvage wrecks from sites completed by someone else. Often people will let you do it out of courtesy.
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#40 - 2014-07-30 18:19:08 UTC  |  Edited by: Jonah Gravenstein
J'Poll wrote:
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:

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.


Wrong Jonah.

TRIAL accounts are restricted to posting in the NCQA.

A new player that straight away pays for the sub can use all forum parts.


New player =/= Trial member

EDIT:

2 day character, want to fly cruisers

I can see this ending very bad (either with a failfitted cruiser - which is a shame for the cruiser or in a nice lossmail because of it).
I stand corrected Oops. Edited the original post to reflect it.

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