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

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000Hunter000
Missiles 'R' Us
#41 - 2014-07-30 18:44:14 UTC  |  Edited by: 000Hunter000
Wu Jiaqiu wrote:
Get ready to receive ISK and cruisers from dozens of people here. Welcome to EVE.



I lolled! And op? did u receive cruisers and iskies?

EDIT: What exactly are u planning to do with that cruiser? Do u have a particular cruiser in mind?

My advice, do it all, do some missions, do some mining and find out what u like most. actually, since u paid for ur sub, go join a corp, they might just give u a cruiser and advice.
Frederick Oclania
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#42 - 2014-07-30 22:07:20 UTC
Hello, I am getting a cruiser tonight , i am planning to get a drone cruiser, according to my researches on Google, people fly with Gallente always use drones~am i in the right truck?

In EVE, the ships drive you.

Val'Dore
PlanetCorp InterStellar
#43 - 2014-07-30 23:36:22 UTC
Frederick Oclania wrote:
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.



Phishing for donations works, but PLEX was still the correct answer to your question.

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Sabriz Adoudel
Move along there is nothing here
#44 - 2014-07-30 23:46:25 UTC
My advice:

Train Contracting 1.

Look at the contract system. You want to buy a rubbish item named 'Elite Drone AI'. Pay no more than 1m ISK for it. These items are almost totally useless, and mission runners get them in large quantities.

Go to a system where lots of people run missions, and take the AI with you. Osmon works, as does Apanake.

Now, post a 'Want to Sell' contract for the Elite Drone AI at 200m ISK. This will cost a small deposit (about 1m ISK IIRC). Drag the contract into local chat and a link will appear saying Item Exchange (Elite Drone AI).

Using your keyboard, navigate inside that text and change it to "Want to Buy: Elite Drone AI 200 Million ISK". Then type 'need this for a storyline mission, ganker stole mine, help please'.

It doesn't work often, but you will succeed in finding someone who is both greedy enough to want to sell you a bad item for 200m ISK, and careless enough not to read the contract properly. After that, you get 200m ISK and they get a piece of garbage. Congratulations - you've stolen yourself 8 fitted cruisers.

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Pepper Swift
Perkone
Caldari State
#45 - 2014-07-30 23:58:41 UTC
Frederick Oclania wrote:
Hello, I am getting a cruiser tonight , i am planning to get a drone cruiser, according to my researches on Google, people fly with Gallente always use drones~am i in the right truck?



Not always.. but in general gallente does have lots of ships with drone bonuses..

Just make sure your skill is up to par before trying to take risks.. ie try and get a few lvls of cruiser instead of jumping into one at lvl 1

Id go to isis aand check the gallente cruiser line.. pick which ship you like best and check on the mastery tab.. those skills are important for you to learn..

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Crazey Monkey
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#46 - 2014-07-31 00:25:48 UTC
Bounty hunting is a good way to make ISK
Sven Viko VIkolander
Allemannsrett
#47 - 2014-07-31 00:37:00 UTC
Short of asking other players or buying PLEX, I would start by checking out the Retribution trailer. I hear that revenge is just the beginning...or the end, forgot which.
Inir Ishtori
Perkone
Caldari State
#48 - 2014-07-31 01:05:12 UTC  |  Edited by: Inir Ishtori
Frederick Oclania wrote:
Hello, I am getting a cruiser tonight , i am planning to get a drone cruiser, according to my researches on Google, people fly with Gallente always use drones~am i in the right truck?


Vexor is pretty good for a starting character and in my opinion way better for level 2 missions than the Thorax. Drone skills are quite usefull in general for pretty much all ships in EvE.
Emma Muutaras
State War Academy
Caldari State
#49 - 2014-07-31 01:10:47 UTC
Crazey Monkey wrote:
Bounty hunting is a good way to make ISK


nah magical gods called gm's and devs steal it all if you make to much and stick you in suspended animation for 3 weeks while they spend it all
Miomeifeng Alduin
Lithonauts Inc.
#50 - 2014-07-31 02:13:51 UTC
Kaarous Aldurald wrote:
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.


This is one of the better advices here. Dont try to rush it but make sure your supporting skills are up to the task (your tanking skills, gunnery/missile skills with the extra tracking skills and damage etc, fitting skills so you can fit your ship decently)
Frederick Oclania
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#51 - 2014-07-31 03:18:43 UTC
Miomeifeng Alduin wrote:
Kaarous Aldurald wrote:
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.


This is one of the better advices here. Dont try to rush it but make sure your supporting skills are up to the task (your tanking skills, gunnery/missile skills with the extra tracking skills and damage etc, fitting skills so you can fit your ship decently)



Hi what if i focus on drones skills?Thank you.

In EVE, the ships drive you.

Jamwara DelCalicoe Ashley
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#52 - 2014-07-31 03:34:18 UTC
Bette Noir wrote:
I am surprised people fell for this.


You get the award for oldest female toon ever. Big smile Kinda refreshing actually, keep that **** up.
Nexus Day
Lustrevik Trade and Travel Bureau
#53 - 2014-07-31 03:54:39 UTC
How about take it slow and build up skills to support flying a cruiser. A quick way to lose a ship is to fly it as soon as you buy it.

Unless you just plan on spinning it. Then run a scam.
Dinsdale Pirannha
Pirannha Corp
#54 - 2014-07-31 04:41:56 UTC
Can't be bothered to read 3 pages (yeah, selfish).
If you have not been forwarded the funds via some forum poster (fastest way), joining a null sec cartel will guarantee you will have enough for ten T1 cruisers within hours.
Tauranon
Weeesearch
CAStabouts
#55 - 2014-07-31 05:20:46 UTC
Dinsdale Pirannha wrote:
Can't be bothered to read 3 pages (yeah, selfish).
If you have not been forwarded the funds via some forum poster (fastest way), joining a null sec cartel will guarantee you will have enough for ten T1 cruisers within hours.


The fastest way I did this with an alt was run tutorials till it gave me an incursus, then go to static serp ded 1, get c-types, sell and buy comet for alt. nowadays, I would run tutorials till I had probe launcher, imicus and fit and then scan 1.0 to 0.8 systems for ded 1, ded 2 and hideouts, get overseer loots, sell and buy fun ship. It takes longer than it used to, but that is also reflected in raised prices for the items, ie income is still probably 10x newbie mission running, and still better than l3s in a drake.



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erg cz
Galloglas
Warped Intentions
#56 - 2014-07-31 07:18:59 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.


Salvage market was decimated by last few patches. And salvage L1 mission wrecks with T1 salvager and newbee skills is nothing more, then a waist of time IMHO. Salvage is valid option if you get to L3 or L4 security mission wrecks.

OP, executing ALL tutorial missions would give you over 10 milions ISK if you sell everything except one or two ships. I suggest you keep catalyst and venture. Ran L1 security missions for Chemal Tech in Doussivitte or (since you already got a cruiser) train some social skills and go straight to Unel - there you can ran L2 security missions. Loot and loyalty points will give you most income untill you get all necessary skills and decide what to do in Eve. PvP will not be cheap even if you start it right (I mean - join some FW corp). You will need stady income and security missions can be a good one. You need almost same skills as for PvP and it is not that boring as mining or trade. When you find time - train Planetary Interaction. It is a good passive income, together with R&D datacores farming it can give you possibility to lose cheap frigates more often ;) But to get this passive income you need to invest time to learn skills, that you will never use in PvP.
Kelaian Stareine
The Grey Eagles
#57 - 2014-07-31 07:26:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Kelaian Stareine
Don't think about any out of the box ways to make isk, its not worth it. Just run incursions or go to goons/n3/pl renter space.

On a more serious note do the tutorials and run missions and then try to learn the actual fun aspects of this game
Frederick Oclania
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#58 - 2014-07-31 10:48:46 UTC
hey guys,me again...I found that each boat has several different editions, do i need to go for the special ones or just simply buy the normal ones,,thank you.

In EVE, the ships drive you.

Kaarous Aldurald
Black Hydra Consortium.
#59 - 2014-07-31 10:51:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Kaarous Aldurald
Frederick Oclania wrote:
hey guys,me again...I found that each boat has several different editions, do i need to go for the special ones or just simply buy the normal ones,,thank you.


The special ones are just for show, they cost more because they are pretty.

A regular, Tech 1 cruiser will perform exactly the same.

[edit: And if you focus on drone skills, as per your question above, you want the Vexor. Best Tech 1 drone cruiser.

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Christina Project
Screaming Head in a Box.
#60 - 2014-07-31 14:12:48 UTC
Within around an hour ...
... assuming you find a Vexor at a gate on the route Hek-Dodixie.

You need a ship with lots of cargo space,
like a 1600m3 fitted magnate.
(Local hull expanders, cargo rigs)

His usual spot has a can 200+ km away.

You warp to the can and slowboat at 75% max speed to the gate.

Now you wait.

Within the hour he will most likely gank something valueable.

You can even do that while doing other things,
as long as you can see your overview.

When he flashed red, you check the window.

You look for the wreck to pop up.

You warp to the wreck, open ...
... YOU MAKE SURE YOUR SAFETY IS YELLOW/RED ...
...you initiate warp off ...
... hit LOOT ALL ...
... and dock.


That's most likely enough for a few dozen cruisers.


Just repeat until he asks you to leave... and you ask him for money in return. (:


Did that quite often... always makes fast money and it's actual emergent gameplay.

Don't waste your time with PvE, seriously.


You're welcome. ;)

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