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Hello, I am new :)

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Memphis Baas
#161 - 2016-02-23 04:00:46 UTC
Tiffany Hope wrote:
But everyone keeps saying people stab you in the back or lie and cheat and steel and if possible I would like to minimise my chances of having that happen to me.


Actually, they're mostly afraid of you (well, of newbies in general), because a newbie is an unknown person who COULD steal the corp assets, which can be significant. Your hangar is secure, and you don't really have anything worth stealing (I'm assuming you don't have billions already - maybe you do, if you've sold a PLEX), but a corp may have ships in an exposed hangar and money in an exposed wallet, free for the taking, because the corp hangars are meant for sharing not for keeping things locked up.

We like newbies because we like the game and we like when newcomers are interested in it, so the most likely scenario when you join a corp is that you'll be welcomed. At worst, they'll be indifferent or be jerks, and you can just leave and put them on /ignore.

Ultimately, it's like in RL; join, see what happens, move on to another corp, if you don't like. With the added perks that you have internet anonymity, harassment is against the rules, and it's just a game - at most you'll lose the pixels of a ship in an attack, no big deal.
Tiffany Hope
Titans of The Short Bus
#162 - 2016-02-23 04:01:16 UTC
I really need to invest in a dictionary...

Just like a butterfly, I'm pretty to look at but hard to catch :)

ergherhdfgh
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#163 - 2016-02-23 04:09:30 UTC
Tiffany Hope wrote:
I really need to invest in a dictionary...

you can google any word followed the the word "definition" and a basic definition as well as several links to online dictionaries will come up. However I would much rather have an actual dictionary around. I love dictionaries.

Often with abbreviations in this game you and do better by asking google what it means. Example:
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=what+does+wtf+mean

Honestly in certain colloquial situations urban dictionary can be very helpful.

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Memphis Baas
#164 - 2016-02-23 04:16:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Memphis Baas
Tiffany Hope wrote:
Who is loyd? Why is your hat off to me? While I have everyone as well. Someone sent me money in the game with a note that said "trololol" Why?


You've got most of the regular posters in the Newbie forum replying in this thread; Paranoid Loyd is another regular.
"Hats off" is an expression that indicates respect, like a salute.
You got money because people like you, or because you're a newbie.
You'll also get bounties placed on your head, also because people like you or because you're a newbie.
Trololol is a meme that caught on with the EVE crowd, which is often a weird community. EVE Devs being weird. And another one.
Tiffany Hope
Titans of The Short Bus
#165 - 2016-02-23 04:16:55 UTC
ergherhdfgh wrote:
Tiffany Hope wrote:
I really need to invest in a dictionary...

you can google any word followed the the word "definition" and a basic definition as well as several links to online dictionaries will come up. However I would much rather have an actual dictionary around. I love dictionaries.

Often with abbreviations in this game you and do better by asking google what it means. Example:
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=what+does+wtf+mean

Honestly in certain colloquial situations urban dictionary can be very helpful.


Oh Gosh, that is so cool!

Just like a butterfly, I'm pretty to look at but hard to catch :)

Tiffany Hope
Titans of The Short Bus
#166 - 2016-02-23 04:29:27 UTC
Memphis Baas wrote:
Tiffany Hope wrote:
Who is loyd? Why is your hat off to me? While I have everyone as well. Someone sent me money in the game with a note that said "trololol" Why?


You've got most of the regular posters in the Newbie forum replying in this thread; Paranoid Loyd is another regular.
"Hats off" is an expression that indicates respect, like a salute.
You got money because people like you, or because you're a newbie.
You'll also get bounties placed on your head, also because people like you or because you're a newbie.
Trololol is a meme that caught on with the EVE crowd, which is often a weird community. EVE Devs being weird. And another one.

Oh ok I thought someone was calling me a name lol. I tried to find who it was to give it back. I felt like someone had dropped their wallet and I had found it or something.

I thought you got a bounty on you if people wanted to have you blown up, but I hope I havnt done anything that makes people want me blown up :(

Just like a butterfly, I'm pretty to look at but hard to catch :)

Memphis Baas
#167 - 2016-02-23 04:35:25 UTC
Well, you should. EVE is a PVP game, rather boring unless spaceships explode. Other people's spaceships, hopefully.

In most cases, though, they just see what ship you're flying and make a quick decision whether you're an easy target or they should run away from you. Combat is pretty fast, not much time to check who's who, and/or personalities.
ergherhdfgh
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#168 - 2016-02-23 10:35:48 UTC
Tiffany Hope wrote:
, but I hope I havnt done anything that makes people want me blown up :(

Have you Ever logged into the game "Eve online"? If the answer is yes then you've done something that makes people want to blow you up.

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Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#169 - 2016-02-23 12:57:01 UTC
Tiffany Hope wrote:
I thought you got a bounty on you if people wanted to have you blown up, but I hope I havnt done anything that makes people want me blown up :(
Don't worry about bounties, pretty much everyone has one and if someone kills you they only receive 20% of your ships value; in your case you're still in frigates and destroyers, their ammo costs more than the bounty payment.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

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Mara Pahrdi
The Order of Anoyia
#170 - 2016-02-23 20:15:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Mara Pahrdi
Tiffany Hope wrote:
but I hope I havnt done anything that makes people want me blown up :(

Don't worry. EVE players don't need a reason to blow up (your Pirate) stuff.

https://soundcloud.com/sindel-pellion/evedumbwaystodie

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Pandora Carrollon
Provi Rapid Response
Federation Uprising
#171 - 2016-02-23 20:32:41 UTC
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Don't worry about bounties, pretty much everyone has one and if someone kills you they only receive 20% of your ships value; in your case you're still in frigates and destroyers, their ammo costs more than the bounty payment.


Tiffany:

We newbies have SOOOO much more to worry about than bounties, or getting killed in some system. Some advice here from a fellow newcomer:

STAY in the rookie areas of HiSec until you feel like you are ready to spread your wings. Usually, you have that first "There is more to this game and I want to go try it" moment. That feeling is when you think you have some things wired and you might think that you might be a little bored. It means you are comfortable in your current surroundings, that's a bad feeling! I'll explain why in a moment.

Once you go to move around, grab your rookie ship if you've moved out of it to something snazzier, and go toodle about space. Go find Jita or some other local major trade hub. If your "Set Destination" is set up correctly, you'll never travel though LowSec and most folks leave the Rookie Ships alone... for the most part. Even if you get jumped and killed, the worst that happens is you lost a free ship and ended magically back in your Home Station. Learn from it and get back on the horse and go back out... in a new free Rookie ship! Talk to people, find corporation buddies, realize that danger lurks around every corner (like a bad horror movie!) and even if you get killed, poof!, you're back at home with a new free ship. Nothing lost.

Why am I advising you to go out and possibly get killed? Because once it's happened to you a time or two you realize that death is a minor set back. By the time it becomes a 'major' one, you are making so much ISK that... yup... it's just a minor one again!

Eventually, once in a corporation with lots of friends, getting all cozy and comfortable again, even with being killed, THEN you need to shift it up because it's at that point that you get complacent, and bored. Never get bored. EVE has about a billion things to do in it and much of it all starts with "What if..." I think those are the two most glorious and dangerous words in EVE... what if...
Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#172 - 2016-02-23 20:48:36 UTC
Mara Pahrdi wrote:
Tiffany Hope wrote:
but I hope I havnt done anything that makes people want me blown up :(

Don't worry. EVE players don't need a reason to blow up (your Pirate) stuff.

https://soundcloud.com/sindel-pellion/evedumbwaystodie

The video is better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2fyO4uKkxo
Tiffany Hope
Titans of The Short Bus
#173 - 2016-02-23 21:17:19 UTC
Tau Cabalander wrote:
Mara Pahrdi wrote:
Tiffany Hope wrote:
but I hope I havnt done anything that makes people want me blown up :(

Don't worry. EVE players don't need a reason to blow up (your Pirate) stuff.

https://soundcloud.com/sindel-pellion/evedumbwaystodie

The video is better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2fyO4uKkxo

oh my gosh I laughed so much at this.

Just like a butterfly, I'm pretty to look at but hard to catch :)

Tiffany Hope
Titans of The Short Bus
#174 - 2016-02-23 21:38:04 UTC
Yeah the high sec areas (I hope of got this right) are boring now and I hate doing it all by myself lol. I've gone out and lost 2 ships, I've mined like 30 million dollars worth of stuff and sold it all, I've done heaps of skill training so I can do bigger ships and stuff.

I want to have some fun now so I need to find a group or something I think.

Just like a butterfly, I'm pretty to look at but hard to catch :)

Iria Ahrens
Space Perverts and Forum Pirates
#175 - 2016-02-23 22:45:46 UTC
Pandora Carrollon wrote:


Why am I advising you to go out and possibly get killed? Because once it's happened to you a time or two you realize that death is a minor set back. By the time it becomes a 'major' one, you are making so much ISK that... yup... it's just a minor one again!

Eventually, once in a corporation with lots of friends, getting all cozy and comfortable again, even with being killed, THEN you need to shift it up because it's at that point that you get complacent, and bored. Never get bored. EVE has about a billion things to do in it and much of it all starts with "What if..." I think those are the two most glorious and dangerous words in EVE... what if...


Getting killed a few times is one of the best things you can do to improve your enjoyment of the game. I recommend it strongly. Get in a rookie ship and fly into nullsec, and see how many systems you can do. Don't stop trying until you do at least 50 systems in a row.

My choice of pronouns is based on your avatar. Even if I know what is behind the avatar.

Iria Ahrens
Space Perverts and Forum Pirates
#176 - 2016-02-23 22:47:29 UTC
Tiffany Hope wrote:
Yeah the high sec areas (I hope of got this right) are boring now and I hate doing it all by myself lol. I've gone out and lost 2 ships, I've mined like 30 million dollars worth of stuff and sold it all, I've done heaps of skill training so I can do bigger ships and stuff.

I want to have some fun now so I need to find a group or something I think.


Even mining is fun in a group. If mining is your thing, I suggest looking for a mining corp in LS or null. Mining is so much more fun when you are looking over your shoulder the whole time.

My choice of pronouns is based on your avatar. Even if I know what is behind the avatar.

Tiffany Hope
Titans of The Short Bus
#177 - 2016-02-23 22:52:54 UTC
Iria Ahrens wrote:
Pandora Carrollon wrote:


Why am I advising you to go out and possibly get killed? Because once it's happened to you a time or two you realize that death is a minor set back. By the time it becomes a 'major' one, you are making so much ISK that... yup... it's just a minor one again!

Eventually, once in a corporation with lots of friends, getting all cozy and comfortable again, even with being killed, THEN you need to shift it up because it's at that point that you get complacent, and bored. Never get bored. EVE has about a billion things to do in it and much of it all starts with "What if..." I think those are the two most glorious and dangerous words in EVE... what if...


Getting killed a few times is one of the best things you can do to improve your enjoyment of the game. I recommend it strongly. Get in a rookie ship and fly into nullsec, and see how many systems you can do. Don't stop trying until you do at least 50 systems in a row.
That's what I was doing! lol. I was trying to see how far I could go. I was looking for this place called fountain that I read about. I got there, then I got killed lol. But I mined a little bit too just to be cheeky :)

Just like a butterfly, I'm pretty to look at but hard to catch :)

Tiffany Hope
Titans of The Short Bus
#178 - 2016-02-23 23:31:06 UTC
I want to make a corporation and then an alliance :) I have big dreams lol.

First I need to make some friends that I know I can trust and will stick with me I guess from what I've been told so off I go lol, to make friends :)

Just like a butterfly, I'm pretty to look at but hard to catch :)

J'Poll
MUSE LLP
RAZOR Alliance
#179 - 2016-02-23 23:38:10 UTC
Tiffany Hope wrote:
Memphis Baas wrote:
Tiffany Hope wrote:
What do you mean in a social experiment?
Tiffany Hope wrote:
A friend of mine basically made me try it after she reminded me I promised I would. There is a running joke that I am not good with social situations. Someone had the bright idea of making me try an online video game because I am also not technical. My guess is this is the hardest game they could think of with the most social stuff involved?
It's the premise of this thread, no?

No. That is just how I came to join this video game. It was their attempt to make me socialize in any manner they could achieve.
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And you came to EVEShocked


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Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#180 - 2016-02-23 23:41:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Tau Cabalander
Iria Ahrens wrote:
Getting killed a few times is one of the best things you can do to improve your enjoyment of the game. I recommend it strongly. Get in a rookie ship and fly into nullsec, and see how many systems you can do. Don't stop trying until you do at least 50 systems in a row.

My record is about 42 before I made a mistake.

Last time I had my ship destroyed, I thought, "Hmm ... that's a clever strategy. I should do that too!"

[Playing "Blockade Runner Roulette", by one-volleying them with a Tornado.]

I then docked and bought another Blockade Runner (still have it).