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CCP Spitfire
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2011-09-06 06:08:28 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD FlowingSpice
Welcome to the EVE New Citizens Q&A forum section! Please use this forum to ask, or answer, questions about the game.

To begin with, we advise all new pilots to familiarize themselves with the EVE Online - New Pilot FAQ

Some helpful threads that can be found on the forum are listed below:
Day 0 advice for new players - By Mara Rinn
New Players: Very First Steps - By Praxis Astra
How to find the corp that is right for you. - By NightCrawler 85
Your First Hour And Experience In EVE: Feedback from new Players - By The Big Lebowski
New CEOs guide to making a successful corporation - By Dirty Wizard
Louis's epic skill guide by Louis deGuerre
Louis's epic Overview Settings v1.1 - By Louis deGuerre
EvE online - Quick Reference Sheet by Purfect Dark
EVE Lore Information - by Seismic Stan
Getting More Players Through Their First Two Months - By Praxis Astra
EVE101 An awesome resource for guides and assistance in EVE Online
Feyd's Resources
Operation magic School Bus A Traveling New Player friendly service that visits Rookie systems.
EVE Online Careers Graph - By Altrue

Don't be afraid to ask the ISD:STAR (Support, Training and Resources) members in the Help and Rookie Help channels with questions that you have. Don't hesitate to mail them In-game too.

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David Grogan
#2 - 2011-09-13 12:41:46 UTC  |  Edited by: David Grogan
Useful tools for new members

EveMon - this is a tool for helping you with skill planning.

EveMeep - this is a useful tool for industry and trade people

Eve Fitting Tool - this is a really useful tool for helping you fit your ship BEFORE you buy anything. It will tell you your Effective HP, Resist values, Damage Per Shot, How much Powergrid and cpu you will need etc.

NOTE: your character must be 72hours old before your api key can be obtained to use these tools.

you will need to use a full api key for those tools to work fully. you can get it here Api Key

Everytime you buy something that says "made in china" you are helping the rising unemployment in your own country unless you are from china, Buy locally produced goods and help create more jobs.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
#3 - 2011-09-17 10:17:58 UTC
While this was initially posted in another thread as a response to somebody else, it is HIGHLY relevant for prospective new players, because it can offer them a potentially HUGE advantage over just simply running the "default" 14 day trial.


Well, thing is, you don't need to "try out" EVE on a 14-day trial account.
You could be doing that instead on a 51-day FULL account at minimal cost (or even absolutely no cost) if you can only find a FRIEND(ly enough) player that has some reason to trust you.

Allow me to explain how that is supposed to work.

We have these 21-day "buddy" trial invites that current players can send out (right now it's max 10 per month per paid account).
When (or, well, if) the "buddy" activates his trial account to turn it into a full account with one of the accepted payment methods (and PLEX is one of them), the one that invited him gets either a PLEX or 30 days of gametime (he selects his rewards when he sent you the invite).
So, basically, if you can find a player that trusts you enough to loan you a PLEX for a few seconds in order to use it for activation, he can get his PLEX back from the system, while you basically get 21+30=51 days of FULL gameplay experience, no trial account restrictions whatsoever, at no charge at all.
Obviously, you could be somebody's alt and just scam him for that PLEX, so sending this type of invite and assisting the newcomer in this particular way is best reserved for people you actually do trust (so, people you know well in some other game, or at least RL acquaintances).

Alternatively, there's quite a few people that offer to send you a large amount of ISK after you do subscribe with cash from one of these buddy invites.
Unlike the previous example however, there is far less risk involved on both sides (the inviter at worst risks not getting a cheap PLEX but loses nothing he already has ; the invitee at worst risks not getting the ISK fast enough), because, as it says in there:
"Any forms of scamming are prohibited and will be dealt with by EVE Online customer support. These transactions are considered to be transactions affecting new subscriptions and scamming may result in action being taken on your account."
ISD Athechu
ISD Alliance
#4 - 2012-06-20 08:21:32 UTC
I will be updating the post with helpful threads that are in the forum.

If you would like to see a specific thread up there please mail me In-Game with the thread and the reason why it should go up into the Sticky Resource Thread. Please note not everything will make it since some of it might be duplicate information and I would like to keep it as clean and easy as possible to read.

ISD Athechu

STAR Executive

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