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EVE Online Forum » Jita (General) » thinking of starting EVE

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  Zheketri

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Joined: 1/11/12
Posts: 19

8/14/13 3:02:26 AM#21
Originally posted by Malcanis
Originally posted by spinner_vis

http://www.isktheguide.com/

this is The Guide and it's free.

Endorsing this.

There are also lots of how-to guides on youtube if you search for them.

I would add a very important warning here, always look for dates on anything you are researching. EvE is ten years old and while it is true that every MMO changes I've found this to be particularly true of EvE. In the last year alone the majority of ships in the game have been altered. Anything written or recorded more than a year before is likely to have picked up inaccuracies, use multiple sources.

Research wisely. I spent the better part of my trial reading and haven't regretted it in the least.

  Burnouttx

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Joined: 1/17/13
Posts: 12

8/16/13 5:03:54 AM#22

EvE Online is a fun game.  Especially if you're in a good corp that helps you out and lets you get involved with operations.

 

When you start out, it is imperative that you do all of the tutorial missions.  They will make you go through the motions of all that is available in the game.  After that, I would recommend that you join a corporation.  EvE Univercity is a good one to apply for.  They exist to train up new players and show them the ropes in all aspects of the game.

  apanz3r

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Posts: 281

8/19/13 7:12:04 PM#23

Eve may be the game for you if you like to be abused by pretty much everything in game(fleet comanders, suicide gankers spies).

Also you should consider the risk of paranoia and loosing faith in people in real life.

If all this sounds cool to you plus you want a second job then eve may be a good choice for you,

  Burnouttx

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Joined: 1/17/13
Posts: 12

8/20/13 12:18:53 AM#24

True, not all people can hack the politics, thievery, and general all around nastiness of other players in EvE Online.  But if you learn to keep your eyes open and a brain cell active, you can avoid about 90% of it.

Some people prefer a game that does a little more than a hack-slash-spell casting eye candy fest.   I mean this game just recently had severe slobber knocker  fight with warring alliances that topped at over 4000 pilots in one system.   

  Enkindu2

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Joined: 11/09/09
Posts: 27

8/22/13 10:31:14 PM#25
Originally posted by apanz3r

Eve may be the game for you if you like to be abused by pretty much everything in game(fleet comanders, suicide gankers spies).

Also you should consider the risk of paranoia and loosing faith in people in real life.

If all this sounds cool to you plus you want a second job then eve may be a good choice for you,

If encounters with the dark side of human nature in EvE cause you to lose your faith in humanity then it wasn't really strong in the first place.  What EvE teaches you to do is protect yourself wisely.  In order to advance in the game you MUST develop your ability to decide who to trust, when to trust them, and how much to trust them.  Sure, you'll get your ass handed to you a number of times in the process of learning, but that's the way life is too. 

  Komandor

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Joined: 1/17/09
Posts: 260

8/25/13 8:21:49 AM#26
Never too late to start EVE OP! Best game ever!

Keep on rockin'!

  zimmy910

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Joined: 6/24/05
Posts: 191

9/04/13 4:22:18 PM#27


Originally posted by apanz3r
Eve may be the game for you if you like to be abused by pretty much everything in game(fleet comanders, suicide gankers spies).

Also you should consider the risk of paranoia and loosing faith in people in real life.

If all this sounds cool to you plus you want a second job then eve may be a good choice for you,


Well someone's a little bitter :).

OP, you can put as much or as little time in Eve as you want. Skills are trained in real time, no need to grind for those. What you do need is ISK to buy stuff, and there are plenty of activities to get you that. Trick is to find your niche, something you enjoy while making said ISK.

Don't worry about spreadsheets, sooner or later there will be something you want to work out and you'll need a spreadsheet :).

  User Deleted
9/04/13 4:41:12 PM#28
Hope it'll be later (if ever) than sooner, otherwise excellent reply. Technicallywise EVE surely isn't state of the art, but most aspects are how games should be nowadays. The only game that I'm aware of that has ffa pvp and yet allows carebear play (to some extend) which is just brilliant. Carebears need to be not too dumb of course...
  Malcanis

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9/05/13 9:30:11 AM#29
Originally posted by picommander
Hope it'll be later (if ever) than sooner, otherwise excellent reply. Technicallywise EVE surely isn't state of the art, but most aspects are how games should be nowadays. The only game that I'm aware of that has ffa pvp and yet allows carebear play (to some extend) which is just brilliant. Carebears need to be not too dumb of course...

"Technicallywise", EVE is leagues ahead of most MMOs. In what way is not not "state of the art"?

Give me liberty or give me lasers

  Kyleran

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9/05/13 9:35:35 AM#30
Originally posted by Malcanis
Originally posted by picommander
Hope it'll be later (if ever) than sooner, otherwise excellent reply. Technicallywise EVE surely isn't state of the art, but most aspects are how games should be nowadays. The only game that I'm aware of that has ffa pvp and yet allows carebear play (to some extend) which is just brilliant. Carebears need to be not too dumb of course...

"Technicallywise", EVE is leagues ahead of most MMOs. In what way is not not "state of the art"?

No "jump" button of course.....

Well...technically there is I suppose.

Arrogant, Condescending, Dismissive, Elitist, "Meany", you speak as if these are bad things?
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  User Deleted
9/05/13 10:15:48 AM#31
Originally posted by Malcanis
Originally posted by picommander
Hope it'll be later (if ever) than sooner, otherwise excellent reply. Technicallywise EVE surely isn't state of the art, but most aspects are how games should be nowadays. The only game that I'm aware of that has ffa pvp and yet allows carebear play (to some extend) which is just brilliant. Carebears need to be not too dumb of course...

"Technicallywise", EVE is leagues ahead of most MMOs. In what way is not not "state of the art"?

What I had in mind were non-optimized parts like captain quarters, nebulas, the launcher. That's far away from state of the art programming. And don't tell me now you don't need to use launcher or captains quarter. Both are part of the game at least and nebulas are not skipable.

Edit: This is not a complain. No one sane in its mind would even consider to change the code of a 10 years old game. With EVE's age in mind yes, indeed it's technically brilliant.

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