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EVE Online Forum » Jita (General) » kinda skeered

11 posts found
  Clutch586

Apprentice Member

Joined: 8/26/04
Posts: 5

 
OP  1/31/14 9:21:39 PM#1

Just started the trial. I find this game very interesting, but at the same time very intimidating. I read posts discussing it....read the in game chat, and understand very little of it. This game is one of the most involved I have ever seen, which greatly interests me and kind of put me off at the same time. 

Any words of advice from some of you veterans out there?

  Lukooone

Novice Member

Joined: 9/07/10
Posts: 94

Violent videogames generate violence in the same proportion as Tetris instruct new bricklayers

1/31/14 9:26:30 PM#2
Of course... Dont fly anything you cant afford to lose, even in High Sec...

Played :UO,EQ,DaoC,Lineage2,SWG,WWIIOL,EQ2,EvE,WoW,AoC,DF,RIFT,GA,TSW,Tera...
Best imo : UO

  Malcanis

Apprentice Member

Joined: 8/17/09
Posts: 3202

"A very special kind of stupidity"

2/01/14 2:23:58 PM#3
Originally posted by Clutch586

Just started the trial. I find this game very interesting, but at the same time very intimidating. I read posts discussing it....read the in game chat, and understand very little of it. This game is one of the most involved I have ever seen, which greatly interests me and kind of put me off at the same time. 

Any words of advice from some of you veterans out there?

Don't worry about the things you can't do: focus on the things that you can do. Set yourself realistic goals. Make friends.

Give me liberty or give me lasers

  docminus2

Hard Core Member

Joined: 12/04/13
Posts: 127

2/01/14 2:28:51 PM#4

I felt sort of the same when I tried it out, but I followed the intro missions and career-agent missions and used the help (or rookie) channel a lot, then found a guild (or, corporation, as it is called in EVE) where I get all the help I need.

In addition, if the intro-missions were to short, or too confusing, you can redo them for the other races. Will give you some extra time and cash as well.

Finally, take it at your pace and you should be fine.

 

  Quazal.A

Advanced Member

Joined: 6/10/13
Posts: 420

2/01/14 4:02:35 PM#5

Get chatting, to get to know people, Ask any questions you have, it might be cheesy but there is really NO DUMB questions, only dumb answers.

I would definatly recommend joining something like Eve University once you go full subs, in fact if you really feel that this is the game, then sub asap, You will still get your full 21 days (assuming you use a buddy invite like my code below) of trial on top of the 30days.

But do the starter missions, All of them, even if you know your not going to be an industrialist, its handy to do because of basic ships / skills and isk they give you to begin with, and even 100mill pirates still need hauler or 2 in their station :)

 

But if you have any specific questions either hunt me out in game, or drop me a mail on the forum and ill help where i can :)

 

fianlly hopefully you got the 21day trial, if not feel free to re-register using my code in my autosignature. (note you can use same emial account multiple times, so far i have in region 96 registered accounts against my normal email :) 

This post is all my opinion, but I welcome debate on anything i have put, however, personal slander / name calling belongs in game :) were of course your welcome to call me names im often found lounging about in EvE online.
Use this code for 21days trial in eve online https://secure.eveonline.com/trial/?invc=d385aff2-794a-44a4-96f1-3967ccf6d720&action=buddy

  Robokapp

Hard Core Member

Joined: 11/15/09
Posts: 4588

The only luck I had today was to have you as my opponent.

2/01/14 4:06:34 PM#6

don't skip the tutorials.

 

I didn't want to do a single quest so I didn't do tutorials either and I needed a lot of basic help because of it.

 

also if someone gives advice on a fit...ask someone before you decide to "make it a little better". I might have added some extra gun on my stealth bomber. GUNS. BOMBER...yeah...:(

  Clutch586

Apprentice Member

Joined: 8/26/04
Posts: 5

 
OP  2/02/14 5:42:59 PM#7
Thanks for the replies, guys. Some sound advice in there. Going to take my time and run all the starter missions, so I can get a feel for the game and what I want to accomplish in it.  Thanks again.

  Hazelle

Apprentice Member

Joined: 1/20/11
Posts: 773

2/03/14 12:53:59 AM#8

Revel in your anonymity.

Try to separate your real life ethics and morals from that of your ingame character and expect other people are doing the same.

Always remember that it's just an internet spaceship video game, so not only is it okay for your character to suffer loss in this game but it's expected so that the economy can remain strong and other players have things to do like mine, build, trade, etc.

The game is a MMORPG so expect other players to interact with you and not always in a good way.

Read this:

http://web.ccpgamescdn.com/communityassets/pdf/EVE-Online-New-Pilot-FAQ.pdf

After you finish the tutorials save and read this:

http://www.isktheguide.com/downloads/ISK_Vol_1_Odyssey_1_1_4.zip

 

 

  Krematory

Advanced Member

Joined: 12/15/08
Posts: 518

MMOHOLIC

2/05/14 10:59:31 AM#9
Don't be too afraid to lose some ships. It will happen eventually, and it's only not a big deal, but the only way to learn new stuff and become a better player.

"EVE is likely the best MMORPG that you've never really understood or played" - Kyleran

  PsyMike3d

Apprentice Member

Joined: 9/01/11
Posts: 394

Sorry for my English xD

2/05/14 11:20:55 AM#10
Originally posted by Clutch586

Just started the trial. I find this game very interesting, but at the same time very intimidating. I read posts discussing it....read the in game chat, and understand very little of it. This game is one of the most involved I have ever seen, which greatly interests me and kind of put me off at the same time. 

Any words of advice from some of you veterans out there?

Just watch a lot of youtube video tutorials! You will probably find any questions you have. 

  Whibbo

Novice Member

Joined: 8/07/08
Posts: 49

2/08/14 3:38:10 PM#11
I tried it 3 times myself before I stuck with it, and now I don't play anything else.  The difference:  I joined EVE University.  I'm not with them anymore but it was the absolute best way to learn the game.  You learn all the basics and they have a little bit of everything so you can try out things to see what you like.  I decided that I was interested in PVP after trying missions, mining, fleets, high sec, low sec, wormholes and null sec campuses.  They get you set up on comms, flying in fleets, and they have classes to listen in on.  Join them.  Now.  They are set up for players like you.

Playing EVE online currently. Started MMO's with EQ Velious, played EQ2, DAoC, CoH, AO, SWG (pre NGE), Planetside, DCUO. Played briefly cause I didn't like: WAR, WoW, VG, etc. etc.