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Wandering in Eve Space

Posted on: June 1, 2009

second shipOriginally uploaded by warhammermer

So far I am having fun in EVE. I have heard terrible things about its barriers to entry, that its really complex, easy to die and difficult to make your way around. I have not really found that.

Saying that I followed the tutorials, stayed in safe space and set my computer to avoid any areas with recent pod killing. I know if I wandered into dangerous space (0.5 or less) I’d probably be podded already, but no one seems to mind my mining in safe space.

I love the mining, its easier to do that in Taikodom, in fact the whole game is more polished (sorry Taikodom I still like you). I pick the astroid belt from the menu, jump to it, click on an astroid, lock onto it (it then appears near the top of the screen) set my mining laser on (click on it) and it fills up my little ship with ore. I only wish that the asteroids re-spawned quickly. As it is, its easy to go to an astroid belt with nothing in it 😦

I have been doing quests for two of the agents you are sent to after the tutorial and have been given 3 ships already. I disliked the timing on the quests as the game is slow paced as a beginner. I know what they are trying to do, but timing is not for me. If you agree to do a quest you have a week or so to do it in, however if you do not do it an a certain number of hours you lose your bonus. I saw one rookie lose their bonus due to all the asteroids been already mined and gone.

The rookie channel is very helpful and nice, I am reminded of the 1-9 channel in Everquest2. Its a great idea and very helpful. Some more experienced players chat in different colours and are there to help you. They pointed us to a few resources and answered our baby deer questions.

I did see however one poor rookie shouting for help as they were killed, and a few questions about how long they have to get back to their ship and if npcs would blow up their pods. I’ve pvped in games with almost full loot before so I’ll have to nerve myself up to not mind dieing.
I’ve already been told that if I sign up while still on my trail I will get the extra days added to my account. Thats very nice but I want to see if I love the game enough to sign up. I don’t want another game like wow that I don’t play but am paying for. I have also been told to go for a cruiser, apparently I can train and save everything I need in about 8 days. So I will try for that and see if I make it before trial or interest wanes.

For those who have not played in a while, you will like the skill queues, they are new from when my friends played and let you schedule up to 24 hours worth of training. For newbies like me you will want a full queue as there is so much to learn. You will also want to go to the market and buy industry 1 and learning 1.

2 Responses to "Wandering in Eve Space"

Welcome to the game.

Re the missions: bear in mind that you can look at the mission specs before you take it. If it looks unfriednly, or just boring, then you can refuse *that* mission without loss. If you ask the same agent for another mission within 4 hours and refuse *that* one, then you do take a standings loss. So I tend to always have 2 agents I can go to, then if I have to refuse one, I work for the other. This worked well till i wanted a Sisters’ probe launcher, and *had* to work for Sisters’ agents come what may.

As to your friend with the mined out roids, s/he may have been unlucky but normally missions roids spawn in a deadspace pocket and are useless outside the missions.

Your crusier will be good for L2 and L3 kill missions — it might also be big enough some some cargo missions, but it won’t necessarily boost your mining.
If you want kill fun, you could also consider training for an assault ship — think frigate with teeth.

Thanks for the tips. I will try to figure out how to see the mission specs!

I’m such a noob yet I think I will still end up making lots of mistakes as I learn.

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