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You know I am so sick of hearing how a new player in EVE is worthless. Compared to EVERY other game on the planet a new character in EVE is a force to be feared. First we start with the other games as an example..
Using Lotro and WoW as examples can anyone tell me if it is possible in ANY WAY for a 5th level fighter to defeat a 50th level fighter? I mean any way at all. Think about it, the 5th level fighter cannot even hit a 50th level fighter much less defeat him.
Now in EVE, can a 30 day old character, for that matter a 10 day old character in ANY way defeat a 4 year old character? Yes they can. Is it easy, well no but it shouldn't be either. However there is the chance to actually do it. So if a noob character in EVE can defeat a very experiened player in EVE please tell me how in EVE the noob is useless and the same is not said about the other games?
I mentioned the myth of the noob being debunked and today I did it in my own way. EVE is just about who you can kill, it is also about can you contribute. A lot of new players fel like they have nothing to offer and so they doi not join a corp until they have more experience.
Kletus Snow is a new account I setup, he is today 4 days old. Yet today he took part in a mining operation in 0.0 space. Surrounded by characters with MUCH higher skill point totals Kletus was still a linch pin in the operation providing the hauling needed for the operation. In around 2.5 hours he alone hauled over 300K m3 of raw ore from the asteroid field and back to the base for refining.
Yeah I can hear the yells and laughs now, he hauled. Well folks news flash to a corporation or alliance on a mining operation the hauler is just as important as ANY other pilot in the op, and they relied on and had their needs met by a FOUR DAY old character.
I hear people saying all the time how tough EVE is on new pilots, how you cannot be useful in the game until you have played for months. I call BS on the lot. EVE is a game that is what you make of it. If you have imagination, drive, goals and motivation the game is amazing from day one. The game is not tough of noobs, it is tough on lazy players that want the game to hold their hand and allow them a fast route to instant success with no risk of lose.
I will be keeping a log BTW of Kletus for everyone to follow; http://snoejob.wordpress.com In it I will show how the game can be fun and rewarding by being not much else but a hauler pilot.
BTW if you want to flame my position in this post feel free, I have come to a simple realization, flames no matter how big still cannot change the facts or truth!
I have a soap box and I am not afraid to use it.