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wanting to start game but worry

lkc673lkc673 sydneyPosts: 149Member

Hi,

 

i have always wanted to start playing EVE but i hear its really hard to get it starting, im worry that i will lose interest!! Are there anyone out there who is willing to start fresh with me!! lol. Or a new corp that needs a newbie? i really want to find a game that keeps me in longer then 6 months. thank you!

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  • seanseanseansean los angeles, CAPosts: 119Member

    it can be difficult to get started at first, because EVE is such a complex game, but, if you like PVP, EVE is the best of the best. player-run economy, massive gameworld, politics, drama, treachery, backstabbing, asshats and good people.

    it's like washington DC :)

    my advice: do the tutorials, don't skip any part of it. there are a series of 5 10-part(each) missions that, by playing through them, will teach you the basics. ask a lot of questions in CORP CHAT, not rookie chat, you'll see when you get in there. EVE requires a lot of research to get right, but, I'll tell ya, no other game has made my hands shake like EVE. it requires a brain. be smart and trust NO ONE. have fun :)

  • BoardwalkerBoardwalker Austin, TXPosts: 384Member Uncommon

    As the previous poster said, *do the tutorials*. Read the tutorial text. I can't stress enough how important this single task is to not crashing and burning in the first couple weeks. Read the rookie chat. Read your starting corp chat. There are a lot of helpful people in EVE, especially if you demonstrate that you're capable of helping yourself.

     

    For a player corp, I recommend EVE University. They have a good reputation, and do a fine job in teaching people about the game.

     

    How interested you stay with EVE depends on how willing you are to learn. It has an amazing amount of stuff to learn and do--more than any other successful MMO out there, imo. What you put into EVE will determine what you get out of it, and how long it keeps your interest.

    They can adjust a game all day, but they can't help the issue between the keyboard and the chair.
    Played: UO, DAoC, AC, WoW, EVE, TR, WAR, Aion, Rift, SWTOR, GW2, TSW, ESO, Elite:D
    Play EVE for free for 21 days

  • lkc673lkc673 sydneyPosts: 149Member

    thanks for info guys, how long will it take to get into PVP? and if i lose my ships does it take a long time to get it back?

  • lkc673lkc673 sydneyPosts: 149Member

    downloading the demo right now!!!

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,289Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by lkc673

    thanks for info guys, how long will it take to get into PVP? and if i lose my ships does it take a long time to get it back?

    how long it takes to get into pvp, depends on how quickly you pick up the game.. pvp in Eve is as varied as it is complicated.. but you need to learn the game first in order to understand why... as for getting ships back.... chances are you'll have several.. dozens even.. all ships that are lost in combat are permanent losses, how much insurance you get from each loss depends on whether you had basic insurance.. or paid for platinum insurance etc..  by the time you need it.. you'll know all about it image

  • lkc673lkc673 sydneyPosts: 149Member

    is there oceanic corps in game? im in sydney so i want to play with people within my timezones

  • Zookz1Zookz1 Baltimore, MDPosts: 629Member

    I just started recently and it's not nearly as daunting as some people make it out to be. The chat channel, rookie help, is there, and if all else fails, there's well written guides and resources for everything. I haven't tried PVP yet because I'm not at the point that I can comfortably abide by rule #1, which is, don't fly what you can't afford to lose. Join E-Uni, they will show you the ropes.

     

    I've been playing for nine days, and I'm almost ready to fly my first battlecruiser with almost all tech II modules. Decide what you want to focus on, and make a skill plan to fit that goal.

  • drake201drake201 Avondale, AZPosts: 75Member

    You may not wish to start playing since you will be behind everyone else no matter what you do. Also it will take about a year before you start to do anything worth doing.

  • PainlezzPainlezz Laguna Hills, CAPosts: 616Member Uncommon

    I think the better answer is...

    Don't worry about if you're behind other players, worry about if you'll actually enjoy the game.  I LOVE Sci-Fi, I LOVE space, I would kill small children if it meant I could find an enjoyable Sci-Fi space MMO...

    I cannot get into EvE, in fact I really dislike it.  Give it a try and see if you can actually get into it and enjoy it before you worry about if you can be useful in the game.

    Don't take my opinion of the game as your own...  I mean, I played DAOC and WoW... and most people on here and in EvE will flame and troll anyone who enjoyed WoW ever in their life!  They are very different game types and I don't think anyone can actually enjoy both... seems to be one or the other.

  • drake201drake201 Avondale, AZPosts: 75Member

    I want a well done space sandbox but that is not eve. Their developer go the cheapest route everytime and the work they do is medicore at best but that doesnt take away from the possibilites of what the game is capable of but still the development is poor.

  • lkc673lkc673 sydneyPosts: 149Member

    i thought if i like games like Shogun i would like EVE cos its all about strats. You guys not serious right takes one year to be useful in the game? 

  • mmo4lifemmo4life TaipeiPosts: 136Member

    Eve has alot of layers, but as a sandbox game, you need to decide what you want to do, and what you want to be........

    then you make your playtime work for you to reach your goal. The game doesnt set goals for you, its up to you.

     

     

    I used to be a 0.0 politician, before that i was a pirate...these days im a market pvp tycoon.

     

    Dont let the game choose for you...choose your path and make your own game..thats Eve.

  • WorstluckWorstluck the valley, CAPosts: 1,269Member

    Originally posted by drake201

    You may not wish to start playing since you will be behind everyone else no matter what you do. Also it will take about a year before you start to do anything worth doing.

     

    Don't listen to this drivel.  Pure unadalterated drivel.  Go back under your bridge.

     

    Like it's been said OP, Eve is a great game, and really it's never too late to start.  I was pvping a week after I started the game years ago.  Seriously, join E-Uni.  Once you get in game, join the Eve University public channel and ask away.  There are always tons of people willing to help with answers in that channel, moreso than the rookie help channel.

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  • WorstluckWorstluck the valley, CAPosts: 1,269Member

    Originally posted by lkc673

    i thought if i like games like Shogun i would like EVE cos its all about strats. You guys not serious right takes one year to be useful in the game? 

     

    No don't listen to that troll.  You can be useful just days after you begin.  Are you going to around being solo pirate?  Probably not.  No matter what though, your skill, situational awareness and knowledge of the game and your ship will almost always beat skill points.

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  • drake201drake201 Avondale, AZPosts: 75Member

    Originally posted by Worstluck

    Originally posted by lkc673

    i thought if i like games like Shogun i would like EVE cos its all about strats. You guys not serious right takes one year to be useful in the game? 

     

    No don't listen to that troll.  You can be useful just days after you begin.  Are you going to around being solo pirate?  Probably not.  No matter what though, your skill, situational awareness and knowledge of the game and your ship will almost always beat skill points.

    So is it worth mining for the first year of the game? absolutely not when you compare it the billion of isk you be making later on.

  • WorstluckWorstluck the valley, CAPosts: 1,269Member

    Originally posted by drake201

    Originally posted by Worstluck


    Originally posted by lkc673

    i thought if i like games like Shogun i would like EVE cos its all about strats. You guys not serious right takes one year to be useful in the game? 

     

    No don't listen to that troll.  You can be useful just days after you begin.  Are you going to around being solo pirate?  Probably not.  No matter what though, your skill, situational awareness and knowledge of the game and your ship will almost always beat skill points.

    So is it worth mining for the first year of the game? absolutely not when you compare it the billion of isk you be making later on.

     

    YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG.  Good day sir.

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  • mmo4lifemmo4life TaipeiPosts: 136Member

    It takes a new player as long as the time he relizes all ships/skills/things in eve are both wanted and needed to learn he/she is usefull.

    No sooner, no later.

    Truth.

  • BoardwalkerBoardwalker Austin, TXPosts: 384Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by lkc673

    You guys not serious right takes one year to be useful in the game? 

    One person in this thread said this, just one, while everyone else here knows the statement is not true. Don't be trolled so easily, otherwise your life in EVE will be a painful one.

    They can adjust a game all day, but they can't help the issue between the keyboard and the chair.
    Played: UO, DAoC, AC, WoW, EVE, TR, WAR, Aion, Rift, SWTOR, GW2, TSW, ESO, Elite:D
    Play EVE for free for 21 days

  • drake201drake201 Avondale, AZPosts: 75Member

    Originally posted by Boardwalker

    Originally posted by lkc673

    You guys not serious right takes one year to be useful in the game? 

    One person in this thread said this, just one, while everyone else here knows the statement is not true. Don't be trolled so easily, otherwise your life in EVE will be a painful one.

    Alot of people on these fourms are eve fanbois who like to roleplay as politicians and yes it is the truth.

  • mmo4lifemmo4life TaipeiPosts: 136Member

    Originally posted by drake201

    Originally posted by Boardwalker


    Originally posted by lkc673

    You guys not serious right takes one year to be useful in the game? 

    One person in this thread said this, just one, while everyone else here knows the statement is not true. Don't be trolled so easily, otherwise your life in EVE will be a painful one.

    Alot of people on these fourms are eve fanbois who like to roleplay as politicians 

    Ahh another play style thats both wanted and needed in Eve.

     

    It still come down to this...it doesnt matter what you fly, what your skills are, what plan you have set for yourself...in Eve everyone is needed/wanted and useful.

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,289Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by mmo4life

    It takes a new player as long as the time he relizes all ships/skills/things in eve are both wanted and needed to learn he/she is usefull.

    No sooner, no later.

    Truth.

    the only skills that really matter in Eve are the ones you possess, no amount of SP will make you successful in Eve, because Eve isnt a level based game, its hard for some people to understand, Eve has no End game..  because it starts from the moment you log in..   things like.. it takes a year to do something is not just misleading.. its a complete fabrication.. its right up there with the 'Eve is a spreadsheet game' ... instead, Eve is a game without walls..  if it was possible to really describe it.. then the tutorial would no doubt be far shorter...  and the players less Unique image

  • drake201drake201 Avondale, AZPosts: 75Member

    Originally posted by Phry

    Originally posted by mmo4life

    It takes a new player as long as the time he relizes all ships/skills/things in eve are both wanted and needed to learn he/she is usefull.

    No sooner, no later.

    Truth.

    the only skills that really matter in Eve are the ones you possess, no amount of SP will make you successful in Eve, because Eve isnt a level based game, its hard for some people to understand, Eve has no End game..  because it starts from the moment you log in..   things like.. it takes a year to do something is not just misleading.. its a complete fabrication.. its right up there with the 'Eve is a spreadsheet game' ... instead, Eve is a game without walls..  if it was possible to really describe it.. then the tutorial would no doubt be far shorter...  and the players less Unique image

    You need to training to use everything in game, and the training takes a huge amount of time. You will be useless until after basicaly a year. T1 ship vs T2 ship, youll get smashed. Also players with more Skill points can use the better versions of all the ships components.

  • mmo4lifemmo4life TaipeiPosts: 136Member

    Originally posted by drake201

    Originally posted by Phry


    Originally posted by mmo4life

    It takes a new player as long as the time he relizes all ships/skills/things in eve are both wanted and needed to learn he/she is usefull.

    No sooner, no later.

    Truth.

    the only skills that really matter in Eve are the ones you possess, no amount of SP will make you successful in Eve, because Eve isnt a level based game, its hard for some people to understand, Eve has no End game..  because it starts from the moment you log in..   things like.. it takes a year to do something is not just misleading.. its a complete fabrication.. its right up there with the 'Eve is a spreadsheet game' ... instead, Eve is a game without walls..  if it was possible to really describe it.. then the tutorial would no doubt be far shorter...  and the players less Unique image

    You need to training to use everything in game, and the training takes a huge amount of time. You will be useless until after basicaly a year. T1 ship vs T2 ship, youll get smashed.

    Thats complete crap.

    your mentality is whats holding you back. You are thinking in 1 vs only standards. Eve is a social game, with fleets, groups, battles, and friends.

    If your waiting for a magic skill, you are not playing.....

     

    A frigate pilot is as needed as a titan pilot..... and everyone wants them both.

     

  • lkc673lkc673 sydneyPosts: 149Member

    So what can you actually be in the game? i know you guys say u can be what you want, but what does the game other to be what i want?

  • drake201drake201 Avondale, AZPosts: 75Member

    Originally posted by mmo4life

    Originally posted by drake201


    Originally posted by Phry


    Originally posted by mmo4life

    It takes a new player as long as the time he relizes all ships/skills/things in eve are both wanted and needed to learn he/she is usefull.

    No sooner, no later.

    Truth.

    the only skills that really matter in Eve are the ones you possess, no amount of SP will make you successful in Eve, because Eve isnt a level based game, its hard for some people to understand, Eve has no End game..  because it starts from the moment you log in..   things like.. it takes a year to do something is not just misleading.. its a complete fabrication.. its right up there with the 'Eve is a spreadsheet game' ... instead, Eve is a game without walls..  if it was possible to really describe it.. then the tutorial would no doubt be far shorter...  and the players less Unique image

    You need to training to use everything in game, and the training takes a huge amount of time. You will be useless until after basicaly a year. T1 ship vs T2 ship, youll get smashed.

    Thats complete crap.

    your mentality is whats holding you back. You are thinking in 1 vs only standards. Eve is a social game, with fleets, groups, battles, and friends.

    If your waiting for a magic skill, you are not playing.....

     

    A frigate pilot is as needed as a titan pilot..... and everyone wants them both.

     

    Your mentality is that of roleplayer, not that of someone whom is trying to have fun playing a game but instead someone whom deludes themselves into thinking theyre a pilot.  lol almost never do you take a titan out unless you have a full escort ready.

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