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To late ???

ArmorDillianArmorDillian FurulundPosts: 275Member

I have one really simple question for you guys ....Is it to late to start playing EVE ??

 

So many games closing down lately and what I understand is that it takes pretty long time to get skills in EVE....Are there many active players still in EVE ??

 

Im worried about the fact that this game has been out since 2003 and I will be forever 10 years behind the rest ??? (Biggest concern)

 

Thanks in advance and sorry for my english.

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  • StarIStarI Mount EverestPosts: 926Member Uncommon

    You are not too late!

    Game is still very popular and there's still lilke 25k to 40k players online at any given time (it's one big world for everyone).

    Lots of clans, lots of stuff to do.

     

    Do NOT worry about being new. If you specialize you will only need like 2 months to be able to go toe to toe with vets.

    You will however never catch a veteran versatility in all diferent paths you can take.

  • Stuka1000Stuka1000 Posts: 877Member Uncommon
    Not too late but you must understand the concept of specialisation.  You will NEVER have as many skill points as the vets who have been playing for years but that doesn't mean that you cannot compete, far from it.  Choose which type of ship and the roll you wish to specialise in and work towards that.
  • OpapanaxOpapanax Rochester, NYPosts: 973Member

    There really need to be a reboot on the concept of EVE experience progression concept.

    I know they have WoD in the making so there's some hope there..

    Just wish a newer MMO would try something along these lines.

     

    PM before you report at least or you could just block.

  • ArmorDillianArmorDillian FurulundPosts: 275Member

    Alright thanks alot, I will give it a chance.

     

    If you have any good sites that explain what skills to train and so on please share.

     

    Thanks again

  • sadeyxsadeyx leicesterPosts: 1,553Member

    In fact starting Eve NOW, is probably a much better time to start.

    The support for new players is much bigger, and there are a lot more new players in the game than there ever has been because of the Dust interest.

     

    If your only just starting its a bit early to be giving links and reccomending stuff to look up.  Best just to dive in and use the starting corp [guild] to help with specifics.

  • ArmorDillianArmorDillian FurulundPosts: 275Member

    well I had hoped there was some kind of starter guide what skills to train first so the other more advance skills goes faster to train.

     

    I found a site last night what skills to train first to raise my attributes but damn if I can find that site again :(

     

    Oh well guess I figured it out sooner or later.

     

    Thanks

  • UhwopUhwop Wilm, DEPosts: 1,663Member Uncommon

    There are no skills to improve training times.  There used to be learning skills, but those were removed.

    What to train has everything to do with what it is you want to do in EVE.  Look for guides on the verious mechanics of EVE.  

    There is no one way to do anything in EVE.

     

    PS:  Start a trial, do the tutorials, and talk to people in corp about the game. 

  • madmikethegmmadmikethegm Little Rock, ARPosts: 41Member

    I also suggestion looking at the Certicates part of your character sheet, and use those as a guide for what skills to take.  It should be a big help deciding what role to focus on, and what skills you will need to take on that role.

    As others have said, it won't take you too long before you can hold your own.  Your level 5 whatever is just as good as their level 5 whatever. They will just have more options available to them.

    I know players who have been in EVE less than a month and are taking part in fleet battles so it's not hopeless!

     

  • JakdstripperJakdstripper logan lake, BCPosts: 2,127Member Uncommon

    Evelopidia

    is a good place to start reading up on all sorts of things about EvE. Of course there is so much about EvE that the only real way to learn is joining a corp that is willing to teach you. for example if you want to pvp then ask arround for a pvp corp that is willing to train nubes.

    EvE university was a great corp for nubes, but i'm not sure if they are still operating.

     

    in the end EvE is all about finding a good corp that focuses on what interests you.

    note: if a corp asks you money for joining, or forces you to pvp with your own ships as a nube just walk away. they are using you as free cannon fodder.

     

  • kovahkovah Orlando, FLPosts: 695Member

    Do all the tutorials.  Look through the Certificate tree.  Figure out what you want to do and go from there.  The Devs have greatly improved the new user experience to the point that it's almost holding your hand - which is a good thing in a game as complex as this - imo.  Lastly, you're forced into the Rookie chat for your first 30 days - ask questions, you will be answered.

    Ultimately, it doesn't matter what you train cause you can always switch.  If you think mining is your thing but then after two months of shooting rocks you decide that killing miners is more your boat then you just start training those skills instead.  EVE vets can only get to level 5 in a skill just like an EVE noob.  Thing is that vets have more 5s across the board but if you specialize, as previously stated, you'll be right there with said vets in those skills.

    Also, I always assume posts like these are trolls just cause they pop up erry other week.  Regardless:

    GL, HF, Fly Safe,

    k

    o7

     

  • EvgireonEvgireon New York, NYPosts: 71Member
    No, it's not too late.
    It will take you roughly 2 months of training to be able to pwn 90% of carebears out there as long as you can get a fight without running into a blob.
  • free2playfree2play Toronto, ONPosts: 1,869Member Uncommon

    - EVE the game is fine. It takes no time to set up a good fit for any activity in the game. 3 months will get you on solid ground.

    - EVE the community leaves alot to be desired. In truth it's 80/20. 80% isn't that bad but they avoid each other like a disease, conerned you might be a part of the other 20%. That's because of the amount of destruction that 20% is capable of in such a short time. Be it a spy, a corp thief or whatever.

  • EncoreFINEncoreFIN TurkuPosts: 18Member Common

    "Rookie help"  ingame channel is a great place to solve problems. Learned most of the basics from there (although we didnt have the new tutorial/beginner program back in the day).

    Oh and for any starting player I always recommend to get to know the game first before joining any player corporations. It's just my preference since some people might pull you to do something dumb/boring and ruin the game for ya.

    DO NOT JOIN A  MINING CORPORATION!

    That is all.

    Catch you on the planetside!

  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Greencastle, INPosts: 2,595Member Uncommon

    You can still play but you will always be 10 yrs behind. If you can accept loseing everything at any time, and anywhere.

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  • MalcanisMalcanis LondonPosts: 3,191Member
    Originally posted by ArmorDillian

    I have one really simple question for you guys ....Is it to late to start playing EVE ??

     

    So many games closing down lately and what I understand is that it takes pretty long time to get skills in EVE....Are there many active players still in EVE ??

     

    Im worried about the fact that this game has been out since 2003 and I will be forever 10 years behind the rest ??? (Biggest concern)

     

    Thanks in advance and sorry for my english.

     

    It isn't too late. The game is as popular as it has ever been and CCP are still very actively developing it.

    As for catching up, don't worry too much. Skills are capped at level 5, and there are a finite number of skillpoints that can apply while you're flying any one ship. You'll only be limited by your skillpoints for at most 6 months; after that you'll simply be increasing the diversity of ships you can fly. And even as a 1-month noob, you can be very viable and useful in PVP, because 95% of PvP is group vs group, and an extra ship is always welcome.

    Give me liberty or give me lasers

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Elsabolts

    You can still play but you will always be 10 yrs behind. If you can accept loseing everything at any time, and anywhere.

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    You know what's a common complaint these days? Some of those 10 year players have so many skill points in their clones that to die costs them a small fortune, and as such, they fly alts down in the 20-30M range in order to afford to PVP on a regular basis.

     

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
    "I don't have one life, I have many lives" - Grunty
    Still currently "subscribed" to EVE, and only EVE!!!
    "This is the most intelligent, well qualified and articulate response to a post I have ever seen on these forums. It's a shame most people here won't have the attention span to read past the second line." - Anon

  • MalcanisMalcanis LondonPosts: 3,191Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Originally posted by Elsabolts

    You can still play but you will always be 10 yrs behind. If you can accept loseing everything at any time, and anywhere.

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    You know what's a common complaint these days? Some of those 10 year players have so many skill points in their clones that to die costs them a small fortune, and as such, they fly alts down in the 20-30M range in order to afford to PVP on a regular basis.

     

     

    Indeed so. Personally I stopped training Malcanis at the 92M SP level (just under the 30 million ISK clone threshold), and now I'm developing other characters on the same account. Alts are useful!

    Now I don't need learning implants, and my "cost to die" is topped at 20M ISK. So I have 2 empty clones and 4 pirate implant clones. It will take the OP about 4 years to "catch up" with my SP total.

    Give me liberty or give me lasers

  • eve_vetseve_vets stockholmPosts: 9Member

    :) Simple answer NO!

     

    I been playing from day 1. But  it dont matter how long time yo been playing eve.

    I can be defeated by others who started a year ago.

     

  • OldBikerOldBiker San Diego, CAPosts: 75Member
    Originally posted by Malcanis

    Indeed so. Personally I stopped training Malcanis at the 92M SP level (just under the 30 million ISK clone threshold), and now I'm developing other characters on the same account. Alts are useful!

    Now I don't need learning implants, and my "cost to die" is topped at 20M ISK. So I have 2 empty clones and 4 pirate implant clones. It will take the OP about 4 years to "catch up" with my SP total.

    I usually PvP in battlecruisers and I have over 100 million skillpoints now.  After the insurance payout it costs more to upgrade my clone than to buy a new ship.  Been toying with the idea of starting a new character so it doesn't cost so much to PvP.

  • MalcanisMalcanis LondonPosts: 3,191Member
    Originally posted by OldBiker
    Originally posted by Malcanis

    Indeed so. Personally I stopped training Malcanis at the 92M SP level (just under the 30 million ISK clone threshold), and now I'm developing other characters on the same account. Alts are useful!

    Now I don't need learning implants, and my "cost to die" is topped at 20M ISK. So I have 2 empty clones and 4 pirate implant clones. It will take the OP about 4 years to "catch up" with my SP total.

    I usually PvP in battlecruisers and I have over 100 million skillpoints now.  After the insurance payout it costs more to upgrade my clone than to buy a new ship.  Been toying with the idea of starting a new character so it doesn't cost so much to PvP.

     

    Do it! You can get all-race T2 Frigates and 1-2 races Cruiser/Battlecruisers into a 25M SP clone quite well, and that's, what? a 5M ISK clone? Plus it's super handy to be able to log into a seperate character who's ready to go without faffing about with jump clones and such.

    Give me liberty or give me lasers

  • ChramChram sigilPosts: 91Member

    Wow, for once we can all agree and avoid the eternal catching up argument. Impressive.

    Let me post some resources for you OP:

    A good place to start is here: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=6310&find=unread  (or, more generally, the whole new citizens subforum. Don't be afraid to ask anything there, that's what it is for.)

    Useful first day advice is well summed up here: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=77176&find=unread

    More specifically, some well meant skill advice is here: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=77549

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