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So, I re-subbed

outfctrloutfctrl Jacksonville, FLPosts: 3,619Member

After nine years of not playing I  logged into the game started reading.  I own a Rupture, I have 45 (skill points: 2,992,606) and around 8m isk.  Great....now what? So I kept reading, reading and more reading. Oh, I am also a member of a corporation of one....me and my alt.

Launched, then docked...logged out

So far, this is what I found out:

wtf

I have no idea what to do next

 

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  • MalcanisMalcanis LondonPosts: 3,191Member
    What would you like to do?

    Give me liberty or give me lasers

  • AnthurAnthur StolbergPosts: 686Member Uncommon

    There is at least one error in your calculation

    C1 is 0,0241666666666....

    That's probably where your problem lies. Hopefully it helps. ;)

  • outfctrloutfctrl Jacksonville, FLPosts: 3,619Member

    I cant remember that much that far back.  I know I was mining for a large part helping the corp.

    I have this huge ship and have no idea what to do now.  Can I still train?

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  • outfctrloutfctrl Jacksonville, FLPosts: 3,619Member
    Originally posted by Anthur

    There is at least one error in your calculation

    C1 is 0,0241666666666....

    That's probably where your problem lies. Hopefully it helps. ;)

    I knew someone would post this. 

    It was an analogy...LOL

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  • vonryan123vonryan123 Not home, MIPosts: 151Member Uncommon

    Well you need to ask yourself. What would I like to do in eve?

     

    Once you ask that you have a start point. If its pve or pvp or indy doesnt matter be a pirate be a merc you pick.

    So what would you like to do in your would of eve? I can make suggestions once thats defined

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  • paulythebpaulytheb Wauwatosa, WIPosts: 261Member Uncommon

     Go to youtube or google and look up some guides for mining and mission running.

    Join a corporation with actual other people in it. They can help you and answer questions, just expect suspicion, it is a game of politics and intrigue after all.

    I would start by finding a couple of agents that you can do missions for, unless you want to be a miner instead. Avoid doing missions in trade hubs like Jita. Find a nice quiet out of the way cluster of systems and go to work.

    Keep most of your stuff on the space station. Salvage your wrecks in missions.( You can go back with a diffrent ship if you make a bookmark to the location)

    Look online for guides to the starter missions and the story arcs.

    You want a couple of agents that you can access close by, in case you have to turn down a mission from one agent you can just go work for the others.Avoid missions that send you into low sec space at first, until you can afford to lose your ship don't go.

    Keep skilling up to higher tier ships, once you can fly a bigger ship, and fit it. You can do higher level missions. Again there are guides online.

    If none of this is interesting, you can ;

    Haul trash or any other trade items for profit (just be aware of contraband laws)

    Be a bounty hunter.

    Be a pirate.

    Be a corporate raider.

    Join the faction war.

    Take up scanning.

    Specialize in electronic warfare.

    Set up planetary colonies for profit

    Harass miners.

    Learn manufaturing.

    Learn research.

    Explore 0.0 space in a shuttle.

     

    Or just about any thing else you would like to do.

    Maybe you just want to learn how to make frigates and then hang out in the newbie zone handing out free ships. If that is what you want to do ... do it.

     

    ( Note to self-Don't say anything bad about Drizzt.)

    An acerbic sense of humor is NOT allowed here.

  • outfctrloutfctrl Jacksonville, FLPosts: 3,619Member
    I know.  Just need to put some serious time into it.  Maybe it will all come back to me, but when I started playing 9 years ago, it didnt look so complicated as it does now. 

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  • BoardwalkerBoardwalker Austin, TXPosts: 384Member Uncommon

    It's all about what *you* want to do. Check this out: http://swiftandbitter.com/eve/wtd/

     

    Also, press F12, and do the following:

    1. Click the Tutorials tab and do the tutorials.

    2. Click Show Career Agents and do the missions for each one.

    3. Go.

    They can adjust a game all day, but they can't help the issue between the keyboard and the chair.
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  • differentdifferent Markt IndersdorfPosts: 180Member
    Do PI for easy and cheap ISK, 10 million a day almost totally hands off
  • outfctrloutfctrl Jacksonville, FLPosts: 3,619Member
    Originally posted by different
    Do PI for easy and cheap ISK, 10 million a day almost totally hands off

    I watched a video on Planet interaction and it looked quite complicated, plus, couldnt you be just ganked while trying to place factories on the planet?

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  • StonedogStonedog Molden HeathPosts: 32Member Uncommon

    Once you have placed the command centre, you can edit the rest from station if you have the right skills to do it remotely. You don't even have to be in same system.

    You will obviously have to go there when you want to collect or drop off goods

  • outfctrloutfctrl Jacksonville, FLPosts: 3,619Member

    Man, I am really getting overwhelmed with this game.  There is so much to learn and remember.  I can see why this game is lasting so long and keeps the subscription high.

    Very well made game.

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  • BoardwalkerBoardwalker Austin, TXPosts: 384Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by outfctrl

    Man, I am really getting overwhelmed with this game.  There is so much to learn and remember.  I can see why this game is lasting so long and keeps the subscription high.

    Very well made game.

     

    Totally agree. The amount of things you can do, and learn, is what drew me to this game and keeps me engaged even years later. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of the most immersive MMOs out there.

    They can adjust a game all day, but they can't help the issue between the keyboard and the chair.
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  • MothanosMothanos ArnhemPosts: 1,860Member Uncommon

    Ah what to do in Eve.....that brother is what you need to ask yourself...

    Do i want to mine ? if yes ? where do i want to mine ? Hisec / Lowsec / Nullsec / Wormhole
    Do i want to be player ? making spreadsheets ? control distance markets with lots of profit?
    Do i want to be a carebear and never leave Hisec and mission untill i quit the game ?
    Do i want to be part of something bigger ? dying for a cause in Faction Warfare ?
    Do i want to be part of a not so distand war between 2 of the strongers powers that Eve has ever seen ? CFC also known as Goonswarm Federation + their brothers in arms or the mighty new kid on the block named HBC also known as Honey Badgers Coalition aka Test alliance please ignore ?
    Do i want to be a pirate and make a name for yourself ?

    Ask yourself these questions and find terms with your innerself about what YOU want to be.


    I joined Eve in 2011 and quited after 2 months of doing missions untill my eyes bleeded red.
    I came back 5 weeks ago and joined TNT - Tactical Narcotics Team ( member of CFC / Goonswarm Federation) and iam having the time of my life.
    I undock and rat/plex 40/50 million isk in an hour with my low 9 mill skillpoints.
    Home Defence calling me as meatshield and burn ships.
    Ops to cause mayhem in enemy territory
    Ops to defend critical places that need protection

    Learning the ropes of Null-Sec with people who i taught to be rude beasts that have no time for low skill point pilots like me...yet they are willing to learn me everything they know.
    Taking the time to show me around and let me taste the blood of enemy's under extreme presure of winning each battle or in some cases making a fleet and fly till you die causing as much damage as we can for the fun of it :)


    Eve.....so much to learn but so much fun when flying with the right people ;)

  • outfctrloutfctrl Jacksonville, FLPosts: 3,619Member

    Well, I tried to get back into it.  I just dont seem to have the time.  This game requires hours upon hours to do anything.  Now that I am older, I just cant find the time to put into it.

     

    I really wanted to, but alas, I can't.

     

    Thanks all for the great responses. I really did try, but I couldnt get sucked in.  So I am playing Miner Wars 2081

     

    I can pop in, play awhile and pop out.  Sheesh, I hate getting old.  Time is not on my side anymore.

     

    Later all, and thanks so much for the encouragement.

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  • EluwienEluwien EspooPosts: 166Member
    Originally posted by outfctrl

    Well, I tried to get back into it.  I just dont seem to have the time.  This game requires hours upon hours to do anything.  Now that I am older, I just cant find the time to put into it.

     I really wanted to, but alas, I can't.

     Thanks all for the great responses. I really did try, but I couldnt get sucked in.  So I am playing Miner Wars 2081

     I can pop in, play awhile and pop out.  Sheesh, I hate getting old.  Time is not on my side anymore.

     Later all, and thanks so much for the encouragement.

     

    Best thing you could do with limited time and without wasting hours for reading about something complicated is to contact Red VS Blue organization. Its actually 2 corps that are in constant war against each other, for the sake of laughter and murder with no ties attached. Call them up, join either of the teams, join their comm's and set destination to nearest fight. 8 mil gives buys you 8x frigates with shitfits and they dont expect ANY skill or shiptype so its straight into the carnage.

    After initial 1-2 hours of getting in, fitting a ship and flying to location, you should be able to go from login to firefight very short time without reading a word of any manual. Just join comms, hit orbit, active guns and get addicted.

     

    Its a game about what YOU want. You want no hazzle straight action without much effort, and yes, EVE delivers that too.

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  • MukeMuke BredaPosts: 2,171Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by outfctrl
    After nine years of not playing I  logged into the game started reading.  wtfI have no idea what to do next 


    give your isk to me.

    "going into arguments with idiots is a lost cause, it requires you to stoop down to their level and you can't win"

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,989Member Uncommon

    I had to give up recently myself, love the game, but real life just won't let me play the way I want to.

    Maybe if I win that darn lottery. image

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
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  • atticusbcatticusbc Posts: 1,067Member Uncommon
    the thing about eve is that people all the time, when someone asks wtd, say "what do you want to do?" the problem i think the op is running into, and is one which i ran into and caused me to drop my sub, is that there's no good entry point on the thing you want to do. you literally have to dive into the deep end, headfirst, and hope that you learn things faster than you get fed up. so "just do it"? no. newbie soloers can't "just do it." there's just too many things in the way (losses, steep learning curve forbids learning at a pace that makes every loss enough of a learning experience, difficulty recouping losses, no manageable area to learn in, etc.) even rl isn't this tough.
  • MalcanisMalcanis LondonPosts: 3,191Member
    Originally posted by atticusbc
    the thing about eve is that people all the time, when someone asks wtd, say "what do you want to do?" the problem i think the op is running into, and is one which i ran into and caused me to drop my sub, is that there's no good entry point on the thing you want to do. you literally have to dive into the deep end, headfirst, and hope that you learn things faster than you get fed up. so "just do it"? no. newbie soloers can't "just do it." there's just too many things in the way (losses, steep learning curve forbids learning at a pace that makes every loss enough of a learning experience, difficulty recouping losses, no manageable area to learn in, etc.) even rl isn't this tough.

    Well not quite; once you've decided what to do, it's much easier to give you advice. If you want to build ships then you need very different advice than if you want to be an explorer.

    Give me liberty or give me lasers

  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 4,942Member Uncommon
    The advice is invariably the same, don't fly what you cannot afford lose. Which is fine but ad a new player it is just no fun getting destroyed over and over because someone has 2 accounts or a 10% advantage because buying t2 is trivial. Eve is a brilliant game but the lack of protection or a fair battlefield for new players is a barrier for new players.

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  • hfztthfztt GlostrupPosts: 839Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by atticusbc
    the thing about eve is that people all the time, when someone asks wtd, say "what do you want to do?" the problem i think the op is running into, and is one which i ran into and caused me to drop my sub, is that there's no good entry point on the thing you want to do. you literally have to dive into the deep end, headfirst, and hope that you learn things faster than you get fed up. so "just do it"? no. newbie soloers can't "just do it." there's just too many things in the way (losses, steep learning curve forbids learning at a pace that makes every loss enough of a learning experience, difficulty recouping losses, no manageable area to learn in, etc.) even rl isn't this tough.

    Let me guess, you are one of those people who wants a guide be course you want to "do it right" the first time. The "game" in eve is very much the trail and error part of learning. Once you master something, its gets boring and old pretty fast. The learning on the other hand is where the experience is. So if you cant handle the try-and-fail part, you did a good choice by not playing eve.

    Eve is pretty forgiving, actually, (you are wrong saying its not) as long as you follow the first rule of eve: Never undock in something you cannot afford to loose. What I see happen a lot though is people taking advice from people who says "oh, you have to have this fit to do this right" and then peolpe follow that advice and fly in something they really cannot afford to loose. Never forget rule number one, even when listening to "good" advice.

  • hfztthfztt GlostrupPosts: 839Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Bladestrom
    The advice is invariably the same, don't fly what you cannot afford lose. Which is fine but ad a new player it is just no fun getting destroyed over and over because someone has 2 accounts or a 10% advantage because buying t2 is trivial. Eve is a brilliant game but the lack of protection or a fair battlefield for new players is a barrier for new players.

    Yup eve is unfair. Bring friends and that oldtimers two accounts or T2 gear wont save him. Exploit the unfairness, dont let yourself be killed by it...

  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 4,942Member Uncommon
    True, there is no fair combat, gank or be ganked, blob or be blobbed etc etc.

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  • ZoeMcCloskeyZoeMcCloskey Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,147Member Uncommon

    I re-subbed also but I haven't done anything other than walk around in station, set my training and enjoy the ambience.

    May get back to working on faction with npc mining corp and setting up another alt with a full set of research agents.

     

     

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