If I only knew

Welcome to the sixteenth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to crazykinux@gmail.com. Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!
The third Blog Banter of 2010 comes to us from ChainTrap of the Into the unknown with gun and camera EVE Blog. He asks us: “Eve University turns six years old on March 15th; six years spent helping the new pilots of New Eden gain experience and understanding in a supportive environment. Eve is clearly a complicated game, with a ton to learn, so much that you never stop learning. So, the question is; What do you wish that someone had taken the time to tell you when you were first starting out? Or what have you learned in the interim that you’d like to share with the wider Eve community?”

A list is generally helpful:

  1. Train the guns/ and weapon skills before you get into the ships.
  2. Amarr ships need no ammunition, they use crystal which are tiny.  The other three races carry ammo with them.
  3. Create a second character from the get go, and train those learning skills
  4. Missiles have a limitation of time to reach target
  5. Train the damned Navigation and Engineering skills
  6. Character race means very little, you can fly any race you want

In short, I wish that I had an actual PLAN before I jumped in. Yes, when I started not many other people played EvE, but still I wished I had an actual plan. I just sort of bumbled along the first few months.

Training used to be a bitch you had to log into the game to find out what was next. We didn’t have a Training Que that problem has been solved thankfully. I certainly do nto remember any training apps in 2004, nope not a one.

Fittings were tried, one at a time until we learned what worked best, now we can do this on the fly with other tools like EvEHQ’s EvE fitter and EFT (both from battleclinic)

I would tell someone new to this game three main things:

  • There is no Winning, this is a game you experience.
  • Don’t just sit in a ship because you do not want to get blown up this game is one where combat is not only key but necessary, if you do not want to fight other players… play a different game.
  • There is no path in which way telling you to go, you can do almost anything in game: you can Trade, Build, Mine, Invest, and most certainly fight.

~ by Manasiv5 on March 15, 2010.

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