Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2009.04.28 23:01:00 - [3
Get basics to L4 first (mem/int/learning to L2, then 3, then 4 first, only after that or even after Cybernetics I the 3 other basics to L4), get Cybernetics and train it to L1 (then plug in what +1/+2/+3 implants you can afford, if you can afford any yet, +1s should be dirt cheap), get SOME of the advanced learning skills if/when you can afford them (int/mem/per first, ignore cha for a while unless you have loads of ISK already) and train them to L4 too as soon as you get any of them, meanwhile (as you gather ISK) train skills that help you make ISK rather than wasting a long time getting learning skills almost exclusively.
Of course, you could just buy a GTC, split to PLEX, sell for ISK and then fast-track to +4 implants plus L5 basic mem/int/learning and L4 advanced mem/int... but then again you could just as well buy a character with most learnings done if you're in such a hurry.
Long story short, very early on, ISK is just as important (if even not more important) than learning speed if you play the game without any outside help.
Intentionally stunting your "useful skills" growth early on as you focus exclusively on learning skills for long-term benefits is the easiest way to boredom and quitting the game sooner rather than later.