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Bengkok
Posted - 2009.06.02 19:43:00 - [1]
 

I have been playing amongst elves and orcs for several years now (not WoW ugh!!!). I have been yearning for something a bit more challenging. After days of research, I have finally decided to get EVE a good honest try.

What has drawn me to this world, is that it is truly an open sandbox with almost limitless possibilities. The depth and detail of the game seems to be second to none. I believe I read the average EVE participant is 28 years of age. That to me is a big plus.

I figured a high learning curb, mature players and an open sandbox would weed out a lot of the "WoW" instant gratification kiddies.

Anyway, I am excited to be here. I am still undecided on which route to go for my profession, but I have a few exciting ideas in mind.

So, to the Star Gazers and War Mongers drifting through out the cosmos, I would like to say "Howdy Yall!"

With kind regards,

Bengkok

Micia
Minmatar
Minmatar Ship Construction Services
Circle-Of-Two
Posted - 2009.06.02 19:48:00 - [2]
 

'sup, new guy. ugh

Perramas
Caldari
Pan Caldarian Ventures
Posted - 2009.06.02 19:50:00 - [3]
 

Hello and welcome to EVE. Read this post and check out the vid linked in the OP also read through the crime and punishment forum to learn how not to get scammed.

Wired
Workhorse Industries
Posted - 2009.06.02 19:59:00 - [4]
 

Welcome to the club.

Having been here close to 6 years myself(couple more weeks to go) I would also like to welcome you to EVE.

As you've said it's a sandbox so, prepare to have sand kicked in your eyes...and when your down to be kicked in the ribs...and when you get up to be pushed over again...and kicked in the ribs again...and then wake up to find you have nothing...then you get back up on your feet and exact revenge on those f*****s.

highonpop
Gallente
Sucker Punch Industries
Posted - 2009.06.02 20:11:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Wired


As you've said it's a sandbox so, prepare to have sand kicked in your eyes...and when your down to be kicked in the ribs...and when you get up to be pushed over again...and kicked in the ribs again...and then wake up to find you have nothing...then you get back up on your feet and exact revenge on those f*****s.



^^ this
a million times this!


1 thing that deters new players is not the lack of instant gratification, but its the cold and unforgiving nature of the New Eden. Cant begin to tell you how many times there are threads from new people complaining about wandering in to lowsec and getting podded withing the first few days.

Prepare to get kicked and shuv. The important part is to kick and shuv back.

Also, there is 1 important rule in eve that will save you a lot of grief


If you cant afford to replace the ship you are in...DONT UNDOCK IN IT!

you are NOT safe. Even in Highsec. Concord is a punisher, not a preventer.

Estel Arador
Posted - 2009.06.02 20:19:00 - [6]
 

Welcome Bengkok Smile

I hope you enjoy the game; the most important thing to remember is that it never hurts to ask a question if you're wondering about something (well, it almost never hurts Twisted Evil).

gfldex
Posted - 2009.06.02 20:28:00 - [7]
 

We were waiting for you. We are looking for you. And we will come for you.

highonpop
Gallente
Sucker Punch Industries
Posted - 2009.06.02 20:41:00 - [8]
 

I almost forgot to add this:

Dont make the mistake of trusting anyone ingame.

If someone ever offers you help, outside the forums, dont take it.

Its a common tactic for pirates to say, "hey i can help you with that, fleet invite me" and then they warp to you...and POP! goes your ship, and probably your pod.


I made this back when I was on my 2 week.

Louis deGuerre
Gallente
Malevolence.
Posted - 2009.06.02 22:18:00 - [9]
 

Welcome. Fly safe and join a good player corp fast is my advice Razz

It's an unforgiving game but it will give and keep on giving.

Milo Caman
Gallente
Anshar Incorporated
Posted - 2009.06.02 22:31:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: highonpop
I almost forgot to add this:

Dont make the mistake of trusting anyone ingame.

If someone ever offers you help, outside the forums, dont take it.

Its a common tactic for pirates to say, "hey i can help you with that, fleet invite me" and then they warp to you...and POP! goes your ship, and probably your pod.


I made this back when I was on my 2 week.


Tush, Untrue.
Less Common now, it's generally bad for business. I offer a lot of help ingame, and usually, if I've got a chat window open with someone I won't shoot them down.

Mavek Halla
Caldari
Hunt and Salvage Inc.
Brig Consortium
Posted - 2009.06.02 22:49:00 - [11]
 

Welcome. Fairly new here myself. So far I have found this place to be very helpful. Sure you will as well.

Mavek

Contralto
Rift Tech
Posted - 2009.06.03 01:01:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Contralto on 03/06/2009 01:04:02
Welcome!, head on over to "Arnon" once you have done the tutorial.

Go to the "Sisters of Eve" station and start the Epic arc missions, there is a great little community of pilots from all 4 races, shout out in local and you are sure to get a friendly reply and help to crack that tough "boss"

Common to have 3 or 400 rookies in local all beavering away on the "Arc"

Quite a few "Vets" hang out there to help.

One guy was jetting hundreds of free ships from his Orca today, but that's a rare event.

Steve Prospector
Posted - 2009.06.03 01:17:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Bengkok

So, to the Star Gazers and War Mongers drifting through out the cosmos, I would like to say "Howdy Yall!"

With kind regards,

Bengkok



Hello, and welcome to the world of EVE-Online. This forum is a great place for new people to ask questions. Just remember that many in EVE-Online are here to help you, but many others are out to get you (part of what makes it fun here--the danger element). So avoid making quick decisions when you can (for example, when you are not being attacked). Just remember, the more time pressure a fellow EVE player puts on you, the more you should slow down and take your time.

Oh, and one other thing--if you are having a problem with something, just tell us the problem you are having and we will try to help. However, if you make the mistake of saying something like "Eve sucks" or anything simliar to that, to many here that would be the equivalent of going into Yankee Stadium and yelling "Yankees Suck!". Whether they do or not, you are not likely to receive a warm welcome. Remember:

Good Post: Eve has many problems that I think need to be addressed.

Bad Post: Eve Sucks! WOW is better!

Got It? :)

Enjoy your stay. :)

Intense Thinker
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.06.03 01:37:00 - [14]
 

We gonna make you squeal like a pig Twisted Evil

Ender Darklight
Caldari
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2009.06.03 02:26:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Bengkok
I have been playing amongst elves and orcs for several years now (not WoW ugh!!!). I have been yearning for something a bit more challenging. After days of research, I have finally decided to get EVE a good honest try.

What has drawn me to this world, is that it is truly an open sandbox with almost limitless possibilities. The depth and detail of the game seems to be second to none. I believe I read the average EVE participant is 28 years of age. That to me is a big plus.

I figured a high learning curb, mature players and an open sandbox would weed out a lot of the "WoW" instant gratification kiddies.

Anyway, I am excited to be here. I am still undecided on which route to go for my profession, but I have a few exciting ideas in mind.

So, to the Star Gazers and War Mongers drifting through out the cosmos, I would like to say "Howdy Yall!"

With kind regards,

Bengkok



Uhh... "Hi."

Leana Darkrider
Minmatar
Creatio -ex- nihilo
The Donkey Rollers
Posted - 2009.06.03 10:25:00 - [16]
 

Hi Bengkok,

good to have you around.
Hopefully you'll love this game as much as wel all do Wink

Maria Kalista
Amarr
Knights of Kador
Posted - 2009.06.03 11:09:00 - [17]
 

Howdy!

Welcome to EVE! Please fasten your seatbelt cause the trip might be bumpy!
I do hope you enjoy your stay and when applicable bump back! Wink

Sleepkevert
Amarr
Rionnag Alba
Triumvirate.
Posted - 2009.06.03 12:28:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Bengkok
I believe I read the average EVE participant is 28 years of age. That to me is a big plus.
Don't let that fool you, most of them will still behave like 13 year olds Razz

Anyway, welcome to EVE and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have been doing in the past 3 years Smile

Bengkok
Posted - 2009.06.03 15:21:00 - [19]
 

I would like to thank you all for the warm welcome. It is only day 3 and I am loving the game and can actually see this as my permanent mmo home.

I recently read this MMO has a life expectancy of 50 years. That, is impressive.

maddmaxx III
Caldari
Sons Of 0din
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2009.06.03 17:43:00 - [20]
 

Welcome to new eden, might I suggest you check out eve university for a player run corp, its a great place for new players to find there place in eve.

Cheers,
and fly safe

Pierre Dumonte
Mortis Noir.
Posted - 2009.06.03 18:12:00 - [21]
 

Welcome to the only game worth playing. my wife calls it 'mistress eve and the pod people' but i call it my daily escape. it has replaced television for me, and has made me friends around the world. just remember that it is a game of internet spaceships and that nobody really dies, nothing is really lost. in the end we are all here to have fun
Very Happy

my only advice is to find someone to fly with and to learn from. a single player or a player run corp is even better. browse these forums and hook up with someone who you think you can get along with. without guidance this game has a long long and steep learning curve (trust me, i tried the lone wolf thing when i started)

Tandin
The Knights Templar
Cascade Imminent
Posted - 2009.06.03 18:33:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Sleepkevert
Originally by: Bengkok
I believe I read the average EVE participant is 28 years of age. That to me is a big plus.
Don't let that fool you, most of them will still behave like 13 year olds Razz

Anyway, welcome to EVE and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have been doing in the past 3 years Smile


The "statistic" says 28. It doesn't say anything about them being spoiled 28 yo's living in their parents' basement.

to the OP: Welcome, some of us have been prowling around the spaceways of New Eden for years now and we've seen changes come and go. The biggest things to do:

1) Join a player corp active in your timezone

2) Eve is a harsh mistress. That said, she's a passionate and seductive mistress. Remember the concept of personal responsibility for your actions and you will prosper. Do not assume the Devs/GMs give a crap about some pirate that suicide kills you in highsec.

3) Ask questions. As many as you need. You may get the typical 13yo mentality criticizing you but don't let it dissuade you. There are people in this game that are willing to help noobs. We were all noobs at some point.

Grista
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.06.03 19:03:00 - [23]
 

Just remember EVE doesn't have a learning curve, but a learning cliff.

gfldex
Posted - 2009.06.03 19:22:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Grista
Just remember EVE doesn't have a learning curve, but a learning cliff.


And that's why we can fly.

highonpop
Gallente
Sucker Punch Industries
Posted - 2009.06.04 18:44:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Grista
Just remember EVE doesn't have a learning curve, but a learning cliff.


refer to my sig


 

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