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Nicky's Tomb
Posted - 2010.11.26 13:32:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Nicky''s Tomb on 26/11/2010 13:33:45
Ooops... I hit the wrong button and created a new thread instead of replying. Sorry. Been (another) one of those days.

As to what you should do... EVE is a big diverse place, but... my suggestion is... start with an NPC corp, it is fun, can make you lots of money and the standings with NPC corps makes making money easier later.

Missions. Pick an NPC corp, Consider a few things for down the line when you do:

Does the NPC corp have a good range of accessible agents at all levels?
Does the NPC corp have R&D agents? <-- free money, regular income.
Does the NPC corp have good refineries?
Does the NPC corp have good labs/manufacturing plants etc.
Does the NPC corp have Medical Facilities? <-- Becomes very important later on.

I don't think you will find one single corp that will cover all of the above. For example Gallente Federal Navy is one of the best for combat missions up to Level 5, but... has limited medical facilities, no R&D, rubbish refining etc.

Generally there are industrial focused NPC corps and Combat focused NPC corps. If you are just interested in getting your standings up then Non-Combat courier missions are the way to go. Combat missions make more money though.

Work with one corp exclusively, either indy or combat and grind away at it as your bread and butter until you get to Level 4 missions and are flying a T2 fitted Battleship. You will then be making ~10mil an hour.

From there, work towards 8.0 standings with that corp and you can create jump clones.

Note, while you are increasing standings with any corp you should also be increasing you overall faction standings, so more and more higher level agents from all corps open up to you.

This will give you plenty of time with plenty to do until you really start to understand EVE. Soon you will be able to spend an afternoon a week running Level 4s to make money and spend the rest of the week spending/wasting that money on little enterprises like exploration, PI, market trading, etc. etc. etc.

If you consider this approach, you will want to look at which combat areas your faction are best with. I'm Gallente so I focused on: Armor tanking, drone boats. So, Skills effecting:

Engineering, Capacitor, Power grid, Armor, Drones, Hybrid turrets
Social Skills (to increase mission earnings and standing increases).

Have fun.

Nicol Nicculon
Gallente
Posted - 2010.11.26 21:45:00 - [2]
 

Thanks, this is also a very valuable advice. I just wonder, how can I find out if an NPC corp is good at R&D agents, refineries, labs/manufacturing etc? I'm also Gallente and am currently in the Gallente Federal Navy. How can I find 'non-combat courier missions' or a corp offering these? (sorry, but I'm really a newb... ;-)

Do you think NPC corps are better than going to a player corporation that is e.g. working in 0.0?

DeMichael Crimson
Minmatar
Republic University
Posted - 2010.11.26 22:15:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Nicol Nicculon
Thanks, this is also a very valuable advice. I just wonder, how can I find out if an NPC corp is good at R&D agents, refineries, labs/manufacturing etc? I'm also Gallente and am currently in the Gallente Federal Navy. How can I find 'non-combat courier missions' or a corp offering these? (sorry, but I'm really a newb... ;-)

Do you think NPC corps are better than going to a player corporation that is e.g. working in 0.0?


Evelopedia is a good source of information.

http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Mission_guide

http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Research_agent

As for staying in NPC corp verses joining a player corp, well...... that's something you have to decide for yourself.

Louis deGuerre
Gallente
Malevolence.
Posted - 2010.11.27 00:30:00 - [4]
 

You can check them out with Chribba's agent tool.
It can be a super useful tool if you ask the right questions.
The division types determine the kinds of missions agents provide.
Knowing to use EVE-surivival is of course essential.

I really recommend joining a nice player corporation as soon as you can (and if it turns out they suck GTFO right away, check them out good before you join). The game is a lot more fun when you play with friends (and also gives you more options), but some people prefer to fly solo and enjoy that more and that's kewl.

Note that you can get jump clones for free, you don't need to grind to 8.0 corp standings first (but it can't hurt).


 

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