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Jav Civire
Posted - 2006.06.18 21:51:00 - [1]
 

Hi. Iíve just got a few questions about the game.

I know Eve is supposed to be fantastic but I have not been able to ďget intoĒ it. I donít want to sound like Iím complaining but Iíve got a few quick questions that if answered could make the difference for me. I really do want to become an addict at this game :)


Is travelling between systems suppose to take this long? Is there a way just to get from point A to B without the stopping at 10 systems? Are there any skills to improve travel time? Do shuttles improve things?

Are there any good User Interfaces available that lots of people use?

Is there a way to increase load times of screens such as the Market, etc?

When you complete the early story/tutorial missions, where do you go to get the next lot? I like story missions but I have not been able to get hold of manyÖ Do story NPCís contact you when your standing goes up?

Are there any good graphics tweaks to make things look sharper, etc?


Thanks for any help. Answering these questions could quite likely make my Eve experience much better Cool

Prant
Posted - 2006.06.18 22:05:00 - [2]
 

Boy you've quickly put your finger on a lot of the game's problems. Basically, no it's like that. And we're addicts anyway.

There are jump clones someday to help with travel but thats a long way away and doesnt solve everything. Some ships are faster than others but you're probably in some frigate which is about as fast as it gets - more powerful ships will generally be even slower, you're going to love that. Yeah there are some skills and some modules like afterburners to move a little faster - but trust me its not going to change things that much, travelling is just kind of clunky.

We all use the same interface as far as I know - I think the user agreement obligates you to in fact.

As far as your missions go, really once you do the first introduction one, you are on your own. Everyone always thinks, based on the way the texts of the first missions are written, that they're going to be "handed off" to some particular thread ("storyline") they need to follow but its not like that. You will see that the universe is full of agents at different levels and quality ratings working for different corps. For each one, you either can or cannot talk to him depend on the standing you have built up - anybody who will talk to you you can use now, there is not a particular one you have to find. Use your map with its show my agents display setting to see who will talk to you at any moment, and pick somebody in your area, probably you should try and stick with one corp if you want to build standing as fast as possible. From time to time (every 16 missions you run) you'll get a "storyline" which is not part of a storyline at all since it has nothing to do with what went before or with what will come later - its just a special mission you will get an email summoning you to do. You do it, and it helps your standing. That's all the storyline is.

Hope this helps.

spRAYed
Shaolin Monks
Posted - 2006.06.18 22:20:00 - [3]
 

At first traviling might seem slow. I actually think its not that bad at all if u realise how big those systems are that your going through.

Dont move when u dont have to. See what's about. Y buy the cheapest item 12 jumps away when there is the same one for just slighly more in the same system.

Once u get to know the (huge)Market and how to use it, that will save u some moving about.

As for missions? Find a corp, join the Recruitment channel or the section on these forums. They can help u and u can help them on missions/mining/pvp/pirating(yaar) Try it out. See what u like most. And never forget, who/what u dont like.

GC13
Caldari
Species 5618
R0ADKILL
Posted - 2006.06.18 23:10:00 - [4]
 

And also, I guess it's my job to note that there are no downloadable UIs for Eve. It's kinda against the EULA to modify the client in any way. (Well, you can change the color in the settings, but that's not modifying the client.) Likewise with graphics tweaks, though when Windows Vista comes out, its users will be able to play a prettier-looking Eve.

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2006.06.18 23:15:00 - [5]
 

Travelling is not really an issue in EVE. If you don't want to travel, you don't have to: you can spend nearly all your time in 2 or 3 system next to each other and do just fine. If you want to travel, a frigate with a microwarpdrive can do a jump a minute.

Jav Civire
Posted - 2006.06.19 10:43:00 - [6]
 

Cheers guys. I'll give it a couple more days I think.

One last question though: When would you guys say I'm ready to venture out and do some pirating, PVP, etc? Is that area the sole domain of the big players? I.e. only people who have trained to use battleships, etc, can really enjoy that?

Scots Crusader
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2006.06.19 10:54:00 - [7]
 

You can PVP in a frig no problem, just pick your targets carefully. Your best bet though is a cruiser if you fly solo and you will not need loads of sp to do so. IMHO though, your best bet is to join up with a corp and go on group ops, they are lots of fun and you can do it in a cheap T1 frig and still be an integral part of the gang as a tackler.

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2006.06.19 10:56:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Dark Shikari on 19/06/2006 10:56:13
Originally by: Jav Civire
Cheers guys. I'll give it a couple more days I think.

One last question though: When would you guys say I'm ready to venture out and do some pirating, PVP, etc? Is that area the sole domain of the big players? I.e. only people who have trained to use battleships, etc, can really enjoy that?

Battleships are rarely used in piracy these days except perhaps for sniping.

A cruiser, interceptor, assault frigate, etc can do things just fine. And if you join up with others to do it together, even a frigate will work.

Varis
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2006.06.19 10:58:00 - [9]
 

nonono!!

the BEST time to get used to PvP is when you are in a frigate and dont have much to loose.

you will die - many times - doing that fir the first time in a 100+ million isk battleship is a big shock.

do it now when you'll only loose a few 100k isk.


 

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