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Sarakarr
Posted - 2006.06.19 10:59:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Sarakarr on 19/06/2006 10:59:44
How long should it take before I can upgrade from my noob ship? What should I do with items that I recover from killing NPCs understanding they are low level for example civilian shield booster? Should I sell everything or are their specific items I need to maintain in my hangar? As a noob should I focus on making money and how should I set my priorities for spending the money I make? Should I use the ISK to purchase my learning skills or wait and purchase weapons? I have many questions and have found the forum to be very helpful. However, does anyone have a step by step break down of how things should be done in regards to what and when to purchase items where I should spend most of my time?

I really enjoy the game but this being the first time I have ever played a game like this I am soooooo lost.

Juhktar
Posted - 2006.06.19 11:14:00 - [2]
 

You should probably follow the whole tutorial and do all the story missions. The story missions are courier so you won't die easily on any of them and they each give you a nice reward. Plus when you finish them, you get an implant that you can sell for over a mill!

Sarakarr
Posted - 2006.06.19 11:17:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Sarakarr on 19/06/2006 11:17:51
Originally by: Juhktar
You should probably follow the whole tutorial and do all the story missions. The story missions are courier so you won't die easily on any of them and they each give you a nice reward. Plus when you finish them, you get an implant that you can sell for over a mill!


Does that start automatically or do I need to initiate something?

Marine HK4861
Caldari
State Protectorate
Posted - 2006.06.19 11:30:00 - [4]
 

It should start automatically - just follow the instructions in your journal.

After you've completed this chain of missions, you should have enough money to buy your first proper frigate (if you haven't done so already).

At which point, EVE throws you in at the deep end and you're free to do what you want.
If you want to go mining, go mining, if you want to run missions, talk to agents, if you want to take the first steps in starting your intra-galactic trading business, start trading.
The only thing I don't recommend you do is start piracy or bounty hunting just yet. At your current stage of development, losing a ship is a very nearly catastrophic event, so you may want to develop in one of the other areas so you have a stable ISK gnerating base.

As for learning skills, it depends on how long you're planning to play. If you're in this game for the long haul, then get them done as soon as possible. If you want to have fun along the way, then mix them up with all the vital skills you'll need (spaceship command, weapons, engineering, electronics, etc). There's no wrong or right way, just varying lengths of time taken to achieve your goals.

Welcome to EVE and have fun. Very Happy

Ombey
Black Aces
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2006.06.19 13:23:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Ombey on 19/06/2006 13:26:25
Hi,

As a new player, pick up every piece of loot you generate by killing mission targets, and if you can't use it, sell it or melt it down (move to hangar, right click, 'reprocess'). You sometimes get more by melting it down and selling the minerals.

You can then upgrade to a frigate- read here on the forums or judge for yourself which is the best one. However, make sure you have the skills to fly it; nothing more annoying then buying something and being unable to use it till you've trained a skill!

Focus on making money to start with, as a decent ship is paramount to your future money making options (short term anyway). Money means you can buy goodies- most importantly skill books, which open more doors for you.

So, with skills, i wouldnt concentrate on the learning skills solely- you'll find it damn boring as you won't be able to fly very much or use many modules. Get the learning skills (bar charisma) up to, say level 3, then look up what frigate you want to fly next, and check out what skills you need to fly it, and to use the modules you want to put on it.

Then mix practical skills with learning skills and you'll be a happier player. Get to learn combat by doing combat missions or shooting NPCs in belts (though stay in 0.5+ sec status systems for now or you'll be cannon fodder to player pirates).

Find your niche, do a bit of everything- try mining, try trading, try fighting. They can all be profitable, but it depends on what flicks your switch.

Hope that helps!

EDIT- re your tutorial mission- you can force it to restart, by exiting Eve, and renaming your ..CCP\EVE\cache\Settings folder. This will have the side effect of you losing your in-game settings, but nothing that serious if you are new. Try it, if you don't like it, rename the folder back again. Anyway, the tutorial will start after you rename the folder and log back into Eve.

DrakeStone
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Celestial Industrial Alliance
Posted - 2006.06.19 18:01:00 - [6]
 

Completing the tutorial and paying attention as you do it cannot be emphasized enough.

On this, everyone agrees.



 

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