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Milydia
Posted - 2004.07.11 22:01:00 - [1]
 

Hi, i am new to Eve. I started 3 days ago with the 14 day free trial. I actually need some motivation to continue to play, since from now on, the only thing i am doing is mission from agent, wich is all about waiting 20 minutes on autopilote doing nothing, or mining, wich is basicaly means a few click with a lot of waiting between.

I really want to play Eve. It seems nice. I am really trying to give that game a chance to seduce me. So i need players to tells me, if Eve will get any more interesting in the futur for me. If so, after how much day of playing.

Basicaly, my Game Play of Eve since the begining is browsing the Internet with IE, reading games forum, etc.. while my ship is either traveling, or mining. When i think the current action is done ( autopilote or mining ) i bring Eve Online back in front, make a few click (heading back to my station) and then, going back doing something else with my computer.

Is this all Eve is about? I am not bashing the game. I just want to understand. What you people make you continue to play this game past the first days? If the game is all about waiting?

I wish, after a few weeks of play, the game play improve, or something. I need to hair that Wink

Thanks in advanced, to all of those who will be able to tell me that Eve will get more interesting, if i continue to play..

Skape Gote
Caldari
Shinra
Posted - 2004.07.11 22:09:00 - [2]
 

Think about the stuff that you would like to do ingame, whether you want to be a miner, pirate, builder or whatever. Then I'd advise you to tell people on this thread what you want to do and see if any player corps are interested in taking you on and teaching you. To me Eve is all about Corporations and their interaction, you should find the game a lot more interesting and hopefully some decent people along the way.

Necrologic
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2004.07.11 22:11:00 - [3]
 

Yes, there is much more to the game. I've been playing afew months now, and the first week or so was pritty slow, but then i got going. The main thing is to interact with other people, and that sort of thing. Maybe join or corp or something? I'm sure when others reply to this you will get more answers/opinions, but if you need a hand feel free to contact me ingame.

Gabriel BriGGs
Genco
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
Posted - 2004.07.11 22:13:00 - [4]
 

heh, i felt the same way too. i almost quite after the first few days.. but i started talkig to a few different people.. and out of the kindness of their hearts they helped me out and gave me advice.. etc.. telling me what might be a good idea to and not to do. Like the previous post said, try and find a corp or something to start out with. i didnt join a corp for 2-3 weeks of playing, but i hung around 5 guys in a corp for a few days, they helped me,t hen i moved on to some other lads i met, and now its been a month and a half or so and i am in their corp and having more fun then i certainly was before lol. it sstill a slow game for awhile, you just gota realize its a slow game and it will get better

Nafri
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2004.07.11 22:15:00 - [5]
 

i suggest buying a book for mining

Kildarin Farushna
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2004.07.11 22:17:00 - [6]
 

get more skillpoints
Shocked

Rover Vitesse
Gallente
FinFleet
Raiden.
Posted - 2004.07.11 22:19:00 - [7]
 

What keeps me playing is the interaction with other people. There are many ways you can achieve this, forming a gang to go hunting NPC, other players etc etc, although the most obvios one is to join a corp. There are plenty of corporations out there doing all sorts of business, ship building, mining, pirating, mercenaries, hunters, agent runners, the list is endless. Many corps don't specialize in one area, but spread themselves over many roles. Decide what exactly you want to do in Eve, then look around for a corp that will cater for you and what you want from your gaming experience. Check out this thread for my recruiting spiel.

DedGuy
Millennium
Posted - 2004.07.11 22:30:00 - [8]
 

This is the main problem with being a newbie in Eve.

Far too few people get past the stage where they think Eve is boring. Most just come in, play for a few days, think "right, mining.......boring, missions......boring. Must leave, play Counterstrike or something."

Firstly: I suggest you go to the eve-online website, head to the download page, and download a few videos of fleet battles. Something community created, thatll make you think "wow - impressive, I wish i was there." Something thatll show you what eve can be really like. Personally, i suggest World of Eve or this which is pretty recent.

Thatll renew your faith in eve...

Secondly, you set yourself a target or something. Try and discover something that *you* want to do. Find something that you enjoy. Don't mine or do agent missions because you believe theyre necessary, they're not. Eve has so much more on offer. Go out and get yourself shot tryng pvp, join a corporation and make close friends. In moments of boredom I used to run events for newbies and things.

You're not restricted in any way. Find a way to play Eve how *you* want to play it.


Alexis Machine
Minmatar
Asmoday Entertainment
Posted - 2004.07.11 23:39:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Alexis Machine on 11/07/2004 23:40:22
I dunno what to tell you.

Mining sucks, and so do agent missions. But that's pretty much what you're gonna do for the first few weeks. At least till you get the cash to buy skills and train em and all that rant.

Join a corp

or do what I do..

Linkage

Milydia
Posted - 2004.07.12 00:22:00 - [10]
 

Thanks for all the reply. I'll keep the faith! Razz

What i like the most generaly in a MMORPG is to explore. I like "finding" stuff. But i am wondering, by exploring, what can i found? Some rare ore to mine? But what else? Probably everything has already been discovered, and finding secret thing is reduced at the point where it is betting asking here in the forum or in the chat of Eve, eheh.

Is exploring worth it? Can we found some special hidden agent in a foreign strange base that will give mission with special reward? Can we fall on an abandoned ship or something? Is there some hidden solar system not in the map?

Otherwise, i like to create my own stuff. So mining and crafting is nice with me.

I'll try to stick with the game a few weeks, i'll try! Cool

Xadian
Doomheim
Posted - 2004.07.12 00:24:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Xadian on 12/07/2004 00:26:53
Exploration in Eve can be VERY time-consuming. But, if you get lucky, you can find some very cool stuff. Very Happy

For example, in one system, there is a little derelict with a "Power Generator" near it. Took me over 2 hours to MWD over there, but when I got to it, it felt worth the trip. Cool

Also found some neat ruins and stuff.

Oh, and if you want an easy-to-find but VERY cool thing, go to:

System: Dead End
Planet: 5
Moon: 5

I won't spoil whats there, but its one of the coolest sights in the entire game.

olyyy
Gallente
hirr
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2004.07.12 00:41:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: olyyy on 12/07/2004 00:42:57
Originally by: Nafri
i suggest buying a book for mining

or watching p0rn while gate camping ? Wink

Personnaly I watch DivX while doing pvp it's to say how interesting and entertaining it is...
edit: not p0rn divX Rolling Eyes

Pestilence Aligher'ri
V i L e
Posted - 2004.07.12 00:45:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Pestilence Aligher'ri on 12/07/2004 00:49:25
Milydia I can maybe get you to stay here.. I have just recently started a new corp/guild. The basic idea of the corp/guild is for Roleplay/Player vs Player purposes. We are trying to form a army and a nice alliance to help rebuild the minmatar republic and free the slaves that some amarrian's own. The other idea is to mainly serve this purpose by flying only in frigates. Meaning, you don't need to be a experience player with loads of cash to maybe roleplayplay/pvp with us. If you got a frigate and able to use some good frigates then you are more than welcome to tag along with us. Im always on and usaly out and about tagging up npc pirates or trying to get myself into some amarrian trouble. We can get you a good frigate, recommend some setups and whatnot, then you can fly with us to do some more action stuff without being a pirate. Most corps have stuff like this, but they mainly focus on fleets of battleships and stuff. We mainly do frigates because they are cheap, fun and really skillful to use when trying to take down other battleships.

So if you're intrested, mail/msg Pestilence Aligher'ri in game. Then I can get you on your way to doing something that doesn't suck or is boring. Hopfully you wont need a book haha.

Just some offices for you to apply too.

Anamake VI - Moon 8 - Pator Tech School
Eglennaert I - Moon 11 - Nugoeihuvi Coporation Development Studio
Eglennaert I - Moon 6 - Astral Mining Inc. Mineral Reserve
Inghenges VI - Moon 13 - Ishukone Corporation Factory
Yard III - Six Kin Development Production Plant


-Pestilence Aligher'ri of Silent Vengence

Origim
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2004.07.12 00:47:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Origim on 12/07/2004 00:52:04
<snip>

Bah.

Pestilence Aligher'ri
V i L e
Posted - 2004.07.12 00:51:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Pestilence Aligher'ri on 12/07/2004 00:53:29
Killing rats can pay out pretty good. Anyone can easily kill 5k to 10k isk rats on second day of being here. If you use lasers, that's more than just free money comming to you. Not to mention the loot they drop can pay out too. I think I made 100k in about 40 mins one time hunting in 0.6 then a few days later I went to 0.0 with a second frigate and was killing cruiser rats. Not to hard to make isk in Eve and have fun.

Damnit Origim stop edditing your post haha

-Pestilence Aligher'ri of Silent Vengence

Milydia
Posted - 2004.07.12 00:52:00 - [16]
 

Thanks for this information Xadian, i'll try that. It might give me a good idea of what exploring means in Eve Wink

Also, i am writting down your name Perstilence, and thank thee for the offer. I'll try to play alone at first, while i am getting experience playing Eve. And then, i'll think about joining a Corp.

But i am very pleased to hair that some Corp are RolePlaying. That's very interesting.

*meanwhile*

Oh god, 9 jump to go, time for some reading Razz

Vex Seraphim
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2004.07.12 00:52:00 - [17]
 

join some big pvp corp that's in one of the active alliances,
trust me, your interest for game will skyrocket in no time
(do NOT become a slave miner though, look for a good respected corp)
and after some time and after you'll gasp the politics of this game,
you'll never think of leaving :)

Pestilence Aligher'ri
V i L e
Posted - 2004.07.12 00:56:00 - [18]
 

Yepyep, Im going through the same thing you are going through Milydia. Just about bored with everything being the events here suck (Being noone really lets anyone know whats really going on in any empire). Then the corps that do RP are only for well experience players who have like millions of skillpoints. Only thing really to do is mine, do boring missions or be a pirate. Pirates can be fun, but after you gangbang the 5th newbie, it get's pretty pathetic.

-Pestilence Aligher'ri of Silent Vengence

Kashre
Minmatar
Imperium Technologies
Sodalitas XX
Posted - 2004.07.12 02:23:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: Kashre on 12/07/2004 02:30:45
if you have to do agent missions, go find a security agent that will give you kill missions.

For myself, I started a new character a couple weeks ago just to see what being a noob is like nowadays. I did 2 of the tutorial missions, got enough isk for a pair of 125mm autocannons and some ammo and a civilian shield booster, then went to a .7 system and started killing rats. 30 minutes later I upgraded to a slasher and went back. 30 minutes after that I upgraded to 200mm autocannons, and 2 hours later I could afford a rifter.

And combat, even against lame belt rats is about 900x more enjoyable than mining. So thats what I suggest you do.

Milydia
Posted - 2004.07.13 05:15:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Kashre
Edited by: Kashre on 12/07/2004 02:30:45
if you have to do agent missions, go find a security agent that will give you kill missions.

For myself, I started a new character a couple weeks ago just to see what being a noob is like nowadays. I did 2 of the tutorial missions, got enough isk for a pair of 125mm autocannons and some ammo and a civilian shield booster, then went to a .7 system and started killing rats. 30 minutes later I upgraded to a slasher and went back. 30 minutes after that I upgraded to 200mm autocannons, and 2 hours later I could afford a rifter.

And combat, even against lame belt rats is about 900x more enjoyable than mining. So thats what I suggest you do.


Ok, once i read your message, i decided to do the same to check that out. Now, it has been 2 hours that i am searching for an Agent in a .7 zone that is willing to give me some "killing" mission. But no luck, i just can't find anything. I just fall on Agent that is asking me to do mailing mission.

And over all that, i have a series of Agent that msg me to tell me that the 24 hours offer is off, and i am probably loosing relation point with them.

How can i fight in this game? The only place i know where i can kill some stuff is in the newb zone where the tutorial send you...

I have some very hard time trying this game out, really. I'v played a lot of MMORPG before. I am not an inexperienced gamer.

So, if i want to fight, what do i must do?

Thanks.

Adriana
Gallente
DC1 Coalition
Posted - 2004.07.13 05:55:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Adriana on 13/07/2004 05:57:30
Edited by: Adriana on 13/07/2004 05:56:54
The longer I play, and more involved I get, the better Eve gets. It's all about skillpoints and building up a network of friends/corp mates.

If you want to, feel free to contact me in game. Depending on your playstyle I might have a place for you in the corporation I am part of. If your playstyle doesn't match ours (i.e. you are a pirate), I can probably put you into contact with someone who's playstyle will.

Necrologic
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2004.07.13 05:57:00 - [22]
 

Go to your character sheet, then standings. Find a corp you wanna work with an agent from (the one you have the highest standing with) If no corps are showing up in standing, try getting info on a larger faction (like Caldari state or another one of them for example) In the info is a list of corps. Then get info on the corp of your choice (if you want kill missions go for navy or somthing). Then in the corp info is a list of agents. Again, if you want kill missions go to the security tab for agents. It will show you who is available where, and what you need to use better agents in agent info. So, you'll probably just be able to use level 1 agents. Get the one with the highest quality. Since all level one missions are pritty much the same regardless of system sec, it doesn't matter much where you agent is. ok, hope that helped.

Kuggington
Posted - 2004.07.13 06:24:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: Kuggington on 13/07/2004 08:20:44
To fight through missions you need to find a Security or Internal Security Agent(although others will give kill missions these give the most) and they dont neccesarily have to be in .7 space, I found a very nice one in 1.0 space when I was new.

If you just want to fight without any real direction go to Fugitive Hideouts that can be found in some systems(and contain very easy to kill rats) or to asteroid belts in .7 and below space, i don't recommend that you go to .4 until you are more experienced and have a better ship though. Be warned though that not all belts have npc rats and it could take a while to find any. They can also be found by stargates in some systems and at special spawn points that can be discovered by looking at pirate ship logs that can be found as loot.

If you are still in the newbie corp when you read this, you may want to ask if anyone has any good spawn points for a new player. There are bound to be experienced soloers or alts that have these.

Randuin MaraL
Minmatar
Encina Technologies
Namtz'aar k'in
Posted - 2004.07.13 07:47:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Alexis Machine
But that's pretty much what you're gonna do for the first few weeks. At least till you get the cash to buy skills and train em and all that rant.



There is more than mining and missions. Killing NPC is possible already for starters, killing other pilots is an option, too. If you want fast cash, have a look at the markets instead of gnawing boulders.
Joining a corp of course, will help a lot and shorten the time you might need for some cash.

Mirvnillith
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2004.07.13 07:51:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: DedGuy
Far too few people get past the stage where they think Eve is boring. Most just come in, play for a few days, think "right, mining.......boring, missions......boring. Must leave, play Counterstrike or something."


Actually there is nothing wrong with this approach IMHO (I do this). I'm not always up for a game of EVE (needs some time for a good session, with good corp members on and an idea of what to do/say this time), so I play CS instead. Of course one can play more than one game at a time, probably keeps interest up in both games (if they're different enough).

Milydia
Posted - 2004.07.13 08:11:00 - [26]
 

I would like to thank everyone that msg'ed me in the game to help me out. It's greatly appreciated.

Lifewire
TunDraGon
Posted - 2004.07.13 10:13:00 - [27]
 

Quote:
Hi, i am new to Eve. I started 3 days ago with the 14 day free trial. I actually need some motivation to continue to play, since from now on, the only thing i am doing is mission from agent, wich is all about waiting 20 minutes on autopilote doing nothing, or mining, wich is basicaly means a few click with a lot of waiting between.

I really want to play Eve. It seems nice. I am really trying to give that game a chance to seduce me. So i need players to tells me, if Eve will get any more interesting in the futur for me. If so, after how much day of playing.

Basicaly, my Game Play of Eve since the begining is browsing the Internet with IE, reading games forum, etc.. while my ship is either traveling, or mining. When i think the current action is done ( autopilote or mining ) i bring Eve Online back in front, make a few click (heading back to my station) and then, going back doing something else with my computer.

Is this all Eve is about? I am not bashing the game. I just want to understand. What you people make you continue to play this game past the first days? If the game is all about waiting?

I wish, after a few weeks of play, the game play improve, or something. I need to hair that

Thanks in advanced, to all of those who will be able to tell me that Eve will get more interesting, if i continue to play..


Missions, mining and producing is a job for slaves. Get 2-3 friends in the game, a frigate, arm and insure your ship, fit a webber and a warpsscrambler, go to 0.0 where the adventure waits. You might get toasted 1000 x but itīs no shame to die in a frig while attacking an alliance BS. 1 day you are lucky and get a BS with 8 mining lasers fitted and BS where not built to fit 8 mining lasers. Enjoy the BS-pilot crying to stop shooting. Donīt hang arround in 1.0 too long - itīs boring and was invented for n00bs and alltime-carebears. Donīt count the ISK, have fun, enjoy the missile impacts and start to hate the DEVs for nerfing every good tactic. Find new tatics to stress them Cool. Since this game has tons of ships and items the DEVs need years to nerfe everything Cool a lot of time to have fun Razz

DJ Busko
Gallente
Doomheim
Posted - 2004.07.13 10:38:00 - [28]
 

Hehe Lifewire yea dont hang out in 1.0 space to long u end up like me >_<
Milydia yea the sugestions you got from peeps are nice i sometimes log in and dont leave my hangar for 6h >_< coz im chating with frinds and new peeps etc.
There are tons of good places to make new frinds :p like eve radio chan etc :o
Another good thing during the mining or traveling sessions is to listen to radio :P hehe www.eve-radio.com :P that seems to be down or ingame chan eve-radio.

And like peeps said hunting in frigs roxors :P Wink

I hope you stay and enjoy the game :P

Best Regards,

The one and only DJ Busko

Dufas
Amarr
freelancers inc
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2004.07.13 10:57:00 - [29]
 

There is no reason to get bored with Eve...the only thing that limits you in this game is your ability to think of things to do. Join a corp...hunt..run trade routes...be a producer...or just go pick fights with other pvp'ers. Dont wait around to be spoon fed stuff to do..make your own.


 

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