Posted - 2004.10.02 12:25:00 - [2
Edited by: L'Ming on 02/10/2004 12:28:05
This is a true thing that you say - I couldn't find one when I started either. I reckon I'll have a bash at a simple guide tomorrow.
In the mean time, there is a fair bit of useful stuff over at www.eve-i.com - or you can trawl the forums here.
Regarding character creation - the most important thing to know is that your stats decide only one thing: how fast you learn skills. So skills based on Memory will train faster if you have high memory.
On Eve-i you'll find a list of the skills in the Object Explorer. Each one has two stats relevant to it, but the primary stat is the one you're most interested in. You should be able to get a sense of which stats you'll want by looking at what the different classes of skills need.
At the moment, Charisma is pretty useless, and I think Intelligence and Memory are the favourites. Having said that, I have a mass Charisma. :/
After you've created your character, talk to your agent (in the station, over to the right of the screen). They run you through some tutorial missions which are fairly good to get you started. Most of your flying around can be done by right-clicking on empty space, and selecting a destination.
I'll post some extra stuff in about 18 hours, and I'm sure other folk will be happy to help if you ask.