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Omal Omal
Posted - 2010.01.19 00:22:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Omal Omal on 19/01/2010 00:23:05
(Posting on my ALT)

This is absolutely true and my corp has been begging me to write about it so I figured I'd put it here. I'm no english major and I suck at telling stories... so deal with it.

First off, I am new to EVE. My main is now two months old and I pay for two accounts now with GTC's which I pay ISK for. I bought my second account when Steam offered the $5 special.

I fly Gallente, so this is how I did it in Gallente's ships and I can't offer advice or how to do it in other's because I still don't know enough about the other races. I would imagine that from what I hear about the strengths and weaknesses of the other race's ships, that this would be completely feasible, if not easier with other races (see: Caldari Drake).

Week 1/2.

I got enough skills to where I could salvage, fly a destroyer and equip T2 cargo expanders and apped to a 0.0 corp who ran level 4 missions and explored complexes. The deal was that whatever I salvaged, I split with everyone in the fleet. I did this for my entire first week and well into my 2nd. During this time I got enough skills to get myself into a cruiser and did learning skills.

My corp did all the hauling of the salvage for me and I didn't even know the worth of the things I was picking up at this time. I was just excited to be in 0.0 space and om nom nom all the wrecks that these guys in super battle ships were blowing up. These guys were happy they didn't have to salvage.

On my first day of doing this, I made about 10 mil in bounty's. I didn't make much because I was normally a room behind my corp mates. However, the next day after the contracted salvage (oh, lol... I had to learn how to use a contract this night) to one of my corp officers, he took it to High sec and sold it all of depositing 65 million in my Wallet (GASP!!!). I'm hooked....

Week 2/3.

More learning skills, but now can fly a Vexor. Vexors are great drone boats for a noob as I was... am. They're also awesome ratting ships. I lost a couple of these this week, luckly they're cheap and awesome to learn with. I listened to my corp mates, the rookie help channel and asked loads of questions. This week was spent learning how to chain belts and rat effectively against damage types. If you can learn anything early on, it's how damage types and resistances to those work. You may not be a powerhouse in terms of DPS and PvP, however, you will be able to indefinitely tank a battleship in a cruiser if you understand the guys you're going against. I asked in Rookie Help what kind of pirates do what type of damage and what they are weak against. The ISD provided me with a link to a very nice chart.

Now, I lost a few of these ships because, well.. 1. I sucked.. and 2. I was in low sec space, sucking, when assault ships would tear me up. I was a victim of many kill mails. Luckily the rats I was killing were high bounty's for my level of skills... 500k > 1+ mil. I did this on the early hours of the evening while I'd go out plexing with my corp mates at night and salvage some more for them.

(I'm now around 100+ mil in my wallet)

Week 3

I trained up more learning skills and continued with belt ratting. At this point I'm almost in a Battlecruiser and completely self sufficient. This week was pretty lackluster and I basically continued what I did the previous week as I waited for skills to complete.

By the end of this week, I'm looking at around 300 mil and almost ready to buy a Plex, however, I read the noobguide and it said not to fly anything you couldn't afford. I was about to get into battle cruisers and got a tip to use faction fittings in order to skip some training. These mods are very expensive.

Omal Omal
Posted - 2010.01.19 00:23:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Omal Omal on 19/01/2010 00:23:42


Week 4/5 > trial time ran out...

I'm now in a battle cruiser... funny story. I got owned in my first Brutix belt ratting with heat sinks on. Anyone in my corp reading this is most likely snickering at me. I guess that's one of those mistakes you make once :p, especially considering the flack I got from my alliance members. They were rather upset I wasn't in vent so they could hear my tears as I lost my first Brutix. They quickly showed me how to use a kill mail, then proceeded to bash me relentlessly for equipping heat sinks on a gun boat.

I spent my entire fourth week training for drones. This was also around the time when Dominion was launched and the tutorials were upgraded. I took the time to roll an alt account and do some of the new tutorials and learned all about exploration. This taught me what anomolies are and how to find them. I quickly referred back to the guide which the ISD gave me explaining the rat damage types and got myself into a myrmadon.

I sat in 0.0 space, in a Myrmadon ratting the high end anomolys. I could successfully tank 4 battleships (Cap stable) as well as a few frigs/cruisers. Each anomoly would yield roughly 20-30 mil in bountys and woudld take me about 3-4 hours to complete depending on how many waves there were. On ones which had 7+, it would take me roughly 4 hours, anything less I could mop up pretty quickly while my drones did all my damage for me. If any had spawns of 5 or more battleships, I'd need to speed kite and hit them with long range weapons slowly nibbling away at them.

I did this for the remainder of my trial time as well as my first 30 days. I got a couple faction spawns which gave me some great ISK. Much of my final 700 mil was spent doing anomolies. I would do plexes with my corp mates and did a couple wormholes as well.


Well, that's my story... By the end of my trial I had made and spent well over a Billion ISK. I purchased a 60day GTC for 510 Mil off the forurms and had a fully faction fitted Myrmadon worth well over 200 mil ISK.

lego brick
Posted - 2010.01.19 00:38:00 - [3]
 

cookie for you......... seriously though well done, I like your positive spirit and the fact you have had fun. You have challenged yourself and reached a goal set in your own mind. I'm guessing it was a billion isk? That's the joy of eve welcome my brother from another mother :)

Omal Omal
Posted - 2010.01.19 00:41:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: lego brick
cookie for you......... seriously though well done, I like your positive spirit and the fact you have had fun. You have challenged yourself and reached a goal set in your own mind. I'm guessing it was a billion isk? That's the joy of eve welcome my brother from another mother :)


Actually, my initial goal was just to purchase a Plex before the time ran out.

Dr Chicago
Posted - 2010.01.19 00:42:00 - [5]
 

Good story, I believe its possible, thats how I started...Nice to hear a positive angel
rather then the normal "Eve ruined my life" thread... Stay tuned the Sociopath's will be posting shortly how your making the whole thing up and trolling.

Cheers
DC

WarlockX
Amarr
Free Trade Corp
Posted - 2010.01.19 00:47:00 - [6]
 

Gratz..
There's alot of players that start this game and make close to nothing in the first month you should be very proud of yourself!
You also learned that losing ships is no big deal which is also another very hard thing for new players to learn.

*tear*

Loki Farseer
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.01.19 06:36:00 - [7]
 

How to make a Bil in 1 day with no skills....

1. Sit at Jita 4-4 in a nub ship... or if you want to spend a little time train up a Badger.

2. Ninja Loot all the people that go pop outside 4-4.

3. Make a bil.

Since I kill alot of people at 4-4 I can tell you... an enormous amount of Faction/Deadspace/Officer mods etc drops there. Most of which I get non of since people have already figured out how to make bank Rolling Eyes

Easy and much quicker.

I do applaud your work ethic.

Magnus Orin
Minmatar
Wildly Inappropriate
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2010.01.19 06:47:00 - [8]
 

Eve needs more players like the OP.

ALl the whiners can GBTW

Savatar Mei
Posted - 2010.01.19 07:02:00 - [9]
 

how much time do u think u spent playing in that first month?

Xyla Kador
Posted - 2010.01.19 07:22:00 - [10]
 

very much kudos

ur the type we need in EVE haha

i have a friend that after helping him out he started WHing with other friends and hes been here since June or so and hasnt paid a single RL cent, been self sustaining since trial

(tho i guess it helped that he had a degree in economy and was making bank on markets lol)

Peryner
University of Caille
Posted - 2010.01.19 07:22:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Savatar Mei
how much time do u think u spent playing in that first month?



I think it's more gear towards the point of players that say you can't get anywhere in eve until you wait 6 months plus, because you can never catch up with older players.

Glad the op figured out that was bull****.

Bibosikus
Gallente
Posted - 2010.01.19 07:26:00 - [12]
 

Great story. And told pretty well mate o7 !

Before I joined a 0.0 corp I was mostly a hisec dual-boxing missioner, made about 40 mill an hour and paid my subscriptions every month.
In 0.0 I started using a passive shield Ishtar in anomalies, and ratted in a sniper-fit. I made more isk in the first week than the previous month in hisec. Then I found my first officer spawn in a belt, and sold a single mod (Cormack's Modified Tracking computer) to some guy in Jita for 550 mill. Many readers out there will fondly remember their first officer spawn I'm sure \0/

After 2 months I was able to purchase 12 30-day GTC's to keep my chars training while I went on sabbatical to New Zealand (I'm coming back in a week). All that isk came from 0.0 anomalies and ratting.

Many have said it before, and many will again: 0.0 is the only place in Eve to make consistently large wadges of cash. And get involved in PvP battles with ships that make your eyes bleed.

Gotta love the game Very Happy

Omal Omal
Posted - 2010.01.19 07:57:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Savatar Mei
how much time do u think u spent playing in that first month?

quite a bit. 5-6 hours an evening.

Originally by: Peryner

I think it's more gear towards the point of players that say you can't get anywhere in eve until you wait 6 months plus, because you can never catch up with older players.

Glad the op figured out that was bull****.
Yeah, I made a name for myself in local... so many people from the larger alliances where I regularly rat would ask who's alt I was. They were pretty impressed to see a 1 month old toon in a myrm ratting up anomalies.

Originally by: Bibosikus
Great story. And told pretty well mate o7 !

Before I joined a 0.0 corp I was mostly a hisec dual-boxing missioner, made about 40 mill an hour and paid my subscriptions every month.
In 0.0 I started using a passive shield Ishtar in anomalies, and ratted in a sniper-fit. I made more isk in the first week than the previous month in hisec. Then I found my first officer spawn in a belt, and sold a single mod (Cormack's Modified Tracking computer) to some guy in Jita for 550 mill. Many readers out there will fondly remember their first officer spawn I'm sure \0/

After 2 months I was able to purchase 12 30-day GTC's to keep my chars training while I went on sabbatical to New Zealand (I'm coming back in a week). All that isk came from 0.0 anomalies and ratting.

Many have said it before, and many will again: 0.0 is the only place in Eve to make consistently large wadges of cash. And get involved in PvP battles with ships that make your eyes bleed.

Gotta love the game Very Happy

You were able to get into an Ishtar in your first two months or am I reading you wrong? I'd love to fly an Ishtar :p.

Right now I'm working on getting some pre-req skills up before training into assault ships, I wanna fly a Ishkur for PvP. That and a Nemesis.

Bibosikus
Gallente
Posted - 2010.01.19 08:04:00 - [14]
 

Hell no, I played for 9 months before I got into an Ishtar at lvl 5 HAC :) Could have done it before then, certainly. Wish I had now lol.

Nemesis for solo PvP? One word: don't. It's great in a gang, but solo pvp in stealth bombers sucks nowadays. You'll spend far too much time sneaking about looking for a cruiser/BC sitting still on its own. The Ishkur, on the other hand, will give you hours of hispeed rofl.

Omal Omal
Posted - 2010.01.19 08:10:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Bibosikus
Hell no, I played for 9 months before I got into an Ishtar at lvl 5 HAC :) Could have done it before then, certainly. Wish I had now lol.

Nemesis for solo PvP? One word: don't. It's great in a gang, but solo pvp in stealth bombers sucks nowadays. You'll spend far too much time sneaking about looking for a cruiser/BC sitting still on its own. The Ishkur, on the other hand, will give you hours of hispeed rofl.
Naw, there's a bunch of guys in my corp about to get into capital ships.

We also like doing a bunch of small frig roams and the Nemesis' roll seems fun for PvP. Stealth bomber ftw. I also like being a scout/intel.

cal nereus
The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2010.01.19 08:59:00 - [16]
 

Great story, Omal Omal. I'm glad to hear your first few months in Eve have been so good, and I hope many other young pilots get a chance to read this too. Sounds like you've got a great corp to work with, as well. That makes a big difference. Continue to have fun and maybe we'll see each other in space. Very Happy

Neddy Fox
Gallente
FireStar Inc
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
Posted - 2010.01.19 09:17:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Neddy Fox on 19/01/2010 09:17:51
Teaming up with new players is a good way to kickstart them.
If you have quality time available to play (4-5 hours a day is quitte a lot if you're married :P)
It's easy to have someone scan for anomalies and blitz through them. If a new player takes care of the salvage it normally pays for his precense on grid (shared bounties) enough.
And the op just shows that the M part of MMO (Multiplayer) makes this game great. Grinding alone is boring, and won't net you the ISK you can make in teams.

Sin Meng
Gallente
Creative Assembly
Posted - 2010.01.19 09:28:00 - [18]
 

Inspiring post is inspiring, next time someone comes to me with the "woe-is-me can't make no money" speech I'll direct them here.

Omal Omal
Posted - 2010.01.19 09:31:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Neddy Fox
Edited by: Neddy Fox on 19/01/2010 09:17:51
Teaming up with new players is a good way to kickstart them.
If you have quality time available to play (4-5 hours a day is quitte a lot if you're married :P)
It's easy to have someone scan for anomalies and blitz through them. If a new player takes care of the salvage it normally pays for his precense on grid (shared bounties) enough.
And the op just shows that the M part of MMO (Multiplayer) makes this game great. Grinding alone is boring, and won't net you the ISK you can make in teams.

I think my enthusiasm to play EVE has kickstarted the old schoolers more than the reverse.

From a newbie to the people who run corps. Get a few new people in your corp, it'll help keep the attitude fresh and not stale.

Natasha Ashatan
Posted - 2010.01.19 10:08:00 - [20]
 

The advantage you have had here is a fantastic corp by the sounds of it. I'd love to move into nullsec space, even though I'm barely 2mnths old. I did try, but being in New Zealand it is hard to find active corps in hi-sec, let alone nullsec. I've joined a number of corps on my main account but so many are scared rigid of lowsec, WH's, or nullsec. It is kinda sad, because the real money is out there in nullsec.

Sure you can make even more in highsec through trade or something, but its boring to hell.

Swiftgaze
Elysium Trading Company
Posted - 2010.01.19 10:18:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Omal Omal

On my first day of doing this, I made about 10 mil in bounty's. I didn't make much because I was normally a room behind my corp mates. However, the next day after the contracted salvage (oh, lol... I had to learn how to use a contract this night) to one of my corp officers, he took it to High sec and sold it all of depositing 65 million in my Wallet (GASP!!!).



Wow you made a billion without noticing that trials can't use contracts. Rolling Eyes

Nice troll-attempt, loser, but you can't fool us professionals.

TriadSte
Gallente
Posted - 2010.01.19 10:45:00 - [22]
 

Swiftgaze just dished out the ownage yeaaaa

Nice one
Very Happy

Sin Meng
Gallente
Creative Assembly
Posted - 2010.01.19 10:52:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Swiftgaze
Originally by: Omal Omal

On my first day of doing this, I made about 10 mil in bounty's. I didn't make much because I was normally a room behind my corp mates. However, the next day after the contracted salvage (oh, lol... I had to learn how to use a contract this night) to one of my corp officers, he took it to High sec and sold it all of depositing 65 million in my Wallet (GASP!!!).



Wow you made a billion without noticing that trials can't use contracts. Rolling Eyes

Nice troll-attempt, loser, but you can't fool us professionals.


Spoilsport.

Furb Killer
Gallente
Posted - 2010.01.19 11:04:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Swiftgaze
Originally by: Omal Omal

On my first day of doing this, I made about 10 mil in bounty's. I didn't make much because I was normally a room behind my corp mates. However, the next day after the contracted salvage (oh, lol... I had to learn how to use a contract this night) to one of my corp officers, he took it to High sec and sold it all of depositing 65 million in my Wallet (GASP!!!).



Wow you made a billion without noticing that trials can't use contracts. Rolling Eyes

Nice troll-attempt, loser, but you can't fool us professionals.

You sir, deserve a cookie

Freya Padme
Posted - 2010.01.19 11:13:00 - [25]
 

thats a lot of effort to go to just to spend half of it on a PLEX :S
think how much better off you'd be if you spent that 35-40 hours a week in a job :D

Omal Omal
Posted - 2010.01.19 11:25:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Omal Omal on 19/01/2010 11:42:09
Edited by: Omal Omal on 19/01/2010 11:36:11
Edited by: Omal Omal on 19/01/2010 11:34:54


Originally by: Swiftgaze
Originally by: Omal Omal

On my first day of doing this, I made about 10 mil in bounty's. I didn't make much because I was normally a room behind my corp mates. However, the next day after the contracted salvage (oh, lol... I had to learn how to use a contract this night) to one of my corp officers, he took it to High sec and sold it all of depositing 65 million in my Wallet (GASP!!!).



Wow you made a billion without noticing that trials can't use contracts. Rolling Eyes

Nice troll-attempt, loser, but you can't fool us professionals.


To respond to... your troll... mr. professional Laughing...

Um, if you were able to read, you'd see that I made 10 million (roughly) in bounty's before realizing I didn't know how to make a contract. After the 10 mil in bounty's I had to contract the salvage to someone.

I purchased the game 3 days after I downloaded the trial when I found out you couldn't train one of the ship skills (cruisers if I remember correctly).

When you purchase the game, you retain the 14 days.

So, with a game purchase, you get 30 days plus 14

12/30/2009 11:49:34 AM Media Account 5
12/29/2009 3:50:56 PM EVE Time Code 60 Days
11/13/2009 5:55:28 PM Promotional Game Time 14 Days

The "Media Account" was compensation from CCP when the GTC system bugged and flagged accounts as inactive after purchasing a GTC through the site. I was down for a day, so they gave me some game time and another Zephyr.

But yeah... I went from (pre dominion) tutorials > null sec so I really was clueless on what contracts were.


Originally by: Freya Padme
thats a lot of effort to go to just to spend half of it on a PLEX :S
think how much better off you'd be if you spent that 35-40 hours a week in a job :D
Not really.

That's the beauty of EVE. You don't need to be logged in to make money or become stronger. You just need to make sure you have things on the market and skills in the queue to make you stronger. When you log in as a new player, you can have a few skills finished making you much stronger than when you logged of the previous day. I'm now in skills that take weeks to train so the insta-gratification is no longer there. Now I'm more focused on trying to get on kill mails.

Mr Kidd
Posted - 2010.01.19 11:41:00 - [27]
 

I missed the part about how many hours a day you play.

Is that 12 or 24hrs/day?

You've done good. Now come here and I'll give you a celebratory anal probe.

Omal Omal
Posted - 2010.01.19 11:43:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Mr Kidd
I missed the part about how many hours a day you play.

Is that 12 or 24hrs/day?

You've done good. Now come here and I'll give you a celebratory anal probe.


http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1253240&page=1#13

McDaddy Pimp
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.01.19 11:50:00 - [29]
 

lol, i've played this game for 2 years, and nvr bought a single PLEX, guess im to lazy to rat. Gratz on your achievement though. Now go fit you rifter/vexor/nemesis and kill ppl YARRRR!!

Jint Hikaru
OffWorld Exploration Inc
Posted - 2010.01.19 11:54:00 - [30]
 

Congrats...

Reminds me of a post made by someone complaining about the game because it forced him to train for a year before he could play.

More noobs need to read tnings like this!

Fly Safe!


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