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Malles Istveruckt
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.09.06 09:35:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Malles Istveruckt on 06/09/2010 09:36:02
I just want to introduce myself to the forum, say g'day ("G'day!") and share my first months experience with you all.

All the games I have played over the past few years were letting me down; lots of eye candy but no real complexity or depth. To put that in perspective I started playing text based rpgs on a Microbee 16k computer in 1982 and I can tell you games have been getting dumbed-down to the point of ridiculousness since then - and I am sure it is a logarithmic progression.

So I started looking around and saw an ad for Eve. I did a bit of research, decided it was the game for me and started a trial account. I should mention at this point that I am a 'click stuff and see what it does' kind of gamer.

Well I royally screwed that character up during the training quite quickly and decided to quit while I was ahead and start another trial. This time I started doing some reading. So much bloody reading... Smile It paid off.

I decide to take a chance after a while and take my shiny new destroyer out to 0.4 to do some ratting and some guy took me out after an hour of being there blowing up stuff and salvaging. I asked him what I did wrong and he gave me some great tips. What a great thing for him to do. Time to hit the books again!

Here is a game I can really sink my teeth into. Complexity, gameplay, top people and most importantly, my kind of fun, all in one place. I have since been building my skill tree (for PvP), mission running, ratting and researching both the game itself and Corps. I have a few on my short list and hope to be doing PvP with one soon.

So there you have it. Loving the game and absolutely loving using my brain for gaming again. Very Happy

Safe Skies


Malles

Minchurra
Caldari
Posted - 2010.09.06 09:45:00 - [2]
 

Neutral

Louis deGuerre
Gallente
Malevolence.
Posted - 2010.09.06 09:47:00 - [3]
 

Be seeing you around !

Fly dangerously Razz

Firkragg
Blood Covenant
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.09.06 09:52:00 - [4]
 

Eve is a hard game. There is no question about that and it generally requires people to do alot of research and investigation.

On the other hand it is a relativly friendly player base contrary to popular belief and most people are willing to help you out. If you need any advice feel free to contact me im always willing to help a new player.

Vossejongk
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.09.06 09:59:00 - [5]
 

If you want to make your experience more fun, join a low or nullsec corp :).

I'd say head over to the recruitment part of this forum and see if theres one you like :).

Malles Istveruckt
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.09.06 11:25:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Malles Istveruckt on 06/09/2010 11:25:45
Thanks for the input and the offer of help, it is appreciated.

My actual plan is to go with a 0.0 corp. I have saved a few to my contacts that look like what I would like so I'll see how it goes. I am just waiting for a chance to get a new headset before I post in recruitment as my old one crapped out a few weeks ago.

I should also say this my first MMO - I don't think online flying in FSX counts. Cool

FYI - the reason I felt compelled to introduce myself in such a way was that in my research I only seemed to come across n00bs whining while I was having such a positive experience.

Khanaris Asgarth
Eternium Industries
Posted - 2010.09.06 11:46:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Firkragg
Eve is a hard game. There is no question about that and it generally requires people to do alot of research and investigation.

On the other hand it is a relativly friendly player base contrary to popular belief and most people are willing to help you out. If you need any advice feel free to contact me im always willing to help a new player.


This. If you make a point of learning from your mistakes you'll do fine with eve. Just be prepared to take the odd loss on the chin.

the Entity
testicular Fortitude
Posted - 2010.09.06 12:06:00 - [8]
 

hey fellow aussie (im guessing :P )

glad ur loving it- we must be about the same age,i too played the old microbees back in the day! (mutters about kids these days Laughing )
hope u sind the same thing thats made me stay here for 5 years >:D if u want and advice etc convo meCool

CCP Shadow


C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2010.09.06 12:10:00 - [9]
 

Welcome to EVE, Malles!

I really like that instead of whining that you were killed in lowsec, you turned it around and learned from the experience to become a better pilot. That's awesome, and this kind of outlook will serve you well in New Eden.

By the way, EVE Online was my first MMO as well.

-- Shadow

Dr Sheepbringer
Gallente
Halinallen veroparatiisi
Inglorious Carebears
Posted - 2010.09.06 12:21:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: CCP Shadow
Welcome to EVE, Malles!

I really like that instead of whining that you were killed in lowsec, you turned it around and learned from the experience to become a better pilot. That's awesome, and this kind of outlook will serve you well in New Eden.

By the way, EVE Online was my first MMO as well.

-- Shadow


This. Also, welcome aboard mate. You still learn new tricks in eve even after years. I just love it when people "get" eve and don't go all whinyrage when they get popped. Raging is good (and fun), but whinyrage isn't.

As a personal experience I once got popped on the 0.0 belt and after that I decided that running stops naw! I did some reading and then took a ceptor and decided to tackle. The next day after the loss I was chasing a red through 0.0 (with my mates on my hoofs) and he was a fast one. I did catch him after a jump and AHA!!! Lock!!! Of course then one of those learning things hit. It's a bad idea to attack someone in lowsec...with a ceptor. That was the day when I learned (actually a reminder) that gateguns shoot YARRRR!!

Haven't lost a single ship to gate/station sentries after that.

Louis deGuerre
Gallente
Malevolence.
Posted - 2010.09.06 12:30:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Dr Sheepbringer
Haven't lost a single ship to gate/station sentries after that.


You obviously need to play EVE drunk more often Razz

Malles Istveruckt
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.09.06 13:31:00 - [12]
 

Thanks again for the welcomes.

Yeah, I'm an Aussie, mate. Perth boy born and bred, 42yo, married with a kid.

One of the first things I learned is NOT to play drunk. Well, not yet anyway; at least until I get a bit better at the game... Very Happy

Raeza
Beyond Divinity Inc
Posted - 2010.09.06 14:27:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Malles Istveruckt
Thanks again for the welcomes.

Yeah, I'm an Aussie, mate. Perth boy born and bred, 42yo, married with a kid.

One of the first things I learned is NOT to play drunk. Well, not yet anyway; at least until I get a bit better at the game... Very Happy


no no no! this is wrong, playing drunk is ALWAYS a good idea

Scorpionidae
Posted - 2010.09.06 14:43:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Scorpionidae on 06/09/2010 14:48:24
Welcome Malles

I am also new to EVE and am enjoying it very much. If you are intrested in PvP I surjest that you check out this guide.
Linked that for you. Shadow.


It is a grate guide for one wanting to start PvP in EVE and I have learned alot form it. Hope it helps.

Maybe we could have a friendly 1v1 sometime. Twisted Evil

Scorpionidae

Thank you Shadow

Tarac Nor
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2010.09.06 14:48:00 - [15]
 

Hey its another aussie, welcome and if you need a hand in this game let me know. Love the learn from your mistakes attitude.

Dokten Ral
Gallente
Posted - 2010.09.06 15:04:00 - [16]
 

And you'll have a chance to learn something new every day, no matter how long you've been playing.

Firkragg
Blood Covenant
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.09.06 15:25:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Firkragg on 06/09/2010 15:25:55
Originally by: Scorpionidae
Edited by: Scorpionidae on 06/09/2010 14:48:24



It is a grate guide for one wanting to start PvP in EVE and I have learned alot form it. Hope it helps.





No this is a grate guide Very Happy


Sidus Isaacs
Gallente
Posted - 2010.09.06 15:41:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Malles Istveruckt
Edited by: Malles Istveruckt on 06/09/2010 09:36:02
I just want to introduce myself to the forum, say g'day ("G'day!") and share my first months experience with you all.

All the games I have played over the past few years were letting me down; lots of eye candy but no real complexity or depth. To put that in perspective I started playing text based rpgs on a Microbee 16k computer in 1982 and I can tell you games have been getting dumbed-down to the point of ridiculousness since then - and I am sure it is a logarithmic progression.

So I started looking around and saw an ad for Eve. I did a bit of research, decided it was the game for me and started a trial account. I should mention at this point that I am a 'click stuff and see what it does' kind of gamer.

Well I royally screwed that character up during the training quite quickly and decided to quit while I was ahead and start another trial. This time I started doing some reading. So much bloody reading... Smile It paid off.

I decide to take a chance after a while and take my shiny new destroyer out to 0.4 to do some ratting and some guy took me out after an hour of being there blowing up stuff and salvaging. I asked him what I did wrong and he gave me some great tips. What a great thing for him to do. Time to hit the books again!

Here is a game I can really sink my teeth into. Complexity, gameplay, top people and most importantly, my kind of fun, all in one place. I have since been building my skill tree (for PvP), mission running, ratting and researching both the game itself and Corps. I have a few on my short list and hope to be doing PvP with one soon.

So there you have it. Loving the game and absolutely loving using my brain for gaming again. Very Happy

Safe Skies


Malles


Awesome :)


T'san Manaan
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.09.06 15:42:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Vossejongk
If you want to make your experience more fun, join a low or nullsec corp :).

I'd say head over to the recruitment part of this forum and see if theres one you like :).


Don't just limit yourself to null sec alliances. Some wormhole corps are great for newer players. You can make a ton of ISK and get small scale PvP. oh and no lag.

I'm not saying their better their just different.

Scorpionidae
Posted - 2010.09.06 15:50:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Scorpionidae on 06/09/2010 15:52:03
Originally by: Firkragg
Edited by: Firkragg on 06/09/2010 15:25:55
Originally by: Scorpionidae
Edited by: Scorpionidae on 06/09/2010 14:48:24



It is a grate guide for one wanting to start PvP in EVE and I have learned alot form it. Hope it helps.







No this is a grate guide Very Happy





I'm glade I can't spell. Cos that was funny. Smile

Malles Istveruckt
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.09.06 16:13:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Firkragg
Edited by: Firkragg on 06/09/2010 15:25:55
Originally by: Scorpionidae
Edited by: Scorpionidae on 06/09/2010 14:48:24

It is a grate guide for one wanting to start PvP in EVE and I have learned alot form it. Hope it helps.




No this is a grate guide Very Happy




*groan* Laughing

Crikey! What a reception - someone even evemailed me in game with advice.

Looks like I've got a bit more reading to do...

Feels like I made the right choice here.

Scorpionidae
Posted - 2010.09.06 16:18:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Malles Istveruckt
Originally by: Firkragg
Edited by: Firkragg on 06/09/2010 15:25:55
Originally by: Scorpionidae
Edited by: Scorpionidae on 06/09/2010 14:48:24

It is a grate guide for one wanting to start PvP in EVE and I have learned alot form it. Hope it helps.




No this is a grate guide Very Happy




*groan* Laughing

Crikey! What a reception - someone even evemailed me in game with advice.

Looks like I've got a bit more reading to do...

Feels like I made the right choice here.


Its a very good guide and version 3 will be out soon. Very Happy

Tyremis
The Perfect Storm
Random-Violence
Posted - 2010.09.06 16:50:00 - [23]
 

we need a bunch more players like the Op. Welcome to EvE.

Guilliman R
Gallente
Northstar Cabal
Important Internet Spaceship League
Posted - 2010.09.06 17:16:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Malles Istveruckt
Edited by: Malles Istveruckt on 06/09/2010 09:36:02
I just want to introduce myself to the forum, say g'day ("G'day!") and share my first months experience with you all.

All the games I have played over the past few years were letting me down; lots of eye candy but no real complexity or depth. To put that in perspective I started playing text based rpgs on a Microbee 16k computer in 1982 and I can tell you games have been getting dumbed-down to the point of ridiculousness since then - and I am sure it is a logarithmic progression.

So I started looking around and saw an ad for Eve. I did a bit of research, decided it was the game for me and started a trial account. I should mention at this point that I am a 'click stuff and see what it does' kind of gamer.

Well I royally screwed that character up during the training quite quickly and decided to quit while I was ahead and start another trial. This time I started doing some reading. So much bloody reading... Smile It paid off.

I decide to take a chance after a while and take my shiny new destroyer out to 0.4 to do some ratting and some guy took me out after an hour of being there blowing up stuff and salvaging. I asked him what I did wrong and he gave me some great tips. What a great thing for him to do. Time to hit the books again!

Here is a game I can really sink my teeth into. Complexity, gameplay, top people and most importantly, my kind of fun, all in one place. I have since been building my skill tree (for PvP), mission running, ratting and researching both the game itself and Corps. I have a few on my short list and hope to be doing PvP with one soon.

So there you have it. Loving the game and absolutely loving using my brain for gaming again. Very Happy

Safe Skies


Malles



Welcome to EVE! :) You seem to have a really good gaming mentality, one that I find quite rare to be seen around here.

Check your ingame wallet, should help out a bit. Don't be afraid to loose in pvp, you'll loose a lot, this should help a bit :)

Karak Terrel
As Far As The eYe can see
Chained Reactions
Posted - 2010.09.06 17:49:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Guilliman R

Check your ingame wallet, should help out a bit. Don't be afraid to loose in pvp, you'll loose a lot, this should help a bit :)


/me takes a note on how you actually get free stuff

Also welcome to EVE from me. It is refreshing to read such a positive posting and i agree on every point you wrote.

Oorestes
Amarr
Lights in the Sky
Posted - 2010.09.06 18:26:00 - [26]
 

Currently on my 4th month and 3rd cruiser. Thank you gate camps. There are a few new players out there who don't cry when they lose. I prefer to use the losses as an opportunity to not make the same mistake again.

I am very much enjoying my time in Eve, so much so that I started a second account for the sole purpose of funding my stupidity (I tend to experiment a lot and it gets expensive.)

I can say my overall experience with the community has been very positive with only a couple rare exceptions. The IQ level here seems much higher than in other MMO's I've played which is a great thing. Most people are very kind to new players which will serve the game well when Incarna releases. I have several friends who plan to give the game a try when Incarna hits.

After seeing the lengths CCP will go to improve the game (Jita stress tests on a Sunday no less) it further encourages me that I have chosen the correct new home for my MMO addiction.

Thanks Eve community and thanks CCP.

Oh and one more thing. Eve Radio is awesome

Flynn Fetladral
Royal Order of Security Specialists
Posted - 2010.09.06 18:28:00 - [27]
 

To OP: Now you just have to join the Pirate that killed you's Alliance, in another corp. Befriend one person, then another. Slowly over time you gain trust, building up a power base without him even knowing. Then the point comes where you have to make a choice. Do you keep growing that power base? Or do you take your chance for revenge? Obviously you deiced to take it! Steal all their Supercaps and isk! Then gloat on the forums, mission complete!

Ryhss
Caldari
The Excecutorans
Posted - 2010.09.06 18:32:00 - [28]
 

Edited by: Ryhss on 06/09/2010 18:36:33
Get into a Rifter frigate ASAP. Great PVP ship. Also, Eve has a steep learning curve

Taedrin
Gallente
Kushan Industrial
Posted - 2010.09.06 18:47:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Malles Istveruckt
Originally by: Firkragg
Edited by: Firkragg on 06/09/2010 15:25:55
Originally by: Scorpionidae
Edited by: Scorpionidae on 06/09/2010 14:48:24

It is a grate guide for one wanting to start PvP in EVE and I have learned alot form it. Hope it helps.




No this is a grate guide Very Happy




*groan* Laughing

Crikey! What a reception - someone even evemailed me in game with advice.

Looks like I've got a bit more reading to do...

Feels like I made the right choice here.


You will always have more reading to do.

I've been playing this game for almost 6 years, and I STILL learn new things everyday.

Dirk Culliford
H A V O C
Cascade Imminent
Posted - 2010.09.06 19:27:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Firkragg
Eve is a hard game. There is no question about that and it generally requires people to do alot of research and investigation.

On the other hand it is a relativly friendly player base contrary to popular belief and most people are willing to help you out. If you need any advice feel free to contact me im always willing to help a new player.



Don't listen to him, he's in PL. They're all evil and will try to steal ur stuff!!!! Shocked


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