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Froz3nEcho Sarain
Posted - 2011.07.28 11:27:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Froz3nEcho Sarain on 28/07/2011 11:29:38
Well I just want to tell everybody that after 3 months of playing I am finally getting into this game and I absolutely love it!. Does this topic deserve a thread? Well yeah because I want to hear all the beginner experiences you guys had. I have to admit that I did ALLOT of research during the first month 'cause I hated being a clueless n00b even tho the game's basics really aren't that hard. Reading every guide I could find, learning all the abbreviations I encountered, checking hundreds of fittings on battleclinic and forums and of-course trial and error.

My first profession was being a high-sec carebear with my trusty retriever. (which was a huge upgrade from my tormenter and sigil because of the canflipping due the lack of cargo-hold. A sigil is fragile lol). After 1 week of mining I got bored already and started focusing on lvl 2 combat missions. Atm I am at the point that lvl 3's are getting boring and the skills yet ain't sufficient enough for lvl 4s.

It is a shame that this game doesn't really support pvp for beginners and I figured it would be hard getting raw experience in low-sec when you never had a fight before. So what was the Solution? Can flipping! I started yesterday and got 3 kills within a few hours. Not only did I get a feel of how pvp in this game works but I also learned how to use the D-Scanner... which of course most carebears doesn't use Rolling Eyes After feeling overconfident I brought up the idea to go to low sec for the first time... Don't laugh low-sec is scary as hell for a beginner Razz After jumping in I immediately found a covert-ops on D-Scan and my lust for blood grew above the paranoia and I started to hunt him down. After 10 min I gave up the search and decided to go back to high-sec... Thank god I decided to D-Scan the gate from a safe spot before simply warping to 0. Cause you probably guess it already. Gate camp! After observing them for a moment I saw on my D-scan that they launched probes so I hightailed the F out to a station. Had to wait a few minutes and when I checked again the camp was gone and I was safe once again!

This story is probably pretty standard for most of you guys but I just have to say that I had a feeling while playing this game that few to none other games could keep up with.

TL;DR

I love this game, the grammar of this wall of text sucked anyway.

Discrodia
Gallente
Symbiosis International
Moose Alliance
Posted - 2011.07.28 11:29:00 - [2]
 

Congrats, just remember that statistically speaking CCP will screw you over by winter.

Ava n'Daara
Posted - 2011.07.28 12:28:00 - [3]
 

I remember when I started playing the first time.. I was just starting to run the odd L4 mission in low-sec when I was pinned down in what I thought were instanced deadspace missions by a couple human pirates. That they turned out to be scannable was a good thing, in my opinion. Warp core stabilizers, quite another matter.

Was so irritated by the illogic of remote ships having more control over my warp capability than me with multiple warp core stabilizers, that I quit for years. It still doesn't make sense to me. Not only do they cripple the ship by replacing mission running modules so I can warp out, but targeting range becomes point blank? Heh. Yes, Heh. And more Heh. Another Heh for good measure. And one in caps for those who can't read HEH otherwise.

But yes, for the most part (and ongoing frustrating bugs aside), EVE is pretty cool.. kinda wish I could go to low-sec without crippling my training times to have some more exciting game experiences.

Fly safe. :)

Astenion
Gallente
Spiritus Draconis
Posted - 2011.07.28 12:36:00 - [4]
 

I remember when Eve felt so young and fresh and new...it was an exciting time. It still is, actually, although a bit more repetitive. I think that's why I'm looking forward to Incarna so much...to break up the monotony of it as it stands now.

Nerodon
Gallente
Incapsulated Reality
Posted - 2011.07.28 12:44:00 - [5]
 

Wow OP, not many people start out this well in the crazy world of Eve. Most people face plant in their first months without even realizing what hit em. Ignorance is usually the biggest weakness in Eve, and it looks like you managed to deal with that one quite well through thorough studying.

I remember in my first days, I joined a corporation and lost my first catalyst to war targets, I didn't even know how war worked, I was bummed for weeks after that.

But luckily, my corp held my hand so to speak and taught me PvP, I used a kestrel then because I started liking missiles (Hate them now but that's a different story), and we went in low-sec to pick fights with the local flashy reds. These first steps with a corp give me the thirst for PvP and I still love it today.

Later in my younger years I joined an NPC 0.0 alliance in Syndicate (The Red Skull) and I learned a lot about fleets and PvP strategy.

If you want to further your PvP experience, join a solid pvp corp, you'll become as good as they are in no time!

Narisa Bithon
Caldari
The Motley Crew Reborn
Posted - 2011.07.28 14:38:00 - [6]
 

pvp no longer exists in eve online.

only Player vs Unarmed Industrial, Player vs Blob, and Player vs Super Cap Blob exist now.

Cipher Jones
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.07.28 15:01:00 - [7]
 

OP I wont bore you with my whole story, but I have a few things...

You seem to be doing quite well, good job.

Mining sucks unless its arkonor.

When I was in between l3 missions and the ability to run 4's, i took a cruiser to lolsec for ratting. Exploration is also an option.

Rock on OP.

Shigeru Potatomoto
Posted - 2011.07.28 15:04:00 - [8]
 

Lowsec when you don't know about d-scan is pretty scary. I lost of rifters/pods trying to rat there to t2 gankers until I just started running around in a slasher looting the wrecks of other people who got popped.

Funny thing was, I could actually make about 5--15 million isk per wreck I found meaning the pirates didn't even loot their kills. That's why I don't feel guilty harassing carebears in highsec because I figure they've probably got a t2/t3 cruiser alt bullying noobs in lowsec somewhere.

Froz3nEcho Sarain
Posted - 2011.07.28 15:38:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Froz3nEcho Sarain on 28/07/2011 15:39:30
Edited by: Froz3nEcho Sarain on 28/07/2011 15:38:58
Thanks for the awesome replies guys! Yeah I am a pretty fast learner lol Cool I was pretty sick of the mission grinding and because I just reached my first billion I thought it was time for some fun. Just got podkilled. I engaged a prophecy with my punisher and even managed to be on the winning side although it would have taken 30min or so to kill him. A shame his corpmate joined in with his destroyer and distracted me long enough for the prophecy to get out of nos range causing my tank to fail. But what I didn't suspect was that he was nice enough to destroy my pod (was in high-sec). lost 120mil in implants because of being naive but I have learned my lesson. Just because someone is mining... doesn't mean that he needs the money and can't throw 70mil away just for the giggles. xD. I did have a really nice conversation with my killer. Something I have only witnessed in this game Shocked

Still looking forward for more stories!

Florestan Bronstein
24th Imperial Crusade
Posted - 2011.07.28 15:44:00 - [10]
 

if you were just one jump from high-sec there was no need to worry about that gatecamp.

Froz3nEcho Sarain
Posted - 2011.07.29 10:55:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Froz3nEcho Sarain on 29/07/2011 10:55:24
I didn't had a clue what to expect... I did however saw like 10 other ships thereLaughing

Franny
Mentis Seorsum
Posted - 2011.07.29 11:10:00 - [12]
 

Quote:
Later in my younger years I joined an NPC 0.0 alliance in Syndicate

this right here, is where a lot of us learned PvP
oh Y9G-KS, why did you taunt me so

I don't get to PvP much right now, but that is probably a good thing I have horrid stats and uninsurable toys

Bl0W M3
Posted - 2011.07.29 11:17:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Narisa Bithon
pvp no longer exists in eve online.

only Player vs Unarmed Industrial, Player vs Blob, and Player vs Super Cap Blob exist now.


Show me where truer words have been spoken in all of history : D

Jozelina
Posted - 2011.07.29 11:37:00 - [14]
 

For the first couple of weeks in eve I didn't know about warping to zero and the option of not using auto pilot. I thought the only baddies in the game were NPC's and that all human players were on the same side if they were in the same faction. Unfortunately Eve is not a game that you feel comfortable about starting from the begining with so I will just have to ignore those 11 deaths in the first 2 weeks and put them down to experience.

Franny
Mentis Seorsum
Posted - 2011.07.29 12:52:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Jozelina
For the first couple of weeks in eve I didn't know about warping to zero and the option of not using auto pilot. I thought the only baddies in the game were NPC's and that all human players were on the same side if they were in the same faction. Unfortunately Eve is not a game that you feel comfortable about starting from the begining with so I will just have to ignore those 11 deaths in the first 2 weeks and put them down to experience.

ya, when co-workers ask me to describe EVE, as most of them play WoW I say picture attacking dragons at lvl 1 and goblin whelps at lvl 85, then I google search the learning curve pic that floated around a while back

Barbelo Valentinian
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2011.07.29 13:14:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Barbelo Valentinian on 29/07/2011 13:17:02
Originally by: Froz3nEcho Sarain
I also learned how to use the D-Scanner... which of course most carebears doesn't use Rolling Eyes


Umm, any carebear who's still subbed to EVE after 3 months has certainly learned how to use the D-Scanner Laughing

Bear in mind that CCP themselves have said that avoiding PvP in EVE is still PvP (frustrating someone's bloodlust is a minor specialization in the art of tear-harvesting). There are tools in the game for it.

Lady Go Diveher
The Independent Troll Society
Posted - 2011.07.29 13:20:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Bl0W M3
Originally by: Narisa Bithon
pvp no longer exists in eve online.

only Player vs Unarmed Industrial, Player vs Blob, and Player vs Super Cap Blob exist now.


Show me where truer words have been spoken in all of history : D


I feel sorry for both of you for failing to make decent fights happen for yourself.

Quote:
Umm, any carebear who's still subbed to EVE after 3 months has certainly learned how to use the D-Scanner


I've met 3 year old characters in wormholes who don't know what the Dscanner is, or how it works. You'd be surprised Razz

Phugoid
Posted - 2011.07.29 13:59:00 - [18]
 

Hey Froz3nEcho...

Thats great to see the additude u have towards the game! I play because I have fun with the game, and it's constantly keeps you thinking. And of course the amazing visuals.

One tip on mining tho, yes it can be boring, but I have found that if u mine with GSCs along a belt, it is not (at least to me), as boring.
And its also much more efficent. Try useing a Covetor or Hulk, set up 5 tp 10 GSCs on a belt, as u mine and your hold fills up, transfer to the GSCs, then move on up the belt. That way it's not as "boring", then go get urself ur hauler and pick up all the ore from the GSCs.

Oh, and yeah, low sec is an adreneline rush! the other day I had a low sec courier run. Since I didnt want to lose my cargo, and hence my collateral, I made sure to scout out the route first, then make a few trial runs in an Ibis, and plan my escape. Sure enuff, it paid off. I did get shot at by a pirate, one volley that didnt hurt. Then at the gate there were 3 reds, and I managed to jump before they even knew what flew in! That to me that was a rush! It felt good to successfully evade the bad guys Very Happy

PVP I havent done yet, but that sounds like a good idea bout can flipping. Did u mean YOU can flipped, or u set up cans to attack the can-flippers?


Froz3nEcho Sarain
Posted - 2011.07.29 18:42:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: Froz3nEcho Sarain on 29/07/2011 18:45:20
Edited by: Froz3nEcho Sarain on 29/07/2011 18:44:55
Edited by: Froz3nEcho Sarain on 29/07/2011 18:44:33
Keep the stories going guys!

Quote:
Did u mean YOU can flipped, or u set up cans to attack the can-flippers?


Actually I used both ways. Most people don't use cans for their mining and just fill their bay when they are in 0,8 sec or higher. I find however that looting wrecks in 0,7 sec or lower is way more effective. People think that you are a newbie that is still ratting in high sec belts and tend to attack you with drones or rockets in case you found an osprey. One time I stole 50k m3 ore of someone and used it as bait for another can-flipper.

I know that people think can-flipping is lame but for me it is great experience! (One time when someone canflipped me I got alfa'd in my sigil by a stealth bomber and a cloaked hurricane....) Setting up traps, scanning people down, learn how to be patience. (I feel like a baby tiger learning how to hunt small animals before it can hunt down the big ones lol.)

Someone mentioned GSC for mining. My answer to that is that I did used them for a while. Although just fitting as much cargo rigs and modules did the job just as well. I preferred cargospace over yield.

CLONE 9
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2011.07.29 19:05:00 - [20]
 

I'm loving this thread.

Keep up the good work. This game has so many possibilities sometimes it's hard to know where to start.

Froz3nEcho Sarain
Posted - 2011.07.29 20:28:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Froz3nEcho Sarain on 29/07/2011 20:28:51
Originally by: CLONE 9
I'm loving this thread.

Keep up the good work. This game has so many possibilities sometimes it's hard to know where to start.


Don't only fall in love... but share it as well! Tell us your story.

I stopped with flipping cans btw. Takes allot of time to find someone that is either not a bot or flying a hulk. (I did get 3 kills on total however) Just bought some exploration equipment and off I go! Although my skills are a bit low for that one. And that I am only playing for 3 months is a bit exaggerated it seems that I am only active for 2 months and 12 days lol. (Time flies when you are having fun right?)

inexistin
Rubbish and Garbage Removal
Posted - 2011.07.29 22:29:00 - [22]
 

Noob stories? Ok, you asked for it...

Started out as a gallente intaki doing missions. I wouldn't move on to another agent until I reached 10.0 standing with the agent I was currently running missions, because I though making a good impression might bring up some nice opportunities in the future from that agent. As you could guess, that meant a lot of grinding, but, being a noob, it was always a challenge not to get my ass handed to me by lvl 1 mission npcs. So, nothing out of the ordinary here.

Then, about 2 weeks into the game, I decided it was more worth my time to start ratting in low-sec belts. I was scared ****tless, didn't have a clue what I was supposed to do to avoid getting killed. I was in my trusty blaster incursus when an ishkur came out of warp next to me, tackled me and proceeded to kill me. Then he pointed my pod. "2 mil isk and you can go" he typed on local, offering me the chance to get out with my implants intact. It took me about a minute to roughly estimate the value of my implants as being unde 1 mil, so I defiantly asked him to finish me off. He said ok and I woke up on station, with aura (the helper thingy) laughing at me for getting podded and calling me silly. For the rest of that day I (I remember going out into town right after getting podded), I kept meditating on the fragility of life and how I just died, without actually dying. Was quite a moving experiences.

After about 3 weeks of noobing it out in empire space, I started helping other noobs on various chat channels and this got me noticed by my current ceo (that was about 3 year ago). Now I'm pretty much one of the pvp-devourers in my corp and one of the guys who try to organize the flock of sheep (read: corpmates) into doing something that actually implies teamwork.

Some other nice memories: when I made my first 1 million isk (from lvl 1 missions, I was extatic!), when I got my first cruiser (a vexor! I think I still have it in a low-sec somewhere...), when I got killed 3 times in 10 minutes attempting to kill a pirate (it was awesome fun, I promised that guy I'll have to return the favor sometime), when I got my first battleship (an underpriced dominix, which I called "Heart as big as a mellon" due to the pride I felt when I became it's owner), when my corp joined a 0.0 alliance and I first went to 0.0 as a part of a "push" to drive away some other alliance (10 man fleets! 20 man fleets! 30 man fleets! holy crap! so many people all in one place!).

Guess that's about all I can think of off the top of my mind. Yet the fun part is that even after all this time, I still bump into new things that give me the exact same sensations I had as a newb starting out in this cruel, dark corner of internet spaceships. Very Happy


 

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