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New to Eve, Trying to Learn

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Ivy League
#1 - 2017-03-13 13:15:03 UTC
Hey everyone,

I just joined Eve last week, about 3-4 days ago. Trying to understand everything about EVE.

Goal:

  • Mine in Low-Sec/Null-Sec
  • Refine Ores into Minerals
  • Move into PI


Question:

  • Where should I focus when first starting out?
  • Are there channels for these types of things?
  • Are there groups/corps to help kick start a person who might be interested?


Current Standings:

  • I have Venture, which is not a good mining vessel for Null/Low-Sec
  • I am able to use Strip Miner I
  • I am working towards improving my refining


Any help and all help will be appreciated. I see a lot of players want to watch EVE grow back to the numbers that it once was. I hope to find a helpful community that can help bring me up to speed. I always will return the favor to other players once I understand more about EVE.
#2 - 2017-03-13 17:54:05 UTC  |  Edited by: Soel Reit
First of all: Welcome!!!!!!!!!
second of all: goodbye Cool

jk Cool


Quote:

Where should I focus when first starting out?
Are there channels for these types of things?
Are there groups/corps to help kick start a person who might be interested?


all these questions have only 1 answer: join a corp.
Mining in lowsec is not "good" due to high activity of pvpers all around it.

the best choice is to jump directly in nullsec.
Out there there are big coprs/alliances already established.
They will teach you, give you free ships,protect you while you mine etc etc
they will have already in place all the infrastructures you need to refine and build ships etc etc.
edit: i forgot buyback programs etc

best way to join eve is play togheter with other people imo.
don't be shy etc, all of us started as noobs :) and many are still noobs like me Cool
just getting on the forum and asking/looking around is a very good mindset you have :)


Bigger alliances out there that accept noobs without problems (not in a specific order):
KarmaFleet (part of "goonswarm"), Brave, Pandemic Horde, Dreddit (part of "test alliance please ignore")
etc

those are the biggest realities atm, if you prefer a smaller group etc then you have to find them:
either checking the recruitement section here on the forum or using the ingame search to find the right corp you want :)

keep asking questions, keep learning and you'll be a number one in eve!
cheers

and good luck!
#3 - 2017-03-13 18:22:45 UTC
You need to understand that "low sec" is exactly that, Low Security.
And "null sec" is exactly that, zero security.

One of the harshest things for newbys, is losing ships right off the start. You work and work, and BAM! Ship lost...
It will happen in Hi Sec too, but not nearly as often.
Build up your ISK reserves before you venture out into pirate lands.
Be sure, that you are prepared to lose your ship immediately upon jumping out the gate. Because that could easily happen.


Soel is right. Join a corp that is newb friendly, and has ops to do what you like to do.
Flying with experienced pilots is a huge advantage.
Mercenary Academy
#4 - 2017-03-13 22:43:53 UTC
Just start training for a barge that fits your playstyle. Coveter is for fleets, proc is for .5-.6 space since its tankier and retriever is great for .9-1.0 space since its safer there and you have a bigger ore hold. There isn't any channels really to help you with skills (not that I know of anyways), but definitely get into a corp. Good Luck! Oh, I almost forgot. DO NOT buy anything from CODE.. They're an alliance of griefers and even if you buy a license or ticket w/e they're selling, they'll still kill you. Also if you want a suggestion on a corp/alliance that is full of good people (mature, positive, etc) and is very laid back then contact me in game.
Ivy League
#5 - 2017-03-15 13:06:33 UTC
Thank you guys, I know the saying; "Don't fly what you can't lose".

As for CODE., I know CODE. They approached me to join their team when I first started and said I wanted to do PvP. Shortly into my gameplay, I noticed there was an issue with them. They sell permits, but if you AFK, Mine with greed, or aren't friendly, they "bump" you.

As for nulls, and low security, I know they are risky areas. I wouldn't fly alone, or without protection.

I may contact you guys in game for more information. The information you guys gave me has helped me a lot!
#6 - 2017-03-15 13:36:50 UTC  |  Edited by: Octavian Vanderhoolt
Once you fly a procurer you can join a null-sec corp and can mine out there. You'll need good shield and drone skills to survive the battleship-sized npc pirates (who can warp scram you sometimes). But the ore is really good. If you join one of the larger corps you can even mine in a venture, just as long as there are other miners around to kill the pirates.

There are lots of groups who will take newbies.

There's no point in mining in low sec, especially as a newer player. The mining is better in null and safer. Once you learn how to live in low sec without constantly dying to pvp you can do it if you really want to, but I wouldn't bother.

Also PI is a lot better in Null than it is in Hisec.
#7 - 2017-03-15 13:38:27 UTC
Cyber Pappotte wrote:
Thank you guys, I know the saying; "Don't fly what you can't lose".

As for CODE., I know CODE. They approached me to join their team when I first started and said I wanted to do PvP. Shortly into my gameplay, I noticed there was an issue with them. They sell permits, but if you AFK, Mine with greed, or aren't friendly, they "bump" you.

As for nulls, and low security, I know they are risky areas. I wouldn't fly alone, or without protection.

I may contact you guys in game for more information. The information you guys gave me has helped me a lot!


dude... just one thing....
if you like shooting at things that don't shoot back... then join code.

if not... then pls ignore it.
i'm in this second group, legit!

i was watching just yestarday a code streamer trying to figure out the fun part about ganking afk miners and freighters in HS:
this guy ganked a retriever (i think? with 2 catalyst multiboxing..... and was even super hyped!!!!! and you can't imagine how much exited he got after killing even the pod! locking the pod thanks to the help of a sensor booster on one of the catalyst....
i mean dude... SICK! you can't even start phantom the exitement.... lmao
the only question that came up to me after having watched that scene was: " dude... are you ok? what kind of problems do you have? can i help you? lel "

anyway :D enjoy whatever gameplay you may choose... everybody is different... right? Cool
Ivy League
#8 - 2017-03-15 16:06:28 UTC
Soel Reit wrote:
Cyber Pappotte wrote:
Thank you guys, I know the saying; "Don't fly what you can't lose".

As for CODE., I know CODE. They approached me to join their team when I first started and said I wanted to do PvP. Shortly into my gameplay, I noticed there was an issue with them. They sell permits, but if you AFK, Mine with greed, or aren't friendly, they "bump" you.

As for nulls, and low security, I know they are risky areas. I wouldn't fly alone, or without protection.

I may contact you guys in game for more information. The information you guys gave me has helped me a lot!


dude... just one thing....
if you like shooting at things that don't shoot back... then join code.

if not... then pls ignore it.
i'm in this second group, legit!

i was watching just yestarday a code streamer trying to figure out the fun part about ganking afk miners and freighters in HS:
this guy ganked a retriever (i think? with 2 catalyst multiboxing..... and was even super hyped!!!!! and you can't imagine how much exited he got after killing even the pod! locking the pod thanks to the help of a sensor booster on one of the catalyst....
i mean dude... SICK! you can't even start phantom the exitement.... lmao
the only question that came up to me after having watched that scene was: " dude... are you ok? what kind of problems do you have? can i help you? lel "

anyway :D enjoy whatever gameplay you may choose... everybody is different... right? Cool


I only joined code in the beginning due to I thought it was PvP, but later found out it is just ganking miners. I still float in there to see where they are and avoid them if I am mining in HiSec.

As for Low Sec, I am mining in there currently. Haven't been in Null Sec yet. I have been playing with probes recently and plan to explore some battlefields and get some experience fighting while my skills grow :)
Warped Intentions
#9 - 2017-05-15 14:26:44 UTC
Working Stiffs
#10 - 2017-05-15 17:32:30 UTC  |  Edited by: Tau Cabalander
TLDR: nulsec is safer than hisec. Join a nulsec corp.

When I logged-in with my nulsec alt [Circle-Of-Two] last evening, there were 38 blue (friendly) combat ships in-system, which is really unusual (normal population is around 9).

I learned that there had been a red (enemy) small Interceptor gang nearby, and the blue fleet had dealt with them (using a few smartbomb "disco" battleships).

Said blue fleet continued to hang-around for a couple of hours, in case of any red stragglers or log-ins. Of course, there was also the intel chat channel announcing any enemy sightings in the region, as well as the standing fleet channel (when you are not a part of another fleet, one joins the standing fleet).

During this time, I mined in relative safety. Despite the recent altercation, the system was even safer than usual.

The only thing I had to deal with were a few random NPCs (I dock, change to a combat ship, and deal the NPC, then resume mining).

When local is filled with only blue friends, you don't have to worry about being ganked or bumped.
Phalanx Federation
#11 - 2017-06-12 15:26:23 UTC
If you are interested in joining a corp we would love to have you.
I've been mining for most of my Eve Career. Our Corp runs mining ops daily.
Another thing you want to consider is the ore buyback program that the potential corps you want to join has.
Do they buy at Jita price or at a percentage?
Do you jet can mine and use google docs or some other form of inventory that makes it a hassle to mine ?
Are you planning on selling your own and transporting it yourself?
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