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Noob Pilot, purchasing ships

Gallente Federation
#1 - 2017-03-15 07:27:47 UTC
Hello! Im just a beginner player here and not used to this style game with such a complex market. I recently purchased a destroyer in the market, I went down to the buyer section of the destroyers for sale and bid a slightly higher price and I believe I purchased one, or hoped I did at least, since funds were removed from my wallet, it said its location was the station, so I thought it may be in the station I am in, where do I pick the destroyer up so I can add it to my hangar? Thank you!
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2017-03-15 07:31:54 UTC
Firstly check whether the order completed. By doing what you did, you put a buy order on the market, essentially an offer that you'd pay X for a destroyer. The ISK will go into escrow immediately, the destroyer appears when someone sells to the order.
Open your wallet, go to the third tab (orders), look at the bottom window.

If the buy order has completed, the ship will be in the ship hanger of the station at which it was sold to you. If you set up a station-only range order, it'll be at the station you put the order up at.

Normally, if you want something now, you'd go to the top section, right click on the cheapest order in the station you're in, and select 'buy'. That's an immediate purchase and the item appears in your hanger in the station it was for sale at immediately.
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2017-03-15 07:38:30 UTC
so I essentially placed an order and now I wait to see if anyone will sell to me at that price?
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2017-03-15 08:05:50 UTC
Yes, with the added caveat that people can only sell to the highest-price buy order at a station. If yours is lower, people can't sell to it. You can modify the order and change the price.

Personally, I'd recommend cancel the buy order, accept the loss of the broker fees (it won't be much for a single destroyer) and buy one outright.
#5 - 2017-03-15 08:09:50 UTC
Caenir Qiladavar wrote:
so I essentially placed an order and now I wait to see if anyone will sell to me at that price?

Correct. You also paid a brokerage fee to setup the order and the seller will pay a transaction fee when they sell to it.

Given the age of your character, I recommend that you complete the tutorial and career missions - They will give you all the ships you need to get started - including a Catalyst destroyer. Leave the order - someone may fill it and you're out the brokerage fee either way.
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2017-03-15 08:26:07 UTC
Understood, thanks for the help!
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2017-03-15 09:15:42 UTC  |  Edited by: DeMichael Crimson
Hello and welcome to Eve.

If you followed the tutorial, you should have flown to a station with 5 Career Agents located inside. Their Career mission series is for Business, Industry, Exploration, Military and Advanced Military. You can do those Agents in any order you like however I suggest you do the Advanced Military Agent after completing the Military Agent.

Each Faction has 3 sets of 5 Career Agents for a total of 15 Career Agents and if you want, you can complete them all. Just remember each type of Career Agent will offer the same mission series.

Now if you have skipped the tutorial or decided not to follow Aura's advice to visit the Career Agents, you can still visit them anytime you want.

Open the Help menu in-game (F12, or click on the "?" icon in your NeoCom) and look for the section called "Career Advancement" on the Support tab. Click on the button "Show Career Agents". That will open another window which will list the nearest set of Career Agents to your current location. Next to each Career Agent listed is a button labelled "Set Destination". Click that to set a route to the system and station where the Career Agents are located.

As others have said, the Career Agents will give you a bunch of ships, skills, equipment and ISK as well as experience dealing with various applications within the game.

Good luck to you.

Amarr Empire
#8 - 2017-03-15 10:17:07 UTC

This video is an introduction to the market. I found it on a youtube search. There are more indepth guides there if you want to learn more about it. However this guide seems like a decent starting point.

Want to talk? Join Cara's channel in game: House Forelli

Gallente Federation
#9 - 2017-03-15 16:24:18 UTC
Great! Thanks again everyone!
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