EVE New Citizens Q&A

 
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Gallente Federation
#1 - 2012-04-19 00:34:31 UTC
Sup all!

I started playing this last night, and I can def. see myself geting hooked. However (dot, dot , dot)...LOL, I for the life of me cannot find the way to my first mission. Its driving me crazy. I really dont wanna spend the entire trial trying to locate my first ship in this huge system. Any help would be well recieved. Also, it seems like theres a ton of stuff to get used to on this thing...is the transition easy, or will it take a lot of time getting used to?

Thanks guys and gals!

Jeremy~
#2 - 2012-04-19 01:15:58 UTC  |  Edited by: Xercodo
All missions give you a bookmark that is accessible via the context menu in space while in the same solar system as the destination, pick up, drop off, encounter, agent location, etc (these can obviously be in the same solar system but not always). Said bookmark is always near the bottom of the list and should have the name of the mission as the name of the menu that leads to the bookmark.

If the location is a station you can dock with it via the context menu too (this option warps and docks you or just docks you if you are already next to it)

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Working Stiffs
#3 - 2012-04-19 02:25:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Tau Cabalander
Option 1. Open up your "People & Places" window from the Neocom or the keyboard (default: ALT E).

The "Places" tab shows all your bookmarks, and will have agent and mission related links under the "Agent Missions" category (right-click on a bookmark to set a route).

You will also notice an "Agents" tab with a list of your agents.

Option 2. Open up your "Journal" window from the Neocom or the keyboard (default: ALT J).

Look under "Agents" and "Missions" for stuff in progress. Here you will be able to read the mission briefing again, which contains the mission objective system (double-click to open briefing, right-click on destination link to set a route).
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#4 - 2012-04-19 02:52:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Steve Ronuken
If you don't have a bookmark, first make sure you've actually accepted the mission. (It happens. Just like doing a 20 jump courier, and then finding out you forgot to pick up the container).

And there is a /lot/ to get used to in Eve. Bigger isn't always better. And you have to balance how you tank, and so on. Lots of stuff.

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Gallente Federation
#5 - 2012-04-19 04:40:40 UTC
Hey guys! I appreciate everything! I was able to find out what the hell I was doing and I got the hang of the basics. Found my ship, and now Im om my way!

Thank you again. One more question though, how do you kno when youre in a safe are where no one will try to kill you?? I dont want to get too far, and then lose it all!LOL. Ive heard horror stories.
Tactical Supremacy
#6 - 2012-04-19 05:42:04 UTC
The only completely safe spot is in your hanger, or logged off...

Everywhere else you can be used as target practice...

There is no such thing as a fair fight...

If your fighting fair you have automatically put yourself at a disadvantage.

#7 - 2012-04-19 06:51:03 UTC
Pariah Adoudel wrote:
Thank you again. One more question though, how do you kno when youre in a safe are where no one will try to kill you?? I dont want to get too far, and then lose it all!LOL. Ive heard horror stories.

In top left corner of screen there is your current solarsystem name and its security status number.

0.5 to 1.0 is highsec area which is relatively safe because if anyone attacks you without having right to attack, CONCORD police will come to kill them. (Of course they might be able to kill you before CONCORD arrives, so there is no really safe place in EVE.)

But then there are many things players can try to do to get right to attack you. e.g. they drop items into space and offer them to you "free". When you take those items you are flagged thief and then they can attack you freely.

But in the beginning your ships don't cost that much, so don't be too afraid of losing your ship. Also when you are attacked you can at most lose: your current ship + any modules in it + any items in its cargo + your current mission (if you lost item needed in that mission) + implants you have (if they also killed your pod) + some skillpoints (if you didn't have uptodate clone, but that is not possible until you have over 900,000 skillpoints.)

So you won't lose: any other ships you might have, any ISK in wallet, anything stored on stations.

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Void Alliance
#8 - 2012-04-19 09:33:48 UTC
The learning curve is still very steep but once you get the basics down you're pretty much good.
After all these years I still learn new stuff.
The games keeps changing of course, so stuff you learn gets outdated, cookie cutter ship fittings become obsolete, winning tactics a recipe for suicide, etc. That's what keeps things interesting of course P
Caldari State
#9 - 2012-04-19 09:58:43 UTC
Pariah Adoudel wrote:
Hey guys! I appreciate everything! I was able to find out what the hell I was doing and I got the hang of the basics. Found my ship, and now Im om my way!

Thank you again. One more question though, how do you kno when youre in a safe are where no one will try to kill you?? I dont want to get too far, and then lose it all!LOL. Ive heard horror stories.


As Raiz said, when in space you aren't 100% safe at any time. When undocked others CAN kill you. But like malaire said, the system your are in can make is more safe.

Being in high-sec (1.0 / 0.5 security systems) means CONCORD will punish the offender (They won't protect you, they punish, means they can be too late to safe your ship).

Low-sec (0.1 / 0.4) and null-sec are bit more hostile as there is no CONCORD, in low-sec there is the standing loss, Global Criminal Countdown and station/gate guns that "help" you, but in null-sec there is absolutely nothing to help you besides friends that are with you.

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#10 - 2012-04-19 14:04:57 UTC
Patience, focus and an inquisitive mind, will reward you greatly in this game Pariah.

There are many guides out there that will help you learn about the many facits of this game. A quick google search will prove this.

Yes it does get easier but you should know that theres always something new to learn in this game. Or at least you should be.

The complicated overview once you have mastered simply melts into the background and ends up working for you in the end.

I couldn't see myself living in game with out it.

Dont fear the 'dark' places of new eden. Thats where most of the fun happens anyways! Big smile

Gallente Federation
#11 - 2012-04-19 18:03:46 UTC
Thanks all! Im sure Ill master this as I go...I just hope I dont do anything to warrant being killed...LOL! This is my first MMO and Im sure Ill need all the help I can get..but I think Im doing pretty well on my own so far.

If anyone is interested in friending me out there, I sure could use them



Thank you so much again for the help! If theres anything else I should know, please send it my way!



Aloha and Mahalo!

Jeremy~
#12 - 2012-04-19 18:42:57 UTC
Pariah Adoudel wrote:
I just hope I dont do anything to warrant being killed...LOL!

Guess you're not gonna undock then. Twisted

As people have already mentioned, Eve can be (and is) a pretty harsh place. You *will* lose ships, and you *will* get ganked "for the lulz" from time to time.

Pariah Adoudel wrote:
This is my first MMO and Im sure Ill need all the help I can get..but I think Im doing pretty well on my own so far.

If anyone is interested in friending me out there, I sure could use them

A good newbie friendly corp (NOT A NEWB CORP) will help you a lot here Smile


Pariah Adoudel wrote:
Aloha and Mahalo!

Jeremy~


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Zero.Four Ops
#13 - 2012-04-19 19:17:53 UTC
Velicitia wrote:
Pariah Adoudel wrote:
This is my first MMO and Im sure Ill need all the help I can get..but I think Im doing pretty well on my own so far.

If anyone is interested in friending me out there, I sure could use them

A good newbie friendly corp (NOT A NEWB CORP) will help you a lot here Smile

+1.
However, many corps are wary of recruiting people who are under 21 days old, for fear of trial user spies, or even just trial users who don't subscribe and never log in again. Until that point, run the tutorials, and the Sisters of Eve epic arc. The latter is a series of easy newbie missions that effectively take you on a tour of Eve hisec and introduces you to some aspects of Eve lore.

Feel free to continue asking questions here, though.

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Caldari State
#14 - 2012-04-19 19:54:01 UTC
Pariah Adoudel wrote:
Thanks all! Im sure Ill master this as I go...I just hope I dont do anything to warrant being killed...LOL! This is my first MMO and Im sure Ill need all the help I can get..but I think Im doing pretty well on my own so far.

If anyone is interested in friending me out there, I sure could use them



Thank you so much again for the help! If theres anything else I should know, please send it my way!



Aloha and Mahalo!

Jeremy~


EVE was actually the first MMO I played when I started, and I've tried several others after that only to rush back to EVE every single time. EVE is great as it's a mature MMO where you have to learn things yourself and from time to time you'll (have to) learn it the hard way.

As stated by other, you will get killed in EVE at one point. It's not a question IF but more of the question WHEN and WHERE. EVE is harsh and will kick you back into reality from time to time.

And pro tip, when signing anything related to the game, use the name of your character not your real name. =)

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Gallente Federation
#15 - 2012-04-19 21:53:39 UTC
Thanks for the info. Already lost a ship...had to buy all my stuff back. No worries though...had plenty of ISK.

Mahalo!
Arctic Light
#16 - 2012-04-20 22:23:01 UTC
Yes the security status; as long as you stay in 1.0-0.5 you're relatively safe, low sec starts from 0.4 and depending on local population it can be quite lethal or quite friendly to enter same goes for null sec (0.0) where no holds are barred.

Biggest risk in null sec are mobile warp disruptors that look like soap bubbles in space and pull you from warp to a stand still (you can warp once you're out from the bubble).
as these bubble can be anchored almost anywhere wandering in null isn't something that you should be doing on your first days in space.

More about Warp Disruption Fields in evelopedia.
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2012-04-20 23:23:39 UTC
Give me a shout in game if you like, just started today as well and although not my first MMO it is certainly different to a lot i have played. I have quite a bit of time due to working shifts and tend to devote my time to one game. Can see me losing a bit of my life in this game.

BTW, be very patient when you do the scanning missions. Took me a while to get the hang of it. I was getting dam frustrated on first attempts at it.
#18 - 2012-04-21 08:51:01 UTC
there are plenty of Newb friendlies out there... Just have to find them

Couple of rules though..

Paranoia - Your best friend in this game... Kind of like the "Force." Use it wisely. With that, don't trust anyone asking you for isk to "join their corp." Biggest scam in game.

As stated above, you WILL lose ships... the only guarantee in this game. So, don't fly what you cannot afford to lose.

Also, take your time... go through all of the tutorials so you can figure out what it is you would like to do... they are extremely helpful.

Anything else, hit me or others up in game... Plenty willing to help.

Again, welcome to EvE... Your life is devoted to us now. Like a beaten horse... Who's gonna want you now???!! Twisted

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DRONE WALKERS
#19 - 2012-04-22 11:46:08 UTC
Don't be afraid to get stuck into some pvp. Find some gang who pvp. Take a tackle frig. Get kills. Die in a fire. Learn in the process.

I drain ducks of their moisture for sustenance.

#20 - 2012-04-23 22:50:27 UTC
Pariah Adoudel wrote:
Thanks for the info. Already lost a ship...had to buy all my stuff back. No worries though...had plenty of ISK.

Mahalo!


Not sure if its been mentioned but remember to insure your ship. It will make the losses a lot easier to deal with (especially before your in a position where you can easely make ISK).

To insure a ship just click on the icon on right hand side of the screen (first row,second option next to LP store) then select the ship you want to insure.

Also since your worried about getting blown up by players remember to make sure your clone is up to date so that you dont loose any SP if something happens.

Good luck and welcome to EVE Smile
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