This seems risky. By posting in the “New Citizens Q&A” section with some super newb questions (that have probably been asked by hundreds of newbies in the past), I feel like I’m basically putting up a billboard begging every spammy Corp recruiter to hit me up with hundreds of invites to their Corp because they’re the best and they’ll do everything for me! Hopefully, I’m wrong, and my inbox isn’t about to die.
I understand that joining a Corp can be an integral part of this game, but I’m not interested in just joining any random Corp that happens to contact me and say “join us, we’re the best!” I’m hopeful that I can take some time to play the game solo for a while as I learn a bit about the players, Corps, and history, and then eventually choose the right Corp that fits my playstyle and goals.
Hopefully, the members and recruiters of quality Corps will recognize that the hard sell isn’t going to work here and that taking the time to converse about the game, and our experiences, will allow us both to determine if I’m actually a good fit for their Corp or not.
Having gotten that out of the way…
Yes, I’m a brand new player to EVE. I just downloaded the game 2 days ago. Prior to that, I wasn’t even aware of the game’s existence. I’ve played through all the NPC Agent Training Missions. I’m now trying to figure out where to go from here. I’ve got about a dozen questions or so at this point (I’m sure I’ll have higher quality questions once I understand things better). Am I better off creating a separate post for each question, or do I just list them all here in one huge post? I’ve done a bit of Google searching, but I feel like I’m so new that I don’t even know where to look.
At a high level, my questions mostly seem to fall into a couple of categories:
- What is this stuff, and what do I do with it (stuff I’ve got from salvage, or from Training missions, or just stuff I’ve seen in the game)?
- What do I need to know that the Training Missions didn’t teach me (I’ve got some battle tactics questions, some Corp questions, and some skills questions)?
- Do I have to make all the mistakes (with associated costs of time and ISK) that every newb makes, or are there simple things I can do to fast-track my development, learning from the mistakes of others?