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?
Those weren’t really questions. They were categories of questions.
Looks like you missed my key question:
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’m new here and not yet familiar with the general netiquette of this particular forum. I didn’t want to spam dozens of posts if it is preferred that I list them all in one post, but I also didn’t want to create a huge post that just ended up ignored because ;TL,DR.
Well up to you if you want to make a thread for each question or just keep it in 1 single big one.
Also, most NCQA regulars will not bother you with corp invites, we are here to help you, not recruit you.
As I’m on my phone, not easy to link stuff but important things are:
The Magic 14 - set of skills that will help you no matter what.
The Golden rules of EVE - Helpful tips and ‘rules’ to make your life safer and more enjoyable.
And the biggest thing the tutorial doesnt say, TALK to people.
See people in local, chat with them.
See people doing stuff you like, contact them
Many corps don’t mind if you hang in their public chat just to get to know them.
If you get killed (which will happen some day), contact the killer, ask politely for tips for the next time
EVE is a MMO, it is much more enjoyable with friends. Even if they are not in the same corp or even near you.
There are some quality corps that are legit and can help teach you the ins and outs of the game. A small few of course. Other corps you can into just a “cog” and really have no direction.
You can leave all questions in here and we can break them down one by one.
As far as items etc. Some are just for selling for isk, others when you have the right skills or abilities can be used to make other items. Starting out whatever you get you can sell or find someone willing to reprocess for you to possibly give you more isk making abilities.
This category of items is called ‘Salvage’, and it is used to make equipment called rigs that apply benefits to your ship. Unlike modules, which you can add and remove from your ship freely, rigs are destroyed when removed in most cases, meaning there is an ongoing market for even low-tier rigs. Thus, there is an ongoing market for the salvage used to construct them.
You will generally get the best prices for items by selling them at trade hubs, rather than out-of-the-way systems. Each faction has at least one major trade hub, and even among the trade hubs, there are better and worse locations to sell items. the most popular trade hub is Jita 4-4 (planet 4, moon 4, Caldari Navy) in the region The Forge, and usually has the best prices for selling to buy orders (instant sales) on most new-player-accessible loot.
Skimming through EVE University in general can be a great resource; while some information is out of date, it is a great starting point, and you can always post questions/request clarifications here on the forums if you find something unclear or missing.
So far, I’ve managed with 0 ship loss to get through all the Level 1 Agent missions I’ve played. However, it’s a struggle sometimes. I end up warping out of battle, repairing, and then returning to fight some more, multiple times.
Is this most likely due to insufficient defensive augmentation, inadequate combat techniques, or is this just a typical battle tactic and I should expect to spend a lot of time jumping in and out multiple times in a battle like that.?
Don’t worry about being a rookie in this part of the forum. They got rules and stuff.
We call it loot! If it feels sentimental - keep it. Otherwise figure out where your local trade hub is and get used to selling off what you don’t need. Maybe some of it you can use for fitting ships or building stuff or whatever it is that interests you.
Ask for fits often. Ask why they did it the way they did. I think that was my biggest learning hurdle wasn’t just learning the game but getting used to the different ideas and logics behind all the different PVP and PVE fits out there. It’s a whole game in a game. Save yourself from flying around a dump truck fit gankers laugh at!
We’ve all made them. I think asking these questions is good to help mitigate your own but experience is the best teacher.