Greetings ladies and gents,
I’m a new player, just started a couple of weeks ago but actually spent more time reading about EVE than actually playing it.
The more I read, the more it intrigues me and I want to know more. The issue is, the huge amount of information revolving around the game … and I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface…
At this point, I could really use a mentor, preferably a military one as I intend to follow this path.
I live in the UK, play mostly in the evenings after 8pm and weekends a bit more, depending on availability… you know, family, kids, work etc. I’m also an IT professional, speaking 4 European languages… so I might be able to return the favor in, perhaps, advice regarding something non-EVE related.
I would love to find that nice person with the knowledge, time and patience to answer questions about the game, help me spend the skill points properly, with a clear direction, rather that me assuming I will be needing this or that skill or copying a build I find online which perhaps is only useful in particular scenarios.
Example: I’d rather not wait 12 days for the upgrades T1->T2 railguns if I’m going to use light missiles or rockets predominantly later on in the game. I know you can skill those too but it’s clearly more efficient if I upgrade the correct ones from the start.
I also have silly questions like: what do you refer to as “blob” or what’s blues, reds, greens, SEAT (guessing not the car)… etc.
There’s only so much I can deduct from reading other players experiences throughout the game, some terms are very EVE specific and assumption is the mother of all… yes.
I’m playing alpha atm but can (and will) upgrade to Omega as soon as I know where I’m heading to - no issues with this.
Worth mentioning that I’m not new to gaming, been playing games, some of them quite hardcore, since Supaplex and Wolferstein 3D. Too many years of various MMOs, guild leading, raid leader, officer… blabla; I can elaborate further in game if needed.
I did receive a few recruitment mails in game but I did not respond/apply to the respective corps as it is an important decision for me, I’m not a guild/corp hopper, I usually stick with with my first choice.
This was supposed to be a short post… well…
Bottom line: I would really appreciate if a veteran with broad knowledge of military advancement and tactics would help me get up to speed faster than I normally would by reading guides/blogs/forums.
In return, as I’m not a very ISK-oriented person (just need enough of it to go along), I can only offer my friendship. Initially I wanted to say “my trust” but I noticed Trust is a very sensitive subject in this game and I most definitely can imagine why.
I can be contacted in game - Sir Preto - or on Discord but I rather give the details out in private.