I have heard about Eve Online for years… watched all the trailers, read the stories, and kept up the interesting political shifts within the game. Today I started an Alpha account with the intent of diving straight forward into learning the basics of pvp.
Short of watching pvp’rs stream and watching videos on how to pilot my ship, I have been drawn to Faction Warfare as a source of learning. I’m mostly interested in the fact that while I look for fights and learning experiences, that my efforts can go toward a progressive goal in the war zones (and even earn a little money).
The turnoff here is the standings loss that I feel I will incur that may prohibit future activities from being possible. Is the whole standings issue and the police shooting at me a big enough factor where I should consider another gateway into learning how to pvp?