I’m a noobie, barely know how to D-Scan thanks to lurking in Help Chat, lol… I’ve been reading on EVE for a year of so and thought “Why not? Let’s be crazy” for the few hours I have free in a day. Especially, it’s a free game so why not, I like space games…
Been playing a few hours a day and slowly but surely going through missions and learning to kill rats.
Skills are moving on slowly but hey, surely. It doesn’t matter how fast I skill up since I won’t be able to buy/build a good PvP ship and its modules faster than that anyway. Forget about cloaking though, not on a free account as I found out. Sniff…
I got a free Venture from a mission ( my first real functional ship, YAY! ) and been mining Veldspar like there’s no tomorrow, in between ratting and figuring out other things from this complex game. Selling it unreprocessed for some ca-ching!
When I decided to play this game I promised myself not to spend any money since I’m already paying for Star Wars Online and it seems that I can do a whole lot more in EVE for free than I could on S.W.O so a big thank you to the devs for letting people play their game for free.
I met a lone ganker few days on a “discovery trip” to Null. I had my eye on some of their ore.
He started shooting at my ship while I freaked out, paralyzed as to what to do while my ship was caught in a force field that made me a sitting duck.
Desperate of losing my ONLY ship ( my Venture! ) I contact him in private.
I asked him to not destroy my only service ship, the only ship to bring me ISK. I begged him to let me leave, explaining to him that if he shoots me down now all he’ll have is an empty wreck. I begged him to let me at least mine out my cargo and promised him to transfer a week’s worth of ore to him plus ALL the ISK I have, right now, over to him.
The shooting stops. He seems to mull my proposal over then responds to my request by agreeing to let me mine for him for a week and 3Mil. ISK right now.
An expensive “voyage of discovery” but I still have my Venture…
I thanked him enormously and he asks what I was thinking going to Null in a Venture, unprotected. I explain that I’m new and haven’t made up my mind yet as to what kind of corporation I want to join, if at all.
I tell him that my playthrough hasn’t prepared me for gankers yet and he’s the first one I run into. He adds a crass joke into it and then writes “Slow game, quick death, honey.”
I thanked him again and flew back to my system, tail between my legs, with a few valuable lessons. What he wrote last will forever define EVE for me.
Checking on my skills… Yep, I have long months to go before I can get into that cool ship I really want to fly. I Beggers really can’t be choosy.