Yeah lol it seems the guy didn’t even try going to Rookie chat or General Help.
And there’s metric ton of people giving their all to answer questions and explain everything in both of these. I think I can safely assume it’s true or similar for non-English Help chats.
I happen to know that because I am one of those guiding people, even if very little lately. I know what is going on in those chats, what should still be happening 24/7. So it makes me really surprised how the OP did manage not seeking for help when Rookie chat is default opened chat each login for the 1st month of the game? How do you do that for a full month and at the very least in PvP regard don’t get at least “join a corp, they will teach you advice”?
And I just logged to see his employment history to check exactly that.
He never left NPC corp and what’s more it’s the freaking CAS!! The 4 times or so better new player retention corp than any other in the game, exactly because of how helpful they are.
And say other players aren’t interested in you? Did you ignore every possible chat and just hoped for someone random in lowsec to help? Only local matters because you think no one else can be nearby?
Or like other people say it here, you were such a needy asshole it’s no wonder.
You can buy isk so nothing matters? For sure spoken by someone who didn’t spend a cent.
Spending is never enough. Sooner or later ISK from 500 or 1000 plex is not enough. Because for 1 thing with someone stupidly stubborn enough it can be lost in days or hours. I’ve seen a newbie begging for isk for battleships so he could pretty much lose another one in lowsec, because every new guy thinks bigger is by default better. And way, way more people losing isk to scams, taking for example contracts advertised as super easy cash, go haul this for easy isk for example. 100% freighter gank contracts, yet with no zkill loses from most of the victims, which even made me wonder if they realized they need a freighter at all or do they even have skills for one. And everybody has seen super deals, get a VNI for great price. Except in final contract it’s just a Vexor and this crap is spammed because sooner or later it works.
But going back, once you use your wallet, it’s very easy to want this and that and train that alt for this and another for that, it never ends. And gets really expensive. And later you see, oh that alt has still that little skills, oh that industry idea somehow bleeds isk instead of multiplying it. Using real wallet somehow isn’t as efficient as it seems to be at start and by no means it’s the only key to the game. Expensive key.
That’s exactly what I quickly got into within 1st months of starting the game, and kept at it to lesser degree for a while. I’ve surely spent over 1000 USD in maybe 2+ years.
Your pain with isk being something that can be bought and that’s bad is your presumption and nothing else.
Depending on point of view 1 or 2 bil of isk isn’t that great. Well I’m not saying that people who earned it through playing are terrible because after all it is a worthy accomplishment and anyone who has done that should feel great.
Key bindings? What is this, League of Legends? Keys from F1 to F5 and more are super secret master technique unobtainable by most? You said you don’t even know how you get killed most of the time, so how keys matter in all that? On the other hand I’ve seen a guy get 97% dangerous on zkill through flying alpha Incursus frigate. Because he has knowledge who he can face and how to face to get to that.
Or talked directly with a player who got 100 killmarks on a single ship, with fully legit zkill record, with most victims being different people. Except it was done in a Venture. Oh hey newbies don’t expect that from a venture in lowsec but more so do you right? The killer got really upset because at 100 the 10 kill mark row and 1 kill mark row, all of them just merged into a slightly bigger, but just one mark.
All those accusations and it’s clear OP just only touched the surface of the game.
And there are things that disappoint me or enrage me too in this game.
E-penis enthusiasts who can’t even contain themselves within the game with their griefing, they chase random, often new players on the forums just to stuff in their remark, with nothing to back up their opinion. They just hate that someone dares not to be asshole elitist like they are.
I’ve seen 1st hand how Goons survived annihilation of Bee War, through simple sheer amount of denying content, until all pursuers didn’t want to chase them to Delve when they moved. Brilliant strategy that allowed them to grow big enough again, to from what I know, prematurely end next war just to keep content for themselves for the future. And that 1 guy screwing thousands of his corp mates during that.
I’ve been with my old wormhole PvP corp, after the last struggle, the last lost battle, facing eviction, and suddenly getting rescued by Hard Knocks and their armada of Sabres and Legions. Out of nowhere.
They just happened to see a stream of us being evicted and badmouthed.
Did you say there is no story in this game? Oh Hard Knocks getting evicted themselves later is another story. That started with careful seeding and offlining over 30 freighters in their home system, over the span of about half a year.
And yet after years I couldn’t anymore stand clearly apparent spy paranoia in every corp I’ve been in. I stay in NPC corp for last 2 years because of that, flying solo for PvE and CASMA mining fleets every now and then. And I still want to stay in NPC corp, because my trust isn’t back enough yet.
PvE. I get annoyed by isk/h elitists. In the end I’ve had successful isk making, my best achievement being 6 toon T2 rig making with 1bil a day budget per each toon and up to 200mil a day income per toon. Even if I over-complicated it so it didn’t last that long. So I don’t care about ISK anymore, I just keep enough spare. I don’t ever pay for omega time. Going sp farm costs me up to about 300mil a month to be omega. I have enough skills for now. That’s to stop the excess real money spending I wrote about earlier. I have to stop it completely or I know I will regress back to it if I pay for anything.
But there’s more to isk/h elitists annoying me - last year I am even happy with alpha, happy with my strange ideas like of Gnosis I used for both combat sigs and hacking sites… in the damn highsec.
During that I wanted PvE content ASAP, both combat and hacking as I enjoyed getting to know combat sigs in a different region and how to blitz them and I’ve always liked hacking. I did not care about isk but the ship paid for itself 4 times it’s cost anyway. And I got to know there’s level IV relic sites in highsec, even if their payout doesn’t exceed 10mil. Shared multiple Sleeper Caches info as well and got paid for that too. That weird, often being refitted Gnosis in a stupid highsec which elitists like to scorn so much made me simply happy. So I don’t need elitist ideas pushed on me.
At the same time PvE is another big issue. With exception to hacking which has random map each time, all of PvE comes to F1 and F2 keys. Lock F1 kill, lock F1 kill, F2 burn here, that’s all to it. You figure it out and every site is done exactly same way. It’s just a mindless boring grind, unless using different ship with broader access and fit to test can make it interesting anew. For a while.
And then there is that April Fools joke about bot AI from recent years. Ridiculing every helpful thing newbies could use. Aura compared to that is below mud level, and useless for me, I have her muted. And yet these few years later big topic is new player retention. I wish I could laugh at that, the irony right, but it just continues to only annoy me.
There’s also 1 corp in game with useful AI - the Signal Cartel of Eve Scout. Their AI literally provides recent information in visited systems, in voice from what I know. Any known stranded people present in system as well. So we can say in the end something should hold hand of new players, like OP wanted but not as much of course. And even then based on his circumstances OP still has no excuse.