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Posted: Mar 15th 2010 10:23AM Halldorr said

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Love the university but it still sometimes feels a bit overwhelming and unwelcoming.

Posted: Mar 15th 2010 1:13PM (Unverified) said

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I found the same thing Halldorr, when I went to sign up for the university about four months ago, I was met with roadblock after roadblock and they just did not seem interested in helping out. The admission officers were rude and condescending over the two week period I was trying to apply

Eventually I joined another corp altogether and I think that skipping E-UNI was the best choice I've made in EVE thus far.
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Posted: Mar 16th 2010 5:22AM (Unverified) said

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The main thing with the Uni is to get involved, chat with a few members who are around when you are, and form a few friendships.

Also, it would be worth looking into our mentorship program (info on the wiki and forums) which can help out in a more direct and personal way.
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Posted: Mar 16th 2010 5:48AM (Unverified) said

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Hi Edema,

Not knowing your particular circumstances, I can't really comment, but our Recruitment Officers do have a fairly detailed set of guidelines for interviews, but drop me a mail in-game and I can take a look.

Unfortunately we get a good few older players looking to join to learn specific subjects in detail, such as PvP or industry, which doesn't tend to be something we can teach.

Usually in these cases, our RO's will point people in the direction of groups such as Agony Unleashed or other similar options, but we do often accept those with a background in one area who are willing to teach while learning the basics of another.
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Posted: Mar 15th 2010 10:35AM DrewIW said

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They're a great group, and I can't recommend them highly enough for new players feeling a bit lost.

Keep up the good work E-Uni

Posted: Mar 15th 2010 12:37PM (Unverified) said

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Can you imagine how much fun you would have wardeccing them?

Posted: Mar 15th 2010 12:44PM DrewIW said

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Getting swarmed by hundreds of T1 cruisers, including at least 50 blackbirds, is by no means fun.

No on has persecuted a successful war against E-Uni, you simply can't beat their numbers and eagerness.
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Posted: Mar 15th 2010 1:27PM Halldorr said

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There are very strict rules for the uni in a time of war, i think they are more than fair to the students and from my experience it makes for a very boring war for the people who declare war.
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Posted: Mar 16th 2010 6:51AM (Unverified) said

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After speaking to some of our ex-wardeccers, they tend to have the same idea at first - "wow, lots of targets, and they are all noobs".

After 6 years though, this isn't quite accurate - all the non-PvP activities are put on hold, and you end up with an entire alliance hunting you 23/7. Sounds fun at first, but it soon gets tiresome, and the vast majority of those who declare war (excluding, notably, the Privateer Alliance) don't get seem more than a couple of times before they end up hiding and waiting the war out.

Unfortunately this tends to be the end of most groups, and the vast majority break up soon after the war ends - the membership seem to think its some kind of curse. :)
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Posted: Mar 15th 2010 1:17PM Halldorr said

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Don't get me wrong, i think what they offer is fantastic. I just wonder if you get lost amongst the myriad of people in the uni. I recently posted something and received a reply I found rather rude. I think they do wonderful things though and wish more games had places like this. Just maybe a bit more human touch :)

Posted: Mar 16th 2010 5:19AM (Unverified) said

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Halldor, If you have any problems with a member, please do let our Student Relations Manager know - we are well aware that a few less-than-helpful members can have an amplified effect, and we do work hard to deal with any problems, but we need to be made aware of them.

With a group this big, its somewhat impossible to prevent, but we can deal with it when it happens.
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Posted: Mar 15th 2010 3:14PM Paladuck said

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I played a very unsatisfying month of EVE before I joined up with E-Uni. From the start I was extremely impressed with how professional and well-run the corp was. During the few months I was a part of it, we got war decced countless times by other corps thinking they could score some easy kills, but 99.9% of these people turned tail and ran when they saw an E-Uni fleet of 30-60 ships piloted by noobs with nothing to lose lol.

Posted: Mar 15th 2010 2:58PM (Unverified) said

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EVE-Uni does great things, but ultimately, joining them is not a necessity. All you need is a small corp with experienced, helpful players. That's how I learned the game, and how I'm still learning it.

Posted: Mar 16th 2010 5:39AM (Unverified) said

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I entirely agree (and I'm the CEO!)

The problem is finding a group who can support the new players in the early months, rather than exploiting them (naming no names).

This isn't so easy when you don't know anyone in-game, and most of the larger alliances out in nullsec require applicants to either have referrals, a sizable history and/or a few million skillpoints, which newer players simply don't have.

Those those situations, there's E-UNI.

Posted: Mar 29th 2010 1:01AM (Unverified) said

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I learned HELLA lot when I first joined E-Uni (early march, 2008). From the help with ships/skillbooks/skillplans/eve-mon/EFT to classes to PVP - Eve Uni probably does the best job in Eve of getting people over the hump of just getting acclimated.

In addition, I met the people we ultimately ended up forming a new corp with (Adhocracy Inc.), which is still going strong and building up. Mainly via contacts made in Eve-Uni...

Can't beat Eve-Uni...

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