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Posted: Apr 22nd 2010 11:21AM (Unverified) said

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I'll ask it: Is it too late to really "start" playing EvE?

Posted: Apr 22nd 2010 11:31AM kaelidancer said

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Nope! It's a great time to start, and there are lots of new players joining up every day. It's definitely a unique and complex experience, unlike any other MMORPG, so it's not for everyone - but the new player experience is very rich, and the community is very friendly and helpful.

Do what I did - hop in for a 14 day trial, and see how you like it. That's plenty of time to get accustomed to things.
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Posted: Apr 22nd 2010 2:38PM (Unverified) said

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No, it's not too late to start to play EVE, it's not like other MMOs. That what amber_curtis said above. Also look up noob friendly training corps: EVE University is a great place to get your feet wet in EVE. Get the basics down then you can move off to a PVP training corp like Agony Unleashed or many others.

There is no single "end game" in EVE, you can be a market tycoon, industrialist building T2 and T3 equipment, Pirate, Scammer, Mercenary, Mission runner, Miner, Wormhole explorer/exploiter, etc. Or a mix of the above depending on what skills you decide to train.



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Posted: Apr 22nd 2010 3:05PM Its Utakata stupid said

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I think I'll start playing this game when they introduce Gnomes as one of New Eden playable races. And have a function that you can paint all your ships pink. :)
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Posted: Apr 22nd 2010 11:31AM (Unverified) said

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That's a question I've been asking myself for a while to. How difficult would it be starting Eve this late in the game..... I'd also like to have some new information about WOD from the tight lipped US office!

Posted: Apr 22nd 2010 11:55AM foofad said

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I'd say it's easier to start now than ever before. There's a huge wealth of information out there that didn't exist even two years ago, tons of guides, new player helpful corporations, etc. It's never too late to start EVE.

If anyone interested wants help or more information you can contact me in game at Foofad.
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Posted: Apr 22nd 2010 12:11PM (Unverified) said

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I really wish I liked their games more, I get a huge kick out of their developers!

Posted: Apr 22nd 2010 12:22PM (Unverified) said

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I started playing Eve for the first time last month. My first impressions:

1. Take to heart & get it through your head before you step foot into your first ship: "Don't fly what you can't afford to replace". Repeat that to yourself about 100 times, then say it again. It makes loss SO much less painful, and helps you maintain perspective about fun in a game, etc.

2. There is a TON of information to take in, and when you're a total noob, even the basic things that you take for granted in a typcial MMO such as movement and map reading do not apply here. Don't beat yourself up over it, there is a large community that you are introduced to right away just waiting to answer your questions.

3. That said, give them a minute to get to you in chat. It can scroll quickly.

4. When you think you've got something figured out, you will learn that there are 40 other small details to that something that you do not even know exists yet.

5. Your agent missions are your quests, but don't get too attached to them. They are just a means to an end to the real game.

6. Give yourself at least a month to get used to the game, and try EVERYTHING that you can try. This is not a game that holds your hand, guides you along, and tells you what to do next. You will be the one deciding what you do here, and believe it or not, it can be difficult getting used to that. Especially if you're coming from a game like WoW that guides you every step of the way.

7. Scammers, griefers, and gankers. They are everywhere, and you WILL be taken in by at least one of them at some point, even when you think you're aware. Deal with it. Put them on a list somewhere, and keep it in the back of your mind that some day, you WILL be able to get your revenge if you desire, either by doing it yourself, or hiring it done.

8. The market can be tough. You will probably get ripped off here and there, but don't be afraid to play around.

9. Patience is more than a virtue in Eve. It is mandatory. Patience with yourself, with the game, and with others. Once you truly understand the scope of what is possible for YOU to do in this game, it can be overwhelming, but that is when the exhiliration kicks in and the addiction begins.

10. Resources are out there. USE THEM. If you don't like to read, Eve is probably not for you. If you are not someone who has the patience to learn how things work before diving right in, I wouldn't recommend this game.

Eve is more than a quick drop in and blow shit up game, although I guess it could be that over time if you wanted it to be. It is a challenge in so many more ways than that. It is a challenge to learn, a challenge to find your place, and a challenge to push yourself when you're left wondering what to do. However, for me, it has been a rewarding experience.

Posted: Apr 22nd 2010 4:46PM Psychotic Storm said

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the real question is will it be available to the average solo player or not.

will it be a huge gold rush and then the majority of players will be left without any planetary interaction, will a new player be able to join in planetary interaction 6 months after its applied?

Posted: Apr 22nd 2010 5:05PM (Unverified) said

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anyone interested in giving eve a try should start a 14day trial, but use it to find someone with a full account they can give out a "buddy invite" thats a 21day trial, that extra week can open up a a bit more for you to explore.

In fact I suggest you do the following:

Start your trial account(14d) and just kinda enjoy randomness, dont focus too much on 1 thing try out a bit of combat, a bit of mining, a bit of industrialism etc etc etc, maybe a week or so, then find someone to offer you a 21day trial, on this account train up the learning skills first (this greatly reduces the time it takes to learn other skills, and that is the one true time sink in eve) hopefully the person also could help you with the billion and ten questions you will have.

If you take your 21day trial and turn it into a full-blown account (19.95$ includes 30days of game time) the person you got the trial from will receive a free 30days of time themselves, and SHOULD compensate you in-game for that.

If anyone is interested I'll happily toss out some trials and offer some assistance in game and compensate you should you activate your trial into a real account.

I still recommend you do a 14day trial first to get a feel for things, before you start your "Real" account, the learning skills take roughly a week to get to a respectable level but can save you months of time from your first year of play alone.

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