Starting up your EVE career

February 29, 2008

First of all careers in EVE based solely on the EVE Online ISK

When you start out, you’ll need to focus on the basics: mining, trading, salvaging, “ratting” (destroying NPC ships for their bounties) mission-running, or of course what EvE was built for: Player versus Player (PvP). If you have friends to help you, you might start with other kinds of work such as manufacturing, researching, archeology, or invention, but this usually requires a reasonable understanding of the game plus raw materials, and seed EVE ISK. Through mining. trading, or fighting, you can make enough cheap EVE ISK to improve your ship and build your skill set. You can do this alone or with other players, but we recommend you focus on one profession in the beginning.

Using Concord to do your dirty work!

February 29, 2008

This is a fun little Online ISK making Guide I found to do to people using smartbombs to kill frigs in high sec complexes. Oh, by the way, it kills them. Dead. First, and, admittedly, most difficult: Find a wise !@#$%^&* using an SB on a cruiser in high security space (0.7 and up is best). Wait for him to engage a group of frigs, then launch a scout drone (I prefer the hobgoblin for this) into the ensuing furball. Once his SB kills the drone (usually one or two hits), Concord warps in and will hand him his !@#$%^&* fast. Feel free to loot his can. I got a lot of EVE Online ISK and nice faction gear this way.

Best part: THEY take the sec rating hit, not you.

Start your miner career

February 29, 2008
Many new players are disappointed with how hard they play and how little eve isk they are making at first. We recommend that you approach your enterprise in a business like and professional manner. Form a plan of attack that includes exploring for little-traveled areas. Try to make every minute of your time as profitable as possible. It may seem simple and basic to you but it’s not. It takes trial and error and a lot of driven pursuit to get it going but once it is rolling you will be smiling all the way to the market. Be patient and remain diligent and you will succeed. Have fun and most of all remember it is just a game. First let’s review a bit of information on the types of mining and terminology. The types of Minerals andOres are divided into three categories. – High Grade Ore: Arkonor, Bistot, Crokite, Spodumain, Dark Ochre. – Mid Grade Ore: Gneiss, Hedbergite, Hemorphite, Jaspet, Kernite and Omber. – Low Grade Ore: Plagioclase, Pyroxeres, Scordite and Veldspar.
We’ll save ice types for a later discussion-you need skills well advanced to mine ice. Try to spend as much of your time mining only High Grade Ores. That’s not to say you can’t make big EVE Online ISK doing the Medium Grade, but consider that Time = Production = Profit formula.It can be enjoyable and challenging to mine High Grade Ore yields. Mining Low Grade Ore gets very boring to say the least. The lower grades are sometimes needed but we find that when you have a few billion EVE ISK in your wallet you can afford to pay others to provide low grade needs. Because of the formula Time = Production = Profit, skills play a huge p art in production. If you’re just getting started you’re going to have to spend a little time doing a lower production. Use the time to get set up and to explore all you can. Just remember every time that voice tells you ” Skill training is complete” you m ove closer to a higher production and profit.Here is a list of the Skills you will want to have and to work on. Note: These are skills relating to mining only.SUGGESTED MINER SKILLS: Industry, Refining, Mining, Drones, Mining Drone Operation, Refinery Management, Metallurgy, Electronics, Engineering and Survey Mining 5 Astrogeology 5 Drones: Heavy 4 and Mining 5 Drone Interfacing 3-4 (I say 5 takes way to long so wait on it.) Engineering 5 Electronics 5 Hull Upgrades 4 All skills that relate to Energy, Cpu and Capacitor Capacity and Recharge to at least level 3 – 4 depending on what ship you fly.