What Is Eve Online?
EVE is a massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) set in a science-fiction based, persistent world. Players take the role of spaceship pilots seeking fame, fortune, and adventure in a huge, complex, exciting, and sometimes hostile galaxy.
How Do I Get The EVE Online 14 Day Trial?
To get the trial, simply follow this link:
This will take you to the trial part of the EVE Online website, follow the given instructions and you are on your way to creating you account!
So I’ve Got The Game, Registered An Account, Installed The Client. Now What?
The next step is to login to EVE and create a character. The characters have no real stat advantages and disadvantages over each other and choosing a race does not set in stone what you will do in Eve or what you can fly. Select your chosen race from the following menu:
After you have read the descriptions on the races and chosen which one you like the sound of best, it is time to choose your type of character. There are 3 different bloodlines both male and female, if you hover your mouse over the character, you should see what attributes the character has, ie drones, electronics, leadership.
If you have decided to become a fighter it may be best to choose the bloodline with the most Perception and Willpower, as these boost your ability to fight. Once you have done this, it time time to choose your apperance, it dosn’t matter what appearance you choose, just so long as you like it, as you can’t change it later on. Now to choose a name, again it dosn’t matter just choose one you like eg: Junglekiller.
I’ve Done All of The Above, Now What?
Once you have entered the game with your newly created character, it is always best to follow the in game tutorial to get a feel for the game. After you have followed the tutorial, do not leave the station, look to your right and you should see an agent. Right click on this agent and click ‘Start Conversation’, the agent will offer you some work. The missions do get harder as you go along, but don’t worry as you will be rewarded with money and other goods. Also note that there is usualy a bonus reward if you complete the mission in time.
Ok, I’ve Done A Few Missions Now And I’ve Earned Some Dosh.
To the left of the screen you should see some buttons, click on the button named ‘Market’, if your willing to take a few jumps to get to your item at the top left of the market screen change the filter to ‘Region’, this will bring up a list of items for sale in the Region. Now if your looking to buy a new ship to upgrade from your standard ship, it is best to buy a frigate. But whilst you are looking at the frigates check what skills you need, if the icon is red then you dont have the aquired skill to use the ship, if the icon is green then you do. Now if you have enough money and want to buy a ship, but the icon is red, simply click on the ‘Character Sheet’ button on the left hand side of the screen. Locate the frigate skill ie ‘Gallente Frigate I’ if you are of the gallente race, and right click on it and click on Train To Level 2. This will take a few hours to get to, but the good thing is, is that even if you log out of the game, it still trains you in that skill! But you can only train one skill at a time. After you have got that skill up to the requirements of the ship, go ahead and purchase that ship. Now on the left hand side of the screen click on ‘Assets’ and locate where your new ship is located. Right click on it and click ‘Set Destination’, undock out of the station, and at the bottom middle of your screen you should see an icon with ‘A’ in it. Click on this to turn auto pilot on. This will take you to your destination automaticaly. Dock into the station and click on the ‘Assets’ icon on the left hand side of the screen. Right click on your newly purchases ship and click on ‘Assemble’ right click again and click on ‘Activate’. Now you are in your new ship ready to rock. BUT don’t forget to transfer your weapons etc over to your new ship. You would of lernt how to do this is in the tutorial.
The Importance of Skill Training:
As you progress through the game, you will want to buy new items, as explained previously, when buying a ship there may be a required skill to use it. If you do not see the skill you need to train for the use of the item you desire, then you can buy skills in the ‘Market’, simply navigate your way to the Skills area of the market, and locate the skill needed, usualy new skills can be quite expensive! Plus the higher the skill level the longer it will take to train. It is best after your new skill training has successfully completed, to automatically start training a new skill, as this will speed up the time take to progress on in the game.
Money Making Tips:
Mining is an easy way of making money fast. Processed ore is much more valuable than unprocessed ore. But if you have no processing facility, then you will end up with a lot of un-sellable material. What ever you are mining always make sure you are carrying a secure container, so you can jetison your ore, and then pick it all up in one swoop using a Hauler (Industrial Ship).
Always look around your local station for new agents avaliable to you, some missions are short, but offer good money. Usually the more dangerous or time consuming the mission, the bigger the reward. Plus the more missions you do, the more standing you will get with Agents higher up in the ranks, and agents higher up in the ranks, obviously have better paying missions!
Now bounty hunting is big money, but don’t underestimate the person with the bounty. Bounty hunting is the same as missions, the bigger the reward, usually the harder it is to complete, so people with bigger bountys, tend to have very large guns!
This is a basic tutorial on how to play Eve Online successfully.