Welcome back! Last week I introduced everyone to a new series of articles, EVE Online: Diary of a Noob. Essentially I am here to help new or existing players of EVE grasp the ropes of this punishing Sci-Fi MMORPG by allowing them to learn from mistakes I have already made. If you missed out on Part 1 then be sure to read it by clicking here. We already took a glance at the character creation, playable factions and a general overview of careers. I left everyone with something to think about, which faction fits you? I chose the Minmatar and created a pilot named Pleasure Winters. I am presented with the next question, who do I want to be? There are several career paths to follow, you don’t have to pick just one either. Players can mix and match skills from different areas without restriction. This is a question for you to think about as well, so to help make it slightly less overwhelming I will be taking you through what career paths are available for you to choose and explaining some of the fundamentals in the best way I can.
Remember you need a skill for all these, when browsing in the marketplace if you click on a category it will show the contents of that category and what skills it requires. In the top left of the item description there will be either green or red boxes, red means you haven’t learnt the skill. Hover over the skill to see what it is then buy it in the marketplace and learn it. Now here is the first mistake I made, going into the marketplace can be tricky business. When you are browsing through listings, the far left column is called ‘jumps’ and will have either ‘station’ or a number in the column. Always try to purchase something that has station written in this column, like I mentioned with items remaining in a particular station, your auctions remain in that station as well. If you buy something that is ’15 Jumps’ (basically 15 zones) away then you must travel to all the way to that station just to pick up your purchase. Don’t end up like me, purchase a bunch of things from all over the galaxy then have to run around picking them up for several hours. Some of you might be realizing at this point how the “space truckys” can make money, selling goods at stations which are short on supply.