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HailToTheChiz
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I started Eve Online last night.
Looking for something new to dabble with. I'm still doing the tutorial parts.

How big of a mistake am I making?


sicboy
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
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I started Eve Online last night



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dabble with



ok


HailToTheChiz
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
those two don't go together?


Devious
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
He doesn't know. Dude doesn't even play games.


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SG_Geaux
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
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Looking for something new to dabble with.


You don't "dabble" in Eve. You eat, sleep, and breathe Eve.


sicboy
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
I think there is a not so dense version of Eve for people who don't want to get in the weeds, but from everything I've ever seen of it, it's like going into space and getting a desk job. Looks like you're managing spreadsheets all the time.


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re: I started Eve Online last night.
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How big of a mistake am I making?


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HailToTheChiz
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
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I think there is a not so dense version of Eve for people who don't want to get in the weeds, but from everything I've ever seen of it, it's like going into space and getting a desk job. Looks like you're managing spreadsheets all the time.


I think the first portion of the tutorial - which was character creation, ship movement, some windows, basic attacking, then docking at a station - took about an hour or more

the next phase was "industry" and I called it a night before embarking on that


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LSU Coyote
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
How good are your Excel skills?


BulldogXero
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
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I think there is a not so dense version of Eve for people who don't want to get in the weeds, but from everything I've ever seen of it, it's like going into space and getting a desk job. Looks like you're managing spreadsheets all the time.


Didn't the devs state once that the majority of EVE players stayed in high sec which is the complete opposite of what you would expect given the stories that come out of the communiity.


HailToTheChiz
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
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How good are your Excel skills?


how does Excel factor into this? i obviously havent even got far enough to understand the economy


sicboy
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
I imagine that the people that are already entrenched are there because they like that type of game. They're not going to go easy mode all of the sudden. It's for the people who want to get into Eve but are intimidated by the uber steep learning curve. But it's such an old game, how many people are really looking to get into it now?


MSMHater
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
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started Eve

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something new to dabble with


Isn't that kind of like "dabbling" in pregnancy? Maybe more of a commitment than you realize?


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HailToTheChiz
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
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But it's such an old game, how many people are really looking to get into it now?


I know. It's free to play so I figured I would try it.

There were over 20,000 people on last night.


BulldogXero
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
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There were over 20,000 people on last night.


One server makes a huge difference in games like this. There's also nothing else on the market quite like it, so I think you're safe starting out now. You will probably never catch up to the vets though.


HailToTheChiz
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
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You will probably never catch up to the vets though.



Oh, have no plans to.


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LSU Coyote
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
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how does Excel factor into this? i obviously havent even got far enough to understand the economy

The game is a giant spreadsheet.

Edt: you will see.
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Sidicous
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There were over 20,000 people on last night.


Probably more like 2000 with 10 accounts each.

Spreadsheets with a starry sky background. Prepare to be wardec'd for not min/max'ing!


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shspanthers
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
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I started Eve Online last night.


You poor bastard.


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robertLSU
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re: I started Eve Online last night.
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I started Eve Online last night.


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Looking for something new to dabble with. I'm still doing the tutorial parts.

How big of a mistake am I making?


Do you have time in your life for a second job? Are you retired? If you answered yes to either of those you're good.
This post was edited on 5/8 at 5:48 pm


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