July 10, 2013

10 Things I wish I had known when I started playing Eve Online

In no particular order,

1. Watch out for scams in local chat or any chat for that matter. If it seems to good to be true it is. Seriously though every single contract or trade in local chat is a scam either by design or by a stupid person not knowing what they are doing.

2. Never underestimate the value of reading and researching. You can save yourself hours of round abouts and headaches if you take a few minutes to read up on something your trying to do.

3. Think long term, What will you be doing in a week, what will you be flying in a month? What is your goals for the next three months, six months or a year?

4. There is no endgame, you play how you want to play when you want to play, you are in control. No one is going to hold your hand and walk you through to some starting point. After the tutorials you can do whatever you want.

5. Don't wait until you have the perfect ship fit to try something out. Just get out there get your hands dirty its a sandbox getting dirty is required to build something great.

6. Don't give up if you don't like something or if its hard. You might need to try one of the tips above read more about it or rethink your plans.

7. PLEXing your account is not a goal its a wish. Lots of people wish they could PLEX their account. If your PLEXing your account you are the entertainment that everyone else is paying for.

8. Find people that like doing the same thing as you and go have fun with them.

9. Skills take REAL time to train your not going to be able to do everything you want right out of the gate its just plain fact.

10. Have fun, the minute it feels like a job you need to stop playing and rethink why your playing this game.


  1. kudos to you. this should be stated valid for any other game and not only. (given a few relevant case-per-case modifications)