Sunsnail wrote:I started the free trial today. I could use some pointers. There is so much space.
A few tips from a long-time addict:
Do the tutorial. All of it. It'll give you a good idea of what's going on, and make people more inclined to help you.
Never be afraid to ask for help. It's a complicated game, and the Rookie Help chat channel is there for a reason. There are always people willing to give rookie pilots advice.
Time your skill training properly. The less time you waste, the faster you will get better.
Train your learning skills up. If you're trialling, I'd only recommend a couple of levels. If you decide to stick around, get the tier one skills to 4 and the tier twos to at least 3. Training will go much quicker.
Always, always, ALWAYS
keep your clone up-to-date. Always.
Stick to systems with a security status of 0.5 or above (highsec). If you go into 0.4 or below (lowsec), you can and will be killed. Never go into lowsec unless you are aware of the dangers and fully prepared for them.
Remember that it is your responsibility to safeguard your person and your possessions. If you get stolen from or killed in a situation you didn't want to be in, it is, unfortunately, your fault. Just be sensible about what you do.
Always assume the worst about someone you do not know. trickses and traps are all too common.
It pays to be polite and courteous at all times, even if someone has robbed or killed you. They are perfectly within their rights to do so, and are merely playing a different aspect of the game to you (unless, of course, you jump right into PvP). Many of them are not bad people. Smacktalk can only make things worse.
If you find the game boring, you may not be following the best career path for you. There are many, many things you could be doing, including, but not necessarily limited to: mining, manufacturing, inventing, trading, mission running, ratting, stealing, exploration, highsec corp wars, low sec piracy, and nosec alliance wars. If it's not fun, stop doing it.