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Yes, it can definitely be done. You can buy a 30-day PLEX for 750M ISK. You can make 750M ISK in a couple hours or maybe days if you know what you're doing. The only difficulty is in that "know what you're doing" part. Instead of actively playing (which can easily take more than a couple hours a week) you need to utilize all the methods of generating income ...


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This term spans wider than Eve. Urban Dictionary defines "care bear": Lightly derogatory term for an MMO player who avoids PVP combat, heavily preferring cooperative or solo PVE combat, chatting, or developing tradeskills/running quests. Depending on the game and the individual, this PVP avoidance can show up in several ways: by playing on strict ...


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EvE is a purely PvP game with minimal PvE elements mixed in for money making. It is possible to sit in a station and just trade all day, or do planetary interaction or other extremely dull aspects of the game - but the game mostly revolves around spaceships fighting other spaceships. There are missions with NPC pirates and space-rocks to fight (mine), ...


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Personally I think that Certificates were a great addition when they came in a few months ago. EVE has a bewildering array of trainable skills, many of which have incredibly obscure uses. Given that some of these skills can take weeks or months to train, and may or may not actually be useful to you personally, a guide through it all was badly needed. As a ...


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I played EVE for about 2-3 years, not counting a 6-month hiatus in the middle when I didn't have the time to play. Contrary to what almost everyone else is playing, I can assure you that avoiding PvP is most certainly possible, about 99% of the time. The key is to play smart, and always be vigilant -- someone can attack you at any time, in any place. ...


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Everything in EVE is based on a tick based mechanic. The implementation is very transparent unlike in some other massively multiplayer games but it is evident in many of the actions available in game. At the time of writing the tick speed is 1Hz. Most actions in EVE require a certain number of ticks to complete (collectively called cycles), the number of ...


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The well-known Freight Corporation Red Frog takes contracts up to 1 billion ISK, citing that value as the threshold where suicide ganking a freighter becomes profitable: The 1 billion collateral is because that is just below the profitability threshold of hisec suicide gank fleets. Being below that limit won't prevent any goons from blowing you up for ...


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1.0-0.5 high-sec space. If anyone attacks you there they will be flagged as a criminal, and killed by Concord (If a player with criminal flag doesn't lose his ship while in hi-sec it's considered an exploit). Note that Concord reaction time may vary and if the attacker is able to deliver enough damage before Concord arrives you will die. 0.4-0.1 low-sec ...


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This is actually a bit complicated, depending on the scenario. If you log off while somebody has your ship warp scrammed or disrupted, your ship will go nowhere. Instead it will stay right where it is and whomever is shooting at you can continue to do so. This is to prevent people from logging off to try to save their ship. It would make for a very ...


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You can buy a PLEX, which means Pilot License EXtension. Those can be bought for real money and then can be traded ingame for the virtual currency ISK. On Activation, a PLEX grants 30 days of playtime. At the moment, 1 PLEX is about 600.000.000 ISK or 20 USD if bought from CCP.


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Each time you arrive in a station where you have no ship in your capsule (or you activate your clone in said station), you are given a rookie ship of your race with a basic mining laser, weapon and a complimentary piece of tritanium.


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A "Carebear" is a derogatory term used for characters who stay mostly in Concord (police) controlled space and never ventures into unsecured "0.0" space. Basically synonymous to cowards.


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The Dramiel is the fastest Frigate in EVE. The Claw is the fastest of the Interceptor group, but a Dramiel running an MWD is faster because of it's lower mass, since MWD speed boost is affected by ship mass. Things that affect speed are Base speed of ship Low slots (using Overdrive Injector II1) Mid slot (using one 1MN MicroWarpdrive II) Rigs (using ...


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Skill training time in EVE Online is dependent on your characters attributes. Every skill is dependent on one primary and one secondary attribute which determine the speed at which the skill is trained. The primary attribute has the biggest influence, the secondary attribute a minor influence and all other no influence. Update: Learning skills are being ...


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it is possible; However, the reason why players opt to be part of PvP or pirate corps is for the social, economical and support aspects. Social; if your new to pirating, having a corp help you out with builds, strategies and locations of populated tunnels in null and low-sec can really make you enjoy the process more. As well, it won't seem so lonely when ...


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Ohai! Srs Internet Spaceship captain, here! EVE is ultimately a game about setting your own goals and taking satisfaction in achieving them. Nothing else matters. Not your killboard score, nor the amount of ISK in your wallet, not even your spaceship fame. Not unless you make them your goals. And believe me, those are the really boring ones. On goals ...


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No. There is no way to do this. It is a very requested feature. The alternative is to queue up a long skill, such as Battlecruiser 5. In case you did not know, sometime in 2013, the Destroyer and Battlecruiser skills will be split into racial skills. So if you have all the cruisers at 3 (or higher) and BC at 5, you will end up with all 4 racial ...


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Hook up with a corporation called EVE University. They have been around forever and help new players with learning EVE. That one bears repeating: JOIN EVE UNIVERSITY. Go through the tutorials. Starting out specialize--you aren't going to be able to effectively fly all the ships a vet can soon, but if you focus you can get 90-95% effective in relatively ...


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The canonical example would have to be EVEmon. Not only does it let you monitor your skill queue from outside the game and notify you when training finishes, but it also has an excellent ship and item browser that lets you quickly look up the statistics on anything you're interested in as well as find out whether you have the necessary skills to use it.


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Find an agent that gives combat missions. You should go with lvl 1 or 2 agents. http://eve-agents.com/


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The Sisters of Eve Epic Arc: Blood-Stained Stars After you have completed the Tutorial and Career missions, you will have an opportunity to continue your missioning career. The career agents will recommend starting the Epic Arc mission series with Sister Alitura in the Arnon system at the Sisters of Eve station. We recommend doing all of the career agent ...


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After your initial thirty days, you will no longer be able to join Rookie Help. I don't think it's possible to stop autojoining the channel prematurely; the best you can do is to manually close it every time you log in.


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For very basic pirates (rats), and assuming that as you're a new character you're currently in high sec (probably 1.0) space. The easiest way to be sure of finding them without actually accepting a mission from an agent is probably launch your ship out of your current station, bring up the system map and look for asteroid fields. Fly to the nearest asteroid ...


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A bit after the fact, but keep in mind that "playing casually" and "playing for PLEX" are often mutually exclusive. If you're playing because you have to make ISK, are you still going to gain enjoyment from it? For me, the answer turned out to be 'no' - the things I found most enjoyable were not the things that earned me ISK. You might get lucky, but EVE ...


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As someone who doesn't do PvP, i would like to disagree with everyone else and say it is possible. Yes staying in high sec leaves you with the chance of being suicide ganked or can flipped. But in 4 months of eve (which isn't long true) i have never been suicide ganked. Joining a corporation helps prevent some, but be mindful if you ever get into a corp ...


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You probably have to buy the skill book. Just click the market icon (or press ALT-R), search for "Industry" and you should find some people selling it nearby. Check the "Sellers" table and look for someone selling it in your station or your system. If the offer is not on your station you'll have to fly to the location to get the book. This is one of the ...


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EVE uses an open economy based around supply and demand. The effects are a bit less predictable, but the general idea is outlined in this thread. The idea of Burn Jita is to kill everyone and everything in what is currently the largest trading hub in the game, Jita. By doing this, killing everyone bringing in supply, shortages will be created, driving up ...


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The lines are an in-game depiction of your autopilot route, they were added with the retribution 1.1 update.


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The first step is to open the People & Places dialog, the icon for that can be found in the Neocom (the black bar on the left side), the icon is marked by a red circle in the following screenshot Type B-R5RB into the search field there and hit "Search" Right-click on the result "B-R5RB" in the Solar Systems section Click "Set destination" in the ...



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