In EVE Online, I have heard if you lose your ship, you have to buy a new one. What happens if you are low on cash when your ship is destroyed? Is there a basic spacecraft that can be used to gather more money, or is it impossible to play afterwards?

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    Rule #1: Don't fly anything you cannot afford to replace. Rule #2: Don't fly anything you are not prepared to lose. Rule #3: Buy an insurance. Commented May 2, 2014 at 20:34

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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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    Gotta love that complimentary tritanium
    – user37332
    Commented May 3, 2014 at 10:18

When you arrive to station in capsule you or your clone is activated in station you will find in hangar rookie ship (noob ship). If you have no money to buy other ship, you can then hunt pirates on asteroid belts (in high sec systems only) to get at least some isk. But keep in mind, that doing this way you will get very little amount of isk.


Should you find yourself in this situation, the best thing to do is to kill pirates in asteroid belts until you can afford the cheapest "real" frigate for your race and fit it with some very basic equipment.

Then head off to find the nearest "Career Agents" and run through their missions. You'll end up with a number of ships and plenty of money to get you going again. You can run all the races' career agents over and over again, so this is an easy way to get yourself into a destroyer, from where you can work up through the various Security agent levels.

  • Should you find yourself alone and without help this is what you would have to do. However, I think the "best" thing to do would be to join a noob - friendly corporation, many of which will give you free basic equipment and plenty of advice. Just be wary of the tax - rate and if something seems fishy, it probably is. Commented Oct 9, 2014 at 22:38
  • @DoubleDouble This is Eve we're talking about... if something smells fishy, chances are you've already been robbed and podded...
    – Xav
    Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 14:46


When you dock at a station, in a capsule or another ship, you can press the Board a Corvette button to instantly enter the Corvette of your race (Ibis for Caldari, Impairor for Amarr, Velator for Gallente and the other one for the Minmatar). The button is located above the Undock button and costs nothing to use.

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