January 30, 2006

EVE Online : Slowly, but surely

Skills

Skills in EVE Online are confusing to get started with. I was, and to a point still am, confused about which skills I should be training. I know in the long run that training my Learning based skills will reduce training times, but that makes for a pretty dull experience in the beginning.

My strategy so far has been to train several skills to level one while I am logged on. They are quick and easy to train, so I am online to switch the next skill active. When I have to log, I set my longer level 3+ skills to train. Luckily, I have plenty of skills that take 7-10 hours to train; perfect for work and sleeping.

100,000 Skill Points

I crossed the 100,000 skill point barrier earlier today. That meant updating my clone. Fortunately I am still well in the positive cash flow and it was no more than a drop in the bucket.

Unfortunately, the only station with cloning capabilities was six jumps away. I probably just missed one closer, but I am a newb and newbs make mistakes. I have a clone that saves up to 120,000 skill points, but I am by far in no rush to break it in.

Goal

I have a goal now: to train to Spaceship Command 3, Gallente Frigate 4, and Gallente Cruiser 1. Then I will look into purchasing a cruiser to fly around in. If anyone has any better ideas let me know!

Update: 8 Jul, 2007 - Edited post and applied labels.

4 comments:

Mad_Jack said...

that is a good idea. cruisers give you a good amount of firepower with decent speed. once you get that, you'll find that you'll want to get some other skills that will make you and your ship stronger (ie gunnery, missle and skills that increase armor and power of you shields).

Tessa Vaako said...

I'd suggest getting a Vexor or Thorax. Vexors are a bit cheaper and have good drone bonus. I used a Vexor for quite some time until I upgraded to a Brutix battlecruiser.

That said, a properly setup Thorax is beyond nasty.

Regardless of your ship choice, these ships will take a swack of skills to be able to be used well.

Tessa Vaako said...

I'd suggest getting a Vexor or Thorax. Vexors are a bit cheaper and have good drone bonus. I used a Vexor for quite some time until I upgraded to a Brutix battlecruiser.

That said, a properly setup Thorax is beyond nasty.

Regardless of your ship choice, these ships will take a swack of skills to be able to be used well.

heartlessgamer said...

Well see thats what I am in need of help on... what skills do I need to be aiming for.

An overall plan is just confusing... I feel like I have no direction of what to do other than to get the basic skills and the ship!