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How are you keeping aggro off your drones in VNI? I just fit one out and have to recall my drones constantly to keep them alive, they constantly get aggro.
 

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I use a Gila mostly. But the few times I used a VNI get aggro first then drones, also VNI got a nerf this last patch to drone speed which may be part of it. They removed the bonus on VNI to drone speed. Also drone skills of speed and tank for them I'm guessing would help if you're not maxed on those.

Can use the faction drones (Caldari Navy, Imperial Navy, Republic Navy, Federation Navy) which have 2x the hp of tech 2 drones, little less dps, little more tracking. Cost a little more, but not a lot more like augmented drones.

You can try fits and tactis on Sisi (test server) stuff is seeded there for 100 isk at the market. Cheaper than tranqulity if you are trying something new.

I think CCP is trying to make a dent in all the isk coming into the game via bounties at anoms in null. Make it more difficult to use a VNI afk on them, and reduce the respawn rate of anoms (which may or not have an impact). Said it multiple times, CCP responds at a glacial pace to stuff.
 
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Thanks for answering questions and helping out. EVE seems easier than last I recall a few years ago but still lots to learn.

Got blown up at a gate camp earlier so saved me 30+ jumps back to Jita, heh. Decided prior to that to try out some other things in the meantime. Going to run some L2s/L3s in a Caracal to make a little money and then try out abyssal deadspace.

What's the best way to join a corp? Any recommendations? I'm currently an Alpha that's maxed out skillpoints so I should probably go omega to continue training.
 

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Also corps that are new player oriented I think are.

Pandemic Horde
Karma Fleet
Brand Newbros
Brave Newbies

and several others. I think Karma is not taking applications but you have to join their recruitment channel and hope someone noticed you and picks you.

For gate camps. Not 100%, but it's better than just jumping and hoping. Complies the info from Zkill so you get an idea if there's an organized gate camp. The free version works. As an independant I just pay the isk as I use it a lot. Will tell you how many kills, what ships, kill mails on zkillboard, and if they were on a gate and which one. Just punch in where you start and where you want to end up.

 
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Hah, had to logout cause I was tired, was doing a FuckIt WH tour. WH gone and I'm lost deep in null space up North, and I love it. Yeah could die and return home, but where the fun in that.
 

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The talk about Eve, although I understand very little of the lingo, always seems more interesting than actually playing Eve. I have tried a few times and just don't get it. I guess I'd be willing to give it a shot again if there were a way to quickly get into some interesting action.
 

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The talk about Eve, although I understand very little of the lingo, always seems more interesting than actually playing Eve. I have tried a few times and just don't get it. I guess I'd be willing to give it a shot again if there were a way to quickly get into some interesting action.
Join a corp that's new player oriented. Some like Pandemic Horde. They take anyone (literally), including alpha players (free to play), provide free tech 1 ships fitted out by the hundreds if not thousands for their members. I'm not a member of Pandemic Horde but I think they do ops (pvp stuff) all the way down to and including the alpha players. I think they also give out stuff like skill books and may help point you in the right direction. I think there are a couple of corps like that that take alphas or even more that take new players.

Can always start as an alpha (free to play up to a maximum of 5.5m SP in certain things, but can fly up to tech 1 battleships (meaning t1 frigates, t1 destroyers, t1 cruisers, t1 battlecruisers, t1 battleships), and use t2 guns/missles of medium size (used on frigates, destroyers, and cruisers- not large) and t2 drones (light and medium, not heavies). In other words can check it out for free. SP = skill points, that's what you gain over time in certain skills (it's all time based, gain SP while in game or offline). You can definetly tell if you like the game or not interested in the time amount of time it takes you to get 5.5m SP (alpha players accure SP at 1/2 the rate of Omega so there's that). Alpha players can do a good bit actually. Some stuff is blocked off from them obviously. I have 2 alpha pvp characters I use frigates.

If you decide to check it out, first thing is in the rookie help chat or general help chat ask for an overview. They will link a chat channel of an overview that has instructions to install it (just clicking the stuff in the chat in order). The basic overview you get to start SUCKS ASS, as does the tutorial in itself. Get rid of the overview that is stock. Can't stress that enough lol. But the tutorial and career agents will teach you the most basic stuff like how to undock/dock, warp, jump a stargate to get to the next system, and stuff like that. The rest ask lots of questions. The people in rookie help (you get it for 30 days I think) and general help will answer any questions.

It's free to try. If you like it then you can upgrade to omega (subbed players) for $15/month if you do it 30 days at a time. Less if you buy it longer times. Nothing really to lose other than time.

Not for everyone. A LOT (I mean a lot) of people come and go and come back off and on. It's called winning Eve. Those who aren't playing currently lol.

If you decide to try, there are a LOT of old out date info on the net. Try eveuniversity. Just google the topic and add eveuniversity. They have articles and reference and keep it up to date. They are also a new player teaching oriented corp, but the website is good info.
 
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Can use a RAF link, end up with roughly 1.2ish million skill points your first couple min playing.

I'll throw mine up here for anyone wanting to start up, not concerned about the rewards, I don't care how many throw away accounts are made lol.

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https://www.eveonline.com/signup/?invc=7cb16e23-d84d-4997-8ea3-42f2b6771c88
 

Cynical

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Ended up finding a WH that led to LS a jump away where I have everything parked, didn't take long, was hoping for more of a trip. Around 100m just flying around holes, relic sites were pretty rare, but a handful of decent data sites. I'll start another one up later, good time of the week to be nosy.

I might end up being near Toronto when they have the World Tour thing going. As someone who has never gone to any kind of Con or gaming convention, is it going to be a bunch of sweaty fat guys with breathing issues, or do regular people go to these things too?