Suggestions for EVE Online newcomers:
  1. EVE has no win conditions, so avoid/mitigate the aspects of play you dislike, pursue those you enjoy, and ignore naysayers
  2. remember that everything can be destroyed if it's undocked, regardless of system security level (everything: ships, fitted modules, cargo, implants)
  3. do the whole tutorial, and consider doing all the Career Agents' missions, too (they're well-made, give you useful rewards, and introduce you to most aspects of play)
  4. block toxic players (right-click their name in chat & select "Block"). most EVE players are chill, but some act terribly. report egregious behavior to CCP
  5. know that losses in EVE, barring exploits or CCP errors, are permanent. CCP usually won't reimburse you for ignorance of mechanics or for scams or treachery
  6. trust as few guides/tools/mentors as you can & test/validate if something's critical and uncertain. 3rd-party info/tooling (including my own) isn't necessarily correct or up-to-date
  7. seek out guides/tools/mentors and learn as much as possible from them. this contradicts the above, but the point is: other peoples' ideas/tools are constraints as much catalysts
  8. every so often, do something you haven't before; there's always more depth to explore
  9. you can be a lone wolf if it suits you, but the best ship in EVE is friendship! here's CCP's guide to the in-game corporation finder, and here's reddit's EVE Jobs Board
Be forewarned: if you're easily upset by loss, can't laugh at yourself, or can't use a search engine, EVE Online probably isn't the game for you.

All PvE in EVE can become PvP without your consent and the market itself is a form of PvP. If this bothers you, don't install it. If it thrills you... sorry in advance for all the time you will lose.

I list my own tools & resources and link to others here. My stuff's not all newcomer-oriented. Remember #5.


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