Blog Banter 16: Nublet 101

Welcome to the sixteenth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or extensive, funny or serious, but they are always great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to

The third Blog Banter of 2010 comes to us from ChainTrap of the Into the unknown with gun and camera EVE Blog. He asks us: “Eve University turns six years old on March 15th; six years spent helping the new pilots of New Eden gain experience and understanding in a supportive environment. Eve is clearly a complicated game where you never stop learning. What do you wish that someone had taken the time to tell you when you were first starting out? Or what have you learned in the interim that you’d like to share with the wider Eve community?”

To be honest, my experience as a new player was quite conducive to learning. I could not have asked for better; I was a part of a very active corp of dedicated individuals right from the start. Any questions were answered promptly, advice was given on game mechanics and ship fitting (my CEO actually fit my ships for me several times), we worked together, and we had fun. Even the collapse of the corp after a few months was a learning experience.

Here are several things that are key to success in Eve:

Ask questions. As the prompt states, you never stop learning in Eve. No one can say “I know it all”. “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find.”

Create goals. With hundreds of skills to train, thousands of ships and modules to use, and countless careers to follow, it is easy to get lost and wander around aimlessly. Your goals will change as your knowledge of Eve grows, but always ensure that you have some goal.

Find a role model. It can be a corp mate, it can be an Evebrity, it can be a blogger (when I was a fledgling pirate, I wanted to be as good as Wensley). Identify someone you admire (and if you don’t know one, find one) and learn from him. Ask questions. Find out his goals. Just make sure it’s not a bad role model like Spectre (just kidding).

By practicing those three, you will avoid falling off the Eve learning curve.

Eve Learning Curve

Other Blog Banter 16 Posts:

  1. CrazyKinux: The Three Pillars of Wisdom
  2. The Elitist: Helping the new guy/gal
  3. Hands Off, My Loots: Nothing Needed
  4. Rantuket: Blog Banter 16
  5. EVE Opportunist: Nooby Cluey
  6. Into the Unknown With Gun and Camera: EVE University
  7. Zero Kelvin: We’re the young ones!
  8. I am Keith Neilson: Set Your Destination
  9. Prano’s Journey: Just Like the Very First Time
  10. A Merry Life and a Short One: No Seriously
  11. A Mule In EVE: If I only knew
  12. The Planet Risk Show: Dared to be Bold
  13. Diary of a Space Jockey: WTH did I get myself into?!
  14. EVOGANDA: Why?
  15. A Memoir From Space: 16th Blog Banter
  16. Death’s Sweetest Kiss: Who What When Where Why How??
  17. Freebooted: Beyond the Shortcuts
  18. Learning to Fly: Noobing
  19. Caldari Outcast: My First Blog Banter Post!
  20. Roc’s Ramblings: Financial Survival
  21. Diary of a Pod Pilot: Free Knowledge Inside
  22. Nullsec Carebear: I could’ve been less of an idiot
  23. Facepalm’s Ramblings: Something Smells Fishy
  24. Kirith Darkblade: Do you wish to know more?
  25. Autopilot Disabled: I’m still starting…
  26. Finders & Keepers: Relax
  27. Confounded Capsuleer: What have you got to loose?
  28. Clan Oriana: Sixteen
  29. Flashfresh: EVE Blog Banter #16
  30. Rettic’s The Chronofile: You Make EVE
  31. Diary of a Bored Spaceman: Past Imperfect
  32. Chocolate Heaven: Known Unknowns
  33. Victoria Aut Mors: Blog Banter #16
  34. Where the frack is my ship: If I knew then what I know now…
  1. Love that graph :D

  2. Excellent advice! Love the grafic

  3. Jerk.

  4. Love that graph. I wanted to be our corp’s CEO. Were no celebs and Eve blogging hadn’t picked up yet.

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