Starting From Scratch
Taking on EVE from the Beginning, a Minmatar Perspective

Sep
21

Well after a few quick missions last night I headed for bed and set a longer skill training. I do love this aspect of EVE, I can use the game to advance even when I cannot find time to play. After rising this morning I was able to train two skills to base level one and then set a longer skill as I prepare to go about my day. I am focusing on my learning skills right now. The learning skills increase attributes which in turn allow skills to train faster. I am also going to train up my base science skills so I can get cybernetics. Implants will allow another skill increase and while I cannot afford them they are not impossible to find so I am preparing for potential luck.

With the skill training moving along nicely I turned back to my mission running, I am currently working through the ten part starter missions.

I have been fighting a local group of pirates that are causing issues for legal activity. During my combats I have discovered the leader of this group of thugs, or more aptly he has discovered me. In a recent mission he used a spider drone to tie down my Reaper while sending in his thugs. I was able to steadily kill of his thugs, the whole time he sat at a safe distance trying to smack talk me. Once his last thug was destroyed rather than taking up the fight himself he ran. The leader goes by the name Steon and it seems my agent has a personal vendetta against him, I expect to see him again soon.

In the last mission I was able to run today I was sent to investigate a pirate gate, a secret place they use to enter and leave the system. I found the gate and was a bit suprised to find that it had no ships guarding it. As I approached the gate for a closer look my sensors noted dangerous radiation levels. Suddenly my shields began to fall as the radiation beat on them. I quickly turned away and warped back to base.

Once back at base I began the work of repairing my ship. I also made some more upgrades with parts I had salvaged, mounting a second 125mm Gatling Gun and an Afterburner module provided by my agent. While the Reaper may be a beginner ship I am impressed with the upgrades I have so far been able to make. While not as formidable as some of the more advanced frigates I have become found of this ship and will feel a bit of remorse when I move on.

I have been contemplating the RP background of Mukiri, as I noted his name means Silent One. I had thought about this being a descriptive name, perhaps one where he could not speak. The idea would be that he was mutilated as a child slave and saved. His becoming a POD pilot was a fluke due to a demand for pilots to help free other slaves, by passing the normal procedures. To RP this correctly I would have to not ever type in local, and would even take this so far as to not chat on voice comms when in RP mode. Mukiri would have to use an alternate form of communication such as sending a single . in fiction represented as a quick comm click to affirm and a .. to respond as negative. In fiction he would have to write to others for extended conversations or learn basic sign language.

As most RP in EVE tends to be in the forums this would be really interesting to RP and the more I consider it the more I like it.

Sep
20

I started playing EVE sometime back, I have played it on and off for almost 3 years now and have to admit it is one of the few games that keeps drawing me back.

As an avid role player, a lover of great fiction and a player that truly enjoys the feel of a fresh character I have had my share over the last few years. I have gone by quite a few names, some have even become well known. However when I come back I want to enjoy the NEW feel of EVE each time so start from scratch.

Normally this works out really well as I have accumulated quite a bit of wealth from previous character and so I can start with a great cash backing. This time however from an RP as well as just gaming experience I wanted to once again start from scratch, no ISK, no extra materials, the bare bones new player experience. Since I am able to do this from the position of a player with a good base knowledge I am hoping this blog will be entertaining and useful to a new player.Reaper

I began by picking the character I wanted to play. Since I have been reading the EVE novel and wanted to start as dirt poor scratching my way up I chose to go the route of  the Minmatar. This decision was in no small way influenced by the pure cool factor of the way their ships now look since the game upgrades. That tied to my system being able to run max detail and I must say the view alone is worth the play. Even the Minmatar noob ship, the reaper looks great.

With my new ship in hand I began my quest to become a skilled Minmatar Warrior. My characters name is Mukiri, which means silent one. Would never know it from this blog would you? He was trained in the Republic Military School and is working currently for the same.

After completing my first two missions I moved to the Hadaugago system and began my graduate training. In my first mission I was tasked with killing pirates that where causing problems in a local asteroid field. My stock reaper proved up to the challenge but it was obvious I was not flying the most effective combat ship. As a poor, new pilot I was forced to make some tough decisions. I made use of my ISK to purchase some needed training material to advance my skills in various educational areas. However this left me with no money for purchasing of a better ship or weapons. I am determined for now to sue salvage to acquire upgraded materials.

My first mission yielded me a Civilian Shield Booster and a 125mm Gatling Autocannon, not the best of equipment but a definite upgrade over the stock loadout on the Reaper. I also was able to recover some ammunition for the Autocannon, EMP and Titanium Sabot rounds. I am confident these upgrades will make this ship a more effective fighting machine.

Speaking of the ship, calling it by it’s class or a generic name seems wrong and so I have decided to name her, New Beginning. And so with New Beginning to take me on my adventures I begin my journey through EVE once again. I do not know where the journey will take me or where it might end. I do know that adventure awaits and a chance to help free the Minmatar people from the Amarr slavers.