I am a newbie. I have almost no idea. In Warcarft, I know a lot, and know where to get the information I am missing. My problem's in that game are how long it will take me to down a boss, and when will I start on heroic raiding.
In Eve, I struggled to get into a ship and out of the airlock. I struggled with Aura's (an NPC that starts you off) tutorials. If in doubt - follow the Acceleration gates.
I was doing the tutorial 'mining and refining mission' for 'balancing the books'. Have a mining laser (picked up a cheap civilian laser - no idea if it will work), and equipped my gun fstruggled on my first mining mission for the 'work off the others back' trainer. I picked up a civilian mining laser of an AH - crap I know - but cheap and hopefully good enough for the mission.
I went to the zone and found a Barren Asteroid and a Hollow Asteroid. I cant mine then. Mmm. Hollow Asteroids caused by being mined out according to the in game info. So is the problem that:
- Someone else was there first?
- Civilian stuff can't be used for this tutorial mission?
- I haven't been able to find the asteroid?
I go and buy a real but stilll cheap mining laser and head back to the zone. Mmm. This laser doesn't work on the asteroids either. Off to do some research and I find an item about mining in general. I follow this and find a real asteroid to mine outside of the tutorial and get lots of Veldespar. Easy. Hand in the mission. Can't. I didn't do the mining in the tutorial area. WTF?
Head back to the mining area and this time I find a proper asteroid to mine. I see off the two bandits with no problem. Have extra ore, and finish the mission this time with no problem.
I find a sense of wonder not even knowing what I still have to learn. Frustrating sure, but that is part of the attraction.
It is great to be a noob again.