After reading a lot of the comments on Reddit and seeing a lot of new players come into the game, I wanted to share a few insights that will help set new players’ expectations and set them on a path to success very quickly.
I’ll give full-disclosure here. I want you to stay long-term. I want you to love this game as much as I do. That’s my only agenda here. It’s a pretty mild agenda, in fact. Ultimately, your experience with the game will determine if you stay. But starting the game with a compatible frame of mind will definitely help.
So I aim to provide.
#1: You Will Lose Ships
You’ll lose ships in high-sec (ganks, as we call them, when you had no interest in PvPing and were in the safest area of space). You’ll lose ships in PvP. You’ll do your best and you’ll lose ships. Sometimes, you’ll go up against people who have a half-dozen implants and fleet boosts, all of which make them very, very hard to kill. Any player can be killed in any ship anywhere, provided that his attackers are willing to sacrifice enough ships and want to kill him badly enough.