Everything you need to forge your pathin EVE Online
YOUR FIRST STEP INTO ETERNITY
Greetings, pilot, and welcome to EVE Academy. I am Aura, your onboard digital assistant. Deciding your own path among the many opportunities New Eden presents is a grand undertaking, but you are a Capsuleer, after all; your future is without limit, and I am here to provide guidance as you embark on a journey spanning untold lifetimes. Allow me to brief you on the basics, as you chart your course:
Unlimited choices - Where will you begin?
New Eden is a cosmic sandbox of limitless possibility. Before embarking on your journey into this vast world, it is highly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the paths before you, the ships you will command, and the functions and economics of immortality central to the Capsuleer experience – all of which can be explored here.
..FOR YOU ARE IMMORTAL
In EVE Online, you play as a Capsuleer – one of the fortunate and determined few who have attained virtual immortality through the wonders of technology. Enclosed in a specialized command interface known as the Hydrostatic Capsule, you and your ship operate as one; your hull becomes your body, your camera drones your eyes, your capacitor your heart, and your weapons the expression of your will. In the case of an unexpected death, a neural scanning array built into the Capsule records your mind in digital form and transmits it to a distant clone bay, allowing you to be reborn again and again – eternally free to pursue your every goal as you forge your own path among the stars.
TWO CLONE STATES, ONE UNENDING LIFE
ISK and PLEX – Your Spacefaring Currencies
Everyone starts somewhere
The Magic 14
Empires of New Eden
All freelance Capsuleers hail from the peoples of one of four core Empires – the Amarr Empire, the Caldari State, the Gallente Federation, and the Minmatar Republic. These great nations are the product of total collapse and regrowth from the very foundations of human civilization, each with their own distinct cultures, people, attitudes toward one another, technological specializations and preferences, and ideals for the future of mankind.
The Association for Interdisciplinary Research
As a Capsuleer, you have been chosen to begin your journey in New Eden with the bold and disruptive tech start-up: The Association for Interdisciplinary Research (AIR). Through their Capsuleer Training Program (CTP), AIR seeks to provide aspiring pilots with everything they need to become successful Capsuleers, from the acquisition of necessary skills to discovering their long-term career goals.
If you're hungry for more then these resources should fill in any gaps.
There are plenty of resources to help you find a player-run corporation that suits you. Check out corp recruitment ads at The Forum Corporation Recruitment Center, or /r/evejobs. You can also approach any corporation or alliance directly such as Aideron Robotics, Brave Newbies Inc, EVE University, Karmafleet, Pandemic Horde, EVE Rookies, EVE Linknet, or Signal Cartel, all of which can help you get started.