Originally posted by Ostemaden:Ever since i've bought this game, i was being massively confused with this game. The game pretty much opens everything up from the beginning, without any advanced tutorial. Any tips for the absolute noob?
Originally posted by Teddy ^ᴥ^:Originally posted by Ostemaden:Ever since i've bought this game, i was being massively confused with this game. The game pretty much opens everything up from the beginning, without any advanced tutorial. Any tips for the absolute noob? Cha, tell me about it. I bought this game yesterday after playing EVE for a couple days. I was looking for something that had the quality of EVE, without the PvP asshats.This game is horrible, I got frustrated after half an hour trying to do the craptastic tutorials. Got to the part where you're supposed to shoot at some container the flight school guy tosses out into space. I could target it, but it would orbit me faster than my ship could turn. Not to mention the control key didin't do any firing, nor did the right mouse button (as per the quickly disappearing on screen hint).A game shouldn't be this user unfriendly (hell, I'd go as far as saying user-hostile) right from the start of the game. I've never played any of the series before this one.Anyway, I went back to playing EVE, because even though it has a much steeper learning curve (from what people say), it has a very good tutorial system.
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Originally posted by CreepingWraith:Originally posted by Teddy ^ᴥ^:[snip.]Which start did you pick? I believe some of the starts put you in an unarmed craft, in which case right-clicking will do nothing. You may have also activated one of your secondary weapon sets (1-4 keys toggle them) which would disable your weapons by default. You should see your mounted weapons on the bottom left of the HUD.Originally posted by Ostemaden:[snip.]Glad to see you're enjoying it in the end. :)
Originally posted by CreepingWraith:Personally, I ran through the plot as much as I could while setting myself for automated trade via other ships. Do you know what you're trying to accomplish in the end? i.e. Do you want an army? Do you want a trade empire?I knew of a derelict TP Toucan Hauler from my time playing X3: Reunion so I beelined for that at the start of the game. It's located somewhere in Menelaus' Frontier. You should be able to easily kick off your bank account by doing taxi missions in that thing -- just fit it with a jump drive ASAP (you'll make back the 100 000 credits easily) and buy yourself some Energy Cells to make some of the harder trips for some fast and ridiculous cash.Once I had that started off, I started buying trade ships. You might need to babysit them for a bit by giving them commands remotely for docking and trading (and make sure you have the Trade System Extension on the ship you're flying) but it should be pretty easy to make your way to a small trade empire to fund whatever you feel like from there.
Originally posted by Ostemaden:Thanks. Time to get myself a TP. Btw i was planning to make my own empire as well as rule the entire universe.