Getting Started

Before you do anything else (travel far, join a player corporation, join a militia, etc), complete all of the following to get a solid grasp of EVE essentials.

  1. Complete Inception, the New Player Experience (NPE) started upon creating a new character. Inception can only be started with a new character. If you new to EVE, or wish to explore the four distinct Lore-heavy NPE experiences for the four races, then you may wish to create a new character for the sole purpose of completing Inception. You may create a new Alpha (ie. free-to-play) account for the purpose of creating these new Inception characters.
  2. Complete the Main Opportunities (those linked together) starting with “Welcome to New Eden”: EVE Menu > Opportunities Map. The others will typically complete themselves over time. You are welcome to revisit these opportunities at a later time.
  3. Do all of the Career Agent Missions: EVE Menu > Help > Show Career Agents. Do them in the following order:
    1. Military
    2. Advanced Military
    3. Mining
    4. Business
    5. Exploration
  4. Do several Level 1 Missions. Find a Level 1 Mission Agent using the Agent Finder: EVE Menu > People & Places > Agents Tab. For maximum fun and reward, only do missions from Security agents.
  5. Familiarize yourself with the EVE Menu and its options
  6. Familiarize yourself with the Game Options (shown when you hit the Escape key)