Well, since I started this Blog for the sole purpose of replying to a cool contest hosted by CrazyKinux, I guess I might as well make use of it by throwing out my miscellaneous ramblings and thoughts on the game from a Rookie's perspective.
Let me start by saying that I am an EVE Rookie. Total noob. This hasn't deterred me from playing EVE at all, but there have been a few WTF moments. Ok, more than a few. For instance, it took me 3 weeks to figure out that there was an alternative to Auto Pilot. Yeaaaah.... you know? It's shit like that that would have been helpful at least two weeks ago.
Lately, it's faction. Faction faction faction. Let me just say, the grind from L1 missions to L2 have been grueling. PS: CCP? The pay is shit as well. A nice tutorial on doing these missions, and a guide on why you might want to look at picking a particular faction over another would be handy as well. I chose to do Ammatar Fleet missions. I'm a Minmatar. If I had known that Ammatars were betrayers of their own race, fighting against fellow Minmatar, I would never have chosen to go that route. I find it distasteful, but I like the Corp I found (or more to the point, the Corp that found me), and that's what they had me do. I like the Corp enough that I don't sweat it.
However, it's the little things that count.
PS: Can we get a fucking tutorial on how to read & use the in-game map? I'm kind of tired of staring at it like some drooling degenerate.