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The EVE character creation tool is powerful and can create a dizzying variety of characters. This guide will help you navigate the EVE character creation tool.
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== Character Creation Overview ==
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* It is almost impossible to do something with the character creation tool that can't be undone.
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** Can fix gimped attributes with implants and learning skills to a certain extent (don't get too much charisma!)
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** Can train skills
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* Following a formula
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== Trial Characters ==
 
== Trial Characters ==
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If you are on your two-week trial, it is important to create a character that will let you get in the game quickly. Following these steps will give you a character that will allow you to do so.
   
 
=== If You Already Have a Character ===
 
=== If You Already Have a Character ===
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=== Character Template ===
 
=== Character Template ===
''This section is a stub until I can make a nicer writeup''
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# Click on an Empty character portrait.
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# Click on ''Caldari'' for your character's race.
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# Click on ''Deteis'' for your bloodline. (Your character's sex affects nothing but your character's portrait.)
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# Click on ''Scientist'' for your character's background.
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# Select ''Custom'' from the dropdown for you character's profession.
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# Click on ''Military School''.
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# Click on ''Operations''.
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# Click on ''Command''.
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# Click on ''Captain Training''.
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# Put 3 attribute points in Perception and 2 in intelligence.
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'''-or-'''
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# Click on an Empty character portrait.
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# Click on ''Minmatar'' for your character's race.
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# Click on ''Sebiestor'' for your bloodline. (Your character's sex affects nothing but your character's portrait.)
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# Click on ''Tinkerer'' for your character's background.
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# Select ''Custom'' from the dropdown for you character's profession.
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# Click on ''Military School''.
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# Click on ''Operations''.
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# Click on ''Command''.
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# Click on ''Captain Training''.
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# Put 3 attribute points in Perception and 2 in intelligence.
   
Start off as Caldari Deteis Scientist or Minmatar Sebiestor Tinkerer.
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This character template will start you out with [[Glossary:Racial Frigate|Racial Frigate]] IV (so you can train [[Ships:Cruiser|cruiser]]s right away) and well-balanced statistics so that skills that are important to new players are quick to train.
   
Take the following path when making the character:
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== Combat Characters ==
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The things that are important to combat characters are also important to trial characters, so follow the trial character creation template.
   
"CUSTOM" -> Military School -> Operations -> Command -> Captain Training
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== Carebear Characters ==
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The EVE character creation tool can also be used to create [[Glossary:Carebear|carebear]] characters (often employed as [[Glossary:Alt|alt]]s).
   
YOU HAVE TO DO THIS! REMAKE YOUR CHARACTER IF YOU FORGOT TO DO IT!
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=== Production ===
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To create a character that has statistics and starting skills that are good for a career in production, use the following template:
   
Then put 3 in Perception and 2 in Intelligence.
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=== Trade ===
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To create a character that has statistics and starting skills that are good for a career in trade, use the following template:
   
== Production Alt ==
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=== Research ===
To create an [[Glossary:Alt|alt]] that has statistics and starting skills that are good for a career in production, use the following template:
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To create a character that has statistics and starting skills that are good for a career in research, use the following template:
   
== Trade Alt ==
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=== Corporate Management ===
To create an [[Glossary:Alt|alt]] that has statistics and starting skills that are good for a career in trade, use the following template:
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To create a character that has statistics and starting skills that are good for a career in corporate management, use the following template:
   
== Research Alt ==
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== Step-By-Step ==
To create an [[Glossary:Alt|alt]] that has statistics and starting skills that are good for a career in research, use the following template:
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''What all the options do in the character creation tool''
   
== Corporate Management Alt ==
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== Links ==
To create an [[Glossary:Alt|alt]] that has statistics and starting skills that are good for a career in corporate management, use the following template:
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[http://www.eve-online.com/guide/en/g03.asp EVE-Online Player's Guide: Character Creation]

Revision as of 15:39, August 18, 2005

The EVE character creation tool is powerful and can create a dizzying variety of characters. This guide will help you navigate the EVE character creation tool.

Character Creation Overview

  • It is almost impossible to do something with the character creation tool that can't be undone.
    • Can fix gimped attributes with implants and learning skills to a certain extent (don't get too much charisma!)
    • Can train skills
  • Following a formula

Trial Characters

If you are on your two-week trial, it is important to create a character that will let you get in the game quickly. Following these steps will give you a character that will allow you to do so.

If You Already Have a Character

If you have already created a character, it might be fine. Open up your character sheet and check these things:

  • Your Charisma score, which you can find under the Attributes tab in your character sheet. If your Charisma is 8 or higher, you should remake your character. Even if your Charisma is 6 or 7, you should consider remaking your character. (Having a low Charisma is important because very few skills that are important to new players are Charisma-based. What does this mean? )
  • Your Perception, Memory, Intelligence, and Willpower attributes should be well-balanced. If the range (i.e. the difference between the highest and the lowest) of these attributes is 6 or greater, you should remake your character. Even if the range is 4 or 5, you should consider remaking your character. (Having your other attributes well-balanced is important because the skills that are important to new players are well-distributed between these four attributes.)
  • Your Racial Frigate level, which you can find under the Spaceship Command category on the Skills tab of your character sheet. If your Racial Frigate level is 2 or lower, you should remake your character. Even if your Racial Frigate level is 3, you should consider remaking your character. (Starting with a high skill in your racial frigate is important because the first grind in EVE is training to Racial Frigate IV.)

If you want to remake your character, continue to the next section.

Character Template

  1. Click on an Empty character portrait.
  2. Click on Caldari for your character's race.
  3. Click on Deteis for your bloodline. (Your character's sex affects nothing but your character's portrait.)
  4. Click on Scientist for your character's background.
  5. Select Custom from the dropdown for you character's profession.
  6. Click on Military School.
  7. Click on Operations.
  8. Click on Command.
  9. Click on Captain Training.
  10. Put 3 attribute points in Perception and 2 in intelligence.

-or-

  1. Click on an Empty character portrait.
  2. Click on Minmatar for your character's race.
  3. Click on Sebiestor for your bloodline. (Your character's sex affects nothing but your character's portrait.)
  4. Click on Tinkerer for your character's background.
  5. Select Custom from the dropdown for you character's profession.
  6. Click on Military School.
  7. Click on Operations.
  8. Click on Command.
  9. Click on Captain Training.
  10. Put 3 attribute points in Perception and 2 in intelligence.

This character template will start you out with Racial Frigate IV (so you can train cruisers right away) and well-balanced statistics so that skills that are important to new players are quick to train.

Combat Characters

The things that are important to combat characters are also important to trial characters, so follow the trial character creation template.

Carebear Characters

The EVE character creation tool can also be used to create carebear characters (often employed as alts).

Production

To create a character that has statistics and starting skills that are good for a career in production, use the following template:

Trade

To create a character that has statistics and starting skills that are good for a career in trade, use the following template:

Research

To create a character that has statistics and starting skills that are good for a career in research, use the following template:

Corporate Management

To create a character that has statistics and starting skills that are good for a career in corporate management, use the following template:

Step-By-Step

What all the options do in the character creation tool

Links

EVE-Online Player's Guide: Character Creation

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