Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking about EVE and it’s myriad of hurdles to get through as a new player. I look back on my first days in EVE and wonder what I was thinking with some of my fits and skill choices. I don’t regret any of them, as they were part of my learning experience. But at the same time, I had found the EVE Blogosphere and then unnamed Tweetfleet and had access to helpful individuals. There are many Capsuleers with a similar story of finding the valuable resources those entail and how they have ushered them on to success. And countless other stories of those who have prospered without any contact or knowledge of the greater EVE community.
And we also hear about people who don’t make it past the Trial or even a few days of it because they feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options available to a new pilot from the get-go. I’m sure many of those new pilots could truly benefit from discovering the this greater EVE Community as well as someone to Mentor them.
Addressing this view is the entire purpose of “Project Halibut”. My overall plan is simple, but intensive, and while I don’t expect great results, I feel I should try regardless (for personal reasons as well as the obvious betterment of the game reasoning).I made a donation last night to help out Project Halibut as I believe that new players have the hardest time in this game and every effort should be made to make the experience less painful (until they are hostile to me, at which point the more pain the better).