I think I'm gonna check this out, looks fun and more entertaining than WoW . Any suggestions on the fastest route to a good combat ship?
Depends on if you want to fire big cars out of your guns (1400mm gun Minmatar... late in the game though), missles (Caldari), use drones (Gallente), or Lasers (Amarr energy weapons... don't pick them).
Check this link and scroll down to the bottom with the bullets... or if you like looking at charts, bring up the military one.
There is a particularly interesting bullets about each
Minmatar Soldiers can go straight to the store and be in Destroyers with Tech 2 Artillery the same day.
Minmatar Special Forces get both a MWD and Shield Hardeners.
Gallente Special Forces get five drones right out of the gate.
|All soldiers have Gunnery 5 and Small (Racial) Turret, while all Special Forces can get cruisers and all sorts of special goodies. (Amarr and Minmatar can get both cruisers and medium turrets.)|
The only thing about Minmatar is that you will be spending a TON of time training skills for the ships. They can either be armor or shield tank, gunboats or missileboats. Very VERY flexible they are. Great tacklers in PvP due to the speed of the Minmatar ships. I might train them at a later time for that reason.
I'm not trying to persuade you to be Minmatar, just throwing out the facts there.