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EVE University Professor Releases Tutorial Videos

by on 2011.05.29, under Meta, News

ALDRAT, Metropolis – EVE Online can be highly intimidating for new pilots. Mastering even the basics to survive in New Eden is a daunting challenge. To make this easier for capsuleers, Seamus Donohue and EVE University have released a series of tutorial videos which guide new pilots through character creation through the introductory career mission tracks.

This 46-part series, encompassing over seven hours of content, can be found at http://tinyurl.com/SurviveEVE, or by searching for “How to Survive EVE Online” on YouTube. Each video runs from 6 to 14 minutes in length.

“I like explaining things,” said Seamus Donohue, “so when I saw ‘How to Survive Minecraft’ by ‘paulsoaresjr’ on YouTube, I decided it would be a good idea to create a similar series for EVE Online. In my case, I had watched the entire Minecraft series before actually buying Minecraft.”

Professor Seamus Donohue

Professor Seamus Donohue

“We are delighted with the excellent work that Seamus Donohue has done,” said Neville Smit, EVE University’s Director of Education. “The quality and usefulness of these tutorial videos are excellent. Anyone joining EVE who wants some practical advice about how to get through those critical first steps in New Eden will find these video lessons to be a life-saver – perhaps literally!”

Conservative estimate suggest that the collection of videos will both help the successful rate of attraction of new players, and will addtionally assist in the retention of players who have already signed on to the game, but are not quite sure where to start. It has always been the goal of EVE University to help these individuals, and it is fully expected in the coming months that the rising popularity of these videos will result in rising rates of admissions.

EVE University recently recognized Seamus Donohue’s long list of contributions as an Instructor and Mentor by awarding him the EVE University Professor Medal – one of only four Capsuleers to have earned this high honor.

The complete playlist can be found embedded here:


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9 Comments for this entry

  • Bairfhionn Isu

    Great work!

  • Cronck

    Can’t wait to take a look at these video’s.

  • Poetic Stanziel

    How many hours did you invest in this, Mr. Seamus? Holy smokes. And then Kelduum said that you’re probably going to redo them from scratch come Incarna. Crazy! Yet, a good crazy.

  • Seamus Donohue

    It took me some time to figure out how to use Snapz Pro X and YouTube to make these videos and publish them. However, now that I know what I’m doing, each minute of recording takes about 3 minutes of processing, maybe some additional time to figure out what I need to cut out, and a few minutes to upload to YouTube.

  • Sonovius Sarn

    I watched a quarter of them. I really wish I would have had these a few months ago. Really nice work Seamus. Even though I knew most of the tutorial mission stuff I still picked up some things I didn’t know about the UI you snuck in there.

  • Desmond Bishop

    Great job Seamus. You’re truly a gentleman and a scholar. Will be showing this and recommending them to rl friends interested in EVE but, dont know where to start.

  • Morning Maniac

    Great work!

  • Samuel Dark

    Nice job, There are a lot of great tips in each of the vids and I recommend watching them all.

  • Asrai Forns

    Just finished watching all 46 episodes! Really useful to a completely new player like myself and full of those extra hints and tricks that expand on the in game tutorial, not just follow it. Great start to EVE. Great work Seamus!

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