Quickly turn a profit during a combat mission by ratting - killing NPC enemies who spawn in asteroid belts. The difficulty of rats depends on how secure your system is - the lower security, the harder the rats are to kill. This tutorial shows you the best way, as a new player, to earn money by ratting.
Description of the game on EVE Online: "EVE is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMORPG) that takes place approximately 20,000 years after our times in a galaxy on the far end of the universe. When you join EVE you assume the role of a freshly graduated "Capsuleer", a relatively small group of elite spaceship pilots capable of controlling powerful spaceships on their own from within their capsules. Capsuleers are often referred to as "The Immortals" due to the fact that the highly advanced capsules they are connected to from the inside, are capable of instantly dowloading their consciousness to a clone of themselves in the case of physical destruction."
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