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what is there to do in EVE besides pvp?

KenzeKenze Posts: 1,214Member Uncommon
does it have PVE content? quests, npc's, normal mmorpg type stuff?

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  • kattehuskattehus Posts: 375Member

    Short answer, yes.

    Long(er) answer, yes. It has a rather large amount of pve content, however it's the pvp that's the real driving force.

    Missions are your basic quests, but there are also things such as exploration, DED sites and incursions which are all pve focused (disregarding low- and nullsec versions of these).

    In other news, they're boosting "basic" AI soon(tm), such that the pve content is more engaging.


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  • FusionFusion VaasaPosts: 1,391Member Uncommon

    Quests are basic kill these, fetch these, deliver these, PVE-combat is click orbit, hit F1-F4 and go cook some potatoes.

     

    I've heard alot of good things about EVE "endgame" corp stuff, pvp etc, but i just couldn't make it past 2 month mark... just way too boring and tedious in general to my flavour.

    My pvp experiences were: trying to go exploring / mining = gatecamped and blown to bits (and this wasn't even 0.0)

     

    and yes, i was in a corp that did pvp and stuff, i was just way too gimp to help out (you need to plan your skills like a month ahead if you want to be viable "quickly" )

    Joining a corp is a must! unless you want to be a high-sec miner (which no-one should be :D)

    Would help out a bit if you'd give a little bit of you MMO history, likes and dislikes.

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    Waiting for: Class4.

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  • NetSageNetSage Lake Geneva, WIPosts: 1,040Member Uncommon

    A better question would be what isnt' there to do.

    You trade (buy low sell high), fufill contracts, offer a transport service, mine, PVE, explore, invent, create(crafting I guess), and basically whatever you can do in most other MMOs and more.

  • Ambros123Ambros123 Neverneverland, TNPosts: 877Member

    Exciting PvE content?  No, maybe high end wormhole excursions where you need a corp for an operation to do it in.

    EVE is a PvP driven and focused game.

  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Greencastle, INPosts: 2,594Member Uncommon

    I like getting the pvp crowd huffing and puffing about having a pve only server?

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  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Greencastle, INPosts: 2,594Member Uncommon

    Oh i forgot if you work at foggy bottom applying to Goonswarm might be another hobby for now.

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  • kadepsysonkadepsyson sun prairie, WIPosts: 1,937Member
    Originally posted by Elsabolts
     

    That is an awesome image, made me laugh :)

    Edit: the first one

    El Psy Congroo

  • TolandToland Conway, ARPosts: 38Member
    Originally posted by Fusion

    and yes, i was in a corp that did pvp and stuff, i was just way too gimp to help out (you need to plan your skills like a month ahead if you want to be viable "quickly" )

    Yes it is good to plan out  yoru skills months ahead... but to say you're to gimp to PVP is udder bull and if your corp told you this, then they just don't know what they are talking about...

    Straight out of the box new players can be helpful in like a day or 2 flat. Everybody needs tacklers. They are a must. and you can get a decent tackler frig in 2 days at most.

    The best example of this would be the alliance named Goonswarm back when they just started... bunch of "noobs and gimps" a lot of straight out of the box characters in Frigates, and they took on the biggest powerhouse (Band of Brothers) in EVE at the time and eventually won. (There is way more to this story and very simple generalization of it all would take a book to tell you the whole thing)

  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Greencastle, INPosts: 2,594Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by kadepsyson
    Originally posted by Elsabolts
     

    That is an awesome image, made me laugh :)

    Edit: the first one

    I would have paid money to see the report filed and the Sgt. or Lt's face.

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  • FusionFusion VaasaPosts: 1,391Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Toland
    Originally posted by Fusion

    and yes, i was in a corp that did pvp and stuff, i was just way too gimp to help out (you need to plan your skills like a month ahead if you want to be viable "quickly" )

    Yes it is good to plan out  yoru skills months ahead... but to say you're to gimp to PVP is udder bull and if your corp told you this, then they just don't know what they are talking about...

    Straight out of the box new players can be helpful in like a day or 2 flat. Everybody needs tacklers. They are a must. and you can get a decent tackler frig in 2 days at most.

    The best example of this would be the alliance named Goonswarm back when they just started... bunch of "noobs and gimps" a lot of straight out of the box characters in Frigates, and they took on the biggest powerhouse (Band of Brothers) in EVE at the time and eventually won. (There is way more to this story and very simple generalization of it all would take a book to tell you the whole thing)

    Tackler frigs, so much fun...

    My previous post still stands.

     

    Giving potential players false hope is imo, sad.

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  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,205Member Uncommon

    I pvp maybe once or twice a month...

     

    I like mining, building stuff and selling it.

     

    The pvp'ers can smash their toys against one another...I'll make new toys and sell them for proffit.

     

    Sometimes I feel like fighing, most often I prefer not to. It's amazing how relaxing it can be to sit there listening to music and maneuvering your exhumer through the belt.

     

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  • MyriaMyria Lowell, MAPosts: 570Member Uncommon

    It has PVE content, but most of it is easily the worst you'll see in any MMO.

    That's not even to knock Eve per se -- there are plenty of reasons to knock Eve, IMO, but this isn't one of them -- it's just that PvE not only isn't the game's focus, it's an afterthought at absolute best.

  • drtack1drtack1 jacksonville, FLPosts: 253Member

    There sure is alot more to do other then pvp. I hve been living in a class 4 wormhole for 6 1/2 months now just making money. I do occasionally have to fight off a few random players that happen to find the entrance to my worm hole every now and then. I have about 8 bill in my tengu right now and saving some moneys for a new ship for my alt. 

    I love my worm hole! 

  • KenzeKenze Posts: 1,214Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by drtack1

    There sure is alot more to do other then pvp. I hve been living in a class 4 wormhole for 6 1/2 months now just making money. I do occasionally have to fight off a few random players that happen to find the entrance to my worm hole every now and then. I have about 8 bill in my tengu right now and saving some moneys for a new ship for my alt. I love my worm hole! 

     

    what does 'livining in a class 4 wormhole" mean? what do you do there? how are you making money? what kind of things can/do you create that people buy?

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    Watch your words; they become actions.
    Watch your actions; they become habits.
    Watch your habits; they become character.
    Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
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  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,288Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Fusion
    Originally posted by Toland
    Originally posted by Fusion

    and yes, i was in a corp that did pvp and stuff, i was just way too gimp to help out (you need to plan your skills like a month ahead if you want to be viable "quickly" )

    Yes it is good to plan out  yoru skills months ahead... but to say you're to gimp to PVP is udder bull and if your corp told you this, then they just don't know what they are talking about...

    Straight out of the box new players can be helpful in like a day or 2 flat. Everybody needs tacklers. They are a must. and you can get a decent tackler frig in 2 days at most.

    The best example of this would be the alliance named Goonswarm back when they just started... bunch of "noobs and gimps" a lot of straight out of the box characters in Frigates, and they took on the biggest powerhouse (Band of Brothers) in EVE at the time and eventually won. (There is way more to this story and very simple generalization of it all would take a book to tell you the whole thing)

    Tackler frigs, so much fun...

    My previous post still stands.

     

    Giving potential players false hope is imo, sad.

    so try a dps frig instead, and your previous post.. rubbish,  level 3 skills take at most a few hours to learn, and i've never been in a pvp corp yet that didnt rely on having a whole bunch of people in frigs to help tackle, scout, the one thing the game does need though, and which some find hard to accept because its in short supply, is intelligence, and imagination. those are your most limiting factors. image

  • TrikkeTrikke Jackson, MIPosts: 90Member
    The only other thing to do in eve is scam other players. Eve is the must beautiful boring game I have ever played.
  • YalexyYalexy BerlinPosts: 1,053Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Kenze
    Originally posted by drtack1There sure is alot more to do other then pvp. I hve been living in a class 4 wormhole for 6 1/2 months now just making money. I do occasionally have to fight off a few random players that happen to find the entrance to my worm hole every now and then. I have about 8 bill in my tengu right now and saving some moneys for a new ship for my alt. I love my worm hole! 
     

    what does 'livining in a class 4 wormhole" mean? what do you do there? how are you making money? what kind of things can/do you create that people buy?


    Living in a class 4 wormhole means, that you're living in a solar-system that is not listed on the map. People need to find these systems by exploriation and scanning them down.

    In those systems you find valuable PvE-content, however you need to build your own infrastucture to make good use of it. You basically need to build yor own home-base in there, where you can craft some stuff that's needed.

    The things you can create from doing the PvE-content in these wormholes are T3-parts/ships and these sell very well.

    Be careful tho, as you can aswell be ganked in these wormholes and see your hard work being destroyed. However it's actually the most rewarding thing to do in EvE, when you're interested in PvE.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,638Member Uncommon

    Here are a few links for you:

     

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  • Mors.MagneMors.Magne LondonPosts: 1,420Member
    ...and when DUST 415 comes out there will be even more sand in the sandbox.
  • fenistilfenistil GliwicePosts: 3,005Member
    Originally posted by Kenze
    does it have PVE content? quests, npc's, normal mmorpg type stuff?

    Don't play EVE only for PVE - you will be disappointed if you do.  

    PVE is a way to get some money or a way for some distraction. 

    Main thing in EVE is politics, PvP and crafting / economy.  Also soloing in EVE is not really interesting unless you have very specific mindset.  So joining a corp sooner or later is a must imho to have fun. Can be small one.

     

    EVE can be great game, but it is not for everybody AND most importantly it is not PVE game.  It has some PVE content and you might (or not) have some fun with it, but it is not main game.

  • kupopookupopoo Livermore, CAPosts: 8Member

    What is wonderful that I have found about EVE is that even if you get bored with the content, the community may keep you playing. I suggest finding a nice community to fully enjoy the social side of EVE Online.

     

    If you post on redit alot you may join "Test Alliance" I know they are a friendly bunch.

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  • XodenXoden TamperePosts: 10Member
    The social aspect is definitely the most interesting for me. Being part of a big corp and feeling part of something is a great feeling.

    www.

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,977Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by fenistil
    Originally posted by Kenze
    does it have PVE content? quests, npc's, normal mmorpg type stuff?

    Don't play EVE only for PVE - you will be disappointed if you do.  

    PVE is a way to get some money or a way for some distraction. 

    Main thing in EVE is politics, PvP and crafting / economy.  Also soloing in EVE is not really interesting unless you have very specific mindset.  So joining a corp sooner or later is a must imho to have fun. Can be small one.

     

    EVE can be great game, but it is not for everybody AND most importantly it is not PVE game.  It has some PVE content and you might (or not) have some fun with it, but it is not main game.

    Yet, oddly enough, players spend roughly 70% of their time on PVE activities and I'm in fact running incursions where many players are doing nothing but PVE every day and night.

    Now if you said EVE has no traditional raiding like a theme park MMO I'd agree with your assessment, but EVE has quite a few PVE activities actually, which are in support of PVP at the end of the day its true.

     

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  • fenistilfenistil GliwicePosts: 3,005Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Originally posted by fenistil
    Originally posted by Kenze
    does it have PVE content? quests, npc's, normal mmorpg type stuff?

    Don't play EVE only for PVE - you will be disappointed if you do.  

    PVE is a way to get some money or a way for some distraction. 

    Main thing in EVE is politics, PvP and crafting / economy.  Also soloing in EVE is not really interesting unless you have very specific mindset.  So joining a corp sooner or later is a must imho to have fun. Can be small one.

     

    EVE can be great game, but it is not for everybody AND most importantly it is not PVE game.  It has some PVE content and you might (or not) have some fun with it, but it is not main game.

    Yet, oddly enough, players spend roughly 70% of their time on PVE activities and I'm in fact running incursions where many players are doing nothing but PVE every day and night.

    Now if you said EVE has no traditional raiding like a theme park MMO I'd agree with your assessment, but EVE has quite a few PVE activities actually, which are in support of PVP at the end of the day its true.

     

    Did not knew that.  I played EVE years ago lately, so maybe I have outdated hmm impression.

    Then I admit mistakes and Kenze listen to Kyleran and other EVE vets then. Seems PVE in EVE gotten stronger over the years.

  • alexanys1982alexanys1982 naples, FLPosts: 276Member
    EvE isnt for you. Its a sandbox with truely dozens of things to do...you could roll out a pure indy character just craft/trade/play the market ALL day long and still be behind.  Eve isnt a game, its a place. after having my account open since 2007 I truley believe that....the developer who manages to capture ( and refine) what CCP did and slaps a new engine on it will be ftw, lets hope Titan is something like this....

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