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So, what does your day in EvE look like?

tuppe99tuppe99 Dublin, INPosts: 276Member Uncommon

After getting fed up with dailies in MoP I am considering giving EvE another try, but before I do I need to know what a typical day in EvE is all about.

What do you as a player do from login to logout? 

What is there to do for a solo player - just mining?


  • DraeghorDraeghor Sacramento, CAPosts: 50Member

    Let's see .. I log in, check my skill queue, see what I want to train next, then logout.  Yeah, somedays it is just about that.  But on others there are tons of things to do.  If I am in High Sec, I will grab a mission and go do that.  The Security Missions are the best, but if you want to play it safe, then there are the boring transport missions.

    If I head out ot low sec where my corp is,, then we can go do some roams.  We get on the comms and form up then bounce through systems cleaning out all of the gate camps and belters.

    Some people do like to log in, check on the Markets to buy and sell stuff.   They make fortunes just playing the markets and transporting goods.  Some may check their manufacturing lines and even go out to get the ores neaded to fire up another run.

    There again, are tons of things to do in Eve.  just don't look for the game to throw it into your face.  You do what you want to do, as it is a sandbox, and you won't be spoonfed panda snacks along the way.

  • tuppe99tuppe99 Dublin, INPosts: 276Member Uncommon

    Can I get by without joining a corp or is that just a waste of time? I can see myself wanting to play the game like I did Elite - buying stuff here and sell it there to make a profit. Not sure if that is even possible in EvE?

    I must admit that low sec scares me. If I am going to play solo, I am going to be stuck with an average ship for a looong time  I think, and venturing into low sec with it is just  asking to be ganked.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 14,247Member Rare

    Lately I log in, pop into corp chat to see if there are any mining ops (yes, I find that fun) going on. If not, I chat in channel with the corp while either doing missions or mining.

    At some point I will do one of the following:

    • manufacture some frigates, rigs or ammo
    • move the above frigates, rigs or ammo to a profitable but usually dangerous place to sell them
    • play the SOMERBlink lottery for an hour
    • outfit a frigate with crap I collected from the missions and head to low sec
    • check Jita and the systems around me to see if there's something I can buy cheap and sell high
    • say to myself "I really should join Red Vs Blue" but never actually do it for some reason.
    Looking over at a co-worker's screen, he's in the middle of his usual day of fleeting up in Factional Warfare and doing , well, whatever he does in FW.

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  • VonatarVonatar PraguePosts: 684Member Uncommon

    I have tried, and failed, to play EVE successfully for years now. I love the concept of the game and I think about it when I'm not subbed, but then I sub and am bored in a couple of days. I just don't enjoy "playing" the game, although it's an awesome game  itself.


    But that's me. If I can give you three tips about playing EVE they are: (1) Join a corp and get stuck in, (2) have clearly defined goals, and (3) see #1 in case you didn't take me seriously.

  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member

    I played and quit EvE a couple of times, months and months invested, still never quite clicked.

    See, I wanted the game play from their trailers and teasers and other such marketing videos.

    THAT is the MMORPG I want to play and would play for years and years.

    The actual game itself is really quite boring and pointless.

    My typical day?

    Pick up a few missions, look them up online and match my fittings for whatever damage/resistence type I needed. Warp in, slowly and tediusly clear the system, never having any concern about my tank failing.

    Warp back to starbase, hop into my salvager, warp back to mission room - loot and salvage everything.

    Warp back to turn in, get my LP. Drop off looted goods into hanger.

    Hanger hit my sell thresholds, hop into my transport - fill up with goods, find system to sell and make profit, go and sell. Warp back to home starbase for more missions (usually the next day as that whole process would take 2-3 hours and I'd be bored stupid by the end of it.)


    Switch to jump clone in null sec and hop into corp ship for ops/roams.

    Fly around for a few hours chatting, maybe get into 1 fire fight where we'd easily lock, drop, and pod whatever random was there.

    Log off.

    Most interesting day?

    Threw 2-3 corp ships and corpses at attacking rival corps fleet. Few KM's here and there.

    Few hours later, zerg from our Alliance cleaned house and started campaign against PoS in rival's system.

    Instead of joining assault for revenge, did a mining "op" as security (sat and watched) as my corp and rival corps war dec ended/was revoked (never quite knew, think they ended war dec day before or something like that, never knew why weren't "allowed" to join in the fight).

    So much fun... not.

  • DraeghorDraeghor Sacramento, CAPosts: 50Member

    Everyone plays Eve for a while and quits, but they always seem to return at some point. I have quit Eve many times and have come back.  It just grows on you, as it can be as hard of a game as you want and as simple as you want.  Yes there are a ton of very confusing things to do, but once you learn one - Mining, Manufacturing, Ratting, Ganking .. it becomes easy to do that one thing.

    Now for being in a corp, you are always in some sort of corp, if it is a Newbie corp where you really do not see any of tyour corpmates, or a real PC corp or alliance where you can chat easily with your corpmates and even get into mining ops or roams and have fun. Not to say that being in a newbie corp is not fun, but it is sorrt of anonymous and you get no real feelign of belonging.

    That said, you can have fun doing what you want to do whether you are in a PC corp or not.  Just note that it will be harder to get groups together to do some things, and you may end up doing a lot of solo stuff.  But that can be fun ansd rewarding.

  • GaladournGaladourn AthensPosts: 1,052Member Common

    well, my short experience with EVE was that the game was playing itself, and I was left watching (at least in terms of character progression). 

    I never really got into the game to the point of joining a corp and heading out in 0-sec., but from what i remember my playtime was evenly distributed between mining and doing missions.

  • Twizted26Twizted26 ColoradoPosts: 113Member Uncommon

    typical day in eve 


    Log into main account , check skills , Check market see if corp is doing anything interesting if not Log out of main and onto alt account grab a few L4 Missions and continue that until someone from corp decides they wanna go roam , Log out of alt account and back to main , Roam around low sec for an hour or so maybe get 1 - 2 decent fights before getting blobbed to death, log back into alt proceed to run missions or scan down plexes for the remainder of the day... Yeah that pretty much sums up the typical day. 

    I miss the old days where I could solo roam in a rupture or domi and have fun pvping but now days there is no such thing as solo, If your running around in Low / Null your going to wanna be in a decent sized corp with people to roam with because today its all about the amount of players in your fleet , not your piloting skills 


    If your starting out , Run missions till your eyes bleed, Find something to specialize in combat wise and then move to incursions ( find a corp that does these alot ) , once you have a rediculous amount of money put away and have good skills then venture off into low sec and find a fun pvp corp.  Most won't take noobs and you'll need money to fund pvp.


    Read up on the forums for Incusion info and what do train ship wise, last I checked it was all about armor tanking ships so maybe start out Minnie / amarr or Galente they all have good armor tanking ships, If its shield fits now days Minmatar or caldari  would be good , I havn't played in months so I don't know what the new Fotm is for incursions.

  • EncoreFINEncoreFIN TurkuPosts: 18Member Uncommon

    1) Log into comms

    2) Do other things OR earn some isk

    3) PVP fleet is called -> Log into game

    4) Have awesome fun o/

    Catch you on the planetside!

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