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Just tried the new F2P version of EVE.

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  • MalcanisMalcanis Member UncommonPosts: 3,297
    Hariken said:
    Alpha means cannon fodder for veteran players. Way to restrictive to keep any of the f2p players for to long. I give it a month.

    You give what a month, exactly?

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  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Member EpicPosts: 2,228
    This is really just an unlimited free trial.  It's even more restrictive than SWTOR's vindictive, "we hate you for wanting to play for free", version of F2P, and that's saying a lot.  The ships that you're limited to are scraping the bottom of the barrel in Capital Ship Hot-Drop Online.  Especially now that Greyscale is out of the way and they have started reversing his changes incrementally.

    On the other hand, if you ever die to a gate camp again after this patch, then you're just a lazy fuck, cause now you can have scouts logged off at all the major chokepoints for free.

    If you've ever wondered about EVE, but were too lazy for the free trial then... uhhhh, well I guess this doesn't change much except you can explore for more than a couple of weeks.
  • MalcanisMalcanis Member UncommonPosts: 3,297
    Alpha skills are thoroughly compatible with the faction warfare meta

    Give me liberty or give me lasers

  • GdemamiGdemami Member EpicPosts: 11,687
    H0urg1ass said:
    On the other hand, if you ever die to a gate camp again after this patch, then you're just a lazy fuck, cause now you can have scouts logged off at all the major chokepoints for free.
    No, you can't. CCP isn't that stupid...
  • tinuelletinuelle Member UncommonPosts: 363
    Talonsin said:
    F2P is not the answer for Eve.  Most people have already tried it and dont like it while younger gamers dont care much for games that require thought...

    If CCP really wanted to bring new life to Eve, they would let people play for free but only as NPC factions like the Angel Cartel or as a whole new invading faction.  Imagine if there were ten systems randomly placed in null that F2P players were allowed to spawn in that were restricted to the F2P faction only and had a station where they could resupply, they were given free ships of crusier and lower and they were given the mission to take over null space.  The regular null alliances would have to really coordinate things to fight back this new invading hoard...

    Fun for F2P players and new targets for the paying players.  I have often wondered why no game does this.  Make the F2P people weaker like orcs and paying players stronger like space marines.  One on one the paying player would always win but in packs or hoards, the F2P people could actually win. If the free players side gets too big, introduce "limited time" special weapons for the paying players to restore the balance.  The players would make their own content just like in Eve and all you would have to worry about as developers is not letting one side totally dominate the other.
    That's an interesting idea.  I would consider it a challenge.
    Hehehehehehe..... A true pay 2 win idea :)

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  • Mors.MagneMors.Magne Member UncommonPosts: 1,549
    Typical CCP - no content that's good or new for 8 years - just gimmicks.

    As soon as players can walk on temerate planets in Star Citizen or Elite: Dangerous, why bother with Eve?
  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    Typical CCP - no content that's good or new for 8 years - just gimmicks.

    As soon as players can walk on temerate planets in Star Citizen or Elite: Dangerous, why bother with Eve?
    Tell me when that actually happens first.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • HarikenHariken Member RarePosts: 2,323
    Malcanis said:
    Hariken said:
    Alpha means cannon fodder for veteran players. Way to restrictive to keep any of the f2p players for to long. I give it a month.

    You give what a month, exactly?
    A month for f2p players to lose interest and quit.
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,586
    Typical CCP - no content that's good or new for 8 years - just gimmicks.

    As soon as players can walk on temerate planets in Star Citizen or Elite: Dangerous, why bother with Eve?
    Er...players can walk around on temperate planets in literally thousands of games right now.

    So if people play EVE without that feature now, what really changes when/if SC and ED finally do?

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  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,971
    Typical CCP - no content that's good or new for 8 years - just gimmicks.

    As soon as players can walk on temerate planets in Star Citizen or Elite: Dangerous, why bother with Eve?
    We'll probably be walking on other planets in real life before Star Citizen releases.
  • ste2000ste2000 Member EpicPosts: 6,194
    edited November 2016
    Kyleran said:
    Er...players can walk around on temperate planets in literally thousands of games right now.

    So if people play EVE without that feature now, what really changes when/if SC and ED finally do?
    Well........people can also fight on Spaceships in SC, while in the other thousands of games they can't.
    SC will have both Space Battle and Surface Battle, It's the combination that is lethal.

    But I am curios, since you are an hardcore EVE player, I have a question.
    Would you still play EVE if CCP would merge it with Dust 514?
    I am really curious as I believe it's the only way EVE can compete with SC if it ever gets released, while some other people say that EVE players won't like that.
    Which is it?

  • TalulaRoseTalulaRose Member RarePosts: 1,247
    Typical CCP - no content that's good or new for 8 years - just gimmicks.

    As soon as players can walk on temerate planets in Star Citizen or Elite: Dangerous, why bother with Eve?
    Sandbox, players create the content. No thank-you required.
  • knightfall98knightfall98 Member UncommonPosts: 64
    the most important question is, how many spreedsheet pages did you have open to be able to be useful and functioning?
  • ArchlyteArchlyte Member RarePosts: 1,405
    Typical CCP - no content that's good or new for 8 years - just gimmicks.

    As soon as players can walk on temerate planets in Star Citizen or Elite: Dangerous, why bother with Eve?
    Yeah I think that the first serious game that adds a ground game to an EVE-type space game will eat heavily from the population of the venerable icelandic modern art fest. Anthropomorphism should not be underestimated: it's why people dress up their dogs and cats :)  
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  • DistopiaDistopia Member EpicPosts: 21,182
    Kyleran said:
    Typical CCP - no content that's good or new for 8 years - just gimmicks.

    As soon as players can walk on temerate planets in Star Citizen or Elite: Dangerous, why bother with Eve?
    Er...players can walk around on temperate planets in literally thousands of games right now.

    So if people play EVE without that feature now, what really changes when/if SC and ED finally do?
    The advantage EVE has there is that most playing are established in the game at this point to some degree. That's something that is hard to walk away from. Starting something new means starting anew.

    That said, as for SC and ED; as they become full fledged games, if they do rather... EVE's potential growth (which is already hurting according to them) will be greatly diminished going forward. If they become the it place to be for space sim fans, that will surely pull some people away from EVE, how many is anyone's guess.

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  • MalcanisMalcanis Member UncommonPosts: 3,297
    ste2000 said:
    Kyleran said:
    Er...players can walk around on temperate planets in literally thousands of games right now.

    So if people play EVE without that feature now, what really changes when/if SC and ED finally do?
    Well........people can also fight on Spaceships in SC, while in the other thousands of games they can't.
    SC will have both Space Battle and Surface Battle, It's the combination that is lethal.

    But I am curios, since you are an hardcore EVE player, I have a question.
    Would you still play EVE if CCP would merge it with Dust 514?
    I am really curious as I believe it's the only way EVE can compete with SC if it ever gets released, while some other people say that EVE players won't like that.
    Which is it?

    You do realise that Dust 514 has shut down, right? I happened quite a whle ago.

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  • MalcanisMalcanis Member UncommonPosts: 3,297
    the most important question is, how many spreedsheet pages did you have open to be able to be useful and functioning?
    ha ha ha the joke that people who have never played EVE never fail to trot out

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  • Mors.MagneMors.Magne Member UncommonPosts: 1,549
    Kyleran said:
    Typical CCP - no content that's good or new for 8 years - just gimmicks.

    As soon as players can walk on temerate planets in Star Citizen or Elite: Dangerous, why bother with Eve?
    Er...players can walk around on temperate planets in literally thousands of games right now.

    So if people play EVE without that feature now, what really changes when/if SC and ED finally do?

    This is why:

    The only reason why you play Eve Online, Kyleran, is because I pursauded you to play Eve Online on these forums about 10 years ago.

    I pursauded you because at that time Eve Online was the best game that captured the essence of a science fiction universe. It was the best game that captured the essence of films such as Star Wars.

    Very soon there will be games that capsure that essence better than Eve Online. CCP have let their game be superceded.

    The sad thing is that most people saw that day coming since 2009 when CCP abandoned their vision of 'walking in stations'.

    You will argue that people play Eve Online because of the big multi-player space battles. But I don't agree.
  • botrytisbotrytis Member RarePosts: 2,929
    It is a 10 year old game - what did you expect it be top dog forever? No way.

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  • MalcanisMalcanis Member UncommonPosts: 3,297
    ~6100 people in the Rookie Help channel just now. EVE is dying!

    Give me liberty or give me lasers

  • MalcanisMalcanis Member UncommonPosts: 3,297
    .

    Very soon there will be games that capsure that essence better than Eve Online...
    Yeah i know, Star Citizen is due it in late 2014. I hope CCP have got an answer ready for that.

    Give me liberty or give me lasers

  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,822
    It will be interesting to see how many people actually stay.

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  • adam_noxadam_nox Member UncommonPosts: 2,119
    Malcanis said:
    the most important question is, how many spreedsheet pages did you have open to be able to be useful and functioning?
    ha ha ha the joke that people who have never played EVE never fail to trot out
    Wow post after post. Look at you!  If you run fast enough you can catch all the falling rocks.
  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 10,828
    Kyleran said:
    Typical CCP - no content that's good or new for 8 years - just gimmicks.

    As soon as players can walk on temerate planets in Star Citizen or Elite: Dangerous, why bother with Eve?
    Er...players can walk around on temperate planets in literally thousands of games right now.

    So if people play EVE without that feature now, what really changes when/if SC and ED finally do?

    This is why:

    The only reason why you play Eve Online, Kyleran, is because I pursauded you to play Eve Online on these forums about 10 years ago.

    I pursauded you because at that time Eve Online was the best game that captured the essence of a science fiction universe. It was the best game that captured the essence of films such as Star Wars.

    Very soon there will be games that capsure that essence better than Eve Online. CCP have let their game be superceded.

    The sad thing is that most people saw that day coming since 2009 when CCP abandoned their vision of 'walking in stations'.

    You will argue that people play Eve Online because of the big multi-player space battles. But I don't agree.
    Has the number of players in SC exceeded 16 per instance yet?

    SC will have its own market no doubt, if it ever gets finished, just don't expect it to be an Eve competitor, as i suspect its an entirely different game, and since they just took on one of Hello Games developers, who knows what kind of game it will turn out to be, and how much 'multiplayer' there will actually be  :p
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