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Why I left EVE -- and why you shouldn't bother with this game.

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  • MurlockDanceMurlockDance Member Posts: 1,223
    Originally posted by Kangaroomouse
    Originally posted by shinkan

    another one of these "I had a bad experience with EVE so it's the same for everyone". truth is it takes about two calories to avoid what happend to you and yes this game is still not for everyone.

    This game has always been tough on new players, but also tough on existing players, either you like it or you dont. The amount of metagaming and ganing is way beyond any other game, but its part of the game and as far as i know there arent many games where those tards can express themselves and get a litt boost of selfconfidence in their misserable lifes, so its natural that you will find groups of them in Eve. But in the total picture the gankers are not much of problems, sure some new players will quit due to the greetings from these peeps, but most of those that quit would have quit eventually anyway.

    But there should be enough carebear mmo's out there for anyone to find something to their liking, just not try to ruin one of the only few games that stays tru to their ideals.

     

    The thing is that there is nothing hardcore or skill based about eve. Even the skills are based on how long you paid CCP to get those skills.

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    Even CCP calculates their amazing "metagame" based on how much currency was destroyed not how skilled a certain player or group of players are.

    You will never hear about skilled players in eve because they do not exists. It's a pure calculated game of who can throw more resources at something or who has paid CCP the longest for his skills.

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    I wish it was different because the core of the game and the idea is great. Unfortunately the execution and reality is far from what CCP and the veteran player base wants you to believe.

    This is very wrong. Don't confuse your character skills with your skills. Your character skills are there to allow you to "equip" yourself: getting into new ships, using new and better mods on your ships, using new weapons, etc. It says nothing about how well you actually use them, say for example in PvP. Small skirmishes in EVE require skill and by that I mean player skill, knowledge of how to turn bad situations into good ones or just knowing how to avoid being ganked/griefed/etc.

     

    Players with incredibly good ships and ship mods and great character skills can still suck at whatever it is they are trying to do.

    Playing MUDs and MMOs since 1994.

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  • KangaroomouseKangaroomouse Member Posts: 394
    Originally posted by MurlockDance
    Originally posted by Kangaroomouse
    Originally posted by shinkan

    another one of these "I had a bad experience with EVE so it's the same for everyone". truth is it takes about two calories to avoid what happend to you and yes this game is still not for everyone.

    This game has always been tough on new players, but also tough on existing players, either you like it or you dont. The amount of metagaming and ganing is way beyond any other game, but its part of the game and as far as i know there arent many games where those tards can express themselves and get a litt boost of selfconfidence in their misserable lifes, so its natural that you will find groups of them in Eve. But in the total picture the gankers are not much of problems, sure some new players will quit due to the greetings from these peeps, but most of those that quit would have quit eventually anyway.

    But there should be enough carebear mmo's out there for anyone to find something to their liking, just not try to ruin one of the only few games that stays tru to their ideals.

     

    The thing is that there is nothing hardcore or skill based about eve. Even the skills are based on how long you paid CCP to get those skills.

    ----

    Even CCP calculates their amazing "metagame" based on how much currency was destroyed not how skilled a certain player or group of players are.

    You will never hear about skilled players in eve because they do not exists. It's a pure calculated game of who can throw more resources at something or who has paid CCP the longest for his skills.

    ----

    I wish it was different because the core of the game and the idea is great. Unfortunately the execution and reality is far from what CCP and the veteran player base wants you to believe.

    This is very wrong. Don't confuse your character skills with your skills. Your character skills are there to allow you to "equip" yourself: getting into new ships, using new and better mods on your ships, using new weapons, etc. It says nothing about how well you actually use them, say for example in PvP. Small skirmishes in EVE require skill and by that I mean player skill, knowledge of how to turn bad situations into good ones or just knowing how to avoid being ganked/griefed/etc.

    Players with incredibly good ships and ship mods and great character skills can still suck at whatever it is they are trying to do.

    I don't confuse anything you need to learn how to read.

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    I played for 8 years and have 3 characters with 100mil SP. There is ZERO player skill in fights. The outcome is pre-defined because of the spreadsheet nature of the game and NO ONE engages in a fight they know they will lose. There is no PvP in this game only calculated ganking.

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    If knowing how to run away is considered a skill then you are correct. Oh wait you confirmed this already. The EvE sandbox is full dog shit and you know it.

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    Show me just ONE single article about a really SKILLED player of EvE. There should be some really famous players that played for a long time and have incredible skills at combat. Show me JUST ONE, i dare you! (skilled as in ability to fight not his SP)

  • AmuseAmuse Member UncommonPosts: 6
    Originally posted by Kangaroomouse
     

    I don't confuse anything you need to learn how to read.

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    I played for 8 years and have 3 characters with 100mil SP. There is ZERO player skill in fights. The outcome is pre-defined because of the spreadsheet nature of the game and NO ONE engages in a fight they know they will lose. There is no PvP in this game only calculated ganking.

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    If knowing how to run away is considered a skill then you are correct. Oh wait you confirmed this already. The EvE sandbox is full dog shit and you know it.

    Buuuuuuullshit..  

    If you play with good pilots, SP is irrelevant.   Beyond a certain point (getting T2 modules for your ship, and support skills to lvl 4), SP does nothing but diversify your options in regards to what you can fly, it does not make you better at the specific ship you are flying by enough to make you "automatically" win fights.

    There are many small pvp entities that thrive on this misconception, luring in big fleets that think they will win based on numbers and ships alone, and i have flown with a few of them.

    We would take on outnumbered and outgunned fights, coming out on top by using superior tactics, positioning and managing our resources far better than the opposing groups. 

     

    There are no good fights to be had unless you take risks.   A ship is just a ship, a tool to have fun in PvP. There are plenty of players with that mindset (talking about number of pilots, not portion of the playerbase :p )

     

    Eve is what you make it to be.   If you want to be just another number in massive fleets, that's up to you, if you want to prey on the dumb and unprepared in low-sec piracy, thats up to you.    Go find the group of players that suit you, be it empire manufacturing giants, small elite pvp groups, or giant nullsec entities, or you and your  buddies farting about having fun doing whatever you want that day.   its all up to you :p  

  • kakasakikakasaki Member UncommonPosts: 1,205

    The level of angst, hate and nerd rage EvE generates year after year continues to astound and amaze me. The game must be doing something right if it continues to generate such strong emotions from its detractors.

    Or it could be that the crowd here on MMORPG is a bit om the diva/emotional/immature side.... You decide.

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  • SybnalSybnal Member Posts: 261
    Originally posted by oldphart
    Originally posted by Sybnal

    *snip*

    My point is, I FELT that shit.  No game before or since could invest me emotionally like that. I actually wanted real revenge..lol.  I didn't bitch or moan or run to the forums crying like a little girl though.  I found out what my mistakes were, vowed to never repeat them, and made the money back in a couple weeks.  Eventually, I found a small merc corp that agreed to grief the suicide ganking prick and his partner at their gate camps. @#$% him.

    *snip*

     

    +1

    This is pure poetry imho.  

    This is exactly the way to express the true essence of EVE.   Sybnal, you just made me want to resub.   

    I've played off and on since 2004.  Experienced every single aspect of the EVE universe.   Failed at many things, and excelled at a few.    

    I've seen my share of painful situations. I've felt the need for revenge.  I've taken it.   I've caused others to seek revenge as well.   The point is, no other game has even come close to brewing the emotional responses that EVE draws out.   For better or worse.    .... "I FELT that shit."   spot on.    True gratification can only exist in such an atmosphere...

    Kudos to you sir.  thank you for talking me into giving it another temporary reactivation ;-)

     

    Ya, EvE is the only MMO I ever get an itch to go back to.  All dozens of other MMO's I've played over the years are dead to me when I stop playing them.  It's such a weird, boring, white knuckle, confusing trip every time I play.  It's truly unique.

     

    To the OP.  What I don't understand, is why you didn't take the opportunity to make your own story? Why not start searching for other victims of these CODE dicks (sounds like there is probably a lot of them) and get together and start ruining THEIR fun?  I mean a group of young upstarts fighting the evil company that preys on the small independents? Come on. That's gold. It sounds like a space western.  Make your game all about ruining theirs.  Maybe you'll meet some awesome ppl, maybe you'll actually put a dent in their armor, maybe you could topple them completely and scatter their members to the winds.  It's been done before. Maybe you can even get them to cry about you on the fourms..lol.

     

    All I'm saying is, who cares if you totally fail,  it's more about the trying. With a large goal like that you will probably have lots to do everyday and some days will be better than others. But overall it would probably be fun.

     

    Or just quit and let the terrorists win.  Up to you I guess. 

  • goboygogoboygo Member RarePosts: 2,041

    Your post is insanely well though out and I think all of your points are spot on, however isn't what you described EXACTLY what happens in all Free for all factionless PvP games?   It has been for EVERYONE I've ever played and they eventually all just ate themselves to death from the inside out.

     

    I don't think there is anything that can be done here, it is the nature of the beast its how humans are wired, the majority of us all start off kind of passive having fun with something when we are all peers, but the second someone gets the upper hand they exploit it.

     

    Eve will never be mainstream its just going to Peak then slowly retract down to group of hardcore players, its the cycle of these types of games.

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,617
    Originally posted by alexhpy98721

    Its the reason i left too... i just wanted to listen to my Dune audio books while doing some space missions in their "High Security" space in EVE... i got Suicide Ganked by groups of players over and over, even when i made sure they did not get any profit out of killing me.

    I contacted CCP letting them know that they are doing it just to harass me as they were losing money by losing their own ships to destroy mine but CCP said its fine.

    So i left and never came back...

     

    EDIT: I`ll also add that CCP said that it was PVP... well maybe their definition of PVP is a 15 vs 1 fight where that one player can`t even attack first or his ship will get destroyed by the "police" and that with 15 people they can take out any mission ship before the "police" arrives to take them out. That is not PvP, that`s just pure griefing and CCP`s answer is "well buy a new GTC to sell in the game for a new ship!" essentially forcing you to fund your griefers.

    Unless you absolutely enjoy griefing, there are better PvP games out there where they have systems in  place to make sure its somewhat consensual and balanced.

    Posts like this make me want to reactive an account in EVE and roll a new alt from scratch just to see if it is true.

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Member RarePosts: 14,247
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Originally posted by alexhpy98721

    Its the reason i left too... i just wanted to listen to my Dune audio books while doing some space missions in their "High Security" space in EVE... i got Suicide Ganked by groups of players over and over, even when i made sure they did not get any profit out of killing me.

    I contacted CCP letting them know that they are doing it just to harass me as they were losing money by losing their own ships to destroy mine but CCP said its fine.

    So i left and never came back...

     

    EDIT: I`ll also add that CCP said that it was PVP... well maybe their definition of PVP is a 15 vs 1 fight where that one player can`t even attack first or his ship will get destroyed by the "police" and that with 15 people they can take out any mission ship before the "police" arrives to take them out. That is not PvP, that`s just pure griefing and CCP`s answer is "well buy a new GTC to sell in the game for a new ship!" essentially forcing you to fund your griefers.

    Unless you absolutely enjoy griefing, there are better PvP games out there where they have systems in  place to make sure its somewhat consensual and balanced.

    Posts like this make me want to reactive an account in EVE and roll a new alt from scratch just to see if it is true.

     

    Kyleran, please do. You don't even have to reactivate an account. Do a buddy trial and then relay your experiences here. I think most here would agree that you're someone who comes across level headed and quite grounded in reality. I think it would be great to get your view of the High Sec experience, especially since you also know the game itself very well. 

     

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
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  • OminousDawnOminousDawn Member Posts: 75

     

    The OP seems very level headed and makes a well reasoned argument for her post.  She obviously likes the game and wants to save it, hence this thread.  Yet instead of heeding her advice, proponents of Eve want to blindly lump her into the "hater" category and lash out at her to their own detriment.  Her point is not a solitary one.  There have been numerous threads on this topic on this forum and many other websites forums screaming out the same warning she is trying to bring to light.  And the warnings are not only coming from new players, some are coming from players who have played the game for up to eight and ten years.  Yet all we hear in this and many other forums from Eve proponents is "carebear this," carebear that,"  and " ho hum ... carebear everywhere."

    What if the issues that these Eve players are bringing up about the "newbie experience" and the mindless "gankfest mentality" in the game are real?  The game has evolved over the years.  It could very well be a different game from when any of you first started.  I am sure the mentality has changed because the mentality in all PvP games have changed including the mindest of PvP players in MMORPGs from a decade ago to the mindset of PvP players in MMORPG games today.  Wouldn't you want them addressed so as to ensure success and longevity in the game?  Perhaps Eve proponents would prefer that these "cries for help" would continue to be ignored thereby ensuring the ultimate death of their beloved game?

    Something to think about.

    The game you are looking for requiring no PvE completion and where you can just jump in and start mindlessly shooting at people is that way - >>>>

    ... it's called an FPS.

    Quit ruining the MMORPG genre with your constant "PvE grind" whines.

  • LerxstLerxst Member UncommonPosts: 645
    Originally posted by shiner421

    This post is correct on all points.

    Griefing will ruin the entire gaming industry someday, and that day is drawing close fast. I have always had nothing but disrespect and sadness at people who gankg.

    Personally, id almost go so far to say that ANYONE who playus games only for pvp is a ganker, griefer, and hasnt learned yet what 'fun' truly means.

    Anyone defending eve on this post is part of the gankers. I cannot prove this. I do believe this. Anyone who tries to claim that they dont play but want to defend CCP is lying and is a ganker and griefer.

    eve WAS a great game. Now its a sandbox for the veteran players. They will never have anyone new players of significance again and will only be able to play against the same people they have been playing for all these years. Sooner or later the vets will get sick of it and leave, and CCP will no longer have any games that anyone wants to play. I forsee the end of CCP coming.

    I compare a lot of the "non gaking" EVE players to a mechanic, or some other innocuous job worker in the military.

    "What are you?" - "A mechanic" -

    "Do you kill people?" - "No." 

    "What do you repair" - "Tanks"

    "What do they do?" - "Kill people"

     

    The mentality of the "industrialist" EVE players is identical. It's THEIR playing that allows the griefers and bullies to thrive. It's their inability or lack of desire to do or say anything that allows the community to devolve. The things they do, produce, sell and say in the game, allows the bullying to continue... but they don't care since they don't have to deal with it themselves. The financial support they provide to CCP with real money tells the company "It's all cool. Don't change a thing!" so nothing changes.

     

     

     

     

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Member RarePosts: 14,247
    Originally posted by OminousDawn

     

    The OP seems very level headed and makes a well reasoned argument for her post.  She obviously likes the game and wants to save it, hence this thread.  Yet instead of heeding her advice, proponents of Eve want to blindly lump her into the "hater" category and lash out at her to their own detriment.  Her point is not a solitary one.  There have been numerous threads on this topic on this forum and many other websites forums screaming out the same warning she is trying to bring to light.  And the warnings are not only coming from new players, some are coming from players who have played the game for up to eight and ten years.  Yet all we hear in this and many other forums from Eve proponents is "carebear this," carebear that,"  and " ho hum ... carebear everywhere."

    What if the issues that these Eve players are bringing up about the "newbie experience" and the mindless "gankfest mentality" in the game are real?  The game has evolved over the years.  It could very well be a different game from when any of you first started.  I am sure the mentality has changed because the mentality in all PvP games have changed including the mindest of PvP players in MMORPGs from a decade ago to the mindset of PvP players in MMORPG games today.  Wouldn't you want them addressed so as to ensure success and longevity in the game?  Perhaps Eve proponents would prefer that these "cries for help" would continue to be ignored thereby ensuring the ultimate death of their beloved game?

    Something to think about.

    This is why I would like to see Kyleran's take - or any returning player, for that matter - on today's High Sec experience. I'm not about to suggest the OP didn't experience what she experienced, but I will say it is odd for such a scenario of very expensive and otherwise unrewarding attacks to occur unprovoked. Either way, I'm interested in reading others experiences in EVE's High Sec space. 

     

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
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  • KangaroomouseKangaroomouse Member Posts: 394
    Originally posted by Sybnal 

    To the OP.  What I don't understand, is why you didn't take the opportunity to make your own story? Why not start searching for other victims of these CODE dicks (sounds like there is probably a lot of them) and get together and start ruining THEIR fun? 

    Or just quit and let the terrorists win.  Up to you I guess. 

    Because the coward CODE gankers hide in NPC corps and hence can not be wardec'd and newbies can not find them due to lack of skill and influence.

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    You, as an experienced player, are very well aware of the fact that they can't do shit against a group of gankers that have billions of ISK from extortion and exploit broken game mechanics.

    EDIT: spelling

  • Agent_JosephAgent_Joseph Member UncommonPosts: 1,327

    peoples playing EVE in wrong way, there is not broken game mechanic or exploit ,it is just EVE game play if you cant deal with EVE sand box gameplay  ,   go play some other mmo ,   there are thousand solo playable ,,mmo's,,(today every game who must have internet connection is called MMO)

    STOP crying  !  It is EVE !

    only EVE is real MMO...but I am impressive with TSW

  • dave6660dave6660 Member UncommonPosts: 2,693
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by OminousDawn

     

    The OP seems very level headed and makes a well reasoned argument for her post.  She obviously likes the game and wants to save it, hence this thread.  Yet instead of heeding her advice, proponents of Eve want to blindly lump her into the "hater" category and lash out at her to their own detriment.  Her point is not a solitary one.  There have been numerous threads on this topic on this forum and many other websites forums screaming out the same warning she is trying to bring to light.  And the warnings are not only coming from new players, some are coming from players who have played the game for up to eight and ten years.  Yet all we hear in this and many other forums from Eve proponents is "carebear this," carebear that,"  and " ho hum ... carebear everywhere."

    What if the issues that these Eve players are bringing up about the "newbie experience" and the mindless "gankfest mentality" in the game are real?  The game has evolved over the years.  It could very well be a different game from when any of you first started.  I am sure the mentality has changed because the mentality in all PvP games have changed including the mindest of PvP players in MMORPGs from a decade ago to the mindset of PvP players in MMORPG games today.  Wouldn't you want them addressed so as to ensure success and longevity in the game?  Perhaps Eve proponents would prefer that these "cries for help" would continue to be ignored thereby ensuring the ultimate death of their beloved game?

    Something to think about.

    This is why I would like to see Kyleran's take - or any returning player, for that matter - on today's High Sec experience. I'm not about to suggest the OP didn't experience what she experienced, but I will say it is odd for such a scenario of very expensive and otherwise unrewarding attacks to occur unprovoked. Either way, I'm interested in reading others experiences in EVE's High Sec space.  

    Mileage may vary depending on the type of player.  Kyleran, where did you previously spend most of your time in Eve (I think you mentioned wormhole space in the past)?  Could you continue your former career in hi sec?

    I know if I returned to Eve, I could never stay in hi sec.  There would be nothing for me to do.  I'd get bored and leave within a week.  To me, hi sec is a different game than low sec and null sec.

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

  • KangaroomouseKangaroomouse Member Posts: 394
    Originally posted by Agent_Joseph

    peoples playing EVE in wrong way, there is not broken game mechanic or exploit ,it is just EVE game play if you cant deal with EVE sand box gameplay  ,   go play some other mmo ,   there are thousand solo playable ,,mmo's,,(today every game who must have internet connection is called MMO)

    STOP crying  !  It is EVE !

    I swear i could not have made this shit up myself! Best example of why EvE is in trouble. People like him!

  • KrematoryKrematory Member UncommonPosts: 605
    Originally posted by Kangaroomouse
    Originally posted by Agent_Joseph

    peoples playing EVE in wrong way, there is not broken game mechanic or exploit ,it is just EVE game play if you cant deal with EVE sand box gameplay  ,   go play some other mmo ,   there are thousand solo playable ,,mmo's,,(today every game who must have internet connection is called MMO)

    STOP crying  !  It is EVE !

    I swear i could not have made this shit up myself! Best example of why EvE is in trouble. People like him!

    On the contrary, he's helping the game by playing it and paying his subscription.

    "EVE is likely the best MMORPG that you've never really understood or played" - Kyleran

  • ReeperReeper Member UncommonPosts: 121

    out mining, destroyed my ship, laughed said nothing personal just wanted to test his new weapons, "youll get over it noob"

     

         Ya i want to play with these people, EVE wins, ill go play a different game they dont need me.

     

  • DatawarlockDatawarlock Member Posts: 338
    Originally posted by goboygo

    Your post is insanely well though out and I think all of your points are spot on, however isn't what you described EXACTLY what happens in all Free for all factionless PvP games?   It has been for EVERYONE I've ever played and they eventually all just ate themselves to death from the inside out.

     

    I don't think there is anything that can be done here, it is the nature of the beast its how humans are wired, the majority of us all start off kind of passive having fun with something when we are all peers, but the second someone gets the upper hand they exploit it.

     

    Eve will never be mainstream its just going to Peak then slowly retract down to group of hardcore players, its the cycle of these types of games.

    You do realize that this particular 'factionless PvP game' has been around longer than roughly 99% of the MMO's that are still on the market today?

    More PvE games have died while this one ate itself to.... well, it's not even close to death, and is one of the only successful sub-based games that ever came around.

    EVE isn't meant for current game hoppers. It's not a hand holding festival. It takes a long time to develop and really get into the real core of the gameplay, and along the way you're going to die a lot. You're not going to solo and faceroll anything. You're not the hero of any story equal to all other players that are the hero of the same story, and if you go out to kill 10 rats, the only way you're coming back is in a body bag.

    The game wasn't made for today's gamers. it's 10 years old. it took a lot of time and a lot of money and a lot of effort for your so-called gankers to even get to where they are today, and the same crap you complain about still happens to them if they're not careful. And again, for everyone that makes the claim, year after year, that EVE has to change and cater to this crowd or that crowd or it will die.... where's your MxO? Where's your SWG? How many days or weeks did you play before you quit SWTOR? GW2? ESO? EVE is still around, will still be around next year when you come to enlighten us with your message that it's dying, and will still be around the year after that too. And in that time I can almost guarantee that everyone here complaining about it will have hopped through at least 4 or 5 games in that amount of time, with each of you rallying for the fanboi flag for the first month or so before coming here to make a post on why those games are dying >.>

  • CalfisCalfis Member UncommonPosts: 381
    Originally posted by joosii
    Originally posted by Calfis
    Originally posted by joosii

    Actually, the fact that I stuck to EVE for 10 months IS what makes my complaint significant.

    10 months in and you're still mining in highsec? Join a renter corp a mine in the safety and profit of nullsec. I suggest any of the corps here

    Shameless recruiting in thread. I love it. <3

    Not even joking, you don't even need to fight. Just move straight down to one of the many mining corps down there, grab a ship and start mining. Its literally all they do, the corp pays rent to the alliance every month and they mine in peace! You might see hostile roams every now and then but you can just warp to a station or a POS if a station is not present. Its a very simple way of life where you just train skills and accumulate isk until you are ready to move up on the nullsec foodchain, everyone starts out this way.

    Even if internet spaceship empires are being destroyed the renters will simply switch to the rental alliance being setup by the conquerors. Seen it happen many times through the years, been there myself in the early days. Everything gets all panicky when you dunno to stick with the current landlord or switch to the guys burning your villages but when the winner becomes clear, you bandwagon like all the other isk farmers and things settle down to the quiet lull nullsec regions always see during times of peace.

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  • KangaroomouseKangaroomouse Member Posts: 394

    Originally posted by Krematory

    On the contrary, he's helping the game by playing it and paying his subscription.

    ... and you should be grateful because CCP sure needs it to survive.

     

    Originally posted by Datawarlock

    EVE isn't meant for current game hoppers. It's not a hand holding festival. It takes a long time to develop and really get into the real core of the gameplay, and along the way you're going to die a lot. You're not going to solo and faceroll anything. You're not the hero of any story equal to all other players that are the hero of the same story, and if you go out to kill 10 rats, the only way you're coming back is in a body bag.

    The game wasn't made for today's gamers. it's 10 years old. it took a lot of time and a lot of money and a lot of effort for your so-called gankers to even get to where they are today, and the same crap you complain about still happens to them if they're not careful. And again, for everyone that makes the claim, year after year, that EVE has to change and cater to this crowd or that crowd or it will die.... where's your MxO? Where's your SWG? How many days or weeks did you play before you quit SWTOR? GW2? ESO? EVE is still around, will still be around next year when you come to enlighten us with your message that it's dying, and will still be around the year after that too. And in that time I can almost guarantee that everyone here complaining about it will have hopped through at least 4 or 5 games in that amount of time, with each of you rallying for the fanboi flag for the first month or so before coming here to make a post on why those games are dying >.>

    The game is doing bad in terms of recruiting new players. It has to be above the attrition rate or the game is in fact dying.

    https://www.ccpgames.com/media/47894/ccp_hf_financial_statements_december_31_2013.pdf

    I would not call $21 million loss doing fine or betting on it being around for much longer.

  • Agent_JosephAgent_Joseph Member UncommonPosts: 1,327

    ccp make too many wrong projects & spend for crap money  what EVE making

    (WoD,Dust,Valkyrie,Legion) Eve is fine but ,ccp managers making mistakes

    only EVE is real MMO...but I am impressive with TSW

  • DatawarlockDatawarlock Member Posts: 338
    Originally posted by Kangaroomouse

    Originally posted by Krematory

    On the contrary, he's helping the game by playing it and paying his subscription.

    ... and you should be grateful because CCP sure needs it to survive.

     

    Originally posted by Datawarlock

    EVE isn't meant for current game hoppers. It's not a hand holding festival. It takes a long time to develop and really get into the real core of the gameplay, and along the way you're going to die a lot. You're not going to solo and faceroll anything. You're not the hero of any story equal to all other players that are the hero of the same story, and if you go out to kill 10 rats, the only way you're coming back is in a body bag.

    The game wasn't made for today's gamers. it's 10 years old. it took a lot of time and a lot of money and a lot of effort for your so-called gankers to even get to where they are today, and the same crap you complain about still happens to them if they're not careful. And again, for everyone that makes the claim, year after year, that EVE has to change and cater to this crowd or that crowd or it will die.... where's your MxO? Where's your SWG? How many days or weeks did you play before you quit SWTOR? GW2? ESO? EVE is still around, will still be around next year when you come to enlighten us with your message that it's dying, and will still be around the year after that too. And in that time I can almost guarantee that everyone here complaining about it will have hopped through at least 4 or 5 games in that amount of time, with each of you rallying for the fanboi flag for the first month or so before coming here to make a post on why those games are dying >.>

    The game is doing bad in terms of recruiting new players. It has to be above the attrition rate or the game is in fact dying.

    https://www.ccpgames.com/media/47894/ccp_hf_financial_statements_december_31_2013.pdf

    I would not call $21 million loss doing fine or betting on it being around for much longer.

    Yeah, you seem to forget WoD and it's development shutdown. That's money that went straight in the hole and no reflection on the state of EVE lol.

  • KangaroomouseKangaroomouse Member Posts: 394
    Originally posted by Datawarlock
    Originally posted by Kangaroomouse

    Originally posted by Krematory

    On the contrary, he's helping the game by playing it and paying his subscription.

    ... and you should be grateful because CCP sure needs it to survive.

     

    Originally posted by Datawarlock

    EVE isn't meant for current game hoppers. It's not a hand holding festival. It takes a long time to develop and really get into the real core of the gameplay, and along the way you're going to die a lot. You're not going to solo and faceroll anything. You're not the hero of any story equal to all other players that are the hero of the same story, and if you go out to kill 10 rats, the only way you're coming back is in a body bag.

    The game wasn't made for today's gamers. it's 10 years old. it took a lot of time and a lot of money and a lot of effort for your so-called gankers to even get to where they are today, and the same crap you complain about still happens to them if they're not careful. And again, for everyone that makes the claim, year after year, that EVE has to change and cater to this crowd or that crowd or it will die.... where's your MxO? Where's your SWG? How many days or weeks did you play before you quit SWTOR? GW2? ESO? EVE is still around, will still be around next year when you come to enlighten us with your message that it's dying, and will still be around the year after that too. And in that time I can almost guarantee that everyone here complaining about it will have hopped through at least 4 or 5 games in that amount of time, with each of you rallying for the fanboi flag for the first month or so before coming here to make a post on why those games are dying >.>

    The game is doing bad in terms of recruiting new players. It has to be above the attrition rate or the game is in fact dying.

    https://www.ccpgames.com/media/47894/ccp_hf_financial_statements_december_31_2013.pdf

    I would not call $21 million loss doing fine or betting on it being around for much longer.

    Yeah, you seem to forget WoD and it's development shutdown. That's money that went straight in the hole and no reflection on the state of EVE lol.

    I never said it reflects the state of EvE. Not to mention that financial statements have ZERO to do with the state a game is in. However one needs the other to survive, it's a kind of symbiotic relationship.

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    I see i should have clarified that this is the CCP financial report not the EvE financial report.

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    Anyway, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

  • darqartdarqart Member Posts: 5

    I played eve from beta days off and on till 2012 when i hung it up again. I always had two accounts running in windowed mode. One account was my soldier, the other was my industrialist.  I ended up in deep worm hole space. made a ton of isk and decided to hang it up when my  corp imploded. IMHO wormhole space is the i win button of eve.

    My advice to any new player wanting to get into this game is to understand that eve is a cut throat type of game. It is not nice and shiny and fuzzy. The closest analogy i could come up with is this.  a new player just starting eve is like a kindergartner playing dodge ball versus high school age kids. you are going to get hit hard and there aint much you can do about it.

    Now, you could, if you wanted, would be to buy an existing account that has the skill set you might want. That would give you some sort of better footing to get into the high end game of eve versus playing in the scum of eve section of the game , ahem, i mean high sec.

  • MukeMuke Member RarePosts: 2,614
    Originally posted by Kangaroomouse

    The game is doing bad in terms of recruiting new players. It has to be above the attrition rate or the game is in fact dying.

    https://www.ccpgames.com/media/47894/ccp_hf_financial_statements_december_31_2013.pdf

    I would not call $21 million loss doing fine or betting on it being around for much longer.

    that's the development of WOD that wa sgetting laid off.

     

    Next time do proper research inbetween WOW raids.

    "going into arguments with idiots is a lost cause, it requires you to stoop down to their level and you can't win"

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