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Why I quit eve after 5 long years of game play.

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Yuri Wayfare
Suddenly Ninjas
Tear Extraction And Reclamation Service
#81 - 2013-01-23 17:17:22 UTC
Ranger 1 wrote:
People tend to forget that for "everyone can shoot a player with a suspect flag" to be a detriment to such activities there has to be other people present and motivated to take advantage of that.

Even then you can always come back in an appropriate ship and with remote repping/boosting friends to take advantage of those players if you think you can take them.

You don't say...

"Suddenly, trash pickers! HUNDREDS of winos going through your recyclables." -Piugattuk

Be careful what you wish for.

Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#82 - 2013-01-23 17:40:30 UTC
That's 5 years of fail, son
Agustice Arterius
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#83 - 2013-01-24 05:22:07 UTC
Well, I read that entire thing.

And while I was confused on different occasions, which you yourself didn't clarify for what ever reasons. I guess all I can say is good luck on your new endeavors. But maybe a break from EVE is a better step than quiting outright, I myself have been playing for atleast half a decade, and can never really stick with EVE for longer than 6 months before an even longer break is required.

I guess I can agree that the amount of alt accounts in EVE Online are staggering and ******** though. But the game has always enticed players into having them, CCP has just recognized that they can't really prevent that, so instead, are supporting it.
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#84 - 2013-01-25 06:08:57 UTC
I'm quitting for a completely different reason, yet in a way, it's somewhat related.

I like to PVP, but have found it ever more difficult to actually get a fight. I do not mean that I cannot find engagements. What I mean is that many of those engagements are not fights. Some common "leet" things I run into:

1. Everyone's favorite ship, the falcon - Nothing like being completely unable to do anything. Best case here is being able to flee with your tail between your legs. So here we have run away, if possible (no fight) or die being unable to do anything whatsoever (no fight). This relates to ECM in general, the falcon of course being the biggest ridiculousness.

2. The age old gate camp - A pain in the butt of the past, which seemed to disappear somewhat, is back in full force. I normally don't mind most gate camps, but there seems to be more and more of the insta-lock, multiple web/scram variety. Again, you end up being almost completely unable to do anything. Gate burn? Nope, you are moving at 10m/s. Warp off? Web/scrammed upon decloaking. Fight back? Only if you have numbers.

A. Can also include the fun of number 1, which makes this super awesomely fun.

B. Alpha gate camps totally eliminating the only viable option you have, which would be fight back.

3. Off-grid boosting leetness - Nothing like seeing all these parked booster alts. I love getting pointed at 40km, and then having some form of electronic warfare make be unable to do anything, but futilely try and evade the boosted players leet skills. Again, no fighting here.

Add to that the slow wasted time of actually jumping a series of gates to find a fight, only to run into one of the above situations where you cannot actually fight, but instead, the best case scenario is to get away, makes for nothing more than a waste of time.

It's become so annoying, that while I have about a year's worth of plex sitting around, so I could keep the sub open w/o paying a dime, I just don't see the point.

And in closing, no, you cannot haz my stuff.
Otrebla Utrigas
#85 - 2013-01-25 10:03:13 UTC
Psychotic Monk wrote:
I would gather that he is mad because of this.

I would guess that he shot a suspect, possibly in a mission, and then got destroyed. It looks like he just wanted some kind of special treatment because he's be carebearing in his little bubble a long time and how dare someone come interfere with his gameplay. Someone with less time in game than him, no less!

With all due respect, that fit is so bad you deserved to be killed.

Also, why in hell did you shoot an obvious bait? I'm not the smartest player around, nor the more veteran (less than one year playing) but I used to get probed a lot when I was doing L4 in a CNR, and, while an annoyance, just keep going and finish the mission. Let the griefers and the can flippers bore and go to poke another guy. Is not that you will lose more than 10 or 20 mill.

Better than a 1.5 bill SNI

Anyway, at current prices, you can fit a better SNI for like 1/3 of the money you lost, so you can keep doing the happy carebear and killing red crosses.

Just don't shot the obvious bait.

If not... can I have your stuff??
Otrebla Utrigas
#86 - 2013-01-25 10:10:28 UTC
Tom Gerard wrote:
Navy Scorpion IS A BAD FIT.

There is no way to fit the hull correctly... its a bad ship.

Well its not. It is a nice stepping stone between the awesome drake brick, and the CNR / Golem gank for a Caldari Carebear. Awesome tank will allow you to taste your first L4 without fear of getting destroyed. Also when you jump into your CNR, all the fit is still valid.
Sidus Isaacs
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#87 - 2013-01-25 10:51:56 UTC  |  Edited by: Sidus Isaacs
I have been playing for 5 years as well, and I don't really see any of the negative changes OP is talking about. All I see is improvements. And now, as always, the most rare and most valuable in EVE is trust and loyalty.

And do I really have to remind people to "never put all your eggs in one basket"? You got to have heard that saying countless times since you were a kid? There is a reason for that, more so in EVE.

As for high sec being a "PVE Zone" lol. Come on people, you are playing EVE, not some other watered down "MMO". EVE is a multiplayer game, not a theme park.
Ion Kirst
#88 - 2013-01-25 16:56:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Ion Kirst

Get up, dust yourself off.

I lost a 2.1B Navy Scorp to the Inf1dels a long time ago. It was the first time I had been ganked (and the last).

In a mission, this little frigate warps in, I warped out. I thought I had left him to the NPCs that were still there. With curiousity getting the best of me I warp back to the accel gate for that mission . . .WTF?! Who are all these guys around me? (and why are they turning red?)
It was like 25 sec and poof I'm in my pod.

They thought I had escaped their plan, but then there I go and jumped right into their laps!

I was upset to say the least. It took a long time to make and fit out a 2.1B ship . . . all that work for what? (I still had many other expensive ships.) Why 2.1B? Had the isk, and because I could.

After I thought about it for a while, they were very organized, much better than any FW I had been in, and I joined them. I went to null sec for a while, and took part in some ganks on some others in hi-sec. Aaarg, the life of a pirate!

I learned many things with the Inf1deles, and enjoyed every minute with them. I couldn't devote a lot of time with them, so I went back to hi-sec. Since that ganking, I have made back that 2.1B loss many times over.

God, I know a ganking hurts, but it'll only hurt for a while.


Always remember Tovil-Toba, and what was done there.

Brujo Loco
Brujeria Teologica
#89 - 2013-01-25 17:08:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Brujo Loco
Posting here without reading much because I am psychic

Thread can be construed as total loss of assets (whatever they may be) Fun, Hours, Money, RL Money etc due to not understanding PVP/Flagging/aggresion rules in Hi Sec/Lo Sec/Null/Alliance Space, Repair, RR, Jump Bridging, Sovereign Space, Claimed Space, Illusionary Roleplaying Rules, NBSI or NRDS and/or a permutation of how these work during specific and highly localized environments, situations, dimensions, sectors, thus ruining a several years/months/weeks/days/hours long careers ingame and wishing death and ruin upon CCP´s flawed game which could do better under the hands of invisible experts in the sky that know how to do great things and how they should treat their hamsters.

Net Result:

Posts trolling OP
Post explaining how OP should have acted
Post explaining how rules work in several different ways that only muddy the waters
Posts asking for "stuffs"
Posts sneering at OP for not HTFU
Posts regarding new solutions for mechanic
Posts with random comments not pertaining to OPs original intent
Posts with ponies
Posts with ways to make Lo Sec Better
Posts with AFK cloakers
Posts with Local as Intel and how it is good/bad to the game, even people inside stations
Posts with stealth recruiting intentions
Post with lulz, apple pie and derivatives
Posts with random eve related flash games
Posts with ingame political agendas propaganda
Posts with stealth porn
Posts with webpages
Posts begging
Posts stealth begging to avoid locks
Posts with INB4 Lock permutations
Posts with 1,2,3,4 Profit Formulas
Posts 'taking the 'high road.'
Posts demonstrating moral superiority and ennui over the whole business.
Posts attempting to stealth-troll the entire thread by mocking its predictability.
Posts with This way or that way directions to other MMOS
Posts with farewell and goodbyes wishing OP luck
Posts complaining these kinds of threads always get shoved from GD into OoPE by the ISD
Posts with classic o7 and o/
Posts with hateful goodbyes wishing OP do well in other games or life and
Very rare actually useful BLUE bars explaining how this works
Very common posts flaming blue ones with a few defending blue ones
Also Life.

What am I missing? I need to make this as whole as possible

Inner Sayings of BrujoLoco:

Ion Kirst
#90 - 2013-01-25 17:52:48 UTC
Brujo Loco wrote:
Posting here without reading much because I am psychic . . .

What am I missing? I need to make this as whole as possible

You did . . . you made it a** hole as you possibly could.


Always remember Tovil-Toba, and what was done there.

silens vesica
Corsair Cartel
#91 - 2013-01-25 18:06:34 UTC
Brujo Loco wrote:

What am I missing? I need to make this as whole as possible

Posts 'taking the 'high road.'
Posts demonstrating moral superiority and ennui over the whole business.
Posts attempting to stealth-troll the entire thread by mocking its predictability.

Tell someone you love them today, because life is short. But scream it at them in Esperanto, because life is also terrifying and confusing.

Didn't vote? Then you voted for NulBloc

Zimmy Zeta
Caldari State
#92 - 2013-01-25 18:25:13 UTC
Brujo Loco wrote:

What am I missing? I need to make this as whole as possible

You missed the part were we b*tched why these kinds of threads always get shoved from GD into OoPE by the ISD.
Other than that, good work!

I'd like to apologize for the poor quality of the post above and sincerely hope you didn't waste your time reading it. Yes, I do feel bad about it.

Eli Green
The Arrow Project
#93 - 2013-01-25 20:33:19 UTC
Brujo Loco wrote:

Posts with webpages

Why? Sad


Brujo Loco
Brujeria Teologica
#94 - 2013-01-26 03:50:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Brujo Loco
Eli Green wrote:
Brujo Loco wrote:

Posts with webpages

Why? Sad

Ahhh another Zomboist converted! yes! My master will reward me well!

Edit: Updated my previous post with later proposals, I think I have now a more whole coherent deal now

Inner Sayings of BrujoLoco:

Kin Netics
Caldari State
#95 - 2013-01-31 18:05:19 UTC
I am so quitting eve because I want the 15 mins back of my life I just wasted on reading this post....