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Couple questions/thoughts

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Nicen Jehr
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#21 - 2013-08-15 15:54:48 UTC
'what to do in eve' flowchart:
http://swiftandbitter.com/eve/wtd/

I subbed in 2005 with a friend. The first thing I did was train mining drones 5 and gallente cruiser, and mine in a vexor. That eventually got boring. Over the years I let the subscription lapse repeatedly; I would return for a month or two and try something else. I joined Goonfleet and and dropped my subscription again after http://zkillboard.com/detail/-8591289/

Eventually I resubbed in early 2012 and decided to try pvp. I tried FW, RvB, and BNI, all are excellent environments to learn pvp. (I hear AGONY is too.) I've been enjoying pvp so I have now been re-subbed for a year and a half straight: http://zkillboard.com/character/156376470/history/

Incidentally this meant I got to miss all the Incara fallout and instead came back to Inferno, Retribution, Odyssey :)

MeestaPenni
Mercantile and Stuff
#22 - 2013-08-15 15:57:13 UTC
The judge gave me a choice.

I am not Prencleeve Grothsmore.

Khen'do Khen
#23 - 2013-08-15 18:47:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Khen'do Khen
I started in 2007, I think. It shows my character as being over 5 years old, but in all reality I've played maybe 6 months. I would play a couple months and then quit. This is the third time I've resubbed, but it'll be the last time I cancel. I think I would cancel because I would log in, train skills, and run missions. Yeah, fun... Always thought I want to go to lowsec and PvP. I'm not one to jump right in and find a bunch of people I don't know IRL to play with. Also don't want to turn into a corp-jumper. And with games, I tend to like to learn myself before I branch out to find people to play with. Well, with EVE that's the hard way to do it. I think that's why I would end up canceling. But this time I'm gonna do things different and I doubt I will ever cancel again.
MacKael
Perkone
Caldari State
#24 - 2013-08-15 19:43:22 UTC
Remember eve is a long term game. You wont get the instant gratifaction like other games. Eve takes time. But youll learn a lot and make great friends. Sometimes it even carries over to first world. My thought for you is to figure out what you want and expect and build from there. If you follow everyones comments or ideas youll be in the same place in 6 months. My i like pvp with ocasional pve to fund sploding ships. Hell 2weeks ago i suicided a a carrier fully fit. Just for lulz. All ships are lost once i buy them. Never fallinto the isk trap. Find a good corp and you will learn fast. But never ever let your que run dry even if your on a break. The gue must never stop.
MotherMoon
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#25 - 2013-08-16 05:12:34 UTC  |  Edited by: MotherMoon
CCP Falcon wrote:

When I joined as a player in 2003, it was for the graphics, the open ended gameplay and the backstory.

I quickly realized that I got a lot of enjoyment out of EVE from using it as a social platform, and flying with other like minded people. When I eventually started a corporation of my own, I was like "meh, I'm not leadership material, but I'll give it a go for a few months."

That corporation lasted seven years before I came to CCP and had to shut it down.

EVE is very much what you make of it. No one can tell you how you'll enjoy playing the game. Trying different things and finding your niche is all part of the journey, and is all part of character development.

Dive in, and have fun Blink



I've been here for the past 8 years. The only thing I'm really uphappy to see unchanged are things like the drone UI, solarsystem map/tactical UI, overview UI. You guys have shown off a lot of fun advances that could really save this game, I hope you don't just forget them and get distracted.

During the alliance tourney, I realized that all the new people see is a bunch of squares. Why isn't it asy to tell which are the battleships and which are the frigates? Shouldn't the larger ships have larger squares when you zoom out or something?

I really want to get back into eve but the view I see the most while playing *zoomed out* hasn't changed in 11 years.

Please make the game more accessible so I can get my friends into it! Also maybe different weapon and sound effects for being zoomed out? come on make being zoomed out exciting :/

http://dl.eve-files.com/media/1206/scimi.jpg

Pohbis
Neo T.E.C.H.
#26 - 2013-08-16 06:45:44 UTC
My first experience with EVE was the Beta.

I don't remember anything but mining in my Bantham back then and even tho I usually enjoy the hunter/gatherer role in MMO's, the release of Star Wars Galaxies made me forget all about EVE.

I created my first account back in early '06, when a few people I was playing SWG with got me interested in EVE again.

For about a year or two, I played on and off. With no real direction, just goofing around doing the usual mining and LVL4 running in hi-sec. Then, late '07 I joined an industrial corp on a whim.

Soon after, that corp joined a 0.0 alliance in recently conquered Red Swarm Federation territory. The alliance was soon evicted, sending me on a 3 year 0.0 journey, starting with flying Blackbirds against an invading Red Alliance and ending with me dropping my glorious Phoenix left and right in one of the biggest dread fleets of the time.

I think my "butterfly" moment was when I followed the remnants of my alliance into Venal, the only one from my corp. Logging out at the staging POS, still a member of my initial indy corp, and then logging back in; corp removed from alliance and getting blown up by the POS. After a quick chat, I joined the corp of the alliance leader.

I think for most people, finding their "way" in EVE, is something that just happens to them. Once you get over the initial learning curve and come to terms with the sheer scale of the sandbox, there's always something new to try out... and once you've tried it all, there's always something new to master.

My advice for anyone who has a hard time finding their "path" in EVE, is, join a player corporation. Finding a good one can be tough and if you, like I was, aren't really keen on space-guilds, join something like EVE University.

If you have to put the game down again, do so, and come back later.

I would recommend not starting from scratch with your character each time tho. Having a character that can do a little bit of everything pays of when you are still looking for your spot in New Eden. EVE is a skill based game, not class based. The nature of EVE means you'll almost certainly end up with a character who is a bastard child skill-wise. Try lots of different things with your 'main' and then train up alts when you find your niche.

Fly safe o/
Solstice Project
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#27 - 2013-08-16 11:49:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Solstice Project
After two years of being pretty much only PvEing,
I've slowly realized that there must be either more
or it's not worth playing

As it's the only MMO i would actually call an MMO
(the only one fullfilling my requirements regarding freedom of choice)
I knew there was more to it, but i failed to see it until one day,
with a secstatus of around -8, that i have to create something myself
or give up trying.

So i created a storyline influencing/involving hundreds of people,
the " resident outlaw of hek" storyline... and it worked. (at least 90%)

After doing this for months and then having a few months break,
because the missing 10% didn't work out,
I have finally figured out something new.



Wish me success! (you'll regret that)


Edit: in case i missed the topic. I play for the people. With the people.
Influencing them. Changing their minds. Making them see possibilities.
As long as there are people, i will keep playing.
Savnire Jacitu
Abysmal Gentlemen
We Didn't Mean It
#28 - 2013-08-16 12:20:33 UTC
I love space. End.

















I also enjoy being a **** to other people. Now end.

Aaron Kyoto
Frozen Silver.
Arkhos Core
#29 - 2013-08-16 12:36:21 UTC
Hello Wasp,

First off don't be ashamed to admit you leave regularly - the game isn't always the most compelling to stay.

As for myself, I've always loved space games. So after trying Eve early on in its life, I finally committed to a character once I had a PC capable of running the game nicely in 2005. Now, i've had many hiatus'es since, but i started out early on as a miner, slowly drifting into mission running and then from there was thrust into 0.0. I felt like I didn't have the skillpoints back then to make any money for myself, so i eventually headed back after experiencing small gang 0.0 pvp for the first time.

From there I went back into mining and industry, but began more focused training into combat oriented ships to secure more income.

Eventually I found myself in Shadowed Command, where I worked primarily as a line member for industry and pvp/pve, before Fatal Ascension was even founded - though it was a dream that was due to begin soon.

Helped FA down in providence where we battled for CVA's favour, before moving over towards Atlas space before they fail cascaded.

After that we went over to Goon space.

Between this and the fountain war, I went off to do my own thing; Wormholes in C6s, Incursions, so on.
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