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The Nostalgia Thread

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Soul Reaver
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#61 - 2015-08-21 10:54:09 UTC
I miss

Flying off into low sec in my first week of play and thinking I was being chased by real players that were actually NPCs LOL

Fighting the first ever battleship in game in a Moa

My old friend and training partner Ben (Ioctl)

My old very small corp Cult

All the players that have come and gone over the years

Now to the positive

I still love this game

I am enjoying my new corp and the battles we are having

I still enjoy learning PVP and ship fits

I still enjoy the fact that my heart races and my hands shake when I am in a large battle.

NO OTHER game has ever done that to me apart from maybe Deadpsace, Doom and the original Unreal which made me jump a few times!

Isn't that amazing that I can still get a lot of enjoyment out of a game I have been playing for 12 years!!!!!!
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#62 - 2015-08-21 21:51:52 UTC
To be honest the thing I miss the most are the retro graphics combined with the old sound effects of the guns! Those old blaster noises. 😍
Issler Dainze
Tadakastu-Obata Corporation
The Honda Accord
#63 - 2015-08-21 22:34:59 UTC
Pleasure hubs, the false hope of walking in stations, when NPC trade runs were considered profitable, the the BS was rare and as big as it got. When a gate gun was something to worry about, when miner ganking was rare and low sec mining was actually worthwhile, when folks actually went to see all the interesting sites like eve gate and hollowed out asteroid mining stations, when folk actually believe that NRDS nul sec could last..... ah those were the days.... When Tada O was part of the Goons.... ;-)
Hal Morsh
#64 - 2015-08-21 22:46:00 UTC
Highsec exploration theft. I have been in the game for a small aount of time, but it's been removed with loot spew removal. So I miss it.

Oh, I perfectly understand, Hal Morsh — a mission like this requires courage, skill, and heroism… qualities you are clearly lacking. Have you forgotten you're one of the bloody immortals!?

Sunshine and Lollipops
#65 - 2015-08-22 00:32:30 UTC  |  Edited by: Tippia
Hal Morsh wrote:
Highsec exploration theft. I have been in the game for a small aount of time, but it's been removed with loot spew removal. So I miss it.

It's not really “nostalgic” if it refers to something very recent and very brief. Exploration theft is back to what it was in the olden days — nostalgia already won.

Oh, and as mentioned, what you're after is still in the game — you just adamantly refuse to go and get it because it doesn't allow you to bait newbies…
Marsha Mallow
#66 - 2015-08-22 20:35:05 UTC
sero Hita wrote:
Hilarious slapdown

The 'if you can't make 33mil ISK a day (doing horriable souldestroying grinding) gerrout' argument has always riled me. A lot of people have multiple accounts so, say on average 2.5 - although for people who really commit to group PVP I'd say it's usually 3-4. Because you need a cap alt to be useful (or you did) plus cynos/scouts/neutral haulers, maybe a link alt, maybe a super pilot and then another combat alt for PVE somewhere you can do it as quick as possible without interruption - because it's actually a chore you despise and resent. And these are the ones expected to grind out 82.5m a day and smile (for 2.5 average accounts) plus fund their filthy PVP habit. Eh? Fair enough you might get SRP, but you need the ships to start with. 82.5m a day is actually a serious amount to aim for, even for those involved in more passive income streams (moon mining/reactions/PI/trade/manufacturing/mining etc). And it's really hard to explain that type of gameplay to someone who just isn't enthused by it.

Try telling someone who is getting pissed off with the grind, bored of the content and able to play other FTP games 'well it's only 2.5b a month - that's what, 25-40 hours of torturous PVE to subsidise the bit you actually came here for. Maybe you should get a job or something and sell plex?' <- at this point people should recognise they've inadvertantly just conceded that the game is ludicrously expensive to play and fund.

There are so many problems wrapped up in this, partly to do with player expectations/definitions of 'fun' it's not a simple question with a single answer. Anyone who tries to one-shot these down without considering these other viewpoints deserves to be stamped on, so well said. From the top-down end though, CCP are doing a good job rebalancing T1 friggies/Cruisers to the point that you can cheapskate PVP in FW (not just RvB, where it's fun but has no larger goals that people can flex over).

The problem can probably be addressed by funnelling new players into different niche playstyles depending on how much they are willing to spend. But think about that for a second, because cuttting people out of certain areas because of their RL income or time commitments (family/work) is not a great selling point. Also undoing the brainwashing existing players have about where they should be ingame/what is 'fun/relevant gameplay' is a massive undertaking, so targetting new players and making the options clearer is probably more viable.

Sorry for the derail (and no offence Jenn, but this topic isn't one I'll ignore), reply was just to the person I quoted. Carry on :)

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Rat Scout
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#67 - 2015-08-22 21:29:36 UTC
I miss the old Kronos 1.0
#68 - 2015-08-22 21:39:46 UTC
+20- Miss the jukebox greatly.

Miss being able to use heavy missiles.

Miss the idea of collecting on a bounty and it actually meant something.

Kiryen O'Bannon
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#69 - 2015-08-22 22:30:33 UTC
Marsha Mallow wrote:
sero Hita wrote:
Hilarious slapdown

Because you need a cap alt to be useful (or you did) plus cynos/scouts/neutral haulers, maybe a link alt, maybe a super pilot and then another combat alt for PVE somewhere you can do it as quick as possible without interruption - because it's actually a chore you despise and resent.

The difficulty here is that you don't NEED any of these things. It's quite possible to be useful as a single-account pilot. There's always demand for various support ships and roles.

Also, while PVE can definitely get boring, not everyone despises and resents it. I do my PVE actively, at the keyboard, and entertain myself chatting with friends between changing targets.

Eternal Father, King of birth, /Who didst create the heaven and earth, /And bid the planets and the sun/ Their own appointed orbits run; /O hear us when we seek thy grace /For those who soar through outer space.

Wild Rho
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#70 - 2015-08-23 14:47:53 UTC
Another bit of nostalgia: the original trailer for eve online that got me into the game :)
Eternal Frontier
#71 - 2015-08-26 01:58:37 UTC
I miss the feeling of Eve being new, remember, this was the first online spaceship multiplayer game and previous to that I had seen nothing like it. Eve is still a rare game where you can simply exist and create your story.

In May 2003 I was lucky enough to be in a GAME store when one of the sales assistants who I knew came running up to me and said "check out this new space game!" all I needed to hear were the words, spaceship, online, massive world and I parted with £29.99, I cut my shopping journey short and headed home to play it and ended up being on it the whole night. Big smile

I'm pretty sure there are still 100,000 sci-fi fans out there who know nothing of Eve, CCP, I think you've got to market the game more. I used to see lots of your adds on TV/Movie sites but not so much recently. Have a look at reaching out to Sci-fi book publishers, offer their customers a couple of months free eve time Just so they can experience it. There really are some cheap and effective ways to boost awareness of Eve.

CCP have done really well to keep me interested in a game for 12 years. And speaking honestly I know Eve will never die...I know there would be lots of people lined up to buy the rights to Eve Online and continue development IF CCP decides to call it a day. I think people would even be happy to do it for free.

Fear no one, live life, be free, accept the truth, do not judge others, defend yourself, fight hard till the end, meditate on problems and be prosperous. Things to exist by. -- RAIN Arthie

Horus V
The Destined
#72 - 2015-08-26 16:35:46 UTC
Jukebox and systems bigger than last planet


Markus Reese
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#73 - 2015-08-26 19:11:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Markus Reese
Unscripted and interactive live events that could happen anywhere, anytime. Anybody could come and we didnt have weeks of us being told the where and when. The devoted community who was at the ready had fun. New players were able to immediately get in and taste glorious large fights. Nobody cared about isk. Put a new player in with a respectable fleet of hundreds without meta and good things happen.

To quote Lfod Shi

The ratting itself is PvE. Getting away with it is PvP.

Greed is Good Inc.
#74 - 2015-08-27 08:13:17 UTC
Stephanie Rosefire wrote:
i also miss the old way we had to launch the game, ie: when Inferno was the expansion, when you launched the game and it had the back ground visuals with the epic music, you just cant get that experience with the way the game launches now

Also, jukebox ;P

I miss the intro music/mood that was set, too. It's still damned good; perhaps I've just gotten used to it, having played it for some years, the feeling may have changed.

MOST OF ALL, I miss the Jukebox. It's not quite the same downloading the music from SoundCloud.
Stephanie Rosefire
Jarlhettur's Drop
United Federation of Conifers
#75 - 2015-11-23 15:10:24 UTC
Yeah true, i do miss that amazing feeling of when you first started the game. so much to learn, so much to discover, so many things to fail at, running around highsec with your tail stuck between your legs.
Celthric Kanerian
Amarr Empire
#76 - 2015-11-23 19:55:16 UTC
- Drake with heavy missiles.

- Old Missile explosion shockwaves

- old login screens. (Would stare at the blinking stars for quite a while)

- The insane chills I got the first time I heard Red Glowing Dust and Rose of Victory.

- old portraits (They were so ugly haha)

Cannot say mych more as I started in 2009.
Kerensky Initiatives
#77 - 2015-11-23 21:51:18 UTC
I'll file this under 'G', for 'Good Times'

Perfection is a dish best served like wasabi .

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Gregor Parud
Imperial Academy
#78 - 2015-11-24 01:46:38 UTC
I miss 50 people being a massive fleet, I don't miss the lag those 50 people created. And AOE torps.
Amanda Rekenwhith
Safeties On Red
#79 - 2015-11-24 01:53:09 UTC
Being able to shoot at corpmates.
I really got into eve with Brave Newbies (back when HQ was in Hek) and I discovered that there so much more than shooting rocks. Like shooting greens.

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Zimmer Jones
Lightspeed Enterprises
Goonswarm Federation
#80 - 2015-11-24 02:09:48 UTC
I miss the white knuckle rides in the blockade runners, before they got the cov-ops cloak. Running the pipe to omist, dodging through the chokepoints for hours on end uncaught to the point that when i google translated the comments in local, they started coming up as "oh its him, don't bother."

I miss the deep safes where I had rows and rows of GSC's I'd fill, then DST to the next chokepoint to do it all over again. Good times.

I miss the probing that required both stacked skills, rigs, a proper ship and individual probe manipulation.

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