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Returning Player, looking to expand my horizons....

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Rainaer
I Saw This Bloke
#1 - 2016-08-26 12:21:41 UTC
Hi all,

Ever since I started playing Eve, I have basically been doing the same thing. Running Security missions in High Sec space. I last played just over 2 years ago, just after I got a Golem. I have decent skills to fly it, and also decent skills to fly my stealth bomber (I wanted one just cos I liked the idea of it).

However its invariably the same. I play for a few weeks / months / whatever and get bored of running security missions over and over. So I am looking for suggestions for where to start branching out, whether thats something new that has come into the game since I was away, or something I missed first couple of times around.

There is SO much information out there, its hard to know where to start, so it would be good to have some ideas from others.

Cheers,

Rain
Alma Torran
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#2 - 2016-08-26 12:23:43 UTC
join a lowsec group and have fun killing stuff
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
Transgress
#3 - 2016-08-26 12:34:17 UTC
Yeah, find bad people to go do fun things with.
Memphis Baas
#4 - 2016-08-26 12:45:18 UTC
1. Get rid of the need to grind anything for ISK by buying PLEX and selling it for ISK.
2. Get in a PVP group or even one of the free-for-all pick-up NPSI fleets, and shoot someone.

A lot of the high-sec activities are done because people are used to the whole "grind, so you can progress" gaming style that other MMO's have. If you want fun in Eve, you have to think in terms of spontaneous one-night stands, no prep work required, nothing owed afterwards. It's a complete change of gaming style.

Hence, do 1 and 2 to completely get rid of the old mentality.

And see if you like it.
Solecist Project
#5 - 2016-08-26 12:46:44 UTC
Find bigmouthing carebears.
Let them run their mouths.
Wardec them.

That ringing in your ears you're experiencing right now is the last gasping breathe of a dying inner ear as it got thoroughly PULVERISED by the point roaring over your head at supersonic speeds. - Tippia

Memphis Baas
#6 - 2016-08-26 12:49:55 UTC
Copy paste the "big mouth" chat log in your Bio and your (wardeccing) corp description.
Do Little
Bluenose Trading
#7 - 2016-08-26 13:22:51 UTC
Eve can be played at a tactical level, where you undock - alone or with friends and look for something to shoot - asteroids, NPC rats or other players. It can also be played at a more strategic level where you set goals, plan how to achieve them and work the plan. Once you've achieved a goal - set a new one.

The mechanics of Eve, or any game will eventually become boring and repetitive - you need a "metagame", a purpose beyond the mechanics, to keep it interesting.
DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#8 - 2016-08-27 07:46:42 UTC
Hello and welcome back to Eve.

Instead of just running missions, you can mix it up by doing some Exploration. Since you like doing security missions, check out exploration combat sites, both Cosmic Signatures and Cosmic Anomalies. Breaks up the monotony and offers a chance to get some Faction / Deadspace loot.

Also you might think about doing missions for Cosmos Agents. These missions are actually tougher than regular missions, meaning a level 1 Cosmos mission is equal to a level 2 regular mission. Cosmos missions can only be completed once in the life of the character and are available with a specific amount of Faction standing. They have a good story plot and give some unique rewards.



DMC
Lulu Lunette
Savage Moon Society
#9 - 2016-08-27 12:10:49 UTC
Someone suggested to me the other day the idea of doing some burner missions, I've never done them before.. so if right now I was to just need a new spark or simply to blow it up and start it over I'd look into trying that. Maybe do something weird like a pirate faction's level IV missions to make it interesting out in nullsec.

@lunettelulu7

Tao Dolcino
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2016-08-27 14:41:14 UTC
Rainaer wrote:
However its invariably the same. I play for a few weeks / months / whatever and get bored of running security missions over and over.


It's perfectly understandable Smile
In a sandbox game, you need to have a strong movivation to stay longer. This motivation is mostly found in interacting with the other players. I would advice to seek a dynamic corporation active in your time zone. And when i say active, i mean a corporation which is much more than just a chat box for solo players. A corporation where people actually DO things together often enough.
ahem ehm... a corporation a bit like EVE-University rhm hmmmn BlinkBlinkBlink
Shallanna Yassavi
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#11 - 2016-08-27 15:42:42 UTC
If you want a little adrenalin to go with your ISK-making, you could always dive wormholes or do low/nullsec combat exploration sites. People will try to kill you, and sometimes succeed.

A signature :o

Bumblefck
Kerensky Initiatives
#12 - 2016-08-27 16:29:39 UTC
Go war dec happy in a mission hub

Hunt down bears and blow up their MTUs, either to bait them or for it's own sake

Become the master of your own low sec system, and police it ruthlessly

Turn your hand to trading and become rich beyond your wildest dreams (and bald as you tear your hair out in frustration at the 0.01 game)

Perfection is a dish best served like wasabi .

Bumble's Space Log

Solecist Project
#13 - 2016-08-27 17:15:24 UTC
Bumblefck wrote:

Become the master of your own low sec system, and police it ruthlessly

So much this!
Or do it in highsec! :D

That ringing in your ears you're experiencing right now is the last gasping breathe of a dying inner ear as it got thoroughly PULVERISED by the point roaring over your head at supersonic speeds. - Tippia

ISD Dorrim Barstorlode
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#14 - 2016-08-28 22:44:13 UTC
Removed an off topic post.

Also, try exploration in wormhole space. Much more fun, more things to do, cloaked proteus sitting 5 km away at any given moment, it's the best!

ISD Dorrim Barstorlode

Senior Lead

Community Communication Liaisons (CCLs)

Interstellar Services Department

Alebrelle Kuatu
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#15 - 2016-08-29 13:45:54 UTC
ISD Dorrim Barstorlode wrote:
Removed an off topic post.

Also, try exploration in wormhole space. Much more fun, more things to do, cloaked proteus sitting 5 km away at any given moment, it's the best!



I certainly second exploration as a lot of fun and a great income!
Solecist Project
#16 - 2016-08-29 14:46:40 UTC
Alternatively...

Hunt down the low abilitied ones from the forums ...
... and make them suffer.

That ringing in your ears you're experiencing right now is the last gasping breathe of a dying inner ear as it got thoroughly PULVERISED by the point roaring over your head at supersonic speeds. - Tippia

Roenok Baalnorn
Baalnorn Heavy Industries
#17 - 2016-08-29 15:26:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Roenok Baalnorn
The most entertaining thing for me to do in game is pvp. Thus i log in primarily to do that. Since its more efficient( and possible) for me to work IRL and buy and sell a plex then to spend hours grinding, i do that to keep a healthy in game bank account.

This frees up my in game time to do whatever i want. I no longer care about the most efficient use of my time. If i want to do a little market supply in my home market in null i do that, if i feel like making big rocks into little rocks, or big ice cubes into snowcones , i do that. If i feel like exploring i do that. If i feel like killing rats, i can change it up and do a little belt ratting, a plex, a couple of anoms, etc. I dont have to use my most efficient ship in the most efficient way because im not grinding income. Im just entertaining myself.

The freedom that i gained by not having to worry about grinding isk has allowed me to enjoy the game, rather than turn it into a second job that pays minimum wage in a third world country.

Edit: I am in an alliance with really good SRP. I literally only pay for ammo used and drones i lose. My insurance payout covers either the mark up or shipping fees from jita for a replacement ship/fit. So once ive invested into getting all the doctrine ships, i only have to pay for ammo used and drones lost. 1 billion isk will last me 3-9 months in pvp unless we use a new doctrine or i go on non SRP roams.

Regardless, you dont have to have a fat bank account to enjoy this game. You just have to work the game instead of letting the game work you.