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How much of the game can I play for free?

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Sonya Corvinus
Grant Village
#21 - 2017-06-04 04:02:05 UTC  |  Edited by: Sonya Corvinus
Mr Epeen wrote:
Good grief!

Just once, I'd like to get through at least the first page before someone comes in to try and shame a curious new player into quitting before he even gets his foot in the door.

Plus, it's a lie. What the player with no class above is suggesting is that you pay for a yearly sub. That's actually $130.00.

OP, ignore him and any more like him that will pile on shortly. There are actually good people here that would love to give you advice and see you succeed. The status quo tards are few, but loud. They hate the idea of competition for their PVE playstyle.

Mr Epeen Cool


What's $130/12?

I spent years working 90 hour weeks for crap pay to prove I deserved a better job. Video games are a luxury. Again, if you can't afford $130 per year, stop playing games and work on getting a better job. I know how you troll, but honestly, are you saying someone who can't afford $130/year should be wasting time on video games?

Edit: why am I arguing with a forum alt troll in the first place?
Alever Minmatar
Doomheim
#22 - 2017-06-04 18:55:43 UTC
Orin Solette wrote:
You will be very limited in what you can fly and which skills you can train.

You will not be limited in where you can go and what you can do.

Alphas can PVP, explore/scan, mission/rat, trade, haul, etc.

It is absolutely worth Omega if you plan on playing for a long time because it opens so many doors. If you don't want to pay real money, farm in game money and purchase it. It's not cheap in game either though.


false you cant ice mine or PI
Felyx Ravencroft
#23 - 2017-06-04 19:21:06 UTC
OP: I think the best thing you can do (in my own opinion, in any case) is to (as several others have already suggested, in different words) adopt a patient attitude/philosophy - take your time to enjoy, discover, grow. In many other MMOs one often sees players trying to "max out" ASAP, get to "max-level" (or equivalent) as quickly as possible and then play with the biggest toys right away. Aside from the (to me very lamentable, and even deplorable) loss of the journey to the obsessive pursuit of the destination, this approach will simply not serve you well in EVE. The Alpha restrictions/limitations do, as mentioned just a couple of posts before me, serve to teach one to get the most out of what resources one has, instead of resorting to throwing money/power at every problem. Also, having fewer ships to fly initially will also demonstrate the importance of both character and player skills - as both improve, you will find yourself accomplishing with the same ships stuff that you previously thought impossible.

Happy hunting! :)
Skarltar
Arcana Noctis
#24 - 2017-06-05 21:35:15 UTC
Sonya Corvinus wrote:
Mr Epeen wrote:
Good grief!

Just once, I'd like to get through at least the first page before someone comes in to try and shame a curious new player into quitting before he even gets his foot in the door.

Plus, it's a lie. What the player with no class above is suggesting is that you pay for a yearly sub. That's actually $130.00.

OP, ignore him and any more like him that will pile on shortly. There are actually good people here that would love to give you advice and see you succeed. The status quo tards are few, but loud. They hate the idea of competition for their PVE playstyle.

Mr Epeen Cool


What's $130/12?

I spent years working 90 hour weeks for crap pay to prove I deserved a better job. Video games are a luxury. Again, if you can't afford $130 per year, stop playing games and work on getting a better job. I know how you troll, but honestly, are you saying someone who can't afford $130/year should be wasting time on video games?

Edit: why am I arguing with a forum alt troll in the first place?


Although this can sound a bit harsh, I have to agree. If the cost of a sub is more then you can spare in a month then perhaps you should consider other activities with your time.

I think the Alpha clone state gives you everything you need to have fun. You will never be flying the big stuff but at least you can pretty much do most things in the game. If/when you want to explore further into the games depth then there are multiple avenues to become an Omega clone.

KaarBaak
Squirrel Team
#25 - 2017-06-06 12:21:20 UTC
Skarltar wrote:
Sonya Corvinus wrote:
Mr Epeen wrote:
Good grief!

Just once, I'd like to get through at least the first page before someone comes in to try and shame a curious new player into quitting before he even gets his foot in the door.

Plus, it's a lie. What the player with no class above is suggesting is that you pay for a yearly sub. That's actually $130.00.

OP, ignore him and any more like him that will pile on shortly. There are actually good people here that would love to give you advice and see you succeed. The status quo tards are few, but loud. They hate the idea of competition for their PVE playstyle.

Mr Epeen Cool


What's $130/12?

I spent years working 90 hour weeks for crap pay to prove I deserved a better job. Video games are a luxury. Again, if you can't afford $130 per year, stop playing games and work on getting a better job. I know how you troll, but honestly, are you saying someone who can't afford $130/year should be wasting time on video games?

Edit: why am I arguing with a forum alt troll in the first place?


Although this can sound a bit harsh, I have to agree. If the cost of a sub is more then you can spare in a month then perhaps you should consider other activities with your time.

I think the Alpha clone state gives you everything you need to have fun. You will never be flying the big stuff but at least you can pretty much do most things in the game. If/when you want to explore further into the games depth then there are multiple avenues to become an Omega clone.


The point he is making in this (and other threads) is that in order to get the game at that price, you must have $130 of expendable money in your bank account today. That kind of one-time expense can be costly, if you're living on a budget.

That said, I don't think the monthly rate is that much more expensive. Again, $20/mo for 10hrs/wk or 40/hrs of entertainment is a pretty good return on investment.

But quoting the annual rate as a monthly price is a bit of a marketing ploy and it's surprising that so many EvE players use that marketing as forum fodder.

KB

Dum Spiro Spero

Jenn aSide
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#26 - 2017-06-06 12:42:44 UTC
Mr Epeen wrote:
Sonya Corvinus wrote:
With respect, if you can't afford $10.95 per month, you shouldn't be playing video games in the first place.


Good grief!

Just once, I'd like to get through at least the first page before someone comes in to try and shame a curious new player into quitting before he even gets his foot in the door.

Plus, it's a lie. What the player with no class above is suggesting is that you pay for a yearly sub. That's actually $130.00.

OP, ignore him and any more like him that will pile on shortly. There are actually good people here that would love to give you advice and see you succeed. The status quo tards are few, but loud. They hate the idea of competition for their PVE playstyle.

Mr Epeen Cool


Ah crap Sonya, you done went and riled up the CuddleCrew again, don't you know that telling people how cheap EVE Online is (an average of 35 cents USD per day if you yearly sub) is mean and evil "shaming"? How DARE you suggest a person part with Three Dimes and a Nickle per day for 24 hours worth of virtual entertainment software access? WTF is wrong with you???

What should probably be suggested is Testosterone injections for members of the cuddle crew, might help them freak out less when grown folks are talking.
Jenn aSide
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#27 - 2017-06-06 12:56:52 UTC  |  Edited by: Jenn aSide
KaarBaak wrote:

The point he is making in this (and other threads) is that in order to get the game at that price, you must have $130 of expendable money in your bank account today. That kind of one-time expense can be costly, if you're living on a budget.

That said, I don't think the monthly rate is that much more expensive. Again, $20/mo for 10hrs/wk or 40/hrs of entertainment is a pretty good return on investment.

But quoting the annual rate as a monthly price is a bit of a marketing ploy and it's surprising that so many EvE players use that marketing as forum fodder.

KB


TBH I don't like quoting the yearly sub either, it' just opens up an opportunity for (cough) 'very sensitive' types to complain. Maybe Sonya could word it better also.

But are you suggest, EVE is cheap. It's most expensive option (ie buying 500 plex for 20 bucks and using that for your game time, which would be dumb but is still possible) comes out to like 66 cents USD per day.

The point is that any way you cut it, the full EVE online experience literally costs pennies per day and people acting like they need to sell some stocks and reconfigure their household finances in order to play this game (that is 100% not something that is essential) is freaking crazy.

Every time this nonsense discussion comes up I think about this comic that shows how stupid people can be about their precious pennies.
Blacknos Eullon
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#28 - 2017-06-18 17:17:03 UTC
wait wait he ask about f2p not about pay to gaining. This game is not at all benevolent to f2p. We are torpedo food. Idea

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Johan Civire
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#29 - 2017-06-18 17:33:25 UTC
f2p i do not even play this game any more i just read forums and read all those troll/funny stuff in general forum.

The reason why i do not play any more is way obvious for any one that`s now the history of eve.
Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#30 - 2017-06-18 17:44:00 UTC
xpl0de
Caldari State
#31 - 2017-06-19 05:36:45 UTC
OP you wont get nowhere on f2p. Dont bother trying to get a plex either you won't be able to afford those reliably for atleast a year in easily. Stop being a cheap ass and pay the sub obviously you have an interest in the game, why not give yourself a chance to grow in it? Its absolutely worth it.

-10.0 since the Womb

Aeryn Maricadie
Magister Mortalis.
#32 - 2017-06-19 08:02:24 UTC
Eve is a long term game, have patience. If you can't afford a sub now just train your character and play occasionally. SP gain takes place over years. You can have plenty of fun as an Alpha playing casually, though there will be many aspects you can't fully enjoy.

And honestly yes if you cannot afford a subscription, you probably do need to focus on real life. Once you get your finances in order you should know enough about the game to decide whether you want to commit to it.

If you do decide to commit, go ahead and do the 130/mo option. It saves you lots of time and money. You will waste far more of your time in game grinding for pled in game than out of game. For instance I make enough money for the year subscription from a single eight hour overtime shift as a low wage security guard. Not Even CCP Quant's legendary 260 tick super can come close to the amount of isk needed to plex a year. Plus I work graveyard shift so I can troll the forums at work. It's all about time management in game and out, maximize your enjoyment/grind ratio. Don't be one of those poor sods that turns EVE into a second job to meet their pled fixation.
Helt Anajkt
Doomheim
#33 - 2017-06-19 19:31:59 UTC
indeed..

dont cry, only buy a noctis
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