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"Why should you play EVE Online?"

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Kira Kaliandra
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#1 - 2015-11-27 05:05:48 UTC
Long story short,

I'm on a mission, a mission of peace and ...

I said short story, so, I've got a friend who likes games such as EVE but for some reason he doesnt want to at least try this.

I want to convince him to give it a shot (i do think he will like it) but my usual attempts have failed so far!


Look at the title, read it and tell me, why should he play eve online? Maybe with your help ill manage to "recruit" him to the dark side.
Zerinia
Lom Corporation
#2 - 2015-11-27 05:27:17 UTC
Kira Kaliandra wrote:
Long story short,

I'm on a mission, a mission of peace and ...

I said short story, so, I've got a friend who likes games such as EVE but for some reason he doesnt want to at least try this.

I want to convince him to give it a shot (i do think he will like it) but my usual attempts have failed so far!


Look at the title, read it and tell me, why should he play eve online? Maybe with your help ill manage to "recruit" him to the dark side.

Same situation w/ a friend of mine. Game crashed twice before he could finish character creation. He never came back. I think he dodged a bullet.
Ranzabar
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2015-11-27 06:11:13 UTC
You have to be a special kind of lunatic to get into Eve. I fully qualify. Maybe he's sane?

Abide

Markus Reese
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#4 - 2015-11-27 06:28:04 UTC
Plain and simple, eve is a social game.

It is a game that you can just sit down, and do stuff with friends in game or ones you know in real life. It's pace is set by you, it's victories are set by you. So why play eve? Cause you can play it your way. It is a social game.

Eve has it's flaws, but with the sheer level of changing and updates, it is getting very good and for the better. The tough part is integrating the new play with old veterans and opening it up more to having a stream of new players entering the fold.

To quote Lfod Shi

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

ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
#5 - 2015-11-27 06:39:19 UTC  |  Edited by: ShahFluffers
"Have you ever teamed up with someone and wanted to stab them in-game after 5 minutes? EVE Online will let you do that... one way or another."

"Tired of 'twitch games'? Want to beat people into frothing fits of angst with nothing more than your cunning? Try EVE Online today! Learn how the game works and use it against people!"

"Tired of contemporary games where one level 100 player can nuke one hundred level 1 players? Try EVE online! Get a bunch of friends and swarm that ******* in the shinies, zergling style!!"

"Want to play a game where there are multiple avenues to avoid grinding? Strap on a bannana hammock and give EVE Online a try tonight! T'ain't no rules sayin ya can't shake a lil somethan' an git slipped a lil sumptin back!"

"Tired of two-dimensional games where everyone is the 'hero' and on a never ending quest to save your girlfriend? Try EVE Online; the ultimate multi-faceted economic war simulator rat-race! You build to destroy, you destroy to build, you build to harvest, you harvest to build, and you build some more, and then destroy everyone else's efforts to build before they do it to you!!"

"Strap yourself into a frigate you piece of amphibian **** and LET ME SEE YOUR WAR FACE!!"
Johan Civire
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#6 - 2015-11-27 07:04:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Johan Civire
Kira Kaliandra wrote:
Long story short,

I'm on a mission, a mission of peace and ...

I said short story, so, I've got a friend who likes games such as EVE but for some reason he doesnt want to at least try this.

I want to convince him to give it a shot (i do think he will like it) but my usual attempts have failed so far!


Look at the title, read it and tell me, why should he play eve online? Maybe with your help ill manage to "recruit" him to the dark side.


I guess if you fit his ship stay at high sec you tank and he do dps i think he will like it. Some friends found that to. The got bored pretty fast in eve. So i`m alone again. I guess eve is not for every one most people want 24/7 adrenaline rush but i do not.

If he wants trill than this game is not his cup of tea. He wants a relaxes and very deep game play with allot of uhm "surprises" than this is the game. And he needs to love space or this will just not cut it.

A few answer and question will help to. My wife got she hates the game but she loves the marketing -_-" so yeah, you got my drift there? Now she do all the transaction (contracts and that kind of stuff) will i do the pve lp farmings and other stuff.
Yang Aurilen
The Mjolnir Bloc
Templis CALSF
#7 - 2015-11-27 07:05:16 UTC
ShahFluffers wrote:

"Tired of two-dimensional games where everyone is the 'hero' and on a never ending quest to save your girlfriend?


Damsel in Distress says SAVE ME! SAVE ME! Apply now to your nearest agent to save the Damsel in Distress.

Post with your NPC alt main and not your main main alt!

Kaybella Hakaari
State War Academy
Caldari State
#8 - 2015-11-27 07:10:33 UTC
In EVE, you get to make the damsel's distress even more acute if you want to.

Or be the damsel and shoot the guy who thinks you need rescuing, that works too.
Tiddle Jr
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2015-11-27 08:53:34 UTC
Space dictator, Dramma's Queen, Trolliing, Scamming, Smack talking, Sociopathism, Giving multiple foucks, Sheeting out into other faces...

I would personally recommend your friend go start this game flying with goons. He will be good after sometimes.

"The message is that there are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know" - CCP

Robert Warner
Back Door Burglars
#10 - 2015-11-27 10:57:17 UTC
Kira Kaliandra wrote:
Long story short,

I'm on a mission, a mission of peace and ...

I said short story, so, I've got a friend who likes games such as EVE but for some reason he doesnt want to at least try this.

I want to convince him to give it a shot (i do think he will like it) but my usual attempts have failed so far!


Look at the title, read it and tell me, why should he play eve online? Maybe with your help ill manage to "recruit" him to the dark side.



Your friend should play EVE because it's the most cutthroat, anarchistic political power play roller coaster out there! EVE favours the smart, the sneaky, the organised and the charismatic. It gives us a free universe to be who we want to be and the opportunity to learn about how we respond to the actions of others in a lawless society.

Eve teaches us about how humans respond in a dystopia where we all are invincible and primal desires such as greed and power are the aspirations of the masses, achieved through competing, forming uneasy alliances, subterfuge and economics.

Eve is an MMO unlike any other: a universe where the fittest survive and flourish. The meek must overcome their inhibitions to become strong, or forever be consigned to a life of servitude or exile.

p.s. This coffee is really good!
Bastion Arzi
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#11 - 2015-11-27 11:16:52 UTC
does ur friend know how frakin awesome it is when scouts are reporting intel over comms and u and ur compadres co-ordinate and organise a gang on a ship or another gang.

such a satisfying pop when they go down. ice cream on top if u get the pod.

does ur friend know the feeling of ur heart beat becoming an audible sound in ur ears as u punch a plex gate wondering how ur target is fit.

does ur friend know how awesome it is when the spoils of ur pvp fund more pvp?

does ur friend know the awesomeness of being hunted but being too on the ball for ur enemy to catch u.

does ur friend know how awesome it is when u land a massive bump on a target so it cant get back to gate or dock?

there is so much to learn and do in eve. i cant recommend the game enough.

yesterday i learned that u can redeem items from in game without having to quit out to the log in screen. Little tidbits of info like this i come across frequently.

as i said before so much to learn and do.

/taken from one of my previous posts. i know. but seems to fit here well so.
Avvy
Doomheim
#12 - 2015-11-27 11:35:39 UTC
Johan Civire wrote:
. And he needs to love space or this will just not cut it.


I think a lot of players still prefer a character rather than just a ship (which doesn't even stay constant), I generally prefer melee weapons in hand. Although you could say the ships are the armor, but the combat is all range, either short or long.

Although, I do tend to prefer sandbox type games, but these seem to be limited. Problem with a lot of MMO's (from my perspective) is they're going more and more theme park, so getting less attractive.
Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#13 - 2015-11-27 12:18:22 UTC
This is one of the few games that allows for a predator role.

Come hunt your fellow man.
Bumblefck
Kerensky Initiatives
#14 - 2015-11-27 13:17:06 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
This is one of the few games that allows for a predator role.

Come hunt your fellow man.



"He was after the most challenging prey of all...MAN"

Perfection is a dish best served like wasabi .

Bumble's Space Log

Indahmawar Fazmarai
#15 - 2015-11-27 13:58:34 UTC
If he's a friend, why do you want him to play EVE? Shocked
Otso Bakarti
Doomheim
#16 - 2015-11-27 20:11:36 UTC  |  Edited by: Otso Bakarti
Unfortunately, EVE has a well-earned reputation as a place where only unscrupulous gankers have a hope to succeed, and no one is eager to run in here and be victimized by people better equipped with nothing better to do than to brutalize and rob them for lulz. That's the nature of "enlightened self interest" or what gankers like to call "risk aversity" (ROFL, that still slays me, risk aversity, someone's brain was on overtime to dream that one up.)

Anyway. The other two complaints are it's believed to be a "spreadsheet" game, which is really few people's idea of fun, and to crown the cupcake, it's "boring." I've heard all three of these, however, where the last two used to be the only reasons, now the first one has taken a tremendous lead - I'm not paying to be someone else's whipping boy.

CCP seems to be fine with its income, so it's doubtful their leaning toward a thin minority's LOUD screeching about so-called PvP (but actually ganking) will ever be changed. Therefore the set of reasons "most" people avoid this game will remain the same. Eventually, however, the fact its software is antiquated is going to pick up steam - pardon the pun.

This isn't so difficult to understand, is it - I know the gankers have it in their interest to claim it IS, but we all (being HONEST about it) know better. Cool

May the spew begin.

There just isn't anything that can be said!

Bastion Arzi
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#17 - 2015-11-27 20:17:42 UTC
i got 4 solo kills today and i didnt get ganked.

though i did check dscan at some point during most the engagements.

lost packet
Alpha Flight
Almost Broken
#18 - 2015-11-27 21:01:20 UTC
Kira Kaliandra wrote:

I said short story, so, I've got a friend who likes games such as EVE but for some reason he doesnt want to at least try this.


There are other games like EVE? Wait, someone told me EVE is real? Thought it was CCP tbh.

Doesn't sound like he actually likes games like EVE does it?
Verana Elspeth
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#19 - 2015-11-27 22:13:19 UTC
He should play EVE Online so that he can bare witness to the glorious CODE \o/
Dibz
Doomheim
#20 - 2015-11-28 00:17:37 UTC
I've asked myself that a couple of times since I've been playing Fallout 4... and to be honest I couldn't come up with an answer Straight
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