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supper limited account for EVE online (as "Free to Play" ish)

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Callic Veratar
#21 - 2012-04-26 17:28:50 UTC
I much prefer the pathfinder online method of F2P (look it up if you want a fantasy style eve). Anyone can play as much as they want for free, but they cannot to training skill. In addition to some other, as of yet, unannounced benefits.

To train skills in PO, you need to buy training clearance (essentially a plex) from other players. You can use cash to buy the training clearance, or just subscribe directly.

This is the only reasonable way I can see F2P working.
Di Mulle
#22 - 2012-04-26 17:50:16 UTC
Say, the proposeal would be implemented.

What for I would want to play in that F2P mode at all ? When a trial account is much better ?
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Velicitia
XS Tech
#23 - 2012-04-26 18:22:03 UTC
o_O holy necro'd thread batman!

... can we let this die (again) please?

One of the bitter points of a good bittervet is the realisation that all those SP don't really do much, and that the newbie is having much more fun with what little he has. - Tippia

mxzf
Shovel Bros
#24 - 2012-04-26 19:17:06 UTC
Callic Veratar wrote:
I much prefer the pathfinder online method of F2P (look it up if you want a fantasy style eve). Anyone can play as much as they want for free, but they cannot to training skill. In addition to some other, as of yet, unannounced benefits.

To train skills in PO, you need to buy training clearance (essentially a plex) from other players. You can use cash to buy the training clearance, or just subscribe directly.

This is the only reasonable way I can see F2P working.


That would be a horrible system for Eve. People would simply leave their cyno, market, hauling, research, etc alts in F2P mode and use them completely for free.
Buzzy Warstl
Quantum Flux Foundry
#25 - 2012-04-26 21:07:03 UTC
Should CCP ever decide they want to allow permanent F2P access, there has been a somewhat successful path blazed by other games:

If you couldn't do it on a trial account you can't do it on a F2P account, even if you have the skills and equipment to do so.
So no long-term F2P players in mining barges, no F2P cyno alts, no F2P freighter pilots.

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Ai Shun
#26 - 2012-04-26 22:23:11 UTC
Vertisce Soritenshi wrote:
Yes...a F2P model that acts as an extended trial is a great idea. This is the best way to get more players into the game. EvE is NOT the kind of game that you can do a 14, 21 or 60 day trial on and expect people to get it right away. An F2P model of some sort would alleviate this and the OP's way of doing it is sound.

If you didn't bother to read his post and misinterpreted something then you are an idiot and should read his post. If you can't think of a reason as to why to do a F2P model then you need to try thinking.


The problem the OP is trying to fix is:

(a) His friend was not interested enough in playing EVE
(b) The OP did not arrange a convenient time where he could help his friend

This is not something that can be fixed by creating a morass of rules and complex interactions. A better option might be to have a free trial that counts time logged in for 14 days, instead of 14 calendar days.
Liliana Rahl
Remote Soviet Industries
Insidious Empire
#27 - 2012-04-26 22:41:07 UTC
I haven't paid for eve in years.
Quesa
Macabre Votum
Northern Coalition.
#28 - 2012-04-27 04:23:23 UTC
This game can be f2p, provided you earn enough ISK to purchase a plex.
Madlof Chev
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#29 - 2012-04-27 18:56:14 UTC
simukz wrote:
I have written an API web app that helps me track of skill Q and I see if he is training something or not and i kept bugging him (txt/call/skype) to add skills or give me his password so at least i could add skills for him.

maybe he just did not care enough about the game to begin with...

and he knew how to add skills...


So you wanted to break the EULA and log into his account. Cool story bro.
simukz
#30 - 2012-04-28 03:37:14 UTC  |  Edited by: simukz
wow ppl are incapable of reading...


SKILLS are limited to level 2 and 3.....
cyno skill will obviously would not be able to train...
you cant place market orders, nor you can see details how is that a market alt?

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simukz
#31 - 2012-04-28 03:55:09 UTC
Madlof Chev wrote:
simukz wrote:
I have written an API web app that helps me track of skill Q and I see if he is training something or not and i kept bugging him (txt/call/skype) to add skills or give me his password so at least i could add skills for him.

maybe he just did not care enough about the game to begin with...

and he knew how to add skills...


So you wanted to break the EULA and log into his account. Cool story bro.


got a better way of doing it? and FYI loads of players do this, specially when your corp m8 is away from internet connection for a month....

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