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How did you hear about eve? Which part of the game interested you?

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Arm of Coryphaeus
Villore Accords
#41 - 2013-08-21 17:50:03 UTC
Toshiro Hasegawa wrote:
I was playing Planetarion (web based mmo thing -- -- ) and one of the guys in the clan i was in told me about a game in production that would be like Elite in some ways. Anyhow that hooked me right in, having been a bit of an Elite addict in my youth, and i started reading up on this Eve Online thing. Spaceships, trade, space pirates, all in a graphical 3d MMO .. whats not to love. Within a few weeks, i had attended a Dev chat on IRC and everyone in the chat got into the Beta - was probably september 2002.

How many skill points do you have?
Toshiro Hasegawa
EVE University
Ivy League
#42 - 2013-08-21 18:06:31 UTC
not that many Big smile

taken years off the game. for example took 9 months off last year due to my first child being born. Many people who started years after me have wayyyyy more. To say nothing of my moratorium on implants, cross attribute training etc..

I am really a noob disguised as a vet. Blink

History is the study of change.

Arm of Coryphaeus
Villore Accords
#43 - 2013-08-21 18:50:12 UTC
Toshiro Hasegawa wrote:
not that many Big smile

taken years off the game. for example took 9 months off last year due to my first child being born. Many people who started years after me have wayyyyy more. To say nothing of my moratorium on implants, cross attribute training etc..

I am really a noob disguised as a vet. Blink

Not an acceptable answer! I must know the number! How else will I know if my epeen is bigger than yours!?! Blink

/end sarcasm
Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#44 - 2013-08-21 21:18:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Khergit Deserters
I was looking for an MMO with meaningful group vs. group competition. Where you could test your skills at gathering teammates, building a cohesive group, and do diplomacy and/or warfare against other groups. And try to be a pixel Genghis Khan, organizing the tribe, welding it to other tribes, and eventually creating an empire. I actually wanted a medieval or tribal setting, not spaceships. But after reading reviews of many, many MMOs, EVE looked like the only one with a real group vs. group PVP sandbox.

After I joined, I was pretty bummed to learn about Goonswarm. Because they'd built a huge group from outside the game, (via the Something Awful forums). Meta-game blob from the outside, the total antithesis of my idea of having to build a group from inside the game, one player at a time. That was back in 2008, MMOs were still pretty young, I was naive. Smile But whatever, I'm still here.
Impreza Yatolila
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#45 - 2013-08-21 21:59:53 UTC
I'm a long time MMO player and I first heard of EVE back in 2011. However my computer back then was complete garbage so I couldn't play.

Jumping to November 2012 I had remembered about EVE and instantly made an account. I was just taken in by the videos of the game, even playing other MMO's I still heard talk of EVE all over the place.

This has to be the best game on the computer I've played period. No other game simply matches it's complexity, depth and scale.

Tiberians Briana
House of Tea
#46 - 2013-08-26 07:41:12 UTC
I heard about Eve from people, in another mmo i played (SWG). Never took much interest in what this game was about until i started hearing about the large scale space battles through the news on tv. Played last year for a couple of months.

Anyways, i have recently, (in the last couple of weeks in fact) started playing again. I do enjoy the depth of this game, and the fact that as a community we are not spoon feed content, like the vast majority of other mmo's currently on the market atm. I do like that we can play this game at our own pace, without having to worry about "falling behind" if we are not onl ine for several weeks at a time.

I have been playing mmo's for the best part of 11 years. More and more i am finding that i do not have the patience, and time for theme based games like wow, eq2, Tor, etc. hmprh, anyways thats me 5 cents worth.

More pew pew for your pew means, less QQ for you pew!

Darek Castigatus
Immortalis Inc.
Shadow Cartel
#47 - 2013-08-26 20:13:03 UTC
Friend mentioned it to me back in 2007 then invited me to join his corp a couple of weeks after i started. Six years later im still here, although I have taken a couple of breaks for various reasons, and still in the same corp.

Pirates - The Invisible Fist of Darwin

you're welcome

Skurja Volpar
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#48 - 2013-08-28 10:16:55 UTC  |  Edited by: Skurja Volpar
I watched Yahtzee/Zero Punctuation's scathing review of EvE. Although he described as a pointless boring waste of time, the concept of an "online internet spaceships in space mmo" sounded really interesting and made my first character in 08.

Lasted about 6 months, ran missions, didnt pvp, eventually sold all my space assets for the tier 1 mining barge which made me less money than running lvl1s, and in the spirit of a true noob, I quit and went back to wow.

But that game was rapidly loosing it's grip on me, and haunting memories of sandbox spaceships kept coming back to me, and so in jan '11, with my wow guild dieing, I bailed, resubbed to eve, biomassed my old mistakes and never looked back (extended breaks and periods of asocial behavior notwithstanding).

So I guess all publicity is good publicity.
Praxis Ginimic
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#49 - 2013-08-28 14:48:16 UTC
I was never much of a pc gamer, not much of a gamer at really. Then one day my wife brought home a stack of free trial codes for WoW. I played one of them and thought "that was alright but there's no way in hell I'm going to pay for it". It did get my interest though.

So I hunted around for an F2P and finally came across Battlestar Galactica Online. It was fun as hell and free but it generally sucked in way too many aspects. The devs seemed to have forgotten about it altogether. I was on the forums one day complainingabout just that when ssomeone responds with "hey man, it's free! If you want a game that doesn't suck then pay a script for Eve."

I was the first I had heard of it and I did want game that didn't suck so I cranked up the free trial expecting another, less crappy, top down space shooter... The character creation screen was more intense than all of BGO!

I sub'd my acct the next day and haven't even though about playing another game since.
Fomol620 BrewGuard
The Northerners
Northern Coalition.
#50 - 2013-09-03 18:15:09 UTC
i really dont like MMO's. especially fantasy ones. where i grew up, if you did not want to be an outcast, you would not play games like WOW and you would not wear native american themes T-shirts, or Anime themes T-shirts. so i never got into any MMO's as they were all pretty much fantasy.

my friend and I were looking for a game that we could play together. First we got into Battle Star Galactica Online (BSGO), but that got real boring, real quick. We then got into PlantSide 2 (PS2). We like FPS and all (we used to be big into BF2 back in the day), but we always wanted a Space Sim that we could really invest some time into.

Thats when i heard about that giant battle in 6VDT-H of over 4000+ players. that when i started to look into EVE for real. At the same time i learned about Star Citizen. initially i got excited for SC first, but realized it was a long time before i could play it. that when i started seeing comments about EVE. i discovered the giant battle and told my buddy about it. initially i did not like the idea of a subscription based game. i honestly, really, truthfully, do not like paying for games ( i have enough bills as it is), But EVE just pulled me in. At times, yes, it can be overwhelming and daunting, almost to a discouraging level. However, it is that same daunting feeling that somehow keeps me still in the game. its like when you were a child and your parents told you that you could do anything, be anything, go anywhere. that scary feeling of possibility. the possibility to become everything. the possibility to lose everything.
Fomol620 BrewGuard
The Northerners
Northern Coalition.
#51 - 2013-09-04 14:28:29 UTC
i would like to now a fully paid member! WooHoo!!
Arm of Coryphaeus
Villore Accords
#52 - 2013-09-04 15:46:07 UTC
Congrats! Welcome to the cold, harsh, imaginary world that is Eve! =)
Fomol620 BrewGuard
The Northerners
Northern Coalition.
#53 - 2013-09-04 16:19:31 UTC
yea im still a bit lost, but that was expected. after i finish all of the career tutorials i plan on joining on SOE for some PvE and PvP tutorials...then i plan on joining EVE University...hope all goes well
Inxentas Ultramar
Orde van Oranje Nassau
The Watchmen.
#54 - 2013-09-06 08:17:52 UTC
I knew Eve Online existed since it's inception but I was always very wary of MMO's, most of them have an interesting premise but in reality are just a pointless grind. Turns out Eve isn't your typical MMO as I hear collegues of mine discuss the game 2 years back. I got interested, started a trial and got hooked. I too had a low for a couple of months but came back with a vengeance; I've have been here ever since on an annual sub. The main draw for me was the unforgiving and harsh nature of the game. I enjoy games that offer (intellectual, not twitch) challenge.
Kitty Bear
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#55 - 2013-09-06 11:32:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Kitty Bear
I came to eve from Anarchy Online, so word of mouth referral through an online aquaintance.

it's the sci-fi theme and the skill based progression that I like most about eve
I really, really dislike the whole Race X can only be Profession Y, Profession Y can only use these Level Locked weapons progression paths of other MMO's, which is kinda odd considering my rpg gaming roots Blink
Samuel Triptee
Dream Endeavor
Mildy Unprofessional
#56 - 2013-09-06 19:09:45 UTC
I had played a couple of other games and found that as long as you spent real money, or lots of time, you could succeed. I had seen ads for EVE a few years ago and it looked too involved for the time I had available.

Eventually I found that EVE presented the most level playing ground of all the games. Someone with limited time and funds could compete with anybody in the game.

While playing on the trial account I showed my missus. We both enjoyed the visuals as well as the music. I'm hoping to get her into the game eventually.

So, now I've been playing for 6 months. I've spent some time trying different aspects of EVE and have been living in null sec long enough to have fought in the "Fountain War".

Looking forward to a long EVE career.

Have You Hugged Your Frigate Today?

Hacklespur Harrowhound
The Abdication Corporation
#57 - 2013-09-08 14:46:04 UTC
I don't remember where the balls the advertisement was, but Trinity had just came out so the marketing department was in full swing from CCP to showcase "ZOMG LOOK GAIS, SHINY GRAFIX". I knew absolutely nothing about EVE other than the fact that the Raven pictured looked awesome. Little did I know EVE was the most convoluted, biggest, most engaging and rewarding MMO I had ever come across. I started up a free trial and was hooked. Unfortunately my wallet was not in the same boat, so I stopped after the trial was up. Looking back at that time, I really didn't hear about any of the "usual" things that hook people. I knew nothing about null and the huge fights, the incredibly complicated corporate espionage, etc.

Fast forward to late in Dominion when sitting around one day, for no real reason, I go; "OH YEAH, EVE!" Thankfully, with my wallet more agreeable to a subscription based pay schedule, I was in it for the long haul.

It's laughable now (sorry CCP) but about 2 weeks after I started again, Tyrannis came out, and it was PI that was the main cause of me getting 3 of my real life friends into the game and starting my corp. I showed them how you could harvest resources from the thousands of planets in EVE's thousands of systems, and at the time it really struck a chord with them. Now of course PI is not that engaging, but I can still see why it would be representative of the awesomeness of EVE Online.

Years later, another account, wormhole life, highsec mission runner life, nullsec leadership/combat/sov ownership, hundreds of new friends and a few new enemies, millions of skillpoints, and hours of life vampired by CCP, I have no regrets and I'm glad I found EVE. Even convinced the girlfriend to get an account.
Tibas Oramara
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#58 - 2013-09-08 22:52:06 UTC
I read about Faction Warfare, and have played off and on since Trinity. I wanted to try EVE again, so I grabbed a trial and then learned FW is one of many things restricted to a sub. I don't understand all of these things being restricted, and have no interest in running level 1 or 2 missions, or mining. So I haven't bothered undocking and this trial runs out in a few hours. From what I've read, FW is a good means of pewing and making isk for more pew. However, I don't like subbing to try things out. That's what trials are supposed to be for, especially in a game as big as EVE.
John 2557
#59 - 2013-09-15 22:11:59 UTC  |  Edited by: John 2557
I like Sci Fi so the beautiful graphic is the first thing attracted me. I want find some online game can play for a long time and worth spend time on it so Eve obviously is one of the top mmo Sci Fi MMO.

When I first time play the game the best is create your own avatar, I really like the details, maybe someone just don't care it at all, they just want to as soon as possible jump to the game therefore the avatar process maybe spend too much time to challenge their patience. But for me, that just suck a joy, because it was the time you are creating new life ready into space, you got take care of it and respectful enough.

Then I feel so frustrated when you really play the game it is so slow and bored, maybe because it is just totally different with other game the pve just bored to dad. I don't if anyone had same experience like me, sometime I even spend more time to read forums than really play the game.

For a while I left and back, there is no game just keep stick on it, maybe just because I love Sci Fi, I try to X3 but I uninstall it eventually.

Maybe the most exciting thing happened to me is when I was first time trading. I earned first big isk, wow that is so great. I saw a YouTube about a lady got her first Million she was happy to crazy, I was pretty much like that you want to jump and screaming lol.

I am very glad we can walk to station, but CCP seems doing nothing more than that, and those virtual stuffs are too expensive, but since they are noble style, it makes sense, please make them really have noble value then. Just don't affect to the game all will acceptable. Yes I join to protest to shoot in Jita too, thousands there and traffic lol.

There more space game come out soon like star citizen, it seems awesome, but it high computer to run the game, can't imagine if star citizen run on lower computer, that will be a disaster time. But at this point EVE did amazing job, I heard in the future Eve will playable on tablets and smart phones, I hope that is a right track, and don't sacrifice the graphic.

Also the sound system, I am very glad CCP finally realize how powerful the better sound system is. Could you imagine a great movie without great background
sounding. In the Sci Fi the surrounding sound system even more important. Ccp really should nail the graphic and sound system.

Make EVE more real!
Steel Olgidar
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#60 - 2013-09-17 22:22:04 UTC
This game....Okay indulge me while I preface the short, insane slide into the abyss of Eve Online.
I am a console gamer, always have been and to this day I prefer some sticks and buttons to a keyboard and mouse.
I never played an MMO until this game. I have always kind of hated them as I never liked the gimmicky ways you were allowed to interact with your fellow players.

That being said I first read about Eve earlier this year in Game Informer. There was a brief article about some guy who had started a huge war because he screwed up. The first thing I thought was, " A game where mistakes matter?". Most games don't let you screw the pooch in such awesome ways. I started reading more about the game, and started lurking here on the forums.
I convinced two friends to get in on the trial and we set up shop. I'm very new to this world still but I feel like Eve is the game I've waited a long time for. I never had the means to be a pc gamer and well when Eve came out 10 years ago I was out of touch with the rest of the world.
The world in Eve is everything I hoped for and more. The thrill of PvP gets my adrenaline flowing every time.
One thing I don't get though is the fear people having of losing a ship or clone, ffs we are immortals! It's not the isk or the sp that makes Eve Eve, it is us the players shaping it every moment with our actions and reactions. It's our universe to play in, fight in and enjoy participating in.
I could go on but I feel like i already crossed the tl;dr line.

There are only three things worth nothing in Eve; ISK; Skill Points and Getting Blown up. Once you learn this, the universe truly sets you free.