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My friends are too stupid for this game

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Dr Bluntman
Black Wind.
#1 - 2014-08-25 17:14:04 UTC
I introduced several friends to EVE Online. They loved it at first. They loved it up until they realized the game doesn't spoonfeed you things to do, and then they all ended up going back to WoW for those flying mounts and to repeat the same exact dungeon instances over and over again.

Pretty sad. I need friends that know how to HTFU.

How the hell do you get people to play this game and stick with it? Not being elitist, but this game seems to only appeal to people who enjoy carving their own path.
Abrazzar
Vardaugas Family
#2 - 2014-08-25 17:15:00 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#3 - 2014-08-25 17:15:34 UTC
Dr Bluntman wrote:
I introduced several friends to EVE Online. They loved it at first. They loved it up until they realized the game doesn't spoonfeed you things to do, and then they all ended up going back to WoW for those flying mounts and to repeat the same exact dungeon instances over and over again.

Pretty sad. I need friends that know how to HTFU.

How the hell do you get people to play this game and stick with it? Not being elitist, but this game seems to only appeal to people who enjoy carving their own path.

Yes, exactly....what's the problem again?
Eternus8lux8lucis
Duckzer Mining Corporation
RAZOR Alliance
#4 - 2014-08-25 17:17:19 UTC
Who you have for friends says a lot about you too you know.Twisted

Have you heard anything I've said?

You said it's all circling the drain, the whole universe. Right?

That's right.

Had to end sometime.

Jake Warbird
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2014-08-25 17:18:03 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
Dr Bluntman wrote:
I introduced several friends to EVE Online. They loved it at first. They loved it up until they realized the game doesn't spoonfeed you things to do, and then they all ended up going back to WoW for those flying mounts and to repeat the same exact dungeon instances over and over again.

Pretty sad. I need friends that know how to HTFU.

How the hell do you get people to play this game and stick with it? Not being elitist, but this game seems to only appeal to people who enjoy carving their own path.

Yes, exactly....what's the problem again?

Well, apparently this is somehow an 'Eve is dying' thread.
Dr Bluntman
Black Wind.
#6 - 2014-08-25 17:19:10 UTC
Not an EVE Is dying thread at all. Reading comprehension people!
Paranoid Loyd
#7 - 2014-08-25 17:25:30 UTC
Have them try Sativa instead of Indica

"There is only one authority in this game, and that my friend is violence. The supreme authority upon which all other authority is derived." ISD Max Trix

Fix the Prospect!

Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#8 - 2014-08-25 17:26:42 UTC
Dr Bluntman wrote:
Not an EVE Is dying thread at all. Reading comprehension people!

I got it don't worry,
Eve deliberately excludes the stupid and the weak willied.
Don't take it to hard (lol).
Oliver Delorean
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2014-08-25 17:27:35 UTC
I know what u mean, I also don't understand people who play WoW, but people like different games, different beer, different everything...


Best solution is: Find some friends in the game!
Raviel Oxidans
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#10 - 2014-08-25 17:28:16 UTC
My friends barely play candy crush and all that crap, at least my brother plays Eve when i introduced him into the game.


I got into this game because the pvp, maybe you should look for people with interests focused into the diferent aspects of this game.
Obsidian Hawk
RONA Midgard Academy
RONA Directorate
#11 - 2014-08-25 17:33:52 UTC
Remind them that they havent had any new raids in nearly a year now.

Why Can't I have a picture signature.

Also please support graphical immersion, bring back the art that brought people to EvE online originaly.

Metalcali
#12 - 2014-08-25 17:35:41 UTC
Mine left due to the skill training and combat not being as simple. They comment how they hate that skills take months to train or how you can't get kills without blobbing people. There is one that loves to complain saying you will never kill another player who has X amount of sp because they will be better than you from the start. When it comes to enjoying EVE, I'm sadly alone in that no other friends play, corp wise I'm quite happy.
De'Veldrin
Adversity.
Psychotic Tendencies.
#13 - 2014-08-25 17:37:13 UTC
Tell them we have purple gear too, and if they work really hard, once they have it, they will be able to do the end game content against the Goons.

De'Veldrin's Corollary (to Malcanis' Law): Any idea that seeks to limit the ability of a large nullsec bloc to do something in the name of allowing more small groups into sov null will inevitably make it that much harder for small groups to enter sov null.

Jenn aSide
Worthless Carebears
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#14 - 2014-08-25 17:42:39 UTC
Dr Bluntman wrote:
I introduced several friends to EVE Online. They loved it at first. They loved it up until they realized the game doesn't spoonfeed you things to do, and then they all ended up going back to WoW for those flying mounts and to repeat the same exact dungeon instances over and over again.

Pretty sad. I need friends that know how to HTFU.

How the hell do you get people to play this game and stick with it? Not being elitist, but this game seems to only appeal to people who enjoy carving their own path.


The bolded sentence is two things:

#1. The Truth

#2. The reason why you need better friends

Big smile
Jake Warbird
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#15 - 2014-08-25 17:44:14 UTC
Dr Bluntman wrote:
Not an EVE Is dying thread at all. Reading comprehension people!

Reminds me... We need a sarcasm emoticon.
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#16 - 2014-08-25 17:53:20 UTC  |  Edited by: Ralph King-Griffin
Jake Warbird wrote:
Dr Bluntman wrote:
Not an EVE Is dying thread at all. Reading comprehension people!

Reminds me... We need a sarcasm emoticon.

We need a sarcasm font in all honesty.

Though I'll say, there's the additional risk that if your friends did take to eve, they could have been bears, or worse.....miners Shocked
Xercodo
Cruor Angelicus
#17 - 2014-08-25 18:15:15 UTC
I say simply give them the lore and then point them in a direction relevant to their interests.

Also having a proper teacher to help them learn stuff helps keep it from being too overwhelming.

The Drake is a Lie

Charax Bouclier
Silvershield Universal
#18 - 2014-08-25 18:20:08 UTC
Honestly, I like that EVE doesn't appeal to the general sludge. OK, so I won't be playing with most of my WoW internet friends anymore. Oh well. I'm sure there are a bunch of fine people to meet here.

As a new player, I am happy to set my modest goals for myself as opposed to worrying about where the eight year vets are at. Maybe I am not maximizing my ISK/hour or fitting my ships perfectly at the get go. Who cares. It's fun to gradually get more knowledgable and better at something.

Jur Tissant
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2014-08-25 18:20:48 UTC
Dr Bluntman wrote:
then they all ended up going back to WoW for those flying mounts and to repeat the same exact dungeon instances over and over again.


The (not so) small set of instances which WoW players run every day beats EVE's boring mission grind hands-down. WoW PVE is a mile ahead of EVE's.

This is a sandbox game. There's nothing wrong with wanting a game with more direction or a clearer path of progression. There's nothing wrong with not liking a game and it certainly doesn't make you "stupid".
Spurty
#20 - 2014-08-25 18:24:53 UTC
You're in the correct place to upgrade your friends.

"Birds of a feather, flock together"

or just "Wallys of this World, Play Warcraft in that World"

There are good ships,

And wood ships,

And ships that sail the sea

But the best ships are Spaceships

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