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Playing on limited time/ Older gamers. How do you play??

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Carrie-Anne Moss
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#21 - 2015-07-28 01:21:06 UTC
Suicide Gank
Velarra
#22 - 2015-07-28 02:25:58 UTC
Clicked on thread link wondering if you were referring to players with a few years left in the game...

'Realized it wasn't that cold and dark a thread.
Omar Alharazaad
New Eden Tech Support
#23 - 2015-07-28 02:35:23 UTC
Get home from work, crack open a beer.
Check up on current wars.
Open a beer.
Chatter with anyone else who's awake on comms.
Open a beer.
Have a smoke.
Look for people to shoot.
Open a beer.
Do bloody murder when I find them.
Open a beer.
Do more murder if targets still available.
Open a beer.
If not, mess around with ship fitting for a while.
Log off once beer is gone.

Come hell or high water, this sick world will know I was here.

Michael Ruckert
Hohere Kavallerie-Kommando
#24 - 2015-07-28 04:01:25 UTC
Define "older gamers".

Bunch of whiney "young" whippersnappers posting here! P

"No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

Doctor Knuckles
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#25 - 2015-07-28 07:35:10 UTC
33, working like a beast.

I'm in low sec, in a great corp operating in FW. I play any amount of time between 1 and 3-3something hours in the evening, if at all, i can go a week without logging on. The area suits my playstyle perfectly, i can roam solo and fight fights, i can get into a gang and go look for trouble, or if there's a proper fleet up it' usually doesn't last past my bedtime.

Main problem to be honest is ISK, i have the means to raise it (incursion alt) but with the limited free time i usually end up going out to PvP rather than spend time replenishing my funds, so from time to time i gotta buy a plex. FW isk raising is so mind numbingly boring i just don't give a ****, and pretty much all the LPs i rack up are from kills
Webvan
All Kill No Skill
#26 - 2015-07-28 07:50:26 UTC
Powered by:
Beer inside.

I'm in it for the money

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F12

Ima Wreckyou
The Conference Elite
Safety.
#27 - 2015-07-28 07:51:24 UTC
Carrie-Anne Moss wrote:
Suicide Gank

Indeed, suicide ganking is quite nice if you have limited time to play. There are always targets around. Just login and dunk some miners and quit again whenever you want. If you have enough time, maybe join a fleet and dunk some big stuff.
vccv
#28 - 2015-07-28 08:12:25 UTC
Same as others.

Beer
Fitting
Beer
Roaming
Beer
Dying
Beer
Trading
Beer
Refitting
Log off.

Ganking bears just seems boring to me. I prefer my video games to have some form of challenge.
Karl Jerr
Herzack Unit
#29 - 2015-07-28 11:16:43 UTC
Mostly exploration, which you can do with limited time, also Pve.
Since I also treat Eve like a multiplayer management game, I like to manage my little corp and do industry for fun + some (failed) trade Pvp Lol

for a passive income, independent of your game time, PI is also perfect. Not a staggering amount of isk, but like someone said; it isn't a race.

FI: I can only play about 1-2hrs on the week and 2 hours the weekend.
Kaivar Lancer
Doomheim
#30 - 2015-07-28 11:23:55 UTC
Solo low-sec seems to be casual-friendly. If you're after ISKies, just rat in belts and warp out whenever you want. The money's comparable to running Level 4s, especially from dropped security tags.

For solo fights, if you're a pirate, hang around the FW systems and you can usually find a fight within 15 minutes.
Wacktopia
State War Academy
Caldari State
#31 - 2015-07-28 13:43:11 UTC
Find people similar to yourself who understand and can work with your game play style?

In your corp or alliance, Introduce a structure that supports people only playing in small bursts. Things such as pre-planned ops and encouragement to turn up and train for a short period of time can help.

In general I see many people who fall out of the be-on-all-night-every-night category and into the can-play-for-two-hours-twice-a-week pool.

Kitchen sink? Seriousy, get your ship together -  Fleet-Up.com

IcyMind Arierep
Digital Chess Session
Random Violence.
#32 - 2015-07-28 14:19:34 UTC
Xtreem wrote:
in honesty, with difficulty.

I am not old (33) but I have 4 kids, wife, dogs, full time and evil job etc, I find my time suffering, a good corp will support you through the hard times :-)


I can't bealive I agree with an SMA, but same here . I got family and job, still find time to play eve. Consider eve as part of a hobby. I usually do small gangs, is easier to manage. Big operations you don't know how long it takes. Eve has a lot to offer for any type of player.
Kimmi Chan
Tastes Like Purple
#33 - 2015-07-28 14:19:58 UTC
I find that the same way I budget my money, I have to budget my time. I find it helpful to actually use a calendar to sit down and define when I am going to do this and when I am going to do that. There really is no such thing as "free" time. There is unscheduled time, but it isn't "free".

"Grr Kimmi  Nerf Chans!" ~Jenn aSide

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Jenn aSide
Worthless Carebears
Pandemic Horde
#34 - 2015-07-28 14:43:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Jenn aSide
Shawn Tivianne wrote:
So how do you play the game? Those who play on limited time 1-2 hours at a time. Or older gamers who have to bail at a moments notice. I enjoy EVE a lot. Different aspects. Mostly combat , and PVP. But sometimes it takes so long to get to where you need to be or sometimes these roams just take too long. I'm older, Married, own a home and a dog. I have a real life and responsibility to worry about. I guess im just trying to figure out my best use of time. Big smile


I'm 41, married (again) and I've got kids, step kids and a couple of step grand kids plus a job where I'm never really off duty and subject to call back at any time except approved vacation time. I live in Null (Wicked Creek) with 3 characters except this one (till next week).

So I plan ahead, I don't fly anything I can't afford to lose, if i know I might have to log and im going to join a roam, I take a ceptor. I put travel/survival type fits in ALL ships above t1.

For example we use the Cerberus a lot now, my cerb has a Mobil depot, a proto type cloak, I-stabs and warp core stabs and an ecm burst in the cargo hold. If i'm on a roam or CTA or whatever and duty calls, I just log off and make my way home next time I log in. I've sometimes brought in a scout alt for extra safety. ALL my pvp T3 doctrine ships have nullifer and covert subs+ cloak in cargo.

Push comes to shove and I have to be offline for a while, if I come back and whatever null space I was living in belongs to someone else, I see if I can get a 3rtd party to haul my stuff out, or firesell it all. It's just pixerls and isk can buy more stuff later.

Everything is possible via planning, thinking ahead and the right attitude.
Orlacc
#35 - 2015-07-28 15:03:27 UTC
I am probably one of the oldest farts playing EVE. I like exploration for a quick adventure or two. And isk.

"Measure Twice, Cut Once."

Tiddle Jr
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#36 - 2015-07-28 15:29:59 UTC
Got a full family - wife and two daughters, an appartments, working by rotations 28/28 in one of the major oil monsters.

Playing mostly arround DT.

Making people happy by selling pimped ships.

One man corp.

Eve billionaire.

This game drives me, still.

"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

Commander Spurty
#37 - 2015-07-28 16:00:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Commander Spurty
Sit in High Sec and run Cosmic Anoms / Mine and run missions in 'the least optimal ships possible' just to keep it interesting.

Made a lot of ISK just with pure 'luck' in these limited game play time windows.

There are good ships,

And wood ships,

And ships that sail the sea

But the best ships are Spaceships

Built by CCP

Vel'drinn
Sanguine Vipers
#38 - 2015-07-28 16:26:51 UTC
FW seems to be the place to be for that 'instant action' mindset.

With wife, kid, house and what not this worked out best for me. Came out of a 2 year WH cycle that honestly felt like a lot of work fueling towers in and spending too much time looking for pew. Don't have time for that anymore these days.

Join Amarr today!
Kimmi Chan
Tastes Like Purple
#39 - 2015-07-28 17:18:57 UTC
Commander Spurty wrote:
Sit in High Sec and run Cosmic Anoms / Mine and run missions in 'the least optimal ships possible' just to keep it interesting.

Made a lot of ISK just with pure 'luck' in these limited game play time windows.


I have a Gallente alt that flies a Fed Navy Comet with the 5-0 skin of course! Big smile. It carries 30m^3 of drones. So 3 mining drones and 3 salvage drones. I run L2 missions in that ship and salvage all the wrecks and then mine whatever asteroids are in the Deadspace complex until the hold is full. Just to do something different.

"Grr Kimmi  Nerf Chans!" ~Jenn aSide

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baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#40 - 2015-07-28 17:22:59 UTC
When I can.

If I need to go in the middle of an op then sucks to be me, I just have to make my own way home. In the end, its only pixels.