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

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Baaldor
Blackwater USA Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#41 - 2015-07-28 17:59:01 UTC
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


Older? wtf is older?

We are playing a video game.

Shawn Tivianne
Mining.Pirates
#42 - 2015-07-28 18:04:23 UTC
Thanks for all the replies. I didn't expect such a response. I'm just coming back from about a year away from EVE. Joined a nullsec sov corp. I kinda just feel like im not enough help for the corp/ alliance. Everything just takes so long and I don't have time to sit around waiting for something to happen. I do like so many different aspects of the game tho. I feel like I need to find a corp that im free to do what I want in. Go to high, low, and null sec whenever I want. PVP when I want. Exploration when I want. Run a mission or ratting if I want, test out new ships and such.
Shawn Tivianne
Mining.Pirates
#43 - 2015-07-28 18:07:48 UTC
Baaldor wrote:
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


Older? wtf is older?

We are playing a video game.



Older for me would be 30+. But this is a video game like no other. I can't really play other games much. Too soft and fluffy.
Baaldor
Blackwater USA Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#44 - 2015-07-28 18:19:27 UTC
Shawn Tivianne wrote:
Baaldor wrote:
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


Older? wtf is older?

We are playing a video game.



Older for me would be 30+. But this is a video game like no other. I can't really play other games much. Too soft and fluffy.


I started playing when i was 38, i have been at it over 10 years.

I have several ex wives, wife, passel of kids, dogs, cats, am a grand pa, and I run a company which is 40 miles from my house....where i have to commute through Houston.

Granted I have not been on for two weeks due to re-writing a QMS for ISO 9001 and SAR's for my company, i still find time to play. It does not require hours on end. Once you have it squared away you can maximize your game play if you just focus on what you want to do.
CCP Falcon
#45 - 2015-07-28 18:21:31 UTC
I came to work at CCP... now no one can berate me for playing EVE!

Lol

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Deck Cadelanne
CAStabouts
#46 - 2015-07-28 18:30:14 UTC
44, house, dog, family, job, lots of hobbies.

I log on when I can (which means at random times and not every day basically) and play for anything from ten minutes to two hours usually.

All I really do is PVP out of NPC null. I suppose I'll occasionally do something else, like a mission or a site, but not very often.

I am lucky to fly with a group that is pretty much 24x7 in terms of folks being active and can usually join in a casual small gang roam or other PVP activity.

I was way more active my first few months in the game, and built up a pile of ISK I am steadily burning through. When the ISK runs out, I suppose I'll have to face the grim reality of either playing the game "for real" to grind isk (about as appealing as a root canal, frankly) or paying cash for a few PLEX and selling them in game.

I was also far more motivated when I had several RL friends playing, and would coordinate time to play together...but they all quit, so...

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional."

- Hunter S. Thompson

Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#47 - 2015-07-28 18:30:47 UTC
Baaldor wrote:


Granted I have not been on for two weeks due to re-writing a QMS for ISO 9001 and SAR's for my company, i still find time to play. It does not require hours on end. Once you have it squared away you can maximize your game play if you just focus on what you want to do.



ISO 9001 - you end up in a padded cell yet? Will they let you play Eve from there?



Bring back DEEEEP Space!

Baaldor
Blackwater USA Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#48 - 2015-07-28 18:34:05 UTC
Herzog Wolfhammer wrote:
Baaldor wrote:


Granted I have not been on for two weeks due to re-writing a QMS for ISO 9001 and SAR's for my company, i still find time to play. It does not require hours on end. Once you have it squared away you can maximize your game play if you just focus on what you want to do.



ISO 9001 - you end up in a padded cell yet? Will they let you play Eve from there?






My staff brings me brownies....not sure what is in them, but by 15:00 i am feeling pretty damn good.
Faenir Antollare
For Ever And Ever
#49 - 2015-07-28 18:34:35 UTC
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




As a Widower, a Father and a Grandfather, a home owner a dog owner and a cat owner too, with all the responsibility that goes with the job I choose my times carefully, but, I choose who I fly with even more so.
You just have to manage your own time to the point where your game time is both viable and enjoyable and so long as that does not detract from your families needs then you are good to go mate. Don't dwell on it..only you yourself will know how much is too much and if your kids and home are a happy combo then you are doing it right.

Les

RiP BooBoo 26/7/1971 - 23/7/2014 My Lady My Love My Life My Wife

Jenn aSide
Worthless Carebears
Pandemic Horde
#50 - 2015-07-28 18:37:33 UTC
Shawn Tivianne wrote:
. I can't really play other games much. Too soft and fluffy.



EVE does tend to ruin some of us for other games.

I have tried many other games, but the fact that they are so 'forgiving' (ie worst thing that happens in many games when you die is a bit of a walk back to where you died lol) means they don't have the same emotional impact on me that EVE does.
Rowells
Blackwater USA Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#51 - 2015-07-28 18:40:20 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
I came to work at CCP... now no one can berate me for playing EVE!

Lol


"Sorry babe, I'm working right now!" How far can that excuse be stretched?
Baaldor
Blackwater USA Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#52 - 2015-07-28 18:57:48 UTC
Jenn aSide wrote:
Shawn Tivianne wrote:
. I can't really play other games much. Too soft and fluffy.



EVE does tend to ruin some of us for other games.

I have tried many other games, but the fact that they are so 'forgiving' (ie worst thing that happens in many games when you die is a bit of a walk back to where you died lol) means they don't have the same emotional impact on me that EVE does.


This was my first online game.

everything i look at now just sucks balls.
Tipa Riot
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#53 - 2015-07-28 19:11:04 UTC
... also very handy to carry probing equipment fitted or with depot in cargo. A good dozen times I've probed my way back to empire space from somewhere deep in null.

I'm my own NPC alt.

Jenn aSide
Worthless Carebears
Pandemic Horde
#54 - 2015-07-28 19:13:49 UTC
Tipa Riot wrote:
... also very handy to carry probing equipment fitted or with depot in cargo. A good dozen times I've probed my way back to empire space from somewhere deep in null.


That slapping sound you just heard was me hitting my forehead while saying "why didn't I think of that?" lol.
Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#55 - 2015-07-28 19:26:12 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
I came to work at CCP... now no one can berate me for playing EVE!

Lol



::Challenge Accepted::

Maybe you should be PLAYING less and WORKING more. Big smile

Since the cessation of their usefulness is imminent, may I appropriate your belongings?

Saisin
Chao3's Rogue Operatives Corp
#56 - 2015-07-28 20:21:06 UTC
I am 50, and I am lucky enough to be able to fully manage my work schedule as I want during the week. I mostly work week ends. Some days I can play 6 hours straight, others 1 or 2 hours, or some hours far in between. My pilots are always logged and I keep Eve up and running until downtime.

I mostly play this game for its PvP aspect and I play solo nowadays.
I do not care anymore about plexing my accounts. When I was sedentary in a c3, I used to do that and not pay for my game time but since last year I have decided to sub all my accounts as a sign of support to CCP for the new directions they are heading to, and chose to become a nomad in New Eden.
I have sold all my game assets a few weeks back, getting around 10 billions to fund my expeditions in New Eden.

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V1r4L B00sh
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#57 - 2015-07-28 20:22:43 UTC
FW is where I spend my time. 20 minutes to play? I can get blown up twice in that time. :D
flakeys
Doomheim
#58 - 2015-07-28 20:23:47 UTC
Jenn aSide wrote:
Shawn Tivianne wrote:
. I can't really play other games much. Too soft and fluffy.



EVE does tend to ruin some of us for other games.

I have tried many other games, but the fact that they are so 'forgiving' (ie worst thing that happens in many games when you die is a bit of a walk back to where you died lol) means they don't have the same emotional impact on me that EVE does.



I used to play every mmorpg that came out untill i tried eve 11 years ago.Since then the only other multiplayers i play are games like FIFA or battlefield as anything remotely close to an mmorpg is a major turnoff.

At times i truly wish i never did give eve a try ....

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

flakeys
Doomheim
#59 - 2015-07-28 20:25:47 UTC
V1r4L B00sh wrote:
FW is where I spend my time. 20 minutes to play? I can get blown up twice in that time. :D



Aye that is my experience from FW as i said earlier.Just log on and find a fight within a few minutes.


Granted there are days where you can't get a fight while roaming for 2 hours unless you like to get blobbed.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Baaldor
Blackwater USA Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#60 - 2015-07-28 20:26:17 UTC
V1r4L B00sh wrote:
FW is where I spend my time. 20 minutes to play? I can get blown up twice in that time. :D


Glad to see you pacing your self.