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Living Nomadically

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Cancel Align NOW
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#21 - 2015-09-17 17:35:49 UTC
I tried it for a few weeks. Post Phoebe logistics were painful. I also enjoy the company of others.
WASPY69
Xerum.
#22 - 2015-09-17 17:52:11 UTC
What I don't get is why people would wanna play EVE like it's a singleplayer game in the first place.

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Bagrat Skalski
Koinuun Kotei
#23 - 2015-09-17 18:06:21 UTC  |  Edited by: Bagrat Skalski
You should get it eventually. Some people would like to play every game like that. FIrst, they like not to be dependent on others, second, they dont like others to tell them what to do, third, they dont like other people as much as they like peacefull solitary confinement and focus on the goal. There are more causes to this gameplay, search if you want.
Jenn aSide
Worthless Carebears
Pandemic Horde
#24 - 2015-09-17 18:59:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Jenn aSide
WASPY69 wrote:
What I don't get is why people would wanna play EVE like it's a singleplayer game in the first place.


Taking a foray into deep space isn't playing the game like it's a single player game. Last time I did it, i was under constant threat, I lost 2 cyno recon ships and a PVE fit maelstrom before it was all done, but still made a profit and managed to (totally mistakenly) get 2 solo kills.

One of those kills was a fleet stabber that was part of a larger gang that had just past, he was a straggler and managed to find me and point me. I aligned to a moon and killed him with fighters and target painters, I warped out just as some of his fleet mates were landing on our grid and jumped to my waiting low sec cyno without even waiting for the fighters (I had several more ratting ships and like 4 bil in loot in the carrier, didn't want to risk losing that waiting for a few hundred mil worth of fighters).

Nomad/ninja ratitng lifestyle is a nice change of pace sometimes.
Marsha Mallow
#25 - 2015-09-17 19:02:57 UTC
WASPY69 wrote:
What I don't get is why people would wanna play EVE like it's a singleplayer game in the first place.

It's not so much wanting to play in singleplayer if you acknowledge there are other players out there rather than NPCs. I've been in corps since starting but I still maintain solo alts. Gives you back that feeling you had as a rookie when you first undock, look around and realise how massive the game is. There is something really exciting about the unknown, and you lose some of that sensation in player groups. Fair play they are trying to make things easier, but the difficulty is part of the challenge (and sense of personal acheivement, rather than group). Plus there's loads to do/see and you can go anywhere solo where it's hard to take a group. Also you can appreciate things differently without your corpies chattering away, it gives you time to really look around without being on someone elses timetable. I've always maintained indy alts, and I can see why people have hidden mining/mission alts to decompress on occasionally. It's relaxing. I lke flying about staring at different nebulas and listening to music, and if anyone I know bothers me I pretend to be afk until they sod off :P Anonymity helps too.

Cancel Align NOW wrote:
I also enjoy the company of others.

Player groups are awesome but they're riddled with bickering, rivalry and people attempting to tell you all the time what to wear/who to talk to/who to like/how to play etc. Does get a bit tiresome sometimes. That little rebellious streak in a lot of us rejects being bossed about so some of us screw it off and ignore our own corpies on alts occasionally. Or never bother with corps in the first place. Might be down to personality types, but some of us are happy enough pottering about on our own or have had bad experiences in bigger groups.

One thing playing this long has taught me, as long as you make the effort, you can chat to just about anyone (including whoever just shot your spaceboat) and make friends everywhere. You don't have to be part of a corp or alliance to enjoy the company of other players. Most of my favourite conversations have been with people chasing me about trying to kill me, lol.

Ripard Teg > For the morons in the room:

Sweets > U can dd my face any day

WASPY69
Xerum.
#26 - 2015-09-17 19:32:02 UTC
Your posts make no sense and you completely missed my point.

Being in a big corp/alliance you can do every single activity you would do as a "nomad". Jump down to your private channel on TS and grab a solo ship and daytrip somewhere be it for pve or pvp.
Being part of a big group doesn't mean you lose the ability to create your own content... Hell you can even take a "vacation" to an entirely different place for a week or something while still being in the corp.

Personally I'm part of a very big and very active group, but i still do "solo" activities from time to time. I just prefer to be a part of an awesome community of people and fly with them and having the option to call for backup etc.. And on the flip side, solo roaming for example may stir up a huge fight and I can jump up a channel on comms and everyone can grab their favorite autism chariot and join the fight.

Sure I get the whole concept, and it's a cool challenge perhaps, but ultimately you'd have a much better time doing the same thing but being part of a group.

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Marsha Mallow
#27 - 2015-09-17 19:43:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Marsha Mallow
WASPY69 wrote:
Your posts make no sense and you completely missed my point.

It's a different perspective. Probably why it makes no sense because, hurr, it's not yours. Try read it again without deciding whether it's right or wrong. I'm not disagreeing with yours having done both, I'm explaining why the alternatives are attractive.

WASPY69 wrote:
Sure I get the whole concept, and it's a cool challenge perhaps, but ultimately you'd have a much better time doing the same thing but being part of a group.

Down to personal taste. I'm not being told what to enjoy. You can try pursuade, but once you slip into 'your version is better than mine' you'll get a mental obscene hand gesture.

One of my earliest CEOs bitched about pirates and banned the corp from lowsec pvp because he had lost his first battleship and ragequit for 6 months over it. He was a massive carebear who flew a 60b mission boat. I liked him, but he got on my nerves, so I never bothered to mention I had a yarr alt. Another Director was a Bobbit alt who sperged and raved endlessly about Goons. So I went and started reading Something Awful just to spite him. Every corp and alliance I've ever been in has seriously whinged and bleated about their enemies (sometimes these grudges go back years, and are laughable). So I've changed sides. **** em. They're still friends but they talk a load of bollocks at times, and some of it is just talking themselves up. Feels a lot like brainwashing tbh, and sadly I think a lot of people fall for it. But it's actually fun to play as an independent thinker even within your current group, because then you can go anywhere. And surprising how offensive that attitude is.

ed. also, being in leadership all the time ingame can be stressful and demolishes your personal playtime. That might be the part that isn't making sense. Some of the folk I've run across who avoid player groups have leadership positions IRL or are part of a team at work/have family, so there's more relaxation for them ingame avoiding that playstyle for some quiet.

Ripard Teg > For the morons in the room:

Sweets > U can dd my face any day

Tiberius Heth
Doomheim
#28 - 2015-09-17 19:56:55 UTC
There's a very distinct difference between "well, it's not the safest thing to do" and "holy shitballs, you're doomed DOOOOOMED!!!! You should stick to what I do and for ever and ever rely on others!!!!!".
Marsha Mallow
#29 - 2015-09-17 20:09:03 UTC
Tiberius Heth wrote:
There's a very distinct difference between "well, it's not the safest thing to do" and "holy shitballs, you're doomed DOOOOOMED!!!! You should stick to what I do and for ever and ever rely on others!!!!!".

Also:
'You're an idiot for even trying that on your own'
'Get friends'
'Get moar friends'
'Don't talk back, just do as you're told'
'STFU noob'
'My version of fun is better than yours'
etc etc

Whateva

Ripard Teg > For the morons in the room:

Sweets > U can dd my face any day

Zihao
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#30 - 2015-09-18 00:13:18 UTC
While I prefer at least a social corp atmosphere while I solo, I can see where there's ample incentive to stay in the wardec-free NPC corp.
WarFireV
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#31 - 2015-09-18 01:56:15 UTC  |  Edited by: WarFireV
Marsha Mallow wrote:
WarFireV wrote:
An alliance living nomadic? That will never work!

I think OP is talking about doing it solo, which has a hell of a lot of upsides (mostly not having to deal with shitbird blues).

And your version of nomadic was dropping supers on cruiser gangs and smugging about it. So shut yer trap.

It's amusing watching you lot flail about now your i-win button is broken, despite having the biggest and baddest elites, the most ISK, and probably the most contacts ingame.

Shame you let all that trash in though, eh (It started with BUSA, btw)

~Dumpster Legion 2015~

You'll be dead soon, fyi, calling it now (there's no downvote buttan here btw, eat it)

P


You seem tense. You should try drinking some relaxing tea.
NightProwler ofElysium
The Tough The Dumb and the Naked
#32 - 2015-09-19 08:05:57 UTC
Im a newbro just been playing skillque online whilst i figure out what i want to do in this game and the nomadic thing really does appeal but due to low SP meaning i cant fly the super shiny stuff like orcas and bowheads im having to tackle it through a different approach

Alt1 - low sp indy, loaded with a small number of bpc's of my ship choice and t2 mods. Flying something crap and fast so can also act as scout.

Alt2 - low sp pvp/pve boat

The idea is to dock up the indy with the bpc's wherever / whenever possible, put the bpcs safe in in item hangar and slam a ship replacement + mods into production (from minerals either mined reprocessed stolened or bought in whatever passes for the local economy where i end up)

Take the pvp / pve boat out into the unknown and shoot at stuff till they go pop or i go pop

My philosophy behind doing it this way is to hell with isk efficiency. I jjst dont like having to jump 20 times after going pop just to get a ship replacement. The low sp indy alt with the cheap as crap bpcs will be my mobile base of operations

Probably a really bad idea but im going to have fun realising that :) at least until i can fly shinys

Sir Clancy
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#33 - 2015-09-21 19:16:53 UTC
WASPY69 wrote:
That's a pretty dumb idea OP. You will only lose your carrier and your main will get podded etc.. It's inevitable really. what happens if you're in your wormhole and lose your probing ship for example?

You're assuming no one will strap on their autism helmet and go out of their way to hunt you, especially after posting your idea on here. EVE is all about strength in numbers m8, you will get **** on if you attempt to do this alone. Engagement with the locals? Good thing people have e-honor and won't bring falcon alts or logi. Run sites then? Surely no one will combat probe you.

You're playing the wrong game if you think you can stand up against all of EVE on your own. The closest best thing I would recommend is get a T3 and load it up with some fits and a depot for refit then daytrip to null or something.


The dumb in this post is outstanding. You're an idiot.

To everyone else, Thanks for the support and ideas just about done with my loadout and getting things done logistically! Hopefully it goes well, hopefully you wont see me on the killboards soon xD
Shiloh Templeton
Cheyenne HET Co
#34 - 2015-09-21 19:41:17 UTC
Good luck. Please share a report on how it goes and suggestions for other who want to try it.

lmmortalist
lmmortality Associates
#35 - 2015-09-21 21:13:57 UTC
Good luck op and don't let the "your way of playing the game is the wrong way" -claiming trolls distract you.
Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#36 - 2015-09-21 21:18:48 UTC
lmmortalist wrote:
Good luck op and don't let the "your way of playing the game is the wrong way" -claiming trolls distract you.

Playing it wrong is the best way of playing it. You just have to realise that it is indeed wrong and be challenged rather than angry when the game refuses to throw you even the slightest sliver of a bone. Twisted
Anneka Rice
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
#37 - 2015-09-21 23:01:13 UTC
Marsha Mallow wrote:
WarFireV wrote:
An alliance living nomadic? That will never work!

I think OP is talking about doing it solo, which has a hell of a lot of upsides (mostly not having to deal with shitbird blues).

And your version of nomadic was dropping supers on cruiser gangs and smugging about it. So shut yer trap.

It's amusing watching you lot flail about now your i-win button is broken, despite having the biggest and baddest elites, the most ISK, and probably the most contacts ingame.

Shame you let all that trash in though, eh (It started with BUSA, btw)

~Dumpster Legion 2015~

You'll be dead soon, fyi, calling it now (there's no downvote buttan here btw, eat it)

P


ISRAD ALT SPOTTED.
Marsha Mallow
#38 - 2015-09-21 23:22:22 UTC
Anneka Rice wrote:
Marsha Mallow wrote:

~Dumpster Legion 2015~
P


ISRAD ALT SPOTTED.

FOREVERVIRGIN MAIN SPOTTED Straight

But no btw, we're not allowed to talk to dirty Bengalis or Gujarats or w/e penif is. They don't wash their parts. Or anything. Also he linked goatse images years ago when I was in fleet, and is marked for death. (Ingame).

Ripard Teg > For the morons in the room:

Sweets > U can dd my face any day

WASPY69
Xerum.
#39 - 2015-09-22 02:09:06 UTC
Sir Clancy wrote:

The dumb in this post is outstanding. You're an idiot.

To everyone else, Thanks for the support and ideas just about done with my loadout and getting things done logistically! Hopefully it goes well, hopefully you wont see me on the killboards soon xD


Oh no not at all, I'm quite serious about the day tripping thing in a T3.

Also I never told you not to do it, i simply stated the obvious that it's a dumb idea. But sure, go ahead and do your little thing I guess. Smh..

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