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Missioners: What is your goal?

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Mara Rinn
Cosmic Goo Convertor
#121 - 2012-01-02 23:20:06 UTC
DeMichael Crimson wrote:
Agent, Corporation and Faction Standings.


^ this


I run missions for:

  • NPC standings
  • passing time doing something in EVE that feels semi-productive, when I have enough time to log on but not enough time for group activities. Log in, chat, run missions.
  • watching my ships travel through space. Seriously, courier missions are great for the passive entertainment: autopilot + Ctrl+F9. Sit that screen to the side while I do some programming, read email, catch up on my RSS feeds, etc.

Kara Books
Deal with IT.
#122 - 2012-01-05 09:40:35 UTC
Running missions is a great way to kill time and create jump clones, while those big skills finish training.
Spy 21
Doomheim
#123 - 2012-01-05 15:51:25 UTC
On one of my earlier characters I ran L4 missions exclusively for nearly a year before moving on to the Null Sec alliance scene.

What did I get out of it?


  • Hours of mindless enjoyment

  • Ever better ships and mods (nearly no limit to how much isk you sink into a ship)

  • The daily challenge of completing the missions faster and faster (ended up being able to wax BS rats in just over 60 seconds)

  • The adventure and challenge of thwarting ninjas

  • The occasional mega-awesome drop

  • Isk, Isk, and more ISK (a goal all it's own)

  • The ability to indulge an obsession with setting little records for myself in terms of mission rewards and LP conversions

  • The comedy of coming to the forums and finding out my very existence seems to **** some people off to no end!


Cheers.

Spy

Obfuscation for the WIN on page 3...

Jyla Olanaki
Doomheim
#124 - 2012-01-06 02:58:24 UTC
I still run a lot of missions whenever I get a chance to hop out of my wh for a while. The standing grind is part of it as i'd like to optomize my refine and taxes anywhere my wh could concievable drop me off. The other part; however, is just simple enjoyment. Unlike sleeper sites in our c6, I can simply kick back and enjoy blasting some rats alone. It takes the edge off my otherwise intense dscan spamming lifestyle.
Spineker
#125 - 2012-01-06 05:15:26 UTC
My goal is to kill every NPC before downtime! That is the goal I set! Suck it up if you don't like it but I try hard everyday
Nuela
WoT Misfits
#126 - 2012-02-06 19:40:36 UTC
I go with theraputic...it's relaxing.

I've asked the same question...I mission and mission stacking isk upon isk...accumulate ships...stack up more isk etc.

At first, I did it to get an isk revenue stream so that my alt can do other, more fun stuff. However, I've noticed I don't play that alt very often.

I play one other MMORPG that is pure PvP based and very exciting/competitive. When I wish PvP I go there. I guess I find Eve PvP lacking because of the saying 'there are no fair fights'. While I understand this is PvP and has its place...I *WANT* fair fights...and so I get my PvP fix elsewhere.

When I come on here, it's usually after a hectic day at work and I want to veg.

I KNOW it is pointless to accumulate isk and possessions...but I still do it. I guess I feel I will put it to use someday. I do send some off as voluntary donations to the corp and that helps them. However, I use missioning to Veg.
Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#127 - 2012-02-06 21:14:08 UTC
Nuela wrote:
I go with theraputic...it's relaxing.

I've asked the same question...I mission and mission stacking isk upon isk...accumulate ships...stack up more isk etc.

At first, I did it to get an isk revenue stream so that my alt can do other, more fun stuff. However, I've noticed I don't play that alt very often.

I play one other MMORPG that is pure PvP based and very exciting/competitive. When I wish PvP I go there. I guess I find Eve PvP lacking because of the saying 'there are no fair fights'. While I understand this is PvP and has its place...I *WANT* fair fights...and so I get my PvP fix elsewhere.

When I come on here, it's usually after a hectic day at work and I want to veg.

I KNOW it is pointless to accumulate isk and possessions...but I still do it. I guess I feel I will put it to use someday. I do send some off as voluntary donations to the corp and that helps them. However, I use missioning to Veg.


You might wish to consider that this mentality is part of what makes EVE such an interesting socio-psychological experiment.

"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Oxylan
Blood Fanatics
#128 - 2012-02-06 23:02:08 UTC  |  Edited by: Oxylan
Hi

If you focus on long therm missioning only for isk you do it wrong, you need to love missions it self :D, my goal is 10.00 to Caldari State so far i have 9.96, sadly high standig dont play big role in EvE, in fact you can get only some faction ships while you recive 9.20, 9.60, 9,90 to faction rase, and this is sad part of EvE game mechanic, while we talk about relation betwen factions and player, i wish we got more things depending on standings, not only to reduce "tax" while reporcesing modules - ore in station...

Sorry for my English.

If it bleed we can kill it.

Allyia Base
Doomheim
#129 - 2012-02-06 23:04:12 UTC
Goal? I don't have one of those and if I ever do, it doesn't stick long.

Why do I mission a lot? Easy: because it can be done with one account efficiently. I do a lot of other things for the same reason.
Vicky Somers
Rusty Anchor
#130 - 2012-02-07 00:27:25 UTC
I run missions when I scan through 15 systems and find 500 C1 wormholes and nothing else. X FUUUUUUUUU

I run missions because:

-High sec jump clones.
-LP rewards.
-Free isk.
-High sec POS.
-Easy income to supply suicide alt with goodies.
Surge Roth
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#131 - 2012-02-08 04:49:11 UTC
Spineker wrote:
My goal is to kill every NPC before downtime! That is the goal I set! Suck it up if you don't like it but I try hard everyday


They never know when to give up either. Just as i return back to my agent with a grin ear to ear telling him how I cleared out that pirate complex, he informs me that there is a blockade somewhere near by.

I know your feel.
Mina Sebiestar
Minmatar Inner Space Conglomerate
#132 - 2012-02-08 07:22:53 UTC
I did grind them to gain standings for minmatar various factions that was before mission made simple thing before that was to gain isk as young noob or to fleet with some peeps and just blast and chat about w/e.

Now i barely play game and tent to suffer for 2-3 days in incursions to prolong my chars license.

You choke behind a smile a fake behind the fear

Because >>I is too hard

Fredfredbug4
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#133 - 2012-02-08 21:34:46 UTC  |  Edited by: Fredfredbug4
Spend 5 days a week missioning to make lots of money.

At the end of the fifth day I spend about 50% of my cash (usually around 200 to 400 mil depending on how good the week was)

Then I buy some nice PVP stuff and head into null.

Honestly running missions is the best way to make money for PVP. Because the skills you train for the combat related missions can also apply to PVP making you an overall better pilot.

What's even better is when you get the chance to run some missions in a ship that you will use when you head off to make other people cry. That way you will get used to how the ship handles and what it's capable of. Sure you will generally be using different modules when you head out to low and/or null but the basic feel of the ship is still there.

Watch_ Fred Fred Frederation_ and stop [u]cryptozoologist[/u]! Fight against the brutal genocide of fictional creatures across New Eden! Is that a metaphor? Probably not, but the fru-fru- people will sure love it!

MatrixSkye Mk2
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#134 - 2012-02-10 02:06:40 UTC
I Accidentally YourShip wrote:
I found purpose in suicide ganking other people while I still played for a while, to harvest tears.

I think a better question is how is it that people like you manage to derive pleasure from purposely making others miserable (ie collect tears)?

Have you ever sought professional help? <== Serious question, as sadism isn't exactly "normal" behaviour.

Successfully doinitwrong™ since 2006.

Substantia Nigra
Polaris Rising
Goonswarm Federation
#135 - 2012-02-10 02:32:10 UTC
Mina Sebiestar wrote:

Now i barely play game and tent to suffer for 2-3 days in incursions to prolong my chars license.


Ouch! I find this kinda sad. Why play at all if this is all you get from eve?

Spineker wrote:
My goal is to kill every NPC before downtime! That is the goal I set! Suck it up if you don't like it but I try hard everyday


/me is doing her bit on the sleeper front.


Surge Roth wrote:

They never know when to give up either. Just as i return back to my agent with a grin ear to ear telling him how I cleared out that pirate complex, he informs me that there is a blockade somewhere nearby.


Sleepers, with their advanced AI, are at least civilised enough to stay stopped for a time. I clear a system of sleepers and it stays cleared ... for a little while at least :-)

I guess I am almost a 'vet' by now. Hopefully not too bitter and managing to help more than I hinder. I build and sell many things, including large collections of bookmarks.

Mina Sebiestar
Minmatar Inner Space Conglomerate
#136 - 2012-02-10 07:00:31 UTC
Substantia Nigra wrote:
Mina Sebiestar wrote:

Now i barely play game and tent to suffer for 2-3 days in incursions to prolong my chars license.


Ouch! I find this kinda sad. Why play at all if this is all you get from eve?


Good point i guess im just burn out i need brake from eve for quite some time now but then again i just love to buzz around in space in my free time and EvE is just most complex and visual best looking space buzzer around.

I did try some other space mmo's in last few days/weeks in intention to shut down Eve accounts i let go one account already that is but what i found is: unreal space,childish approach to anything,"lvl" 30 in 3+days,buy anything with RL money crap.

Anything out there fall flat on its face after first few lazor shots set in :/

So no idea rly how to answer your question,i need 1-3 days or 10-15hours a month in this game hardly worth 15$ to me and spending that few hours grinding incursions is not rly what i would do/want if game is FTP or something.

You choke behind a smile a fake behind the fear

Because >>I is too hard

Sydaphex
Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#137 - 2012-02-10 10:26:21 UTC  |  Edited by: Sydaphex
Why Mission Running? For the Glory of Empress Jamyl and to safe the Minmatar from themselves of course. It is your responsibility capsuleer. That is why you are immortal.


Have Fun and a nice weekend to all of you!

Edit: Did I mention that it is Gods Will? Lol
Ireland VonVicious
Vicious Trading Company
#138 - 2012-02-11 05:28:23 UTC
Why I mission:

Sometimes I have done all I'm going to do on the market screen.
I can Day trade while I mission.
The missions help spiral my standings up.
High standings improve my profit margins.
I test everything in the game that I can and missions help make that posible.
Improved pvp: To be good at pvp you must understand every little aspect of every ship.
The isk from the missions help pay for my testing of different ships.
LP is nice when I just want to pick up an implant for a jump clone without dealing with market.
Easy thing to do while I hang with a corp mate.
Abyss Azizora
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#139 - 2012-02-11 05:44:40 UTC
Personally I have an obsession with trying to get 10.00 standings with every single Amarr Corp/Agent/Sub faction. Is it really all that beneficial? Not particularly, but I guess that's the completionist in me. It also provides the obvious income and entertainment while my alts run the market orders. Once I have everyone at 10.00 standings? Move onto something else, but by then I'll likely be so rich that missions will no longer have a purpose.
Fronkfurter McSheebleton
Horse Feathers
CAStabouts
#140 - 2012-02-11 14:14:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Fronkfurter McSheebleton
I think Squidgey put it nicely, for a lot of people. Missions allow you to slowly scale up your isk-making by slowly upgrading your mission ship. At some point you'll be making enough isk to reliably pay for things that aren't mods for your mission ship.

I remember when I first started running L4's, I was happy to make 20 mil in a day's time....that isn't going to fuel any kind of pvp habit unless you enjoy being blown up in T1 frigates and cruisers. Now that pve is a bit more lucrative, it's not hard to take something bigger out to play.

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