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How did you hear about eve? Which part of the game interested you?

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Tho'mas
Arm of Coryphaeus
Villore Accords
#1 - 2013-08-15 13:30:22 UTC
Just because I'm curious, I was hoping anyone willing to share would take the time to tell us how they heard about Eve online, and which parts of the game sounded interesting to you/why you decided to try it.

I originally heard about it from a guild member of mine I played WoW with. One day he was on ventrilo describing this game, and I happened to hop in, hear him, and it immediately caught my attention. The next day 4 of us made trial accounts and joined our guild member in Eve as brand new capsuleers. The next few weeks were a boasting contest among us 4 brand new guys about what awesome new ship we each had gotten in to, and generally failing at everything we did. I remember when 3 of us decided to go into low sec to pvp. We found an Astarte, and he promptly kicked our butts 3v1.
Annie Moennan
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2013-08-15 14:25:40 UTC
I heard about it when it came out, but it was always spreadsheets in space, plus I will never pay a subscription to play any game (I have a F2P maxed twink on WoW for this very reason)

I downloaded and started my trial after hearing about 6VDT-H on reddit and finding out you can pay subscription with ISK ... Great, it's not pay to play it's play to pay and holy **** 4000 people in 1 battle o_0

I did my research and am currently 5 days in. My plan was 100% ninja salvage skills, remap for trade skills and use the salvage money to Hub trade between Dodixie and Jita.
and I have 100 mil total assets already so I think with a 21 day trial it should be easy to make a plex or 2 ;)

but I think the main reason I always wanted to play it was because I loved eliteBig smile
Jayor Robb
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#3 - 2013-08-15 16:10:37 UTC
I had heard about it for years, but have always been a little more fantasy rpg focused.

After another recent title making claims of most hardcore, punishing, brutal, etc, etc PvP disappointing me, a friend described the community culture of Eve to me so I signed up.

And when I learned that a good player can pay for subscription with in-game currency, I was sold.

Also, cheers to the person above for the Elite reference.

We're old. Lol

You've been playing EvE for 6 years and gate camping is the best idea you can come up with? XD

Inignort Err
SchmeckTel Group
#4 - 2013-08-15 16:34:23 UTC
I had read about it on Massively several years ago but had kept putting off trying it because my MMO rotation was already maxed. Eventually a friend from another MMO told me of his experiences in here and so it got bumped up on the list.

I was initially drawn more to the business side of things -- industry, trade, treachery then combat but the longer I play the more I am investing time and energy in PvP alts. I like the many opportunities here.
Ned Taggart
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2013-08-15 17:07:34 UTC
I played MMO's since 09, off and on, AC, DAoC and WoW and knew I enjoyed them. I think I saw a banner ad for Eve '08 or '09 and I tried it, but couldn't really grok it. I tried it again about a year later and I still couldn't really get my head around it, I tried to join several corps at that time, hoping to get some help, but non were accepting new players because they were under wardec.

I started dating a new girl around then who detested any MMO's because her Ex was a major Eve junkie. I stayed out of MMO's while we were dating and when it became clear we were going to split up, I started playing WoW again for a few months. As soon as I got into my own apartment, I started playing Eve and it was a totally different experience for me. I am hooked.
Jayor Robb
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#6 - 2013-08-15 17:16:12 UTC
Ned Taggart wrote:
I played MMO's since 09, off and on, AC, DAoC and WoW and knew I enjoyed them. I think I saw a banner ad for Eve '08 or '09 and I tried it, but couldn't really grok it. I tried it again about a year later and I still couldn't really get my head around it, I tried to join several corps at that time, hoping to get some help, but non were accepting new players because they were under wardec.

I started dating a new girl around then who detested any MMO's because her Ex was a major Eve junkie. I stayed out of MMO's while we were dating and when it became clear we were going to split up, I started playing WoW again for a few months. As soon as I got into my own apartment, I started playing Eve and it was a totally different experience for me. I am hooked.


So I suppose a...

TL;DR - Man trades girlfriend for Eve and never looks back!

Would be accurate? Lol

You've been playing EvE for 6 years and gate camping is the best idea you can come up with? XD

Solai
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2013-08-15 17:35:32 UTC
Originally found it in 2006 through MMORPG.com, I think, and was interested because it was hard sci fi space ships. I joined, played a bit, and found it boring, so I quit.

Later references to the game seemed to indicate that I was missing something, so I subbed again, and this time joined a nullsec corp. And then my computer exploded shortly thereafter. I didn't go back, as my 'new' computer couldn't run the game.

Nowadays I have a sweet laptop that runs it. I joined another Nullsec corp, and armed with some prior research i was able to get into the game and understand it much easier than I originally did.

So what attracted me was sci fi.
But what kept me was the meta. Player-made conflicts and conflict drivers, player made game concepts, player made good and evil, player made sandcastles. This game would be unworthy of our time without the meta, but the meta is sooo good... I can't comprehend going back to high-sec. I just can't imagine it.
NightCrawler 85
Phoibe Enterprises
#8 - 2013-08-15 18:31:39 UTC
Reason i started to play.... what memories!

Just gotten into a new relationship a couple of months before (this was back in 04) and of course when a friend of his mentioned this new game to him and he asked if he could play it i wanted to be that "perfect gf" ,unlike his x that refused him to play computer games, i gave him the game as an early b day present Lol

Personally i had never played an online game, and the only computer game i had played was HMM3. Thus i also was not prepared for how addicted people become to online games!
After a few weeks of no attention and comments like "Sorry, not right now, have to do something in EVE" i decided to give it a try and figure out what was the big deal.

Again wanting to be that perfect partner i logged on after he went to sleep and would mine for hours for him for his first BS, and logging off as soon as US guys started to log on. Eventually he went to the army and thats when i really started to talk to people and got more involved in the community within the corp, by the help of a friendly danish player and a lot of google translator Smile

We broke up about 4 years later (i will admit that EVE was not completely innocent in the breakup) but while he stopped playing i kept going and i will admit that even if i miss that "Everything is so big and new" feeling, in some ways the game is better now then it was back then Smile

But in the long run, the community keeps me here, and even tho if i have tried to quit i seem to always be dragged back in by nagging corp members that knows i cant stay away if they ask nicely enough Big smile
Dimaloun Vyreen
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2013-08-15 19:22:06 UTC
I saw those really cool trailers and thought, "Wow, this looks soooooo cool!". It turns out the trailers failed to convey this portion of eve: http://i.imgur.com/Nlapyh3.jpg That wasn't even everything.

There are three things you say to the police. "Yes, sir", "No, sir" and "I want a lawyer". There is one thing you say to Concord, "Wait, it wasn-"

Jeffrey Asher
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2013-08-16 03:36:34 UTC
I'd heard about it a few years ago and wanted to get into EVE, but never seemed to have the time. The combination of getting a decent net connection and then right after, 3 weeks off work after a back operation, sealed the deal. Thankfully the first week and a half of tutorials and finding my way around wasn't too hard to do sitting up in bed for the most part. A life-long fandom of sci-fi and space opera in particular made the game a natural for me to look into when I was looking for an MMO.

My biggest regret in playing is that I had not looked at EVE 10 years ago (or any other point in those subsequent 10 years) and started playing before this year. Still, here's hoping for 10 more years of others tears I can enjoy.

The power to cause pain is the only power that matters, the power to kill and destroy, because if you can't kill then you are always subject to those who can, and nothing and no one will ever save you.

Lord Battlestar
CALIMA COLLABORATIVE
Atrox Urbanis Respublique Abundatia
#11 - 2013-08-16 04:18:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Lord Battlestar
I started playing back in 2008, a good friend of mine was in the same university as myself and he found it out of the blue. He played a trial and then rage quit because he lost his ship, but a few months later he was drawn back in. By this time i had started watching him play and learned remotely how to play, so by the time i started my own trial i had a good handle on the ui. He has since stopped playing due to rl, but I have met other good people on here. Now over 5 years later I still play routinely. I am a huge sci fi fan so the whole spaceship idea of it really drew me. Especially once I got hooked on pvp.

I once podded myself by blowing a huge fart.

Robbin Sund
#12 - 2013-08-16 05:11:31 UTC
Hearing about it early it peaked my interest about the type/style of the game.

Dying ment losing everything you currently had on.
This kind of games always peaked my interest,
Adding space, huge and ships to that mix I was sold.
Sadly I could not get any friends to tag along with me so we all went to wow and many other games.
I started mmos to play with friends I had, instead of getting new friends.

I kept on reading eve stories and dramas even thou I did not have an account, it was interesting, compared to wow/ragnarok online and so on, this game had news you could follow with interest, not the classic patchnotes/guilds firstkills.
Those classic stories about thefts, alliance-backstabs and so many other smaller stories only eve-community shared within itself.

After on and off when everyone eventually started playing different games I gave EVE a shot.
"9/25/201" was my trial date, I regret it not being sooner, I regret so hard I did not take it up solo back then.
I got myself a 90 day Special (no signup fee), played on and off, maby tops 30 days, was much going on in private life and shortly after that I moved to a new country to work.

Everyday when I was thinking about what games to play I always looked at the EVE icon at the desktop.
A few days ago I resubbed and still cant figure out why I did not play it earlier.

One way trip! Why dont you drive?

Sabriz Adoudel
Move along there is nothing here
#13 - 2013-08-16 05:57:05 UTC
Heard about Guiding Hand Social Club in another MMO, thought 'I have to see a game where that can happen for myself'.

I support the New Order and CODE. alliance. www.minerbumping.com

CCP Sunset
C C P
C C P Alliance
#14 - 2013-08-16 13:46:25 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Sunset
I heard about EVE when the Alliance Tournament caused a date to be cut short. Naturally I wanted to know what this was all about so had a look around and fell in love (with EVE Blink ).

I know it sounds like a very stereotypical "girl" answer, but the first thing that really caught my attention was how beautiful New Eden is. I planned my training progression to get into the best looking Gallente ships and was constantly impressed with the detail around me in space, beautiful nebulae, intricate stations and shiney shiney ships.

After that I joined the public channel of a corp that was recommended to me and the community really drew me in. After a while I joined this same corp and couldn't keep away. I went to various Alliance meet ups along with FanFest and the now regular London meet. I'm still good friends with many of those first guys I met through EVE and love catching up with them both in Iceland and the UK whenever I am able to visit.

Edit: oh, and now I live in Iceland and get to work on the Alliance Tournament and at FanFest, I'm pretty lucky Big smile

European Associate Sales Specialist, Presenter: EVE TV, tea enthusiast.

Daniel Plain
Doomheim
#15 - 2013-08-16 14:04:34 UTC
CCP Sunset wrote:
I heard about EVE when the Alliance Tournament caused a date to be cut short. Naturally I wanted to know what this was all about so had a look around and fell in love (with EVE Blink ).

I know it sounds like a very stereotypical "girl" answer, but the first thing that really caught my attention was how beautiful New Eden is. I planned my training progression to get into the best looking Gallente ships and was constantly impressed with the detail around me in space, beautiful nebulae, intricate stations and shiney shiney ships.

After that I joined the public channel of a corp that was recommended to me and the community really drew me in. After a while I joined this same corp and couldn't keep away. I went to various Alliance meet ups along with FanFest and the now regular London meet. I'm still good friends with many of those first guys I met through EVE and love catching up with them both in Iceland and the UK whenever I am able to visit.

Edit: oh, and now I live in Iceland and get to work on the Alliance Tournament and at FanFest, I'm pretty lucky Big smile

what happened to the nerd... eeh... guy you were dating?

I should buy an Ishtar.

CCP Sunset
C C P
C C P Alliance
#16 - 2013-08-16 14:08:09 UTC
Daniel Plain wrote:
CCP Sunset wrote:
I heard about EVE when the Alliance Tournament caused a date to be cut short. Naturally I wanted to know what this was all about so had a look around and fell in love (with EVE Blink ).

I know it sounds like a very stereotypical "girl" answer, but the first thing that really caught my attention was how beautiful New Eden is. I planned my training progression to get into the best looking Gallente ships and was constantly impressed with the detail around me in space, beautiful nebulae, intricate stations and shiney shiney ships.

After that I joined the public channel of a corp that was recommended to me and the community really drew me in. After a while I joined this same corp and couldn't keep away. I went to various Alliance meet ups along with FanFest and the now regular London meet. I'm still good friends with many of those first guys I met through EVE and love catching up with them both in Iceland and the UK whenever I am able to visit.

Edit: oh, and now I live in Iceland and get to work on the Alliance Tournament and at FanFest, I'm pretty lucky Big smile

what happened to the nerd... eeh... guy you were dating?


We were together for a while, turned into a long distance relationship with a lot of hanging out in EVE which was a nice way to keep up with each other during the week.

Didn't work out in the end, but I found something even better.... at FanFest one year <3

European Associate Sales Specialist, Presenter: EVE TV, tea enthusiast.

MainDrain
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2013-08-16 15:54:04 UTC
I was a Sub-editor at a Newspaper in Aberdeen. One of my duties was to prepare the pages for the games reviews, and occasionally if the title was of interest I would pull together the review myself.

A random advert for Apochrya launch caught my eye on a game press site. Decided to sign up for the 14 day trial at the time and didn't look back. Been playing on and off (during exam times when I went back to uni) and i'm still here.

Now a digital producer at the same newspaper, but no longer responsible for game reviews ... but soon!
ISD LackOfFaith
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#18 - 2013-08-16 20:10:28 UTC
My boss kept playing this thing called Eve in the background at work. It had sweet graphics and spaceships. If I remember correctly, he was a space trucker. But the idea of it being a sandbox universe seemed interesting, but I wasn't super keen on paying a subscription at that point. I did eventually find other people I knew who played, which convinced me to take the dive.

The idea of completely unscripted, complex and meaningful PvP always attracted me (as you might be albe to tell by some posts of mine). Little did I know that after several years of ongoing PvP I'd still have stuff to learn -- and even, stuff I've never tried! In addition to all that, life occasionally put me in situations in which social interaction was fairly scarce, and the social aspect of Eve kept me from being too much of a hermit.

I have tried out other MMOs after playing Eve, but they just feel so linear and scripted. I think Eve ruined MMOs for me.

ISD LackOfFaith

Captain

Community Communication Liaisons (CCLs)

Interstellar Services Department

I do not respond to Eve Mail or anything other than the forums.

Liam Inkuras
dead.Orbit
#19 - 2013-08-16 20:24:31 UTC
Jayor Robb wrote:
Ned Taggart wrote:
I played MMO's since 09, off and on, AC, DAoC and WoW and knew I enjoyed them. I think I saw a banner ad for Eve '08 or '09 and I tried it, but couldn't really grok it. I tried it again about a year later and I still couldn't really get my head around it, I tried to join several corps at that time, hoping to get some help, but non were accepting new players because they were under wardec.

I started dating a new girl around then who detested any MMO's because her Ex was a major Eve junkie. I stayed out of MMO's while we were dating and when it became clear we were going to split up, I started playing WoW again for a few months. As soon as I got into my own apartment, I started playing Eve and it was a totally different experience for me. I am hooked.


So I suppose a...

TL;DR - Man trades girlfriend for Eve and never looks back!

Would be accurate? Lol

There are many girlfriends in the world, but only one EvE

I wear my goggles at night.

Any spelling/grammatical errors come complimentary with my typing on a phone

Ichi Takiwa
Perkone
Caldari State
#20 - 2013-08-16 20:32:47 UTC
I'm a huge fan of space flight sims, having played all the Wing Commander and Freespace games. Also a fan of MMOs, and Eve's the only one that fits the bill. When I saw the Caldari Explorer pack on sale for 5 bucks I dove in. Can't say I'm wild about the controls though. I'll be leaving for Star Citizen once it comes out.
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