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

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Ideal Mechanisms
#21 - 2013-08-16 21:12:45 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

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What drew me was players from another game who told me this was like Dark Orbit where 4 races were at war and you could expand on your game experience with role play from time to time. I tried it, cancelled the other game and haven't left new eden since.
Ivy greene
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#22 - 2013-08-16 21:33:02 UTC
I joined for ambulation but stayed for the rat hunting Cool

I've been told I'm somewhat famous, no idea why...

Andrew Articuli
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#23 - 2013-08-17 03:05:28 UTC
A friend of mine messages me on steam and said "hey *******, do this buddy program and I can get free ****". So I tried the demo and liked it and subbed and he got his free ****.
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#24 - 2013-08-17 03:21:28 UTC
I'd never even considered playing an MMO before I discovered Eve. I'd played Elite in the 80's, and played Freelancer, Wing Commander, Sins of a Solar Empire over the years, as well as a trial for Eve in around '06. I was bored, laid up with a busted leg and an Apocrypha ad caught my Eye, got a trial and had subbed within a week, never looked back. The meta game is out of this world, and the community, while a little harsh on those who deserve it, is genuinely friendly and helpful; even to those that they're shooting at.

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Asayanami Dei
Adhocracy Incorporated
#25 - 2013-08-17 05:50:26 UTC
I was trying to get away from the immature communities of other MMO's, always been on the geeky side so spaceships sounded awesome, and then I saw a video... nearly 5 years playing now, never looked back :)

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Crimson Nirnroots
Compliant Munitions
#26 - 2013-08-17 07:28:26 UTC
I have begun playing this great game only very recently, after having a co-working tell me about all the fun and exciting things he experiences in-game. So far I am having an absolute blast.

Also: Spaceships. Seriously awesome.

Antimatter, now with more Nirnroots.

Alaric Faelen
Goonswarm Federation
#27 - 2013-08-17 08:22:46 UTC
Been playing Eve since just before Incarna was released. When I started, I couldn't imagine anyone playing one game for several years like the old guys I met back then. I spent about 10 minutes on an avatar since they simply didn't matter back then.

I am still terrible at Eve Online.

I always avoided multiplayer in games specifically because as a middle age guy, I have little use for being pwned by some racist 12 year old over and over. The few times I tried, like CoD and a very (very) brief trial of WoW- only reinforced that paradigm.

But I kept hearing about Eve Online, mostly things that the WoW people consider bad, like non-consensual PvP, real loss, and a true sandbox world where even scamming is okay.
If WoW players don't like it, it must be good!

When I finally went ahead and started playing, I didn't bother with a trial acct, just paid for 3 months up front. I was fully expecting the slow grind and steep learning curve. I understood that I would be terrible for some time, and came in with patience beyond what I would have put into any other game.

Still here, so I must like Eve.
Shokal Shikkoken
#28 - 2013-08-18 01:28:11 UTC
The same way most people did, an article about some dude losing a pricey ship and going, 'didn't want that $5,000 ship anyway". Everything in this game seems to revolve around real-world currency and PLEX, or at least that's all that seems to make headlines. EVE is apparently a pissing contest where everyone measures their penis by how much money they throw away each month losing flying penises. Lol
Demica Diaz
#29 - 2013-08-18 15:03:14 UTC  |  Edited by: Demica Diaz
Ex World of Warcraft player who grew up and got job. Since I travel a lot and am away sometimes month or even two, I felt behind in WoW and didnt wanted to hold back my friends who were raiding heroic modes. So I quit that game and at that time I knew about EVE but never had time to try. So I read about EVE and hear all cool "future visions" devs had and subbed for one year to try out. Game felt good. It was challenge and I liked that. Once I ran into my first 35 days skill training, I was happy as I could use my absence when traveling to train long skills. Joined E-Uni to learn more and had blast in it, but when I had to go on four month trip so I got kicked for inactivity. Joined RvB to learn PvP but in few days got call to leave again so I left RvB. Now I prefer just sit in NPC corp, dont want to bother other corps because any time I might be away for long time.

What interests me in EVE is that even when EVE world runs around and stuff happens. When I get back, I dont feel like I have fallen behind. I come back, continue to do what I like or try new stuff and all happens at my own pace. Besides I quite like CCP folks, they seem to be quite jolly type and despite branding themselves as "bad boys" of mmo, the community is quite good and lively. Bear
Robby Altair
#30 - 2013-08-18 19:22:19 UTC
Learned about EVE on a internet search. Being a fan of Science Fiction, I was looking for a Sci-Fi based MMO to play around with.

The elements that interested me in EVE was SCI-FI, robotic drones, and jump clones. Many of EVE players are Sci-fi fans, and so am I. Interest in drones because of experience in robotics and industrial control( RL robots are more fun.). Jump clones because of enjoying the Eight Worlds novels and short stories by John Varley.

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Lumukanda Theleraese
Paranoid Inc
#31 - 2013-08-18 23:47:28 UTC
Couple of guys I raced against were talking about the game one day and being a bit of a space nut, I asked them about it and they fired up the laptop and showed it to me. Signed up soon after.
Jonathan Peak
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#32 - 2013-08-19 06:00:04 UTC
I first learned about EVE not too long after launch, reading reviews. I liked the sci-fi setting, and it seemed similar to the online Escape Velocity I'd long wished Ambrosia Software would produce, but for whatever reason I didn't dive into the game.

Since people are posting more detailed stories, I'll post mine too:

After getting into FFXI and later WoW in 2004, and quitting WoW for the first time in 2005 (I'd quit FFXI shortly after WoW's release), I decided to give EVE a try. I didn't enjoy the experience much, and quit after my trial. Played WoW again for a few months, quit again (mostly for good), and decided to give EVE another chance. This time, what threw me off was a graphical problem. Specifically, Amarr stations would flicker and distort. It ruined the immersion and put me off again, and I couldn't find a solution to the problem, so I quit for the second time.

I returned to the game in 2009, and enjoyed it a bit more. I didn't have the issues with Amarr stations, the skill queue had been added, etc. I played for a few months I think, even joined EVE University and started really learning how everything worked. However, I ended up quitting again. I don't really remember why.

I briefly tried again in 2011, but at that point I was using a budget laptop and just trying to use the new character creator was a painful enough experience for me to abort re-entry.

Now I'm back again, and I'm enjoying the game much more. Perhaps I'm more patient now, or I'm busier and thus better appreciate EVE's progression system, but I think I'll be around for a while this time. We'll see.
#33 - 2013-08-19 10:16:15 UTC
Played the beta. Found out about that somewhere on the internet, probably.

Didn't start playing till '05, a combination of getting my first credit card and getting broadband at home. Had to stop playing for over a year due to university making it impossible to have a schedule in game or even being able to get online to switch my skills in time.
I think I haven't had any mayor breaks since I picked it back up in 07.
I still consider myself very much a newb.
Riel Saigo
#34 - 2013-08-20 15:28:09 UTC
I watched the Eve Online Trinity trailer on YouTube and got really caught up in it. It looked awesome.

I didn't go and subscribe to the game for another 3 or 4 years, but the game was always in the back of my head. Then I started watching Johnny Pew's "Explorer's Log" on YouTube. Did a trial account and found it interesting, but didn't have the money to subscribe to another game. I was already playing World of Warcraft with one of my best real-life friends. After the Kung-fu Panda expansion, she dropped out of WoW and I got disillusioned with how the whole game was geared toward max-level players.

Started looking for something else. Started with World of Tanks, which I still like. But then watched the "Battle of Asakai" video on YouTube and was impressed all over again, and started listening to Eve podcasts pretty heavily while traveling. Finally caved in and paid for a three month subscription and am enjoying it a lot.
Critical Mass Inc
#35 - 2013-08-20 16:44:50 UTC
Friend at work played, said come join. I joined, he dragged us out to null with less than 1mil SP and we learned the hard way how one can end up on people's bad side. That was years ago. I still play casually and am pretty well cross trained for most things below capital ships. It makes the session interesting when I can log on an just pick an activity and do it (mining, exploration, PI, missioning, hauling, manufacturing, etc..)

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Ines Tegator
Serious Business Inc. Ltd. LLC. etc.
#36 - 2013-08-21 02:50:44 UTC
I've known about EVE since it was launched. I didn't get into it for years though, because it just didn't have much gameplay then. Mining and auto-orbiting combat looked really boring. Cut to a few years later, sometime around Dominion, and a buddy of mine got me to do a trial. At that point, there were lots of things to do besides mining (exploration is what grabbed me) and that's that.

Having a corp to jump into right away helped a lot too. o7 to the old rock, paper shotgun guys for taking newbs and tempering them in drunken fire.
Caldari State
#37 - 2013-08-21 07:10:26 UTC
In the dorms at uni we were unable to get on most MMO games on the school's network. Then in the second year my housemates and I moved out and rented our own house. Noticed my housemate getting excited about a new ship CCP had released, the Drake. He even sold his Raven to buy one of the first few overpriced drakes back then.

Since I'd never paid to play MMO's before, mainly just playing private servers to test the game out etc, I was a bit sketchy about this one, in addition to it being out of my regular genre. Then I gave the trial a go, started reading up the forums a bit. The C&P forums as well as that story by Innominate Nightmare were the hook for me, showing me all the freedom I could have in this game.

Ever since then my account has been running almost non-stop for the past 6-7 years, barring a couple of months for exams etc (back when they had ghost training too Lol)
Ruby Pyrenne
#38 - 2013-08-21 11:18:46 UTC
I've been hearing about EVE for a very long time now, and did watch the old video in the past, poked the forums a bit.
One of those games that you might find interesting but something else always comes in between.

And what was it that appealed to me all that time?
The things people kept talking about on these very forums: the cold, harsh and dark playstyle that is EVE - one moment you think you have all, only to see it taken away a breath later.
A fully player driven economy, piracy, scams, politics, wars and quite expansive industrial facets - it's all there.
It makes me curious, as is my nature, and i felt like being part of it, but I always postponed it.

Until last monday, I thought, screw it and go for it. I always felt I'd like it so I went and took the 3 month sub from the get-go.
Sat down spending 2 hours fiddling in character creation shortly after.

Only two days in and the click is there already.
I sense there is some serious devotion required to progress properly and it drives me.

Yep, logging in the instant I come home tonight, damn work keeping me from playing it. part III posted @ 12 sept 2013

Arm of Coryphaeus
#39 - 2013-08-21 14:01:57 UTC
So Ruby. I hope the Astral Mining Inc. is treating you well over there in Aufay. ;)

The AMI was the corporation I started out doing security missions for years ago when I first broke into Eve. To this day they are number 2 on my faction standings list.
Toshiro Hasegawa
EVE University
Ivy League
#40 - 2013-08-21 17:47:59 UTC
I was playing Planetarion (web based mmo thing -- -- ) and one of the guys in the clan i was in told me about a game in production that would be like Elite in some ways. Anyhow that hooked me right in, having been a bit of an Elite addict in my youth, and i started reading up on this Eve Online thing. Spaceships, trade, space pirates, all in a graphical 3d MMO .. whats not to love. Within a few weeks, i had attended a Dev chat on IRC and everyone in the chat got into the Beta - was probably september 2002.

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