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Do you actually enjoy playing EVE? [Poll]

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Dravos Tarimus
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2017-05-26 22:40:40 UTC
Do you find playing EVE an overall enjoyable experience, or in the grand scheme of things do you find yourself getting more angry, frustrated, sad, etc. from playing than if you didn't play? When you finish playing EVE for the day, do you find yourself less happy than when you started that day? EVE can be addictive but sometimes not in a good way, rather in a loop of negative emotions (you get angry so you try harder causing you to become more angry when you fail causing you to try even harder causing you to become even more angry when you fail etc.)

http://www.strawpoll.me/13048904
Jenn aSide
Worthless Carebears
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#2 - 2017-05-26 23:25:02 UTC
I wouldn't be here if I didn't, next month makes 10 years and I'm still learning, still screwing up and still having a blast.

I don't get the unhappy people, but I suspect that:

-some people either like being perpetually pissed off by a thing or,

-they are 'naively hopeful' (read: stupid) and think that the things they don't like will eventually get fixed ("it's been 14 years, CCP will ban ganking ANY DAY NOW"!! lool), or,

- they are addicted and can't break out of it.

Either way it has to suck for them.
Austin Blythe
Doomheim
#3 - 2017-05-26 23:53:53 UTC
Jenn aSide wrote:
I wouldn't be here if I didn't, next month makes 10 years and I'm still learning, still screwing up and still having a blast.

I don't get the unhappy people, but I suspect that:

-some people either like being perpetually pissed off by a thing or,

-they are 'naively hopeful' (read: stupid) and think that the things they don't like will eventually get fixed ("it's been 14 years, CCP will ban ganking ANY DAY NOW"!! lool), or,

- they are addicted and can't break out of it.

Either way it has to suck for them.


Whining about entitled casuals for almost 10 years, must suck for you.

On topic, often I find I enjoy reading about EVE or watching EVE videos more than actually playing it. There are times when the things that **** me off about EVE just bore me or irritate me that little bit too much and I have a break.
Sonya Corvinus
Grant Village
#4 - 2017-05-26 23:55:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Sonya Corvinus
...who on earth would keep playing a game they didn't enjoy? If someone's reading these forums they like the game...
Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#5 - 2017-05-27 00:04:31 UTC
Sometimes I hate it. Sometimes I love it.

I voted positive overall, though.

Mr Epeen Cool
Jenn aSide
Worthless Carebears
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#6 - 2017-05-27 00:21:22 UTC
Austin Blythe wrote:
Jenn aSide wrote:
I wouldn't be here if I didn't, next month makes 10 years and I'm still learning, still screwing up and still having a blast.

I don't get the unhappy people, but I suspect that:

-some people either like being perpetually pissed off by a thing or,

-they are 'naively hopeful' (read: stupid) and think that the things they don't like will eventually get fixed ("it's been 14 years, CCP will ban ganking ANY DAY NOW"!! lool), or,

- they are addicted and can't break out of it.

Either way it has to suck for them.


Whining about entitled casuals for almost 10 years, must suck for you.

On topic, often I find I enjoy reading about EVE or watching EVE videos more than actually playing it. There are times when the things that **** me off about EVE just bore me or irritate me that little bit too much and I have a break.



Oh look, a case in point.
Aedaxus
Ascendance
Goonswarm Federation
#7 - 2017-05-27 00:22:05 UTC
EVE Online is like drugs. Makes you feel good but wrecks you at the same time.

Great game, clunky interface on occasion but nice spaceships, lots of things to do in PVE. Mining, manufacturing, trade, hauling, lots of diverse missioning types, gradual security in regions making it a challenge even if you progress, jumping and warping looks like in DrWho! differnt regions, planet types (with a planetary interaction mini game), some nice chat channels although paranoia aabout "spaiz" make people in general not talk at all. But a large amount of great websites with a lot of information about just everything ingame.

I avoid PVP as much as possible. It's not my thing.

Extremely toxic community, much worse than 4chan's /pol/ channel. They probably aren't like that in real life but I guess we'll never know as criminal records and sexual offender statuses aren't linked into their profiles. Also on the forums a high degree of "Anyone who has an opinion different from mine is ********." exists. But yes, there are still a few nice players around.
Pix Severus
Empty You
#8 - 2017-05-27 00:30:53 UTC
I enjoy EVE immensely.

I've found that the key to prolonged enjoyment of the game is to take regular breaks; don't try to take in too much at once or you'll burn-out.

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Eternus8lux8lucis
Duckzer Mining Corporation
RAZOR Alliance
#9 - 2017-05-27 00:47:18 UTC
I HATE YOU ALL!!

14 years of you fookahs is long enough!! Go die or something or let me shoot you in the face!! wait!! come back here so I can shoot you again!!

Why you running noob?!?! Youll only die tired!!


HERE PIGGIE PIGGIE PIGGIE!! -Bunny

Wait?!?! You guys are still here?!?! Ugh

What are you doing in MY Jita?!?! yeah... its MINE!! ITS MY ISLAND!!

DONT COME HERE AGAIN!!

/me eyeballs CCP Shocked

/me passes beer to ISD Twisted

Have you heard anything I've said?

You said it's all circling the drain, the whole universe. Right?

That's right.

Had to end sometime.

Djsaeu
Doomheim
#10 - 2017-05-27 01:14:26 UTC
I find that I am not enjoying EVE as much as I used to. I am still here and I am still doing what I do. Just the other day I had a very easy kill, and just let it go. I was thinking, hmm, oh well, not worth the ammo. I am even starting to avoid the people in the Corp. I think it may be time for a change.
Lulu Lunette
Savage Moon Society
#11 - 2017-05-27 01:58:41 UTC
I've scaled back my dreams and had to also accept that I'll probably just be a solo player ~ since then I've been mostly happy. It's usually me vs. being able to stay connected to Tranquility anyway.

@lunettelulu7

Vanessa Celtis
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2017-05-27 02:58:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Vanessa Celtis
Dravos Tarimus wrote:
Do you find playing EVE an overall enjoyable experience, or in the grand scheme of things do you find yourself getting more angry, frustrated, sad, etc. from playing than if you didn't play? When you finish playing EVE for the day, do you find yourself less happy than when you started that day? EVE can be addictive but sometimes not in a good way, rather in a loop of negative emotions (you get angry so you try harder causing you to become more angry when you fail causing you to try even harder causing you to become even more angry when you fail etc.)

http://www.strawpoll.me/13048904


I end-up an Eve session either by wanting to kill myself, or thinking I am the master of the universe.
The only reason to quit EVE is when your hand holding the mouse is no longer sweaty when entering low-sec.
Other than that Eve is like Facebook, you can't delete your character, it remains there forever.
Avaelica Kuershin
Paper Cats
#13 - 2017-05-27 03:22:56 UTC
The only things preventing me enjoying EvE more are:
11-12 hours of work, coursework and study each day

And sometimes I do something so profoundly stupid, I just have to log off for a while.
Blade Darth
Room for Improvement
Good Sax
#14 - 2017-05-27 03:25:37 UTC
Lulu Lunette wrote:
I've scaled back my dreams and had to also accept that I'll probably just be a solo player ~ since then I've been mostly happy. It's usually me vs. being able to stay connected to Tranquility anyway.
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Chainsaw Plankton
FaDoyToy
#15 - 2017-05-27 03:45:22 UTC
I enjoy it, sometimes I play more sometimes less. Right now I mostly leave my trade alts logged in and update orders when I have a moment and then run manufacturing jobs when I have open slots.

keep meaning to get back into combat, but never seem to make it there for long. usually get drunk and go on a roam every so often and that satiates the blood lust.

@ChainsawPlankto on twitter

Magnus Jax
#16 - 2017-05-27 06:38:21 UTC
Pix Severus wrote:
I enjoy EVE immensely.

I've found that the key to prolonged enjoyment of the game is to take regular breaks; don't try to take in too much at once or you'll burn-out.


For me that is the key. If I get too involved for too long I'll just burn out and start to resent my, self created, situation and probably rage quit because of it. Has happened several times over the years.

Take it in smaller doses, don't take it too serious (I stopped running 5+ accounts, for one thing) and switch play styles and activities from time to time.
Indahmawar Fazmarai
#17 - 2017-05-27 07:04:45 UTC
I ceased to enjoy playing EVE long time ago and stopped playing altogether a year ago, but I still enjoy reading and writing about it, specially now that it's free to do it.

As many bittervets, I lovehate EVE, and in the long run the only sane decission was to stop.

CCP is a different matter, though, since what I love in EVE are mostly accidents that happened despite of CCP and what I hate are mostly CCP's actions and inactions.

Picture EVE as a insane but charismatic b*tch and CCP as the bastard parents that wrecked her (and keep wrecking her).
Aurelius Oshidashi
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#18 - 2017-05-27 07:31:57 UTC
Sonya Corvinus wrote:
...who on earth would keep playing a game they didn't enjoy? If someone's reading these forums they like the game...


That was my first thought too. But if you're an idiot, have mental problems or just can't control your own behaviour you might turn out doing things you dont enjoy while nobody forces you.

Thats one of the reasons why psychologists have a job I guess.
Aurelius Oshidashi
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#19 - 2017-05-27 07:34:26 UTC
Lulu Lunette wrote:
I've scaled back my dreams and had to also accept that I'll probably just be a solo player ~ since then I've been mostly happy. It's usually me vs. being able to stay connected to Tranquility anyway.


You are awesome. I so much enjoy reading your posts always!

Please join us in null sec. We pride ourselves on giving total freedom to members, no obligations ever. Maybe that will allow you to scale up your dreams again?
Aurelius Oshidashi
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#20 - 2017-05-27 07:42:21 UTC
We run a null sec corp with only one goal, that everybody has fun when they log in. After all its a game. So far this is going great for us. Everyone is free to take up whatever role they want, join fleet ops, but no one is obliged to do anything.

Whenever someone isnt having fun, which is rare but happens, we help eachother out and fix his or her problem
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