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Played EVE Last night after 2 yrs!

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by uk_viper, 9 Jun 2010.

  1. uk_viper

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Jun 2003

    Posts: 2,807

    Location: Berkshire

    Seems like a heck of a lot has changed, loads of new skills, drone rigging, planet control!

    After playing STO for a few months thought it was a right let down and a waste of spending £180 on lifetime subscription.

    Anyone else recently done the same?
     
  2. BlizzardX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,440

    Location: Auckland, New Zealand

    I keep looking back at the game, often with fond memories as I was their the day the game went from BETA to live. I keep intending to log in with the 5 day free come back pass, but I never get round to it. Checked my account the other day, last time I was active was in 2005... that was a year after I cancelled the first time!
     
  3. Mikoyan

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,734

    Location: on OCUK

    Ive always wanted to enjoy this game..but it just seems to time consuming and sometimes a little dull..when I venture out with corps going for battles etc..I find you have to fly back with them and its not like you can just log out for tea and then back on....well you can but you will be all alone! lol
     
  4. Ice Globe

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 1,132

    Location: Cheshire

    I also have fond memories of the game, and I'm very glad I experienced some of its high events.

    However, I can't see myself returning as so much has changed, it felt like a chore to earn money for PvP, it felt like a chore to relocate my belongings for wars and operations. I don't have enough un-interrupted time as Mikoyan puts it where if you need a break or to leave you're on your own or deep in enemy territory.
     
  5. -BA-

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 2,794

    Almost exactly the same reasons for me tbh. Used to love it but became a job. Come home from work, eat meal, log in, lead fleet for 6 hours or get stuck watching ship spin in station because there were naff all other FCs on. Wasn't the best FC by any stretch of the imagination but got really frustrating being bombarded with a hail of convos the second you log in asking if you were forming a gang. That, horrifc lag and disconnects when I warped into gates just put me off after 4-5 yrs of play. Miss it but can't really commit to the game like I used to.

    On a side note, I reckon they should have a "Jump to Home System" button so that if you do have to go afk, you can log back in and jump home. You shouldn't have to be stranded in hostile space just because the baby needs changing or their is a delivery at the door or your neighbour has just keyed your car. :)
     
  6. The Asgard

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,726

    Location: Chesterfield, UK

    Funny I logged in at Christmas with the 5 day freebie and on the surface thought nothing had changed much. Better graphics, more skills but missions where exactly the same.

    I too have fond memories of being in a FA blob and logging because most of the corp were US and then figting your way back home in enemy space.

    Great fun, my first MMO.
     
  7. wordy

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 6,912

    Location: Rotherham.

    Seems like alot of ppl fell as I do, Beta and early release were EVE's golden time for me and problems aside it was probably the most fun I had in an MMO. Been back a few times since quitting for the 1st time but now it seems like it's full of people playing CSS in space.
     
  8. Le_Petit_Lapin

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,742

    Location: Northern Ireland

    A couple of my friends have recently resubbed, so I might.

    Its just that I know that I cant just have one account, it makes it difficult to do things, so if I sub one again, the other 2 will follow shortly after... :(

    I also don't know if I want to commit the time to play it, its not something you can just pick up for an hour, then log out, doing anything aside from a bit of piracy requires you to sit and play for a few hours.
     
  9. arknor

    Caporegime

    Joined: 22 Nov 2005

    Posts: 38,854

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    eve is smaller than ever with the ammount of people in low sec and 0.0 spoils the game imo
     
  10. wordy

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

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    Location: Rotherham.

    Exactly, just after release it felt massive. the 0.0 space south of Khanid territory was our home and we would go for days without seeing anyone.
     
  11. -BA-

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 2,794

    I wouldn't necessarily agree about 0.0. I spent 3/4 of my Eve life living deep inside 0.0 and loved it. I think the idea of there being huge swathes of uncontrolled space where anything goes, all the more believable. To have it all with security status that prevent open combat would be daft and too scripted. The whole ethos behind the game is based around risk vs reward.
     
  12. arknor

    Caporegime

    Joined: 22 Nov 2005

    Posts: 38,854

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    eh i never said make it high sec i said space feels to crowded in 0.0 back in the first year before alliances controlled every inch the game was alot more fun.

    making travel time shorter spoilt alot of the game aswell i remember beeing in curse alliance and travelling a stupid amount of jumps to go and fight in fountain alot of banter on TS as we flew was great fun
     
  13. iviv

    Soldato

    Joined: 2 Jun 2007

    Posts: 6,841

    Location: Mornington Crescent

    Actually, I think they are saying that there are too many people in 0.0 which is spoiling the game, not that 0.0 is the thing spoiling it :p

    Edit: Dammit!
     
  14. Randomface74

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 9 Aug 2009

    Posts: 12,254

    Location: UK

    I've returned to Eve a few times, the players usually let it down by being mean.
     
  15. Ordokai

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Apr 2010

    Posts: 411

    Location: Nottingham

    EVE is the only game that constantly keeps drawing me back in every couple of years. It's what MMOs should be all about. Also STO is a joke, the char creator is the best part of the game. :p



    - Ordokai
     
  16. D18241

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 May 2004

    Posts: 2,024

    Location: England (sheffield)

    love eve and yeah STO is a joke i still got my box here in my room never even installed it
     
  17. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,702

    Location: Cornwall

    just started a trial myself
    tempted to re-open my accounts
     
  18. VeNT

    Capodecina

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    Location: Cornwall

    STO?
     
  19. Ordokai

    Gangster

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    Location: Nottingham

    Star Trek Online



    - Ordokai
     
  20. daz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,019

    Location: Bucks

    Would like to give Eve another go. My main has ~50m SP IIRC.

    I would like to see if more could be done to make the game more fun for casual players? If we accept that fundamentally, the game is about PVP then you need to grind for x amount of time to have fun for y amount. The ratio between those two too high for a lot of people.

    I used to love the free for alls on the test server where everything costs 1 ISK.