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why is eve-online so good?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by SoapSurgeon, 21 Jul 2006.

  1. SoapSurgeon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Apr 2003

    Posts: 1,101

    Hi,

    just started playing eve because everyone was raving about it but to be honest im pretty bored, ive spent hours watching my ship fly its self from planet to planet delivering parcels.

    What is it that everyone finds so good about this game? Any suggestions to make it more fun for me?

    Matt
     
  2. Andr3w

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

    Posts: 19,737

    Location: England

    When you get to a higher level you are able to open the packages mid flight, 90% of them include pr0n for your viewing pleasure
    edit: sorry im in a bad mood
     
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  3. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Manchester

    I love space, science fiction ... I used to hate the big polituics in 0.0 before I got myself down there ... now I love it.

    I love the risk ... the tactics ... the ships and modules. I love the teamwork, the amount of stuff you can do :)

    I'm biased as I've been playing for 2 and a half years though, but even now I am absolutely poor at fighting, a 3 month old character will easily kill me, I have focussed on support skills.
     
  4. SoapSurgeon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Apr 2003

    Posts: 1,101

    Any examples?
     
  5. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

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    Location: Manchester

    where do I start :) ... mining, research & design, helping run a corp, running missions, trading, building, hauling, rat hunting, joining 0.0, pirate, mercenary, infiltrating/stealing from corps, etc. :)
     
  6. Andelusion

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Oct 2003

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    Location: Huddersfield

    laffo :D
     
  7. SoapSurgeon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Apr 2003

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    but how do i do this stuff?? say i want to pvp how on earth do i know whether or not it will be an even fight? There is no clear way of determining how much harder a target is... or is there?

    I used to play DAoC and they had a handy colour scheme which easily identified which targets i should avoid.
     
  8. Inquisitor

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Apr 2004

    Posts: 11,788

    Location: Birmingham

    You have to give it time. It's very boring at the beginning, without exception really.

    It's very difficult to sum up why I like EVE so much, but I think it's mainly the depth. The thing that makes EVE unique is that players make their own content and don't rely on the developers for it. A good way of illustrating the sheer depth of EVE is the alliance territorial map:
    http://myeve.eve-online.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=331220

    The map shows the different regions owned by the various alliances in EVE. Note that every single alliance is formed and run independantly by the players of EVE, with no intervention from devs. At first, a few years ago, there wasn't even any official ingame alliance system. Players just banded together, occupied an area of space and called themselves an alliance. There's now an ingame alliance system that has been introduced as a result of players forming these alliances. The biggest alliance at the moment ASCN (Ascendant Frontier) consiting of around 3700 players. The biggest alliances ever to have existsed in EVE, however, were, I think, the CA (Curse Alliance) and XF (Xetic Federation), each with about 5000+ players, although they fell apart a long time ago.

    All of the interesting stuff (i.e. alliance warfare) happens out in the lawless tracts of 0.0 space. It's kind of difficult to get involved in this as a noob, you need to join a player corp in order to actually stand a chance in 0.0.

    edit: put the old alliance map link in :o
     
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  9. Inquisitor

    Capodecina

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    Location: Birmingham

    That's just the thing about EVE, it's not easy on noobs, and there's no clear cut way of knowing whether you can win a fight. It's all down to experience.

    If you join a good player corp, they'll show you the ropes.
     
  10. SoapSurgeon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Apr 2003

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    any recommendations?
     
  11. Inquisitor

    Capodecina

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    There are 3 main corps with members on this forum:

    • OcUK (obviously :p) - an empire based industrial corp, good for noobs
    • STK Scientific - a well established 0.0 based PvP and industrial corp, member of ASCN
    • British Space Corps - another very well established 0.0 based PvP/industrial corp, member of E.R.A. One of the 10 oldest corps in EVE with a history going back several years before EVE, started off in Earth and Beyond ;)

    I'm a member of the BSC myself :)
     
  12. SoapSurgeon

    Wise Guy

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    ok think ill join ocuk tonight then, see if anyone is around to give me some pointers, thanks.
     
  13. Inquisitor

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Apr 2004

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    No problems. Remember, it gets a lot better once you get into it. It takes about a month to really get the hang of EVE, and even then, you've barely even scratched the surface.
     
  14. Andr3w

    Capodecina

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    is there still the 14day trial?
     
  15. Inquisitor

    Capodecina

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    Location: Birmingham

    Yup
     
  16. Anim

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Jul 2004

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    Location: Berkshire

    im so tempted to pick up eve again now that ive quit wow. truely one of the best games ive really ever played.

    would my account still be alive with my stuff? left it for about a year now. i'd want to level a bit more then join a proper 0.0 pvp corp and destroy some outposts.
     
  17. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

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    Yup, yout character will still exist, afaik CCP havent deleted any characters themselves (may be wrong)
     
  18. Ozzie Dave

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Wales, UK

    Well, thats good to know if true. Haven't played for a few months myself and may go back end of this year. I always thought it was a 6 month cutoff but maybe they never upheld it?

    It would be a shame to lose 2 1/2 years of grinding. Was gonna activate the account just before the 6 months was up just to keep it safe. But I really haven't got the time to get back into it properly atm...
     
  19. playworker

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Mar 2006

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    Location: Telford

    There is no grinding in EVE, just time taken to train skills :confused:
     
  20. Ozzie Dave

    Hitman

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    Location: Wales, UK

    Yeah, that too :p

    What I actually meant was the time it took to amass my fortune and collection of ships/weapons ;)