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Hitman20
Posted - 2009.09.04 17:46:00 - [31]
 

Originally by: Gavriel Black
I turned gay and found a rich eve player to keep me. simples.


Uhhhhh....don't think I would go that far lol

Gavriel Black
Posted - 2009.09.04 17:50:00 - [32]
 

Originally by: Hitman20
Originally by: Gavriel Black
I turned gay and found a rich eve player to keep me. simples.


Uhhhhh....don't think I would go that far lol


Now, I know it may not seem appealing at first, but with enough alcohol and vaseline it's not so bad.

McFly
Peanut Factory
Posted - 2009.09.04 18:16:00 - [33]
 

Edited by: McFly on 04/09/2009 18:18:38

Emily Elderburry
Posted - 2009.09.04 18:50:00 - [34]
 

A huge percentage of the time that people play the game is occupied by isk making. Utilize your time wisely and try trading. Check your orders a few times a day and use your saved time doing fun things like PvP.

Doing this allows for great isk making ( bought a Nyx and Aeon) and ample time for PvP.

Best of luck to you, cheers.

Avoida
Posted - 2009.09.04 18:55:00 - [35]
 

Originally by: Ninja Troll
Errrr, what's a girlfriend?


It's just like your boyfriend..but without the *****.

TheLordofAllandNothing
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2009.09.04 19:02:00 - [36]
 

KEEP SKILLS TRAINING
KEEP SKILLS TRAINING
and to make it sink in...
KEEP SKILLS TRAINING

if real life gets in the way as it always does, and if you can afford to keep the sub going, just keep on training dude, then when you come back you will have new ships available for you to try and will be more fun. Also with the addition of the skill queue, only need a 5 minute check in every day or so to switch skills Wink

Lucjan
Posted - 2009.09.04 19:26:00 - [37]
 

Get married, then she can't/won't leave.

Hitman20
Posted - 2009.09.04 19:30:00 - [38]
 

Originally by: Lucjan
Get married, then she can't/won't leave.


No...then she would have the ablity to devorse me and take my stuff...including my eve toons...lol

Bibbleibble
Posted - 2009.09.04 21:18:00 - [39]
 

Originally by: Lucjan
Get married, then she can't/won't leave.


Famous last words.

Adacia Calla
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.09.04 21:46:00 - [40]
 

Originally by: Lucjan
Get married, then she can't/won't leave.

Er.

Toraltian2
Posted - 2009.09.04 22:00:00 - [41]
 

You should emotionally abuse your GF over the course of several months till she doesn't have a high enough self esteem to leave or complain about anything you do. Once you do this and get her to do some of your schoolwork you'll have plenty of time to play EVE.


soldieroffortune 258
Gallente
Tribal Liberation Force
Posted - 2009.09.04 23:24:00 - [42]
 

Edited by: soldieroffortune 258 on 04/09/2009 23:24:56
Originally by: Hitman20
How do you guys do it all? I found out about eve early this year and fell hard for the game....really hard lol, but real life is allways getting in the way of even playing for a short time. The only option I have been presented is to quit, or at least take sevral months off before playing again. Any stories like this that had a good outcome? And no, getting rid of the girlfriend is not an option....


If you want to continue to get layed regularly, quit EVE and come back to it when you can.

Manu Hermanus
FaDoyToy
Posted - 2009.09.04 23:41:00 - [43]
 

Originally by: Hitman20
Edited by: Hitman20 on 04/09/2009 15:24:20
Originally by: Arthur Frayn
Originally by: Hitman20
If only she was a gamer lol :)


Dump her. You don't share the same interests.


Fail...you didn't even read the last part....


Fail, it is ALWAYS an option

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Rawr Cristina
Caldari
Naqam
Posted - 2009.09.04 23:48:00 - [44]
 

you're not from around here are you

Sha'Uri Dark
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2009.09.05 00:16:00 - [45]
 

Finally a topic worth replying to...

I'm 33 work full time, go to school full time, and have a girlfriend with a 5 year old son. My typical day starts at 7:30-8 am and I don't usually make it back to bed till about 1:30-2am.

When do I play you ask? The short answer is never. I never have enuff time to commit to any sort of group activity like PvP. I never have the time to run anything more than one (1) as in less than two (2) but more than zero (0) L3 mission. It's becoming harder and harder to justify spending the ~$45 for a 3 month sub, I've already let 2 of my 3 accounts close as I don't have any time for them.

So to answer your question we...err I don't "Do it all". I have responsibilities and obligations that are far more important than my desire to play an internet spaceship game.

That said I really miss being able to play Crying or Very sad. I still manage to sneak in a few (1-3) hours of playing a week here and there, mostly when I should be studying or I'm at work at night and it's just me there.

Sharp Feather
Gallente
POS Builder Inc.
Silent Requiem
Posted - 2009.09.05 00:21:00 - [46]
 

wait wait wait... you dont need to play EVE, you just need to change your skills. If I know I have skills training, then I feel free to do w/e else there is to do. :)

Gobler
Playboy Enterprises
Dark Taboo
Posted - 2009.09.05 05:47:00 - [47]
 

Edited by: Gobler on 05/09/2009 05:48:14
1) Get your girl to give you head while you play.
2) Get her to do your homework, write reports, etc. while you play.
3) Play at work.

Personalty I've tried #1&3 it was great. #2 tho didn't workout so well.

Samroski
Games Inc.
Posted - 2009.09.05 08:13:00 - [48]
 

Pay attention to her BEFORE you start to play (ideally leaving her in a state of forgetful bliss).

Use a laptop and play in a window.

Trade to make your money. The best feeling is logging on after a few days and seeing you've made a billion :)

Make full use of weekends and holidays.

Keep the skill training going, as suggested many times above.

Work towards a profession which will give you opportunities to play at work.

Laechyd Eldgorn
Caldari
draketrain
Posted - 2009.09.05 08:18:00 - [49]
 

If girlfriend is stopping you from playing I pity you, since she's probably bossing you a lot anyway. Tbh. My advise, throw her out.


Ben Sullivan
The Foreign Legion
Wildly Inappropriate.
Posted - 2009.09.05 09:10:00 - [50]
 

My gf plays WoW. Pathetic, but I can't really complain because a lot of our free time is spent on gaming.

VanNostrum
Posted - 2009.09.05 09:17:00 - [51]
 

tbh i see Eve as an investment for my retirement (which is in about 20 years lol) when i'll have all the time to play the game
so right now, just training skills lol

ceaon
Posted - 2009.09.05 11:15:00 - [52]
 

Originally by: Hitman20
Edited by: Hitman20 on 04/09/2009 15:24:20
Originally by: Arthur Frayn
Originally by: Hitman20
If only she was a gamer lol :)


Dump her. You don't share the same interests.


Fail...you didn't even read the last part....

more or less this

Xorxarle
DEATHFUNK
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2009.09.05 11:19:00 - [53]
 

Edited by: Xorxarle on 05/09/2009 11:21:41
play while working seems to help. Not that I would ever do that, no no no not me.

Verus Avocatio
Posted - 2009.09.05 11:41:00 - [54]
 

Originally by: Lucjan
Get married, then she can't/won't leave.


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Ky Vatta
Majority 12
Posted - 2009.09.05 11:50:00 - [55]
 

Erm, hypnotise her into liking/playing Eve??YARRRR!!


Syberbolt8
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2009.09.05 13:20:00 - [56]
 

my wife plays eve, its how i get to spend so much time online :P

Kalintos Tyl
Minmatar
Bloody Amarr's
Posted - 2009.09.05 15:18:00 - [57]
 

collage,work,girlfriend,eve - chosse 2

Kurfin
Amarr
Posted - 2009.09.05 17:48:00 - [58]
 

Up until a couple of months ago I was going to college for a couple of nights a week after work, combined with the college work out of college didn't leave much time for gaming. You just have to look at how you use your time and where you can make economies. Getting work done in lunch breaks, if you don't drive everywhere see if you can get stuff done while travelling. Just generally try to streamline you life. Even if you don't use the time saved to game, you be more relaxed as a result.

If your GF is taking up all your free time with stuff she wants to do, have a word with her. Explain that you need 'ME' time. Encouraging her to take up an activity that doesn't involve you can work very well if you can pull it off.

Lindsay Logan
Posted - 2009.09.05 17:54:00 - [59]
 

Originally by: Hitman20
How do you guys do it all? I found out about eve early this year and fell hard for the game....really hard lol, but real life is allways getting in the way of even playing for a short time. The only option I have been presented is to quit, or at least take sevral months off before playing again. Any stories like this that had a good outcome? And no, getting rid of the girlfriend is not an option....


1 Dump gf
2 Drop college
3 Quit work
4 Play EVE
5 ...?
6 Profit!

Gsptlsnz
Posted - 2009.09.05 19:12:00 - [60]
 

Originally by: Emily Elderburry
A huge percentage of the time that people play the game is occupied by isk making. Utilize your time wisely ...


Don't ever grind for *anything* in a video game. If it isn't fun, don't do it. This includes generating ISK. It also includes "frog kissing" for status. As others have said, this means that you'll never be the top of the pecking order in EvE. Of course that's a good thing, not a bad thing.

Adjust your game objectives to prioritize fun, and exclude (or minimize to acceptable levels) everything in-game that's not fun.

Spend as much time as is appropriate on the game as a *hobby*.

If the numbers don't work out after this, stop playing the game. Real Life matters. EvE is just entertainment.


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