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Marcus Druallis
Aperture Harmonics
Posted - 2010.03.08 13:12:00 - [31]

Originally by: Ciphero
G'day, Forumers.

I'm an Eve player from back in the day (summer of 2003) and played through to 2005-2006, before getting what most people seem to call burnout. I've played on and off since then, never lasting more than a month. When people ask me about Eve, my general assessment is usually "the amount of fun you can have is tremendous, it beats any other MMO out there - unfortunately it's very rare that you reach that level". I emigrated to WoW and still play it. While you can have more fun in Eve, the average level of fun (for me) is certainly higher in WoW. It's quite fun all the time, as opposed to incredibly fun once a month.

Now. My main gripe with Eve is that it's stagnated. This is fine for newer players; they didn't see seven eighths of the Eve content announced in the early days and very little appearing since. The last time I really checked in with Eve was the advent of wormholes, which were the first really new feature that wasn't talked about back in the pre-Shiva (2004? I think) days. Correct me if I'm wrong, but they're focused on Eve's red headed stepchild of a PvE environment. Eh.

WoW PvE showed me what an MMO can do (I know, different focus). PvP is more fun, but relies on other human beings to help provide the fun. The ease with which fleet battles can be avoided shows the flaw in this system (how many times have the 0.0ers reading this sat in a fleet of hundreds, waiting for a fight that never began?), and Eve never really felt like it was doing much to counter this.

I want to fall in love with Eve again. I really do - it was the first game I read about and suspected it was too good to be true. It was my first MMO, and I still think it has more potential than any game out there. CCP created a fantastic, overwhelmingly deep game that suffers a few, crucial flaws that stop me enjoying it as much as I feel I should (reliance on alts, horrific PoS system - this may have changed so ignore me if that's the case, amount of time required to generate any meaningful level of isk, etc etc)

Tell me I did the right thing by reactivating, please!

You only made one mistake.

Wormhole space has no local.

And people fly stupidly expensive ships there to kill sleepers.

1. Fit Cloak
2. Fit Combat Probe Launcher
3. ?????
4. Profit!

Callista Sincera
Hedion University
Posted - 2010.03.08 16:00:00 - [32]

Well, it's apples and oranges really, but I guess you could say that the apple grows bigger and stronger all the time while the orange is plagued by insects and doesn't seem to develop itself quite as well as the apple. While it still grows, there seems to be quite a lot of dead tissue inside...

Imo CCP should stop deploying crappy, half-finished features, or if they want to continue like this, at the very least have one cleanup scrum-team that keeps revisiting old, broken or unfinished stuff. CSM's asked for as much as apparently did some CCP devs, but for some completely unexplained reason, they still won't.
And yeah, something like Planetside's "Instant action" would be fun, though I'm not sure how they could do it in EVE. Here's hope that Incarna ships with some "virtual games" to play, while stuck in a station.

Posted - 2010.03.10 13:30:00 - [33]

Originally by: u die
WoW vs. EVE


WoW will win, all the kids are saying it!


Ghengis Tia
Posted - 2010.03.10 15:46:00 - [34]

Eve is the only MMO I've ever played. A friend did show me his WOW character in action, and my impression was 'Saturday Morning Cartoons'. The walking gait of his character and the cartoonish medieval graphics of the city just looked and felt juvenile.

I grew up reading SciFi, and Eve resembled the cover art in its detail and its vast, epic nature.

'Lone Wolf' is my style of play, and I find plenty of distraction that keeps the game interesting. Occasionally I hit a block, but find a new direction and off I go. The Eve universe is more 'adult' in its approach (due to its European origin?) and its intricacy keeps my mind occupied.

Which, I guess, is the endgame for any game.....

Posted - 2010.03.10 16:40:00 - [35]

Op, simply put you have a low attention span. Nothing against you personally but eve requires more does not. End of story.

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