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Zhana Agonskaya
Posted - 2010.08.02 23:09:00 - [1]
 

First off this is not a troll or a dig at CCP...

I have been playing eve online for almost 3 years now, and although most of the time that has I admit been in the 'carebear life' I have tried other areas of the game, but each time after a period of time I find myself thinking, why do I still play this game?

Its not that I am no good at pvp ( I am rubbish lol) its not that I find missioning or mining, boring, its just I cannot seem to focus on one thing or the other, I start training towards one thing, and then I see something else and I switch, which is why I have such an odd spread of skills..

I think the point is, EVE has almost lost its touch for me, I use to be pretty much one of those people who could play for hours, and lived at home with mum, but lately I been getting out there, and I have a social life and soon to be moving in with a girlfriend, it just seems like where EVE was some what important, its now dropping rapidly off the list of things I like doing faster than a pre-nerf nano ship..

Question is, do I take a break? drop sub and if I change my mind come back? or should I just quit?
Walking in stations, DUST, will change nothing in EVE for me, although I would be tempted to give DUST a go being a console owner..

EVE has lost its buzz for me, but will it ever come back?

Mika Malicious
Posted - 2010.08.02 23:17:00 - [2]
 

The key to staying in Eve is having an awesome corp.
After a while, they become the ones you stay for.

Psychotic Maniac
Caldari
Head Shrinkers
Posted - 2010.08.02 23:21:00 - [3]
 

So, you have a girlfreind now. Getting layed instead of playing games...wise choice.

If you give me all your goods I'll be sure to put them to good use in your abstance.

Nemain Darru
Gallente
The Python Cartel.
Posted - 2010.08.02 23:41:00 - [4]
 

magic 8-ball says: yes

The magic 8-ball, it does not lie.

Nimbat
Posted - 2010.08.02 23:43:00 - [5]
 

What's the point? You know you'll be back after a month or three. Then you'll think about all the training time you lost.

I, like you, have a rich social life and I'm a very active person IRL. Therefore I don't always have much time to log in and do stuff. I find however that this makes me want to play even more, and as soon as I get free time I eagerly log in.

My advice to you is to not quit even though you've lost your spark. It'll come back!

Tuvak Malone
Posted - 2010.08.03 00:01:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Nimbat
My advice to you is to not quit even though you've lost your spark. It'll come back!



My fellow internet warrior speaks the truth... Breaks are good, short or otherwise.

Lord Jita
Lord Jita's Big Gay Corp
Posted - 2010.08.03 00:42:00 - [7]
 

Thinly veiled MY GIRLFRIEND thread.

Monistat Seven
Caldari
Posted - 2010.08.03 00:46:00 - [8]
 

There I fixed it...
Originally by: Zhana Agonskaya
I have a social life and soon to be moving in with a girlfriend, and she hates the time I devote to eve. She is quite jealous in fact and sometimes calls eve the beeeyatch, so I have to quit


Rolling Eyes

Zartrader
Posted - 2010.08.03 00:52:00 - [9]
 

Any girlfriend who tried to control what I want to do with my time is long gone. There's plenty of compatible people around. You'll end up watching repeat episodes of Friends with her anyway 24/7. Cut you're losses while you can!

Kireiina
Posted - 2010.08.03 00:56:00 - [10]
 


There's pretty much no down-sides to taking a break if you actually have doubts. If it turns out there's nothing else fun to do with your time or the spark returns it is always easy to come back. Whereas just doing the same things repeatedly because you feel "obligated" or you have too much "invested" is just being trapped.

A game keeping you occupied for 3 years is already impressive, but no game stays fresh forever.

Ben Derindar
Dirty Deeds Corp.
Posted - 2010.08.03 01:28:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Zhana Agonskaya
EVE has lost its buzz for me, but will it ever come back?

You're just as free to quit at any time as you are free to re-sub again afterwards.

In short, do what you want.

/Ben

mechtech
SRS Industries
SRS.
Posted - 2010.08.03 01:36:00 - [12]
 

Yea take a break. The great thing about eve is with the frequent expansion releases, you can come back in a year or 2 and have tons of new things to play with.

Xai Rayna
Posted - 2010.08.03 01:42:00 - [13]
 

Your girlfriend will cheat on you and you'll break up.

Eve would never do that to you.


Xroxreariad Ramatarapap
Posted - 2010.08.03 02:03:00 - [14]
 

OP: you are putting too much thinking in all that. Eve is sort of hobby just like any other, it is supposed to add a little spice at the end of your daily routine... you know, like, when you have nothing better to do you log and play to have some fun. If there's no fun go find something else, it's that easy.

Btw you'll know you're in trouble if/when game becomes substitution rather than minor addition to your rl.

Cpt Lollercakes
Lucky Hydra Corp
Posted - 2010.08.03 02:11:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Xai Rayna
Your girlfriend will cheat on you and you'll break up.

Eve would never do that to you.




Clearly sweetpea, you haven't been in a large fleet fight of recent (or frankly anytime in the last 18 mths).

Joe Skellington
Minmatar
Matari Legion Holding
Matari Legion
Posted - 2010.08.03 02:17:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Joe Skellington on 03/08/2010 02:18:19
Originally by: Psychotic Maniac
So, you have a girlfreind now. Getting layed instead of playing games...wise choice.

If you give me all your goods I'll be sure to put them to good use in your abstance.


My girlfriend knows my games are important, so she will try things like lure me away from my PC wearing lingerie.

Urgg Boolean
Posted - 2010.08.03 02:48:00 - [17]
 

It's all about balance, and there are many aspects of a human life, so balance is not easy. Real life is always better than a fantasy world. If you are addicted, you should quit and not look back. Otherwise, keep up your sub, and you can enjoy the game when you have time for it, and your skills timers will keep on ticking! On the other hand, I have quit and come back a couple time now, just because circumstances required it. It's no big deal either way.

Relationships require cultivation, and healthy ones require two-way exchanges. If your relationships are important to you, you'll have to decide if the time spent gaming is worth it.


Brian Ballsack
Posted - 2010.08.03 02:52:00 - [18]
 

bet she stinks

HostageTaker
Gallente
Band of Freelancers
Posted - 2010.08.03 03:09:00 - [19]
 

Dude, if the game is no longer your main form of entertainment then why are you questioning your gut? Quit or take a 6 month break. In the mean time stick it in your girl's pooper till that gets old for you and then try EvE again down the road. Jesus... this ain't rocket science!

Rolling Eyes

Axemaster
Posted - 2010.08.03 04:19:00 - [20]
 

Play supreme commander forged alliance on multiplayer for a few weeks and then come back all refreshed. My best advice.

Honestly, you've been playing 3 years and you still think you can "just quit"??? Rolling Eyes

Necrosmith
Gallente
Chunder Corp
Posted - 2010.08.03 04:19:00 - [21]
 

Girlfriends come and go.
Eve is forever.

Mr M
Posted - 2010.08.03 04:55:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Zhana Agonskaya
Question is, do I take a break? drop sub and if I change my mind come back? or should I just quit?

Take a break. Most people seems to come back after a while.
You can log out whenever you want, but you can never leave.


Bodwad
Gallente
Posted - 2010.08.03 09:00:00 - [23]
 

Just take a break, no need to completely delete your account and if you choose to come back then great.

Personally I have taken a number of breaks, its nice to have the option of coming back without having to restart from scratch. In fact i normally put on a long skill in training and leave for a while. Try something new or just, as you say, get out there Wink

Kehro Urgus
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2010.08.03 09:32:00 - [24]
 

Ive been playing just short of a year and I think I may also take a break. My former corp got really inactive at least when I played so I quit and have since been stagnant in my one man corp. Thought about joining another but TS or EVE Voice is often required and Ive not had much luck getting it to work. All I've done lately is log in, stare blankly at the screen then log out. Theres a million things I haven't done though. I'm quite sick of running missions, esp. solo and I'm wondering what if anything would hold my interest as a solo pilot.

Steve Celeste
Overdogs
Posted - 2010.08.03 10:34:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Zhana Agonskaya
moving in with a girlfriend

DONT DO IT

Zhana Agonskaya
Posted - 2010.08.03 10:40:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Steve Celeste
Originally by: Zhana Agonskaya
moving in with a girlfriend

DONT DO IT


I knew somewhere there would be something like that in this post. Unfortunately I kind of worded it wrong, we already in a place, only just got internet up and running..

point is, I do still have time for eve, but it feels like so much effort to do anything in EVE lately, plus the fact I keep having to buy new headsets cos someone/something keeps destroying the wires (two cats and a dog might have something to do with it).

I think I will take a small break and come back to eve with a completely different attitude

Penker
Posted - 2010.08.03 10:46:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Zartrader
Any girlfriend who tried to control what I want to do with my time is long gone. There's plenty of compatible people around. You'll end up watching repeat episodes of Friends with her anyway 24/7. Cut you're losses while you can!
So ... you are a loner, aren't you?

Andrea Skye
Caldari
Heavy Risk...
Posted - 2010.08.03 12:04:00 - [28]
 

Take a break. EvE gets abit dry for everyone at some point. I've took several breaks, and I know alot of people who have done the same... but we always come crawling back in a few months time.

The people you play with also have a big impact on how much you want to play. The people I fly with are a great bunch of dudes and I want to touch them all in places I shouldnt. Even when I'm "on a break" I log on to say Hi.

So yeh take a break. Its impossible to quit eve.

And if you can afford it, I'd keep your account active for the skill training. And while your away train something completely different. Like a complete new race for example. That way when you come back it will be alot more "fresh"

Qui Shon
Posted - 2010.08.03 12:14:00 - [29]
 

If Eve feels like too much effort then take a break definitely. Don't have to decide now whether it's a long one or short one.

When you get bored of the gf or other games, what have you, then come back, find a good corp and get on with Eve. It'll still be here :p

Charles Newton
Amarr
Duck Hide and Pants Solicitors
Posted - 2010.08.03 12:19:00 - [30]
 

Quit. Delete your account. Bye


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