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Bohr
Posted - 2004.12.23 17:10:00 - [1]
 

Another "Why did you join EVE-online?" thread. Just because we love them.

*poetic freedom* Coming home from a flight through the vastness of the world, space and everything beyond *poetic freedom*, i realised i would have nothing to do for the next at least very long time. Having nothing to do but sit at home looking into thin air, I went to one of the local stores, in this case a book store to purchase a computer game to have something to spend my time on through the next many months of hardship. Especially cause I had allready spent 6-7 months of hardship looking into thin air. i quickly decided it'd have to be an mmo of some sort, as I was quite sure it was "destined" to be a very long time of looking into thin air.
Looking through the shelves I found this cool looking gamebox with a portrait on the front which remembered me of some I used to like. A salesman catched my attention for a short while, and i decided to buy the box and try it out.
And so... started my time in EVE.



Catch phrase of the day: "Timberrrrrrr!!!"

Siddy
Minmatar
Evolution
IT Alliance
Posted - 2004.12.23 17:14:00 - [2]
 

i got bored of my old MMO?

and that will be prolly the reason i leave EVE somday

flummox
Posted - 2004.12.23 17:19:00 - [3]
 

because i love space stuff. and, the release worked out perfectly to when i would have cable i-net in the area i lived, so i just waited. and, the horror stories of other MMOG just made me not want to try anything until it needed a decent computer setup. why? well, i figured the more it needed, the better it would be! and i was correct... for once...

EVE rocks. Plain and simple.

I fork my fists while I log in.

Charim Tradiv
Posted - 2004.12.23 17:26:00 - [4]
 

one word: Elite

Mitchello
B O R G
Posted - 2004.12.23 17:27:00 - [5]
 

Being a huge fan of space sims i.e Wing Commander and Privateer etc this game was a must for me! And i have been hooked ever since... May 10th to date... 3 time i have quit and returned less than a week later.

I love Eve and everything about it although i dont play as much as i used to as that pesky **work** keeps me away for long periods!! and not to mention the **Mrs** which keeps nagging me to pay more attention to her

Bromius
Gallente
Federal Navy Academy
Posted - 2004.12.23 17:32:00 - [6]
 

The cheese.

Oh yeah and these (Shakes little bag of pills)
Talk about freedom baby!

MachineMk2
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2004.12.23 17:36:00 - [7]
 

The chics. :D

Karch
Caldari
Evocations of Shadow
Posted - 2004.12.23 17:36:00 - [8]
 

a friend from my old MMO introduced me to eve on the trial, he never stuck the trial out but i did. here i am. 8 months later, leader of my own corp and working on my own alliance =)

Star Commander
Minmatar
Obsidian Inc.
KIA Alliance
Posted - 2004.12.23 17:38:00 - [9]
 

Cos Eve looked great, the graphix and how u could do tons of stuff either as a group or solo. Eve is just like returning to childhood when i played the 80's classics, Elite, and other games too numerous to mention.

Things in the game can only get better as its constantly changing; politics, wars, alliances etc. It really is a persistant, evolving universe...

Doubleplusgood is all i can say Laughing

toaster
APEX ARDENT COALITION
C0NVICTED
Posted - 2004.12.23 17:48:00 - [10]
 

I first started playing Freelancer, after a while it got boring so i went of the hunt for a similar game, i spotted even and i thought "wicked", took it home just to find out it was pay to play, i thought damn this sucks, i was in the process of taking it back to the shop but it just collected dust for a few weeks, then i decided to have a pop, and since then ive allways played it and im damn glad i didnt take it back to the shop, TYrouble with eve, its not advertised enough like most games so people are missing out on such a great game. so its everyones job to spam email's with the buddy programe lol

Urkl
Gallente
D'Ahrk Prophesy
Posted - 2004.12.23 17:54:00 - [11]
 

I read about it here. The market brought me. Cool


Bohr
Posted - 2004.12.23 17:58:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: toaster
I first started playing Freelancer, after a while it got boring so i went of the hunt for a similar game, i spotted even and i thought "wicked", took it home just to find out it was pay to play, i thought damn this sucks, i was in the process of taking it back to the shop but it just collected dust for a few weeks, then i decided to have a pop, and since then ive allways played it and im damn glad i didnt take it back to the shop, TYrouble with eve, its not advertised enough like most games so people are missing out on such a great game. so its everyones job to spam email's with the buddy programe lol



Funny. I played a lot of freelancer before joining EVE, and found it rather boring at some point.

Fi T'Zeh
Evolution
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2004.12.23 17:59:00 - [13]
 

Cos a bunch of my mates told me it was cool, and told me to join the beta. So i did.

Archbishop
Amarr
PIE Inc.
Posted - 2004.12.23 18:01:00 - [14]
 


Quite simply...... I'm a dreamer. Smile

While RL is hectic and busy I'm just one of these types who lets his mind wander and think about light topics such as how big the universe is and who else is out there.

That and I love space. I think I was born about 1,000 years too early.

Archbishop Smile

Bohr
Posted - 2004.12.23 18:03:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Bohr on 23/12/2004 18:03:27
el dublo

LoxyRider
Posted - 2004.12.23 18:03:00 - [16]
 

Looking around Earth and Beyond cause i wanted a space type game, saw a link to Eve, went Shocked applied for beta, got in, been here since.

Best game ever made.
Best games company ever.
Best devs ever.
But no frickin X-wings!!

Andevian Aldarin
Posted - 2004.12.23 18:05:00 - [17]
 

Was in beta... got my download, logged in, went thru the beginning tutorial and didn't know what to do... I never minded newbies who ask good questions but I hate people who fire up a game, cancel out of the tutorials, and then spam chat channels with questions that would have been answered in the tutorial. I was terrified that if I started asking questions that I would BE one of those newbies, so I just didn't play Very Happy Besides my EQ guild was doing pretty well so I wasn't sure I wanted to take on something else at the time.

Then a little after Castor I got a 7-day trial. So I started playing again and that time I understood a lot better what to do. I liked Eve quite a bit, so I went to activate a real account at the end of my trial period, and the website kept erroring out. My EQ guild was still fairly hopping so I figured it was a sign and didn't push it from there.

Then WoW came out and ALL my guildies went to it, ALL of them. Having already been burned by DaoC/AO/SWG and all of the other EQ-killers that didn't, I decided to wait to see what they had to say about it, especially on PvP. The reports on WoW I got went like this: "Everything handed to you on a platter, can't lose in PvE. Tried out PvP. Fought a guy 10 levels above me for 2 swings, got corpse-camped for 2 hours, then got bind-camped for another 2 hours, WoW is AWESOME!" --- Uh, yeah, no thanks. I wondered how things were in Eve, started a new account. I'm here to stay. Looking forward to being useful in PvP because it sounds like Eve does a lot better than the other MMOs I've experienced.

Gungankllr
Caldari
Hard Rock Mining Co.
Territorial Claim Unit
Posted - 2004.12.23 18:28:00 - [18]
 

I tried a 7 day trial while I was feverishly playing Earth and Beyond. I didn't know anyone, the interface was confusing, and I just spent a few hours solo mining in my newbie ship.

While it was pretty and looked to be a good game, I really liked the friendships and group play I had in earth and beyond.

When Earth and Beyond got the cancellation notice, I was determined not to let EA have another red cent so I cancelled my account. Seeing many of my former guild members go to Eve, I decided to tag along and try it out again.

Once I actually figured out the interface, and what the hell I was supposed to be doing, I was hooked.

I've been in and out of a few corporations since then, but overall the game is great.

If I was able to change one thing about Eve it would be to convince people that the game isn't as much on the message boards as it is being in the game.


flummox
Posted - 2004.12.23 18:33:00 - [19]
 

lol... i purchased Freelancer to keep me busy while waiting for EVE... Cool

Vampire Blade
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2004.12.23 18:35:00 - [20]
 

i was told i could be a space pirate.

i was lied to, blatantly.

Avon
Caldari
Versatech Co.
Raiden.
Posted - 2004.12.23 18:36:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Avon on 23/12/2004 18:36:35
In the Beta I started to play
But why am I here today?
My interest was minimal
But messages subliminal
Are embedded to make you stay.

belzebub1
Gallente
The Maverick Navy
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2004.12.23 18:38:00 - [22]
 

Hmmm Played Elite on 4 different platforms and also played all the versions of it.
Then got introduced to Eve and here I am about 15 months later.

Still hooked Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy

toaster
APEX ARDENT COALITION
C0NVICTED
Posted - 2004.12.23 18:43:00 - [23]
 

Oh yes, The Eve Devs are the best ive ever seen in any game, the fact they sometimes play with us is awesome, Most games the devs are snobby little rich men which are only interested in filling there pockets with cash and sont have any contact with the comunity at all, the devs on EVE simply WTFBBQ****LESTICKSANDCANDYPWN Very Happy

Kaboom22
Gallente
Shadow Company
FreeFall Securities
Posted - 2004.12.23 18:58:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Charim Tradiv
one word: Elite


Same reason. EVE probably owes alot of its player base to that game.

Rod Blaine
Evolution
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2004.12.23 19:01:00 - [25]
 

Because after 10 years of dragons, dungeons, elves and assinine +12 flame daggers I couldn't bear it anymore.

Oh, and the free-form make-your-own-game style thing that is Eve ofc.

Badshah
The Ankou
The Reckoning.
Posted - 2004.12.23 19:13:00 - [26]
 

It sounded a lot like Elite, so I gave it a try. Glad I did.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2004.12.23 19:20:00 - [27]
 

I enjoyed Elite, rather the idea behind it, never got really good at it.

Also EVE doesn't have the one cuddly race which messes up the overall believability, no fur or pointy ears, no short merry fat men, catwomen in tights or pixies with wands, none of that. I abhor fluffy stunts to please the sensor dampened free range sheep.

Dirtball
PinK Tac0 ReasearcH
Posted - 2004.12.23 19:26:00 - [28]
 

I wanted to pretend I was Clive Owen again

Erty
Caldari
Exilis inc.
THE V I G I L
Posted - 2004.12.23 19:41:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: Erty on 23/12/2004 19:43:22
Well, it got hyped _A LOT_ by PC Gamer Sweden, and then my friend got in to Beta 6, and I was like OMG OMG OMG and we started playing. At that time (I think it was was before the build numbers got over 900) you could play two people on one account at the same time, so well... I started playing on his account while waiting to get one myself.

I got soo hooked on it, thought it was the coolest game ever. It's kinda fun, because this was mostly because I didn't understand anything about it. The tutorial didn't work for me so I was really lost :) The game got delayed here in Sweden so I went to London and bought it on releaseday, LOL.
Then I played very much for about 5-6 months, but then I started doing other things and got a bit bored by it. I never deavtivated my account but some months I played like 30 minutes. Now the two last weeks I've started playing like crazy again and I don't plan to stop :)

Anyway I guess the main reasons are:
I like space, it was really hyped over here, and the beta was free anyway so of course I started playing it :)

Siddy
Minmatar
Evolution
IT Alliance
Posted - 2004.12.23 19:53:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Rod Blaine
Because after 10 years of dragons, dungeons, elves and assinine +12 flame daggers I couldn't bear it anymore.

Oh, and the free-form make-your-own-game style thing that is Eve ofc.


oh yeah! espesialy 12+ Flame daggers


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