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Posted - 2010.12.31 09:23:00 - [1]

I started out with Revelations II, so I played in the classic client for a quite a while before Trinity came out.
Overheating was all new and shiny back then and the old exploration system of scanning for hours and hours with Multispecs.
Funny how that's over 2-3 years ago now, it all goes so fast.

So, what expansion was live when you joined EVE and anything you miss from that period? (ship engine trails how I miss thee)

Joe Astor
Federal Navy Academy
Posted - 2010.12.31 09:32:00 - [2]

Engine trails were before my time. Have seen clips of it on Youtube though, wouldn't mind if they made a return heh.

Quantum Rise was live when I joined. Roughly about the time the Orca was released. I remember flying around a corpmate's Orca in my Navitas and thinking, "My God, that's a monster of a ship" lol.

Nemi Lethal
DarkStar Armada
Posted - 2010.12.31 09:35:00 - [3]


Xovoni Directorate
Posted - 2010.12.31 10:04:00 - [4]

QR, like the day after too...apart from the memory leak, (which i was mostly able to ignore) things were awesome

Zorra Zeta
Posted - 2010.12.31 10:52:00 - [5]

Edited by: Zorra Zeta on 31/12/2010 10:53:40
Cant remember but there was no skill que, faction warfare or wormholes.

1. I quit when there was no skill que for quite a while I think. I mean it was such a chore especially if you were even moderately busy irl.

2. I remember I came back for faction warfare from some round of quitting could have been the skill que one. I don't know. But I refused to get my standings up through missions and didn't know the easy way or how to do it at all. I asked in help but otherwise didn't research it, quit.

3. Wormholes, I don't know if I had come back for them or if I was randomly back for some reason. But I didn't know they ,made scanning infinitely better so I didn't try to find them, quit.

Came back in July made a random character

I actually wanted to make a new character (I don't get attached to them) and was about to quit again because of learning skills when they were announced to be removed. Laughing

The Sp00Ks
Posted - 2010.12.31 10:53:00 - [6]

Edited by: fairimear on 31/12/2010 10:55:36
late 2003 I had my first proper character.
I miss small cheap pvp.
use to fly a thorax round with 1600mm and Small blasters. Killed SO SO many other cruisers.

Agent Argosy
133rd Ghost Wing
Posted - 2010.12.31 11:06:00 - [7]

the one before Red Moon Rising.
but i can't remember. Exodus?

i only really the introduction of carriers/motherships and the interdictor "the genius ship that warp scrambles itself! really, who would fly something like that?"-at least, that was the tought of me and my corp then... hahaha

Serra Polaris
Posted - 2010.12.31 11:12:00 - [8]

Empyrean Age. I remember ridiculously fast ships and engine trails. I also remember being somewhat disappointed when I came to the revelation that you needed to fit a ship to go max speed or 0 m/s because of the OP strength of webs. Luckily they were nerfed soon after.

Corozan Aspinall
Posted - 2010.12.31 11:19:00 - [9]

Edited by: Corozan Aspinall on 31/12/2010 11:19:48
Dominion. I think.

EDIT: Apocrypha. My bad.

Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.12.31 11:25:00 - [10]

Back when the Dominix was a brown boot. ugh

Halcyon Ingenium
Bene Gesserit ChapterHouse
Sanctuary Pact
Posted - 2010.12.31 11:29:00 - [11]

I started with quantum rise, but not with this character. This one, which is the only character I have besides a cyno alt, I started in Apocrypha. Honestly, I wish I still had that first character, but that was back when I was still making new characters and trying to figure out which race was the best. Then they made race and bloodline ultimately meaningless and so here I am, with what was originally meant to be a market alt, lulzy.

Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2010.12.31 11:35:00 - [12]

Originally by: Agent Argosy
the one before Red Moon Rising.
but i can't remember. Exodus?

i only really the introduction of carriers/motherships and the interdictor "the genius ship that warp scrambles itself! really, who would fly something like that?"-at least, that was the tought of me and my corp then... hahaha

same here, I clearly remember Red Moon Rising, Exodus too...

eve was better back them - almost everyone was a newb, and hardcore players had Myrmidons and Microwarpdrives tech 2! (It was the best a player could have)

Hra Neuvosto
The 8th Order
Posted - 2010.12.31 11:52:00 - [13]

Revelations I.

Played for about a year on and off and then quit. Came back after Apocrypha with this new character.

Mecinia Lua
Galactic Express
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2010.12.31 11:55:00 - [14]

Started just before Red Moon Rising.

Posted - 2010.12.31 12:21:00 - [15]

Just as Apocrypha came out! Scanning + WH's and not knowing what the f**k was going on. Ah those were the days...

Mr M
Posted - 2010.12.31 12:30:00 - [16]

Back in my days we didn't have expansions.

Mashie Saldana
Veto Corp
Posted - 2010.12.31 12:32:00 - [17]

Originally by: Mecinia Lua
Started just before Red Moon Rising.

This, started first char 2 weeks before RMR, added an Achura once RMR was deployed.

Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2010.12.31 12:45:00 - [18]


Tach Narrows
Eden Security Intelligence
Posted - 2010.12.31 12:55:00 - [19]

Originally by: Grimpak

I've been in and out off EVE for many times, but since Second Genesis I've been in love with this game. Probably, I'll take a rest until Incarna again :D

Sir Rush
Sirrush Holdings And Industries Inc.
Posted - 2010.12.31 13:15:00 - [20]

Created my first account whilst Red Moon Rising was out.

I've totally lost all info for that one, though. ugh

This account's been around since Rev 1, though.

Lady Spank
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2010.12.31 13:17:00 - [21]

I played beta oh so briefly and the same when the game was released although I didn't properly get into it until just after RMR was released.

Posted - 2010.12.31 13:18:00 - [22]

I seem to recall that I was very confused. When I joined I could load any kind of missile into any kind of launcher. Then it didn't work anymore.

Destination SkillQueue
Are We There Yet
Posted - 2010.12.31 13:26:00 - [23]

I can't remember when I started to first play anymore, but I remember well the moment I left the starter system and went exploring this strange new universe.

My first and oldest character was an Amarr, because lazors are kool!!! I was getting a feel for playing the game and felt pretty good after seeing how my new executioner outperformed my previous ship, a powerful combat vessel called an Impairor that vaporized hostile vessels with it's powerful laser weapon in mere seconds. I also had already upgraded some civilian modules to military ones, and I was confident I was well on my way to be a badass spacepilot.

I managed to jump a few systems without a problem until I encountered a dangerous situation. On the gate I noticed 2 player piloted Armageddon class battleships. There was a message in local "This space belongs to *can't remember* corporation. Leave immediately or be destroyed.". I froze and hesitated for a moment, then looked at the situation. System security was 0.6, a significant drop from the 1.0 I started from, so I knew it was the wild west here and I was on my own.

I was still thinking what to do, when the two ships got tired of waiting for my reply and a giant swarm of drones suddenly surrounded both battleships and started to orbit them in a menacing fashion. Soon after both ships started to blink and I knew I had to leave immediately or die horribly. I warped away to a random gate and left the system in a hurry with my heart racing.

After jumping out of the system I could finally breath a sigh of relief, since I was no longer in immediate danger of getting killed. I though I was lucky, since the guys were nice enough to actually give me the change to escape, instead of just firing on me without warning. I was in a small relatively cheap ship and they had expensive battleships, so the only reason for them to not engage me must have been that they were nice people.

I decided to stop the exploring for the day and visit the agent I had been told about. The world was obviously big with many dangers in store for the careless player, and I could propably use more money, experience and information before I was ready to face it all again.

Ah, to be a clueless noob again. Laughing

I don't actually miss much from the old days, although the drone swarms of the good old days were much more impressive. The new drone system is better though and the number nerf made sense, so I can live with the change. Most other aspects have more or less improved over the years, with some graphical effects being the only things that have actually gotten worse over time.

Arx Io Orbital Factories
Arx Io
Posted - 2010.12.31 13:33:00 - [24]

No expansions yet when I started.

Estrale Frontiers
Posted - 2010.12.31 14:37:00 - [25]

Started in Apocrypha.

Jaina Sunspot
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.12.31 14:41:00 - [26]

Early Dominion.

Killer Gandry
Shadow of the Pain
Posted - 2010.12.31 14:47:00 - [27]

Started march 2004, canīt remember expansion name.
No warp in at zero, no JBīs, 50 to 100 people in fleet.

Wormholes, PoS and all that stuff wasnīt ingame.

Posted - 2010.12.31 15:01:00 - [28]

Edited by: Fulbert on 31/12/2010 15:10:19
Last days of Revelations II, one month or so before Trinity.
"In Before the Drone Nerf" (no stupid bandwidth to mess with Gallente ships -> 5x Ogre II on Myrmidon :/)

Deviana Sevidon
Butterfly Effect Alliance
Posted - 2010.12.31 15:07:00 - [29]

Cold War

Isaac Apylon
Lobster Adoption Agency
Posted - 2010.12.31 15:21:00 - [30]

I started just before whatever expansion introduced faction warfare. I didn't really pay attention to the name of the game back then Embarassed.

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