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Doddy
Excidium.
Executive Outcomes
Posted - 2011.01.04 01:08:00 - [61]
 

Edited by: Doddy on 04/01/2011 01:17:07
Originally by: Drakarin


Remote repairing. Fleet bonuses. Gang warfare links. ECM. Nano nerf.

CCP does not like solo players. You're right about the sandbox element meaning more is better, but CCP adds salt to the wound.


So you mean we should all just have dps and local reps and 1v1? I don't get it. Apart from anything else ECM is a useful tool for solo players, nanos were terrible for solo players (a solo nano couldn't fight its way out of a wet paper bag whilst a solo non-nano couldn't touch a group of nanos), fleet bonus's and gang links boost a solo player as well, remote reps are great for repping your drones. All of these things have been in game for a long time (since the start for some of them), so how can they be ccp moving away from solo play? Does this mean that any mmo which contains the possibility of any remote healing or debuffs is anti-solo?

You haven't mentioned the things which actually do hurt solo play which are

Capitals/supercaps
HP buff
Local
Passive sheild tanks
Local
Jump bridges
Bottlenecks
local
neutral RR
Local
alts

Kanexus
Posted - 2011.01.04 01:11:00 - [62]
 

my friend just recently subscribed back to eve after hearing me talk about fleets, ratting,PI, etc but he wont join a corp whatsoever....i invited him to the corp public and all he does is talk to them...he is currently mining in a retriever and he thinks omg i actually have isk now but the thing is he is scared to join 0.0....i ask him so when u thinkin bout joining he says not yet...been this way for like a month...and now he logs on less and less...since he only missions and mines he is getting bored...but refuses to go to 0.0 and join our corp...weird huh

Zaerlorth Maelkor
The Maverick Navy
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2011.01.04 01:19:00 - [63]
 

Thing OP doesn't realize is that whatever you do in EVE, you are always competing with other humans, not the brainless AI you mist encounter here and there.
You have to prepare yourself and outthink those whom you are competing with. If this isn't something you want to do, then as others have suggested: Homeworld ->

Alt FTW
Posted - 2011.01.04 01:51:00 - [64]
 

Originally by: Zaerlorth Maelkor
Thing OP doesn't realize is that whatever you do in EVE, you are always competing with other humans, not the brainless AI you mist encounter here and there.
You have to prepare yourself and outthink those whom you are competing with. If this isn't something you want to do, then as others have suggested: Homeworld ->


It seems to me that the OP actually relishes the competition with other humans. The problem is CCPs attempts to force cooperation. Intelligent competition is a very good thing, as Im sure the OP would agree.

Misanthra
Posted - 2011.01.04 02:01:00 - [65]
 

Originally by: Turgesson

Well, using that math I think he's right. Please CCP fix it so old, married guys with ADD can shoot the expensive rocks?



They did....its called sites. Ninjya ops (mining, ratting, take your pick) and sites....perfect together. They have to find you, in a combat ship with no bonuses....added time to sneak a quicky in.

OP had a lazy hunter who sat and looked for easy kills. Find some nice site as far away as possible from his new friend with some d-scan spamming just in case they moved to look for him...could get some rock "safely" then go back into the hole he used. Seen daytrippers from holes do this all then time (they stand out in 0.0...not the usual alliance members, pets, pets of pets, etc you see roaming everyday). Coming from WH space this should be second nature since no local there and you get carpel tunnel from d-scan spam from what I hear if done right. The troll factor is high with this one...or OP just been really friggin lucky using wh's.


William Cooly
Sol Enterprises
Posted - 2011.01.04 02:14:00 - [66]
 

Edited by: William Cooly on 04/01/2011 02:15:09
Hello.

Chelone
Outside The Asylum
Posted - 2011.01.04 04:08:00 - [67]
 

OP: sounds about right.

WH = PvP heaven / gankville, solo = dead

You can sneak into many 0.0 areas with enough patience and/or an alt scout though. I've done it a lot. Use lasers so you don't need ammo. Nothing stops you, the single player from running 2 accounts. Can pay for them with Plex. As for whether 0.0 ratting is better than highsec stuff... jury is out on that one.

Ronald Raygunn
Amarr
Inferi Legion
Posted - 2011.01.04 05:45:00 - [68]
 

Originally by: Spyra Gryra
Originally by: Lady Spank
Originally by: Spurty
go play homeworld

nothing at all should exist in an M M O for solo warriors




And yet there IS opportunity for soloing, it's just not for babbies.



Yeah!

You gotta be strong and tough and only the best is good enough.


And by best, we mean picking fights that we are sure to win! Yeah! Wink

Radix Salvilines
legion industries ltd
AAA Citizens
Posted - 2011.01.04 14:58:00 - [69]
 

This:
Originally by: Rinkari

I either wind up getting tied up helping noobs and lazy players in the corp all the time or getting stuck doing things the group wants to do instead of what I want to do and I'm too old and too married to get obligated to anything for longer than maybe an hour.


and this:
Originally by: Rinkari

I want to play solo AROUND other people, not constantly WITH them.



You're not alone. I get the same thing here.
After many corps I ended up in my own corp with some old buddies with a little more time coming and going (migrating to other corps for fun and back when they have enough).
There are some people that like playing MMO - to be surrounded by other players, but not necessairly to play with them as Rinkari said.
Everyone likes something else. I think the op's point is not to completely change EVE to promote only solo-play style but to create more options for solo-players (just some - to keep us happy - we know it is a game for corporations).

Anyways...

/signed

Lubomir Penev
Dark Nexxus
S I L E N T.
Posted - 2011.01.04 15:00:00 - [70]
 

Originally by: Rinkari
when I came back later in the day and decided to go back in with the Navitas, the same guy was still camping the belt hours later.



It looks like at least him managed to be solo and successful...

Desya Dak'ann
Caldari
No Ducks Allowed
Posted - 2011.01.04 16:51:00 - [71]
 

Quote:
Quote:
virtually guaranteeing failure for even attempting to leave it



ok...if its virtually impossible to leave "carebear central" then how did all the alliances get to 0.0 in the first place. MMOs are about teamwork, but not all the time, why dont you join a 0.0 corp. You never have to help noobs and you only ever have to go on CTAs every week or so. So stop moaning, and stop staring at asteroids


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