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Aaron Zebulun
Amarr
Mutations.
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:03:00 - [1]
 

I started eve because back in 2006, I picked up a copy of pc gamer in the school library and ready the 5-6 page story about the Guiding Hands heist? The fact in a game you could do something that sneaky and crushing was just intoxicating.

That and the full page picture of a crusader, it looked so evil Twisted Evil

So what drew you into the game?

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:07:00 - [2]
 

Elite II: Frontier

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:09:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Tippia on 31/05/2011 13:13:29
GHSC and EVE never fades.

Oh, and the release of the OSX client.

J Kunjeh
Gallente
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:09:00 - [4]
 

An article on Gamasutra about the 2007 FanFest (and subsequent readings about the political and social aspects of Eve...I read everything I could get my hands on after that first article).

Ay Liz
Sacred Templars
RED.OverLord
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:11:00 - [5]
 

I forgot.. I was annoyed by all those fantasy MMO grindfests and somehow stumbled upon EVE while looking for interesting games. The fact that skills just take time with no grinding involved was probably what made me try it. That and spaceships.
After a week of desperately trying to understand what this game is about i got addicted to the complexity of it..

So here i am, spinning my ships in station all day long.

jazzamatazz
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:15:00 - [6]
 

Earth and Beyond died and I was not ready to give up my spaceship.

They are so different from each other, but I really enjoy Eve.

CCP Guard


C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:20:00 - [7]
 

I started playing when I started working as a GM in early 2003, in the beta.

But I didn't really start PLAYING until I killed someone in PVP. After that first adrenaline rush I first started really thinking about what to put on my ships. I knew I got lucky that first time, and wanted to make sure I would feel that same thing again as soon as possible.

P.s. look forward to reading the rest of this thread!

Alara IonStorm
Caldari
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:20:00 - [8]
 

Saw a friend playing it at the Dorm I was at. It looked sort of interesting. A few months later I met my Girlfriend who was also playing it and she set me up with a free Trial so I would stop screwing aroung with the Ship Veiwer every 15 minutes(also she wanted a Plex). I then played through the Trial Account and fell in love... With the game Laughing.

I been playing ever since, she went back to WoW.

Everinsearch
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:26:00 - [9]
 

"Ooohhh Shiney!" ~quote from then


"MY PRECIOUS!" ~quote from now

MaiLina KaTar
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:27:00 - [10]
 

I was always a sucka for sci-fi / space / laz0r / pewpewpew type of games. So naturally I stumbled across eveonline.com way back before it launched. *****d the forums, then went into beta.

Wu Jiaqiu
Minmatar
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:27:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Alara IonStorm
Saw a friend playing it at the Dorm I was at. It looked sort of interesting. A few months later I met my Girlfriend who was also playing it and she set me up with a free Trial so I would stop screwing aroung with the Ship Veiwer every 15 minutes(also she wanted a Plex). I then played through the Trial Account and fell in love... With the game Laughing.

I been playing ever since, she went back to WoW.



She's a keeper.

Mal Sandarr
Minmatar
InterSun Freelance
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:27:00 - [12]
 

I played Elite, and loved it (my mate and I would take turns at docking and kept copious trading notes), back in the C64 days and probably a 100 or more single player games since.

I have always been a solo RPG player but felt the need to join something far bigger. So I started my search for a MMO to sink my teeth in to, having never played one before a year or so ago.

EvE just kinda caught my eye. Needless to say, here I am and yes, I've bitten off more than I can chew but I haven't looked back... Very Happy

Zothike
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:28:00 - [13]
 

Was avid player of Space Empire IV and was thinking that this game will turn like it and it's going the good way even if very slowly

JC Anderson
Caldari
Noir.
Noir. Mercenary Group
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:28:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: JC Anderson on 31/05/2011 13:28:49
I was playing Earth and Beyond at the time that I was invited to the Eve closed beta.

I only tried it out for a few days and didn't like Eve at all, so I went back to playing E&B.

When Earth and Beyond shut down, I came over to Eve and realized that I hadn't given it enough of a chance during the beta. Mainly because I found that the game was fantastic. ;)

Ishtanchuk Fazmarai
Amarr
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:29:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Ishtanchuk Fazmarai on 31/05/2011 13:31:43
In short, X3 Reunion... online!

In long, Elite II, Wing commander: Privateer, Privateer 2: The Darkening, Master of Orion II, Freelancer, Star Trek Bridge Commander and X3 Reunion... online! Or, how I have been playing starhip-themed video games for 18 years.

Plus the "no grinding for skills" meaning I was in equal footing to a bloody kid who could play 6 hours a day. Once you get the grip, EVE can be very rewarding to the casual player who is too short of time to really get into serious gaming... and I love it.

Just would like to get more solo PvE content & stop being pushed into lowsec/combat PvP by silly decisions like removing Lvl 5 missions from hisec... but I already said that in the annual survey.

Acac Sunflyier
Gallente
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:31:00 - [16]
 

The opening of Star Wars episode 3

Illwill Bill
Svea Crusaders
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:31:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Chribba
Elite II: Frontier

A600 crew checking in.

Samuel Miner
Caldari
Perilous Expedition
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:38:00 - [18]
 

I started in 2004 after I saw some janky ad that said pirating was a "career choice". To be fair, in those days low sec was filled with helpless npc'ers. Oh teh good ol days...

JC Anderson
Caldari
Noir.
Noir. Mercenary Group
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:41:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Samuel Miner
I started in 2004 after I saw some janky ad that said pirating was a "career choice". To be fair, in those days low sec was filled with helpless npc'ers. Oh teh good ol days...


This one?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAhxY9oAArA

Narisa Bithon
Caldari
The Motley Crew Reborn
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:44:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Narisa Bithon on 31/05/2011 13:46:54
Originally by: Chribba
Elite II: Frontier


was it not the smell of veldspar being smelted into tritanium that lured you in?

anyways i played Elite and the Wing Commander Series & Star/Freelancer, and X Series myself. I guess I like virtual spaceships

Joe Skellington
Minmatar
Matari Legion Holding
Matari Legion
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:58:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Joe Skellington on 31/05/2011 13:58:39
I was dismayed at the ****ty MMOs around February 2009 (Ragnarok Online, WoW), I did some searches and found EVE Online and it appealed to me, so I purchased the game for 19 bucks or so? I logged in (was Trinity or something then) and haven't left since.

adam f
Posted - 2011.05.31 13:59:00 - [22]
 

An article in a pc games magazine (not sure which one) back in 03/04

Schani Kratnorr
x13
Raiden.
Posted - 2011.05.31 14:03:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Chribba
Elite II: Frontier

For me it was Final Frontiers and a tip from a friend

Valek Noor
Amarr
Eternal Phoenix Rises
Dark Phoenix Rising.
Posted - 2011.05.31 14:05:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Chribba
Elite II: Frontier


Snap

also played Eilte but have been searching for a game like this ever since, david braeburn has promised for years a new one and nvr delivered, and we moan at ccp!!

only regret is didnt find this game till after Beta but joined in feb 2005 and been here since

Chandaris
Immortalis Inc.
Shadow Cartel
Posted - 2011.05.31 14:08:00 - [25]
 

I was a trade wars 2002 junkie forever .. got into mmo's with world of warcraft and earth and beyond.. I cried for a new spaceship mmo after E&B got turfed then i heard about EVE :)

Renan Ruivo
Hipernova
Vera Cruz Alliance
Posted - 2011.05.31 14:10:00 - [26]
 

Freelancer

Lev Aeris
United Amarr Templar Legion
Fidelas Constans
Posted - 2011.05.31 14:10:00 - [27]
 

I was introduced to eve by a friend who started playing in 2006. The stagnant market in PC games for space sci-fi helped too as there is little to no competition.

What has kept me around is the brutality of this game. Terrible documentation and almost no in-game explanation for just about everything beyond fitting a frigate. The best part of this game to me is the PvP as a loss means something in this game. No silly graveyards. You die, you lose. Only two other games have ever managed to raise my pulse like this one does. Wipeout 3 and the old Alien vs Predator (scary in the dark^^).

Sadly all the people I know in RL that recommended this game to me no longer log in, as the game has been progressively softened to draw in the WoW exodus. Lowsec used to be vibrant, now it is mostly dead. Nullsec is so broken its not even funny. Still about once every 45 days I do actually get a decent fight that doesn't include soul crushing lag, sperging meta gamers, and ECM.

Miss Chigger
Posted - 2011.05.31 14:11:00 - [28]
 

What got me in? Space MMO. What interested me? sandbox. What kept me coming back? Promise of living breathing stations (WiS)

Caldari Citizen20110707
The Official Hyperdallas Fanclub
Posted - 2011.05.31 14:11:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: CCP Guard

But I didn't really start PLAYING until I killed someone in PVP. After that first adrenaline rush I first started really thinking about what to put on my ships. I knew I got lucky that first time, and wanted to make sure I would feel that same thing again as soon as possible.




same here back i got this game recommended by a clan member (i was in a multiplay gaming clan). kinda funny how i got my first kills. I setted courier contracts to low sec and waited on the gate YARRRR!!

too bad its kinda dying these days, ships could use more balance

Mehashi 'Kho
Posted - 2011.05.31 14:12:00 - [30]
 

I played X-btf, and every subsequent X game up to TC, but always fancied playing spaceships with other people. I was initially put off trying eve when I found out you couldnt manually fly, and jumped to some fairly lame conclusions about how the game would play. Then my friend told me about the 21 day trial, and the ability to pay with isk, this was enough to make me try the trial.

I immediately realised that my expectations of the navigation system were too pessimistic, and with some frequent clicking I could near enough fly manually anyway. Being a strategy player, the making of the isk was easy enough, and the myriad of fitting options is as great as it is overwhelming to a rookie. I was killed within my first 2 days, and was instantly hooked. The lack of game boundaries is unique to me. I now plex 1 account and sub a second.

Personally the absence of avatars in the game was actually an attractor, I used to make prim models in second life and got so tired of people tarting about in avatars instead of actually doing anything I gave up, same thing for my gf and wow. Spaceships are enough for me, and as long as the new CQ is optional, it won't put me off.

Keep focusing on the spaceships and unless you force me into an avatar, you've got a subber for much time to come!


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