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Spanking Monkeys
Posted - 2011.07.07 11:33:00 - [31]
 

Edited by: Spanking Monkeys on 07/07/2011 11:33:23
was in a car crash a month ago, very lucky to still be typing. anyhow i have at least 3 months of work. i thought yay eve time. put in 2 weeks running missions, making isk and some pvp. i was loving eve. then incarna happened.

since then the eve fire is kinda burning out, one of my mains is the ceo of a 150man corp and all was well til incarna, now all the guys with more than 1 account are complaining that they have issues runnig them due to incarna. i have issues running all mine same reason and looking at a door is depressing. add that to the summer general drop of intrest and attendance is low, which makes me care less and that makes corp attendance lower.
wish i could roll eve back to before incarna, for me and my corp. it was better before that crap

Maverick2011
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2011.07.07 12:41:00 - [32]
 

I still fly a bunch of missions and 'im still new to the game but i joined EVE hoping for years of fun. When that leaked letter came up with "greed is good" as their motto, knowing they are using EVE money to develop 2 other games and seeing 5 minutes of ****** content (walking in a room) i started to think how bad this game will be in 1-2 years.

They are not giving up on all those hideous ideas on the newsletter. They will just chill a bit while the masses are infuriated, but slowly they will introduce all of those things. Honestly im waiting for StarWars and Guild Wars 2.

Maduin Ardens
Eve Innovations
Eternal Evocations
Posted - 2011.07.07 13:55:00 - [33]
 

Edited by: Maduin Ardens on 07/07/2011 13:56:21



I still have it, but then I just came back from my first real break of eight months, where I unsubbed and everything.

However, I remember the old vets, the '03/'04 players, from years ago, who would always tell me how amazing the game was when you could warp through null and it was rare to see another player, and T1 cruisers were the beasts of PvP, so... when I see activity around me, my friends, my region, my impressions, dwindle considerably, I always hold out hope for the thought that, EVE never needed a hundred players in every system, and it was evidently quite a wild frontier when active players were few and far between.

So I for one, will never grow cold on the game simply because activity levels dwindle overall even if it is because CCP sours some of their own subscriber base through bad PR, I will only grow cold on it if something new comes along, that gives me the ability to be a space noob again, with a satisfactorily high learning curve, cuz I do not want World of Evecraft 2.0, I want EVE Online 2.0, and something like that will inevitably come along in the years to come, it is just a matter of time.

But, until that point years from now, EVE is the game for me.

Atticus Fynch
Gallente
Posted - 2011.07.07 14:30:00 - [34]
 

This game does demand much of your time so burn-out is normal. Take a break for a few months then come back. Seems to be my pattern anyway.

Disruptorr
Caldari
Celestron Mining and exploration
Posted - 2011.07.07 14:52:00 - [35]
 

Yep, after 4 years of fairly continuous playing and waking up to stumbling around a semi-furnished tin shed with a bit of a hangar view and dodgy game play, I'm declining to resubscribe in a fortnight.....plus with that leaked letter...I'll wait a while before paying again. CCP had better rethink their strategy. Are they answerable to investors/stakeholders at all??

Queue K'Umber
Posted - 2011.07.07 14:58:00 - [36]
 

I am at the same point as the OP.

The fights are boring because the outcome can usually determined by raw numbers.
The intel gathering is too easy for a variety of reasons despite recent changes.
The old school, therefore fun, pirates are almost all gone. I miss gladiator and herald ransoms.
Most of the current crop of mercs are terrible and unethical.

If you don't like a part of Eve such as stations games, remote rep douchebaggery, smartbomb gatecamps, etc then you merely avoid them. No whining necessary.

CCP has broken the faith and doused the flame. It's going to take an effort like Apocrypha to reignite it.


Emperor Caldari
Posted - 2011.07.07 15:10:00 - [37]
 

Oh thank god.....at long last all the WoW players will p**s off back to WoW now and leave a great game for the rest of us Very Happy

Stous
Posted - 2011.07.07 15:22:00 - [38]
 

It happens to me too. It happened the first time in March 2011, when I had both accounts lapse for one month. Then I resubscribed both accounts, but nothing ... Alt is already lapsed and my main is going to end at the end of July. In order to to "waste" the time I bought I only log in to change skills, but even that seems a hassle.

I was an avid player for more than 2 years, eagerly logging on daily for many hours. Then one fine day it dawned, EVE is just a game! You get NOTHING out of it, on the other hand, it takes away your precious time! But even that was not the reason I quit.

It was the fact that my expectations were not matched by the real experience I got out of the game. I had expectations, an image in my mind of what I wanted to do, how to do it, etc, etc, etc, but when I got to do it, the reward was not as expected; it was just normal, nothing else.

As some of the other players in this thread have said, I'll be back, but the fire is gone.

Cipher Jones
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.07.07 15:41:00 - [39]
 

been playin wow f2p.

Sciencegeek deathdealer
Posted - 2011.07.07 15:48:00 - [40]
 

It happens all the time. I lost it about 3 months ago, but am finally getting back into the game. Just throw on a few of the painfully long skills and go play something else. Come back later.

Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
Posted - 2011.07.07 15:53:00 - [41]
 

Originally by: Sciencegeek deathdealer
It happens all the time. I lost it about 3 months ago, but am finally getting back into the game. Just throw on a few of the painfully long skills and go play something else. Come back later.


Truth

Cutter Isaacson
Minmatar
Spycotics
Posted - 2011.07.07 15:55:00 - [42]
 

I've totally lost my love for EVE lately after 6 years of playing. It's not so much the game but more the fact that I've been playing way more than normal in the last 6 months and I've just about had enough. I'm gonna let my accounts go inactive and maybe pop back in 6 months or a year and see where the game is.

Spurty
Caldari
V0LTA
VOLTA Corp
Posted - 2011.07.07 16:01:00 - [43]
 

Originally by: Uglavitch Nefrex
I tried rift and it's so polished. I might continue to play that.


I brought 6month subs for this game. I'm not convinced its actually an MMO at all. I've spent my first 46 levels solo (well, I have a skeleton as a pet, doesn't chat much).

Can't really beat EVE and the fact that once you have access to scramblers and webs and MWDs, you are instantly 'useful' to everyone. 4 more grinding solo levels of tedium to go before the MMO part of Rift kicks in.

It does have its spontaneous moments of fun though (when Rift opens up and people PUG to close it), but often, unless you are in a capital city, you rarely see people.


Hungry Eyes
Ministry of War
Posted - 2011.07.07 16:34:00 - [44]
 

quite a few people i liked to play with are now gone. i have no interest in staying. my sub runs out in about 10 days. ive played on and off since beta. the best time i ever had was when FW just came out a few years ago. that was the golden age of small gang pvp.

once TOR and GW2 come out, i'll never even come to EVE's website, even though im a sucker for these forums. in a few more months, EVE might as well not exist for me.

Othran
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2011.07.07 16:51:00 - [45]
 

Edited by: Othran on 07/07/2011 17:00:05
I think everyone I have ever flown with regularly in PvP has quit - heh that came out well mmmm?

Seriously though I think pretty much everyone I know who was active in 2009/early 2010 has quit. Most of them after several years subs. Some were burnout, some were fed up.

Anyway Incarna hasn't done anything at all to halt the slump in PCU - if anything it has accelerated it. Oh and no its not summer or holidays or anything else seasonal - the drop in average online users is pretty linear over the last 6 months and is happening on all timezones. Edit - although I have seen a fairly big slump in Aussie/Pacific Rim TZs which I guess isn't too surprising, you can only take so many patches in the middle of your gametime before saying "bugger this for a game of soldiers". Were I CCP I'd be giving some serious consideration to those players who (very regularly) get 2-3 hours blown out of their prime time.

:excellence: and :awesome: win the day again..oh wait Razz

Valarian Blacksun
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:10:00 - [46]
 

i have a good idea why people dont play anymore..

probly same reason i quite the game

its this http://i.imgur.com/g3hEB.jpg

And the leakes about the money ccp earns will not go to new expansions but to developing Vampire-twilight mmos

Zarutha
The Night Crew
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:11:00 - [47]
 

It's summer. People are going outside and enjoying the weather.

Wait till September or when it starts getting colder, you will see the player base increase. This also happens around Xmas, it gets slower because people have other obligations.

As for people leaving to TOR or Rift, those are amusement park mmos, if that's your thing then Eve is not your game. There are several sandbox games out there, but none are as advanced as Eve. TOR has stated they are looking at Wow really closely. Going back to a wow clone with a space feel does not excite me.

I stay in eve because of community. If I wasnt part of such an amazing corporation, I probably wouldnt be playing. But I never want to go back to those amusement park mmos, they are just aiming too lowest common denominator.

Jason1138
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:11:00 - [48]
 

realizing the people who work on the game don't give a crap about the game definately killed my enthusiasm for it

i'm just waiting til my sub expires now, i don't even log in anymore

Flag Bravo
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:21:00 - [49]
 

Things might have been different if the latest expansion had actually added something to the game, but it more or less took something away from the game.

TedStriker
The Scope
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:26:00 - [50]
 

Well, every announcement of late has the word "Aurum" in there, and you wonder why ppl don't believe CCP anymore?

Form my old group we are 2 ppl left, and the last one is about to cancel as he is no friend of MT in general. He was an active FC.

I see EVE getting problems once all the ppl who invested alot of time on projects lasting years (making corps, planning wars) leave. Casual gamers will have no fun in EVE once they realize they need ppl who make all the wars happen.

Well, i will watch where this goes, but my hope is low. CCP bets everything on MT, and they can lose it all. They seem to only see the positive sides of MT, and ignoring the fact where all the MT games are after 3-4 years...

Hungry Eyes
Ministry of War
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:27:00 - [51]
 

Originally by: Zarutha
It's summer. People are going outside and enjoying the weather.

As for people leaving to TOR or Rift....





more people should be online because many are on vacation during summer. additionally, there has been a steady decrease in subs over the last 6 months. lastly, no one is leaving for TOR and RIFT. people will leave EN MASSE for TOR and GW2. MMO gamers are bored. half the people who play EVE are there because there's nothing else interesting.

Othran
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:28:00 - [52]
 

Edited by: Othran on 07/07/2011 17:28:57
Originally by: Zarutha
It's summer. People are going outside and enjoying the weather.

Wait till September or when it starts getting colder, you will see the player base increase. This also happens around Xmas, it gets slower because people have other obligations.


Not this time. The PCU peaked early January and went into rapid decline from there.

If you go look at eve-offline.net you'll see the cause - a succession of expansions since early 2009 that are lacklustre to say the very least.

Recent events are on top of that discontent.

Frankly Eve is pretty crap these days. PVE is (as always) appalling and PvP is unwell to say the least. I'm not going into the QA/testing side of things other than to say that by any metric its awful.

Comes a point the molehills become mountains in players minds, Eve isn't far off that.

Val'Dore
Word Bearers of Chaos
Word of Chaos Undivided
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:32:00 - [53]
 

I just hope World of Darkness doesn't go down the path EVE is now following.

Othran
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:37:00 - [54]
 

Originally by: Val'Dore
I just hope World of Darkness doesn't go down the path EVE is now following.


I'd put money on WoD never being released by CCP. Dust will seal CCPs fate one way or another.

TravisWB
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:54:00 - [55]
 

Most eve players play the game too much and burnout is inevitable.

Try limiting the time you play this stupid game to 1 or 2 hours a day and maybe never more than 6 hours at a time say on one weekend day and take the other weekend day off. Think about it, even that is a lot, too much really unless you are really without RL.

Smile

Lady Natacha
Minmatar
Water and Power
Posted - 2011.07.07 18:00:00 - [56]
 

When my fire starts to go out, I simply re-light it using my video card after enabling CQ.




Ramma Lamma DingDong
Posted - 2011.07.07 18:01:00 - [57]
 

It's called moderation.

Get you some!

Cipher Jones
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.07.07 18:05:00 - [58]
 

Originally by: Othran
Originally by: Val'Dore
I just hope World of Darkness doesn't go down the path EVE is now following.


I'd put money on WoD never being released by CCP. Dust will seal CCPs fate one way or another.


I'll take that bet. How about 2 billion?

Leetha Layne
Posted - 2011.07.07 18:05:00 - [59]
 

Edited by: Leetha Layne on 07/07/2011 18:05:36
I still like playing, but seeing the number of folks here who pay for 6 or 7 accounts complaining about pay-to-win kind of made me sick...

Solosky
Posted - 2011.07.07 18:06:00 - [60]
 

I switched to mountain bike, camping and photography. And (back) to LOTRO: it's f2p thus doesn't require $15 x 3 subscriptions monthly + 3 PLEXes per toon per 3 months* just to look good.

EVE accounts have 5-10 few days left - maybe I'll reactivate them if/then there will be new/interesting content. Present grind is too boring and too easy to replace with few PLEXes converted into ISKies.

* I bet there will be new NeX items every few months while present set is plainly ugly.


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