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Sir Scorpion
Black Banners
Posted - 2007.08.19 06:39:00 - [1]
 

where are they now? What do they do?

I eve been around since early beta, sadly enough I didn’t play after the game came out, you will understand if you where in beta…..the horrors.

Any way,
I got 10 people to play eve many of them got multi accounts, 3 of them became Elite Pvprs, and 2 of them became filthy rich industrialists, however the rest didn’t pass the 1 year mark, they still have their accounts running and trained for future use, and a shamed few went out to play other games.

Ironically since I know 90% of them in real life, and we play in a personal network with 12 PCs and all that, it was strange that 3 of them stopped playing eve and stopped showing up.
Soon after one of them literally said “ok I am coming out of the closest, we play wow”…..which in itself was very amusing.


Today, we the eve players hold a few PCs in the network, while the rest play wow in the background…you can imagine the smack talk, but u know that eve players are much better in that.Laughing

MotherMoon
Huang Yinglong
Posted - 2007.08.19 06:54:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: MotherMoon on 19/08/2007 06:54:34
hmmm


try, I'm gotten

george
dan
jay
brad
adam
matt
evan

and to pay and play I got mike matt and will and steph.
now matt and mike are goonies


one more real girl in the game! woohoo.

and with my agent t-shirt a a date to expand the CCG into Seattle, many many more :)

ForumPosterAlt
HERRO KITTY
Posted - 2007.08.19 07:07:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: ForumPosterAlt on 19/08/2007 07:09:14
All the ones that I've referred to it eventually quit during the learning skill grind.
Don't know why tbh, grinding the learning skills has always been my favorite part of eve. So exciting and fun.
You'd think that the learning skill grinding would leave a really good first impression on newbies.

Kimiko Kurosawa
The Krugerrand Groupies
Posted - 2007.08.19 07:18:00 - [4]
 

All the people I tried didn't make it past trial, and are all playing Wow Rolling Eyes

I guess I need better friends...

ForumPosterAlt
HERRO KITTY
Posted - 2007.08.19 07:32:00 - [5]
 

Once you do your time and get enough SPs and isk you can really get into the game.
Quite honestly its the long assed 3 months of mandatory waiting in order to fly anything worth a damn that drives players away.

When you first play eve you're going 100 miles an hour in your head, I wanna do this, I wanna do that, cool omg this is so awesome.
Then you get to the point where you want to do something more special. Like a level 3 mission and be able to tank and/or dps worth a damn.

Well thats too fkn bad. Some designer at CCP who thinks hes cleaver with math thought up an equation for skill training and blanketed it across the entire damn game, encompassing even the all important "newbie experience".

And newbies respond by playing wow. Who loses really. Players will just play what they find fun or what they are addicted to. Devs will act like they don't care, which they might not. But if they paid a little more attention on how many trial accounts never ended up subscribing, and why they weren't, they probably would.

Eve is a cool game its just really hard to get into. Im somewhat glad however because I don't think the servers could handle too much more than they are already.

Weeka
GET A JOB
Posted - 2007.08.19 07:44:00 - [6]
 

Well.. one.. all the others have gone within the trial period saying they just don't know what to do.

Pizi
Gallente
Posted - 2007.08.19 07:46:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Weeka
Well.. one.. all the others have gone within the trial period saying they just don't know what to do.


same here ...

and thats pretty funy because theres no other game were you can do more ....

Celeste Coeval
The Gosimer and Scarab
Posted - 2007.08.19 08:04:00 - [8]
 

I have been told i'm not allowed to talk about eve in RL as the people I do talk to it about end up flying strange star vessels roaming systems for hours and hours until the sun comes up.

Jim McGregor
Posted - 2007.08.19 08:12:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Pizi
Originally by: Weeka
Well.. one.. all the others have gone within the trial period saying they just don't know what to do.


same here ...

and thats pretty funy because theres no other game were you can do more ....


I think most of the other mmorpg's out there start giving quests to players right from the start, and there are more and more quests to do while they level their characters. So it gives them something to do.

In Eve, it can actually be pretty complicated to get started with missions for a newbie. There are no npc's standing around with a "!" over their head, so they dont know what to do once they undock.

I remember not knowing what to do myself when I was new. But I knew I wanted to make more money, and that would mean a better ship, so I checked the market for what I needed to do. Train skills, get money for Bantam basically. :)

Then when I had mined for a while, I had enough money to equip a combat frigate and start doing level 1 missions. But I remember it being very difficult finding a agent. I had no idea how to do it.

Admus
Bath and Body Works
S I L E N T.
Posted - 2007.08.19 08:13:00 - [10]
 

Yeah, I've found that the few I've brought into the game have all quit during the learning skill grind. On the upside, the learning skills might weed out the impatient, but at the end of the day you pretty much force newcomers into two months of tedium, which can be not-so-great.

Alski
Ministers Of Destruction.
Posted - 2007.08.19 08:15:00 - [11]
 

Two! Razz

Stupid haveing friends who don't play games Sad

Alski
Ministers Of Destruction.
Posted - 2007.08.19 08:17:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Admus
Yeah, I've found that the few I've brought into the game have all quit during the learning skill grind. On the upside, the learning skills might weed out the impatient, but at the end of the day you pretty much force newcomers into two months of tedium, which can be not-so-great.


Yeah from the day i started playing eve to today, the only little whine that has stuck with me since my noobie days is that they should just remove ALL the learning skills from the game and boost everyones attributes by 10.

Worst. Timesink. Everrrrrrrrrrr.

Frug
Omega Wing
Snatch Victory
Posted - 2007.08.19 08:51:00 - [13]
 

My friend george got me into it.

I in turn got at least 4 people directly, and they then got one more person.

CaldariAdam
Posted - 2007.08.19 08:58:00 - [14]
 

Every day I make the rest of EVE players play by affecting the market through my guns or otherwise.Twisted Evil

Kydor
Amarr
Silly Walks Inc
Posted - 2007.08.19 11:37:00 - [15]
 

I've got about 24 people into this, I used to work in a computer game shop in the UK, most of you may know it "GAME" Anyhoot after starting I used to take a lappy to work and play eve on wireless during my dinner hour. they oooh'd and ahhh'd then joined up,

Then I got my brother into it, and 2 of my ex girlfriends, working on the 3rd now. dunno if my ex's still play tho.

And on the side, i'm slipping a subliminal message into the dogs dinner everyday hope he'll join up and make a pretty damn good pirate

Theo Samaritan
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2007.08.19 11:40:00 - [16]
 

I've converted/introduced a good 20 people at least, maybe more.

I do know that the EVE Never Fades video made it alot easier.

Keeves
Minmatar
Quality Control.
Posted - 2007.08.19 11:50:00 - [17]
 

Been ingame about a month and already have 5 friends im flying with on a paid account (im paying for a friends account cause of money issues... aka wife)

Sir Scorpion
Black Banners
Posted - 2007.08.19 13:08:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Theo Samaritan
I've converted/introduced a good 20 people at least, maybe more.

I do know that the EVE Never Fades video made it alot easier.


yep EVE Never Fads made is easier for me 2, that rocked to bad the new Videos didnt top that one.

ZinderX500
Caldari
Very Predictable Feedback
Posted - 2007.08.19 13:20:00 - [19]
 

2 before months , they both stopped playing after 2-3 months , and they started playing now again Smile.

One more now Smile

thats a total of 3 Surprised

Azirapheal
Amarr
Ministry of War
Posted - 2007.08.19 13:25:00 - [20]
 

ive managed to get about 30 people onto the trial

unfortunately i ended up bbqing most of them out of the game

Malcanis
Caldari
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2007.08.19 13:25:00 - [21]
 

4 that are still in the game.

Tarminic
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2007.08.19 13:29:00 - [22]
 

I've gotten three of my friends to play, two are about to pass the two year mark and the third is hitting around 3 months now. Smile

Malcanis
Caldari
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2007.08.19 13:38:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: ForumPosterAlt
Once you do your time and get enough SPs and isk you can really get into the game.
Quite honestly its the long assed 3 months of mandatory waiting in order to fly anything worth a damn that drives players away.

When you first play eve you're going 100 miles an hour in your head, I wanna do this, I wanna do that, cool omg this is so awesome.
Then you get to the point where you want to do something more special. Like a level 3 mission and be able to tank and/or dps worth a damn.

Well thats too fkn bad. Some designer at CCP who thinks hes cleaver with math thought up an equation for skill training and blanketed it across the entire damn game, encompassing even the all important "newbie experience".

And newbies respond by playing wow. Who loses really. Players will just play what they find fun or what they are addicted to. Devs will act like they don't care, which they might not. But if they paid a little more attention on how many trial accounts never ended up subscribing, and why they weren't, they probably would.

Eve is a cool game its just really hard to get into. Im somewhat glad however because I don't think the servers could handle too much more than they are already.



It drives me mad when I see people post like this. It is so untrue, especially now when characters start with ~750k more SP than I did. Now admittedly if you're playing for the long term, the first month or so is slow, skillwise, while you get your learnings done, but I know for a fact that new players can be doing stuff in 0.0 after 2 weeks, and within 3 months they can be a highly valued player.

Skills are nice. Stuff is nice. Joining good corp early on is a very big help indeed.

Attitude is essential.

You can look at EvE in 2 basic ways:

(1) You can cry that you won't be able to do everything for years
(2) You can rejoice that there will still be new things to do for years

There's a huge amount of stuff you can do even solo in hi-sec in your first month. This I know. After that you're good to go in NPC 0.0. If there are any corps primarily composed of new players who want to get a foothold in 0.0, try Curse. It's fairly quiet, there are NPC agents for income for characters who aren't ready for 0.0 ratting and the mining is far too poor to attract established, old 0.0 corps, but much better than lo-sec. There are lots of NPC stations to base out of, and running missions for Angels/Serps will quickly get you jump clone standings if you keep at it.

EvE is for people who want to be challenged. The harder it is, the bigger the achievement when you succeed. It can be done, but if it was easy, who'd want to do it?

Think. Work. Fight.


Win.

Sazkyen
Posted - 2007.08.19 13:51:00 - [24]
 

Nobody. I'm working at a company that doesn't have a single ppl who would be interested in online gaming. Shocked

Kylar Renpurs
Dusk Blade
Posted - 2007.08.19 14:05:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: Kylar Renpurs on 19/08/2007 14:51:16
Quote:
EvE is for people who want to be challenged. The harder it is, the bigger the achievement when you succeed. It can be done, but if it was easy, who'd want to do it?

Think. Work. Fight.


Win.



Thats gotta be the best damned statement I've heard from the forums yet,,,

Quote:
Well thats too fkn bad. Some designer at CCP who thinks hes cleaver with math thought up an equation for skill training and blanketed it across the entire damn game, encompassing even the all important "newbie experience".

And newbies respond by playing wow. Who loses really. Players will just play what they find fun or what they are addicted to. Devs will act like they don't care, which they might not. But if they paid a little more attention on how many trial accounts never ended up subscribing, and why they weren't, they probably would.

Eve is a cool game its just really hard to get into. Im somewhat glad however because I don't think the servers could handle too much more than they are already.


As for that part, I'd like to say it's a bit of rubbish, but sadly a lot of people come into EVE with a very single-minded attitude.

I began life as a mission runner. Then I hit level 3 missions and realised "Yeah, they are a bit tough". So I joined a corp in the local area,, got into a bit of rabble and hi-sec wars, then the corp split, when I met my still-today mate who led the splinter. We did some low-sec mining ops and ratting in 0.3, went around in frigpacks looking for miners or solo-ratters to yarr with.

During my spare time I found out I then had the guts to try lvl 3 again and found out I could. Kept this way for a while till I finally hit Lvl 4 mish. But before I could try one, our corp moved to 0.0 under a new alliance. Here's where I got two hauler spawns in two nights (zomg, net haul of 32k zydrine, 16k megacyte, 500k isogen,, totalled 250mil at the time, I was wetting myself! They were my first haulers too :O ) Followed by a faction spawn which dropped a nice implant which i sold for another 90 mil. On other days, our alliance warred with Red Alliance. Then a bit of trechary and bad leadership made me forfeit the rest of the war and rat till my corp decided the leadership really sucked, and we moved back to empire. Oh, and this was also the time when I managed to live through a hostile 16 man BoB Large Bubblecamp. Quite an unusual story, but anyway.

We soon found our way back in esoteria working alongside ASCN, but that was quite short lived, nothing particularly special, except the ore and rats were tasty.

By this stage I'd become a director for our corp, and we moved to geminate to rat/PvP and stake out our own. I became a recruitment officer too, and brought some still-playing peeps to the corp.

Eventually, lvl 4 mish came back on the agenda when we moved back to caldari space, and the lure of a CNR through a 500k LP offer became too great, so I left the corp. After 2 months I decided I wanted to brave the unknown. Ninja'ed solo (save for my alt) into Venal with a merlin full of blueprints and small valuables, and a Badger MK2 full of normal fits. From there, I ninja-ratted for a week till I realised I was now a hot target, so I joined a local corp under the D2 protectorate. Ratted/PvP'ed for a while, but then realised my heart was in Missions. And just in time, had just scored a Crystal Omega :)

Came back just in time for invention to kick off. Used some of the cash from the Omega to buy into invention (when mod IF cost 200 mil) and made about 600mil on Heavy Missile Launchers. This also brought me into a new part of the game, and now I'm a solo Industrialist making 2-3 billion a month with 2 fully trained main characters and 4 industrial packhorses.

And that's my story.

The moral of the story? If you're sitting around "waiting" in eve for anything longer than a week, you're playing the game wrong. There's ALWAYS something to do.

EDIT: Oh, and I've recruited about 5 RL people

Asael
Caldari
Caldari Independent Navy Reserve
The Fourth District
Posted - 2007.08.19 15:15:00 - [26]
 

I got 3 of my best friends in, all of which have played WoW before. 2 of them quit a few months back since they lost interest, and the 3rd is still around. Even got a roommate of himself in the game. Cool

Jose Quevo
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2007.08.19 15:29:00 - [27]
 

I got one good friend of mine to play, and given his stance towards MMO's ( "They are rubbish, and I would never pay a monthly fee to play a PC-game!" ), it is a pretty spectacular achievement. Heck, he even paid 6 months of game-time in advance. :)

Theronnos
Aliastra
Posted - 2007.08.19 15:53:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Kimiko Kurosawa
All the people I tried didn't make it past trial, and are all playing Wow Rolling Eyes

I guess I need better friends...


Having(or had) the same experience :\
Some of my class mates even marked EVE as a gay game after seeing it's for 3 seconds..
oh how do I love the WoW player base!

Isuridae
Caldari
Phoenix Propulsion Labs
Firmus Ixion
Posted - 2007.08.19 16:53:00 - [29]
 

I got 6 players to play, One is still playing regularly, one plays off and on because he is tired of WOW and the others have left due to RL concerns (work,girfriend/wife,transferred out of country, etc...)

Kazuma Saruwatari
Posted - 2007.08.19 16:54:00 - [30]
 

7

they made a corp

they went to lowsec

they had fun killing newbs and a real pirate or two

then they moved to 0.0

they never came back to EVE again.Crying or Very sad


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