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Tarrus Deius
Posted - 2007.12.21 01:47:00 - [1]
 

I think this is the fourth time I've tried EVE, and I still don't find it very interesting. My trial will expire soon, and I'm posting this as a last resort to see if I'm missing something.

Let me just say first that I mostly play solo in any MMO I've tried, and it suits me very well. I was quite successful with soloing in WoW, though I was forced to group with other players several times, with mixed results. I realize this is a bit silly as the main point of an MMO is the social interaction and making friends.

So, if you tell me that flying solo in EVE is nearly impossible, then I'm done. I have no desire of joining a corp. Once, during my first trial I think, I did join a corp. They were very friendly and helped me to learn the game. However, making small talk to pass the time while mining is certainly not my idea of fun.

I understand much of EVE is centered around PvP. The piracy aspect sounds a bit appealing, but I imagine a solo pirate wouldn't be much of a challenge. I guess heading into low-sec space as a bounty hunter looking for pirates would be suicide as well. I also tried some ratting, but PvE combat in EVE just seems boring to me. There's just no dogfighting involved, like in Freelancer or DarkStar One.

I already tried mining, so that leaves trading. I'm not interested in getting a big hauler and moving stuff around, but there's one thing I think might be fun. Getting a fast ship and do some risky courier contracts. IIRC, interceptors are the fastest ships. They don't have a lot of cargo space, but there might be room for some modules perhaps. I already got a character with most of the skills required for interceptors. I could start with a few easy contracts, then use the money to get some new skills and modules. Once I've got a good afterburner, some ECM's, and maybe a microwarpdrive, I can take on the harder contracts. I suppose that won't be enough to escape a gate camp though.

The real goal I'm hoping to achieve is exploring the universe EVE has to offer. So far it's not been very interesting. I'm not talking about using the scanner and finding random stuff. I want to see black holes, neutron stars, explore a huge nebula and such.

Asimov Andies
Gallente
Capital Industries Research And Development
Vanguard.
Posted - 2007.12.21 02:14:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: Tarrus Deius
The real goal I'm hoping to achieve is exploring the universe EVE has to offer. So far it's not been very interesting. I'm not talking about using the scanner and finding random stuff. I want to see black holes, neutron stars, explore a huge nebula and such.


The main thing I am going to point out has to do with the quote. To my knowledge, these things don't exist in EvE yet, as comets don't exist yet. But, they are on the drawing board along with the possibility of system asteroid wide belts.

As for enjoying the game, it is possible to enjoy it on your own, it is just much more difficult. If any one wants to say it is impossible, look at the experienced people who have never left the noob corp. As you progress though, it is harder to solo more things. In terms of solo piracy, that is definitely possible, and probably the most prevalent. In fact, most pirates I encounter are in frigates or cruisers, so it isn't even super expensive.

From personal experience, 14 days is not enough to get you immersed in this game, 30 days though is. If you want to try to enjoy it, I recommend paying for at least one month after the trial to give the game a true chance, otherwise, if you don't want to try to enjoy it, cancel your account, this game tends to have either no, or very small and limited middle ground.

Falka Lakadaka
Gallente
Posted - 2007.12.21 02:35:00 - [3]
 

If you've come back 4 times, the there must be something.

I'm not sure why people post here to ask if they enjoy Eve. Either you do or you don't....make up your mind and either commit to it (sign up) or go and look elsewhere.


Asimov Andies
Gallente
Capital Industries Research And Development
Vanguard.
Posted - 2007.12.21 02:46:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Falka Lakadaka
If you've come back 4 times, the there must be something.

I'm not sure why people post here to ask if they enjoy Eve. Either you do or you don't....make up your mind and either commit to it (sign up) or go and look elsewhere.




I fully endorse this statement and all fallout, and appraises associated with it

Bob6940
Posted - 2007.12.21 03:21:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Bob6940 on 21/12/2007 03:22:27
Originally by: Falka Lakadaka
If you've come back 4 times, the there must be something.

I'm not sure why people post here to ask if they enjoy Eve. Either you do or you don't....make up your mind and either commit to it (sign up) or go and look elsewhere.




This pretty much sums it up Razz

One thing to add though: Most of the EVE universe outside of empire space is controlled by player-run alliances, and if you never plan on joining a corp then you will have difficulty exploring much of it. You would probably be stuck running missions and such in empire space, which isn't bad, but imo it's not enough to keep someone playing for long. But then again it depends on your personal taste which goes back to the post I quoted.

Sicil Fioet
Minmatar
Posted - 2007.12.21 04:27:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Sicil Fioet on 21/12/2007 04:27:35
Do some exploration. Train up scan probing skills, go to low sec and/or 0.0 space. Some of those exploration sites are real eye candy.

Solo pirating is a viable option and there are people who prefer to pvp solo. You will still have some interaction with other players with solo piracy - most of it will come up in local chat channel in form of smack. Another fun thing to do is high sec piracy. This encompasses ore theft - where you steal ore from another player and then it is you vs his entire corporation and you try to take on as many as you can. And solo war dec's - there are quite a few players who alone war dec empire corps and then just try killing solo as many players from these corps as they can. So as far as pvp goes, yes you can do it solo and I've seen many successful examples of it. And it sounds like you do like risk.

If you do join a corp, you're not required to do small talk if you don't like it. You can just keep quiet and come to all the pvp events and most corps will be quite happy with that. It is difficult in EVE as in any MMO to find a suitable group of players, but completely giving up on it is imho not the right choice.

MotherMoon
Huang Yinglong
Posted - 2007.12.21 07:31:00 - [7]
 

wait longer

walking and factional warfare.


Galeros
Gallente
Federal Navy Academy
Posted - 2007.12.21 08:45:00 - [8]
 

I started about a week ago, tried mining and don't like it, so I am running missions for now (and love it). Still thinking do I join a corp or not, but I am in no hurry.

Favourite thing is EvE is that I don't feel like I am missing something if I don't play for 2 days, which I haven't found in any other game I played.

Solo piracy is not impossible, you just need to be carefull of who you attack, and watch out what gear you are using.

Set up a goal for yourself and work for it - ie my goal was to get salvagers working, which I did last night, and now I can go for the next goal. Yours could be maxing the frigate combat to prey on traders/miners?

Aki Haakon
HuzzaH.
White Core
Posted - 2007.12.21 08:53:00 - [9]
 

This is my second time back, and only now I enjoy the game. The first time, like you, I was focussing on industry/mining - I paid one month and actually got as far as a Retriever (mining barge), that was fun at first, but after a week or so that started to become boring so I cancelled my subscription after that one month.

Now, around 5 months later, I felt that urge to play EVE again, and I started a trail account. This time however, I quickly ruled out the whole industry/mining thing and went straight for a Destroyer, I do missions in that now - in hi sec. Though missions are boring, I plan on going to lo sec in a Rifter (frigate) as soon as I can WITH SOME FRIENDS because I am sure lo sec will NOT be boring.

So the answer: roll a minmatar > soldier character, buy a Rifter and fit it with what you think is alright and head straight for low sec. It doesn't matter if you lose your ship, a Rifter + fit costs less than 1 mil to replace, and you always have your clone (keep it updated) if you get podded (which you will be).

Crumplecorn
Gallente
Eve Cluster Explorations
Posted - 2007.12.21 09:13:00 - [10]
 

You can do many many things solo in EVE. But they require effort, especially if it is true solo and not you and your alt. Really, IMO, the only reason to play solo (assuming you are actually playing and not just, say, mission whoring) is for the challenge and satisfaction of soloing. To do solo the things they say can't be done solo.

The game is definitely more fun with other people even if, like me, you prefer to work alone.


 

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