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Alice Celadon
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:11:00 - [1]
 

I understand the excitement/draw of every other activity in EVE. Even hisec mining can be fun if joking on comms with your buds, or fighting off can flippers.

PI as it was originally described seemed cool [compete, cooperate with other players while harvesting planets]. In it released form, I can't make myself even try it. I don't see any draw. So brave PIers [PInauts?], tell me why PI is fun.

Brian Ballsack
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:14:00 - [2]
 

Its not fun but it makes me alot of ISK for minimum effort.

Manackel
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:16:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Brian Ballsack
Its not fun but it makes me alot of ISK for minimum effort.


This.

I actually don't mind PI, takes up very little time once you've got your planets set up. Depending on where you've got your planets set up, you can make a lot of ISK and it can be left in the background whilst you spend your time doing other things.

Nuadi
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:19:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Manackel
Originally by: Brian Ballsack
Its not fun but it makes me alot of ISK for minimum effort.


This.

I actually don't mind PI, takes up very little time once you've got your planets set up. Depending on where you've got your planets set up, you can make a lot of ISK and it can be left in the background whilst you spend your time doing other things.


^ This ^

In addition, I look forward to watching where CCP takes this. The move is bold and I look forward to hauling 123k m3 of mercs to a planet for a take over. Twisted Evil

Flibertygibbet
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:19:00 - [5]
 

you can make THOUSANDS of isk.

Tigobitty
Caldari
Australian Mining and industry Corp
Intergalactic Exports Group
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:24:00 - [6]
 

It's um... fun to draw little pictures with your extractors? I've got a gorilla wearing a headset... and a pretty good interpretation of the FSM.

I guess the most "fun" I get out of PI is on the indirect level.. less time hunting down and paying crazy prices for POS consumables, and more time out hunting stuff to make pretty light flashes out of. It also saves me time by allowing me to cheaply build my own repair paste, so I don't have to go find a station to repair at every time I manage to mash the wrong spot on my gun trigger.

I do understand the OP's point.. PI ended up being more "useful tool" than a Farmville-esque subgame. *ponders raising cowprint beetles for fun and competition*



Jennifer Starling
Amarr
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:25:00 - [7]
 

Can't PI be fun can be fun if joking on comms with your buds, or fighting off can flippers?

Sidus Isaacs
Gallente
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:25:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Flibertygibbet
you can make THOUSANDS of isk.


A guy I know in game made a billion last month from it. He does it pretty often tho, 5 hours intervals and all.

Persoanlly I can not stand the 5 hours or even daily shceduled clickings.


Are my planet side lackys stupid or something? Why can't I tell them to extract a resource until its empty? And not bother me with micro management ;)

Alice Celadon
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:30:00 - [9]
 

I'm completely sincere, actually. I really would like a reason to try PI. Does anyone have a cool PI story or something?

heheheh
Phoenix Club
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:32:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Flibertygibbet
you can make THOUSANDS of isk.



I think you just need to learn how to do it to maximize your profits,
I know a handfull of people that make 300 mil+ a week

Tigobitty
Caldari
Australian Mining and industry Corp
Intergalactic Exports Group
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:41:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Sidus Isaacs


Are my planet side lackys stupid or something? Why can't I tell them to extract a resource until its empty? And not bother me with micro management ;)


I know, right?

Following a schedule on my colonies would fall under the "so easy, a cave man could do it".

Mine shiney material.
Pass shiney material to Big Room with picture of Cool Rockets on the door.
Drink 6-pack Quafe Ultra and grunt at the wife.
Do Again in 5 hours.



Destination SkillQueue
Are We There Yet
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:46:00 - [12]
 

It isn't. The initial idea was interesting and fun, but the reality wasn't either. It might turn in to an actual minigame in Incursion with the usability alterations. The idea of the minigame still isn't that interesting, but it might turn out to be quite fu...err, well at least it will propably be better than what we currently have.

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:47:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: heheheh
Originally by: Flibertygibbet
you can make THOUSANDS of isk.
I think you just need to learn how to do it to maximize your profits,
I know a handfull of people that make 300 mil+ a week
On a more modest scale, one of out corpies has five high-sec planets (I think) going, and those planets keep our tower not only completely stocked with trade goods but also produce enough left-over materials to pay for the ice product fuels five times over…

…for a couple of minutes worth of clicking a day. So add a ² to those "thousands of isk" and you're at least in a ballpark order of magnitude of the income from a rather pitiful setup.

KiaTader
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:54:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Brian Ballsack
Its not fun but it makes me alot of ISK for minimum effort.


This, about a plex a month for five 0.0 planets. It's nice.

Zia Aiz
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2010.10.13 13:59:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Zia Aiz on 13/10/2010 14:00:50
Originally by: Alice Celadon
I'm completely sincere, actually. I really would like a reason to try PI. Does anyone have a cool PI story or something?


Other then making isk with it there isn't really any reason i would try it.

I tried PI on the test server, and i got bored with it after an hour or so.
From then i knew i would never even try it on the tranquility unless the isk was really worth it.

But since i make more money spending time with other things i don't bother with PI.

TheMahdi
Posted - 2010.10.13 14:02:00 - [16]
 

PI is fun because you get to imagine creating and destroying lives of inhabitants with a whim.

NO JOBS FOR YOU!

Stygian Knight
Blood Covenant
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.10.13 14:03:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: KiaTader
Originally by: Brian Ballsack
Its not fun but it makes me alot of ISK for minimum effort.


This, about a plex a month for five 0.0 planets. It's nice.


That is not worth the effort.

Guilliman R
Gallente
Northstar Cabal
Important Internet Spaceship League
Posted - 2010.10.13 14:25:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Stygian Knight
Originally by: KiaTader
Originally by: Brian Ballsack
Its not fun but it makes me alot of ISK for minimum effort.


This, about a plex a month for five 0.0 planets. It's nice.


That is not worth the effort.


5 minutes per day, couple of clicks? Totally worth it.

Bhattran
Posted - 2010.10.13 16:38:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: Bhattran on 13/10/2010 21:57:31
It is fun knowing I'm destroying a planet's natural resources, stockpiling crap, selling crap all BEFORE dust ruins it with crappy console players that mess with my profits/hoarding.

De'Veldrin
Minmatar
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2010.10.13 17:05:00 - [20]
 

I like PI because it's a challenge managing the logistics connections between multiple planets so I can end up with the finished products I want with a minimum of wasted time.

If you did not like word problems in school, PI will probably not be a lot of fun for you.

Ai Mei
Starfish Operating Syndicate
Posted - 2010.10.13 17:18:00 - [21]
 

Because I make 4 million a day doing robotics and enriched Uranium.

Zagdul
Gallente
Clan Shadow Wolf
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2010.10.13 17:25:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Flibertygibbet
you can make THOUSANDS of isk.


I've been doing PI and tracking my income for 3 months now, I'm working on my 4th.

Month 1 I made 560 mil.

I re-worked a couple planets and trained up my scanning a bit better.

Month 2 I made 1.2 bil.

I found more efficient ways to setup my planets and to do higher productivity.

Month 3 I made 1.7 bil.


dankness420
Posted - 2010.10.13 17:30:00 - [23]
 

I would do PI if the slowest cycle autorepeated. If I wanted to micromanage something, I would moon mine. At least I only have to check that once every two weeks.

Ocih
Amarr
Space Mermaids
Posted - 2010.10.13 18:09:00 - [24]
 

Its grind.
Its EvE

Syn Callibri
Minmatar
21st Eridani Lighthorse
Posted - 2010.10.13 18:40:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Alice Celadon
I'm completely sincere, actually. I really would like a reason to try PI. Does anyone have a cool PI story or something?


I do PI on an ice planet...is that cool enough? Wink


AtheistOfFail
AoF Lottery Services
Posted - 2010.10.13 18:43:00 - [26]
 

because playing with your planets and reaching 166m per day by making changes is just priceless.

It's a goldmine and it only takes me 5 minutes to update mine.

De'Veldrin
Minmatar
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2010.10.13 18:43:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Syn Callibri
Originally by: Alice Celadon
I'm completely sincere, actually. I really would like a reason to try PI. Does anyone have a cool PI story or something?


I do PI on an ice planet...is that cool enough? Wink




On ice planets PI does you.

Wait...Embarassed

Nicholas Barker
Deez Nuts.
Posted - 2010.10.13 18:44:00 - [28]
 

They should have scrapped it and made it a proper mini game, like Simcity (not)in space.

Should have split the planets up into regions too, you develope one region, purchase/expand into the next. Planet fills up > people want more > conflict > DUST 514.

TBH though i don't think there's going to be much fighting the current way it's set out, not enough for a few thousand console kiddies to be content with anyway.

Settledown Yankabitch
Posted - 2010.10.13 20:14:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Guilliman R
Originally by: Stygian Knight
Originally by: KiaTader
Originally by: Brian Ballsack
Its not fun but it makes me alot of ISK for minimum effort.


This, about a plex a month for five 0.0 planets. It's nice.


That is not worth the effort.


5 minutes per day, couple of clicks? Totally worth it.


Confirming the goods haul and sell themselves. And there is nothing more to it than is being described in above poast.

HeliosGal
Caldari
Posted - 2010.10.13 20:15:00 - [30]
 

its being buffed and simpliefied and being made more buggy for novemeber expansion


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