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Jenny Spitfire
Caldari
Posted - 2011.01.23 10:25:00 - [31]
 

A few more experience to add:

Arrow Good community - ask help and they reply

Arrow Good customer service - ask something, CCP actually answer back Shocked

Arrow Free expansion

I will update this as I see something that stands out. Thank you to CCP and community. Smile

Jennifer Starling
Amarr
Posted - 2011.01.23 12:34:00 - [32]
 

I don't love EVE, the rest is just even worse. Laughing

Jenny Spitfire
Caldari
Posted - 2011.01.23 13:05:00 - [33]
 

Originally by: Jennifer Starling
I don't love EVE, the rest is just even worse. Laughing


Are you sure? I mean World of Warcraft is not that bad. Eve is also good. They are probably similar to each other. It is Eve sometimes feels like Counter-strike in space. You get the money, buy equipment and go kill.

Khun SP
Paramite Factories
Posted - 2011.01.23 13:15:00 - [34]
 

I can't help loving EVE Online,
it's so wonderful to stare the space,
when I hear the warp sound I'm so fine,
a peaceful sense I need to embrace.


DonHel
Gallente
Interstellar Brotherhood of Gravediggers
The 0rphanage
Posted - 2011.01.23 13:17:00 - [35]
 

I used to LOVE eve, now i can only say that i like eve, and most likely when incarnas walking in stations hits i will HATE eve, because it wont be eve anymore.

Selinate
Amarr
Posted - 2011.01.23 14:07:00 - [36]
 

Originally by: Jenny Spitfire
Originally by: Jennifer Starling
I don't love EVE, the rest is just even worse. Laughing


Are you sure? I mean World of Warcraft is not that bad. Eve is also good. They are probably similar to each other. It is Eve sometimes feels like Counter-strike in space. You get the money, buy equipment and go kill.


I agree with Starling (Woah... silence of the lambs throwback)...

WoW was ok, got old after I got one character to 80 and then I was bludgeoned to death by Gear Scores and other worthless crap keeping me from experiencing the rest of the game...

I'll just say it again. Eve isn't great, it's just much better than what's out right now (and that's not saying much).

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.01.23 14:09:00 - [37]
 

I tolerate EVE because every other possible option sucks major balls in comparison.

Prince Spiderman
Posted - 2011.01.23 14:28:00 - [38]
 

Edited by: Prince Spiderman on 23/01/2011 14:34:02
To me EVE is a love-hate. The game complexity and design is outstanding. Bigger stuff needs brain and some kind of military organized level. The game has a range from Aracade PvE up to thrilling PvP. The sandbox concept rocks and its dynamic social and market system is just a blast. That's the love part. The hate part is that the game can end up in a "second life". In my case I log in mostly in hope that something nice will happen. I am looking for PvP mainly and losing a ship sucks because it takes time to get a new one. Sometimes nothing special happens over hours or I don't PvP for the minute to spent one hour to get a new ship or more worst: earn ISK. When you in a EU/US corp the risk of suffering by sleep deprivation is high. I am some kind of guy who's using EVE up to my RL limits very often. I don't like what the game did to me the first three years when I look back. Actually I THINK I will have my game time better under control. Finally I had to take more sleep then 4-5 hours a day and I don't play EVE at work anymore :-P The game has a level of pure amusement up to serious hardcore stuff like ruling a bigger corp or alliance. At this point it will affects RL a lot. And then it's not a game anymore. I would like to know how many people really mess up their RL with EVE because ingame they find something they don't have in their RL.

Just check this video and figure out who of these guys you are :-D

Barbelo Valentinian
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2011.01.23 17:43:00 - [39]
 

I love/hate EVE. I play it for a while, get bored with it, leave it for a month or two, get a hankering for it, get insanely addicted to it, get bored with it again.

Part of that is because it's not really set up very well for "solo MMO" play, on the one hand, while also at the same time not being set up for "casual social" (i.e. PUG-ing) on the other. It's very definitely set up as a corp-based game. As a casual player, I just don't have the time to commit to corps and such, so I'll probably never experience the high end of what the game has to offer; but that's something I have to live with.

But, for its virtues, from the point of view of a Bartle "Explorer" type of player: it's got great lore, the game world is superbly well-realized and detailed, the gameplay is deep wherever you look, it's got a good balance of "sim" and "game", it's open world PvP, and greatly player-driven in terms of politics and economy (which although I'm not a PvP-er, gives me a great background sense of realism and danger to spice up my carebearing).

I think, mainly, it's the depth: one has a sense that the game world will have something new for you to discover no matter how long you play the game. Just like the real world, EVE feels bigger than the player. (As opposed to many single player games and even some MMOs, where the player is bigger than the game - i.e. has the illusion of being the ultimate hero of the game, and/or can fairly quickly exhaust its possibilities.)

Jenny Spitfire
Caldari
Posted - 2011.01.25 01:12:00 - [40]
 

One server. It means we can game anytime. Smile

Ai Shun
Caldari
Posted - 2011.01.25 01:24:00 - [41]
 

Because I have fun when I play it.

Ocih
Amarr
Space Mermaids
Posted - 2011.01.25 01:29:00 - [42]
 

Originally by: Ai Shun
Because I have fun when I play it.


If you didnt answer this you need to ask what you are doing.

I havent played EvE in 5 months. I keep 1 account active (this one) because it's my view that CCP are one of the better MMO companies in the industry. The fact is, they are the best MMO company in the industry. $15 a month to let them know that. If they manage to find something in EvE that makes it fun for me again I will return in force with all my accounts. If not, I thank them for the fun I had. No hard feelings, no emorage, no whine like a troll.

Playing Eve
Posted - 2011.01.25 01:34:00 - [43]
 

Because nothing is more fun than Playing Eve.

Liryssa
Posted - 2011.01.25 04:05:00 - [44]
 

Edited by: Liryssa on 25/01/2011 06:01:42
I play a fantasy game as well - no, not WOW - and I play Eve for something totally different than what I play the other game for. I've only played for just over two weeks, but here are some things that I love about this game.

Getting podded/death has consequence. Yes, you have insurance on your ship. But that doesn't cover your fittings, your cargo, possibly failing a mission (resulting in lesser standing with that giver), your time fitting the ship, etc. I've never had an actual death, only been podded, so I don't know what additional penalties there may be.

It's not a race to level cap. Thank goodness. Just the lack of the frustrating grind of getting through content as quick as possible, get your level up as quick as possible, makes this a much more relaxed game for me - in the way that there's no rush for me.

That no one is stuck into one single class. I LOVE that about this game. Other games, you pick a class, and you're just like anyone else. Even in games that can dual class, if you don't do it the "right way" then you are doing it wrong. But in this game, you can do all the tutorials, pick and choose which skills to level up, and spend one day doing one thing, and another day doing another thing.

Real time skill training - and that clock counting while out of game. Don't really have to expand on that one, I don't think.

Edit: Forgot to add, love EVE HQ for being able to plan builds out, to see if they will work before buying everything and finding out there isn't enough capacity for one thing or another.

Quemist
Posted - 2011.01.25 04:07:00 - [45]
 


Which Jenny is this?

Herping yourDerp
Posted - 2011.01.25 04:20:00 - [46]
 

i like that everything has value, hate to mix in wow but a lvl 23 item is worthless, but the smallest frigate in eve is worth something.
in wow if 50 lvl 20's attack a lvl 80 the lvl 80 will still probably win.
in eve if 50 2 weeks old characters try to attack a solo 80 week old character the noobs depending on ships will win.

Q aa's Vassal
Posted - 2011.01.25 04:22:00 - [47]
 

I loved eve when i started to play nowerdays i'm not even sure i like it i'm just addicted :P

Corozan Aspinall
Perkone
Posted - 2011.01.25 04:27:00 - [48]
 

Quite simple really: Eve really is the only mmo.

There is no competitor within 50 AU.

The graphical diku crap is awful and the quality of the software is diabolical.

This and every other business model seems to be 'make crap, hype it, make quick cash, implode'.

CCP has 8+ years of (compared to the above) doing it right.

Like most people with an emotional age and IQ above nine, I don't want to spend hundreds of pounds on an entertainment product that only entertains me if I first have a frontal lobotomy.

Finally, I don't play Eve to compensate for being a rl failure. I like and welcome competition. I am not threatened or put off by failure etc.

All this and more is why Eve never loses it's appeal.

Kwashi
Adhocracy Incorporated
Adhocracy
Posted - 2011.01.25 09:07:00 - [49]
 

I like that there's little pressure to log in to keep one's character current in powerlevel with other characters, like in other MMOs focused around leveling and experience and such. I just log on and mess around doing whatever, or stay away for a while busy in RL, and my toon gets stronger regardless of what I do. The POS fuel mechanic is about the only thing I've seen that imposes any time pressure in the game.

It's also the first MMO I've seen where real success can be had through trickery and knowledge instead of the usual button-pushing reflexes.

Arcathra
Minmatar
Technodyne Ltd.
Posted - 2011.01.25 09:28:00 - [50]
 

I love EVE because of the sandbox.

There are no "quest hubs" and "theme park zones", no real "level ups". The Endgame of EVE just starts after character creation and has nothing to do with "instances" or "raids". EVE plays a bit like everydays life and is more like a virtual world than a roleplying game (like most of the MMOs out there).

I'm waiting impatiently for Incarna, because it will broaden the virtual world aspect of the game for me Smile.

RKColdFire
Gallente
Posted - 2011.01.25 09:48:00 - [51]
 

I luv EVE massive PVP! if the CCP want to add pve should release the home pc version..... set the numbers of enemys in your own cpu period.

Jiitta
Posted - 2011.01.25 10:27:00 - [52]
 

Originally by: Quemist

Which Jenny is this?


Jenny from the block.

Gemberslaafje
Vivicide
Posted - 2011.01.25 10:31:00 - [53]
 

I don't. It eats time and money, and it's way too stressful at times to be fun at all.

But it tickles. Every single time you don't play it for too long it tickles. What if you do something with smartbombs? How much more damage would you get from implants? Could I infiltrate in some high-end alliance and steal their posh jackets off?

It's those kinds of questions that keep you coming back for more. Keep you trying things. Keeps you going until your (Faction ship/carrier/most awesome T2 pvp ship/rorqual) gets popped or your best friend screws you over backwards, then you stop furiously thinking I'LL NEVER PLAY THIS GAME AGAIN.

But soon, it tickles.

EVE is not a game. It's an addiction.

Askalor
Amarr
NosWaffle
Posted - 2011.01.25 22:59:00 - [54]
 

Spaceships and LASERS!!! man! thats the reason...

F*** all them sword swinging lil WOW kids! LASER, MISSILES and RAILS... thats how you roll these days! ;)

Yuki Kulotsuki
Posted - 2011.01.25 23:24:00 - [55]
 


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Shad0wtech
Posted - 2011.01.26 00:13:00 - [56]
 

I hate eve,. from my original incarnation i got hooked in 2003, then it made me play to try and make more isk , to buy my first battleship, and from there it spiralled.

I thought i could control it at first , but i lost one battleship and then another , i had to keep playing to replace them,.. and now over 7 years later im still here,.

Nearly lost my job twice , my GF barely speaks to me as i spend so much time on here and eve keeps sucking me in like some blood devouring vampire or a mistress you just cant deny....

Thats why i love eve and i think ill be here a while longer

Atnal
Whats Wrong With This
Posted - 2011.01.26 03:29:00 - [57]
 

The game's raw feeling. The feeling losing your ship adds to the anxiety of the game.

The AFK skill training does take a long time but you get that sense of connection with your character from where you started to where you are at now. Simply going from lv 1 to lv 85 in WoW doesn't feel the same.

The camaraderie you develop between teammates. Rolling into a system with 500 alliance members getting ready to do battle is a better pvp experience because those battles are ones that actually carry real influence.

The way the large alliance pvp battles influence the landscape. There's a lot of impassioned players who really want to hold onto that place of virtual space. I mean really who wants to carry alarm clock ops in any other game?

I've come off and back on to the game 3 times so there's something about EVE Online that keeps me playing even though I though I don't play that much.

NiiKleagh
Posted - 2011.01.26 05:34:00 - [58]
 

My friends and I believe CCP and Eve is in the negative zone right now.

A character creator that does not allow us to create the interesting characters we had before, and seems very limited on output, coupled with a number of other Eve problems - we believe that CCP has a ways to go before they break even with what the game has offered in playability and interest in the past.

Then, to wait even longer for them to get it to a point at which we feel that the improvements are real and satiable, well, we all may leave the game before that happens.

Anne Arqui
Minmatar
Diamonds in the Rough Enterprises
Posted - 2011.01.26 10:29:00 - [59]
 

"Why do you all love Eve?" Well love is too big a word but there's a certain affection, although it's significantly lessened with the new Vherokior look.

Jagga Spikes
Minmatar
Spikes Chop Shop
Posted - 2011.01.26 11:00:00 - [60]
 

all the little things


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