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Des Aray
Posted - 2011.05.12 12:33:00 - [1]

Edited by: Des Aray on 12/05/2011 12:34:25
When I first played Eve about 3 years ago, it was quite awe inspiring. No other Sci Fi MMO was quite like it, even the intro music when I first logged in really set the epic theme that was EVE as I knew it then.
Well how was it for the rest of ya's when u first started?

Shira Elan
Posted - 2011.05.12 12:34:00 - [2]

Music on lol

The Collective
White Noise.
Posted - 2011.05.12 12:42:00 - [3]

I joined on launch.. and remember getting reallllly annoyed within around 3 minuets at not knowing what to do! so went back to playing something else.. can't remember what (i was kinda pressed into trying)

then came back 6 months later under my own power, got my face blown up by npc frigs, and went from there... 7.5 years ago!

Jovan Geldon
Lead Farmers
Kill It With Fire
Posted - 2011.05.12 12:45:00 - [4]

The song "Miner Stories" from the jukebox makes me nostalgia hard whenever I hear it

Nicholas Barker
Deez Nuts.
Posted - 2011.05.12 12:45:00 - [5]

The good old days, flying a **** fit blackbird, ****ting myself whenever anything not blue appeared.

10mill to 20mill sp is basically the golden period when you can actually do stuff but aren't jaded to it all.

Midas Tycho
Posted - 2011.05.12 12:55:00 - [6]

The face login screen, I want it back dammit!

I remember the beta days, flying into un-chartered 0.0 territory in a Bantam or was it an Ibis, I honestly can't remember... only to be shot down by some bad ass NPCs

Will never forgive the swines!

Posted - 2011.05.12 13:10:00 - [7]

was 4 years ago,

i remember it took me 2-3 days before moving between systems without using the autopilot.
i didn't understood at all how using stargates, and didn't even knew it was possible to do it manually
i was really lost on this new universe.

and i remember well also the big ship who appeared 2mn after i looted a yellow wreck on the 1st tutoral mission.
that's too old for me to remmeber what it was, only remember it was a gallente ships who was extremly big campared to my rookie. but now, i'm pretty sure it was simply a thorax or something like that.

Den Galvin
Posted - 2011.05.12 13:11:00 - [8]

My very first time playing Eve was 5 or 6 years ago. My first question was "How do I get the joystick to work?"

The answer put me off playing for 4 years.

I'm over it now.

Tosser Galore
Posted - 2011.05.12 13:33:00 - [9]

I remember back in 2003, I trained "spatial awareness" (perception learning skill) and went out to test my "dps increase" on red crosses.


Tutorial was like 2 minutes in space, you shoot these red crosses, NOW f**k off.
and then eve-chat rofl, where you could hear about other people mining veld to get into a tempest and put a cloak on that tempest
and pew pew in a belt! Imagine that.

Mr Kidd
Posted - 2011.05.12 13:54:00 - [10]

Absolutely not. I like my skill level. The variety in the game now compared to then is 10 fold better.

Tosser Galore
Posted - 2011.05.12 14:09:00 - [11]

Originally by: Mr Kidd
Absolutely not. I like my skill level. The variety in the game now compared to then is 10 fold better.

Wtf are you on about? The thread is about reminiscence; the first time you played eve.

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2011.05.12 14:15:00 - [12]

The first time I played Eve was on Falcon256's account in alpha 6. It resulted in getting banned until beta 4.

God, that's... 8 years isn't it.

Pelennor Swarm
Posted - 2011.05.12 14:15:00 - [13]

my rupture was the greatest thing since sliced bread (in my head)

my ceo would always kill me with his thorax though. ******* heavy drone *****

Cori Halcyon
Posted - 2011.05.12 14:38:00 - [14]

First started playing in '03.

This game is stupid. I undocked first day and still haven't got to the stargate yet even with my afterburner Sad

Something Random
The Barrow Boys
Posted - 2011.05.12 15:09:00 - [15]

My memories are hazy as i was a junked up drunk at the time puffing up a quarter a night and unloading most of the liquor stores vodka stocks too - 2004 or was it 3 hmmm.

Started obeying the tutorial - got kinda lost in that but made it to the end. Meanwhile id noticed local chat and found the channels and had help chat up too. Full of a bunch of people wittering on about never going to 0.0. I loaded up the map (thanks tutorial) and spent the next hour hovering over every star until i read one that said sec status 0.0, then i searched for it in peeps and places and finally right clicked the result for autopilot. (Hey, i said i took in the whole tutorial).

I arrived in a system called orvolle about 45 minutes later - with one more jump to go... i shivered... i shook... i almost couldnt believe it at the gate, it looked 'normal'... i jumped... i hung around on the gate the other side in a mysterious system named pf-346... i hung around some more... i warped to a belt... i warped back to the gate... i looked at local, 2 people were arguing and saying how much they were gonna rip the other a new one... i waited... then got bored and went back to orvolle slightly disappointed. Id seen nothing, no ships, no 'rats' whatever that meant and i was alive. I warped to a belt in orvolle and finally saw someone, 4 people actually in the same belt, they showed as little red icons which was cool - id seen white ones before but no red ones so i said hi on local and complemented them on there formation flying and promptly disappeared in a puff of flame and smoke and reappeared in a new ship. I ****ed myself and swore vengeance upon the red icons of the "'suptennis' or something like that" corporation.

3 days later i was found by the 'suptennis' corporation asleep at a belt in my shiny new and uninsured Fat Boy. Someone even found my pod hanging by my cargo container and took my stuffz.

Barbelo Valentinian
The Scope
Posted - 2011.05.12 18:16:00 - [16]

I first subbed back in 2007 (been on and off since then). I'm not really all that into PvP (I do sort of enjoy it, but I'm too old to be competitive in it) and what I really wanted was a nice space sim that I could enjoy PvE in. I was aware from research that EVE wasn't really the kind of game I was looking for, but after I tried it I just fell in love with the lore and the depth of the game (builds, etc.).

Anyway, I remember working my way up to a Destroyer and moving house through a high sec region where I thought I was relatively safe, and being blown up for the first time by some eebil piwates.

On the one hand, my immersion was broken in a sense, because up till that point everything was "precious", and I had been building up a sense of my character, and roleplaying that character in my mind. I suddenly felt the shallowness of the gamey game side of things - i.e. I realized everything was pretty much cheap and replaceable, apart from the bore of refitting, and that this really wasn't the space sim I'd wished it was, but rather a vehicle for readily-available PvP (of course I'd known this intellectually before, but actual death brought me down to earth with a thud).

On the other hand, I got an adrenalin jag such as I'd never experienced in a game before (even other PvP games - e.g. I'd enjoyed PvP Freelancer quite a bit before that).

I then understood that the cost was pitched just right - life is too cheap and death too frequent, and is brought by too many idiots just for the lulz, to make for a really immersive (on the PvE side of things) space sim; but death is costly enough to make losing a ship painful enough so that the excitement of PvP has some weight, and that's what gives the adrenaline jag, and a general background sense of danger that makes the game universe feel real in a way you couldn't get from a "safe" PvE game.

Since then, I've had a love/hate, on/off thing with EVE. It's still not the PvE space sim that I would really like to play; but it's still the best space sim available, and has some of the best lore of any game ever.

And it's still the game that gives me more of an adrenaline buzz than any other, and a game in which the background sense of danger makes the universe feel alive.

The really amusing thing about EVE is that sometimes it seems to be full of asshats, and other times full of really nice people. I suspect that the asshats are the nice peoples' alts, and vice-versa Laughing

Posted - 2011.05.12 18:29:00 - [17]

I was in my nub ship, having just learned everything from the old old tutorial (which was nothing at all) seeing just how big the station was when someone sent me a convo. He was a miner and offered my first job as one of his plebs!

I jumpped at the offer and soon me and another ibis were gawping at the massive bulk of a domi. It was the most impressive sight I had seen in a game and my love of the game only grew when he launched his drone. All of them, his entire drone bay onto an asteroid. They were everywhere and instantly I knew what I wanted when I grew up.

We mined, we chatted and soon the domi pilot went off to bring a hauler for the mountain of ore we had collected when two NPC frigates showed up. Panic set in as they targted us but I stepped up to the mark. I tell my buddy to flee while I go hold them back. Fireing up my thrustes I charge at the enemy, gun blazing.

I died horribly.

Posted - 2011.05.12 18:35:00 - [18]

Most games, I would nostalgia about my first few hours/days. But not EVE. Being a noob in EVE is not fun.

Nizran L'Crit
Eternal Guardians
Posted - 2011.05.12 18:38:00 - [19]

Edited by: Nizran L''Crit on 12/05/2011 18:42:05
Fitted in my shiny new sigil that I got from tutorial shipping everything I own from one station to another in empire.

Newbie: Wooow this game is so beautiful. I'm really making a killing missioning and ratting...I'm Uber :)
Joe Schmoe in a Thrasher: Scanning...woow buncha stuff in that sigil...newb.
Newbie: Wooow this game is so b....MOTHER****** WHAT THE H*** JUST HAPPENED!???!!! /EmonerdragewhinecryIlostallmystuffs
Joe Schmoe in a Pod: Welcome to EVE! /wave

Dorian Wylde
Posted - 2011.05.12 20:35:00 - [20]

Hmm, losing half a dozen ships to the same mission, including my first destroyer that took days of mining to save for, that I was so proud of...

"Ain't got no fond memories of you! BACK TO HELL FROM WHENCE YOU CAME!"

Immortalis Inc.
Shadow Cartel
Posted - 2011.05.12 20:40:00 - [21]

I remember I did a mission or two, then tried mining.. Joined a small corp called 'The Short Bus Inc.' and they told me to come mine with them.. I came in my crappy gallente frigate with a mining laser to their op.. two barges and a hauler.. I thought it was the coooooolest thing I had ever seen :) hahaha

Was in 2003 or '04 just after Castor deployed with a character long since biomassed.. Oh what a long wild ride it has been since then :)

Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2011.05.12 20:55:00 - [22]

Edited by: Othran on 12/05/2011 21:02:12
Late May 2003 ....

What the hell is going on, why does none of the stuff in the (printed!) manual work?

Oh wait this does....

Crap, its crashed. Oh no its CCP. Oh wait...

Everywhere was empty really and the forums were crap - much like now but reduce volume of posts by a factor of 10,000.

Your first is your first, doesn't matter what we're talking about - <edit> even the first rollback mmm lads? Insurance fraud 4tw on my first weekend Wink

Tullaris Iceblade
Posted - 2011.05.12 20:58:00 - [23]

Joined early 2004 because a friend of mine was playing, I was lucky in that respect and was able to join a great corp almost immediately (although it also meant that I still haven't done any missions).
Spent awhile slowly working my way through frigates, mining my way up. 0.0 was a place I was afraid of and even in high sec when I saw the awesome sight of a battleship floating in an asteroid belt I felt a mixture of fear and longing.
Eventually worked my way up to a Caracal which at the time I was able to fit with torpedoes.
Immediately after our corp took an outing to 0.0 to see the sights and kills some rats. Long story short on the way back with my cargo hold filled with booty we were attacked by m0o who, all flying crows, ganked us with a slew of cruise missiles.
Good times.

Ice Fire Warriors
Posted - 2011.05.12 21:01:00 - [24]

Flying around in a PvE passive-shield Myrmidon thinking it was the shiznit... quickly training up to fly a Hyperion... becoming frustrated that I couldn't fit it properly with my mediocre support skills... thinking railguns and smartbombs were awesome.

Yeah... those were the days. Cool

Tel'me Am Peur
Posted - 2011.05.12 22:37:00 - [25]

Originally by: Mr Kidd
Absolutely not. I like my skill level. The variety in the game now compared to then is 10 fold better.

I'd say I got as much variety as I needed a few years ago, but this is pretty accruate overall. Haven't got a lot of "fond," memories from the good old days when I was poor and had a very narrow number of ships that I could fly without being an absolute joke.

Posted - 2011.05.12 22:49:00 - [26]

I remember in Beta, not much to do. Saved up for an Industrial, finally had the money, found out i needed a skill for it, was ****ed and left, i deemed the game "not finished" (it wasn't), just like alot of other "projects" to ride the MMO-wave to get some fast money with low quality products.

Yea, was a time where i tested MMOs, EVE really failed, i didn't want to support half finished games. Well, came back 2004, it looked better, then Exodus came (good expansion), and i stayed. Never left.


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