Edited by: ELECTR0FREAK on 03/06/2011 02:35:03
FYI I started in February 2004.I remember:
Dual-MWD Thoraxes hitting ridiculous speeds.
Having 15 drones (and not
being in a carrier)
There were 2 types of drones: combat drones (small, medium, large) and mining drones. No Webber, ECM, Nos, Sentry, Tracking Distruptor, Sensor Dampener, or RR drones.
There NOT being Tech 2 variants of a lot of modules. (WTB T2 missile launcher?!)
Only a couple T2 ships. I think we had HACs and Interceptors and that was it...
No Destroyers or Battlecruisers.
The Osprey, a Domi, or an Armageddon were the best mining ships in the game.
Scorpion back before it was an ECM ship when it had the Shield resistance buff the Navy Scorp has now.
Ravens shooting Torps that did AoE damage... it was suicide tackling for a gang with Ravens.
Cruise / Torps doing full damage versus frigs before the missile system was reworked (see signature, I'm the guy with the calculator who figured out the missile formula).
Crazy long range torps (let's face it, they were easy mode).
Mines! (Though they'd been pulled out not long before I joined EVE, they were still all over the market.)
Kestrels with cruise missiles yes - I have one with Heavy Missiles still loaded in my old "home" system for nostalgia's sake (I was too noob for Cruise back then. :p)
Having a battleship meant you were badass... and having the money for one meant you were rich!
Insta-bookmarks. If you were elite, you had thousands of them! (I still haven't gotten rid of them all, did some housecleaning on them a few weeks back but I've still got some in every region.)
Blueprint lottery; I never won, though I was friends (and CEO of) a guy who won Ishtar and Vagabond BPOs within 3 days of eachother... he got so much convo spam that he quit EVE.
Deep space safes... nobody could ever find you... better than having a cloak fitted.
The old (awful) escrow system.
The old probe system. Wait... how many AUs is a Ferret again?!
Titans being a myth... fighting one piloted by a Dev on the test server for the first time, being completely awed... wondering if we were ever going to see one on TQ.
Nano-everything... though I guess that was just a few years back.
Nos that always worked regardless of how much cap you had.
90% webber.High points:
Running a corp of 20-odd members, all friends from the game PlanetSide.
Podding the 7th most-wanted in EVE (a well-known merc corp CEO) and collecting the then huge
101m isk bounty!
Taking on a BoB T2 Frig / Cruiser fleet in my Carrier solo back when I was one of a half-dozen people in an alliance of thousands that had a cap ship.
Doing the same versus a RAZR 6-man BS gang, and sending them packing with the FC's Vindicator at 10% hull (if only you could have overloaded tackle mods back then!) Nowadays you'd just have 10 SCs dropped on you if you tried that.
Popping AAA HACs with a Revelation in Siege parked a couple hundred km from our static 10/10 (mmm those were nice) they were always trying to farm. Lawl!
Bringing hostile invading blobs to a halt with a single interdictor bubble back before you could just hotdrop your fleets anywhere.Losses that probably wouldn't have happened in the current EVE:
Losing a Cerberus to a static NPC cruiser spawn (remember those?!) because of a horny girlfriend.
Losing a Raven via CONCORDOKEN chasing a pirate in Aunenen into Nonni (back when it was a trade hub).
Losing an Eagle in EC-P8R because I warped to a moon during a gate camp ("Oh, right, there are POS in this game now?!")
Losing an Interceptor full of faction gear in HED-GP because I followed the wrong set of insta-bookmarks.
...and I'm sure I'll remember more **** later.