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Renan Ruivo
Hipernova
Vera Cruz Alliance
Posted - 2011.07.07 07:54:00 - [1]
 

For some reason i can't bring myself to play EVE anymore. This has happened to me before, and i stopped playing for a couple of months.

At this moment i really can't find any reasons to launch the game client. I simply can't. Specially after trying some other MMO's like Age of Conan, and trying new things on Star Trek Online. I feel as if somehow the latest weeks have really made me quite depressed about EVE.

But, like i said, this is something that has happened before and that i also knew it would happen again sooner or later. I can't play a game non-stop for over one year Smile. However, i also noticed that a lot of my friends lost the motivation to play as well, and the space around my home has been pretty empty and devoid of visitors. It is as if a large chunk of the playerbase lost the motivation and the fire to play.


Is it just my impression?

Monstress
Posted - 2011.07.07 07:58:00 - [2]
 

I've noticed a decrease in players overall (pvp seems hard to come by these days), but I figured it was just summer vacations. For whatever reason, we all get burnout and that's understandable - happens to me every 6 or so months of constantly playing :)

San Severina
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.07.07 08:02:00 - [3]
 

You Sir are not the Lone Ranger! Giddy up Tonto...Cool

Yarrrrrhh
Posted - 2011.07.07 08:03:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Monstress
For whatever reason, we all get burnout and that's understandable - happens to me every 6 or so months of constantly playing :)

Yep, totally normal. All of EVE PVPers suddenly becoming tired of the game. Happens every HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

Leona Elum
Save Jita
Posted - 2011.07.07 08:06:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Renan Ruivo
At this moment i really can't find any reasons to launch the game client. I simply can't.


This happens to me aswell sooner or later with almost all games it seems.
Some of them I go back to, like with EVE..

I haven't really "played" EVE for some time now though, so I'm starting to get excited to start doing some mining/missioning/exploring etc. again. Smile


Galphram NefreX
Posted - 2011.07.07 08:10:00 - [6]
 

I am in the same boat, I just cant bring myself to play much anymore. My corps activity has hit rock bottom.

Weeble Tauri
Caldari
Posted - 2011.07.07 08:17:00 - [7]
 

My corp just joined an alliance, and I'm finally beginning to wrap my head around this game. Not to mention I'm only 2 weeks from a Tengu and pumped to fly it. So, you could say I still have the "fire" for EVE.

DrysonBennington
Eagle's Talon's
Posted - 2011.07.07 08:28:00 - [8]
 

The biggest problem that I see PvPer's encountering is that almost all PvPer's are the "Get There as Fast as Possible" type player who rapidly builds up skills to God Mode where everyone is then nothing more than a balloon that can be easily popped.

My advice for the PvPer's Elite is to begin setting up dedicated websites where you can relate your experiences to the rookie pilot through reading material and comprehensive videos explaining great stratagies that won acclaim and even worse stratagies that brought great defeat.

The Elite PvP'er will at some time in their life give up the fast paced lane of fighting and begin teaching so that new generation's of pilots will remember them as heroes and great champions.

Still others will go back to their rookie status life of mining and soloing mission sites patiently waiting like the panther stalking it's jungle prey for the next module or ship that will allow them to re-engage in being the Champion PvP'er of New Eden.


For the the up and coming PvP'er the game is first and foremost about playing the mind game of PvP with yourself. Don't rush into pvp everytime nor seek pvp every day. Take a few weeks or months off from pvp and play the market, mine run missions, explore the wormhole. Then when your prey least expects it strike at them swift and hard and then leave them to their wrecks while you recede back into the shadows waiting for their next big blunder.

Angurs
Posted - 2011.07.07 08:51:00 - [9]
 

I've lost the fire in me to play EvE. I think all the factors were involved that pushed me to canceling my sub and givin all my stuff to my corp.

pipvac
Sacred Templars
RED.OverLord
Posted - 2011.07.07 09:13:00 - [10]
 

I have been playing Eve since just after beta, and moments of burnout hit me too. I took a break for a year, then came back to catch up with old friends, and see what had changed.

Sadly the vast majority of changes CCP have made in the last 12 months have put me off Eve, and I find myself struggling to justify the sub to stay in contact with people.

Right now I'm logging in merely to change skills and chat. Unfortunately this still gives CCP my hard earned wedge, which is sending them the wrong message, as subs are all they listen to these days.

Tanya Fox
Posted - 2011.07.07 09:16:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Renan Ruivo
For some reason i can't bring myself to play EVE anymore.



Know the feeling, but then my sub runs out on the 13th.

Malcheus
Posted - 2011.07.07 09:21:00 - [12]
 

Team fortress 2 is free to play ^^
If you play that for an hour you want to play eve again.

Tanya Fox
Posted - 2011.07.07 09:34:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Tanya Fox on 07/07/2011 09:35:07
Originally by: Malcheus
Team fortress 2 is free to play ^^
If you play that for an hour you want to play eve again.



Lol, thanks for the tip.

However, doubt there's anything that would make me want to play Eve again. About 6 years is long enough (have played other MMOs during this time as well as) , maybe it is time to look for something fresh.

The Newface
Amarr
Posted - 2011.07.07 09:37:00 - [14]
 

Yea I have 4 accounts that may run out of game time soon, its several reasons for me.
  1. Destruction of 0.0 for small groups, we spent allot of cash upgrading our small area of space just to have it made completely useless by a CCP. Still after 4000 posts they don’t think its worth there time to talk about that change.
  2. Incarna, sure I don’t mind vanity items with AUR but the whole thing makes me serius questioning the game in the long run. And if you don’t play eve for the long run its hardly worth it (for me at least) I just having a hard time to trust CCP

  3. Summer, shouldn’t say it doesn’t matter, it does.

Trig Onami
Caldari
Onami Corporation
Posted - 2011.07.07 09:38:00 - [15]
 

Perhaps try other games. I always come back to EVE. Because it's one of the most INTRICATE games on the planet. My sub is not running out. In fact, if I ever win the lottery, I am flying to Iceland, and I'm gonna knock on CCP's door, and buy THEM all a beer or 10 for sticking to their vision.

Uglavitch Nefrex
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2011.07.07 09:38:00 - [16]
 

I tried rift and it's so polished. I might continue to play that.

Kalle Demos
Amarr
Helix Protocol
Posted - 2011.07.07 09:39:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Kalle Demos on 07/07/2011 10:17:28
It would be nice if the sov mechanics were changed so they didnt encourage bobbing / supercap gayness and dont say this is impossible, CCP have proven many times that this is possible yet refuse to change things ;)

Lets just hope this winter expansion makes 0.0 good for a change

JitaBUGz TheGreat
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2011.07.07 09:41:00 - [18]
 

Read as far as Age of Conan. I have played that game since launch. Funcom has nothing on CCP when it comes to service, expansions, product development, balance, client stability, or anything that make a game a mmo.

Well ya, i did read the whole op. But really? saying anything is worse then AOC, is like saying dog crap is only worse when not stuck up my nose.

And this is from a person still subbed to AOC hoping we can someday get back to pre 1.5 lawlSad

Gwenywell Shumuku
Posted - 2011.07.07 09:44:00 - [19]
 

Well, myself and alot of friends are struggeling as well. The "vision" is gone, the trust in CCP to make EVE a better game over time is...just gone.

And tbh, the rest of the game is in pretty bad shape. EVE never was a game for a quick funny hour, and carving out an empire is, atm, with this cap-online madness, not even fun anymore.

Drunxt
Posted - 2011.07.07 10:06:00 - [20]
 

May be the game sucks?

give it a thought:)

Mutnin
Amarr
Mutineers
Posted - 2011.07.07 10:22:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Mutnin on 07/07/2011 10:23:43
I'm pretty close to getting there I think. I used to love undocking in a Vexor, Myrm or Cane & going out soloing, but now days we all know how that goes.

The last month or so I've been joining quite a few of the better gangs in FW and we have been getting a lot of GF's. I mean hell few days ago we have a fight that lasted over thirty minutes non stop.

Yet even that is still not the same as jumping in a cruiser or BC and not knowing what you will run into. The problem is now days, is it's either dead as hell so if you find anything at all no matter what you suicide into it or you just get ganked 2 jumps into your roam.

Seems the fun times or at least the stuff I liked to do for fun in game is no more.

Bl4ck Ph03n1x
Echoes of Nowhere
Posted - 2011.07.07 10:27:00 - [22]
 

1) We lose the fire because of the lack of new content, the broken 0.0, and the countless bugs.
2) We come back because other games are worse.

Tanya Fox
Posted - 2011.07.07 10:33:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Bl4ck Ph03n1x

2) We come back because other games are worse.



Not all are worse, just different.

But the direction Eve has been going in and is likely to go in, just would not make it worth going back to.

caldar ian
Final Destination.
Posted - 2011.07.07 10:47:00 - [24]
 

3 of my friends and I have all lost the eve bug. Since Incarna and fiasco with ccp our will to log in has gone.

Ein Spiegel
Minmatar
Fly-by-Night Industries LLC PTY LTD
Posted - 2011.07.07 10:51:00 - [25]
 

I've suffered from burn out, lack of interest in Eve. It comes and goes. But the reason I keep coming back to Eve has nothing to do with the gameplay - it's the people that play and the people I talk to in game. (Most of whom I have never so much as seen in system... except maybe the "Local" list.)

Get to know people, not just your corp or alliance but everywhere. Let's face it, the gameplay in Eve isn't going to suddenly jump up and scream "EXCITING!!" after you've done all of the various things a few times - heck, CTAs, massive laggy slugfest fleet fights are what burned me out the last time.

Sitting in a hulk with pretty lasers smashing glaciers is just something to do that is vaguely more productive than sitting in a station, but really I guess I'm using Eve as a 15 (dollar/pound/euro/lira/krona/etc) chat client - with options to do other things sometimes too.

Sandeman Reserve
Posted - 2011.07.07 10:59:00 - [26]
 

Meh, can't be bothered now. Just ticking down until my subscription expires in a week.
Perpetuum Online and World of Tanks will do for my MMO and PVP fix in the short term at least.

Neamus
Posted - 2011.07.07 11:11:00 - [27]
 

I keep leaving and then coming back, for some reason, but every time I do I wish I'd kept my skills training. So that's it for me really, just keeping my skills training but not playing much. More interested in the drama than the game play tbh. If 0.0 wasn't so hideously broken with supercaps and sov then I might be more interested, but not as things stand.

Really just hanging around until Guild Wars 2 is released. But also in the shorter term I'm really looking forward to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Battlefield 3 and Skyrim.

Yoa Loother
Posted - 2011.07.07 11:12:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Renan Ruivo
Is it just my impression?

Nope, this time it´s different!
I totally blame CCP and their callous insistence on this unpolished client. And the total disregard of the player base´s input towards the shaping of EVE´s vision&future.

I´ve been playing for about 6 years(last alt account here) and had my share of burn outs and time-outs, but this patch is by far the worst. Mostly because of CCP´s general blindness and incompetence, I´m not sure at all I´ll even return again. ugh

xxxTRUSTxxx
Posted - 2011.07.07 11:13:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: caldar ian
3 of my friends and I have all lost the eve bug. Since Incarna and fiasco with ccp our will to log in has gone.


but your will to log in and whine on the forums hasn't.Rolling Eyes

all you whining ****s need to hit log off and stay logged off.


Narisa Bithon
Caldari
The Motley Crew Reborn
Posted - 2011.07.07 11:25:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Monstress
I've noticed a decrease in players overall (pvp seems hard to come by these days), but I figured it was just summer vacations. For whatever reason, we all get burnout and that's understandable - happens to me every 6 or so months of constantly playing :)


alot of players gave up playing cos of the constant supers blobbing they get.

also numbers are down cos all the NC bots have been laid off and replaced by cheaper russian and chinese bots.


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