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Commander TEK
Posted - 2011.08.15 05:11:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Commander TEK on 15/08/2011 05:11:44
Doing a college survey about why people play MMO's. Please stay on topic.

Why do you play eve? Short and sweet, just a sentence or two.

Ex. I play eve to get away from my wife and kids.


All replies are greatly appreciated. At least semi-serious answers please.

Asuka Smith
Gallente
Royal Black Watch Highlanders
Posted - 2011.08.15 05:20:00 - [2]
 

It's better than an AIM chat room.

Sir Substance
Minmatar
Suddenly Ninjas
Tear Extraction And Reclamation Service
Posted - 2011.08.15 05:30:00 - [3]
 

If I drop below 5 million isk/h this bus will explode.

mkint
Posted - 2011.08.15 05:42:00 - [4]
 

To waste time that would otherwise be filled up with Real Life.

Franny
Mentis Seorsum
Posted - 2011.08.15 05:45:00 - [5]
 

I needed to waste large portions of that time between work and sleep
and whoring facebook ain't the same

Gratianus Augustus
Posted - 2011.08.15 06:55:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Gratianus Augustus on 15/08/2011 06:55:43

We don't.

Everyones just trolling CCP until their subscriptions run out, leaving a few new kids and the CCP/Landsbanki bot army to do their thing.

Dub Step
Minmatar
Death To Everyone But Us
Posted - 2011.08.15 07:00:00 - [7]
 

Because despite CCP's best efforts of late, it's still great fun to jump in a ship and go roaming and see what happens.

Dirk Magnum
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2011.08.15 07:01:00 - [8]
 

Space battal and quantum trollin.

Florestan Bronstein
24th Imperial Crusade
Posted - 2011.08.15 07:53:00 - [9]
 

I don't play EVE. I just post on the forums (and I will probably stop doing that in 1d 4h, too).

Eve Angeline
Posted - 2011.08.15 07:58:00 - [10]
 

I played EVE because I didn't know Rift is such a great game.

Thornat
Posted - 2011.08.15 11:05:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Thornat on 15/08/2011 11:05:31
Originally by: Eve Angeline
I played EVE because I didn't know Rift is such a great game.


Ouch, it actually hurt to read that. eh.. see you back in Eve in a couple of weeks.

I play Eve because its the only game I know that has a direct connection between my real life and my in game life.

I train when I'm offline. I build while I'm offline. I research while I'm offline. I invent while I'm offline. My corp and alliances continues to be at war while I'm offline. I buy and sell stuff when I'm offline. My character essentially lives in the game even when I'm not their to take command over him.

Eve allows me as a player to influence the game through markets, combat and simply through my presence.

No other game I have ever played offers that. In every MMO I have ever played when you log off, you have stopped playing.

luZk
Amarr
Jaegerkorpset
Posted - 2011.08.15 11:57:00 - [12]
 

Because its the only REAL sandbox 1 server MMO on the market.

Alissa Solette
Posted - 2011.08.15 11:58:00 - [13]
 

I play EVE because:

- I have not found any better alternatives (yet)

- I need some kind of entertainment for the times I'm not out drinking with friends (or working)

- I like to be a prick to other people and laugh at their unhappiness but don't like physical pain so being the Internet Tough Guy is the obvious choice.

Velicitia
Gallente
Open Designs
Posted - 2011.08.15 12:20:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Thornat
Edited by: Thornat on 15/08/2011 11:05:31
Originally by: Eve Angeline
I played EVE because I didn't know Rift is such a great game.


Ouch, it actually hurt to read that. eh.. see you back in Eve in a couple of weeks.

I play Eve because its the only game I know that has a direct connection between my real life and my in game life.

I train when I'm offline. I build while I'm offline. I research while I'm offline. I invent while I'm offline. My corp and alliances continues to be at war while I'm offline. I buy and sell stuff when I'm offline. My character essentially lives in the game even when I'm not their to take command over him.

Eve allows me as a player to influence the game through markets, combat and simply through my presence.

No other game I have ever played offers that. In every MMO I have ever played when you log off, you have stopped playing.


^This, except for most of the "at war" stuff Cool

Xantax
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2011.08.15 12:22:00 - [15]
 

bump

Captain Tavius
Picon Fleet
New Eden Research.
Posted - 2011.08.15 12:28:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Asuka Smith
It's better than an AIM chat room.


Same here. It's a chat room with a spaceship minigame, for me at least.

Norian Lonark
Gallente
Black Thorne Corporation
Black Thorne Alliance
Posted - 2011.08.15 12:35:00 - [17]
 

I have never been one for watching TV so when I am at home not doing anything else EVE is good value entertainment.


Eyup Mi'duck
Posted - 2011.08.15 12:53:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: mkint
To waste time that would otherwise be filled up with Real Life.


Or in my case:

To fill up the time that would otherwise be wasted in Real Life.

Misunderstood Genius
Posted - 2011.08.15 13:58:00 - [19]
 

The question for me should be: "Why can't you stop playing EVE?"

Cedille Mureau
Gallente
Institute of Archaeology
Posted - 2011.08.15 14:01:00 - [20]
 

A very good question and I wish I knew a definitive answer so I'll take a guess. Inertia, having played for over 5 years, still trying to make my first billion, finally get to see what happens when I crack this "Scanning" thing. Some or all of the above, I suppose.

Pok Nibin
Amarr
Posted - 2011.08.15 14:18:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Pok Nibin on 15/08/2011 14:21:22

I did have the choice of doing this or pounding my toes with a ball peen hammer, but the hammer was somehow mislaid so I'm forced to do this being denied that alternative.

Actually, I am what is called a "disabled" person. I was exposed to chemicals in the workplace at a time when there was no OSHA, chemicals now EPA only handles while wearing HAZMAT suits. At the time they were modern living's answer to industrial tasks...solvents, insulators and the like. They have now been pulled out of use because they do things to people like...what they did to me.

SO, I'm faced with my day in which I am physically restricted in a very frustrating way. I don't have many choices in how to occupy my time, since I can't stand on my feet for more than five minutes at a time. Rather than developing my thumb to gargantuan size cycling through 152 channels of crap on the Telly looking for something intelligent, I put on some classical music and fire-up EVE.

Now, I don't want no pity party. I'm trusting in the sincerity of your inquiry and thought people in my position should be heard now and then. That's all.

Thanks for asking.

Dorian Wylde
Posted - 2011.08.15 14:30:00 - [22]
 

Because it's fun.

Because it's gorgeous.

Because, with other MMO's, you have to play all the time to get your moneys worth. With EVE, as long as I have a skill training, I'm getting the best deal.


Very Strange Person
Imperial Academy
Posted - 2011.08.15 14:44:00 - [23]
 

I play EVE because I am forced to by my two wicked step-sisters. They make me mine all night after school.

Damiez
Amarr
Eye of God
Intergalactic Exports Group
Posted - 2011.08.15 15:00:00 - [24]
 

Draws my atention away from my roomates at this shiity college

Jayem See
Caldari
Alien Ruffneck Force
Ignes Immortalis
Posted - 2011.08.15 15:02:00 - [25]
 

Why do I play?

Because, truly, I am an anti-social little bugger who just enjoys it. Am not a freak. Am not a nerd. I just found something that entertains me. People find it so hard to get a grip of.

I work full time, I have a normal life but instead of football and television, I like chatting to new people. That aint so bad is it?!

The guilt complex attached to Eve enjoyment is strong in this one.

Bugger.


Oosel
The Riot Formation
KRYSIS.
Posted - 2011.08.15 15:29:00 - [26]
 

because it bugs the mrs so much that i spend a lot of my spare time playing something she cannot understand. she even bought lego pirates of the caribean on the wii the other day thinking that i would honestly enjoy playing playing that with her rather than going on eve

Jayem See
Caldari
Alien Ruffneck Force
Ignes Immortalis
Posted - 2011.08.15 15:30:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Oosel
because it bugs the mrs so much that i spend a lot of my spare time playing something she cannot understand. she even bought lego pirates of the caribean on the wii the other day thinking that i would honestly enjoy playing playing that with her rather than going on eve


This genuinely made me laugh out loud.

Very Happy

Cyniac
Gallente
Twilight Star Rangers
Posted - 2011.08.15 15:42:00 - [28]
 

Because I enjoy it (really simple isn't it?) and because for all its agonizing flaws it remains best in class as far as available options go.

Still working on a master plan to get the missus to play as well. I almost had her nabbed when the new character creator came out but the fact you can only walk around in a single room and a corridor was a definite problem which I've as of yet been unable to resolve.

Oh well ...

Oosel
The Riot Formation
KRYSIS.
Posted - 2011.08.15 16:30:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Cyniac
Because I enjoy it (really simple isn't it?) and because for all its agonizing flaws it remains best in class as far as available options go.

Still working on a master plan to get the missus to play as well. I almost had her nabbed when the new character creator came out but the fact you can only walk around in a single room and a corridor was a definite problem which I've as of yet been unable to resolve.

Oh well ...


let me know how your plan goes i foolishly got the mrs onto wow thinking i could play eve while she happily played wow next to me......it was a fatal error on my part and i ended up losing out on 4 years of eve time as i had to play wow with her instead lol

Aldan Romar
Amarr
Posted - 2011.08.15 16:43:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Commander TEK
Why do you play eve?

I like scifi. I like the setting. I like that it allows me to put in exactly as much time as I can afford.


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