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Falloot
Posted - 2011.08.27 05:23:00 - [1]
 

15 minutes later, I saw my first combat. In my rookie ship heading for my first jump gate. A guy in a real frigate locked me, so I locked him right back. I turned towards him and full power to engines. He fired, oh flashy red, what the heck is going on!! I fired my little starter gun and he exploded!!! I remembered thinking, wow weapons are really powerful in this game he must have missed. LOL, took me a couple of days to realize Concord got him. But I was hooked on EVE from that moment.

I remember my first Corp War. Outnumbered 3 to 1, out gunned, out skilled but I singly handed ended the war with out firing a shot. All of my Corp mates were in the euro time zone so I used my solo time to book mark the snoot out of the hostile corp home system. Next day just my mere presence, and I guess the Geddon helped a bit too, I locked them in the station and prevented them from mining, traveling, having fun. Next day I log on and the war is over. But I was hooked on EVE from that moment.

I remember the first time I lost a ship to another player. Birdog was his name in a Caldari Battleship in low sec space. He locked me, I figured I could take a torp hit or two and make it to the station. I was wrong!!! I remember being so mad, I used all my isk and put a bounty on him!!!! I was so stupid!!! But I was hooked on EVE from that moment.

I remember seeing the 3 year old players in Battleships doing missions, back in the day all missions happened right out in the open by jump gates, stations, etc., and deciding in 2 years I was going to be just like them and trained my heart out. I made a commitment to EVE and was hooked from that moment.

I remember going on 0.0 roams in interceptors, blowing through the gate camps, trying to decided what loot to take back. I was so hooked on EVE.

Over 5 years later, today the game I once so loved has became a stranger to me. With the coming of the latest update and the nex store, I made a commitment to vote with my feet and cancel my accounts, 2 accounts 209 million experience. That time comes in a little over 5 days.

I would like to thank the following:

Sergio Montoya my mentor and friend who so helped me learn the game mechanics and profit.
Maric Abair the CEO of my first corp and friend who gave me a home for 1.5 years.
Zippy Pinno friend and I am still sorry about the testing weapons incident.
BrotherGrim who pushed me out into 0.0 living for a time.

Good bye all, Friends, Enemies, and the occasional in the wrong place at the wrong time, I salute you all.

EI Digin
Caldari
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.08.27 05:24:00 - [2]
 

Can I have your stuff?

Falloot
Posted - 2011.08.27 05:28:00 - [3]
 

Stuff??? My pain sure, take it all. Good bye EVE.

Ammzi
Posted - 2011.08.27 05:37:00 - [4]
 

Cya mate o/

Please contract to this toon. :) (iskies too <3)

EI Digin
Caldari
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.08.27 05:38:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Ammzi
Cya mate o/

Please contract to this toon. :) (iskies too <3)


lol

AnzacPaul
Perkone
Posted - 2011.08.27 07:01:00 - [6]
 

/Salute


Sad part about this is CCP don't give a **** your leaving, so long as 3 m/t noobs take your place one day.

AkJon Ferguson
JC Ferguson and Son Ltd
Ferguson Alliance
Posted - 2011.08.27 07:39:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: AkJon Ferguson on 27/08/2011 07:40:04
o/ Fly safe.

(Is that part about the missions on grid with gates/stations true?)

Pr1ncess Alia
Posted - 2011.08.27 07:42:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Pr1ncess Alia on 27/08/2011 07:42:48
I feel the same way. Yet I stay, both because I have several months left on my paid allotment and I harbor some Stockholm-ish hope that CCP will make everything better.

Take care. Also, I will gladly accept any of your stuff you're getting rid of Razz

Originally by: AkJon Ferguson
Edited by: AkJon Ferguson on 27/08/2011 07:40:04
o/ Fly safe.

(Is that part about the missions on grid with gates/stations true?)


yes

Thornat
Posted - 2011.08.27 07:42:00 - [9]
 

Its sad to see veteran players leave the game, its even sadder to see them leave over something meaningless like the vanity store given it has zero actual impact on the game. Of all the reasons to leave thats not a very good one. That said I stand by my **** NEX salute. Shut the **** down already.

Herping yourDerp
Posted - 2011.08.27 09:02:00 - [10]
 

hate to see u go, if u want to help me get into some pvp send isk to fuel my habbits.

Mashie Saldana
Minmatar
Veto Corp
Posted - 2011.08.27 11:08:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: AkJon Ferguson
(Is that part about the missions on grid with gates/stations true?)

Yep, it was awesome when you could ninja loot without scanning.

Tokyo Rose
Posted - 2011.08.27 11:13:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Tokyo Rose on 27/08/2011 11:14:18


I remember eve back in the day. What fun times.

All the cool stuff the devs kept talking about like faction war and all the other pvp goodies to come.

Then fast forward to 2011 and the new microtransaction based carebearification of eve and your prison cell captains quarters.

lulz.. Sad

Apollo Gabriel
Mercatoris
Etherium Cartel
Posted - 2011.08.27 11:22:00 - [13]
 

Take care man, I know how you feel, and it saddens me that I feel the same way too.

Eyup Mi'duck
Posted - 2011.08.27 11:25:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Thornat
Its sad to see veteran players leave the game, its even sadder to see them leave over something meaningless like the vanity store given it has zero actual impact on the game. Of all the reasons to leave thats not a very good one. That said I stand by my **** NEX salute. Shut the **** down already.


Oh you're SO wrong, the vanity store has had a huge impact. It's a costly investment that represents a massive lost opportunity to invest in things that matter in EVE.

When was the last time CCP did something in EVE that made a positive difference to your spaceship pew-pew?

Alex Sinai
Mining And Probing Specialists
Posted - 2011.08.27 11:33:00 - [15]
 

o/
Godspeed to you Falloot.

I hope we will meet in some other game without MT shop where we will have fun.

EVE Online lost another experienced and valued member. Sad.

Arte
The Darkness Within
Posted - 2011.08.27 11:54:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Eyup Mi'duck
Oh you're SO wrong, the vanity store has had a huge impact. It's a costly investment that represents a massive lost opportunity to invest in things that matter in EVE.

When was the last time CCP did something in EVE that made a positive difference to your spaceship pew-pew?


Your point will be valid when they start letting you buy in-game advantage through the Nex store. Until then it hasn't impacted the way I play my game whatsoever and to that end, I have to disagree with you.

If the point you're making is that they could have done more with the time they spent on it, then fair-do's but it hasn't sent the gameplay backwards, it has just prevented it from going forwards.

(I don't see the CQ as affecting my gameplay in any way that bothers me too much, it's just a nuisance, the same as many other aspects of the game - that's just my opinion and I know many disagree).

To the OP. I've come close to quitting many times, but while I can still make enough isk to get PLEX, I'll stay in the game - too much time invested and too many friends made to quit because of a bad phase in game development. Hope it changes enough to make you want to come back.

Kno Bodeesbitch
Posted - 2011.08.27 12:53:00 - [17]
 

Very sorry to see you go. You take more than your accounts when you leave, you take a piece of Eve history.

Ignore the forum polluters.

you will be missed

07

Charles Javeroux
Gallente
INTERSTELLAR CREDIT
Posted - 2011.08.27 13:13:00 - [18]
 

For now and then, it's common practise for New Eden capsuleers to take time off on some off-grid Earth like planet.

Have fun in your vacation and see you back soon o/ Very Happy

Barbelo Valentinian
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2011.08.27 13:20:00 - [19]
 

"this is one of the moments where we look at what our players do and less of what they say"

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2011.08.27 13:42:00 - [20]
 

Have fun with your new found free time.


Slade

Tuggboat
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.08.27 13:48:00 - [21]
 

Don't think I've had the pleasure but wish you well.

Sounds like you had a lot of good beginners luck. :) I guess it was not always so though. Getting dreams shot or upgraded out from under you over and over kinda sucks. You post makes me wonder about the persistent universe. Sure you keep your ships and skillpoints but the things and ideas you work for just keep dissolving.

Enjoy your real life. :) Make it count.

Satav
Posted - 2011.08.27 15:06:00 - [22]
 

I understand your frustration and sense of loss my friend. I myself feel very similarly.

I feel as if the game has become all about ccp and their profit. To be fair, a company must be profitable, but not at the expense of belittling their player base. Do you see a beer company selling a brew that is 2$ a can and telling you will enjoy it better if you open it with a 50$ opener?

This is so sad. From one pilot to another i will miss you. Good luck. And I hope one day we will see you again.

Covert Kitty
Amarr
SRS Industries
SRS.
Posted - 2011.08.27 15:09:00 - [23]
 

I agree with the OP, I canceled 2 of my accounts over this. One interesting flip-side to a game where having multiple accounts is so prevalent is that it's pretty easy to scale back the number of accounts one has if you aren't quite ready to quit completely.

Ira Theos
Posted - 2011.08.27 15:15:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: Ira Theos on 27/08/2011 15:17:24
I feel your pain....

but I'm sorry , I'm going to have to report your post as spam.. because I can clearly see that you have posted this same message under numerous alts.

(Seriously mate.. I'm of the same opinion as you.)

Obsidian Hawk
RONA Corporation
RONA Directorate
Posted - 2011.08.27 16:44:00 - [25]
 

See you in December when CCP releases the huge 0.0 expansion, ship balancing and nerfing of super caps.


No one ever really quits, when you play other mmos, you will feel they are too safe and they are much more boring than eve.

fire elf
Solar Storm
Posted - 2011.08.27 16:48:00 - [26]
 

<.< Probally to late but ... Can I have your stuff ?

Denidil
Gallente
The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2011.08.27 16:58:00 - [27]
 

08/27/2011 05:23:00 you proceeded to chicken little and quit the game over a freaking cosmetic MT store that doesn't affect you


can i have your stuff?

Cadet Wiggin
Posted - 2011.08.27 17:08:00 - [28]
 

No wonder he's leaving. Look at all the sorry ass people left in the game saying "Can I has your stuff"

I think this says it all about the EVE playerbase, way to many lazy leechs who are only interested in what they can scam from others, rather than actually play a game.







Devil's Call
Caldari
Malicious Destruction
War Against the Manifest
Posted - 2011.08.27 17:16:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: Devil''s Call on 27/08/2011 17:20:27
Edited by: Devil''s Call on 27/08/2011 17:17:52
Originally by: Falloot
But I was hooked on EVE from that moment.

But I was hooked on EVE from that moment.

But I was hooked on EVE from that moment.

I made a commitment to EVE and was hooked from that moment.

I was so hooked on EVE.




You were hooked from allot of moments, meight.

Edit: People who come with story's like these, how they love(d) eve, but quit because of some NEX store... that's the most silly thing I've ever read on these forums.
Eve has become a stranger to you. Yeah sure, that NEX store changed the ENTIRE game man! We can't PvP like before anymore, for instance... those monocles... DAMN THOSE MONOCLES!

Othran
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2011.08.27 17:28:00 - [30]
 

Edited by: Othran on 27/08/2011 17:35:10
Edited by: Othran on 27/08/2011 17:31:49
Originally by: Mashie Saldana
Originally by: AkJon Ferguson
(Is that part about the missions on grid with gates/stations true?)

Yep, it was awesome when you could ninja loot without scanning.


There was one insane mission that was about 150km off a gate - and if you pulled the npcs then they'd lock and pop any player in range.

Was pretty "wtf" first time you saw it, but an ancient char of mine pulled the BS npcs to within 50km of the gate Laughing

I sort of suspect that's really why they stopped it Embarassed

Edit - and that was about two hops from Yulai when that was "Jita". NPC suicide ganking 4tw? Razz

Edit2 - admittedly the little sods (npcs) never shot the "right" target as far as loot went but meh was fun anyway. I don't think you could recyle that mission in the same spot though.


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