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Jeff Anderson
The IMPERIUM of LaZy NATION
Posted - 2006.11.07 06:59:00 - [1]
 

Eve is a great game, it combines tactics and skill in almost every aspect of it, from the trader to the PVPer.

The dissapointing parts about EVE are it actually costs more for us Australians (almost twice as much as the US) to play and most of the corps are europian or american.

Its currently 16:47 on the east coast of Australia, most americans are asleep, as are my corpmates, and I'm left to my own devices. Most of the corp ops happen in times when I'm either asleep, eating, studying or enjoying time with my family. And the worst thing of all is downtime, it occurs at 21:00 localtime making it 22:00 when it comes back up leaving you to decide if an hour or 2 is worth jumping on for before sleeping.

An example of us Aussies missing out on some aspects of the game. My corp did mining today, by the time I got on and the 50+jumps from where they run missions to where they do mining, the op had finished. So a couple of us went to PvP, got owned by LV, returned to our mining base and all but me went to bed.

What I would like is not to join another corp but to find aussies who are willing to help each other out when the yanks all pass out from lack of sleep, unusally in the 4 hours before and 2 or so hours after downtime. Sort of form a coalition of the aussies.

We'd stay in our own alliances and corps, but when they "yanks" pike out we get together and do something other than look at the station walls.

Any suggestions?

Lonectzn
Pelennor Swarm
Posted - 2006.11.07 07:04:00 - [2]
 

Welcome to my world =)

Well, best suggestions I can give are learn to solo or, maybe find an aussie or similar timezone corp. There are a few around. I don't mind being on alone so it's ok, I tend to be a lone ranger type (it's in the name, same thing happens in any game I play). At least we get prime spot on post-dt complexes/ratting etc.

It doesn't cost more to play! And I think you'll find the fun stuff happens at about 5am in the morning.... especially sundays.

Glumpumpkin
House Elf Liberation Front
Posted - 2006.11.07 07:07:00 - [3]
 

I'm pretty sure there are corps dedicated to Aussie players. These corps are extremely valuable to major 0.0 alliances because Austrailian primetimes are ideal for POS warfare and logistics. If that's not your thing I'm sure you can find one that just does mining ops and missions, hopefully not 50 jumps apart.

Benglada
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2006.11.07 07:07:00 - [4]
 

I know a west coast aussie whos on the same time as me frequently (this may be due to his massive eve addiction...but meh)

Captain Comatose
Posted - 2006.11.07 07:13:00 - [5]
 

DT timing real pain. If you wanna be a freek go to bed at down time, get up at 4 or 5am.... Play til you have to leave for the days most necessary activities.

Alternately hook up with an Aussie squad - There is an ANZAC alliance IIRC.

Either way early to late morning is usually the best time to play population wise. If you want to rat undisturbed in 0.0 playing around DT is actually an advantage.

Have fun

LUGAL MOP'N'GLO
Posted - 2006.11.07 07:13:00 - [6]
 

Just be happy that you get to be around when the server comes back online. All the trading goes on then, and all the complex running as well Wink

Telemicus Thrace
Thrace Inc
Posted - 2006.11.07 07:25:00 - [7]
 

There are a lot of Aussies in the Ushra'Khan. Most of Thrace Inc and NKB (no Karn, I can't remember how to spell it =P ) are in NWS & SA with a few sand gropers thrown in.

Of course that puts us in daylight savings so DT kills our weeknights good and proper now.

Drop by channel "Thrace Bar and Grill". Plenty of us in there. You can also look up the ANZAC alliance.

evistin
Multiverse Corporation
The Core Collective
Posted - 2006.11.07 08:43:00 - [8]
 

Well the Melbourne cup just finish that explains why you are complaining. :P

I am in Sydney and I recognize this problem, both in cost of playing and player base, which is why I am trying to recruit more Aussies. I got a 24/7 corp running.

Have you considered trying to join a 24/7 corp?

Kerosene
Caldari
V I R I I
Merciless.
Posted - 2006.11.07 08:55:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Jeff Anderson
Eve is a great game, it combines tactics and skill in almost every aspect of it, from the trader to the PVPer.

The dissapointing parts about EVE are it actually costs more for us Australians (almost twice as much as the US) to play and most of the corps are europian or american.

Its currently 16:47 on the east coast of Australia, most americans are asleep, as are my corpmates, and I'm left to my own devices. Most of the corp ops happen in times when I'm either asleep, eating, studying or enjoying time with my family. And the worst thing of all is downtime, it occurs at 21:00 localtime making it 22:00 when it comes back up leaving you to decide if an hour or 2 is worth jumping on for before sleeping.

An example of us Aussies missing out on some aspects of the game. My corp did mining today, by the time I got on and the 50+jumps from where they run missions to where they do mining, the op had finished. So a couple of us went to PvP, got owned by LV, returned to our mining base and all but me went to bed.

What I would like is not to join another corp but to find aussies who are willing to help each other out when the yanks all pass out from lack of sleep, unusally in the 4 hours before and 2 or so hours after downtime. Sort of form a coalition of the aussies.

We'd stay in our own alliances and corps, but when they "yanks" pike out we get together and do something other than look at the station walls.

Any suggestions?


Frankly you've gotta change your corp. Just don't join ANZAC Alliance unless you want a bad rep. There's plenty of Aussie folks kicking around in eve. Even Euro corps are ok.

Vaslav Tchitcherine
The White Visitation
Posted - 2006.11.07 09:11:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Kerosene
Even Euro corps are ok.

Lies.

EnigmaZ
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2006.11.07 09:28:00 - [11]
 

Also if your corp is empty when your on drop by the in game chan "ANZAC" theres always a bunch of people there to keep you from boredom and is a good place if your looking to find different corps with aussies in it :)

Cell Satimo
Black Eclipse Corp
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2006.11.07 10:03:00 - [12]
 

I feel your pain. We've had a number of Aussies in corp over time, and any with 'regular' jobs/sleeping hours had the same problem.

As suggested here, there are many who play, so hook-up with a different corp. I would have thought 'Knights of the Southern Cross' sounded like Aussies, although I could be mistaken.

Pham Sirge
VersaTech Interstellar Ltd.
SMASH Alliance
Posted - 2006.11.07 10:09:00 - [13]
 

Hi mate,

Im from melbourn myself and eve is great once you get some friends from the same Timezone.

VTIL is mostly(read 90%) aussie players and an 0.0 corp part of an alliance. We are always looking for more aussies.

If your interested drop by the VTIL channel.

,
Pham Sirge


Micia
Minmatar
Minmatar Ship Construction Services
Circle-Of-Two
Posted - 2006.11.07 10:31:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Jeff Anderson
most americans are asleep, as are my corpmates, and I'm left to my own devices. Most of the corp ops happen in times when I'm either asleep, eating, studying or enjoying time with my family.


For starters, you need to find a corp that is in your own playtime. ugh

Your corp might have the greatest peeps in the galaxy in it... That's no consolation if you're never on at the same time to work with them. (Unless they are actively recruiting to fill that void; and that takes time, too)

Originally by: Jeff Anderson
by the time I got on and the 50+jumps


Oh yah... that's not going to work well. Shocked




Noluck Ned
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2006.11.07 10:56:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Micia


Your corp might have the greatest peeps in the galaxy in it... That's no consolation if you're never on at the same time to work with them. (Unless they are actively recruiting to fill that void; and that takes time, too)




Speaking as an ex member of the same corp Jeff is currently in I can say that I feel his pain.
The corp has some really really fun and good people in its ranks, but they are mostly from the US and that left me playing alone for 85% of the time.
It was for the people that I stayed in there a hell of a lot longer than I should have, but on e positive side I got a heck of a lot of experience Solo ratting in 0.0. Experience which has stood me in good stead time and again ever since.

When I left it really felt like a betrayal to me. I still miss those days but once I got together with an active bunch from my timezone my whole game experience changed...for the better.


Trevor McDonald
Posted - 2006.11.07 11:28:00 - [16]
 

I am planning on moving to Aus in the next year or so & it seems like I would then have to quit playing. I am just your average 9-5 worker with a wife & kids & so I can normlly only get to play about 8pm to about 22.30 ish (or when i go to bed) so when I Aus the DT in its current state wouldn't make it worthwhile playing.

Athena Starfire
Gallente
Posted - 2006.11.07 11:32:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Jeff Anderson

The dissapointing parts about EVE are it actually costs more for us Australians (almost twice as much as the US) to play and most of the corps are europian or american.



Don't feel bad I only have 2 accounts and it cost me over $70 for them.
New Zealand...

Lonectzn
Pelennor Swarm
Posted - 2006.11.07 11:34:00 - [18]
 

If downtime is enough to make you quit, you were never that committed to begin with Wink

Awox
Minmatar
North Eastern Swat
Posted - 2006.11.07 11:44:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Benglada
I know a west coast aussie whos on the same time as me frequently (this may be due to his massive eve addiction...but meh)


rofl.. I'm an east coast aussie and I am on in your time zone too :P

Drilla
Yet Another Mining Corp
Posted - 2006.11.07 11:44:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Drilla on 07/11/2006 11:45:21

All I can say to all you Aussies and Kiwis: CLICKETY HERE


Tainted Orphen
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2006.11.07 13:38:00 - [21]
 

First of all Aussies FTW!~

Yes, I am a pround through and through Australian and currently I have found my home in: "The Black Rabbits." They are a Guristas roleplay corp (light roleplay) and we are currently recruiting Aussies and New Zealanders of all shapes and sizes. If interested in possible recruitment send me an Eve-Mail (Tainted OrPHeN) or jump on our public OOC (out of character) channel "The Black Rabbits" and I or another recruiter will get back to you.

The corp itself is a multi time zone corp with people from all around the world and always has people on whether they be us Aussies or the guys and girls (yes omg!) that don't like to sleep.

So if your up for some yarrrrage with some Roleplay on the side Look no further. Hope to hear from you soon!

YARRRR!!

jamesw
Omniscient Order
Cruel Intentions
Posted - 2006.11.07 13:58:00 - [22]
 

Shocked

First, Click Here for great Aussie forum justice!

Then, run along in game to the #ANZAC chat channel for more of the same...

There are a bucketload of aussie corps and many aussie filled alliances out there.

Cell Satimo
Black Eclipse Corp
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2006.11.07 14:02:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Drilla
Edited by: Drilla on 07/11/2006 11:45:21

All I can say to all you Aussies and Kiwis: CLICKETY HERE




Classic Ad lol.
You must have a few roos loose.

Angxia
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2006.11.07 14:06:00 - [24]
 

Create an ingame channel called 'CRIKEY!', advertise it here, use it to coordinate aussie movement all over the server... or do whatever, I just think a channel named 'CRIKEY!' would be too cool.

<---'yank' lol

Rumbaar
Solitary Forsaken
Posted - 2006.11.07 23:43:00 - [25]
 

I know your pain, that is why I never joined a major Corp/Alliance. Formed a Corp with a mate I met in game who is in NZ. So tend to be solo.

I find DT more of a pain than anything else, daylight savings time has help a bit.

I'd be up for the joining a group of like minded Aussie, but then we fall into the trust issue. I'm sure it would be gank heaven.

Oedus Caro
Caldari
Cross Roads
Posted - 2006.11.07 23:47:00 - [26]
 

Well, I'm no Aussie, but I know a bunch of them. If you like mission running, group mining, and good company, look up The Aussie Connection Corp (TACC). Very nice bunch of people.

Ogdru Jahad
Amarr
Timetravel Enterprises
Interstellar Alcohol Conglomerate
Posted - 2006.11.08 19:22:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Jeff Anderson
Eve is a great game, it combines tactics and skill in almost every aspect of it, from the trader to the PVPer.

The dissapointing parts about EVE are it actually costs more for us Australians (almost twice as much as the US) to play and most of the corps are europian or american.

Its currently 16:47 on the east coast of Australia, most americans are asleep, as are my corpmates, and I'm left to my own devices. Most of the corp ops happen in times when I'm either asleep, eating, studying or enjoying time with my family. And the worst thing of all is downtime, it occurs at 21:00 localtime making it 22:00 when it comes back up leaving you to decide if an hour or 2 is worth jumping on for before sleeping.

An example of us Aussies missing out on some aspects of the game. My corp did mining today, by the time I got on and the 50+jumps from where they run missions to where they do mining, the op had finished. So a couple of us went to PvP, got owned by LV, returned to our mining base and all but me went to bed.

What I would like is not to join another corp but to find aussies who are willing to help each other out when the yanks all pass out from lack of sleep, unusally in the 4 hours before and 2 or so hours after downtime. Sort of form a coalition of the aussies.

We'd stay in our own alliances and corps, but when they "yanks" pike out we get together and do something other than look at the station walls.

Any suggestions?


Mr Anderson....

Welcome to my world I been living for 2.5 years in eve.

least i can do my **** in peace Twisted Evil

Nesa
Antares Fleet Yards
Molotov Coalition
Posted - 2006.11.09 02:30:00 - [28]
 

There are loads of Aussie corps out there, SMASH has 3 predominately Aussie corps. :o - Aussie Overload. Exclamation

And there are plenty of advantages to this timezone ;)

Liviy
ANZAC ALLIANCE
Southern Cross Alliance
Posted - 2006.11.09 02:53:00 - [29]
 

Have a look at ANZAC Alliance, probably the largest AU/NZ corp...head of the Southern Cross Alliance, made for AU/NZ corps.

Here's the link to the recruitment thread on EVE-O

ANZA Recruitment thread

Here's the corp forums with more information

ANZA Forums

If you're interested either register your interest on the forums and/or convo/evemail Sharmina

Regards,

Liviy

evistin
Multiverse Corporation
The Core Collective
Posted - 2006.11.09 03:09:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: jamesw
Shocked

First, Click Here for great Aussie forum justice!

Then, run along in game to the #ANZAC chat channel for more of the same...

There are a bucketload of aussie corps and many aussie filled alliances out there.


I went to that channel and I felt very outcast like in there. It may just be me, but somehow I do not feel comfortable in there.


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