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Eve ONline: What is That?

By on March 11, 2009 4:59:54 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

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Insert Title here. It looks cool becuase space+spaceships= win but what is the gameplay like i really don;t understand it at all. HOw do you advance in stats? Please address answer as if i were a Kindergardener since this is something completly new to me

 

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March 11, 2009 5:25:08 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

http://www.eveonline.com 

It's a MMORPG. You create your charater and decide what you want to do in the game such as being a miner or fleet officer (fighter). You start in a basic crappy ship and have to do stuff such as mine, kill pirates, do missions to accumulate wealth. Once your wealthy enough you can buy a better ship and better weapons. You choose a skill you want to up and it takes a set amount of time before you learn it, rather then WOW where you just grind XP, once that skill is complete you can then start to learn another, though you do need to buy some of the skills before you can learn them. Your best bet is to try the trial.  I used to play it, but it tended to feel more like work then actual gaming so I stopped playing.

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March 11, 2009 5:43:28 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Eve Online is an extremely complicated intricate game that is rather complex, but very fun once you get past the learning curve.  I played the trial and loved it, but I am the kind of person that doesn't like pay monthly fees for video games... I had to pass it up.

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March 11, 2009 5:51:14 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Eve Online is stupid. You have to have been playing for at least a year to be able to do anything. Otherwise people just kill you, and you lose all the stuff you worked for. Too much like real life for me.

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March 11, 2009 6:41:41 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

I notice that all that have answered have zero karma. You should all feel ripped off!!!

Seriously, i too thought Eve looked awesome and would be fun to play, but after just playing the trial i saw that this game required far more input than i was willing to put into it.

Also the monthly fees were too much for a game, i would have felt compelled to play just to justify the fees.

Unless you have all the time in the world to spare and don't worry about money, then go for it.

If you have a life, pass this one up.

 

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March 11, 2009 6:43:18 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

I notice that all that have answered have zero karma. You should all feel ripped off!!!

We're in offtopic...

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March 11, 2009 6:48:49 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Yeah but the OP said Karma for all answers, and so far none has been given out. The folks above should file a case in small claims court for their Karma.

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March 11, 2009 6:57:27 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Ooh, didn't see that part.  Somehow.

Never mind.

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March 11, 2009 7:57:33 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Eve is a very experimental MMO, in that everyone is on the same server and no one player can have much power on their own.  The only way to get anywhere is to join one of the alliances.  After the biggest one called Band of Brothers was wiped out in an outrageous bit of corporate espionage (see http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/57098), the biggest one now is probably Goonfleet.  The biggest have literally thousands of members.

 

I'm not an MMO player, but Eve is certainly different to your average MMO.

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March 11, 2009 8:01:17 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Well Eve Online in my OPINION is the best MMO out there. You can run missions (PVE), Mining, Science and Industry(build stuff and research stuff) to make money, Ratting ie kill pirate NPC in low sec and 0.0 space, Pirate(PVP), join corperations and fight other corperations for territory. You can join Faction Warfare and fight with your militia against the other empires. Now you can find wormholes and explore them and meet sleepers. By killing sleepers you can reverse engineer tech to build Tech 3 ships. You train skills to become better and raise your attributes to learn faster cause I think it was said somewhere if you wanted to learn everything its like 20+ years. Also Eve Online is the hardest and most brutal MMO out there. You can risk everything and win it all or lose it all. But you can play on the safe side...carebear. For pirating you can fight by yourself, join small gangs, small fleets and this can go up to 1000+ ship size fleet fights. Theres also intel given between corperations and faction warfare. But that just barely scratches the surface.... There are 15-60 day trials for Eve (you can even get a friend to join you on the trial) but you have to find them. They just got back into retail. Box is 35-40$ I think. Its 15$ a month and expansions are free. You get 2-3 Expansions a year. I would give it a try.

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March 11, 2009 8:16:09 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Also if your dieing alot find a good corp to run with. This can make a big difference. They can teach ya what you need to know and you can run with the vets to keep you safe. But its still a learning experience.

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March 11, 2009 8:43:10 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Yeah, too much learning. Slow at times, esp moving between systems. PVE gets stale. The game is more geared for PVP, which is fine, until you lose 15 million from your ship and items being destroyed and insurance pays 10 million...thats why I stoped playing, for PVP I'll stick with shooters or RTS.

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March 11, 2009 9:22:48 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting SlyDrivel,
Eve Online is stupid. You have to have been playing for at least a year to be able to do anything. Otherwise people just kill you, and you lose all the stuff you worked for. Too much like real life for me.

 

I apoloigize but i have a life and i can't spend every living moment i have on the internet. Karma is being given now. OH and i just had a great band concert so Cheers

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March 11, 2009 9:34:14 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I tried the trial (10 days I think?) and couldn't even stand playing it after the 2nd or 3rd day. Traveling just takes way to long, even for the required 'learning' missions. On one mission I forgot various components (it did not inform me they were needed) and so had to spend 3 hours going back and fourth between a pair of stations in different systems. 3 hours during which autopilot did EVERYTHING. The game has long travel times for balance... But they should at least give you something to do to keep the unshakeable boredom at bay.

Skills take forever to level, since they are time based (not logged in time, but real time) rather than skill based. This means no matter how well you play the game, you will suck horribly for the first year or two, during which times you were paying litterally hundreds of dollars in monthly fees just to keep playing. At least in WoW you can choose to level up skills fast if you put in the effort. Eve's system means you will be screwed for the first year, after which you might be lucky enough to win pvp fights. Unless of course the other person has been playing for 2 years and so still has an advantage over you.

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March 11, 2009 9:56:47 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

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March 11, 2009 10:00:10 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

LOL 2 years just to be able to do something? LOL this isn't a sport its a game.... it shouldn't take 2 years to be able to play and have fun. I like the graphics but they don't mean much if the gameplay is broken. Sins is borderline unplayable anyway because of how long games are.

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March 11, 2009 10:05:03 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

If you are looking for a good MMORPG, look into city of heros. Get a few friends to sign up with you. Coh is cool because it is really team oriented.

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March 11, 2009 10:14:59 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

it shouldn't take 2 years to be able to play and have fun.

It doesn't. But it is an MMO, and all MMOs by definition require considerable time investment to get the most out of them. That's why they are MMOs.

Trying to find a good one that you don't need to put a lot of time into is impossible. Notice, I said good one

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March 12, 2009 1:32:20 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I was seriously about to subscribe when that 'incident' with the developer happened.  After that, I just couldn't bring myself to ever trust them.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/45646

Some would say I maybe over-reacting.  I would say that's just the way I am.

EDIT- Why is it that my URL coding (I use standard HTML) never works on these forums?  Works fine when I test them in Notepad++, but here...  Sigh.  Removed code, copy and paste the link.

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March 12, 2009 2:03:58 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

You don't know what Eve online is well I will try to tell you the short version

Eve online is THE BEST MMORPG EVER!!!!!

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March 12, 2009 2:09:11 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Annatar11,
It doesn't. But it is an MMO, and all MMOs by definition require considerable time investment to get the most out of them. That's why they are MMOs.

Trying to find a good one that you don't need to put a lot of time into is impossible. Notice, I said good one

I dunno some have fun leveling that you don't need to go nuts with to enjoy.  Granted to be the best and compete your statement is absolutely right, but if you don't mind just being an average casual Joe then there's plenty of MMOs that still can work for you, they just try and get you more addicted than that

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March 12, 2009 2:13:50 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Well, EVE is really no different in that regard. The only real limitation is no capital ships in safe space (and the logistics of capital ships don't lend them very well to casual play). Everything else is fair game and you don't need that much time to start having fun. Obviously you do to get all the best ships and the best fits for them, but you know, those guys in capitals and tech 2-fitted battleships still need interceptors and frigates to tackle for them otherwise all their firepower means squat if the target can just warp away. And the PvE side even easier on the player for casual-ness.

I was a hardcore player for a while. Was in Goonswarm (the alliance, was not in Goonfleet the corp) during the most recent Goon+friends vs BoB+friends war. I left that a few weeks after Goon started pushing into Delve. It was fun, but all the action happened way too late in the evening for me and made it hard with work, so I didn't have much choice.

I miss the fleet action, but for now I just don't have the time to commit to an alliance for hardcore play. So I'm casual. Logged on last night, still had fun blowing up a bunch of Serpentis battleships in The Blockade mission, made good cash and salvage and logged off to watch Transformers.

And now with Apocrypha and the Sleepers, PvE is going to get more exciting. But I'm waiting until the wormhole craze dies down a bit before going finding them.

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March 12, 2009 6:39:10 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

join corperations and fight other corperations

You can also form your own Corperations.

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March 12, 2009 7:17:04 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Even though I don't play the game yet (It looks like a huge time vacuum), I still read the EVE thread every day because it is just so interesting to me.  Here is the thread I always check: http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=80&threadid=2255450&enterthread=y

 

The game looks and sounds bad-ass to me, but paying $15 a month for something is something I have a mental block on doing.

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March 12, 2009 8:04:45 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

A lesser known thing about EVE is after you get going, you can actually pay subscriptions with in-game currency. It's an official system, too. It will of course require a some months with a regular subscription, but depending on how far along you are and how much you play it is possible to make the "monthly fee" in a couple of days.

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March 13, 2009 2:47:05 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

If your intrested you should really try the trial first, but I would recommend that for all games. If your hanging on the forums you dont have much to lose by trying the trial, the forums is what got me started too.

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