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7-19-2010 @ 11:05AM
I played Eve for a bit....definitely a lot more of a learning curve but I did appreciate the starting area where you could ask newbie questions and actually get a polite and professional answer instead of being berated by the leetards.
7-19-2010 @ 11:44AM
I played for about an hour of the free trial. I got hopelessly lost and off track on the tutorial and quit. I don't mind MMORPGs being more complicated, but I have played TBS/RTS and flight sims that were less complicated and had more documentation and help.
7-19-2010 @ 11:46AM
So did I last year..it's a very steep learning curve, but it's better than it use to be (that was the second time I tried it) It's a very interesting game, with one server and EVERYONE that plays on that server. it makes you feel very small. I would say that the number of WoW players trying it out, is very common. Both times I tried there were current/former wow players on there.
7-19-2010 @ 12:00PM
i tried eve about 2 years ago and back then wow players where often greeted with unprovoked blatant verbal hostility. good to hear that changed.
7-19-2010 @ 12:18PM
I played the trial for some time as well. Eventually I "ragequitted" since I just managed to acquire enough credits to buy myself a new space ship and some jerk came and destroyed it :/
7-19-2010 @ 12:40PM
I have always thought the concept of EVE was an intriguing one, but only one type of server where it's all-PVP, all the time, is definitely not the right environment for my blood pressure and vulgarian tendencies.
7-19-2010 @ 12:41PM
I play both EVE and WoW, as the mood takes me. I've found that I can be away from WoW for a while and just pick up where I left off, but if I'm away from EVE for any length of time, things will have changed an awful lot. Case in point - I'm in a corp that's been part of a null-sec alliance for some time. I've been off EVE for about a month, and last week when I logged in, I discovered that we were in process of losing our null-sec territory, and the alliance is falling apart. Managed to get most of my stuff back to hi-sec, but it was a bit scary there for a while. EVE and Wow are different enough that each offers a refuge from the other when I need it.Griefers in hi-sec are pretty rare. I've lost ships - you have to expect it - but it was almost always me doing something stupid, like 'just one more ore cycle', or 'oh, he won't bother me', or not being aligned to the station, or .... there's a lot of ways to screw up. OTOH, being careful usually keeps you safe, or at least intact.
7-19-2010 @ 12:46PM
If you're careful where you go and what you do and how you do it, the chances of running into a PvP situation become vanishingly small.
7-19-2010 @ 1:18PM
@Tremelizzer:Hence the old adage:Don't fly what you cannot afford to replace.Also, you've lost your ship every time you undock. If you manage to dock back up with your ship intact, you win!@Alex ZiebartI started playing Eve a couple months ago, and while the learning curve (really more like a wall) is pretty steep, if you can manage to get past it (and the majority of new players don't/can't), the game is wide open. The most overwhelming part, for me at least, is that there's really no "point". I mean, you aren't racing to a level cap, so there really isn't a way to gauge your progress. I have to admit, for a few days, once I realised that, I almost quit playing. I mean, what's the point, right?But, then I got into a nice corporation, and realised that Eve Online is even more of a social game than WoW ever was. Sure, I can log in on my own and trade, mine, pvp, whatever, but when you have others with you, it makes it a lot more fun. Suddenly, shooting space rocks with lasers isn't as boring when you have a group of people with you.Of course, the downside is that Eve is PVP all the time. High security space doesn't mean you're safe. If someone wants to blow your ship up, they probably can. There are consequences for them (they'll get blown up, too), but that doesn't really save you in the end. "Don't fly what you cannot afford to lose." That's the top three rules of Eve Online. The fourth, of course, is "Don't trust anyone."I don't play it as much as I still play WoW, but it's a nice diversion when I get bored.
7-19-2010 @ 3:05PM
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/208-Eve-Online go watch
7-19-2010 @ 3:44PM
"i tried eve about 2 years ago and back then wow players where often greeted with unprovoked blatant verbal hostility."So, kinda like WoW then... :p
7-19-2010 @ 4:41PM
Yeah wow players are pretty common. Most i've met are like me and play it during wow burnout, or while waiting for expansions. after all why be productive when you can keep playing MMOs? =]
7-19-2010 @ 4:45PM
The Elite/Frontier player in me REALLY wants to get into EVE, but it's just too far removed from me now. I know they've updated the starting experience since I last gave it a go, but there's still such a ridiculous grind to get anywhere cool that I'm put off. Shame tho, cos it sure is pretty.
7-19-2010 @ 4:51PM
To be honest EvE is great for a while, but the massive battles which it claims, the servers can't handle and become hour long lag fests. This is an issue which they have been trying to find a fix to for the last 5 years....Great game in lots of ways, but things keep getting broken and not fixed.
7-19-2010 @ 6:47PM
I tried out EVE a year or two ago for the free trial and... Well, it just wasn't for me. I enjoy sandbox MMOs, but EVE seemed almost impenetrable. Maybe it gets better if you join a player-run corporation. Maybe it gets better once you know what you're doing. It just didn't seem like a game I was going to get into.During the big Steam sale late last month/early this month, I bought EVE for a couple bucks. Maybe I'll eventually get around to using that month of game play and trying it out again. But I get the feeling it isn't a game that's to my general tastes.
7-19-2010 @ 7:25PM
I've been playing EVE for about 18 months now, it's now my primary MMO. I will say that it does seem like more WoW players are showing up these days, I'm guessing it's because of some of the good press that EVE has been getting lately as well as some of the in game events (I was drawn to it when Goonswarm effectively dismantled the BoB alliance through corporate espionage and started taking their territory). I have a couple of suggestions for those of you who are interested in trying it out:1 - *DO* *NOT* name your pilot anything WoW related, you will be mercilessly ganked non-stop until you emorage quit.2 - As soon as you pop into the game join the EVE University's public chat channel, E-UNI, and ask how to join. EVE University is a non-profit player run corp that has been training new players to EVE for over 5 years now, and it is by far the best way to learn the game. They have regular classes on just about all aspects of the game, as well as a recorded media library of past classes that anyone (even non-members) can use. Also ask about the Uni Wiki, it has a ton of great info and well written guides to help you get started in the game.3 - Keep an open mind while playing and learning. EVE Online is like nothing else you've ever played, MMO or otherwise. There are no levels, classes, or endgame. It is a true "sandbox" game where hundreds of thousands of players all play on the same server.4 - EVE Online is not for everyone. While WoW is generally designed to appeal to a broad base of players, EVE Online is not, and it might not be the game for you. Don't feel that you have to try to like it or change to enjoy it's somewhat unique style of game design, if it isn't you're cup of tea then just take what you've learned and move on.There are a lot of different ways to play EVE, so even if you're not big on PvP you can still play the game and have a lot of fun, though I have to warn you, EVE's mission system is nothing like WoW's quests, so if you're expecting the kind of PvE content that WoW has you'll be disappointed.
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