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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.
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