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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2012 11:14 a.m. PST

I finally decided to try this game as I got it for €5.00 EUR on steam, and I get 1 month free gaming.

The game is huge, thousands and thousands of planets and systems, always about 50 000 players on the same server. some 400 000 players total, HUGE open market, so much to take in.

I've only played 3 hours, but I'm finally starting to understand at least 1% of the game. So you start out with some simple frigates, and I've decided to aim for a destroyer for the first upgrade from frigates. It's no small thing, for each ship there is a requierment, some have high others lov, this destroyer got a low requierment, I only needed the first level of destroyer skill, it cost me 75 000 credits, and took only 15 mintes to train, I was first looking at cruisers, but they need skills that cost me something like 450 000 credits, and needed 15 days of training. But I still need to save up to the damn destroyer, and it's "only" 9-12 million.

I like this game, lots of lists, great graphics ect.

Personal logo Brigadier General Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2012 11:19 a.m. PST

Yeah buddy. I miss playing it but our internet service is too spotty to game with. My corporation: Tactical Defense Solutions. Main character: Gallo Forchella

Personal logo Chris Rance Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2012 12:10 p.m. PST

Huge learning curve, and whether it's worth it or not is very much a matter of taste. Started playing in 2005 and although I don't log on all that often I still enjoy it.

I'd recommend either getting yourself into a Carebear corp like the University so they can help with the learning or at least learning some core skill sets first (look at your certificate planner). But the beauty of EvE is you can do anything you want and there is no cookie cutter way to play the game.

snodipous Inactive Member08 Dec 2012 12:42 p.m. PST

I have a love-hate relationship with eve. It's by far the most ruthless game world I've ever played in, and it attracts some real sociopathic griefers. But it's also provided the playing field for the greatest intrigues and betrayals in video game history.

Rapier Miniatures Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Dec 2012 12:47 p.m. PST

EVE is awesome, key points, the market is totally player driven, upgrade you pilot skills, your stats, and you weapon skills, missiles used to be the easiest early on.

Find friends or make them, it is not really a solo'ists game.

have fun and cultivate an air of not caring about kit loss, always insure (especially early) and good luck.

Minmater rule by the way!

CPBelt08 Dec 2012 2:14 p.m. PST

I've always liked EVE, I dip my toes, but then back out. It's so massive! I felt the same about the CCG.

BTW our Libyan Ambassador who was killed the other month was a huge EVE player and super-active on the forums. He left some really creepy posts on their forums before he was killed--he knew it was coming. I wish I could remember his user name. Drats.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2012 4:29 p.m. PST

Damn, got my destroyer and invested time and money on rockets, but turns out the damn thing can't use rockets.

Cherno08 Dec 2012 6:20 p.m. PST

I played it for about a year or so, struggled to make any real money until I started doing Incursions ans suddenly make loads of cash, enough to fund a second character in fact just with PLEXes. So if you wanna getr rich without all the market analysis excel spreadsheet, read: boring stuff, train up for Faction Battleships (Nightmare or that Minmatar one) and join a regular group with comms, make close to 100 mil per hour easily.

I quit because the game in the end really wasn't what I was looking for, too much focus on meta gming and PvP is all about waiting a long time until someone actually lets himself get caught in a fight.

jgawne Inactive Member08 Dec 2012 6:49 p.m. PST

It is an amazing game. After a while it either grows old, or you get so involved with some folks or a corps that you lose your real life. This is a major problem with it – when you get to higher levels of the game there's a feeling you must log in all the time.

I got pretty tired of being endlessly killed by what appeared to be moronic teenagers who just think it is kewl to stomp on anyone they can. No style at all. Of course, you can then just go zip around their system in a small ship and waste their time.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2012 4:58 a.m. PST

"BTW our Libyan Ambassador who was killed the other month was a huge EVE player and super-active on the forums. He left some really creepy posts on their forums before he was killed--he knew it was coming. I wish I could remember his user name. Drats."

Not the Ambassador, but Sean Smith, the state department specialist who was killed.

Zen Ghost Fezian Inactive Member09 Dec 2012 4:26 p.m. PST

Welcome to New Eden.

Myself, not much of a PVPer. Agree with jgawne, too many moronic teenagers and some adults over-compensating for something they lack.

I play solo most of the time but have good friends in corp that I am a part of. My thing right now is trading, because I can set the trade orders up and forget about them for a few days. I just cannot commit to extended periods of play, so it is a style of play that works for me. I have maxed all my trading skills and have made about 6 billion ISK in about 9 months, not bad.

For GUNFREAK, I recommend you run the beginner's epic story arc. It's a great way to learn the game, gain experience, gain equipment and skillbooks, and earn sufficient ISK for a cruiser and mods afterwards.


Dropzonetoe Fezian09 Dec 2012 5:38 p.m. PST

I played the free month… wanted a bigger ship and paid for a second month. Early on I just trained on about anything and bought random stuff so I never felt I understood what I was doing.

I got a bigger ship but just couldn't figure it out so I gave it up. I try to avoid MMO's anymore, full time student, full time work, and trying to completely renovate my house means I just don't have time to get into it that much.

TheDreadnought Inactive Member10 Dec 2012 8:22 a.m. PST

Try world of tanks. A great way to log on a blow off steam for 15 or 20 minutes. Or kill a whole afternoon if you're looking for something cheap/free to do.

Takes some skill to develop. . . learning how to shoot accurately. . . learning where tank weak spots are, and so forth. . . but its fun.

SBminisguy11 Dec 2012 12:01 p.m. PST

World of Tanks is good, it's also freeplay model. You can pay money to enhance your experience gains, buy some modest game enhancements and cosmetic camo changes, or some "gold" tanks, but it's a fun game with a low cost (though you can blow scads of cash on stuff if you get too excited! Lookie, just 10,000 more XP to the King Tiger tank…maybe I'll pay some real cash to roll some experience into it…plus I really like the "Ambush" camop scheme….) I don't think I'd play EVE enough to justify the monthly subscription. Hopefully they'll move to "freeplay" model and I'll try it out.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Dec 2012 6:22 p.m. PST

For me, this pretty much sums up EVE On Line:


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