View Full Version : Still Playing EVE?
12-08-2006, 08:20 AM
I'm thinking of buying the game and right now, I dont know allot of the EVE Community. I just thought I would ask here before I made my final desision to play another MMO. What, In your honest Opion would you say about the game compaired to World of Warcraft and or Guild Wars/Star Wars Galaxies(Before they nuked it)
I know its a broad list of games, but I just want to get a feel for what the Austin Airsoft community thinks on this topic.
By the way, I will be comeing back to the Airsoft feild after my 1 year break. I heard that we lost Hunter's, and I am reading some sort of CQB Plans at TXPB? Whats up with that? is it done yet?
Sorry for my long list of questions, +Kudos to who ever can answer them all.
12-08-2006, 08:25 AM
Yes, some of the members are still all over EVE.
As for your other questions, they belong in their own topics and can actually be answered if you take the time to read the respective threads that are dedicated to each. Hunter's is still up in the air due to confusing and sketchy information, while the CQB plans at TXPB have been going very slowly. It is not done yet.
12-08-2006, 08:54 AM
Really depends on what you're after. I like Eve because I can set a skill to train and walk away without worrying about it. This saves me the hassle of having to sit in front of the monitor mouse-clicking every 30 seconds in order to train a skill.
Oh, and I get to fly carriers and launch attack fighters on strike mission on enemy warships. That just gives me warm fuzzy feelings every time I do that.
12-09-2006, 03:05 PM
I have 3 more questions before I decided to purchase eve...
1 Where in austin are the timecards?? i went to 3 different stores and found so far....nothing.
2 What is the "over all goal" of this game? For example. WoW's overall goal is to get to lvl60 then from 60 your goal changes to earning your gear for PvP.
3 Does LSA Have a ventrillo or a TeamSpeak server?
12-09-2006, 05:22 PM
1. I never had to purchase time cards. After your 14-day trial period, you have the option of getting Eve to auto-bill you each month, or you can manually go to Eve's site and pay for each month. In fact, use that 14-day trial period to get your feet wet, and see Eve is for you.
2. The overall goal is to have fun. I'm going out on a limb and claim that its pretty much true for every game out there. Right now, FTATX is focusing on mining and production to build up a larger financial base, so that we may be better poised to take over the rest of the galaxy with an armada of super dreadnoughts. Not sure how it is in WoW, but Eve requires quite a bit of cooperative team work in order to get through some of the higher level missions/quests. While PvP is an option, you'll find there's quite a bit of Carebears who'd much rather take down hordes of mindless NPCs than go out against bands of dishonorable humans.
3. I think we do have a Ventrillo server set up. For further info, go to www.ftatx.com
12-10-2006, 02:02 PM
The TeamSpeak info is not displaying without the proper rights to view it, I would guess that would take an admin to do that job.
Can anybody just post the TS ip and or give me the rights on the ftatx web site to view them?
12-10-2006, 04:38 PM
I believe that information is restricted until you actually join our Corp.
01-08-2007, 02:33 PM
Sorry but the only MMOG I've ever played is EVE. Can't compare what I don't know.
01-08-2007, 07:10 PM
Basically EVE is a thinking man's game, you have to think about what sort of resources you want etc. and where best to set yourself up in combat etc. You gain skills not by grinding but rather over a period time. So the people that have been playing since the beginning have a decent sized advantage. The people also shape the economy which is a interesting aspect of it. Basically a thinking man's game in all simplicity. I would've kept playing but I couldn't keep up with the cost and worrying about changing the skill I was training in was a problem after a while.
Starwars Galaxies when I played in beta and at right before they started nuking every single class. It was alot of grinding and walking around from place to place. But that was enjoyable and rather relaxing. The battles were somewhat intense and just traveling with a party and fighting rebel scum was fun enough. Then SOE screwed everything up.
Guildwars was my favorite as it relies greatly on player skill and how well you develop builds for your team etc. Battles were fast paced, intense, and quite enjoyable.
05-25-2007, 04:14 PM
You guys play eve? I used to, have a Ferox battlecruiser with the best of the best weapons, shielding and firecontrol upgrades.
Was good fun, until it got ganked, and then within 4 hours I lost 2 missile cruisers to gankers. I got sick of this game and canceled my account. Normally these attacks would be fine, except in this game you lose you ship and everything on it. There are no repercussions for the gankers, They are unavoidable because I am not going to do level 2-3 missions in .8 space, money vs time output is terrible.
Glad to see you guys found it somewhat more enjoyable.
05-27-2007, 08:35 PM
They are unavoidable because I am not going to do level 2-3 missions in .8 space, money vs time output is terrible.
Uhh. . . what? I have been running Level 2 and 3 missions in 0.8 space and below, and have only been ganked in 0.2 space. I'm currently mining in 0.5 space, and can earn 5-6 Million ISK in a 10 hour period. I'm sure if I go to lower sec space, that ratio increases accordingly. We are actually in the middle moving to 0.0 space, in the middle of an alliance war. If that doesn't up the ante, I don't know what does.
Its unfortunate that your experience has been drastically different than mine. But I believe I speak for most players in that yes, we did find something enjoyable in the game, despite the ever annoying presence of gankers. Which, in all frankness, exists in every MMORPG out there.
05-27-2007, 11:50 PM
I'm aware of gankers in every mmorpg. I have played other mmorpgs. I clearly stated that what made so much worse with gankers in EVE is the loss of the ship and the stuff on it. In Wow and whatnot, you just click respawn and your back to normal for the mostpart.
Level 2 missions in .8 space are 50-70K.
Level 2 missions in .2 space are 200-300K
I found the gap unacceptable. Funny thing was, I spent a whole week in .2 space in a destroyer. Not a single problem, as soon as I upgraded my player account... 20$ and bought a ferox, I was dead. That was almost acceptable, then I lost 2 cruisers within 4 hours in seperate instances. Complete and utter bullshit, I had better things to waste my time with and deactivated the account.
05-28-2007, 12:50 AM
Umm. . . if by "upgraded" your account you meant ending your trial period and beginning a standard account, I'm surprised you survived as long as you did in low sec space when you're only 2 weeks old. Much less expect to survive against gankers without improving your PvP skills and equipment. There are entire forums devoted to the discussion of PvP combat, and how to maximize strengths and deploy countermeasures. Its not something you can just jump right into without committing significant resources into your character first. And yes, losing all your gear in your ship sucks. But on the flip side I'm not losing skill points every time I get podded or killed in space. Every game penalizes character death differently. This is how Eve chose to implement theirs.
The gap in pay differences is there because of the increased risk of running against gankers (and improved AI rats camping at gates and whatnot). Much like everything else in life, no pain no gain.
We could run around in circles all day comparing experiences, but I'll just repeat what I said last time. Its unfortunate you didn't enjoy Eve as much as we are enjoying it now. Personally I enjoy the aspect of flying my battleship in the middle of a armada, and just hanging out with friends from near and far. Eve isn't for everyone. So I'll let it rest at that.
05-29-2007, 02:32 PM
Eve certainly does have a very high death penalty. It's definitely not for everyone.
06-15-2007, 10:53 AM
I have never gotten the adrenalin rush like EVE gives from any other game. :)
Well, maybe from airsoft, but no other video game...
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