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Posted: Jul 23rd 2008 5:09PM Arkanaloth said

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so... tempted... to join EVE. It's perhaps the one MMO I've played that really feels like a living breathing (and dangerous) world as opposed to a game with other people in it....

Posted: Jul 23rd 2008 5:02PM (Unverified) said

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See, Eve currently is very old school Everquest like. It has alot of cool features, its ahead of its time for its space sim genre, and it takes alot of "shut up and deal with it" caveats to it.

The company that does to Eve what WoW did to Everquest stands to make alot of money. Not saying I want that to happen, I'm just saying if someone streamlines, gets rid of alot of the hassle, and does a quality job, they just might find themselves with a winner.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2008 5:25PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah, it's so real, it actually feels like a second job. Only in this one you have to PAY to work.
Thanks, but no thanks.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2008 8:23PM Wgraves said

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If it feels like a second job... your doing it wrong.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2008 10:37PM (Unverified) said

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Well said W!
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2008 10:43PM (Unverified) said

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Eve is a great game in the game parts but in order to generate (r)isk it forces you to do a whole bunch of click click click for hours on end in order to get ships to go pew pew with. This would be fine if the click click click in question was actually fun but in reality the perpetual grind that eve's economy is based on is less exciting than selling burgers to morbidly obese men for morbidly painted clowns not to mention less profitable if you just sell time cards for your pew pew anyway.

It's really a terrible shame that so many parts of the game are so good given that fatal flaw. You would think that having hired economists and professors and setting up their own miniature versions of democracy that somewhere along the line someone involved with eve in some respect would come to the conclusion that dragging an item from one box into another should be replaced with something resembling a game mechanic.

Posted: Jul 24th 2008 3:22AM (Unverified) said

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It'd be also good that piloting your ship didn't look that much as setting your graphics card up, with so many right-click and context menus.
Or maybe i'm doing it wrong? cuz i can't figure out how to use my joystick to control my ship...

Heh, no really... great game. Lots of fun. Signing off.
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Posted: Jul 24th 2008 7:50AM (Unverified) said

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I don't disagree with much of the article, but from my point of view, podding is always personal (outside of clan wars) and while not all pirates are griefers, there are a lot of griefers who call themselves "pirates."

Posted: Jul 24th 2008 9:13AM Wgraves said

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I will have to agree that podding is personal, there is no isk benefit (except for bounties) to this so it can't be for profit.

Although if anyone noticed the new clone system allows you to move your clone to a different system than the one you are in so you can psuedo jump clone yourself by self destructing(hopefully no implants).

Posted: Jul 25th 2008 9:48AM (Unverified) said

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I had to use that method of getting between 0.0 and Empire extensively for a few weeks, sad to say. 20-something jumps which were too heavily camped; I couldn't get through solo in much else beyond a covert ops frigate. No implants, of course, but it was a way to get around a problem.
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