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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 11:03AM Dril said

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If they revamped the UI, I (and I bet a fair few others besides) would play EVE in a heartbeat.

Alas, 'tis not so.

Posted: Sep 4th 2010 11:14AM (Unverified) said

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You're saying you either never played EVE, but miraculously know enough about it's core mechanics to find the UI inedequate, or you played EVE and your sole reason for stopping was the oh so horrible UI.

Either way, you're both an idiot and lying to yourself.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 11:52AM (Unverified) said

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For your information, I actually enjoy playing eve, but the inability to adequately adjust the fonts and whatnot is a big roadblock for me playing for more than 20 minutes at a time because of eye strain. Crawl out from under your rock and realize that just because it's not a problem for YOU, that doesn't mean it's not a legitimate problem for others.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 11:53AM Monkey D Luffy said

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The UI is fine, the game on the other hand is way too boring.

Would be great if they actually added something fun.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 1:06PM (Unverified) said

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Which says a lot about your vision, and very little about the UI. That you think it says more about the latter says enough about you for me to judge your ability to reason. That and your not knowing what sarcasm is.

Buy an anti-glare screen or some glasses, you're in a (unfortunately very vocal, as the less intelligent tend to be) minority.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 2:13PM Dril said

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Please get over yourself. There is a difference between "I can't read this because I can't focus on it/see it" and "this font is not easily visible on a smaller monitor, in a compact UI." As per usual the less intelligent amongst us (see what I did there?) will simply insult people rather than make a valid point.

Sarcastic was probably not the right word; would you like some others: condescending, smug, arrogant, bigoted, and rash.

Furthermore, since we're being all smug and cocky, it should be "an" and not "a" preceding the unfortunately.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 2:19PM Dril said

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P.S. Before you jump on my grammar, at no point did I claim I am not an idiot in that regard.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 2:38PM Dirame said

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Is it just the fonts? Cos the UI is explained well enough in the tutorial to grasp it.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 3:27PM (Unverified) said

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Ugh, hit the wrong reply. My you shattering comment is at the end.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 3:32PM Dril said

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More assumed facts about me :) Come back when you know something about me and talk to people who don't play EVE all the time.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 7:55PM Arsinek said

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When EVE fanbois attack!!!

The problem with EVE is...

1. UI sucks and not just because its hard to read, its virtually uncustomizable. All MMOs should have a fully customizable UI or allow people to make UI mods to customize the UI. If I recall EVE doesnt allow mods.

2. Combat is boring. You dont aim yourself, you just select something hit fire then fly in circles until the target is dead. And you dont even fly in circles yourself thats done automatically too. Which brings up another point.

3. You move by clicking. You click a spot on the screen and your ship goes there. Then once you get to where you clicked you either just sit there or tell the computer to have your ship fly in circles aka orbit. Not much piloting goes on. It would be way funner if flying was like the old xwing/tie fighter games.

4. Traveling sucks. It takes forever to go anywhere in the game. Often to get to where you want to go you have to go through 20 "gates" which takes way too long. There should be something like "major gates" that will take you to a whole other system then "mini gates" to get around that system.

5. PVP sucks. There is no easy way to hop into some PVP. I never went to 0.0 which is where all the big PVP is supposed to take place but as a new player you cant go to 0.0 I dont even know how long it takes before youll be ready to go out there I got bored of the game before that ever happened. So youll have to settle for joining the militias which are found in higher sec areas and the militia PVP is boring as hell. You fly around endlessly struggling to find something to shoot at.

The game has a ton of potential but it has major flaws holding it back.
Ok, flame away fanboys. Then cry inside because you know Im right.
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Posted: Sep 5th 2010 3:42AM remover said

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Yeah, the fonts in eve are waaay too BIG. That's right.
Too BIG.
There is way too much UI real estate wasted by giant borders and fonts that can't be resized the way I want. I have a giant huge screen resolution and yet a small percentage of the screen is actual playable area due to the lack of customizability of the UI.

All you people talking about fonts being too small.. need glasses. Though I feel your pain in that you can't really make the UI your own.
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Posted: Sep 5th 2010 6:38AM Dirame said

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I don't really use the fonts when using the UI, maybe its because of my "veteranism" but I rarely have to read the UI because I can tell by just looking at the icons especially after the tutorial.

If customizable UI is the problem then okay, but the UI is very understandable (especially after the tutorial) depending on what part you're talking about.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 11:14AM Lt Cobalt said

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It's called Invasion, that got leaked some time ago.

Posted: Sep 4th 2010 1:34PM (Unverified) said

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CCP is notorious for using successive project names for expansions and project. "Invasion" was most likely an internal project name for the incursion concept.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 12:38PM Berzerk said

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That's the working title, from what I understand, but it's probably not far off. It'll likely be Invasion, Incursion, or some other synonym.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 5:39PM wcanyon said

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It's pretty hilarious that Perpetuum is a lot like Eve and they have a outpost capture system called Incursion. Then a few months later Eve has a PVE system and they call it Incursion. Uhhh, seems like maybe Eve needs to pay attention to Perpetuum -- it's got potential.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 11:48AM Audacious said

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As the comment replying to Dril and countless comments I've found on the net can attest to, EVE players seem like a very pompous, holier-than-thou group of people. This can't be the case for the entire playerbase, but if so many are all really this abrasive and rude outside their precious PVP fest of a game, I'd hate to be a new player starting out with any of them lurking in the dark.

Posted: Sep 4th 2010 11:59AM (Unverified) said

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Aren't all fanbois like that? I don't think it's unique to EvE or even MMOs.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 12:01PM smg77 said

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You should definitely judge the entire population of Eve based on a single player's comment. Not many people have figured out that we're all exactly like that guy and anybody who's not like us should just stay far, far away from Eve Online.
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