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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 11:33AM (Unverified) said

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And none of it matters because people still aren't logging in.

Posted: Oct 29th 2011 12:00PM EdmundDante said

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@(Unverified) But going in the right direction. Sure the has taken a significan fall - but it isn't over yet - by a long shot.
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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 1:47PM Boardwalker said

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I just logged in and there were 45k people on, which was weird considering that "people still aren't logging in". Perhaps you're having an internet connection problem. Check with your ISP in case you've had a service interruption.
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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 5:56PM (Unverified) said

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@Boardwalker

actually, i took the 4.95 offer to return, and now im logging in. if they deliver the changes that were promised recently, i'll keep logging in next year too.
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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 11:59AM (Unverified) said

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As a former EVE subscriber I have to agree with you. I started playing just after Apocrypha and have watched the game go downhill ever since. I unsubscribed shortly after monoclegate, although I had decided that I was going to anyway as I was pretty bored of it all.

EVE is still the best MMO I've ever played and I have fond memories of my time in the sandbox. EVE captured my imagination like no other game has. However, these new changes are just too little too late. It took a whole year of the playerbase saying "no" for CCP to finally get it, and really I'm just done. The magic is gone.

I hope I can go back in the future, but I am very much on the fence and I think I will be for a long time until I see some concrete development and iteration on space features.

Posted: Oct 29th 2011 12:19PM (Unverified) said

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Just wait until the new boredom mechanic ships. First it lulls you to sleep by making you do rendering calculations by hand then when you decide to do something else with you life it alerts the other players that it's time to screw you over.
Hope you bought insurance.

Posted: Oct 29th 2011 1:56PM JohnD212 said

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Correct me if I'm wrong...I played a few times a while ago but isn't the only way to navigate in Eve is to select a target and away you go...or just set a cruising speed and go in on direction. You don't actually feel like you have direct control over you ship...which kind of made me feel less like I was controlling a ship and more like I was playing a point and click game. That is one pretty nebula though!

Posted: Oct 29th 2011 4:08PM Mcgreag said

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@JohnD212 No there are no "direct" control, but remember that the smallest ships in the game are the size of jumbo-jets and the largest ones are the size of cities. It wouldn't make sense to have the kind of direct control you are asking for.
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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 6:52PM foofad said

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@JohnD212 Piloting in EVE is more like playing a real time strategy game than a space flight simulator. It makes much more sense when you think of it like that.
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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 7:43PM halfcaptain said

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@foofad

I like to think of the ship control in eve as I would war at sea. Managing transversal velocities and firing at your optimal ranges, etc, lends itself more to a naval combat sim than a fps/twitchy decent-influenced game. It's too bad it's misunderstood as a 'point and click' kind of thing.
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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 5:28PM Pasha said

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Add + 4 ships in 2 years, some debugs and re-balance which should be done on daily basis, few images on background, call it "winter expansion" and watch lemmings reactivate their $15/month subscriptions to "enjoy" "expansion". If there was industry award "most ridiculous expansion", "less value for money", "most lazy development team" etc. - CCP/EVE could win it by a landslide during last 2 years.

Posted: Oct 29th 2011 5:58PM (Unverified) said

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@Pasha

they totally dropped the ball with FiS in favour of WiS and Nex. i think the management has realized how moronic that was. the devs are actually really happy to return to their work on FiS
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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 7:05PM Pasha said

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@(Unverified) Do you seriously believe 1 jail cell (aka "captain quarters") and 20 pants+shirts (aka "NeX") could prevent team of 600 developers from adding single combat spaceship during 2 years? They simple didn't want to do anything until subscribers suddenly realized they are being exploited and finally won EVE by quitting it. Now CCP is trying to create impression they are actually doing something by providing few pages of text with set of gimmicks (aka "dev blogs"), 1 video clip per month and 4 years late debugs/re-balance as "expansion". TRION in Rift is doing more in a season (every 3 months) than CCP did in EVE during last 2 years. Sadly, Trion didn't make spaceships game yet - otherwise I'd used my money from multiple (frozen) EVE subscriptions to purchase it without any doubts.
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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 7:46PM halfcaptain said

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@Pasha

oh, shush. don't bother commenting if you're going to be the archetype of sour. and take your 'multiple frozen accounts' with you.
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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 9:18PM Dirame said

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@Pasha

Do what you will, I'll go enjoy taking over all the lowsec planets with my Custom offices and reaping the benefits. Also, t3 battlecruisers... say waaaa??? CCP definitely got me to resub.
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Posted: Oct 30th 2011 5:15AM (Unverified) said

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@Dirame

Just to clarify, since people might misread your post, they are implementing tier 3 battlecruisers not tech 3 (t3) battlecruisers.
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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 8:05PM rgolch said

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I know there are a lot of cynics out there. But the truth is, if your really love Eve, news like this can only be seen as a good thing. It may be little too late, but they are still doing something now. And as far as the amount they're doing, it seems pretty good. It's not like they have to create a ton of new content, like WoW and Rift. They just have to reiterate on the existing sandbox tools in the game. New ships, re-balancing hybrids, new nebulae, and (hopefully) a robust fix of faction warfare is a great start.

Posted: Oct 31st 2011 12:38PM JohnD212 said

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Thanks everyone. No disrespect about the game. I love Eve and I loved playing it when I did. I always got a little bored after a while and wish there was more to do on planets (maybe either mini games or simple exploration) but all in all..I hope it continues to do well. I'm sure I'll return to play yet again soon.

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