By my count, EVE Online
have exactly two things in common: They're both sandboxes, and they both have offline-leveling. Yes, whether you're harvesting tears in EVE
or milking butterflies in Glitch
, your skills are all raised offline while you're sleeping, working, or playing some other game that actually requires your attention.
I love offline-advancement systems, not because they themselves are so exciting but because they usually signify a game that's focused on letting you play
a game rather than making you grind it out. Still, I know the system comes with a ripe crop of problems for newbies, who are often crippled in competitive games until they've spent enough time not-playing
to effectively play.
What about you -- are you a fan of offline-leveling?
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