Friday, February 25, 2011

EVE Online

Most of you have heard that I had stopped playing EVE Online for a couple of reasons. I found myself not enjoying the game and getting incredibly frustrated with it. As I have stated to my girls, on a number of occasions, games are supposed to be fun. When they are not fun, you should stop playing them. The final action that just made me down right mad was.. I just bought a new fancy shield for my Battleship. It was the most expensive piece of equipment (as expensive as the battleship itself). It took me over of month of quests and mining to get that much isk. I am just coming out of the space station, in Jita, and some ass pops me… That was the last straw. The other issue I have is that mission areas are not instances, like in other MMOs. It is one big universe and you can go anywhere, even if someone is mission running. I don’t like this aspect, since I like doing my own thing, being in a mission and having some ass come in a pop me when I am already engaged with NPCs. Most of the time, I am not able to bug-out.. So.. I get blown out of the sky. There is no safe spot, where you can just hang out and recharge the shields for a bit. You are always under constant threat of attack by players. If there was a specific PvP area or an area (like low sec) that PvP was allowed, it would be totally different game. But, the fact that you can attack someone (PvP) in high sec, outside a space station, with the space police right there.. is.. just wrong!

There are some aspects of the game that I do like. Skill Training is real-time.. meaning, if it says it is 11 hours to complete, it is 11 hours, either when you are online or offline. There is no grinding for XP or a specific skill. I like that a lot.

And, we have to deal with the me Issue. I have a strange sense of needing to have value if I pay money for something. So, if I am forking out cold hard cash, I want to feel like I am getting my monies worth. So, when I am playing EVE, I have to play EVE. This is wrong, since I ignore everyone around me. I at least have to have fun with the game and be so incredibly pissed off at it all the time!

Also, there is no End-Game. There is no master purpose or Quest for the holy grail.

I guess I am tired of the constant unprovoked attacks.

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