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I'm on the trial account for this MMO and it is blowing the crap out of my mind with awesomyness(only appropriate word). After hating MMOs for being single player hack and slash, pay-as-you-go scams, I am now addicted to this one.

Once you get past the deadly long tutorials,(which weren't that boring, just 6 hours long!!), you know have the options to do pretty much anything you ever wanted in a scifi setting.
The insane level of detail ingame actually crashed my laptop for the first day!

I had to play in other dorms and when they saw what I was playing they signed up for trial accounts to help me out. But since then, they have been more aggressive at the game and left me behind In 2 days they are richer than me and playing longer, but some of them were telling me a week ago that it was overrated from the reviews I read.

Once you establish a reliable group of friends you can interact with so many social networks the possibilities are limitless.

My name is Lusulpher on EVE and I'm mining so if you have some sweet mining spots PM me.

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I played for a month about... 3 years ago when the game first came out? I needed a good MMO to help me cope with the loss of Earth and Beyond. It was ok but it was too complex for me. Tried going back a few months ago but the corporations are so set-in-stone on their sphere of control that it makes it difficult to get a good start unless you have friends in high places. (Mainly to protect you and your cargo from the others.)
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I had a good friend who played the hell out of EVE. It's a great idea... but it's insanely boring. We'd literally be in the same room, I and another friend would be playing WoW and he'd be playing EVE. There was no comparison. We'd be having a blast doing stuff - large scale PvP, raiding, exploring a an incredible variety of areas, and he'd be staring at nearly identical screens the whole time. Half the damn time he was in hyper space traveling to get somewhere. It was a very attention to detail, realistic (for sci-fi) game, but the stakes are absurdly high for PvP. The in game economy is fascinating, but really any MMO economy is a deep as your willing to go, EVE just requires the research. I'm not saying WoW is perfect - I quite for some damned good reasons - but this thing was a snoozefest compared to it.

The game was spectacular looking at times though. Every now and then I was amazed at what I saw, but it struck me as being a one trick pony.
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I'm playing for the socio-economic variables(my plan is to dominate the real world with Capitalistic business controls, aka monopolies, and I need the feedback).

But my newbie friends are having quite the thrill risking their ass at every opportunity. Even I tried it a couple of times, but I looked like a complete noob(and I was, that sh#t was too well-thought out ).
I thought it was point, click,and watch as the NPCs became gorgeous wreckage. That damn AI, figured out my optimum weapon range and started using long-range sh#t from outside mine. By the time I took them seriously, I realized had no insurance for my possessions and hauled ass.

Big 'ole piece of humble pie.

When my friends get bored with that, they will probably quit, but I have some a myriad of options to fall back on. Then I can play on their bitching computers, too!

I'm also actively portraying myself as a chick online(females have the advantage in social situations), and I got 150K as compensation for being so "helpless". LOFL

My friend got 1 million for a misunderstanding (which was his fault) but playing with a female avatar and being polite made them think he really was a chick! They condescended him and felt bad for him(her).

ROFL, but now he's got a sweeter ship than me.

The game from 3 years ago, I heard was full of glitches, with the constant patch updates and Moderators helping, that is nothing like what I'm playing. And I'm so getting the full account when the 14-day trial runs out. 10 more days of Cowboy Beebop(that's what people say it's like, and it's true) .
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Oh, I did the chick avatar thing in WoW. I didn't RP or lie at all, but I didn't go out of my way to tell anyone I was male unless they asked. I was kind of surprised when people started treating me nicer, and was occasionally given stuff for free - never happened on my male characters. Personally, I though most of the male WoW characters looked gay as hell, but the perks of crossplaying were pretty nice at times.

Actually I did pretend to be a chick in WoW once, but it was for a good cause - humiliating a coworker. I managed to get him to start hitting on me without knowing who I was with a some of our coworkers were watching. He asked me to describe myself at one point, so I said blone hair, blue eyes, 5'9" (which is all true) and he seemed to get excited until I mentioned I had a dick as well... We laughed at his ass for days.
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playing a chick is hard, But when people fall for the trick, the laugh you get is priceless
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lol, if you're a male, then always play as a chick character (in any game). If you're gonna be staring at ass all day, it might as well be a good one.
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Posted 2/5/07
^ rofl ]:D-

I finally convinced my friend to quit playing as a mercenary all the time! He should have learned after the 4th ship-he totally got ROFL-stomped by a smaller ship
Right after I told him he should buy insurance before trying to attack other players. (He's lost 8 now and I've had to buy him equipment to cover his losses ) I still have my 3 ships and they are insured.

I want those WoW guys he used to play with to finish training and cover him so I can leave for rare mining fields.
We also tried our first gang-mining expedition yesterday and we made about 2 million in an hour, on Rich Plagioclase ! (compared to my 7 hours=500,000) he was so impressed we will do it about every day so we can get cruisers

I've also been undercutting the market by using stolen salvage, and the money is flowing in. Capitalistic sneakiness, ftw.

Btw we've met this really helpful(sometimes prank-playing) player named "Shinji Cu". Could this be our dear Shinji? Does this explain his absence from CR? Don't know but he is pretty damn funny.
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Posted 2/7/07
Teamed up with a stranger to make big money(my dorm neighbor got 10 mil when he join some corp, and paid me back the 500 grand they owed me= LUCKY BASTARD and WOOT!).

They don't want to mine anymore...ever. I had to solicit help online. Now that I risked being robbed by someone and they didn't do it, I'm so pleased with myself. Plus I made and easy million(my share alone). In 45 minutes. And I adjusted my prices for the market, so it could become 1.5 mil.

Those older players are so helpful and the developers of the game are even more helpful and proactive. I'm going to suggest some game improvements to them and I think they would like them. If you like to customize your experience, this is the game for you.

My base of operations is Aurcel a .5 system drop by if you guys play. I plan on some more of these operations and will be recruiting noobs.
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I've been really tempted to try it. I've always wanted to play a Sci-fi game of this sort, but I keep hearing how boring it is so I just put it off. Oh well, WoW still has my soul anyways and I don't feel like paying for another subscription fee too.
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Azezeil wrote:

I've been really tempted to try it. I've always wanted to play a Sci-fi game of this sort, but I keep hearing how boring it is so I just put it off. Oh well, WoW still has my soul anyways and I don't feel like paying for another subscription fee too.


Going from WoW to Eve would be like switching from crack to potato salad.
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Azezeil wrote:

I've been really tempted to try it. I've always wanted to play a Sci-fi game of this sort, but I keep hearing how boring it is so I just put it off. Oh well, WoW still has my soul anyways and I don't feel like paying for another subscription fee too.


Going from WoW to Eve would be like switching from crack to potato salad.


LOL. That's true. WoW is cheap instant gratification, while Eve is delicious, well-made soul food.

And I heard how boring it was too. But mostly from WoW players. I could never understand how anyone could play WoW(anyone moderately intelligent that is).

All they do is gather friends, run into gay-colored areas with cheap sound effects and click away their time. They die, and repeat. I tried to help my friend out with some Tsun-Zu strategies, and he said they were all worthless when facing newer, "nerfed" Hunters or Paladins, or Blood Elves.

Tsun-Zu worthless!! I stayed away from that game like Kryptonite.

And why do the characters all look like gay anime creations? None of the environment is even customizable. Whatever amateurs designed that game need to be sodomized.
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Anyway my trial is about to end, and I have a controlling influence in the market for 5 jumps around. I underbid the market and make a 30% profit. Microeconomics are useful for something, who could have guessed . Some of the older players are beginning to take notice, but they can't do much to me in 1.0 space.

I put my items up for bid and wake up in the morning with another skill and an easy million. And when I go full, and get the transport ship I reserved, say hello to the beginning of my monopoly. I think I'll start a corporation called "The Syndicate".
I'll manufacture and smuggle weapons to both sides of any conflicts, just like politians do in real life.

Monopoly is also my fav game because I always win.
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Well I was kind of referring to potato salad as bland and tasteless, and not quite as lethally addictive as crack...

Eh, end game WoW is a different beast then the grind to 60 (70 now I suppose). Up to 60 it's a fairly simple fun RPG. At end game, the dungeons become quite challenging and require alot teamwork and strategy to complete. Only way to do PvP is guild oriented... otherwise it's like herding cats. I could see Sun Tzu working for guild PvP, but not in PUG (pick up group). I know when I played the PvP system was broken, not sure if they've fixed it by now.

I think alot of the WoW appeal is the exploration and fantasy aspect at least. I liked taking down larger than life dragons, getting powerfull new weapons and armor, crawling through dungeons, and the small 5-10 man dungeons felt like a DnD session at home (almost). The raid dugeons were cool because of how massive and challenging they were, especially when learning them. You can work the economy in WoW just like EVE, though the game isn't as specifically focused on it in WoW and it requires alot of creativity and research - and competition is fierce. Many people actually make a RL living through the WoW economy.

I think with EVE if you're a sci-fi junkie there is a lot more appeal there. I enjoy Sci-Fi, but I'm much more into fantasy. I also like the thrill of exploration I got from WoW which I don't think was there with EVE. It pretty much all looks the same. In WoW I can hop on the back of griffin and fly across the continent seeing deserts, forests, mountains, jungles, even go through the weather. Or better yet ride on horseback through it. I don't tend to get as hung up on graphics as most people because I realize how temporary there are - I tend to focus on the game underneath. Personally I thought the graphics were pretty good, but I actively play rather old games. I tend to judge a game graphics based on when it was released rather than against the current crop. WoW is getting pretty old now, so it's really starting to look dated.

But Blizz has always been about gameplay first, that's why so many of their games have developed cult following - warcraft 3, starcraft, diablo II, etc. People still actively play those games, and your not going to find too many games that old that still have that much of a following.
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lusulpher wrote:


azrael910 wrote:


Azezeil wrote:

I've been really tempted to try it. I've always wanted to play a Sci-fi game of this sort, but I keep hearing how boring it is so I just put it off. Oh well, WoW still has my soul anyways and I don't feel like paying for another subscription fee too.


Going from WoW to Eve would be like switching from crack to potato salad.


LOL. That's true. WoW is cheap instant gratification, while Eve is delicious, well-made soul food.

And I heard how boring it was too. But mostly from WoW players. I could never understand how anyone could play WoW(anyone moderately intelligent that is).

All they do is gather friends, run into gay-colored areas with cheap sound effects and click away their time. They die, and repeat. I tried to help my friend out with some Tsun-Zu strategies, and he said they were all worthless when facing newer, "nerfed" Hunters or Paladins, or Blood Elves.

Tsun-Zu worthless!! I stayed away from that game like Kryptonite.

And why do the characters all look like gay anime creations? None of the environment is even customizable. Whatever amateurs designed that game need to be sodomized.
---------------------------------------------
Anyway my trial is about to end, and I have a controlling influence in the market for 5 jumps around. I underbid the market and make a 30% profit. Microeconomics are useful for something, who could have guessed . Some of the older players are beginning to take notice, but they can't do much to me in 1.0 space.

I put my items up for bid and wake up in the morning with another skill and an easy million. And when I go full, and get the transport ship I reserved, say hello to the beginning of my monopoly. I think I'll start a corporation called "The Syndicate".
I'll manufacture and smuggle weapons to both sides of any conflicts, just like politians do in real life.

Monopoly is also my fav game because I always win.



I'll pretend you didn't say that.

"gay anime creations"? It's called art. Compare WoW screenshots to lets say Vanguard. WoWs graphics are centered around being "stylized". Not realistic. This way older computers can run it easier. polygon count =/= how good a game looks. Comparing to Vanguard again. Vanguard looks very bland compared to WoW. Also the only race that even looks animish are the Blood Elves.

WoW is the best online game out. Even more so when you reach the "end game". Even though I don't PvE anymore it's designed very well, and the PvP is the best I've played. The classes are really balanced well, and with the addition of the arena it got even better.


Watched a friend play EVE for about 30 minutes, and played for about 5 untill I couldn't stand it anymore. I really tried to like it, but it just doesn't deliver for me. Was hoping for more interactive battles.
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Anyways, I just recently got into EVE (about a month and a half ago). It never really got me hooked on any of my previous trials (this was my 3rd or 4th trial in the last 2-3 years), but then I finally found a good corp (101st Space Marine Force) and the advanced graphics for Trinity are absolutely Godly (even despite the obvious graphics glitches), and now I am hooked. Have my main (Muirnin) flying a Drake and doing lvl4 missions and my alt (Alex Sheigh) hops into a Retriever (using Strip Miner II's with tech2 mining crystals for Plag and Veldspar) in about a week.

Its good stuff. I would recommend it, but it really isn't a game for everyone. It has a really steep learning curve, you can't leave you ships and go explore stations, moons, planets, or any of that (your ship is you character pretty much), and it is really boring unless you have a group of people playing along with you. That said, it is also a game oriented towards those who want a hardcore sci-fi MMO, are looking for a mature community, and a game with a LOT of depth, but no real directed sotryline (might get one when they come out with that little Factions wars thingy this summer or next year, but dunno)...Overall, I think the game is about a 8.4/10, but hey, I still love it!
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