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Ranzabar

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  • Wife wants to play but... in EVE Communication Center

    l1j wrote:
    Alright so just now she got a good 40 minutes in and with full screen (she refused to maintain window mode)
    Hopefully with the travel band and a lil more time just getting used to the game she will be able to play independently with no symptoms popping up.


    Be careful what you wish for Cool

  • £3.99 Beta clone state in EVE Communication Center

    I spend $14.95 a month. Have for years. Next month I'm finally going to do the annual sub and lower it to $10.95. And it represents a great enjoyment to cost value just like a Netflix or Hulu sub.

    You just have to understand that you need to PLAY the game and get your head into it. You'll have some times where you get a bit bored or lost or frustrated or angry or....

    Just work through it.

    Money well spent.

  • Alpha/Solo flying in EVE Communication Center

    Sofia Ziyara wrote:


    As for why solo, like I said, I just want to sit back and enjoy the universe for a while before I get into the other stuff. I understand that might be a bit weird, but Eve is gorgeous, the gameplay is fun, the information is vast, and I want to take it at my own pace for now. I'd rather not tie myself down as soon as I get into the game (been there, done that, hated it).


    Go get a cheap Frigate and plant yourself around 20KM from Jita IV - Moon 4 - Caldari Navy Assembly Plant station and just watch the ships come and go. Poke around the area and see what's there. You'll be amazed. You might get shot at if you're lucky. What's the worst that can happen? You lose a cheap ship, some equipment? At worst you get podded, but you're so new it won't set you back.

    The gameplay IS fun, but don't spend too much time staring at the sights and not getting involved. I made that mistake early on, so I'm here to help you have the most fun you can.

    Take your time in awe, but not too much time.

  • Reply with a famous quote in EVE Communication Center

    'My Wings are like a Shield of Steel' - Batfink

  • Wife wants to play but... in EVE Communication Center

    Can confirm this. My wife has looked over my shoulders a few times while I was in-warp and walked away feeling dizzy.

    Frankly, I need her watching me play Eve like I need her following me around Home Depot.

  • Extended downtime on April 27 in EVE Communication Center

    What the heck am I supposed to do in RL?

  • Looking For Corporation! in EVE Corporations, Alliances and Organizations Center

    Gonzo Games wrote:
    Hey, I just started and think that if i learn the game on my own, that I'll just end up getting frustrated and quit. I have wanted to play this game for a while and would really like to get started with a group of people in stead of lone wandering. I have a really good computer, ts3, I'm 23 and a quick learner. I am former US military and have started a youtube channel.


    You're starting out right if you find some people to play the game with. I started on my own, and quit several times. And always came back.

    I still go mostly solo, but I'm not wrapped right much of the time. I'd normally say that you might want to do the Brave Newbies or even the Eve University thing first, but to Ronon Hawk's point, he might be right to go directly into something like a Wormhole corp and bypass the expected lead-in. You won't be bored...hopefully. But you'll need help to keep you head on straight. Not like sitting in a station in 1.0 system wondering what to do now.

    Good luck. Have fun. Get frustrated, it's normal.

  • You know you've played Eve Online too long when... in EVE Communication Center

    I tried to spin a Word document

  • Just how complex is this game (for a new player)? in EVE Communication Center

    You'll need patience and a fascination with detail. In Eve there is always FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). You'll wonder where to find fleet fights and wormholes. You'll certainly think that there's more going on somewhere other than where you are, because most likely there is.

    Start an Alpha. See what happens. If you're near Dodixie, send me an in-game message and we'll meet in some local high-sec system and I'll help you figure out some of the basics.

    Actually, if you want to see some interesting sights, get into your starter Frigate, warp over to Dodixie and just sit near a station and watch some of the ships come and go.

    My corp ticker name is GROSO (Golden Radio One Six One)

  • NPC Hi Sec Blue Community in EVE Communication Center

    Gneeznow wrote:
    Aaron wrote:
    LOL, i just had a strange thought....

    Imagine if every solo pilot and small corp suddenly became NPC, the wardec corps would be the ones here crying on the forums and you know what I'd tell them...I'd suggest they fight each other.

    I'm telling you man, the little guy in hi-sec has more control over the game than he thinks. I say we take this control and do what the hell we want.


    If the little guy in high sec were inclined to, he could do a lot. But thelittle guy in high sec is often the laziest guy (and sometimes the most difficult, contrary and high-maintenance guy) as I'm sure you're about to find out.
    Hope your venture succeeds though, high sec has been completely killed off by bottom-feeding war deccers.


    Well that describes me quite well

  • Eve Dublin 2017 - October 20th & 21st - Tickets at EveDublin.com in EVE Gameplay Center

    Hoping to visit Dublin in the fall. Unfortunately can't be sure because of work. Maybe I can do this next year.

  • How has EVE Online help shape your REAL LIFE? in EVE Communication Center

    I was born in 1958. That makes me officially almost a senior citizen. I will retire in about three years and live off of my pension, investments and Social Security. What does this have to do with Eve Online? If the game remains about $15 a month, I can have more fun with that little bit of money than if I had a boat (had three), a classic car (had many) or a summer home (never had one).

    BS you say? The boats almost put me into bankruptcy. The cars were bigger pains in the ass than I can even relate to you. When a 70 Camaro SS 396 is stuck on the side of a highway, you don't leave it no matter how long it takes to get a rollback. Good riddance to all of that.

    Little ships and complex gameplay are not only my speed now but fit my budget for the foreseeable future. Now I have a reason to visit Iceland besides it seems like an awesome place. When I go to Vegas next I'll make it coincide with Eve Vegas.

    Eve gives me things to do and people to do it with...pretty cheap (except for the trips).

  • CCP Reykjavik!! in EVE Communication Center

    000Hunter000 wrote:
    Pics or it didn't happen!!! P

    But seriously, hope u had a nice holiday. I'd love to go to Iceland someday, so i'm just jealous Sad


    I'm going to fanfast next year. Has to happen before I get to be 60. If I keep my baseball cap on and dye my hair, no one in the pub crawl will suspect I'm an geezer.

  • CCP Reykjavik!! in EVE Communication Center

    Hamul Jinn wrote:
    Ask and you shall receive!!
    http://imgur.com/xTmoH3x

    :))
    To be honest it wasn't even planned, it was more of a surprise trip...wife only had "cold country" as a preference. Iceland is indeed such a beautiful country though, it should be on any bucket list for sure!



    But on the flipside, it was a door to a brewery!

  • CCP Reykjavik!! in EVE Communication Center

    Hamul Jinn wrote:
    I have found out, gradually I might add, that tanking wife-aggro is a very underestimated task that usually ends in disaster...so I'll have to make due with that picture I'm bringing back.
    I'll have to look up the rest of the Norse mythology references within EVE.

    Peace!
    o7


    The trick is not convert the spouse into the plaintiff. Careful sledding.

  • Thank you, CCP Snorlax! in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Thanks CCP Snorlax. Good stuff.

  • Why is CCP spending so much time on rehashing content? in EVE Communication Center

    Rroff wrote:
    Ranzabar wrote:

    When I'm in local, say in Balle. There are about 20 or so players in the system. Not a peep on local. I've dropped a line or two to sal hello and I get crickets. Same in other high-sec systems. That's Ok, I get it's a sandbox full of rocks, but if CCP wants this to be a social game, it has to promote the general sense of community in-game, and not just on the help channel.


    I think that is the problem - when between corps, etc. and with some alts I hung out around Aven (constellation) the conversation in local is rarely more than the odd "hi" and/or occasionally "gf" in the lowsecs, there is very little to cause cooperative play, that doesn't mean committing to a corp, etc. despite I suspect a reasonable percentage of those players being bored and up for it other than PVP or if an incursion happens to come along - and even then a lot just temporarily vacate the area and leave it to those that do incursions as a thing.


    As far as a social roam outside of local, help and corps, this guy is trying something, I'm not sure what to bring some life to the unwashed masses. A for effort I suppose.

  • Why is CCP spending so much time on rehashing content? in EVE Communication Center

    Rroff wrote:
    Ranzabar wrote:
    All you have to do is refer to the release of Incarna in 2011 to realize how quickly what seems to be innovation can bring the walls crashing down. Captains Quarters was to be the lead-in to WIS. I think lessons were learned.


    Gotta be careful not to become too cautious of innovation as well though.

    Personally I'd like to see them spend some time on getting people working together, without having to commit to a corp or working as part of one of the established groups, early on i.e. hybridising some of the lower level PVE with lite incursion type stuff so that pretty much from like hour 2 in the game people are pushed together (not forced as some do like to just wander off and do their own thing).


    I don't see them as too cautious. I think they know the fine line they have to walk.

    The social aspects of the game are a little fractious. I have a simple 1-person corp in high-sec just for fun. I really don't want to shut it down to join another corp, but it seems that alliances are not promoted for miners in > 0.6, and I have no interest in getting into a wardec situation. So I stay a force of one.

    When I'm in local, say in Balle. There are about 20 or so players in the system. Not a peep on local. I've dropped a line or two to sal hello and I get crickets. Same in other high-sec systems. That's Ok, I get it's a sandbox full of rocks, but if CCP wants this to be a social game, it has to promote the general sense of community in-game, and not just on the help channel.

  • Why is CCP spending so much time on rehashing content? in EVE Communication Center

    All you have to do is refer to the release of Incarna in 2011 to realize how quickly what seems to be innovation can bring the walls crashing down. Captains Quarters was to be the lead-in to WIS. I think lessons were learned.

    CCP is a business. Take CCP Guard's tour of their HQ and you'll see it isn't a bunch of guys drinking Soylent in the garage. It's an expensive business.

    HIlmar runs CCP. He knows that he has employees in London, Atlanta, Shanghai and Reykjavik depending on his leadership to not only keep them employed, but to keep them moving in unison.

    Hilmar is hearding cats so we can spin spaceships.

    As a long-term player, I've seen more dedication from CCP to one very intense, very difficult and very unique game than anything I've seen from other development houses. Before you flame me on that, consider that if you're a WOW player, you see major releases months if not years apart. Cataclysm was the release that really changed the WOW environment - with many unhappy players considering the vanilla WOW servers that came on line. Blizzard is now very busy creating a following for Overwatch more than anything right now.

    CCP is working on innovation in VR, and thats fine. To keep the office lights on, IMHO CCP has to keep working in incremental and contemplative ways to avoid another Incarna.

    Smile

  • Bittervet turned Newbro in EVE Communication Center

    Type Blue wrote:
    Hey

    I'm new to Eve, second time around. After almost 13 years I've decided to start again.

    New account, character, and 5k isk, ready to experience Eve afresh.

    Why on earth would I do this? Well, long story, I won't bore you with the details.

    Looking forward to being new again, see you ingame!



    Kinda interested in the details

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