So as the title says I think the current log of timer is bit too long… The aim of this thread is to see if anyone else feels similiar. Please for the love of god dont start throwing insults around if possible and just trying to have a general discussion on this mechanic.
Heres where Im coming from:
If I engage in a spot of casual pvp and choose to filament into hostile space. Or if im just roaming and disengage from an unfavourable engagement or even if I manage to break away from a fight I didn’t pick, and Im about to loose I’m then stuck in space for 15 minutes. Likewise if I use a filament end end up in the middle of nowhere I have a 15 minute timer where again I cant log off or do another filament.
My main gripe here is that one cant just casually play eve for half an hour-to an hour. Means you cant just go out and have a quick fight etc.
Because of the timer I’m forced to essentially concede my ship(its highly likely you will get combat probed in 15 minutes if you go afk in a safe after tumbling with some hostiles and poking about)
As in one cant simply go take a dump or go eat dinner my GF has made(and she will get pissed off if you don’t drop everything and go straight away am I right?) etc. Where most games have a match/fight time of 15 minutes it seems eve has a wind down time of 15 minutes from doing your activity… Obviously i understand its the nature of the game and everything takes long (except when it doesn’t).
For example If you have the funds you can just fit out 50 ships and hit undock hit a filemt and be out in hostile space in under 3 minutes. Being forced to stay in game for 15 or essentially loose your ship if you have to go coz real life is a bit lame. I’m aware cloaks exit… but do we really need more cloaks and having to compromise locking is a pain.
Personally to me It’s certainly bit of a deterrent from engaging people currently. “hmmm Do i want to take this engagement if I think hes stabbed or hes likely got reinforcement? Im likely going to fail tackle/ forced to retreat and be forced for another 15 minuets of doing nothing”
Maybe casual PVP and eve just doesn’t go together…
I tried to put my thoughts down best I could. I’m interested in other peoples views on this.
Basically I guess the crux of it is I would like to play more but it seems unless I can commit a good few hours for a session then PVP is off the menu.