The series has a reputation for being extremely difficult . And while that’s definitely true, terse quips about how unfair these games can be undersells the beauty of the series. Dark Souls is hard , yes, but the series’ creator Hidetaka Miyazaki says it’s not hard for its own sake.
The reason why you want it chilled and easy is because you’re a loser. You want that, and for some disturbing reason live in the delusion that everyone wants it as well, which causes you to be intolerant of anything else.
You assuming that there is only a single game out there, that isn’t “chilled and easy” is ludicrous. You should be ashamed of yourself, either for living in such a tiny box, or for deliberately pretending there are no other games out there, which are not “easy and chill”.
You proclaim games have to be chilled and easy, as if everyone thought exactly like you.
Do you know what kind of people think like this?
I show evidence that there are games that are in no way or form chill, or easy.
Your claim is therefore proven wrong.
This is part of the “scientific method”, you uneducated fool.
Are you also denying the whole horror genre exists, because you think that what you want is what everyone wants? You would likely abolish it, right? Do you deny Real Time Strategy games exist? They’re absolutely not chill and easy either.
Meaningful all depends on the user. What’s meaningful to one is meaningless to someone else. I’m one of those who like to mine to unwind. To me that is meaningful. To others, their game is only meaningful if they blow my stuff up. I couldn’t give 2 shits about kill boards. To others that is all they care about.
Who is right? In the end, it’s a video game…no one is right. It’s all meaningless.
I agree with the OP that pushing beyond the comfort zone, and being challenged into upping your game as a result, is far more meaningful than simply doing the same easy routine over and over because you get some decent reward from it without much risk.
Meaningful interaction is interaction that causes (to some extent, forces) you to engage with the game at a higher level of attention and focus.
That said, there is a reason people stay in their comfort zone. Your own experience was, “hey we’re in our comfort zone, bit of a rut, boom along comes the big bad wolf and shows us what large teeth he has. We had to scramble, react, respond, change up, adapt, defuse the situation or risk losing what we had built. We did that, and it was meaningful.”
Now suppose that ‘meaningful’ interaction came along every week. Or every 3 days. Do you want to be in a constant state of ‘meaningful’ interaction? Do you want to be always scrambling at the edge of an abyss, trying to grapple your way back to stable ground?
EVE definitely needs to encourage this sort of meaningful activity. However there have to be periods of calm between the storms also. I think essentially CCP has set up their sandbox and left ‘meaning’ to the players to create, and I don’t think that’s quite enough.
I agree… if we define meaningful as those severe beatings that change how you operate. You don’t want that every day and cannot handle it daily.
My words are only as applicable as the state of the game against which I shoot them.
I think today’s game is largely devoid of meaning.
But the threat of negative experiences of substantial severity leads to other interactions which aren’t necessarily terse or painful.
They can be very good… and fun… and not stressful.
My argument that mindless and relaxing isn’t meaningful (unless imbued with meaning by something else) stands. I’m not saying that they’re bad to do… but that interaction with real people is what makes them meaningful.
I fear we have nerfed meaning out of the highsec with our quest for safetys
Tell me about it, there’s barely any player based challenges left in hisec for most people with recent changes, the only danger to people without a structure are mission invaders and suicide gankers; both of which rely on someone being a mug and the latter are hilariously easy to avoid, and they’re bitching about that.
I’m beginning to wonder how welcoming null is for an independent entrepreneur, and wishing I had more time available to me to try it out.
Wardecs have just had their teeth and claws pulled, unless you have a structure.
Suicide ganking is easily avoided, by simply not doing stupid shite.
Mission baiters are easily avoided, by simply not doing stupid shite.
Suspect baiters are easily avoided, by not doing stupid shite.
The not so obvious forms of PvP in terms of competition between players not so much.
I did answer it, or at least the latter part of it, I can’t speak for the people who shoot you in the face because I’m not one of them; in addition my definition of PvP differs vastly from yours, as does my definition of griefing.
Simply put, if someone doesn’t wish to engage in traditional PVP in hisec, they can avoid it with a little knowledge and forethought.
You know there are some players who sometimes don’t want non-consensual PvP.
I know that they exist, in terms of pewpew I am one of them. I don’t play Eve to shoot people in the face, I play Eve for the economic PvP, paying others to pewpew on my behalf and profiting from the investment.
I avoid the pewpew by applying my knowledge of the game, the relevant mechanics and how my dastardly foe operates, to tilt the odds in my favour.
What does it cost you , and those you purport to speak for, if they are allowed to avoid it, at least temporarily? There must be a significant, easily explained downside for you.
I don’t purport to speak for PvP players, although I do share their view of Eve. The downside of decreased PvP in hisec for me is economic, I make and sell stuff that explodes, and stuff that makes stuff explode.
I profit from the explosions of others, I stab people in the wallet for replacement stuff after said explosions.