I’m someone who tries Eve for like a few days and take years break. To give you a idea…I been doing that for years. I just got back into the game, and I was like…where is the media player? That is how old/new I am.
All I really did is mining, Why the most boring thing? Because it was steady money and lower risk.
I have a friend who is playing, and keeps telling me about the war stories. How he is allied with goon and expects me to know what that even means. So, I sigh and started back playing. Got the newbie pack on sale right now steam for 2.50 cents and that gives me some omega for 7 days. You can’t really beat that right? I log on, and notice my char still around Almost 8 years old, and at the skill cap 5 mil for alpha. So all I know is how to mine in this game, so that number means nothing lol.
So what have I learn? This community I really can’t get a feel on. I play other mmos with my wife and you can get a sense of what type of community is in the game. From Final Fantasy to Wow, and many others. You can kinda get a sense of the community.
Eve community vibe is crazy. I tried wormhole for the first time, got ganked. I told the guy congrats, he was the first person to kill me. He smiled, and gave me some tips to protect myself. New overlay and all. I was like dang I really needed that. It was worth the mils I lost. Thank you.
Tried it again, and ended up at null space. At the time I did not know about null space. I just thought it was low sec. So as I traveled, warp to a gate in my probe. I got into a bubble. Someone linked my probe and people decloak blew me like it was straight out of star trek. It had to be 5+ people. I did not even know that you can be stopped out of warp like that.
One of them whispers me. New? And I explained ya, and he said sorry don’t understand. But here you go sent me 10mil and said I should not be at that area.
This game has some of the kindest people when it comes to new players, but I also seen the bad side. Was in my station chilling, and saw someone linking and laughing of kills he was doing to miners, telling them to get good. I was like, nope staying in my station for awhile lol.
So what is the point of this thread besides looking like a blog post? I want to explain why I have not got deeper into eve besides the basic of mining, as someone who enjoys crafting and making money in mmos, but also played tons of pvp mmos. Shadowbane to mortal online so the pvp and ganking is not really my problem, as dying in a game I don’t take personal, and don’t mind losing stuff, as the number 1 rule in a open world pvp game. Never lose something you can’t afford to lose.
What holds me back from going deeper is the combat feels all or nothing, Like my pilot skills matter, but not like in x4 and other space games. So I come to find out that many players just use cloaking and try to avoid combat in null sec. I was like, well that does not seem fun…So I wanted to learn combat fighting some rats. (yes I know not going to learn how to pvp, but I needed to learn basics since i just let drones kill things.) On that drone note, what happen to aggressive drones? I get attack and drones just sit around doing nothing. Could not find the aggressive command anymore. Made mining a little more tedious, but still ok.
So what did I learn killing rats? I…don’t know. The game does not teach me through failure, and I think that is my main problem. It might, and I just don’t know where to look. But with so many damage types. So many weapon types, so many ways to play. If someone kills me in something, I have to google what it is and how to counter it. Oh i got to train in that skill. Ok that is 8 days, wait I don’t got enough cpu ok…got to fix that. Oh god, to be decent protected, I need to spend major isk. Ok…so I can’t afford that. So what should I do? Answer? use cloaking.
As you can tell from my typing, I’m not the brightest guy, but my god this game and community I like, has a mix of everything. Just getting into the combat of this game? For someone who likes to learn from failures. It is hard.
That is all I wanted to say. Thanks for reading.