Was asked to put this here, I really do want to play this game.
I have smashed my face against this game in the past, I’m giving it my best this time. Here are some of the issues thus far:
Tutorial missions are a mess, there are missions…
Vitoc Vector - Mounting a Defense, (3 of 4) there are ships that will totally destroy my starter ship. And I don’t know the path to getting a bigger ship or be able to afford guns that will let me take that fight, if I open the market (to buy guns) it says it will “Exit Simulation?” What does that mean? This is the first time I have ever seen this, could you please tell me what the simulation mode is? ie "the simulation mode allows pilots to…Honestly, at first, I thought it would kick me out of tutorial mode. But I can’t afford anything anyway. So I have to stop that series of missions and look for another. Might be nice to let me finish 4 of 4, give a bit of loot rather than having me go back to it later, it is the first one I did.
In Mission 2 of 4 of Vitoc Vector - I would be flying away from the beacon and I would get a distance warning but the wreck I need to scan is away from that, so I went back and forth a couple times. Just say “go to the wreck and scan it”. And give me 3 (or 4) wrecks to scan (scanning is a pretty important mechanic so just one seems insufficient, make 3 wrecks: give one mission item, 2 items of loot. It took me a while to get there, give me a couple things to scan and some loot: scrap, isk, somethings I keep rather than one item I will give away.
Suntendi Recall (1 of 5) is the other mission in 1.0 space and I can’t do the cargo missions because my ship isn’t big enough. And I have no paths for how to get a bigger ship.
So both missions in 1.0 space I can’t do. Maybe something indicating missions that I can actually do? With the weapons and ships I have? At this point I’m flying around randomly looking for a mission I can actually do with a starter ship and have no notion or path of how to get guns / fittings or a bigger ship.
Also, this would be a good place to explain what the relationship is between the numbers and high,low and null because no where is there an explanation of how they are related. The agents give numbers 1.0, you sort according to terms. An information bubble with a short definition of:
High Sec (1.0 - 0.7 ) "Heavily patrolled by the Concord police, you can go about your business with peace of mind.
Low Sec (0.6 - 0.4 ) Keep a look out since skilled pilots can…something
Null Sec (0.3 - 0.1 ) is space free of laws or protection, solo play here is for the experienced as death comes quickly.
There are terms that are more important than others, ya kno? Do you ever actually sit down with people and actually watch them play? I just spent an hour jumping around gates and having to dock and then talk to people to find out I didn’t have what it took to do their mission. It is one of the things about future space games, when people with warp drives have less information than your local Uber driver does. If I had 5 people and needed to get them across town I could communicate that to an Uber driver before they got to the curb. Maybe SOME information on the mission would be good - cargo space needed would be a good start and save me a pointless trip.
I might do this again, I found a mission I can do in .5 space, its too early for me to be in danger like this and if I get killed a couple times I’ll hang it up and try in another year.
What is this? - From Jakka Imaka:
"Here is a mission suited for someone of your caliber.
To eliminate the depressive mood of our hangar staff, cargo bay workers, janitors and other laborers we decided to throw them a party" — Soooo doing a beer run for the suicidal janitors is ‘of my caliber’? That isn’t the opinion I have of myself and not quite what I might play the game for.
"We need your help with this task - The medical staff are working on a new advancement in cloning technology, we need you to deliver DNA synthetics to ensure the research continues…
Its just words, flatter me. I stopped playing ElderScrolls Morrowind after an hour and never touched it again because some lion dude told me to collect 15 river rocks or whatever and I said outloud “get your own ■■■■■■■ rocks”.
Anyway, bunch of time in thus far and no sight of anything enjoyable on the horizon.
PS - Take that back that last mission, cargo hold not big enough. How long do you expect a new player to bump around aimlessly looking for a mission to actually do? How many hours of mine are you going to burn?