Haha, I’m def not a troll. Been playing this 9 days or whatever it is now. Had never played it before. I know some basic lingo, because I’ve read a number of how to’s and 101’s on the game these past several days.
MWO is the only PVP game I’ve played in years. I normally play sandboxy, God-like, turn based games, or games that can at least be paused. Chill games that I can play late at night and get tired to. Civilization and Sim City/Cities:Skylines type games. I’ve played various old transport games and stock market type games as well, like the Railroad Tycoon series, etc… I actually only got into playing MWO as a physical therapy exercise. I have a royally ■■■■■■ up back/neck, which has given me mild-ish neuropathy on both arms and a leg. I got a new bout of it 3 years ago that hit my writing hand, my left. Makes my index finger especially, but also my thumb and middle finger a bit weak and very easily fatigued. Like I couldn’t even write a paragraph on paper without my hand and arm starting to basically throb and tremble from the fatigue, as if I had just worked out at the gym sooo hard… So on Dr’s instructions, I was looking around for a while for an exercise I could do with my hand that I would be into doing repeatedly, even when it started hurting. (Sorry, for those whose minds went there, wanking doesn’t stimulate the right muscles. ) Anything athletic, like clutching a racket is out, it’s too much on the rest of my body. So one day I was looking around Steam and saw a free to play game based on Battletech? As a child of the 80s, I was curious. I load it up and it’s a WASD game, which I’ve played very little of before (I was expecting to be able to use Xbox controller). Gold mine. It is physically challenging to play the game for the hand it needs to be, it’s virtually free, and is competitive enough that it makes me want to keep playing even when my hand is tired and wants to give out.
But I already play that game for an hour or so a day. I want to spend the rest of my game time on a game I can get into that isn’t so demanding of my attention. I’m usually playing when I want to wind down for the day, or here and there in between other activities. Eve is perfect so far for that. I heard Eve had a strong stock market-like game mechanic, and involves a lot of slow paced flying around an open universe. So far it has.
Good to know this bounty doesn’t mean like a bunch of players are going to try to insta-kill me every time I log in. I might get into shooting some people later, I can tell it won’t be so demanding, since it’s almost all controlled with the mouse, but I just want to chill at first and learn the game better.
I’ve worked up to about $100 million my first few days and have already realized just how retardedly easy it is to manipulate market prices. Especially Jita, where you can have a QTY of 10 competing against others with QTYs in the hundreds, and these clowns are so used to 1-centing every bid, that if somebody keeps moving the bid 1-2% every 5 minutes, they’ll reflexively follow and 1-cent the multi-thousand ISK move. I was trolling one of the micro warp drives for several hours last night. I dominated the trading activity both buy and sell, making about $15 million for myself… But these idiots with huge orders chased me, instead of just letting my low volume trades go through, thereby costing themselves millions. I came back on today and the market moved even a bit lower still from the momentum that had built up, where these high rollers were clearly on tilt, determined to be top bidder. Napkin math indicated they lost at least $100 million ISK in profit needlessly chasing bids they should have let go, but their ego wouldn’t let them. OMG, it was by far the best moment I’ve experienced in this game yet. To make money dominating the trade like that, and compel several other suckers to lose millions.