I miss smacktalking with idiots in Hek until they’re forced to tuck their yellow tails in because I will call them out and wait for them outside.
I miss being able to wardec bigmouths to teach them a lesson in manners in front of a superior. I miss the feeling of literal fear I’ve been causing in people by just surprisingly sitting in a Tornado in their corp’s base system waiting for them.
I miss escalating this literal fear into unbelieving after I’ve asked friends to wardec some moron to make sure he actually gets the message.
I miss making myself an easy target just to warp 50km away after someone spent five minutes slowboating to my seemingly afk and brightly flashing red pod in space and then making fun of him for trying. (i do give 10 million isk to everyone who manages to catch me, though, because credit needs to be given where it’s due … and I announce that properly to increase the chance of content happening)
I miss miners whining in local about things that don’t matter only to epiccally plot twist it into a trap to gank whatever white knighting moron believed he needed to “be” the good guy.
I really, really miss the RPG in MMORPG. (anyone else notice this?)
My last attempt of coming back into the game made me set up base in Urlen, one of the traffic heaviest systems in the game with 40k daily jumps … but it felt like work. Work. I don’t play to work, I’m a sports hunter and I enjoy the thrill of following a target with the chance of someone stopping me on my way.
I miss evading faction police to increase my attention span and both spatial and situational awareness.
I miss Kane’s “Hello there” on the forums and his magnificent aura and… hair! You knew the OP of that thread is going to have a really bad day and knowing that was amazing, because it made the game feel so ■■■■■■■ alive!
Truth is that after EVE I’ve struggled playing anything at all. It’s just not the same anymore. I’ve managed to completely play through “Ori and the blind forest” (what a truly great game!) and “Retro City Rampage DX” … but it took me years to play through them, because I just didn’t see the point in it anymore.
I miss a sense of community in space.
I miss asking random locals for help to drive off other gankers and getting them, the locals, to undock.
I miss teaching rookies how to instaundock, blowing them up hilariously when they fail and compensating them generously when they finally succeed.
I miss people having fun beyond the (perceived) job that is necessary to play this game.
I miss telling people that flying around afk is like mindlessly walking through the bronx in a shiny suit, with a leather suitcase and a rolex.
I miss being able to deal with 15min of GCC, which eventually turned into pure psychological torture for me … and I am completely serious about this.
Well, this post didn’t quite go as I expected. I wanted to ask if you knew places to hang out at, with an active community in local, but it seems Nostalgia got the best of me. Nonetheless, if you know where I could go and cause activity where it’s going to be appreciated, I’d be happy to take a look.
Highsec only, please, because without the faction police on my tail it just feels boring as ■■■■. Where are people? Where’s a place to cause disturbances? Where’s a place a weird guy like me can have fun again?
Yes, I’m dead serious. No trolling. I really just wanna have fun playing a game again instead of working all ■■■■■■■ day on ■■■■ that I only do to keep myself occupied and not even for ■■■■■■■ real life money i don’t ■■■■■■■ need anyway.