I’m new to the game but this statement I think holds a lot of truth for Eve and for players like me its a turn-off.
Because yes, I like to shoot people in the head in FPS games and yes, I enjoy learning button sequences. These might not be as sophisticated as applying knowledge about the game to gain an advantage but that doesn’t make acquiring mechanical skill in a game less challenging or even “not challenging” as you put it.
Eve certainly lacks in the “hands-on feeling” department from what I’ve experienced but that’s fine as I don’t think the devs were ever aiming for that kind of experience in the first place. In return, the game is very rich in depth and the devs really nailed that part. As deep as the game is however, a part of me still yearns for a more engaging combat experience like such in Freelancer or E:D which is likely why Eve isn’t for me.
I did love Freelancer back in the day only had a brief go at ED. Started the tutorial stuff finnaly found the way in to some borg cube to land managed to engage warp splattered my ship all over the wall and died. Turned it off never been back on it since probably didn’t help having to play it with M&KB as my joystick was kaput.
I mentioned in a previous post somewhere about having played dreadnought that game with EvE ships and a better team could have been great.
I don’t know if it’s for me but I enjoy playing it and I’ve never rage-quit on a game.
Yet, if CPP continues to dump on the little solo guy (as I’ve read so far ) and not give us the tools to play ( making Isk without being taxed to death is an example) I may just quit on my own volition and go play something else.
Plenty of online games around.
Apparently asking challenging questions like “mind explaining that thing you said?” is a “troll”. Man, whatever happened to the generation of eve players that told each others to htfu? Now it’s all just “if you don’t agree with me and ask difficult questions, you’re a troll!”
I’ve already gotten plenty of help and pointers in the game chat rooms.
There’s a wealth of information in this forum and elsewhere online.
I think I can manage without your help.
But thanks for the interest.