I don’t think you get the point, I love Eve, I listen to its soundtrack while studying. I watch videos about Eve and I read about Eve. But my imagination of the game doesn’t hold up to the reality. I keep coming back with passion and love for this game, but leave out of exhaustion or boredom.
I don’t know of any competitors of Eve, Eve is special. Do you have recommendations for me? And no, I’m not talking about something like star citizen
There’s a few activities you can do for almost instant action. But it’s hard to pick the ones you might like, because we don’t know what you’re looking for exactly.
For instance, much of EvE fleet pvp is like going fishing. Nothing happens, sometimes for days. Then there’s a flash fire, stuff blows up all around, hell breaks loose. You have to be where the potential for action is high, or know how to find it.
Unless we know what your idea of fun is, we can’t even try to help you.
One thing will always hold: seize opportunities when they present themselves - whatever they are, if they are within your pilot’s skill set and interest.
This is one of the key problems, is that EVE has the potential to fire up the imagination, the idea of a vast and cool galaxy ripe for the plucking… and then manages to turn into a waiting and patience and boring grind game.
By it’s core design, EVE is always going to struggle to satisfy the “quick action” appetite. It’s a game that’s built around the long plan - your personal road to carving out a niche for yourself in a cruel and unforgiving environment.
One issue is that back when there was little competition in the Space MMO market, more people could see themselves committing to the long haul. Nowadays, with players of all ages being conditioned to 30-second sound bites, 2-sentence tweets and nonstop smartphone fiddling, it’s becoming rarer to find players who can devote the longer gaming sessions and longer commitments of a game like EVE.
And of course, making it the most expensive game most gamers have ever played (counting alts, sub price, time to train, and side purchases like Plex) doesn’t help.
At any rate, it’s possible the EVE you think you love exists only in your imagination. It’s also possible that the EVE you think you love really exists, but takes a little more commitment on your part.
Also, do keep in mind that EVE is made up of many types of players, playing in different ways for different reasons. Any time someone makes a post from the perspective of “we the players want X”, it may well run into trouble from majority of posters (posters not = players) who don’t feel the same.