Actually don’t get me wrong, I love Eve’s pvp mechanics, but only up to a certain point.
Up to the point where any reasonably “balanced” engagement you get into requires some use of maneuvering, tactics and skill to be successful, all those are great, when they do happen.
They very seldom happen though and that is the main problem.
The other day I was roaming around in a coercer, looking for suitable targets to play with. I mustve spent about 40 mins looking to find a system with some people in what looked like frigates and cruisers.
I set myself up inside one of those plexes and waited some 15-20mins before the locals decided to punch in.
Bare in mind that many times a varied number of targetworthy ships came into shortscan, but never punched in and came and went on like that for 15 mins, until they eventually worked some combination of ships to play with… against a single coercer …
And what would that one be you might ask ?
Well, a Dragoon punched in, no other sign of locals on short and longscan so I thought happy days, let’s finally have some fun.
But alas, what would the guy pull on me ?
You could’ve guessed what this thread would be about by now .
Needless to say the guy could’ve simply finished me off on his own with that dirty trick up his sleeve, but nooo, he had his friends come along obviously, and both pulled in an Ishkur and Retribution, just to make sure …
I mean at this rate of completesnipdriven gameplay, whats even the point of roaming 40 mins to find a fight + 15mins of waiting, if all you get to play with are a bunch slowbrains who are here just to work out the most OP way to kill a single destroyer ?
Im just saying,
You do sometimes find goodfights in this game, yea sure, but the overral majority of fights is spent playing through tidal waves of arseholes who just only just want to pile up as much OP engagement on a single target as possible and with the least possible use of braincells.
snip Removed some inappropriate Language snip ~Buldath