I see a great many threads that criticize EVE and CCP, and sometimes rightly so. However, I thought it might be encouraging to see what it is that people enjoy about New Eden.
Please keep complaints about CCP and EVE Online out of this thread. I don’t have the authority to make it a rule, but it is a request. This is not a thread for sarcastic replies to veil your complaints or say there’s nothing you enjoy. Goodness knows there’s plenty of other threads for such things.
I appreciate the graphics. Visually the game appeals to me, even though it’s fairly simplistic. Whenever I’m in my ship, I really do feel as though I’m in an eternal expanse.
A great deal of the social interactions are positive, especially in Rookie Help. We have a multicultural player base, and I love being able to interact with players from all corners of the globe. I especially love there is an undercurrent of camaraderie between many players.
EVE is a complicated game, in many ways, and they don’t limit players or hold their hands as much as they could. It’s a game that encourages independent thought, critical thinking, ingenuity, and imagination.
Recently I was in Jita on my first visit to that storied hub, and found I could imagine what took place within its halls. Reading through descriptions in the market, I could imagine the histories and interactions between people. I like that I could use my imagination, rather than have an answer for every question.
I’m no fan of PvP, but I’m thankful for the competition provided by the game. I could do without gate campers, but even they serve their purpose in providing a sense of danger. Without the threats, it would get fairly boring moving from place to place in perfect safety.
The complexity of the game is tempered by the simplicity of the game mechanics. Fitting ships is easy, as is warping, shooting, and so forth. Doing those things well is a different matter, and I like that there are almost always many solutions to the challenges presented.
EVE is not perfect, but it is enjoyable, and I appreciate those who make it what it is. I don’t always agree with their decisions, but overall it’s a wonderful experience, and I look forward to many more years as a Capsuleer.