Ixtellor wrote:I know they offer insurance in the game. I have no idea if its a good investment or affordable.
When your new and have no money, what happens if your ship gets 'killed'? Do you just get a new free ship? Will someone repair it and accept credit?
Does it feel like your playing a space ship MMO, or does it more closely resembler a corporation MMO. After all my reading, huge parts of the game seem to very boring.
Hours of mining rocks...
I get the impression the game isn't really solo-able. Whats the best a solo player can hope to achieve? Can they ever leave high sec and not expect to lose everything?
Huge parts of the game are incredibly boring. This is true of all MMOs, but I feel that Eve has more boring activities to do, and additionally, more boring activities that are required to actually enjoy the game. In WoW, grinding up a craft skill by either gathering or sitting around and churning out crafted stuff isn't 'fun', it's work. In Eve, there are a number of activities that are also not 'fun', but are 'work'.
A way to think about it, is that in most MMOs, there's a single track you progress down. You gain xp, you gain skill, and you get 'better'. In Eve, there are two tracks, skill points and money. You can have a wildly skilled character with no money, and not be terribly 'powerful', because you can't afford any good ships or modules. Conversely, you can have a very new character with no skills whose wallet can't even display all the digits of your value, but you won't be terribly 'powerful' because you can't USE any ships or modules. The 'skill track' in Eve constantly progresses, as skill training is just mediated by time. The 'money track' in Eve progresses by your efforts. Mining, mission running, trading, industry, getting lucky pirating and selling loot, etc., are all activities that will net you money.
It also bears mentioning that in WoW, a single lvl 80 character will ALWAYS beat a lvl 60 character. In Eve, that isn't true, as there is greater emphasis on the ship you're flying, the modules you've fitted, and how many squad mates you have backing you up. Four lvl 60's may not be able to take down a lvl 80 in WoW, but a single decently fit Battleship will be annihilated by 4 decently fit cruisers. You may love or hate this aspect of the game.
Which comes to the last point; no, this game is not soloable. You can do things in the game solo, but you will find that you spend larger and larger portions of time doing things that bore you to tears. You can mine on a single ship, but then you'll end up with a huge mess of minerals floating in space, and have to haul them all back. You can run missions on your own, but they'll go a lot faster if you have an ally running them with you. All the cool shit that's described in this thread is from coordinating combat with tons of other people.
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