mquander 689 days ago link
I enjoyed it a lot. It's ultimately the chance to ruin another social groups day and proclaim that your social group or culture "is better then theirs". You can visibly view a generated map of player controlled space and say "we own this, we took it from you". The large super capital ships used in these battles are also worth upwards of $1,000 USD. It isn't sold as a "social experiment". (Its qualities as a "war simulator" I won't go into it's a simulator of its own assumptions, which aren't terribly interesting.)As an aside:Way back in the early 80s, I was acquainted with a fellow who ran a worldwide play by mail game called "Cluster II", and a number of my friends were players. There had been an earlier game whose title I leave as an exercise to the reader. The game was run using Australian Tax Office mainframes in downtime. Not to mention experiencing it in a new medium (heh, play by mail) and taking it to another scale. Hell, our alliance has it's own custom authentication application that strings together dozens of various applications that serve our coalition. We have a small team of system admins that run our services. You're right, it's a simulator of something, but when you are in a science fiction setting where spaceship pilots are immortal, it's never going to represent any war we are familiar with. I fear about coming across as overly defensive about the game, when that isn't really my intention.
Unlike WoW, there are no player classes (warrior, shaman, mage, etc), there are just different spaceships you can fly. You can't jump into any spaceship you want right off the bat though, you have to spend skill points in order to have the skill "Pilot spaceships of type X". Also, some are horrifically expensive, and can take up to two weeks of real world time to construct. If your spaceship dies, you have to buy a new one. There are NPC spaceships that you can kill for loot, but that sort of thing is small potatoes there's no equivalent to a 40 man raid grouping up for a boss fight to get good loot. EVE has no stated goal, there's no endgame, except for what you make of it. Also, the mechanics of EVE let player created alliances control territory, in the form of star systems. Right now, I understand that Reddit and SomethingAwful are the two giants in the galaxy (Test Alliance Please Ignore, and Goonswarm Federation in the map I linked above). Since I don't play EVE myself, I can't say much about it, but I do know that people can become fairly wealthy in game, just by playing the market, even to the point of Nike Air Max Stussy 95
paying for their subscription. Because everyone is in the same game world (again, unlike WoW, where there are hundreds of identical Azeroths on different servers), the stage is set for conflicts on a huge scale. Also, the developers are notoriously hands off. It was a really good read, even if somewhat repetitive, and just wanted to say thanks for linking to it!
I appreciate the insights. I'm hardly immune to the alleged charms of EVE (I'm an old school tabletop/board wargamer and game designer), I just think the price (in terms of poor gameplay) outweighs those charms.
Do you remember how Excel 97 included an easter egg flight simulator? It's like that, only inverted.
Thanks a lot. And by then I should be able to play it.
EVE Online's a space massively multiplayer online game. Unlike World of Warcraft, instead of there being multiple servers for a given areas (hence not everyone sees the same people in that area), EVE allocates one server per area, or something like that, meaning there is only one EVE online world. A capsuleer is someone who can pilot certain specially designed ships. As someone who has ascended into virtual godhood by the benefit of effective immortality, you have entered a new plane of power dynamics. There are pirates, other players, other factions. They all shoot back, probably. Some of them do it better than others. Eventually, you run out of ammo, or your ship is destroyed, or you want something bigger Air Max 95 Ultra Jacquard Oreo
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Does the TAPI name trick anyone for profit?
sliverstorm 689 days ago link
I played for about two and a half years fighting in the big war leading up to that event. So all in all Nike Air Max 95 Camo
podperson 688 days ago link
Can someone explain what EVE is
It sounds really cool, but I've done some reading and it sounds like the most amazing moments of emergent gameplay (like the hostile takeover of a monster in game corporation a few years back) are brief and rare, and the rest of the time I'm told it winds up feeling like a second job.
Evbn 689 days ago link
and badder. That gets you to start thinking about how you shoot things and how to do it efficiently and effectively. That gets you thinking about which ship to fly, which guns to put on it, and so on. Other players make it. They do it by stripping asteroid belts of resources, holding territory where they can conduct R and build every bullet you expend, every ship you pilot. Some Air Max 95 Black And Neon Green of those resources are more elusive: they come from gas clouds which are hard to detect, or components found in uncharted systems. That's EVE.
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