I’m playing hopscotch with my game subscriptions. Today, since I’d cancelled Warhammer, I resubbed to EVE Online. Aaaagh! I’m hopelessly lost.
Let’s recap MMO learning curves, shall we?
That pile of broken bodies at the bottom of the EVE learning curve? That’s going to be me. :D That said, it’s not going to be boring, as long as I have the nerve to play differently than I have in the past (playing it safe in hi-sec space, mining, zzzzzzzz). I’d like to try something different…EVE is such a huge sandbox environment, and my own person favourite game is in there somewhere.
On the forums, I read about an all-girl pirate corporation, and was tempted. That said, as much as I like the idea of a jolly band of pirate girls having adventures and going “Yaar!”, in reality I think that is going to stretch my moral boundaries a bit much. I don’t think that I could disregard the fact that those are actually real people out there. I’ve lost ships before (although I wasn’t podded), and it wasn’t fun.
When I realised that mining was too boring to bear, I started running a lot of missions, and I kept running into the same problem (maybe this is just me being a noob): I would take the mission, haul my butt out to the designated area, and find out that my ship was too big for that particular jump into deadspace. I’d go back, get one of my small starter ships, make the jump, and be faced with a screen full of aggressive red dots. I don’t know how you are supposed to do these missions, unless you are supposed to group with others. I don’t think EVE is the kind of game where you are forced into some kind of LFG situation, but if it is, then I won’t be doing many missions.
Anyway, I and my very good ship Lollipop (I just had to) will be cautiously feeling our way in EVE. :)