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The *Official* Eve Online Thread

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Wyrdo, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. Mateushek

    Associate

    Joined: Oct 16, 2019

    Posts: 10

    Thank you very much. I have already read a bit on fandom about all objects, a bit about minning and ships. I have already started the adventure. Thank you very much
     
  2. Wizzkidy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 25, 2003

    Posts: 1,596

    Eve is a job not a game, I spent 9 years wasting my time in this game, sitting on gates for hours with no fun, joining fleet operations at 5am to take stations to basically just end up in a pod and fly back for 3 hours.

    In the end I didn't turn up I think twice and was booted from the corp.

    Not a game, more of a job unless u wanna stay in high sec and mine roids all day to make peanuts. Game has been dead for a long time to me.
     
  3. AHarvey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 9,970

    Location: Stoke area

    If you're looking for a corp and you're newish, check out Eve University and Red vs Blue.

    Both very well known corps for training up in, they should still be going :)
     
  4. Mateushek

    Associate

    Joined: Oct 16, 2019

    Posts: 10

    Okay, this sounds like something suitable for me :) You are wonderful, when I get back from work I sit down. I have already heard that EVE is a job because I was interested in Elite Dangerous and there were a lot of memes there. For now I'm in love, thank you
     
  5. uvarvu

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 29, 2004

    Posts: 4,012

    Location: Bath

    I've just logged into the eve portal on my phone and decided to look at my character who has been dormant for years.

    I'm confused at it's in an omega state and it has 785 Plex in the account. What is going on here? Did CCP hand a load of Plex out in the past?

    I'm also still in the OCUK corp is this still actively being run!?
     
  6. LeMson

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 21, 2012

    Posts: 3,066

    1 plex is worth hardly anything, gone are the dayz when 1 plex was worth 300M, 600M, 900M etc :)

    You have not come back as a trillionaire lol

    I had same thoughts too, eve has turned to bs, leave it to die
     
  7. rs155

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 7, 2014

    Posts: 184

    Location: Dudley West Mids

    Plex is now 500 plex for 1 month game time, it's about 1.6 bill on the market for 500 plex
     
  8. Dazzy_G

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 6, 2005

    Posts: 1,338

    Location: Thurrock, Essex

    I've not logged on in a very long time so.. No not actively being run sorry!
     
  9. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 28,489

    Location: In the radio shack

    Who remembers Clear Skies?

    He's making Clear Skies 4! Woo-hoo! Donation page here.
     
  10. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 68,541

    As others have mentioned they split PLEX up into smaller chunks so they could use it for buying other things when their alternative currency (Aurum?) for buying vanity items failed to take off so 1 PLEX converted into like 500 or something and they handed out some small bits for various things so you won't have a round number.

    EDIT: Looking at the latest update patch notes I'm glad I don't play the game any more just constant re-tweaking of ships to reduce their capabilities and homogenising the things that used to stand out that made the game fun and little in the way of real new content.
     
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  11. arknor

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 22, 2005

    Posts: 36,943

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    it was getting boring, everyone was flying 2bil isk lokis for pvp

    I'm still playing in evictus alliance but I only login for pvp pings.

    was in a huge fight the other day 1044 vs 978 lasted for 2 hours lol
    https://zkillboard.com/related/30000626/202004162200/
    I was on the winning side though and didn't lose my ship :D
    we had 4 different fleets all with a capital logi ship in each one :D


    It's crazy eve is still going strong and if you look at the all time server graph
    [​IMG]

    the player numbers are actually going up again for awhile now, so I guess most people aren't against the changes
     
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  12. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 68,541

    Always get a bit of an uptick with the winter and now you've got coronavirus to thank so I don't think it entirely reflects what people feel about the changes.

    We used to regularly fly expensive Lokis for PVP :p but it was rarely boring

    https://zkillboard.com/kill/31813257/

    https://zkillboard.com/kill/34966464/

    Lost one of those because our triage pilot was dicking about and crashed his computer mid fight :( and the other because the player only had level 3 skills for the remote reps and after his bitching at people flying capitals without level 5 skills a couple of days before I assumed he'd be able to rep at max range LOL - but still great fights.

    Some of if not the most fun fights I had in the game were when we stuck a triage carrier and ~15 T3s out a wormhole and took on 100+ man nullsec defence fleets - some of which went our way some didn't.

    EDIT: Actually the Whale Girth fight I kind of messed up with the Loki - when our triage pilot crashed his computer I warped the Loki out and swapped to Rroff to bring a Moros in to burn down their triage and even things up as a brawl but then stupidly warped the Loki back in again - if I'd held it back until nearer the end I could have taken some of their T3s with me as the last bit of the fight was just me trying to alpha their tech 3s while waiting for death as I couldn't break the Naglfar's tank and had 3 of them into structure but couldn't quite finish them without a point and/or webs when they got into orbit - with the buffer + AB on the Loki I could have held out long enough with the Moro's DPS versus how quickly they could kill it.
     
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  13. arknor

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 22, 2005

    Posts: 36,943

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    never seen any small wormhole groups that want to fight only those Russian guys and Volta in their huge gangs.

    We had an epic fail vs some wormholers the other month, we chased around 20 guys to their wormhole, jumped in with around 20 munnins and some smaller stuff

    some guy in our alliance thinks he's doing a good deed by closing the hole and jumps in behind us with a megathron and the hole closes lol...
    He was only around 10 seconds behind us as well

    anyway we had no probes so just warped to a safe spot wondering wtf to do, the wormholers who live in the hole all reship and dominate us

    haha it was CODE.
    https://zkillboard.com/related/31000708/202002151700/

    bet they had super blingy ships though
     
  14. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 68,541

    Mostly coz a lot of the people who would do that left around 2015 partly due to a lot of the changes around then - there were a bunch of groups like Ministry that I was with who would take a fight.

    Yeah if you jump into someone's home wormhole, atleast back when I played, they'd likely have a super blingy response fleet if they were willing to engage for instance:

    https://zkillboard.com/related/31001957/201405101900/

    (Props to Jedi as well they jumped into our WH which limited them to 3 capitals and actively took the fight when they could have run away despite us having a lot more weight of capitals on standby - it wasn't quite as unbalanced as it looks as they had more stuff that escaped but doesn't show on the BR as they didn't kill anything of ours in that fight).

    It is worth training an alt to covert ops if you are going to chase groups into a wormhole unless you are playing fully disposable style (which personally I hated - I found that manner of PVP in Eve incredibly boring I'd rather lose something I cared about in a good fight than just take any fight going with cheap ****).
     
  15. PinkFloyd

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 21, 2005

    Posts: 14,046

    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    What with the lockdown, I resubbed Eve Online the other week, back playing with many of the old KICK guys. Nice blast from the past remembering fights from years and years ago! Living in a C2, so not got the capitals to deal with like our old C5, although the meta has moved away from caps anyway as the new Trig ships are so OP currently. Reposted that battlereport over on our Discord @Rroff, everyone missing the old days of dropping Dreads on people :D

    Had an excellent multi-round brawl yesterday, one expensive loss our side due to a Falcon jamming our Guardian's constantly whilst holding out of range, but a lot of kills. Hard work for a few of us more rusty players dual boxing (glad my Legion is an easy ship to fly alongside a Guardian...), plus we've got a bunch of new players in weaker ships. Good fun all round, some lessons learnt, enjoyment of Eve rekindled!
    https://br.evetools.org/related/31001410/202005051800/
    https://br.evetools.org/related/31000475/202005051900/
     
  16. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 68,541

    I wondered if some would come back with the lockdown. I miss the days when we lived out of that C3 and wormhole space was like a frontier - no game before or since has lived upto that gameplay experience. I'm surprised Guardians haven't been nerfed into the ground by now.
     
  17. PinkFloyd

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 21, 2005

    Posts: 14,046

    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    Back in TXSI? They were good times, although I preferred it a little later once we'd merged with KICK and knew a bit more about PvP!

    Guardian's have been partly nerfed, partly nerfed by proxy. They're harder to fit than they used to be - you can't run a full set of T2 RR/Transfers in the highs without serious compromise, plus resist modules have been made weaker across the board. Short range T2 ammo has had a big damage boost too, so all in all there are a lot more ships dying. Add in the Triglavian ships we're their huge peak dps, or a peak rep amount (on their Logi) that seriously outpaces a Guardian for RR and there is definitely more pressure on Guardians!
     
  18. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 68,541

    Yeah, the later stuff was more fun but in terms of gameplay experience not much matches the expeditionary feel of the early days of TXSI's first few months in wormhole space.
     
  19. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 28,489

    Location: In the radio shack

    I do miss the really old days back in ASCN, living in the south and even before then. It's a very different game now.
     
  20. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 68,541

    Those are the kind of changes to Eve that bore the absolute **** out of me and why I'm not at all tempted to come back.

    Sometime I'm gonna have to get a little game project started to reproduce some of what I used to enjoy with Eve.