No need, they have a 14 day trial.
The buddy trial is 21 days.
And if you PM me your email, go for the 21-day trial, and then (or earlier) sign up you get one PLEX for free. So yeah, Buddy trial is better than the 14 day.
Anyone playing Dust? I don't have a PS3 but have been thinking of getting one to play it. I typically don't like many of the newer FPS games, with the only one I can currently stomach being Tribes.
One of the things I like about this game is that nobody is taking away your progress.
Seems obvious when you think about it, but WoW does that regularly. You spend months and months getting the best of everything, and now a new patch/expansion comes and your stuff is obsolete.
In EvE you spend months and months into being the best in something and then it's done. But you decide to train another role and be the best in it too. And then another one... The game is practically endless.
Until you forget to upgrade you clone and die and lose a months worth of training... (thank God this hasn't happened to me)
PSA: UPDATE YOUR CLONES
If you have 9 mill SP and a 900k clone, the difference is 8.1 mill, so it would take 5% from that or 405k SP. Which is about 9-10 days of training at most.
Keep in mind that it takes up to 50% of your highest trained skill, which for most people is Battleship 5. BS 5 takes about 40 days to train, so you would lose 20 days at the worst possible scenario. This is if you have no remaps and implants which could cut the training time almost in half.
I regularly forget to buy a new clone when I get podded, but EVEMon is there to remind me.
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Clone costs get seriously expensive at the upper stages.
A missed clone update for me would murder my Maurader/Recon V. I update way in advance.
The problem is when you die with 20 mill SP and appear in a 900k SP clone, and then forget to buy your old clone.
The clone cost is about 10 mill ISK for an average 4 year old character (50-60 mill SP), which is not that expensive considering how much ISK you should have by then.
Last edited by haxartus; 2012-11-14 at 02:09 PM.
So, this isn't relevant to anything in this thread really. I have about 500 wallpapers that cycle through my desktop and right now I am in the solar system, space, star type wallpapers and it brought up some EVE memories. I wanted to vent them here to hopefully get rid of the urge to play a game I could never actually play.
Since around 2004 I have tried EVE a couple times for about a month or two at a time. I ran 2 accounts, my first venture was to try and get my own 2 account mining operation to make enough ISK to pay for my subs. However, every time I try to play EVE, I get completely bored because I can never find a legitimately active corp, or anyone to fly with. EVE is the most alluring MMO to me because it's all about space, which is pretty much my favorite thing in the world. I have always wanted to play the game so badly and it just never happens. I try mission running and fail, and try just about everything and fail. Which doesn't surprise me because everything in the game feels the same. No matter what I choose to do it all feels like I am doing the same thing.
I just wish the learning curve wasn't so impossibly steep, and I wish the player base wasn't so insanely elitist and asinine. Every time I see something about space, I think about Eve and how I always wanted to play it hardcore and all the time. I've just never had the luck to find anyone to help me be successful at the game, or to teach me the ropes. I usually stick to myself in MMO's which doesn't make sense but I just fear other people. EVE has always been the one MMO where I have done everything in my power to put myself out there and try to get help and be friendly and help others and just be a great person to play with. Either the people I seek just don't exist, or the on and off looking I did for 6 years wasn't enough.
I envy those of you who play EVE on a consistent basis and are successful at it. It's the only MMO, other than WoW, that I have gone back to after the first month.
o/ Fly safe.
The new expansion in December is also improving the clan recruitment/advertisement features in the game so might be worth trying once more after that.
I was in a similar spot as you, I tried it for a month or so every year but just couldn't keep playing, not exactly sure what it was but I eventually overcame it and now I love it so much.
I disagree about the learning curve though, I think that's the great thing about Eve, and haven't seen that many elitist people either except in Jita and sometimes a cocky pirate drives through local.
Everyone has always been pretty friendly to me and even while mining I'v had a ton of chat requests just from people that wanted to talk and that's mostly how my contact list grew in the beginning.
After a month you've barely scratched the surface, after a year you still have more to learn because there's just so much to do, that's really appealing to me.
I have tried the recruitment section on the forums, I usually didn't get many responses, or I just got the usual Copy paste responses from mass recruitment corps. I actually have tried the forums, and the recruitment channels in game, as well as the corp search feature and so on.
The reason the learning curve irks me is because there's only so much I can teach myself, and then without a corp to do anything with or have to help me, I end up ship spinning in some random station just doing nothing.
There are corps like Eve University who specialize in teaching newer players and Red vs Blue who offer constant, noob friendly pvp in a controlled environment if your really stuck, personally I had more fun getting into a smaller corp and getting involved with their dreams for success. Eve actually has a for the most part a really good community and new players should get involved asap, rather than falling into full-time solo play doing missions and mining (which generally results in quitting).
I finally got to play DUST. The controls feel absolutely horrendous, and the mouse/keyboard support is also awful. It's like they went out of their way to add every modern fps mechanic possible to make aiming difficult so that you have to invest skill points to hold a gun steady, and the result is really clunky gameplay. I'm quite disappointed, but hopefully later patches will allow better control customization.
Yeah, they had preset characters at Eurogamer with points invested. It's like starting an alt and noticing the difference between your main in an Ishkur and a fresh alt in an Incursus in terms of difference.
The new targeting UI looks gorgeous.
After reviewing my post from last night I feel like I focused a bit too much on the negative. Yes, I dislike many of the mechanics in the game, but that said I still think it is a hell of a lot of fun to play. I just think CCP could have done a few things differently that would result in a much better game, but then my FPS experience is limited to Halo 2 and Tribes, where things like iron sights and bloom are nonexistent. I still suggest that anyone interested give it a try for themselves.
By the way, have any of the changes made the game better in any way? I read up, but with Eve it's always hard to tell the amount of impact these "expansions" really have on the game.