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Very glad I don't play Eve Online right now

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Very glad I don't play Eve Online right now

DSpectre's Avatar

02.28.2014 , 02:48 PM | #31
Not sure if it's been said, but its one of the most made assumption and incorrect statement made about EVE.

(NOTE i do not play it, but i know alot about the game mechanics.)

People do not actually lose real-world money.

They only estimated $300k lost because of the way in-game time is an item you can get in the game, and also its available outside the game. therefore they can work an exchange rate.


Alot of people get "turned off" when they hear people lose ships worth $300, but in reality, you don't lose any money at all.

Just felt like i should clarify.
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Thylbanus's Avatar

03.02.2014 , 02:19 AM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by Nefastuss View Post
Does anyone have videos to share? I would like to watch.
You can see a good vid here by Scott Manley, EVE Online Beginner's Guide. He's a Brit who is probably THE biggest cheerleader for EVE, but also honest about what you will get into when you get there. It is quite dated, but the principles remain (except PLEX is running @ 620 million isk). All he says was true then and now.

The Battle of B-R5RB aka "Titanomachy" was the fight most recently spoke of. The vid is from a participant or possibly group of them as it is edited and sped up since the battle took 21 hrs. The game is all about what YOU want to do. There are NPCs that offer missions to undertake, but they are all just meant to keep the wheels of the game moving. The REAL game begins when you join a corporation. Some will grow, some will stagnate, and some will implode with small but spectacular battles. You may want to start your own corporation, you may want to go pirate and join a gang, you may just want to be an industrialist (you gotta REALLY love number crunching for that), you probably will go through all and never really decide (kind of like life).

But then there are the days you just happen to be at the right place at the right time and you get to see mayhem on an epic level. The one thing that got me over the hump of dying: I remembered I'm immortal. Well not me, but my character. Losing a clone is no more disruptive than losing a ship. Sure it's a bit of a drag, but then again, when was the last time you felt your blood pulse in your temples and your heart feel like it will jump out of your chest? Rollercoasters are the first thing I always think of. This is a rollercoaster that you make.

Click on my link and send me a pm to my account here with your email address (the one that you will be using for the game) and I'll send you a 21 day trial, rather than doing the 14 they offer. One more week to decide if you REALLY like it, or like some, just not your cup of tea.
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