[Eve] Wonderous Complexity

So… I installed Eve Online last week for the first time in the game’s eight year life span…   I can’t pinpoint why it has taken me so long, perhaps there was a perception that the game didn’t suit my tastes, since I like DIKU high fantasy settings, and since I left UO, have played all class/archetype, level progression games.

Well it suits me just fine.

SynCaine, of Hardcore Casual, was kind enough to offer me a 21-day free trial, with nearly no limitations and membership in his Eve Corp, so that is about as risk-free as you can get with a new game.   After just over 24 hours, I bought a three-month subscription, and by day three I have subbed a second account to duel-box with my main.   My undivided loyalty to GW2 has been replaced with a foreboding sence of indecision about whether I should even pre-purchase the game, or wait and see how this Eve addiction holds up.

What attracts me most about Eve, is the complexity of the game systems.   Complexity for the sake of complexity can be a bad thing, but in Eve it just seems so organic and interconnected.   The industry, harvesting and player economy is so involved and so active it immediately causes me to question why all game economies aren’t designed the same way.   The immensity of the server (50,000 players concurrent last night) and the dynamics of the political and social meta-game is just staggering…   If CCP can do it, why isn’t every AAA game server capacity designed in the same fashion?

I am very glad I gave this aging, niche game a try, and my only regret is that I waited so long.   I can’t wait to explore more of the universe and start to peel back the layers of this onion…   I keep hearing and reading about Eve events that each make me realize that this game goes so much deeper than I can comprehend, and I am looking forward to having my mind blown over and over!




4 thoughts on “[Eve] Wonderous Complexity”

  1. Wow talk about instant infatuation.

    I guess I can understand though. There really isn’t anything else out there like EVE. I am a very casual EVE player myself but like you I am enthralled by the complexity of the world.

    Why the second account so soon by the way. Is there some extra job you needed doing or is it just to explore more options?

    By the way I would watch out for that Sycaine chap. He seems like a shady character to me ;)

  2. I no longer play EVE, but I still feel compelled to keep up on the EVE news and devblogs. The game itself didn’t keep me, but all the stories from the people who play still keeps me actively looking at the game, in spite of not logging in anymore.

  3. @mbp The answer to your question is a post all on its own, but the cliffnotes go something like this… I have goals related to how I want to interact with my Corp, and how I see myself fitting into the Corps short and long term goals… Incursions and Wormhole Living, specifically. Then I have personal goals, related to the wealth/ economy meta-game thats I want to pursue. In order to do both to my satisfaction, and soon, I needed two different skill tracks.

    tl;dr I am impatient, and because I can.

    @pkudude99 I am sort of the inverse as you… I never tried the game, but read several blogs about it and have followed the politics, and random stories for years. Why didn’t I try it sooner? No clue.

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