• [EVE Online] Facepunch Corp Now Recruiting !!!
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[QUOTE=Shadowspike;22454114]It's almost summer and I will have more free time but I don't want to sacrifice the majority of it to an MMO. I don't want another time eater like WoW. Should I get into eve? It was released in 2003 and I'm afraid its dying; is this the case? I hear skills level while you're offline, in this case it shouldn't take too long to get to a viable level in one aspect like mining and then go from there, correct? How long would it take for me to get up and running? Is it even worth getting into?[/QUOTE] I assure you, EVE is more lively than ever. We recently surpassed 60k players on a single server at the same time.
[QUOTE=Colonel_Veer;22454241]I assure you, EVE is more lively than ever. We recently surpassed 60k players on a single server at the same time.[/QUOTE] Ah, ok I'm not worried about population then. What about all the other things?
Well you are half right about the skills thing, but they do take quite a while. Plus side is you don't have to kill boars for the rest of your life to do it. Oh and can you add me to the extended invites list please OP
So should i start? I played the 14 day trial about a year ago and it was pretty fun, I just didnt have the time to start.
[QUOTE=Shadowspike;22454588]So should i start? I played the 14 day trial about a year ago and it was pretty fun, I just didnt have the time to start.[/QUOTE] Might as well, it does take a long time to get really skilled though. I have been playing for over 2 years now and only have about 54m sp. [editline]09:27PM[/editline] If you want a 21 day trial pm me your email address.
Played for a while, and so far it looks good. Also it took me about 15 minutes to realize that to log out you pressed esc.
[QUOTE=elitehakor;22454717]Played for a while, and so far it looks good. Also it took me about 15 minutes to realize that to log out you pressed esc.[/QUOTE] I always just close the window to log out, the game seems to get the message.
argh im trying to login to my account from about a year ago where i had my trial on, i have the user and the pass but its asking for a character name which i cannot remember at all. oh another question, if i bought the game on steam could I use this code to upgrade the trial to a full game?
Best route: 21-day Extended Trial > Sign up Immediately (It's $20) > Recieve 21+30 Days Subscription Steam client is buggy and doesn't give you anything over standard.
And the Steam Client just makes accessing the test servers a real pain if you aren't familiar with how Steam operates in installing non-Steam games.
[QUOTE=Shadowspike;22455225]argh im trying to login to my account from about a year ago where i had my trial on, i have the user and the pass but its asking for a character name which i cannot remember at all. oh another question, if i bought the game on steam could I use this code to upgrade the trial to a full game?[/QUOTE] Contact support. Bear in mind that you'll lose much sanity and that it will probably be a long process if it's anything like NCsoft's support.
well, damn I'm kind of worried about getting skills up to speed now. Theoretically, since skills level up while offline and whatnot, wouldn't the veteran players who have had accounts since the beginning have the highest skills?
[QUOTE=Bulaba0;22455376]Best route: 21-day Extended Trial > Sign up Immediately (It's $20) > Recieve 21+30 Days Subscription Steam client is buggy and doesn't give you anything over standard.[/QUOTE] This. Get you a 21 day trial, then sub. For $20 bucks you got 51 days of game time right there, for a very good and popular MMO that's a steal, Not only that, in that 51 days you can very easily be pulling in enough cash to buy your game time in-game and never have to spend real money on game time again If you want an Alt account, Give yourself a 21 day trial with your main, lend it the cash, buy the PLEX and never spend a dime on it either Also, the support is very good... I was replied to within a couple hours when I had an issue with not getting paid 8Mil for an item I sold And Yes, Shadowspike, But even a New guy with 2 Million skillpoints with the right kit and strategy can take on a pro of the same ship type... say Merlin vs Merlin, Of course if you are being locked onto by a Rokh 120km away and you're in a Merlin, you're fucked
I have yet to encounter someone who has had an active EVE character since 2003.
[QUOTE=TheTalon;22455775]This. Get you a 21 day trial, then sub. For $20 bucks you got 51 days of game time right there, for a very good and popular MMO that's a steal, Not only that, in that 51 days you can very easily be pulling in enough cash to buy your game time in-game and never have to spend real money on game time again If you want an Alt account, Give yourself a 21 day trial with your main, lend it the cash, buy the PLEX and never spend a dime on it either Also, the support is very good... I was replied to within a couple hours when I had an issue with not getting paid 8Mil for an item I sold[/QUOTE] how would you recommend getting up to the point where i can just get enough money for the plex? skill up mining and get a ship purely for mining?
[QUOTE=Shadowspike;22455880]how would you recommend getting up to the point where i can just get enough money for the plex? skill up mining and get a ship purely for mining?[/QUOTE] That or Run missions... a Passive Tanking Drake for level 3 and 4 Missions, bookmark the locations of each 'room' you hit throughout the mission, come back with a salvage ship (Comorant with Salvagers and tractor beams is nice) and salvage all the wrecks, Make anywhere from a couple Mil to 30 Mil a mission, give or take. Also play the market while you're at it... No use in having 200 Mil in your wallet not doing anything, Put 200 Mil worth of buy orders up, then sell for profit what you bought Say You see a large Shield Rig... the lowest price it's being sold at is 40 Mil, and the highest price it's being bought at is 15 Mil. Well have a look at the Price History table... looks like quite a few are being sold and bought each day, so go ahead and put a buy order up, check it periodically to make sure your buy order stays the most expensive, by undercutting those who are undercutting you... Then sell them, making sure your sell order stays the cheapest. And there you have it, after taxes you'll have made about 23Mil. Right now I have 75Mil in buy orders, and everything bought is going to be Sold, if it doesn't change too much the 75 Mil will turn into about 250 Mil. You'll want to do this in a main market hub, like Jita. Just make sure the profit is large... 50k for an item you can sell for 200k, 10 Mil for an item you can sell for 20-30 Mil. That way as long as you buy and sell one, it'll pay for all your taxes and broker fees for the rest of your orders and even if you don't buy anything else, you'll have gained A lot of people run missions, salvage wrecks, and then just quickly sell the loot, not bothering with buy orders, so when they do that, the sell goes to the highest buyer, and of course there's always someone who needs, or wants to use, the same things, and they're forced to buy from those who are selling, and will buy the cheapest. Sure they could put up buy orders, but most people want now. and a LOT of people would rather spend a few extra Million (Because they have that much laying around) rather than buying it cheaper 2 jumps over, or wait a day for the item Also when you run missions, you get Loyalty Points.. after you get enough you can buy skillbooks with them, and sell those on the market for quite a few Mil as well Mining isn't the best paying option until after you have quite a few skills trained, and a Hulk, so Running Missions is probably your best bet. Someone said If you wanted to make 300 Mil on a 21 Day Trial just mining, it would take 18 hours worth of mining a day. But If you're serious about Mining and you put a lot of time and Isk into it, you can pull just under 100 Mil per hour Mining by yourself or so, but that takes months to get there
Also, reposting for the epic factor. [quote=Story snipped from last thread]Oh man, where to start. So, I partook in my first high sec suicide gank, but first, some backstory. My corporations' CEO is a pretty nice guy. He minds his own business, tends to stay out of other people's ways, but when he has to he gets involved. But at times, he can be a really annoying rude little cock. A few nights ago, I hatched a plan. A plan that needed some precise thinking and proper execution to be carried out. A plan that seemed almost crazy, as it would not only affect my corpmates and I, but our aspirations as an entire collective mind. I figured "Hah, fuck it." So I got another corpmate, a close friend of mine, and told him my plan. I wanted to suicide gank our CEO while he was mining. It seemed great. We both thought he was an annoying fucker, and if it sets us back from our goal, so be it. We'll make it up in practically no time. The plan was simple; create an alternate character on our accounts, and spend nine or so hours of training up to a Catalyst and damage mods. As easy as that. My corpmate operates two separate accounts already, so that meant we had one more character in the mix. We decided to gank his Hulk. So I went into vent, and began asking him about the stats on it: "So how much can that thing tank?", "What's the EHP?", "What if there are kinetic/thermal hardeners on?" I knew the risk was high, but he trusts me enough to tell me these things. So I got to work. I began crunching numbers, performing calculations, researching CONCORD response times. If we wanted this to work we had to be prepared and know what we would need to do it right. It would take the three of us roughly 16 seconds to destroy his Hulk. CONCORD typically takes 15-20 in a 0.5/0.6 system. It was almost too good to be true. The total cost to us was 21,000,000 ISK. 7,000,000 ISK per character for the Catalyst, weapons, and damage mods. His loss? Around 200,000,000 ISK. Hulks are god damn expensive. Our CEO mines alongside of his alt who pilots an Orca. He's competent enough to store a combat vessel in that thing so it makes sense that we shouldn't strike when the Orca is next to him, for he could react fast enough and at the moment we open fire switch ships, thus soiling the plan. But, we also knew that he's incredibly shit at operating two EVE clients at once. We've seen this first hand on mining ops. He always seems to be playing "half-AFK" in the sense that part of his mind is focused on EVE and the other part is focused on TV. That comforted me, because then I knew we would definitely have a chance of ganking him. No ifs, ands, or buts. The next day we assembled. My corpmate was in vent, pretending to be AFK while he was logged on with his two alts, spying. He had heard "I'm off to go ice mining." That's when our plans changed. We could either get him in his Mackinaw, or wait and get him in his Hulk. We were really itching to get him, so we decided to get his Mackinaw instead. Of course this meant recrunching the numbers. But I couldn't just get on vent, ask for his tanking info, and the leave and gank him seconds later. Way too damn suspicious. The Mackinaw has less EHP than that of a Hulk even with all skills at V, and we both knew for a fact he wouldn't have much of a good tank fitted at all considering he was ice mining. He would have it loaded with ice mining buffs. After running the numbers, the time to gank him was around 10 seconds. Just enough, and a safe buffer zone from CONCORD. Perhaps even enough that we could escape? So, it was all said and done. We warped to the ice field he was mining in. He was at the entry point. We warped to the top, moved off to the side away from the ice rocks, and awaited. From there we could see the Orca, and we were far enough away that we could warp right to him and gank him before he even realized it. On top of this, he would be occupied with getting the Orca bays emptied at the station rather than on the client with is Mackinaw up. It was perfect. The plan was ready. The moment the Orca left, we would strike. After about an hour of sitting in the field, it took off, and that's when we put the plan into motion. We warped there in the most beautifully epic synchronous warp I had ever seen, locked him, closed the distance and opened up at 500 meters. Within seconds, his shields dropped, my heart racing, adrenaline rushing through my veins. It was incredible. He popped. Seconds after my shields dropped, armor, structure. My Catalyst went boom, and I warped off to the nearest planet. The moment I saw his Mackinaw explode, I couldn't help but let out a massive burst of laughter. I haven't laughed so hard in my life. In fact, reciting my laughter makes me regret ganking him in the first place. We stayed out of the vent for a good while, about an hour after the ganking. Didn't want to make it suspicious. My corpmate was still in vent, "afk" of course, and heard our beloved CEO cry out in a fit of supreme anger and rage: "I'm SO FUCKING PISSED OFF RIGHT NOW GRRR RAEG." I wish I could have heard it. He's funny when he's mad. :3 The best part? He doesn't even suspect us. The first person he pointed fingers at was someone he recently invited to our corp chat channel. His old CEO and friend whom was taught about the art of suicide ganking by our CEO. And I doubt he'll ever suspect us because he's him.[/quote] He did actually discover us, as he really knew from square one. We had told an ex-corpie about it, and he congratulated us and told our CEO about it. He had us played from the beginning. To get revenge he lured us into a mission and blew up my Drake and my friends Maelstrom. Everything is fine between us now, though.
[QUOTE=Shadowspike;22455718]well, damn I'm kind of worried about getting skills up to speed now. Theoretically, since skills level up while offline and whatnot, wouldn't the veteran players who have had accounts since the beginning have the highest skills?[/QUOTE] I've recently looked around about this myself, and I've read that if you concentrate on a particular set of skills for a relatively short period of time, you'll become as good as the veteran at those skills, but the veteran will be good at a whole bunch of other skills too.
[QUOTE=Northern Petrol;22456859]I've recently looked around about this myself, and I've read that if you concentrate on a particular set of skills for a relatively short period of time, you'll become as good as the veteran at those skills, but the veteran will be good at a whole bunch of other skills too.[/QUOTE] I see, that makes sense. But still, wouldn't said veteran be OP because he could train in say.. specific shields, specific turrets, and specific boosters and be stronger than you in all three of these aspects?
Add me to the extended trial hand-out list. I can provide 3 passes every month, but I may keep one or two for any alts I want to make or personal friends.
Planetary Interaction in 15 minutes!
fuckkkkk i didn't know PI was out today, and i just logged in to realize my sub has run out :saddowns: now i'll be late to the party
As a new starting rule, anyone who wants to get on the Extended trial has to make at least 5 posts in the thread, and will be removed if they don't post for a month. Just so we don't have people swarming in to hoard trial invites. IE: There was a guy who joined FP and immediately asked to be added to the list with 0 posts.
set up my colony/ whatever :D
is it me or do links on storm systems use like no cpu and PG meanwhile, on gas planets my command centres are fucked over by link requirements
My friend's trying to convince me that Thrashers are pieces of shit that can't do anything well. Personally, I find it perfect for ratting and exploring, which is all I do right now. Your thoughts, Facepunch?
oi you xxdeath people get out of insmother [editline]07:16PM[/editline] whatever you enjoy and thrashers are excellent ships for tacking, as they do decent damage, have a bit more range than frigates, are designed to hit frigates.
[img]http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/548/bestorganizationeve.png[/img] best PI organization ever
That looks to me like it would use a lot of unnecessary amounts of CPU/PG.
Snippy snip snip.
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