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Brolan
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on: January 23, 2018, 09:42:23 AM

My kids are playing Eve on the free to play model and that got me to resubscribe. Can anyone who currently plays comment on the state of the game and what to watch out for?
Viin
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Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 01:52:18 PM

... and what to watch out for?
Pirates

- Viin
Fordel
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Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 06:43:30 PM

On a Macro Alliance scale, the game has stagnated utterly due to various factors involving the sovereignty system and the lack of need and/or desire to expand your space empire. With that said there is a enormous potential battle happening like, right now, with the two biggest capital fleets in the game staring each other down over a giant space station.

On a individual casual scale, the game has probably never been better, which doesn't make it GOOD, just not as bad. Quality of life game play is probably at a high point in the games history, with tons of the old bullshit gone and replaced with better bullshit and new game systems and content management for the small/solo casual player. Notably the Alpha/Omega account system allowing long term and viable F2P options. Then you have the various in game events which are much more familiar and accessible to the average MMO player then what EVE usually delivers, giving people a point of direction.

With that all said, it's still fucking EVE, where everyone is trying to ruin your day and the game itself is still spreadsheets online.

and the gate is like I TOO AM CAPABLE OF SPEECH
Sir T
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Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 10:57:37 PM

Last time I played Eve I just did sneaky exploration and hacking exploration sites, avoiding all contact and assuming EVERYONE outside of greenspace was out to kill me. Best fun I ever had in the game. Saw an enormous amount of Space too.

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Father mike
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Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 12:15:19 AM

Where would one go to see a video recap of the huge battle?  I saw a headline proclaiming that over ONE MEEELLLION dollars worth of ship assets were on the line.  So I'm a bit curious to see if anyone actually fought or if it was a gigantic turtle.  If a fight did occur, it would be fun to see how it went down.

I would like to thank Vladimir Putin for ensuring that every member of the NPR news staff has had to say "Pussy Riot" on the air multiple times.
Brolan
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Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 07:14:00 AM

Ive just been doing some mining to help my kids get some ships.  I could just throw some cash at them but I think that ruins the beginning of the game.

Id like to get back to a wormhole Corp but not sure Im up for the tremendous amount of time that takes.
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Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 02:55:14 PM

Where would one go to see a video recap of the huge battle?  I saw a headline proclaiming that over ONE MEEELLLION dollars worth of ship assets were on the line.  So I'm a bit curious to see if anyone actually fought or if it was a gigantic turtle.  If a fight did occur, it would be fun to see how it went down.

It was a shit show, nothing happened because the servers couldn't handle it. Just a bunch of people lagged out of their minds, blank screens and the inability to log in.

and the gate is like I TOO AM CAPABLE OF SPEECH
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Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 10:52:34 PM

That's disappointing.  I thought they had taken the lessons from the last time an event like this occurred and beefed up to the point battles would stay smooth.  Don't the big battles slow down to 10% speed to ease the strain or something?

I guess enough viewers can overwhelm any system

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Reply #8 on: January 25, 2018, 12:59:44 PM

I saw some people talking about how CCP hasn't adapted any sort of multithreading technology, so each node is running through a single processor core.  Seems like a pretty huge bottleneck if that is the case.
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Reply #9 on: January 25, 2018, 03:40:47 PM

Where would one go to see a video recap of the huge battle?

There is a twitch streamer called Daopa that streams big fites, and has a video repository, so you can check it out there.

But yeah, CCPs idea of resource management was to simply put all the power of a node into a big fite, so thile the 0.0 guys would be going lag free 10 or so empire systems would be having a lag nightmare.

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Reply #10 on: February 25, 2018, 12:24:09 AM



My body is ready.
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Reply #11 on: May 14, 2018, 06:27:29 PM



PL conquered Provi and kicked the Amarrian rpers out for the time when outposts become citadels next month.
TEST have reacted by dumping a load of super capitals into Providence when noticing that PL have not raised
system adm, so have reinforced everything and dumped over a hundred timers on PL's lap. PL also had a disgruntled director
delete 2000 pl clones [including supercap ones] in their main Keepstar along with trashing supercaps in build and their main Sotiyo's rigs.
TEST's renter Wings Wanderers refused to pay them, so they got burned down and now Feythabolis belongs to Kids With Guns.


Goons with the Initiative. and assorted Gallente miltia allies [and etc] are busy kicking the GOTG's teeth in in their bid to liberate
Deklein and Pure Blind. GOTG have hired Black Legion as mercs with Elo Knight as leader.

skill urself and assorted wormhole alliances [hard knocks/v0lta etc] have destroyed the DCU [Razor Alliance, Intrepid Crossing, various ex-Phoenix Federation alliances etc] of the DRF after
they exhausted themselves fighting Triumvirate and co. skill volta urself have destroyed 5 keepstars so far. They are currently grinding through Solar Fleet sov in Outer Passage.

Triumvirate. and allies with the re-invigoration of Gaarst coming back are now pounding on the doors of Insmother and the remnants of the DRF. The DRF recently gave up Geminate to Pandemic Horde for merc work
and also to consolidate themselves in a smaller area. Horde needed the area because the Imperium was knocking on their door.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 06:33:11 PM by Meester »
Fordel
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Reply #12 on: May 14, 2018, 07:02:47 PM

Probably the most interesting things of note out of all the current shenanigans is how much the Horde were propping up that area of space and once they left to their new home, GotG just collapsed.

PL has been a paper tiger for awhile now, their main advantage of their giant mobile super captial fleet is neither as giant nor as mobile in this version of EVE and they have not adapted to it very well.

and the gate is like I TOO AM CAPABLE OF SPEECH
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