Why I Love Eve

But there is more to Eve than meets the eye. It’s the players, the people. The subculture around it.

This time a special Blog Banter with a few prices attached !

Whether you’ve logged into the game every day since its launch in 2003, or you’ve taken one or several sabbaticals from your capsuleer career, you’ve always come back to New Eden don’t you. Why is that?

We know the EVE Online Community is unique in so many ways, and that EVE Online is like no other MMORPG out there. But what makes the game special for you?

What is it that makes this particular virtual world so enticing, so mysterious and so alluring that we keep coming back for more. Why is EVE one of the very few MMOs to see a continuous growth in its subscriber.

To put it simply: Why do you love EVE Online so much?

At the moment this is a hard question for me to answer. I have only been playing very occasionally the last few months. Once you have done a lot of all the things Eve has to offer, it’s hard to motivate yourself to get back in the game and do those things again. Exploration, mining, production, Factional Warfare PVP, at the moment I have a feeling I have seen it all. I am a bit Eved out. It seems I am not the only one in the blogosphere at the moment (letrange and rettic posted similar thoughts).

All those things I summed up are the plus points of Eve though, so don’t get me wrong. There is a lot to do, to discover, and especially to learn ! But it doesn’t come by itself, the content isn’t slapped in your face, you have to go out and do research and find everything yourself.

But there is more to Eve than meets the eye. It’s the players, the people. The subculture around it. The blogpack, the tweetfleet, and who knows what else ! It keeps you connected to New Eden even when you’re not playing that much.


But lately I have also been concerned about the state of the game. Eve’s lack of decent customer service. People with paid for accounts getting locked out and it takes over five days to get a response. The recent server problems and apparent lack of Quality Control on the last patch (the 0.0 part didn’t seem to work to well if I have to believe all the forum whining, although it did shake up 0.0).

The last ‘expansion’ didn’t add a lot to the game, neither Quantum Rise. At least Apocrypha brought wormholes and T3 ships, but for some reason I don’t like wormholes at all. Maybe that explains why I am a bit Eved out at the moment, even in a sandbox, you need a few new tools to play with every now and then. It could be that this is because of the new console game that is being developed, but I doubt that that is the case, as it is an entire separate development team in China doing that. Which makes you wonder what they’re working on at the moment ? It can’t be Incarna (walking in stations) can it ?

Anyway, I love Eve regardless, and it’s healthy to have players worried about the state of the game, rather than them just leaving, and unsubbing without a word. The Eve Playerbase cares a lot about their game and I assume CCP does as well.

6 thoughts on “Why I Love Eve”

  1. Dude their are new toys, and new content, they added new epic arcs to lowsec, the whole new 0.0 system, the issue is it just didnt effect highsec. Highsec has gotten love before but as eve is so big they have to split their time between areas.

    Dont worry though planet interaction is coming and so are t3 frigates 🙂

    The QA, well ya 0.0 has been a bit of a mess but thats got to do a lot with the scale , i mean we’re talking about 1200+ player simultaneously fighting in 1 system crashing nodes… and its something their working on, on top of this eve has broken the simultaneous online user record like what 4 times since dominion launched. Growing pains 🙂

    I get your point you want new stuff, but dont say that quantum and dominion didn’t bring new things, they borught A LOT of new things, they just didnt bring new things to the area that you hang out 😀

    If your feeling burned maybe its time to make a push toward nullsec, or the pirate epic arcs.

  2. I find sometimes I need to take a break from eve so I feel your point there, but Chris is right when pointing out the new content added by the patches you mention. Besides what other game has lag combat, fighter-bombers and pirate epic arcs 🙂

  3. Doing 30 jumps to deliver a document isn’t exactly my idea of Epic content. So I passed on that ;). Besides those are just one off things, no new toys in the sandbox so to speak.

  4. It’s disappointing a post called “Why I love Eve” is just the regular forum complaining.

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