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I'm not sure I'd really call EVE challenging, exciting, or expansive. It's really just unforgiving and slow. That's not to say that its necessary BAD, but I think your have your definitions a bit confused.
For instance: Challenging - This implies that it requires a lot of skill and effort, such as trying to hit a small target 500 feet away with a longbow 3 times in a row. That said, someone is still more likely to pull off that feat than to actually walk 500 feet with an arrow and place it on the target by hand, return 500 feet to grab another arrow, and repeat twice more, simply because there is no reward in doing so and it is extremely tedious, dull, and time consuming. EVE is like planting the arrow by hand.

I would be curious to see what you have tried in game. If it's strictly NPC based PvE content, then yes I could see the game becoming tedious and repetitious. However that is such a small portion of the actual activities you can participate in.

As far as skill is concerned the impact is almost on par as the difference between good and bad FPS players. Better strategy and understanding of the mechanics trumps character experience and gear every time. Even a good chunk of the non-combat activities are in direct competition with other players instead of NPCs.
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You said there is a OCN corp? I just joined eve like a week or two ago, would love to hook up with you guys.
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No corp just a channel to chat in. There are some OCN members recruiting for their respective corps though.
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EVE is a market simulator with space ships. I don't mean that in a derogatory way, it's just, well, how it is.

I jumped in EVE a while ago, excited over the ideas of space pirates, jump gates and space exploration. But, I felt more like I was playing a spreadsheet document with graphics.

I just want Freelancer back! *cries*
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I'm not sure I'd really call EVE challenging, exciting, or expansive. It's really just unforgiving and slow. That's not to say that its necessary BAD, but I think your have your definitions a bit confused.
For instance: Challenging - This implies that it requires a lot of skill and effort, such as trying to hit a small target 500 feet away with a longbow 3 times in a row. That said, someone is still more likely to pull off that feat than to actually walk 500 feet with an arrow and place it on the target by hand, return 500 feet to grab another arrow, and repeat twice more, simply because there is no reward in doing so and it is extremely tedious, dull, and time consuming. EVE is like planting the arrow by hand.

Please go into nullsec or a wormhole with a frigate or tech 1 destroyer and say it isnt challenging.
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EVE is a market simulator with space ships. I don't mean that in a derogatory way, it's just, well, how it is.
I jumped in EVE a while ago, excited over the ideas of space pirates, jump gates and space exploration. But, I felt more like I was playing a spreadsheet document with graphics.
I just want Freelancer back! *cries*


LOL .. While the market does affect the economy its not the whole game but a portion of it. I again challenge you guys to join some nullsec corps and go fight in the wars they are always having.
 
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Very interested in trying this out, PM sent.
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I'll wait for their fps expansion to the game, Dust 514.

Isn't that console only?
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I would love to have a 60 day trial, PM has been sent
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out of codes on my end. I can ask around in game to see if there are any players willing to donate to the cause.
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Isn't that console only?

I think it's PS3 only. I can see people geeking out on it while mining an off character or whatever on PC. It will be interesting to see how they integrate the two. I see 514 flopping except with it's built in audience though. I always want to get back into EVE. Haven't played in 3 years or so.
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