Jul
15
2012

You know, I *thought* that I was a gamer.

Then I watched this.  It’s a combat sequence from a game called Eve Online:

…I have absolutely no idea what happened there, except that apparently something didn’t blow up. I also have absolutely no idea how I* could have fun playing that.

Moe Lane

*Note pronoun. There are quite a lot of things that I find fun that others do not; and quite a lot of things that others find fun that I do not. This is not a moral failing on anybody’s part.

8 Comments

  • Xasteius says:

    The music was the best part of that clip….

  • Kresh says:

    Eve Online is a spreadsheet game. So I’ve been told by my friends who play the game. I’ve tried on multiple times to play it and it’s boring as heck… for me. Then again, my friend who plays is religiously an officer in a notorious band of pirates… a very well known band of pirates that goes by the corporate name of Veto. Veto does have kickin’ meet-ups every year in Europe, so that’s what he uses his vacation time on. The “Lucky” bastard that he is.

  • Luke says:

    Oh, I could get into it to an unhealthy degree. Which is why I avoid EVE Online like the plague.

  • Jay says:

    I understand that the “trick” to getting the best enjoyment out of EVE is to enjoy diving into the little things that make the big things come out right. Hence the “spreadsheet” game (to maximize profit) and the scouting (to maximize kills/minimize losses). Great fun for a group, especially as you get more acclimated to what is needed, but not so nice to jump into solo without a bit of guidance.

  • Eric says:

    I play it. It is a great game, but has a steep learning curve.

  • MikeCG says:

    For some reason, I was reminded of Ender’s Game. Maybe because to me that just looks like a realistic depiction of a fleet-view HUD down the road a ways.

  • Patrick Thomas says:

    Some of the better parts of the game is it’s played on one server. True economics for selling and buying goods. you have the option to be anything you’d like, i.e. mission running, pvp, trade or manufacturing. The play is open ended and you control everything you do. Some time would be used learning how to use your ship, but a good corporation would give you the support you need.

    All in all it is a fun game.

  • Wombat-socho says:

    If you have friends in the game to help you through the nearly-asymptotic learning curve, it’s a hell of a game. It has improved a lot in the last five years that I’ve been playing, and now is able to handle gigantic fleet battles with thousands of ships involved without choking, which was impossible just a few years ago. I miss it a lot.

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