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#1 6 years ago

The 7 Biggest Dick Moves in the History of Online Gaming | Cracked.com

So Funny some of the things people do online!




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#2 6 years ago

Call me sick, but I lost it at the funeral bit :rofl:


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#3 6 years ago

As Sensitive as it seems lol they did mess that up BIG STYLE!




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#4 6 years ago

Oh nostalgia.

I was there for the Rainz debacle.

I also love that EVE made the list twice, for two things that are not only expected from the community, but encouraged by the devs. It's great!




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#5 6 years ago

Never got into EVE and have heard bad and good things whats your verdict on it c38368?




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#6 6 years ago

I love it. It's the ultimate sandbox game, or at least the ultimate sandbox MMO.

CCP only maintains two servers: Tranquility (live) and Singularity (testing). As a result, you'll have (in my experience, at least) anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 people online in the same server at once.

The economics model is easily the best I have ever seen in a game, period. Awesome stuff is expensive. Boring stuff is not. The biggest, baddest ships simply cannot be built or operated by a single person, or even a single corporation (EVE's equivalent of a guild or kinship). Bigger ships need a support fleet, and the biggest (titans) need an entire alliance--multiple corporations allied together--behind them to even be fielded, let alone employed.

Markets reflect supply and demand: high supplies depress prices. Heavily trafficked systems, like Jita, have the best prices and most active markets. Smaller systems have higher prices for the same goods, if you can even find them. Just like in real life, system on major jump routes have more advanced markets than those that are not. But systems not on jump routes are often better locations to gather resources, and are more defensible.

They did a pretty good job balancing PvE and PvP: so-called "highsec" space is relatively safe. You can still be attacked and destroyed, but the attacker will wind up ganked by CONCORD (EVE's mystical, teleporting city guard). But suicide ganking, as this is called, is a popular sport with some. I've seen people set up massive smartbombs at the gates in Jita, just because they can. Lowsec (or nullsec) space lacks a CONCORD presence, so attackers suffer no reprisal not brought about by the player or his friends. Not surprisingly, higher level missions and resources are found in lowsec space. Nullsec space comprises probably half the star map, and is conquerable by alliances. And they actually take this seriously, with major wars over control of systems.

The level of immersion within the community is pretty good. There's a lot of metagaming in chat, but there are plenty of sites out there (including the main EVE site) that runs what amounts to a newsfeed of events in the game, such as when Goonswarm essentially emasculated Band of Brothers.

The best part is that all of the stuff that leads to dick moves like the Cracked article covered is that it's part of the game. Anything bad that can happen to you in real life, can happen to you in EVE. Well, everything except permanent death. It's part of the game, and player beware. As a result of this, My Loot Your Tears is one of my favourite blogs, even though I spend very little time playing EVE any longer, and never was a griefer.

Considering that your account is persistent, even if you suspend your subscription, it's definitely worth checking out. It does take a lot of time and effort to get ahead, but it's definitely fun. The only thing that would make it better would be... twitch fighters with a Wing Commander flight model.

PS~ CCP sometimes does really stupid things with updates. They're usually pretty good about fixing those. Eventually.




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#7 6 years ago

cheers i will check it out




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#8 6 years ago

I dig what the guy did on Eve.




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#9 6 years ago
I dig what the guy did on Eve.

gives me an impression at the diversity of the game




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#10 6 years ago
I dig what the guy did on Eve.

gives me an impression at the diversity of the game