The Garden of EvE
December 16, 2009 9 Comments
I really, really, really want to play EvE. Like, for real-real. I gave it a go a while back, and it was fun, but the getting-to-know you part was massively involved. I was also completely besoten with WAR at the time, so giving any other game serious attention was outside of the picture for me. I want to play a SciFi game. I want a sandbox. I want PvP. All of these things are possible in EvE, and I never stuck it out because I was afraid of always being behind the curve, as well as fear of being a complete and utter noob all over again. Still, it’s a space based game…
I’m a bit of an outlier I think, in that I far prefer Science Fiction to fantasy. When it comes to Warhammer, 40k is my preference. Tyranids, Tau, and Daemonhunters are my armies of choice. In novels, I actually like science fiction more. The Ender saga can’t be beat as far as I’m concerned, except maybe by Phillip K. Dick. Do Androids Dream… was an astoundingly great book, with a decent movie made of it. I like playing SciFi games more as well, particularly ones with giant robots. Armored Core makes my pants tight each time I hop in the cockpit, and Mirror’s Edge is in my top five favorite games of all time.
Space itself transfixes me, I think it’s beautiful. One of the things I remember most about EvE was how gorgeous the scenery is. Flying through dust clouds, and seeing purple nebulas in the distance, and the reflection of a star off a planet’s surface. They did an incredible job at rendering the beauty of space, and I hear they recently made it even better.
So, I want to play this game. I want to give it a good, serious, concerted effort at overcoming the hurdles of getting a foot up in this game. So, are there any readers out there who play or have played this particular title, that could give some advice to a noob. I mean the whole gamut, from character creation to travel. I’m as clueless as a swaddled babe.
Oh, and did I mention they use some righteously good techno in their promo video? Yeah, pure win.
Edit: Somehow, I lost my first paragraph of this post. I have just now re-added it.