and when they do start to play I wonder if they might think they are playing a different game from the one advertised.
The part where that single action ends up with you in a massive awesome battle was ridiculous.
The way that video should have gone is this:
Imagine you warp into an asteroid field and find a mining ship getting attacked by pirates, you decide to...DEAD. You died because the pirates attacking outnumbered you and insta-killed you with WAY BETTER WEAPONRY the instant you came out of warp, game just didn't realize how fast you died, so you thought you might have a choice. Now you're in a pod, what are you going...BOOM, dead. You should have tried to flee but they got you. Sorry try again later.
What EVE needs at this point is to give players the experience they are showing in that clip. I do want to see all those big battles and participate in something larger but after spending 2 or 3 months training my butt off the game still feels like a game of cat and mouse where you are always the mouse.
One of the reason I left was because the missions you run in the game to earn points and what not seemed to max out with battleship combat. You never got to be part of something bigger. True there are chances to do that but you'll probably end up seeing your ship, equipment, and months worth of work vanish in moments. Some corps will simply pay for the losses in this case, IE supply stock ships with weapons but to even get to that level you need 6 months of training? AT LEAST? And most of that training will be under suicide circumstances where if someone comes near you the best plan is to run like fucking hell because you're chances of winning PvP combat while you're trying to work towards gaining new stuff (IE doing PvE) is a joke.
The video makes me want to play again, I admit that. I want to go jump in the game and fly around, but I know what the actual gameplay will be like 99% of the time. If they'd move that down to 90% of the time and let me run missions that have epic battles like that I might even stay for a few months.This comment was edited on Jul 29, 2009, 16:00.