Excuse my english, I wrote it as quick as i could muster during some down time at work.
My Point is the following.
You have (by your own admission) holed EvE as a trading sim, when in fact the stats released by CCP show that over 55% of the whole EvE population has zero trading related training.
"Quote un Quote", with some meaningless stats combat thrown in.
Combat in EvE is a pretty deep and complex mechanic once you learn how it works, its not a case of turn on your modules and see whos got the better skill points, at all. the amount of skill needed is staggering once you understand it.
Having said all that, EvE is not a twitch game in the vain of wing commander or freespace. However again, its not supposed to be, the ships you pilot in EvE hold upwards of 100 people in lots of cases. Even the small frigates are supposed to have lots of people onboard. in other words you wouldnt be sat in the pilots seat ragging a joystick around pretending to be luke skywalker.
I apprecate that you dont like eve, its not for everyone and its certainly not a quick thrills game. I am well aware that not everyone who like's space games likes it. I think however to hole it as a trading sim set in space as you did shows a COMPLEATE lack of understanding of what EvE is.
I've played most of the space games that have had the grace to land in the UK since Elite, and love many of them for different reasons. Freespace for it's excellent combat, Iwar2 for its good flight mechanic's and atmosphere, hell even your games for there ability to try and reach beyond the cockpit.
If you cant see that your comment was short sighted and missinformed then i think you should take a look in the mirror man, you dont have to like the game - but at least judge it on what it is, not what you percive it to be from the 2 or 3 days you spent with it (at most).
It might not be the definition of a Space combat sim to you, but i put to you that its more like flying a huge starship than most games, where as games like Freespace whilst HUGELY engoyable are more like a Arcade game, set in space.
As for my English, yup my writen english suck's, and i cant help it, i am not going to explain why. All though i do find it mildly ammusing that you tell me to head back to school when your first comment was "STFU", very adult.
I dont need to get over anything, i am well aware of the limitations of EvE and what it is or is not, and i genunily love the game for it's depth and wonderfully complex combat.
anyhow as it happen's this little rant has made me thirst to reinstall Iwar2, cause i like that, depspite all its faults.
I am not asking you to like a game you dont, i am simply pointing out that you might wanna just ADMIT, that you dont know everything about this game and as such arnt 100% qualifyed (no matter what you do for ajob) to hole it in 1 backet. each to there own.
If you wanted to hole up any game in the space arena in the way you did, that would be every game in the Xseries, with the exception of the first, "beyond the frontier".
The rest of your post on the engine stuff however made good reading, its always nice to hear about this stuff from someone with a clue.
Good day.This comment was edited on Jan 15, 19:29.
Everyone on Bluesnews is synical, get over it.
edit: i cant spell, this is my disclaimer.