"I just don't get it. I really want to like this game. Amazing graphics, one of the better space travel MMO's I've played.. but its just not happening. I can forgive the fact that I rarely actually do anything because the game does it all on its own. I can forgive the fact that I can only level one character at a time. I can even forgive the fact that it's going to take months before I'm capable of really doing anything at all, no matter how much I play.
What I can't forgive is the total inability to actually play the game. I'm new. I have a crappy ship. Granted, its the best I can get.. the destroyer and industrial Gallente ships given by the intro missions that is. I go out, try making money by mining. Read up on guides, decide to try it out. After all, its about the only thing I can do at this point. Put a few mining lasers on my destroyer and go jetcan mining.. next thing I know some guy makes off with all my stuff. Knew that was a gamble, but really.. the only other way to mine takes too long to be remotely feasible.
So I keep going, figure it's probably a freak thing.. after all, who would go mining if that happened all the time? Next thing I know, some guy comes up in a ship that is triple my destroyer in every way.. picks up all my stuff, then warp scrambles me for an hour and puts himself on follow so I can't even play. Wow, what an ass right?
Third time's the charm? Nope. Some guy pops up with a yellow name. Figure I'd better go get my industrial ship and get my stuff to base this time. So, I get back.. pick up my stuff.. and he warp scambles me and two shot's my industrial ship from 25k away.
What am I doing wrong? How do you play this game? I'd love to like it.. but at this rate its so incredibly new player unfriendly (and that's being kind) that I'm amazed anyone even bothered. I haven't even left noob island and I'm being harassed, robbed, and murdered by people in tech II ships that I don't even have a chance against.
Flame if you want, but keep in mind that new players are the lifeblood of MMO's. This kind of activity isn't in any way good." (Emphasis mine.)I couldn't have said it better. What is the lesson in scramming someone for an hour? They don't even know to log off! Back then that would have worked. Now even that doesn't. And yes, she'd probably managed to set aggression. Taking advantage of a person's ignorance to claim "they did it first" is juvenile - grow up.
I'd like to say her luck got better. It didn't.
"So, I finally bought a brand new cruiser. Been working on it for several weeks. Nonstop harassment from other players, thieves taking everything I manage to mine, jetcan swapping and killing me when I attempt to loot my own ore, warp scrambling and trying to ransom me.. Easily the worst experience I've ever had in any game. But hey, it all paid off in the end right?
No. Not really. Took that new cruiser out and cleared out a pirate base for fun. Start salvaging all the ships, and someone else warps in and starts salvaging all my stuff. They of course turn aggressive, and I figure I'll use my shiny new cruiser to stop them. I've had enough, and won't be pushed around in my little weakling mining frigate anymore. Next thing I know a security ship warps into the system and one shots my cruiser.
I've no idea what happened, what went wrong. They stole from me, I shot, and I'm the bad guy? Where were those police guys when I was being bullied nonstop for the last few days? Nothing in this game makes any sense.." (Emphasis mine.)"Bullied nonstop for the last few days." "BULLIED NONSTOP FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS." This is how this noob sees capsuleers. We're all a bunch of bullies. And some people defend this sort of game play? How tragic is that? BTW, the jerk-wad came back and did it again the next day when she used that goon's 50 million ISK donation to buy another cruiser as he suggested (it's in the comments if you didn't get that far.) So, who is the jerk who finally brought out the bully label you ask?
|Io Remnant - more ink than brains.|
Fly careful Io Remnant - I'll be watching for you...