EVE Online: A GeekGoneRogue Odyssey

        EVE Online is my white whale. It is one of those upper echelon games with a barrier to entry so high, it still remains out of reach for many the casual gamer. It’s a grind. It’s calculated. It’s a bitch really, and for about 8 years now it has been a constant dark spot in my gamer’s resume. I have tried 4 times to get into it, and within 2  weeks each and every time the game has chewed me up and spat me out. I would uninstall the game with fury as another one of my ridiculously expensive (to me at the time, the noob with no isk) was destroyed and left as just another hunk of space garbage. There was no direction, no helpful breadcumbs of quest giving NPC’s to tell me how to progress my character. Then, after my account was once again disabled and a few months would go by EVE would start creeping it’s way into my mind again. It’s not surprising really, it is a game that has won awards by the truckload  since it’s release back in 2003 and it is still going strong to this day. Truthfully the game has some of the most dedicated and loyal players outside of a WoW convention. Seriously check out the “This is EVE” video that popped up a couple of years ago. Sure it was put together by the guys who make the game so obviously it’s going to show off the absolute best parts of the game but still, that shit is intense. That is something I want to be a part of but damn if I can figure out how to actually get there.

My game is currently alot of me sitting alone in open space as opposed to the awesome fleet action shown in the first picture.

        This brings me to today. I’m going back in again! This time I am going to document my experience in an attempt to actually make myself stick with the game. I am going to try to completely immerse myself in it for the next 30 days and see what I look like on the other side. I’m going to attempt to do it all, join a faction, group up with other players in a corporation, whatever I can do to say I finally gave it my best shot. At the end of the 30 days I feel like I will have at least played enough to have a solid opinion of the game as opposed to just the surface skimmed view I had previously. So wish me luck fellow geeks out there, feel free to come along with me on my newest EVE Odyssey!

-CDL

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