EVE For Mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Samwise592, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Samwise592 macrumors regular

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  2. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    Will anybody who plays this game please comment? I'm interested, but it sounds pretty cutthroat...
     
  3. szark macrumors 68030

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    Just a reminder that it's Intel-only:

    I'd love to try this out at some point, when I'm actually able to buy an Intel-based Mac. :(
     
  4. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    Yay, that means we can turn this thread into yet another "we want new mac pros" complaint thread! :)
     
  5. valiar macrumors regular

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    I play EVE... And it is truly awesome.
    It is not as "cutthroat" as it used to be in the years gone by (for example, you no longer are at risk of losing all your skills if you do get killed - you only lose at most a few weeks). However, losses do hit you harder than losses in other games (such as WoW).
    It is also worth noting that things like theft and scams (within limits) are permitted in EVE. Some people fume at this when they end up on the wrong end... Personally, I enjoy this "rogue" aspect of the game.
    The game is also very immersive, and has wonderful graphics.
    As for negatives... One of the main is rampant ISK RMT. Population of Chinese farmers has increased immensely over the past year, and they are becoming really annoying (especially for some in-game professions, like trade). There is not much inflation just yet, but there are certainly plenty of people with farmed and purchased ISK in their wallets. CCP is trying to handle the problem, but it is understandably hard.

    Even with all the negatives, EVE is a great game. It is also one of the very few MMO games you can play for free (you can pay for your game time with ISK - you need a lot of ISK, of course, but I have not paid a cent for playing EVE during the last year).
     
  6. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    I've been playing the game for almost a year. I only get to play it when I'm at home or at a friend's place since I don't have an Intel Mac at school. I have my friend train skills for me in the meantime. Too bad that it still can't run on PPC Macs. I guess I'm stuck with playing it once a month.
     
  7. kurzz macrumors 6502

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    How do you pay the subscription with ISK? If you mean by ebaying or selling your ISK online, how is that any better than farming?
     
  8. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    No, you can buy game time with ISK through CCP legally.
     
  9. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    How many isk? How/where?
     
  10. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    Game time cards can be purchased for about 120Mil ISK for a month of game time.
     
  11. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    Ouch. Looked this up last night........ wow. Looks like I'll have to pay. ;)
     

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