Yep, It has been a while since my last blog, but don't blame me, too much work and studies have kept me from updating. And since I'm still a Last Gen gamer (still on PS2 and old PC games), there is little I can tell about anything new.
That changed after I had my first MMO experience. Yes, my first taste of MMO, that's because I'm not interested in MMO games. But a friend at work convinced me to try Eve Online, a MMO that takes place in space. To be more precise, it's a game where you get to be a space ship pilot that navigates different types of ships on a huge variety of star systems.
Sounds fun, eh? Well, not really when you get blown away on your FIRST TUTORIAL! Yeah, you read it right. It happened after I shot the wrong ship (can happen to any rookie). The second instance after that mistake was the destruction of my ship by whomever (the police or the ship that I mistakenly took as a pirate ship).
The GOOD thing is you don't die and if you did, there is a clone at your space station that will revive and take your place. The BAD thing is you LOSE your ship with all that's in it. Oh, big deal I can just go buy another one. Sure, if you have millions in game currency, no problem. But those ships cost more than a new Ferrari (well, maybe it's because they're space ships?).
If it wasn't for my friend who lend me the money, I would be flying the basic frigate (you can get it for free, after you get blown away).
After that my friend asked me to accompany him in a mission (cool, now we're going for some real action). We were happily shooting at space pirates, when suddenly I got shot and destroyed by the space police.
WTF?!! Hey, what's the big idea?!!
To make the story short. I was shot by the police for shooting my friend's loot that was left by the pirates he destroyed. HEY, we're on the SAME TEAM!!! (you form a fleet with your partners before going on a mission).
THAT's IT, I'm leaving this game before I get shot for jaywalking or anything else!!!
If anyone is interested in trying out this game, READ THIS FIRST or get ready to be frustrated when you get obliterated (again and again) for reasons you don't know. The in game tutorial just plain sucks.
Eve Online is not for everyone. In this game anything goes. You can be the king of the hill and end up a space beggar in the next instance (after a group of happy gamers raid your ship and all your wealth) in matter of minutes. Now that's something to get really frustrated on. Lucky me, I didn't arrive to that situation.
Well, no more Eve Online for me. I'll be waiting for my next MMO which might be Guild Wars 2 (hope I don't get burned by a dragon in the tutorial).
Until next time.