What can’t you do?!

When people talk about EvE, you will usually hear about the endless possibilities EvE gives you. Hence the name sandbox, you can do whatever you want, however you want it. Well, within the bounds of the game at least.
You know, in case you’re wondering. http://swiftandbitter.com/eve/wtd/


There’s a problem about this though, something that seems to be something that both veterans and noobs have to deal with. With all the options out there for you. How are you ever going to pick what you want to do? How are you even going to be doing them?

A few months ago I had a friend of mine join the game, and he liked it, but he had a problem with the diversity. He had no idea what he wanted to do. He started training something, and every time his queue finished he said just put something new in it and then logged off. 

Because he didn’t feel confident enough that he’d be able to do anything with what he just trained. He didn’t believe the whole “You can still do things with a low amount of SP” that I kept telling him.

Which is why he stopped playing and went back to WoW. Because he felt that in WoW he atleast has the ability to keep up to, and even surpass other people by being better than them.
It’s a shame that he stopped playing because I’d love it if I could get some real life friends to play. But c’est la vie.

I too am trying to get rid of this problem though, what on earth shall I do. Is a question I ask myself everything I log in. One that doesn’t get answered 90% of the time, I make plans, but fail to go through with them.

Right now I’m looking at a hangar with 510 BPC’s in it to invent, and I have no idea which one to start with.
I’m also looking at another word document in which I’m trying to write up a ‘Looking for Corporation’ post for myself. Seeing that I really want to join the wormhole life. Or at least get to know it.

Guess I need to be more decisive in general.
  • That's the major problem Eve has with new player retention. A new player can never really catch up to long time players on "skills".

    People like to spout crap about how you can learn the skills to fly a small ship just as well in a few months. Sure you can but that doesn't mean much when the new player wants to fly a Titan and it doesn't consider the long time player can fly a whole lot of other, better ships far better than the new guy.

    Or they spout crap about how you can catch up with multiple alts but forget to consider that the long time player can have multiple alts too… ALL of which have more skills than any of the new player's alts.

  • Exactly, it's essentially impossible for a new player to catch up to the veterans. Which makes new players not like the game too much when they want nothing more than to fly bigger and better ships.