Sunday, January 9, 2011

EVE Online and the eternal noob

Something that amazes (and confounds me, quite honestly) is how EVE can regularly make you feel like a rank beginner. It happens to me all the time. I've been playing this game for over a year and a half, but I regularly run into things in the game that I simply have no idea how to do.

It happened most recently yesterday when a corp leader asked me to stop reacting one item and start reacting another in one of our POSs. I'd been tending the POSs for a while now, so this seemed like it should be pretty easy, but it actually turned out to be quite a bit more complicated than I expected. Now maybe this was more difficult than it needed to be, and perhaps CCP could have designed this feature to be easier, but on the other hand, the fact that you do have to put a bit of thought into things and that the game won't hold your hand is one of the things that make it fun.

Other areas where this has come into play for me include scanning, planetary interaction, and POS management. I'm sure there are many more that will pop up as I continue playing the game. And quite honestly, I look forward to it!

1 comment:

  1. Scanning has been completely revamped! These days it's an intuitive, simple and consistent system compared to its previous iteration :)