Thursday, March 12, 2009
Well, since i've seen all of the things i could see in WoW right now and i'm waiting to see the content that will be given in the next patch i've decided to try a new mmorpg... at least for its trial period.
And i've chosen Eve Online for a lot of reason but just to expain the main of them i'd say the reason is because is very different from WoW and every mmorpg i've seen around so far.
Eve Online is a sci-fi mmorpg, you play the role of uhm... man or woman who live in a very far away future where the conquest of the space has been done and it's normally accepted just like breathing. The Earth conquered a distant portion of space that could be reached only by a wormhole. The human kind conquered a lot of planets, moons and built orbital stations... then the wormhole collapsed and all those pioneers had been cut out from the Earth, developing different cultures. Some of them became slavers of other races, some of them create a "democracy" based on corporations... and so on :P
Differently from other games out there you can't control your "toon". Actually you won't even be able to see him, the only thing you'll have to feel close to him is the little portrait on the top left corner of the screen. On the other side you'll have a lot (and with "lot" i mean "LOT!!!!") or spaceships that you'll drive to make your missions, to play pvp, to harvest gas and ore... they'll be the tool you will use to reach the goals you'll set in the game
So... what can i say? EVE Online isn't WoW in every aspect i've seen. Wow is much more easier to play, you are slowly introduced in the game mechanics and as the time has passed it has really become easier to play for people who don't want to "waste time". EVE, on the other side, wants you to know what you're doing and not always tell you "how to do things". In my experience it happened that i wasn't prepared to face what i did and i discovered what went wrong just talking with people that started to play this game a lot of time ago. Oddly this is a good thing because the community is friendly and this is one of the way you can know more people and start to play with them instead of being alone all the time. Wow sometimes can be considered an online single player, in particular when you lvl up (i call him a single player with a chat), in this aspect wow is still funny... eve online, on the other side, becomes fastly boring after a bit if u play alone.
But once you have someone to play with, do missions with or just chat with in the meanwhile you quest this game becomes a nice way to waste your time. Really it does :)
There are some con's.... the biggest of them is that rarely you'll feel really close to your avatar because you never see him. There are some pro's anyway.... the biggest of them is that your avatar is just you :)
If you want to try a game that has great potential to make you forget other mmorpg... try Eve. After all those raids it's refreshing to try something new. Trust me :)
p.s. no.. i won't leave WoW but at the same time i think i'll try to keep on playing eve for as long as i'll be able to... or at least i will re-play Eve with a subscription in the next future since the laptop i've used so far is quite sucky and my mac-ppc can't digest the version of the game the developers have done :)