I’ve been trying to decide if I want to keep my EVE subscription active – I haven’t been having much enjoyment in the game, and due to the exchange rate it’s a lot more expensive now than it used to be, much more expensive than any other subscription I have.
Part of the problem is just that I’m not very good at it, and that’s something that I’m not used to. Scanning, for instance, is a major headache and no one can explain just where I’m going wrong. I can find something on the directional scanner, and understand about narrowing the band as I align to the various planetary bodies in the area to try to pinpoint it. As soon as I have it narrowed, though, when I warp to the object that is in that area, I lose it, and have to start all over. Never once have I been able to get close enough that the object actually shows in my overview, rather than just on the scanner. It’s quite frustrating.
Then, take that frustration and add in the amount of times I’ve lost ships while out practicing. There are a lot of people out there who quite enjoy podding people in noob ships. I just can’t see the fun in one-shotting a much weaker ship…but then, I’ve never been a graveyard camper, or someone who rolls on pvp servers so they can hang out in the starting areas and kill new players.
I’m beginning to think that I’m not suited to this at all…at least, not right now. Maybe later, when I’ve managed to untangle some of the unpenetrable systems that are EVE. I enjoy the people – there are some really awesome players out there. But the game is pissing me off royally.