Hello Friends and Welcome to The New Eden Project. Today I am going to explore the different types of players in eve. New Eden is a universe where people are free to be anything they wish to be. This very principle is the driving force behind eve. The way I play the game may differ from how you play it and that cause conflict. Conflict within itself creates content for the community. Player created content is what makes eve online what it is.
There are some typical words associated with eve players.
Care bares or Isk makers in eve they mine and run missions trying to avoid risk to their vessels they live in a multitude of regions but their goal is the same to generate Isk at little to no risk.
Pirates this players want to make Isk through darker means. They will ransom, gank, steal or scam. Give them a bottle of rum and a few ships to waste and their happy campers.
Wormholer’s are another brand of play style they themselves thrive in a hostile environment always watching d-scan and waiting for the next fight or opportunity to make Isk.
The Faction warfare community pledge their lives and sacred honor to their leaders and battle to control systems in the name of their empires.
The pvper’s and the method of play I love the most. These players live for the thrill of the fight. Most pvper’s just want to fight. They love the thrill of battle and thrive on conflict.
You can assign any number of groups titles but in the end we are all players. We may come from an external community or have found a community within the game but at the end of the day we all pay either money or Isk to play. What I want to explore is what a player is at their base why do some harvest tears while others cry foul. What is it that separates the villain from the care bear? The hero form the prey?
Here is a list I have made from my own personal game experience in different MMO’s. There are five different type of players. The Noob, The Fail, The Casual, The Social, and The Hardcore.
The Noob. This is a player just learning how to play. The New player is eager to experience the wonders of New Eden but usually lost and confused. They are unsure where to start. They usually join a learning corp or a group from an external source and begin the learning process. I started as a Noob in eve Uni myself.
The Fail player is a legend in their own lunch box. This type of player will never be willing to listen to advice or grow as a player. They believe that if bad things happen to them it’s completely someone else fault. Jumping into a gate camp they will bemoan how mean the campers were and how unfair eve is and it must change or it will die. The Fail player refuse to take responsibility for their actions and thusly can never improve. They will not mission aligned. They will argue or disregard an fc’s orders and generally are a pain in the ass to anyone who if unfortunate enough to interact with them.
The Casual player is just that casual. They may log on and play a few time a week. This is not a bad thing but these types of players will usually just relax and enjoy the game and then wander on their way. They may be some of the best players and best FCS in game but they are casual players and the game is only one of many hobbies to them. This is my situation in World of Warcraft at this point.
The Social player is in the game to be a part of a community. The wonderful people who join fleets for anything and generally are just on to have fun and a great time. These players would be just as happy to talk on comms as they are to fleet up. They thrive on the social aspects of the game and enjoy themselves.
The Hardcore player is the person playing to win. Everybody needs a community in game and the hardcore player is no different. The difference is in their approach to the game. These type of players do not limit themselves by artificial rules of e-bushido or anything else. They will do whatever it takes to win that is not exploiting and do so gladly. To them the game is about competition and they will not lose. IF they do lose they will make themselves better so they don’t lose again. These are the hardcore players.
To me these are the breakdown of the different types of players in eve and gamming in general. I respect all types of play except for the Fail player. In any game as it is in life if it is not against the law or an exploit it was your fault so please take responsibility. You jumped into a gate camp why didn’t you scout it. You didn’t fight aligned and got ganked then fight aligned. See a local spike when you’re undocking your freighter dock up. Eve is driven on conflict and learning who to trust same as life. In life if you fail it’s on you no matter the reason it’s the same way in eve.