Lets get a space / sci-fi game recommendation thread going.
I've been looking to fill an itch for an open space game with lots of ships and exploration. Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen aren't worth buying yet, so I'd like something to fill the time until they do?
What would /v/ recommend?
EVE online if you have time, money and want a game where you actually do something
I keep trying it, and I keep being completely overwhelmed.
It doesn't help that I'd like to reach an end game level without having to be some corp's lacky. Even when I play mmos I like to be somewhat independent but Eve doesn't really allow that.
But being a corps lacky is just how you start off in EVE. You need to stop imagining EVE as a game, and although it sounds boring af, start imagining it as real life. You want to be a massive CEO in EVE, so in real life how would you do that? You either start a business, hire, and work your way up, or you join a business from the bottom, and slowly work your way up to the top. Same with EVE, you either start a corp, get people to join, until you're a superpower, or you join as a grunt, time and time again prove your worth, then suddenly you're something.
Of course its not that easy, because thats what everyone is doing, or at least most people, and those with power dont want to lose it. You can go it alone, thats what me and my mate do, he's a miner/ hauler, Im his body guard so we can go through null sec mining. We take jobs and such, we earn our keep, but we will never be anything special within the world, because we arent in a corp to begin with.
Wow this looks amazing. I havent had the money, or time, for EVE lately, but I still want a good sandbox MMO. WIll this let me be a hauler for a big corp? Are there big corps or is it just WoW fetch quests in space?
I asked around their general and they basically said "wait another few months at least"
I guess right now there isn't much to do. Plus they're hammering it out with people who just want to do space trucking and not be bothered by anyone else ever.
Graphically x3 is bretty gud imo, there are some mods which improve the looks of space, but not really any of the ships or stations aside from adding new ones or small changes.
I'd recommend the vanilla experience first, but once you're over that (in say 150 hours or so) go ahead and check out egosoft's modding board:
I just want to be able to save up and buy a big ship and do some space battles and shit. Eve doesn't want that. Eve wants me to play real life in a video game. Why would I play a video game where I have to keep my head down and do work my superiors want. I do that in real life and it sucks.
I understand where there appeal Eve presents for some people is. I just don't enjoy it myself.
>I just want to be able to save up and buy
You need money to do that, which can be done by mining, doing odd jobs, or getting your wage from a corp
>Take part in big battles
So you dont want to be a corps lacky but you want to be a soldier? How does that work? You dont want to be involved in the corps that go to war but you want to fight in the war. I mean some corps hire more members in the middle of huge wars, so that might be more your thing, but those wars arent incredibly common, not really rare, but its not a monthly thing.
>I just dont enjoy it myself
Now that makes sense. Eve is like Marmite (If your American you might not know what that is, its a spread thing in the UK). You either love it, or you hate it. The majority of people wont like it, which is fair enough. But when you do like it, its not just a 'meh' thing, its up there on the best games ever, if you like it.
Well one of the cool things is its a race to get to these area's because they want a material thats in demand, of course the more trucks that deliver it, the lower the demand and thus the lower the paying price.
So get maybe 3 mates together. One of you is a trucker. 3 of you are fast fighters. Find the fastest route that most will go down, the fast fighters speed on ahead and kill the competition, leaving a clear road for your little hauler
I'm reading Redemption Ark at the moment. Read RS, and all of the short stories/novellas except Monkey Suit and Galactic North itself (waiting until I finish the trilogy.)
I love this stuff so much.
From a practical standpoint there's no reason for all the fluff on them and I personally prefer the massive yet simplistic designs of the 70s where shape and function mattered over detail. Homeworld gives me a massive hardon. However, I can understand that someone likes small bits and pieces on ships and in some universes they add to immersion. What I don't like about StarCitizen is the use of effects - too much bloom, gloss and lens flares so far. The UI is also a bit too flashy for me. Perhaps they tone it down towards release.
We'll see what they come up with come release. I won't buy into SC or ED before they are (mostly) finished. Currently a lot can go wrong with either game and I don't blindly trust the teams behind them, given their past.