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This was exactly my experience. It was massively boring and time consuming, except for the meta-gaming/data analysis.

Then when you finally did deal with people, they were tribal dicks and any battles were 100% lopsided to the benefit of the experienced player.

Eve Online is everything great and awful about online gaming all in one lag-filled package.






The spaceship combat is incidental, the more important part is collecting enough people that you can go look for fights that are decisively in your favor.

the more important part is collecting enough people that you can go look for fights that are decisively in your favor

So basically, it's like real life. "Bigger army diplomacy," as CGP Grey says. I think this is also extending to social media space.




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