I am Slacker. My plan in EU is to have fun in every way I can, and quit once there is no more fun to be had. I rarely last more than 2 months in a new MMO, we'll see how it goes I'll share my observations here, hopefully you will find them fun too. Feedback is welcome, humor is a plus. Cheers to Lovefall, who's post has inspired this one. *** The "plan" (subject to change): - I am not here to achieve anything, or prove anything to anybody (including myself). Patience is a good thing, but I'll save it for RL. - Hunting: yes. I'll try to swunt different creatures, trying to find a least-cost way to shoot stuff. I'll also try to sort the pile of junk on my desk while I am at it. - Exploring: definitely yes. Gotta find all the teleports, note huntable mobs around them, and admire the scenery. Yeah I know there is no material gain, but it is fun. Maybe I will find another QR code - Mining: not likely - I do not like waiting for luck to happen. - Crafting: No - too much money and time involved. And I have plenty of DIY things to do around my house - Depositing: yes, but only when I run out of free things to do, and only $20 per month. B/c that's what other MMO's charge. *** Character creation. Short, fat, pale, old. A stereotypical MMO veteran IRL. B/c a world of Barbies and Kens is boring. *** Tutorial mission - All female NPC's have large breasts. Stereotypical game developers. I wonder how small can you make the breasts in character creation. - Turrets at firebases are always pointed at me, tracking my every move. Unnerving. Also, I bet other players see the same thing, so it must be done client-side. - First MMO to give new player a free vehicle. Took a while to figure out how to fuel it. Still do not know how to check fuel level without removing it from the pod. - They give me a gun, and tell to explore the wildlife outside. But there are no mobs. When I finally find some turkeys (Nusul?), they take quarter of my HP with a single hit. - Mining mission send you to an island full of cute baby seals (named Panda for some reason), who attach and kill you. Not sure if there was some environmental message there, but now I hate both baby seals and pandas. - There are grown seals in the water. But I remember reading that water is safe. Should test it when I get a chance. *** IFN Recruitment mission - Great fun getting to the firebases, watching the scenery, climbing impassable mountains, discovering other outposts along the way. I just hope the pod does not run out of fuel. - Got a mission to kill Manure bugs, with choice of either males or females. Did 50% of each, just so nobody can accuse me of any bias. - Many firebases have academies next to them, with their own tutorial missions. Gotta try to score more free stuff from them. Got a second sword already. - Is that firebase Implacatable, or Implaceable? There is a typo in mission description. - Courageous Firebase academy has a cave next to it. Gotta explore it later. - Found the Teladon teleport. Pod took 20 damage in a single hit, but it is worth it. - Got mission to kill 100 Orphan Prospectors. I wonder if I can sweat them too. *** Firebase academy tutorial mission - Another free sword is cool. Too bad it decays after 3 kills. - Learned that decay on unlimited armor decreases protection. Good to know, especially since TT armors are limited, and it is a bad idea to wear armor for a newb. - The mining trainer tells me to buy my own gear, and deposit money to do it. Same with the IFN dude. I can see why they had to make a new tutorial. *** Scenery - Certain trees are glowing at night. Very very pretty, especially when looking at a forest of them from a nearby hill. - Damn Carabok are blending in with the grass. Was that intentional? - Quarry area looks like Scandinavia (the home of MA) - hills, rocks, birches. But glowing trees are outright alien. Was there some terraforming going on? Gotta read the backstory. - Found some pillars in the desert, possibly Arkadian. Took another 20 damage to pod, from a riptor. Gotta buy a flying vehicle once I deposit.