gotta add this to the top, i lived in null(delve), factional warfare low sec,high sec, i joined ♥♥♥♥ty corps, good corps, blank corps, i know what i am saying,
alas i am not a 'veteran', i only started 6 months ago, i have 1 pew pew toon which can fly t2/t3 and 1 indy toon, here it comes;
this game is not for casual players, not even mediocre players, this game is purely hardcore, it may cause depression, panic attack and can even make you a paranoid person.(which means this game has a soul and an effect on the person)
if you are new at eve, think real hard and decide if you really want to play this game and how dedicated you are, learn the races / read the wiki like its the bible, figure out who you wanna be, after that pay 6 months in front, fill up your training queue, learn the ropes meanwhile (somewhere between 2. month and 4. month), and come back when you are able to at least fly a t2.
yes i basically told you to wait 6 months before playing.
did i told you 'pay your account with isk' thing is a lie because you cant get that much isk every month as a beginner?(at least not in first 6 months if you dont have real good friends)
because if you are new to eve, this means you are the smallest fish in the ocean, and this is a 'pay to wait' game.
you will train so much skills in order to be able to fight back at least, it really needs a lot of patient, eve is the most punishing game to start, ever.
other then that i recently learned some facts about eve that hit me in the face with a big rock,(size of the rock may be smaller after the news)
for example they released 'train this skill to train skills faster' skillbooks once god knows when, which means people whom started before then you, are much more powerfull then you think they are(those skillbooks do not exist anymore as stated here; http://community.eveonline.com/news/dev-blogs/learning-skills-are-going-away-1/
so this statement is unvalid).
they released all T2 original blueprints with a 'lottery(??!)' system once, you cant obtain a T2 original blueprint except buying it from another player which costs billons of isk. (you can still buy bpc's from those bpo owners for a small to medium fee though)
there are people out there who has 10 miner alts, and multiboxing with all of them, which means if you are an indy toon you cant compete with that guy whatever you do, no one cares as long as the multiboxers pay.
the worst part is not just miner multiboxers, tengu pilots with their scouts controlled by the same person, market bots, spam programs,
i literally saw 'xyz 1 xyz 2 xyz 3 xyz 4' named pilots in a low sec roaming fleet.
i mean you can really play this game with 4-5 toons at the same time, 1 man fleet.
no one can say me that is not ♥♥♥♥ing hacking, i really dont think no one can say that.
happy new year edit: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=387571
this is good news for example, i want to see more.
2 weeks ago i was thinking about when will eve die, 'this summer or next winter, when will it go f2p' i was asking myself these, but with this new promise, when CCP decided 'i want players trust not the isboxers money' , now i am feeling content.
CCP proved they have balls, and this will be written on stone after 1 more month.
it will take quite a while to settle but this is a real huge step towards healing eve.
bot tears everywhere, it is really good riddance.
there are goons out there who will do every type of shet to you because he thinks in his little mind that he is 'superior', fascist sociopaths, immature authorities, its just too ♥♥♥♥♥ wrong to let some fascist goon sht on your head, and eve is ok with that like everyone else, if you think like a decent human being then you are a 'carebear', a toilet paper, a toy.
but if you are a 'griefer' , oh boy you are the god, decent eve pilot, blowing up people who started 1 months ago,our sacred proud soldier going after ventures in his cat.
it is just ♥♥♥♥♥♥ pathetic, really, it is just pathetic nothing more.
the real problem is not these sociopaths, eve is promoting these kinda behaviour.
i paid nearly 400 bucks to this game and still i cant say 'i am doing it' , i dont think anyone is doing it, sometimes the game feels blank, just empty because everyone is doing the same thing, some manufacture ships and sell them to manufacture more ships and sell them as well, some people shoots other people so he gets a killreport which fells like a cheap achievement, they said 'everything in this game is player creation, there is an solid economy' but damn they didnt said everyone is doing the same thing over and over again until they puke their brains out.(just like the real life actually)
they say this is sandbox, i dont think it is because all you can do at space is 'warp to - jump - align - burn towards - dock' this is it, all the manuevers, travelling across the space needs some serious rework.
everyone fly the same ships, there is no customization because if there was one CCP couldnt sell their 'XYZ edition' ships at AUR store.
fitting the ships are kinda open to imagination but it just doesnt cut it, because when i undock my ship is just one of the ♥♥♥♥ty vexors out there going to do the same frigging thing over and over again, ratting belts doing sites is boring, seriously it doesnt feel like PVE, it just feels blank.
PVP is boring as well, there is our Fleet Commander Yells-A-Lot(big fleet fatty) , 'do this do that and kaboom because i fuked up' you will feel like a drone in fleets mark my words, just a fukin drone, you cant do solo pvp oh no sir you cant do nothing if you are alone, because the loneliest guy at eve will be flying with his alts multiboxing the shet out of the game meanwhile you try to do rat belts on your own.
people who thinks he's a scammer but merely all he does is 'send me isk i'll send you back double xd' , market orders asking 60 million for 1 tech one drone luring people to missclick, hauling contracts which asks billions and billions isk as 'insurance' but pays a few million at the end(mostly you will get blown up just for that colleteral, much more profit that way)
idiot people who cant just understand the fact that game is broken and this ♥♥♥♥ needs to be fixed.
i am not shtting at eve's face, i am trying to point out facts instead of waiting at dark corners in silence, murmuring with others 'eve needs new blood sush let them come', if you start playing this is what you gonna get.
there may be some points flawed with my review, but these are just harsh facts that i encountered.
long story short, if you are going to become an eve pilot, think this through i could've done so much better things with 400 bucks , you must really want this to enjoy eve, i like eve but not everyone is like me or the other eve players, think it hard when you trying 21 day trial.
i can see CCP is trying to sort things out with patches, new thoughts and new perception but i dont think CCP is in full control of eve , all i see is things got a bit out of hand.
after CCP admits 'multiboxing(isboxing) is hacking(which they kinda did) and goons/griefers are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s(still the golden boys of eve) and mittani(may god have mercy on his soul) is not someone who must be respected - just a piece of shet and they did some wrong moves with the game in their past and they want to lower the price of PLEX(way too high in current state) until the game evolves to something better' , i will gladly edit this review.
some of the things i complained about may be nice for you, or some of the things i love about the game may be gamebreaking for you, it really depends on the person, rule number one at eve is 'adapt' , so if you can you will be able to do what you like in eve, if you cant then you will suffer.
ps: i always put a red thumbs down when im writing a rewiev about the games i love.