Explore. Build. Conquer. EVE Online immerses you in a sci-fi experience where your every action can have rippling effects across a massive online universe. Team with and compete against over 500,000 players in epic starship battles or wage economic warfare on the galactic player-controlled market.
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Release Date: May 6, 2003

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May 6

CALLING ALL NEW PLAYERS! ROOKIE RESOURCES



Welcome to EVE Online!


When you take your first steps into the universe of New Eden, things may seem a little complex. If you ever feel lost or confused, fret not! The purpose of this Dev Blog is to arm you with the basic knowledge and links to the information that you'll need to thrive in EVE Online, so take a look at whats to follow and see if the answers to your questions are here!

We'd like to give you all a helping hand and try to ensure that you hit the ground running in what is considered by some to be one of the most rich, deep and complex virtual worlds in existence. It's good to know where valuable information is readily available to you, so below are some very good sources of information. Quite a few of them are provided by communities of other players who specialize in helping new pilots.

New Players On Steam


We also have a wealth of information to assist our new users on Steam and allow them to learn as they play. Our Steam Community Hub has a number of amazing player created guides and walkthroughs, as well as community created videosartwork and screenshots.

EVE Flight Academy Videos


Compiled by our Customer Support team, the EVE Flight Academy is a series of videos that are created with new players in mind, to introduce them to the most common features and game mechanics in New Eden. These videos cover everything from your first few days in the world of EVE, through to more complicated features such as Ice and Gas Harvesting, Scanning, Hacking, Clones, Log Off & Session Change timers, Sovereignty, Joining a Corporation, Invention and many more subjects. 



The list of videos is constantly expanding and is always being updated, so be sure to check them out if you'd like to learn more. You can find the EVE Flight Academy both on the EVE Online Youtube Channel, as well as at your fingertips in game under the help menu, which you can access by hitting F12, as shown below:



Above: The devilishly handsome CCP Puck narrates an EVE Flight Academy video on jump clones.

Chat Resources


First off, you will have three open chat channels when you initially create your character. Whenever one of the channels is highlighted, it means you have unread messages there.


  • The local tab is your local channel. It contains all other players that are in your current system, so don't be afraid to talk there when taking your first steps and requesting assistance as required. You will start out in a system with a lot of other new players, so feel free to get to know eachother, strike up friendships, and help eachother out!

  • The corp tab is your Rookie Corporation Chat. Rest assured that this channel is filled with new players just like yourself, so chat away! You may also find some experienced players in there who'll be answering questions and assisting new players.

  • The last tab is the Rookie Help channel. That is absolutely the place to seek assistance and ask questions! There are a lot of seasoned players in this channel who will assist and guide you, along with members of our wonderful ISD STAR Volunteer Team who are here to help. They will be highlighted in chat with a different color of text to regular players, and the prefix "ISD" before their character name.

If you ever lose one of these channels, don't worry. You can click the little chat bubble and find them listed there. Most notably, this is where the help channels are listed under the Help category. This button will be at the top of your Neocom menu, on the left side of your screen, unless you decide to move it.



Above: The default location of the channels list in your Neocom.



Above: The default set of chat channels stacked into one window with tabs, including a surprised GM and ISD Volunteer in local.

CONCORD Protection




Above: An Enforcer-class CONCORD police cruiser on patrol duty.



CONCORD (the NPC police force in New Eden) are there for your protection, but are a reactive rather than a proactive force. They respond to incidents within high security space (0.5 - 1.0 security), taking punitive action against players who attack others.



Please be aware, however, that in the world of New Eden there are very few rules on player interaction and there may be some people out there who are looking to take advantage of others. Always be careful of who you trust, espcially when striking up deals with other players in chat channels or in space. 



For a little more details on Scamming in EVE Online, see this awesome guide by EVE University!



For more please visit the following dev blog

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May 5

PLAY FOR FREE THIS WEEKEND!



In celebration of the 13th anniversary of EVE Online on May 6th with Capsuleer Day and the EVE Online: Citadel expansion, we offer EVE Online on Steam for free this weekend from May 5th to 8th without any restrictions.

Our friendly community is standing by to welcome new pilots in their midst and if you need help starting up and learning the ropes, you can follow this link to find all the help you need.

With the EVE Online: Citadel expansion, we have introduced many new features to EVE Online, and deployed massive improvements. The Community has been extremely busy in game, fighting the largest conflict New Eden has seen in years. Now we can celebrate all of this with all of you!

If you are looking to strengthen your corporation, alliance or coalition with new players or returning veterans, this is the time!

To help new and old pilots, we are also running massive discounts on Core Starter Packs (75% off), Premium Editions including PLEX (50% off), Content packs, PLEX and subscriptions.

Lend your newbros a hand and reap the benefits of additional manpower - as we all know, there is power in numbers.

Spread the word and join the free EVE on Steam celebration weekend!

Small FAQ

New Players
  • Q: How to claim the weekend offer?
  • A: Navigate to EVE Online's product page linked above and hit Play Game button. After downloading the launcher and fully updating it, please restart it to get an account creation welcome screen. Once you finalize the account creation process, you should be all set. Welcome to EVE Online

Returning Players
  • Q: How to claim the weekend offer?
  • A: Navigate to the account management page and login into your account via Steam. If your account is eligable, you will see Specials button on the right top corner. Click it and accept the 3 day special on the next page. Welcome back to EVE Online

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Core Starter Pack



Introducing the new EVE Online Starter Pack! Designed from the ground up to kickstart a new pilot's career, the Core Starter Pack features a full arsenal of skills and gear for miners and crafters.

The Core Starter Pack includes:

  • The ORE Venture mining frigate
  • A full set of modules and equipment to kit out your ship
  • Over two dozen primary skills, ready to train
  • Blueprints to build the Venture and the deadly Corax destroyer
  • A Mobile Depot personal deployable
  • Avatar apparel: male “Esquire” and female “Executor” coats (black)
  • Prototype Cerebral Accelerator (skill booster)
  • 30 days of game time

To help advance your career in space, choose one or more of the following Content Packs:

  • The Colonist Content Pack equips you with the essentials for your own planetary industry colonies.
  • The Explorer Content Pack provides specialized gear for whose make their fortunes discovering and looting lost treasures.
  • The Industrialist Content Pack gives you skills, minerals, and blueprints to get started as a manufacturer of the machines of war.
  • The Skirmisher Content Pack arms you with a combat-ready Breacher frigate, ammo and the skills you need to learn to hold your own in battle.

Premium Edition



Leave all your options open and be ready for anything with the Premium Starter Pack. Everything from the Core Starter Pack and all four Content Packs are included. We’ve also added some of the hottest battleship skins and PLEX, an in-game token worth 30 additional days of game time that can be used or traded on the EVE market. Be prepared for wherever your adventurous spirit wants to take you with the Premium Edition.

The Premium Edition includes:

  • Core Starter Pack (including 30 days of game time)
  • All four Content Packs (excluding Aurum): Explorer, Colonist, Industrialist, Skirmisher
  • Abaddon Tash-Murkon Battleship skin
  • Hyperion Innerzone Shipping Battleship skin
  • Maelstrom Nefantar Battleship skin
  • Rokh Wiyrkomi Edition Battleship skin
  • 1 PLEX (30 additional days of game time)
  • 750 AURUM for New Eden Store

About This Game

Explore. Build. Conquer. EVE Online immerses you in a sci-fi experience where your every action can have rippling effects across a massive online universe. Team with and compete against over 500,000 players in epic starship battles or wage economic warfare on the galactic player-controlled market.

Key Features

  • Multiple PVP systems – Enlist in Factional Warfare as a loyalist of one of the four races of EVE, dodge the law as a deep space pirate or take arms in the large-scale conflict of alliance warfare where battles can consist of over a thousand pilots clashing for supremacy among the stars. EVE online lets you choose the type of PVP that fits your playstyle.
  • Massive Player-Driven Economy – Everything bought and sold on the EVE Online market is manufactured and traded by players. Buy and sell orders, contracts, courier agreements and many other tools of trade are available to let players carve their industrial empire. Rise to the top as a savvy entrepreneur or a member of one of the many existing mega-corporations in EVE.
  • Explorations, Mining, Missions – EVE Online offers a diverse range of progression paths. Players can advance as merchants, industrialists, politicians, spies or any number of other careers without limitation. Hundreds of trainable skills and open gameplay allow you to define the role you want to play in the virtual universe.
  • Liberating character advancement - Never "grind" for a skill again. Passive skill gain system allows your skills to increase even while you're offline.
  • Single-shard universe - Join hundreds of thousands of players in the same persistent universe, where your fame or infamy is not confined to just a subset of the playerbase.
  • Free expansions – You will never be charged for an EVE expansion - as the EVE universe grows, so do the benefits of your subscription.
  • Play for FREE – Established players can eventually pay for their game time with in-game money they earn while playing.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: CPU that supports SSE2 (Intel Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz, AMD Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz)
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB Free Space
    • Video: GPU with 256 MB VRAM or more that supports Shader Model 3 and DirectX 9.0c (AMD Radeon 2600 XT or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS)
    • Audio: Supports SSE, Direct Sound compatible
    • Drivers: DirectX® 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers
    • Network: ADSL connection (or faster)
    • Note that older graphics cards such as the NVIDIA 6000 and 7000 series may work but are not officially supported. Please note that Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and Vista are not supported.
    • Note: the minimum screen resolution for EVE is 1024x768. Audio hardware must be Direct Sound compatible. For optimum performance, use latest drivers available.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Pentium i7 Series or AMD X4 @ 2.0 GHz or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB or greater
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB free space
    • Video: AMD Radeon 6790 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better with at least 1 GB VRAM
    • Audio: Supports SSE, Direct Sound compatible
    • Drivers: DirectX® 11 (included) and latest video drivers
    • Network: ADSL connection or faster
    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
    • Processor: CPU that supports SSE2 (Intel Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz)
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB Free Space
    • Video: NVIDIA GeForce 320m, Intel HD 3000
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
    • Processor: Intel i7 Series @ 3.0 GHz or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB or higher
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB free space
    • Video: NVIDIA GeForce 675mx or better with at least 1 GB VRAM
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Hidden Addiction
( 2,388.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
The only spreadsheet i use in this game is to track my salt mining income from those who 'accidentally' cross my path and don't understand that this is a pvp game at its heart.
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Rusyn
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
While I can see the appeal for devoted fans and people who enjoy spending dozens of hours learning how intricate systems work, the game lacks intuitive tutorial infrastructure and is riddled with issues for starting players. Depending on the time of day you first log in, some tutorial objectives may be nearly impossible, and sometimes the game just eats your stuff. Not kidding, you'll dock, log out, log back in and you're an hour behind compared to where you had been.

For those who like what this game has to offer, I envy you. But I just can't recommend this game.
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-=}Mossop{=-
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
I have been involved with Eve for 10 years now... I say involved, as I did not spend that entire 10 years playing. It was more like one of those bad relationships where you know you're not compatible, but the action is so good you always go back for more. The emails always come, and I always read the latest goss... I'm not playing but I was certainly invested.

I can do nothing but recommend it... However, there is a catch.

The reviews are generally accurate.
It is like working. Some people like to work alone (very dull), some people like me need co-workers. Find the right group of co-workers and you'll have a blast!
But it is work. You will be finding the most time effective way of making coin, you will assess every activity for its ISK/hour return, and weighing up the risk. Sometimes that only gets interesting when you are about to loose the lot, the adrenaline starts pumping, your heart bursting out of your chest as you mash the warp button.
It is brutal. People will kill you simply for the taste of your tears (nothing brought me more joy than reading some poor souls ranting on local after we totally fry him for no reason - hilarious).
And it WILL steal your soul. If you like the game, the people you play with, and you have some goals and ideas, you will think of nothing else.

The shear scale of the game is amazing; nothing comes close to the variation of ships, ship loadouts and variations, skills and 'professions'. You can be anything you want to be, and here in lies the rump. Trying to decide what the hell you want to do.
In the early days, everything was new and developing. You would pull a group of people together to help roll off our first battleships off the line. It was a big achievement as a group, and we were stoked. We saw the first IPO in game. Was then we people tried to create the first open and friendly null-sec space, with its own military and police (didn’t work). There were plenty of original ideas out there, you just needed the creativity and drive to do it.
Things are a little more 'mature' these days, big alliances owning vast swathes of space, with vast epic capital fleets going into battle. It’s kinda hard to make a difference in a world like this. Not impossible, just a little harder. That and things like the new ship ‘skins’ aesthetic changes, with no game play value, seem to just cheapen the whole thing…

This is not a casual game. You will sink hours, days and weeks into this game, sometimes with little reward.
If you find the right people, you can sink those hours together and talk smack whilst your doing it - fun times.

If you have any sort of life, this game is not for you.

With a busy job, demanding wife, and a bouncy wee baby I knew I couldnt put the time into this game to do it justice- you're looking for a quick cheap thrill, and Eve cant give it.
I had to go cold turkey, I gave away all my stuff, eliminated the reasons I might return, and uninstalled the game.

I have now been 6 months without any Eve... is that a free weekend I see?
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lucker543
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
I've played EVE in the past for about 600hrs and I gotta say, it's one big a*s*s masterpiece whose gameplay and standards have never been achieved by any other MMO out there.
If you're into economy, long term commitment and heart pumping moments in the null-sec...get EVE.
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[YGG] Prince of Thorns
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Very interesting game, but because it is a very technical game would be great if it was translated into Portuguese in Brazil. I bought the game and did not pay more signing to play because of that , I think the developer should think about it.

Jogo bem interessante, mas por se tratar de um jogo bem técnico seria ótimo se fosse traduzido para o português do Brasil. Comprei o jogo e não paguei mais assinatura para jogar por conta disso, acho que a desenvolvedora deveria pensar nisso, o público brasileiro é um grande público.
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S.L.Watchdogs99
( 742.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
This game is hard for newb. But after u know what to do its gonna be ♥♥♥♥♥ fun. But, if u still think this game is too hard for u than quit...easy man. But I can tell u this. If u meet lots of nice people in game, learn about PVP and how to make ISK from corp or alliance u will spend entire life on this game.
1Year for near $100---worth it bruh!
Buy it-play for 1month for free- decide what do to or quit.

-LIC (Licking good Nullscream)-
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Djinnt
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
Started free trial
Over whelmed at start
Ran through tutorial
been playing for 7 hours straight

Man this game is ♥♥♥♥ing good
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Karni
( 1,347.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
The greatest game ive ever played
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foofer1233
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
The Mac launcher wouldn't let me choose where to store the assets (I've got a small SSD and the option that normally allows one to change the location was greyed out.) Uninstall.
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uNa.nexigen ツ
( 160.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
It's too much like working. I have to pay per month to play, going up against battleships that take like literally a year to train up for. constant 5% bonuses per level of dozens of skills, which takes actual weeks to get 5 levels on. And here I am, playing against 1+ year people who have like 20% better shields, armor, guns, etc - not to mension seemingly unlimited funds. So these bonuses to their crap makes a 1v1 situation impossible. Most of the fighting is in a blink of an eye, small frigates (the only thing you'll be flying for a while) are super squishy and usually targeted first. In addition to all of this, it's completely pay to win! People buy plex on the market (1 plex = 1 month gameplay = 1billion in-game currency). So a plex costs around $10-15 and people don't hesitate to buy these and sell them. I played for 2-3 weeks and was bored, it was literally like working rather than having fun. I made about 300million isk in this time and i was focused on making isk, exploring nullsec is the best way. It's extremely boring, tedious, campers everywhere, multiple accounts just to get eyes on a "neutral" and follow them around to gank... People will camp a spot for DAYS just to get one kill on some random person. I love sims and mmorpg's, i thought i'd be instantly addicted, the pay-to-win just is a deal breaker for me.
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Navillus Sioul
( 323.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This is the best ♥♥♥♥♥♥me and community ever.
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Pawn
( 759.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Let's make one thing perfectly clear:

You are not allowed to say that this is a bad game. It is not, in any way, shape or form, a bad game.
The game has so much to offer that it becomes hard to learn, especially since EVE needs you to know more than just one thing (e.g. combat). This is not CoD where you more or less only need to aim and shoot to progress. No, EVE is so much more than that.
However, after the first few days of doing basic missions and trying out the different careers you'll start to understand how EVE is meant to be played.

P.S Join a beginner-friendly corp (You can ask for invites in EVE Online facebook groups), they will help you out

I'll see you in null-sec

o7
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ChimpMagnet
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Don't buy it off Steam, use a 21days free trial from a friend invite, such as this one:
http://secure.eveonline.com/trial/?♥♥♥♥♥17d0356b-72bb-46fa-908a-a5ab5353549c&action=buddy

From there, if you like the game, you can subscirbe with either ingame currency or payment plan.
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NorBdelta
( 1,056.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Look. this is not a MMO than you can just walk into, this needs to be said especially if you are trying it on a free weekend. It needs much more dedication. So if you are going to give it a go please bare this in mind, it is brutal, very confusing to start off with, and even more so when you get to actual PvP. A starter corp to help you along is a MUST!.

Steep learning curve for beginners, helps a lot to have a corportation to helpo you in the beginning stages. Highy addictive, there is nothing quite like hunting human prey to get the blood rushing or more likely running away from sociopathic monsters who roam the universe.

What can I say? Ultra space capitalism simulator.
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Elros
( 101.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
only worth playing if you want to spend literally years getting to the end game

everything else is a grind where new players have a huge disadvantage in comparison to old players
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jimb
( 7,055.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
time spent playing Eve

>>> 17.3 hrs last two weeks /7,047.2 hrs on record <<< enough said cept this pc was in the shop for 10 days.

Also note with an Eve subscription you are in a sence always playing as your character(of the moment) will most probably be in training while you are off line. So in reality I personaly haven't anymore than probably 2-3 thousand hours of online play time.

Many others in the game have much more.

Eve is another life to live and if you're bored with making money while mining or making things and or inventing things then you just hop into your fav warship and go off alone or with friends and kill things or other people (and you can make money doing that also).

It is a 10 out of 10 game
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Misaky
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
I decied to try this game during a free weekend.
For starters the very slow loadings during charater creation made me wait longer then the time it took to download the game.
When the game finally starts i find myself without knowing how and what i had to do. The tutorial barely explained anything.
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Raiden
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
EVE has several problems. It's a fantastic science fiction game with lots of tactics/culture/economy, however, it's basically a second job. And more importantly, there's alot of hate for carebears. There's a big push for PvP. In all honesty, this is why after 6 years of playing. I gave up on it. It was just too pvp-centric for me. The point about in game characters in the game never materialized, I believe this in part, because the same mechanics of the game where duplicated in Dust 514. (And did not do so well.) I hope someday they make carebearing more fun, and less harped on by pvp players who flip your cans, create corp wars, or locator agents to harass miners, haulers, and industrialists. PVP in this game was too slow for it to be fun, and losses where real enough to not entertain my interest.
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Kodyd194
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
I used to play Eve, EVE Online is probably one of the best mmos out there, but also one with the highest point of entry. It takes a special kind of person to really keep playing Eve, the kind of person that likes strategy, but also tolerates tedium. If you are looking for space action, stay away from Eve. While Eve has all the action you could want, if you go in expecting to partake in some space battles you will go from excited for Eve, to being disappointed and sad faster that it takes to realize what a mistake you have made. In Eve the best stuff you have to work towards, the best ships, the best fights, the best experiences. They all take time, effort, and usually some money.

Eve is not for everyone, but there is definitely a unique experience to be had in EVE and one that I have to say is pretty top notch.
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Ares
( 233.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
A long time ago I purchased this game, played it for a month and totally hated it. The game did not give me directions, or instructions and I think I was totally overwhelmed at the scope of possibilities that existed. I just did not know what to do with my character.

Years later, i came back to the game, and decided I would give it more of a chance, by trying out different aspects of it and sticking to one I liked the most. I was lucky enough to find a small corporation with good dudes in it who introduced me to everything in eve, teaching me and giving me tips and hints about PvP, exploration, ratting, mining, industry, etc... After a while I decided that I liked some aspects of the game more then others and have stuck with it doing the things I like (mostly pvp and exploration). Now I'm an FC in a small nullsec alliance and I can't imagine not playing this game a few hours a day. It's literally like a part of my life, I can't imagine ever quitting EVE.

Anyone who wishes to play EVE should know that. EVE will either become part of your life, or you will hate it and quit. I don't think there's a middle ground.
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229 of 246 people (93%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,278.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
As of right now, April 2016, there is a big conflict in Null Security space. Alliances on both sides of this conflict are currently recruiting a lot of new players into their ranks, so if you ever wanted to try EVE Online out; Now might be the best time to do so.

I'd recommend any new player to get a free trail before buying the game. You can get a 14-Day trail on the EVE Online website, or you can head over to my profile and click the link in the profile description for a 21-Day trail. If you like the game you can simply subscribe to it at the end of the trail, and if you do, make sure to contact me on steam with your in-game name and I'll share a good amount of ISK (In-game currency) with you! :)

EVE Online is a very time consuming game but it can be very rewarding as well, depending on what you do with your time in-game. It has been said many times before but still rings true: The game is only as boring as you make it. It's a sandbox game and therefore very open-ended, it doesn't hold your hand after you're done with the tutorial.

I'd recommend you head over and do the career agents after the tutorial. It'll give you free ships, skillbooks and items to get you started. It also provides you with a small taste of the things you can do in-game like; Mining, industry, Missions and exploration.

For a new player I'd recommend doing exploration to get ISK. It is very profitable in low sec. and null sec. and definetly better than mining. I would also recommend you to find a corporation (Guild) that is 'newbro' friendly. Playing EVE solo is possible, but more likely to burn you out before you get into the game, joining a corp. that has a like-minded playstyle will increase your enjoyment and let you learn from more experienced players at the same time.

One last thing: You are never truly safe in this game unless you are docked. You can be killed at any time, anywhere. I'm not trying to scare you away from the game, chances are you won't be ganked until you are several months into the game. I just want you to understand that you should NEVER fly anything you can not afford to lose. It should be obvious, but some people still do and then complain about it, don't be that guy.

If you didn't know it already, you lose your ship and everything on it once you get killed. That includes cargo as well, so don't move anything extremely expensive.

EVE Online is a game that requires time to learn and patience to master, hope to see you in-game! o7

TL;DR The game is what you make of it. Everyone has a different experience with it.
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75 of 86 people (87%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
195.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
EVE Online is a bit like life: It's boring most of the time, can be exciting if you take risks, and everything you do has consequences on the people around you.

It's definitely not for everyone, but I'm glad it exists.
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71 of 82 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
335.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
EVE Online is, in my honest opinion, the only MMO truly worthy of consideration.

The problem with other MMOs is, players have no real, long-lasting impact on the game world. That boss you just killed? He's going to respawn in 2 minutes to allow for the next group of players to complete that quest. And so most MMOs are a tedious grindfest of fetch quests and uninspired raids in which every player is but a puppet in a world devoid of life, just running around on endless errands that go nowhere.

EVE is not like that.

EVE isn't a game: it's a sandbox. A hypercapitalist simulator. The players make the rules, they enforce them, and they break them. The consequences are real. Mistakes are costly, and death is permanent. The learning curve is steep. Very, very steep: more than 300 hours in, I still feel like a noob. But whether I'm mining on my own in a low-security area of space, or exploring a wormhole in search of a quick buck, or speculating on the commodity market, or trying to gain some notoriety in a remote outpost along with a rabble of scoundrels, I know that danger is lurking around the corner, and that I can't afford to let my guard down.

The friends you make in EVE are real friends. The ships and cargo you lose are worth real money.
But like a wasp in a hive, you feel like you contribute to the collective. And while a single wasp sting is only a warning, the swarm is a sight to behold.
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38 of 41 people (93%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
233.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
A long time ago I purchased this game, played it for a month and totally hated it. The game did not give me directions, or instructions and I think I was totally overwhelmed at the scope of possibilities that existed. I just did not know what to do with my character.

Years later, i came back to the game, and decided I would give it more of a chance, by trying out different aspects of it and sticking to one I liked the most. I was lucky enough to find a small corporation with good dudes in it who introduced me to everything in eve, teaching me and giving me tips and hints about PvP, exploration, ratting, mining, industry, etc... After a while I decided that I liked some aspects of the game more then others and have stuck with it doing the things I like (mostly pvp and exploration). Now I'm an FC in a small nullsec alliance and I can't imagine not playing this game a few hours a day. It's literally like a part of my life, I can't imagine ever quitting EVE.

Anyone who wishes to play EVE should know that. EVE will either become part of your life, or you will hate it and quit. I don't think there's a middle ground.
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
684.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Hehe, a review for EVE. Where to begin?..........To be honest, there isn't a good place to start. The game is huge. The amount of things you can do are almost endless. Wanna go inside a wormhole and take your luck against the rats? Good luck. Go exploring in uncharted space? sure. Attend a high pitched battle consisting of 700 odd players because someone threw a fit over rights to a moon? If you're in the right alliance, go right ahead.
In the 13 years that EVE has been around, players have made history in the world of gaming, from the largest battle ever created, to some jackass diverting a force three times the size of his own in order to save a 4,000$ titan. The reason why these things happen is because of the complexity of the game. There are a 150 odd ships to choose from, hundreds of ways to fit each one, and the best part is, they're diverse. There're mining ships, ratting ships, PVP, exploration, capitals, and each one is bonused towards it's intended role. There's politics that affect each player. Recently there was (and still is) a war between an alliance called goonswarm and thier allies, and everyone else. The npc empire Amarr just hosted games in an effort to find the next heir to the throne, after their empress got killed by enemy ships. What I'm trying to say is that EVE is essentially a living, breathing universe. There is absolutely no reason why you'd get bored.
Alright, so are there some negatives? Yeah, a few, at least in my opinion. First things first, the learning curve is steep. Like, Mt. Everest steep. It might take a few days to get the hang of it, but there're people that'll help you. There's a help channel where your questions will be answered. That's probably the greatest thing about eve: the community is the most mature audiance I've ever been a part of. Another negative is the fact that you have to have certain skills to operate certain ships/moudules. All told, EVE has about 20 years (give or take) worth of skills. It'll limit you in the early stages of the game. Not by a lot, but it will.
Overall, this game is outstanding. There is no other game like it. Elite Dangerous doesn't even come close. If you can afford 15 dollars a month, I'd recommend it. Also, don't forget the 14 day free trial.
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31 of 42 people (74%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
599.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
~ EVE is what you make of it; patience is required.
~ 1+1=2 so you don't need spreadsheets.
~ Only fly what you can afford to lose!
~ Never haul PLEX in your ship!
~ In-game scamming is legal, trust no one.
~ Mining is boring.
~ Train for LVL5 Cruisers.
~ Join a nullsec corp and leave highsec ASAP!

10/10 Here's your Rubik's cube, enjoy the cluster****
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48 of 73 people (66%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
160.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
It's too much like working. I have to pay per month to play, going up against battleships that take like literally a year to train up for. constant 5% bonuses per level of dozens of skills, which takes actual weeks to get 5 levels on. And here I am, playing against 1+ year people who have like 20% better shields, armor, guns, etc - not to mension seemingly unlimited funds. So these bonuses to their crap makes a 1v1 situation impossible. Most of the fighting is in a blink of an eye, small frigates (the only thing you'll be flying for a while) are super squishy and usually targeted first. In addition to all of this, it's completely pay to win! People buy plex on the market (1 plex = 1 month gameplay = 1billion in-game currency). So a plex costs around $10-15 and people don't hesitate to buy these and sell them. I played for 2-3 weeks and was bored, it was literally like working rather than having fun. I made about 300million isk in this time and i was focused on making isk, exploring nullsec is the best way. It's extremely boring, tedious, campers everywhere, multiple accounts just to get eyes on a "neutral" and follow them around to gank... People will camp a spot for DAYS just to get one kill on some random person. I love sims and mmorpg's, i thought i'd be instantly addicted, the pay-to-win just is a deal breaker for me.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1,056.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Look. this is not a MMO than you can just walk into, this needs to be said especially if you are trying it on a free weekend. It needs much more dedication. So if you are going to give it a go please bare this in mind, it is brutal, very confusing to start off with, and even more so when you get to actual PvP. A starter corp to help you along is a MUST!.

Steep learning curve for beginners, helps a lot to have a corportation to helpo you in the beginning stages. Highy addictive, there is nothing quite like hunting human prey to get the blood rushing or more likely running away from sociopathic monsters who roam the universe.

What can I say? Ultra space capitalism simulator.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
EVE has several problems. It's a fantastic science fiction game with lots of tactics/culture/economy, however, it's basically a second job. And more importantly, there's alot of hate for carebears. There's a big push for PvP. In all honesty, this is why after 6 years of playing. I gave up on it. It was just too pvp-centric for me. The point about in game characters in the game never materialized, I believe this in part, because the same mechanics of the game where duplicated in Dust 514. (And did not do so well.) I hope someday they make carebearing more fun, and less harped on by pvp players who flip your cans, create corp wars, or locator agents to harass miners, haulers, and industrialists. PVP in this game was too slow for it to be fun, and losses where real enough to not entertain my interest.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
745.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
This is the best MMO available for people who are not looking to be handheld and ushered through endless tutorials and boring-♥♥♥ "Go kill this thing 20 times, then return and claim your reward" quests only to end up pressing 1,2,3,4,5 on the hotbar for the rest of the game while you grind your daily quests and raid your bosses.

700+ hours played.
Can with confidence say this is the best MMO I have played and probably ever will play by a huge margin.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
342.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
The best sandbox in existence... just be warned, you will get too invested, and you will get blown up by pirates and suicide gankers. it happens to everyone at some point.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
I have been involved with Eve for 10 years now... I say involved, as I did not spend that entire 10 years playing. It was more like one of those bad relationships where you know you're not compatible, but the action is so good you always go back for more. The emails always come, and I always read the latest goss... I'm not playing but I was certainly invested.

I can do nothing but recommend it... However, there is a catch.

The reviews are generally accurate.
It is like working. Some people like to work alone (very dull), some people like me need co-workers. Find the right group of co-workers and you'll have a blast!
But it is work. You will be finding the most time effective way of making coin, you will assess every activity for its ISK/hour return, and weighing up the risk. Sometimes that only gets interesting when you are about to loose the lot, the adrenaline starts pumping, your heart bursting out of your chest as you mash the warp button.
It is brutal. People will kill you simply for the taste of your tears (nothing brought me more joy than reading some poor souls ranting on local after we totally fry him for no reason - hilarious).
And it WILL steal your soul. If you like the game, the people you play with, and you have some goals and ideas, you will think of nothing else.

The shear scale of the game is amazing; nothing comes close to the variation of ships, ship loadouts and variations, skills and 'professions'. You can be anything you want to be, and here in lies the rump. Trying to decide what the hell you want to do.
In the early days, everything was new and developing. You would pull a group of people together to help roll off our first battleships off the line. It was a big achievement as a group, and we were stoked. We saw the first IPO in game. Was then we people tried to create the first open and friendly null-sec space, with its own military and police (didn’t work). There were plenty of original ideas out there, you just needed the creativity and drive to do it.
Things are a little more 'mature' these days, big alliances owning vast swathes of space, with vast epic capital fleets going into battle. It’s kinda hard to make a difference in a world like this. Not impossible, just a little harder. That and things like the new ship ‘skins’ aesthetic changes, with no game play value, seem to just cheapen the whole thing…

This is not a casual game. You will sink hours, days and weeks into this game, sometimes with little reward.
If you find the right people, you can sink those hours together and talk smack whilst your doing it - fun times.

If you have any sort of life, this game is not for you.

With a busy job, demanding wife, and a bouncy wee baby I knew I couldnt put the time into this game to do it justice- you're looking for a quick cheap thrill, and Eve cant give it.
I had to go cold turkey, I gave away all my stuff, eliminated the reasons I might return, and uninstalled the game.

I have now been 6 months without any Eve... is that a free weekend I see?
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
7,055.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
time spent playing Eve

>>> 17.3 hrs last two weeks /7,047.2 hrs on record <<< enough said cept this pc was in the shop for 10 days.

Also note with an Eve subscription you are in a sence always playing as your character(of the moment) will most probably be in training while you are off line. So in reality I personaly haven't anymore than probably 2-3 thousand hours of online play time.

Many others in the game have much more.

Eve is another life to live and if you're bored with making money while mining or making things and or inventing things then you just hop into your fav warship and go off alone or with friends and kill things or other people (and you can make money doing that also).

It is a 10 out of 10 game
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
I recommend this game and have a lot of fun playing it, but I never noticed it was a subscribption game... As a beginner I can't pay to play the game with in game money (it's a lot of the in game currency). I'm also only 14 so I have no reliable source of income (I do odd jobs when I can) and can't afford to spend the 10 a month to play it (and I think you have to pay the 120 at once...). But the game is fun and if you can afford it I highly recommend it.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,902.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Pretty much the best MMO ever...
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
323.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This is the best ♥♥♥♥♥♥me and community ever.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
240.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
A vast, huge game with it's own culture where you aren't the center of the world. You're a part of it.

Once you get into it, you can't really leave it. You're probably thinking I'm talking ♥♥♥♥ but this game will always bring you back no matter what.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
I used to play Eve, EVE Online is probably one of the best mmos out there, but also one with the highest point of entry. It takes a special kind of person to really keep playing Eve, the kind of person that likes strategy, but also tolerates tedium. If you are looking for space action, stay away from Eve. While Eve has all the action you could want, if you go in expecting to partake in some space battles you will go from excited for Eve, to being disappointed and sad faster that it takes to realize what a mistake you have made. In Eve the best stuff you have to work towards, the best ships, the best fights, the best experiences. They all take time, effort, and usually some money.

Eve is not for everyone, but there is definitely a unique experience to be had in EVE and one that I have to say is pretty top notch.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,388.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
The only spreadsheet i use in this game is to track my salt mining income from those who 'accidentally' cross my path and don't understand that this is a pvp game at its heart.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
401.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
10/10
Would break up with my gf once more if it's necessary to play.
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