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 31

118.5 PATCH HAS BEEN RELEASED!



The May release is finally here!

  • Patch notes can be found here

  • General Feedback posted here

  • PC issues are posted here

  • MAC issues are posted here

ISSUE WITH INCORRECT CITADEL REINFORCEMENT TIMERS

Hello Players

At present, some citadels have incorrect vulnerability timers active, and as such, can be attacked outside of their regular vulnerability windows. This issue will be resolved during the next downtime (11:00UTC 2016-06-01).

Until that time, owners of Citadels that are attacked and enter reinforced due to this issue may file a support ticket asking for the reinforcement to be reversed. Please note that this will only be offered for shield reinforcement timers. Armor and Hull reinforcement timers will not be reversed as they would have been initiated before this issue occurred. Owners of Citadels in shield vulnerable may also request for them to be set to invulnerable.

When filing a support ticket for this issue, please file it with the following:

Subject: Incorrect Citadel Reinforcement Timer
Category: Gameplay Support -> Stuck -> Stuck Characters
Body: Please include the name and location of the Citadel.

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May 30

118.5 RELEASE TO BE DEPLOYED TOMORROW

We are happy to announce that the May release, 118.5, will be deployed tomorrow, 2016-05-31, during an extended downtime.



Downtime will begin at the usual time of 11:00 UTC, and will run for a total of 30 minutes, through until 11:30 UTC, when we expect Tranquility to be online and accepting connections.

118.5 brings a number of fixes after the deployment of EVE Online: Citadel, as well as new Multi-Use Analyzers, Upwell Consortium executive clothing rewards for those who took part in the event surrounding the construction of the first Astrahus class citadel, and Matigu "Seabeast" SKINs, which will initially form part of our promotional offers, before being released to the New Eden Store at a later date.

The Force Auxiliary skillpoint reimbursement will also occur during this extended downtime, as announced here.

You can check out more information about 118.5 and view the full patch notes via EVE Updates.

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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
  • Extra 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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Molenga
( 186.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Well, what can I say about this game withoun\'t being unfair to it?

The game itself is good and all, but the skill system simply ruins it, you are supposed to wait days, weeks and months for your skills to be trained, literally preventing you from advancing in the game. Basically this is a way for them to force you to keep paying the monthly subscription in order to advance in the game.

I think the game itself is pretty good, but this system just ruins it, and the only way to shorten the training time is to buy skill injectors that are expensive as hell, forcing you to buy plex in order to sell it to buy the injectors unless you can make a god dammed fortune to afford them.

Basically, I simply cannot reccomend people to play this game unless you have been doing it for years or is filthy rich irl to be able to afford it.
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TeabagJohn
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Like many of you I heard about Eve Online when one of these crazy stories happened, like the huge wars that appear every few years.

In the past two years I have tried to play this game (and get addicted) ~five times. I always come back and think "maybe I didn't try hard enough to like it." and then stop playing after a week because I remember why I don't like it. It is boring as a single player. Combat against AI in missions is boring, trading runs are boring, mining is boring and the only thing motivating you to keep going is to get a better ship (= catch up with other players) and to be invited in a corporation to become part of one of these cool stories you hear every once in a while.

But catching up is boring. I don't want to play with my space dumpster for 30 hours until I finally get a chance to actually do something meaningful in this game. It kind of reminds me of leveling in other MMORPGs.

Trying to like the game five times over the past few years has had a positive effect: I noticed how the tutorial and the interface steadily improved. At least that hurdle got fixed.

For me, Eve is more fun to read about than to actually play it. I wanted to get addicted but it just didn't click for me.
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KreamKorn
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Float in space simulator, got bored instantly
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NovaOzzie
( 34.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Overall I've began EVE Online multiple times, and had fun every time. With each time I played the game got better and better the more I learned. Like everyone warns the game has an enormous learning curve, but to help new players there is a local chat to ask questions that are almost always answered! Finally, I think this game is a good game for that dedicated player that likes spreadsheets, a point click style gameplay, and literally an environment built for almost any kind of player!
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( 35.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
IT was fun in the beginning but i got bored after 30 hours. Yep, you need ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ hours to buy ship and also you have to train yourself to drive that thing too..
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m.kernahan.mk
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This game is ♥♥♥♥ing lame. Why? because I dont want to spend 35 hours to get a real ship. If I wanted to take a long ♥♥♥ time to do something, I would do something in my real life. I play video games for immediate gratification. You suck.
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♚║CrazyWolffy║♚
( 29.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Awesome game!!! this game is true freedom. You can do whatever you want to do and there are many paths to choose. this game is not recommended for the faint hearted....
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DankMemester420
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Litterall ebola. (Storm Osborne)
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Все мрут, а я Грут
( 830.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
"EVE is dying, there is nothing to hold you here. Whole world filled with bitter vets which you'll never reach who just love to pwn occasional noob who dared to enter the realms of Everyone Versus Everyone: Die in a fire screaming at screen edition. This rotten game will collapse under it's sins in a couple of months."
-Some mook, October 18, 2003
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Egeis
( 224.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I do not recommand this game, its too easy for older longer playing gamers on this game to harrass characters that are. I joined a corporation which I formed myself and within several days a war was declared against me by a character. I could fight back but that would be the equivent of a WOW level 1 vs a level 70 or a EQ2 level 1 bard vs a level 80 anything. It only cost a few million isk to do this, equivent to a hours worth of gameplay once you have had an active account more than a few months old. All you can do is keep paying for the game and not play it..

Do not buy it.
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Captain Frost
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I've been "playing" this "game" on and off for a decade now. It's definitely not for everyone. But you're either going to love it or hate it. If you love it, you'll think about it all the time and even if you decide to quit it will still pull you back in eventually. Sometimes it feels more like work than a game so try your best to keep reminding yourself that it IS JUST A GAME.

What can you do in this game? Pick your favourites, or even do all of the following:
  • Kill dangerous pirates (NPC badguys)
  • Kill other players
  • Explore hidden and forgotten sites for treasure
  • Mine vast fields of asteroids/ice/gas
  • Place colonies on planets to extract valuable minerals
  • Manufacture or Research ammunition/ships/drones/equipment etc.
  • Complete missions for a wide variety of NPC corporations
  • Create a personal Corporation that you decide how to manage
  • Erect space stations of your very own
Plus so much more that I'm sure I've temporarily forgotten. And you can do it all alone or in a group. Don't worry about the subscription either. After you get the hang of things it won't take you long to make enough in game currency to fund your new addiction without having to pull out your wallet.

This game has so much to offer and has many aspects to it that appeal to many play styles.
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Grim
( 75.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
I want to start off and say yes, this game is completely worth getting. For some people it isn't their cup of tea and I get that, but for some others it will always a game in our hearts. The depth and feel this game has is incredible. As a new player my starting tips would be get a Corp to add you, join the teamspeak or communication system they provide and learn EVERYTHING they have to offer, they are living libraries of knowledge on this game, pick their brains for every detail of this game that you want to do and enjoy.
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Hudscn
( 100.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Played alot more then it says hear,
tbh love it so much to do and it is overwelming especialy if your new to the game i can understand the lack of direcshion for alot of new players
but give it a chance try asking in local ull be serprised

(my spelling/grammer is uber ♥♥♥♥ for this i am sorry but life goes on and i will not lose any sleep)
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Banshee Legend
( 402.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
This game is something else. I started it twice and quit twice. The learning cliff (not curve, CLIFF) is insane. In short it goes like this: here's a ship, f**k you. Still, the mature community, the amazing devs, the possibility to be a part of sci-fi and mmo history is something you can't find in any other game. I played this game through steam for 400ish hours, and on it's own client for another 1000 or so. It takes you in and never lets go. That is if you are brave enough to learn and lose stuff on the way. Don't listen to all these casuals that say it's pay to win or fully time reliable. Its not. All you want to do you can do within a day from the start. The skill queue with the skills for big stuff taking longer is meant to be that way, do you have at least minimal time to learn how to fly the smaller ships. I've been playing this game on and off for 5 years now, and I can assure you all, this game is worth at least the free trial. Fly safe o7
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Tofue
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
subcription based. I tried it during a promotion that ended two hours after I installed it; further after a lengthy character creation was put iun the middle of nowhere with nothing to indicate how the developers wanted the player to interact with the ui. i ended up clicking a nearby structure and started to 'fly' to it. once i got there every ship became hostile. Players are thrown to the wolves. if you like that, go right on ahead. for a narrow window to preview this game, it sucked. i'll stay away from this insular community.
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30ot6wigsplitter
( 324.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Great game. It does take a lot of patience, but nothing good comes easy.
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nonsensius
( 28.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
Hi there,

this game can be pretty captivating.
if you put time in fun comes out. If you want PVP join plaer a corporation.
If you want PVE stay with the NPC Corporation or to do Hauling (transportation of goods) or Industry ("Indy").
There is mission running, in different flavors: Security, distribution, R&D and others.
Security: They revolve about killing NPC's of opposing factions and maybe save some cargo or people(or captivivate them).
Distribution: little more for the calm minded people(if in so called High sec) just pushing wares from one point to another.
You can get yourself Blueprints and Build Ships ammunition Weapons and a real big bunch of items.
You can develop Blueprints further for efficiency or use them to develop something of higher tech level.
The PVP fleets are huge and if you get proficient you can harness other peoples fortunes to build up your own.

if you want to start and subscribe right NOW you can also use my referal :)

http://secure.eveonline.com/trial/?♥♥♥♥♥5145a875-9db0-475a-803c-f09d5ce15d96&action=buddy

Gives you one week abovethe regular trial. If you need help ingame contact me i can help you getted setted up!

Expect to be glued to this game for a longer time !
Have fun :D
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MajorAccident
( 453.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Customer service is truly awful when you consider that this is a multimillion dollar company. EA have better CS than these guys.
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dj2nz
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
unplayable
no input options
and doesnt allow you access to the game
complete scam
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DetKimble
( 19.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
EVE is an enjoyable expirence that I haven't found (personally) in another title.
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Not Recommended
2,455.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
EVE ONLINE
It can be a great game with countless hours of enjoyment.. But it can also be a giant waste of money and time.. And more than likely, something you will not play for more than few hours, or weeks ever.

As someone who's played Eve for the better part of 9 years. I've done practically everything at one point or another. Been in giant alliances and fought wars against russians. Got bored of industry and planetary crap, did the whole small corp pvp, stealth bombers and black ops. I've lived in 0.0, did the whole wormhole life and pve side of the game and quite honestly I just simply don't care for it [the game] anymore as a whole.

The game itself has changed... (honestly) very little.


The "expansions" CCP launch every year, do offer new and decent content (Usually). However, MOST of the content CCP provides for EVE is not something every player see's or experiences.


And as such, I've known many players who basically experience NONE of the new stuff provided in expansions, YEAR AFTER YEAR. and are, more or less, playing the exact same game from 4 - 5+ years ago.

There is a very real problem with EVE that I will get into in just a bit. But what EVE succeeds at ... it does... Pretty well.
It's a decent game if you have people to play with, people who know what they are doing. If you are able to join a decent corp.

If you have no friends, or no one to play EVE with, it's normally an extremely lackluster experience, very boring, and very very lonely. EVE can also be very harsh. You can get scammed, lose all your assets, and lose hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of items in game.

I knew a person who after playing the game for a month, bought a bunch of plexs. Who then undocked, and was then blown up. He lost about $300~ worth of plex. Needless to say, he quit the game shortly after.

EVE, for the most part, is a very ruthless game. You need to play it almost in the mindset of something like an even more hardcore dark souls. Expect to die, or lose your ship. Don't fly stuff you can't afford to lose, don't put all your eggs in one basket. Plan our what you're doing, where you're going. Know what you are doing, before you do it. Which, can be a little much when you are starting out.

I've known a lot of new players, and have helped a lot of new players with the game.
But, there are a lot of misconceptions. Mostly thrown off by CCP themselves, with how they portray the game... And there's a lot of unknowns and things that you just will not get your head around till you've spent a lot of time/money in the game (For the most part).

I've known plenty of people who spent months trying to get a certain ship, only to find out.. That ship was not what they expected, and they were extremely dissapointed and wound up leaving the game due to it. It's depressing to work for a carrier for many months, then to finally get it and realize.. Oh, you can't actually really use it unless you have other people or accounts to play with. There's a lot of aspects in the game that are awesome, however... They (Honestly) are not executed well imo.

Over the years, instead of EVE changing them to make them better. They've stuck with their somewhat flawed design in ways that has left a lot of people basically... In the dust. It keeps the regulars, but for the most part... A lot of other people just can't stick with it.

A lot of things in EVE really just are not designed that well for a solo player in specific scenarios. And generally, for a new player starting off... That is how it's played. Which is AWFUL. Then there's the dissapointment people get when they realize, they can't do what they thought they could. Or what they want to do. This is a hard limitation of the core game design.

EVE is a game for groups of people. If you play by yourself, you will almost certainly be bored out of your mind more than likely. You will more than likely quit the game within the first few hours.

EVE is just not good at that, and probably never will be.



Don't get me wrong, I love EVE. I always have, even though I have a lot of problems with it. I still play it to this day. I've had numerous accounts over the years and it's still something that I usually come back to for a few months every expansion. Then drop off, of course once I realize there's still nothing there for me.

Most people I knew that were hardcore into EVE and used to nolife the game, have never played it again.. There's usually two types of EVE players. Those that love it, and play it all the time. And those that play it, hate it, and never play it again.

I'm a bit of an odd one stuck in the middle but oh well :P

I hope that one day CCP can actually change some of the things that HOLD eve online back from being the best it can be. But I know that will probably never happen, I still enjoy seeing and hearing about the fleet fights, watching the killboards, and playing every now and then but... EVE can get extremely stale for a lot of people, and that's why even people who love it might never come back.

Honestly, would I reccomend EVE? Not really because MOST people (Once again, talking about in general) do not like it, and have a real hard time with the game.

There, of course, are people that love EVE and eat it up like there's no tomorrow. Great, but for most people.. It just isn't worth it.

That said, if you are interested in trying out EVE let me know. You can use my referral here.
http://secure.eveonline.com/trial/?♥♥♥♥♥5a39485a-ae65-4ede-b4dd-deb8fd7a1da8&action=buddy
You will get extra game time than creating a normal trial account (21 days vs 14).

So you have some extra time to train skills, try out stuff. Anyone is welcome to ask me any questions they might have. I'm always happy to help new people! My in game name is "Cilayin"
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101 of 121 people (83%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
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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284 of 434 people (65%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
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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40 of 54 people (74%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
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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38 of 53 people (72%) found this review helpful
13 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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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
598.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
After playing Eve for over 11 years since Beta testing it...

Eve is a harsh mistress...I Love Eve and I Hate Eve!!

It has the best game mechanics, but the worse community. I've quit and rejoined many times over the years, but eventually come back to it, since frankly, it is the most amazing and most complex game I have ever played.

PvP is not required or even corps, I never have pvp and play mostly alone. I've made most of my fortunes deep in wormholes fighting Sleepers, mining high end ore and building my own ships. There really is a lot of options and money in exploring and null sec mining, especially if you know how to use a scanner.

I recommend it, but you really have to dedicate your life to Eve, once you do, it will suck you in and change you!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
588.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Easily the hardest game ive ever learnt or played, but once you pop that pod cherry for the first time theres no going back.

Limited dev interference with more responsibility placed on the player makes the game extremely immersive. The innumerable mods and customization really makes you attached to your ships and you will be constantly pushing to improve your skills to keep them alive, especially since you lose them permanently when they go boom.

Completely changed how i approach gaming, and it will always stay near the top of my most memorable games list.

7o
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26 of 44 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
940.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
I only played this game for 9 weeks.
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102 of 188 people (54%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
101.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
only worth playing if you want to spend literal years training skills to be competitive.

everything else is a grind where new players have a huge disadvantage in comparison to old players
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
Hi there,

this game can be pretty captivating.
if you put time in fun comes out. If you want PVP join plaer a corporation.
If you want PVE stay with the NPC Corporation or to do Hauling (transportation of goods) or Industry ("Indy").
There is mission running, in different flavors: Security, distribution, R&D and others.
Security: They revolve about killing NPC's of opposing factions and maybe save some cargo or people(or captivivate them).
Distribution: little more for the calm minded people(if in so called High sec) just pushing wares from one point to another.
You can get yourself Blueprints and Build Ships ammunition Weapons and a real big bunch of items.
You can develop Blueprints further for efficiency or use them to develop something of higher tech level.
The PVP fleets are huge and if you get proficient you can harness other peoples fortunes to build up your own.

if you want to start and subscribe right NOW you can also use my referal :)

http://secure.eveonline.com/trial/?♥♥♥♥♥5145a875-9db0-475a-803c-f09d5ce15d96&action=buddy

Gives you one week abovethe regular trial. If you need help ingame contact me i can help you getted setted up!

Expect to be glued to this game for a longer time !
Have fun :D
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
67.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
The planets aren't flat.
0/10 for scientific accuracy.
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30 of 53 people (57%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
I have no idea what im doing. I like it.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
438.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Dont listen to the people complaining about pay to win, or being destroyed in high security space, or complaining about older players having an advantage. Its an MMO, every game has people who will kill you and take your stuff. Its a sandbox. You do what you want. And the police in high security space will pretty much help you and destroy your attacker in a second. The only time you will get attacked in space is if you have a very expensive and vulnerable ship, such as a miner. Skill points are gained over time, and while an older player may have high skills, you can still outwit them. Just keep your ships cheap so losing them wont make you quit.

PS dont be a miner if its that boring and you die. Go do something else.
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
I get what they're trying to do here but throwing newbies right into the stew with lategame players is always a bad idea. NO. Stop trying defend such things. It's a bad idea. The learning curve for this game has already been metion enough but really I believe alot of that could be alleviated merely by putting new players in a seperate instance space while they learn the flight controls, How to read they terribly designed HUD [which can be modified but still], and come to terms with everything availible to them. By throwing Newbies in the pot with Vets you only whind up with a massive turnover rate. Which is sad cause I see great potential for this type of hands off MMO. But just because you'll let your game world run itself doesn't give you the excuse to not actually design a good tutorial.

TL;DR Any game with this strong of a learning curve should have a good tutorial. This one doesn't as such you SHOULD count that against the game. NO Players shouldn't have to just slog through it 'till the good stuff comes'. That is asinine for a game that is subscription.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
I have found this game very fun so far. It is very fun to explore the near endless possibilities and systems in this game. There are lots of great people on the game who are always willing to help and the tutorials are great too. The agents make the game more fun for a begginer like myself, because they provide things to do, as well as also giving you small tutorial-type things along the way.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
534.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Not a game I can stay away from for longer than a few months. The developers are incredible, the community is like no other game I've ever seen, and the gameplay is unique. After playing EVE Online for a while I tried to find other enticing space-simulator games but none so far have even gotten close to being better than EVE Online.

The first time I played I started a corporation and although I wasn't "awoxed", one of my members had a large bounty on his head which caused bounty hunting coorporations to declare war on us. We sustained great losses and in the end ultimately had to disband. I stopped playing for a few months after that and have been on and off since.

This is not a game for casual gamers, this is an experience for gamers who want to be apart of a community.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
109.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Spreadsheet Stimulator. I would play this game so much more but the monthly cost is the only holding me back. It has everything a Sci-Fi lover would want plus more. The entire market place is run by players, which is good and bad. You get galactic started by corporations for their own gain and can even have wars with other corporations over areas for control. All of this is player controlled. EvE has something for every player because if you just want to be playing the game by completing AI controlled missions you can. Want to just mine minerals to sell and make a massive profit you can do that. You have full control of how you want to play.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
EVE is an enjoyable expirence that I haven't found (personally) in another title.
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