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 24

Sneak preview of May's release in today's Mass Test


(Image from a previous mass test, courtesy of Sered Woollahara)

Join our mass test on Tuesday, May 24th, and discover the features of the next EVE Online release!

We invite you to our next mass test on the server Singularity this Tuesday, May 24th, at 17:00 EVE time (=UTC). During this mass test we will investigate the general performance and test various game improvements and bug fixes for the coming release on May 31st.

All participants will receive a reward of two million skillpoints (available only on the test server Singularity). Please be aware that numbers, art assets, and other game properties for the May release may be adjusted before its deployment on Tranquility.

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May 20

EVE Online Community Avatars and Recurring Opportunities



What faction do you represent?

Head to http://steamcommunity.com/games/8500/Avatar/List and select the faction you want to represent on Steam Community.


Recurring opportunities to go live on May 24th 2016

With the discovery of new consciousness manipulation techniques by a group of New Eden’s most brilliant neuropsychologists, clone manufacturers across the cluster have devised a method to accelerate skill training in short bursts. This now enables the issue of a new kind of reward – recurring opportunities.

From the smallest Cartel patrol frigate to the most dangerous pirate battleship in the cluster, whether you’re a mission runner, explorer, bounty hunter or a miner acting in self-defense, you can gain a daily boost of 10,000 unallocated skillpoints for your first non-capsuleer kill of the day.

Recurring opportunities may change over time, and new ones may become available in future.

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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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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
( 89.8 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
( 299.3 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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Phanes
( 371.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
SpaceSim 2016
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parKS
( 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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Drunk3n M0nkey
( 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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Docwalker
( 751.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Hi Steamers,
Eve Online...... It isn't a skilled based MMO, it's a Time & Money based MMO... What you have to understand when playing this game is that how ever good you are(myself one of the best pilots in europe on Star Wars Galaxies) it means nothing because how you equip yourself and your ship is based on how long you've played ... pure and simple. I'll give you an example, I spent 13 days trying to save Isk(in game currency) to make a ship with its parts to use to kill npcs but there are no pvp toggles in this game it is open.... so that 13 days work in a matter of 2 minutes was blown to pieces by players who have been playing it longer than you mostly up to 1 or 2 years longer than you... My grandfather calls it "Pi**ing in the wind". You can never catch those players up in class of equipment because the "SKILL TREE" is based on time not actual skill.... So if your thinking of buying it remember.... Even if you are a decently skilled player... unless you have a considerable amount of money to spend rushing your skill tree which takes about £30 for 10 days worth which on average the higher skills are around 19 days long and that is just one of many you'd need... I truly wish I hadn't bothered.

An honest and truthful review of Eve Online from a new players perspective... You have been warned.
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CharlesSurge
( 1,946.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Rating: N/A

EVE is a game similar to life, but if you're already good at life, you'll have no gain in that aspect via playing EVE. All resources in EVE are equivalent to real money, aside from human beings at keyboards. EVE avoids pay-to-win, because "win" is player-defined for each individual. Part of this is EVE's 13 year history: the invention of a legal way to buy in-game currency (ISK) with real-world currency so that it is legal and controlled and that all in-game currency is only generated via in-game methods. Meaning, if you buy ISK, it is from other players on the "open market", rather than generated from thin-air. Let's look at the resources EVE deals in: ISK, AUR, in-game items, SP, Humans. Again, all but humans can be bought with real world currency, and at easy liquidity. ISK is currency and AUR(Aurum) is currency for certain items. SP (skill points) determine your capabilities as a character: what ships you can fly and their attributes and other ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t like mining and taxes on the market. SP is accrued passively over time that you are subscribed, and when I say time, I ♥♥♥♥ing mean it. EVE has been around 13 years and it's impossible to have all skills in the game unless you use real-money. I've played EVE for over a year and for all my goals, I'd have at least 8.5 more years to go. Anyway, then there are human resources, which includes a lot of crap, but "talent" I'll note -- talent can matter and developing that may be rewarding to people for a time, whether that be 3 months or 13 years. Also, the best way to get SP disincentivizes playing the game. You train SP faster if you have "implants" that are lost when you "pod" dies. This means you're putting these implants at risk if you actually want to PVP. And as you've picked up on, SP is pretty ♥♥♥♥ing important.

There's a lot to be said about this ♥♥♥♥ing product. The company that makes the game is CCP. CCP has their own 13 year history. Writing this review is compromising enough, so... Anyway, this game after 13 years has variations on only 4ish colors one can put in their Corporation (basic unit of a group of players) logo... drumroll please... and, the colors are: red, gold/yellow, blue, greys (whites, blacks included). CCP game designers were recently confounded live that one of the four types of electronic warfare in the game actually exists and functions.

EVE is a social game that no one wants to play. Each individual can truly make a big influence on the game, but really, who ♥♥♥♥ing cares? CCP has deleted their own wiki. A wiki which was never up to date, but still had some function. I literally have no idea how the ♥♥♥♥ new players are supposed to know how gun tracking works. If you're crazy, you can go attend an in-game university... or you could of course ask someone who can break this ♥♥♥♥ down right quick. Learning and utilizing EVE systems can be something to do, but look at the player-retention curves by age for more on that. So, info on the game is obfuscated, rare, outdated, or deleted. Just like in real life, CCP asks you to know your role and play to that. The old and rich hold ♥♥♥♥. What percent of players even know they can set up a passive income stream in the game?

Anyway, more back to the general mass of players. Most are here for "content" and they are so ♥♥♥♥ing lame. Some are old-enough characters that have found a positive cost-benefit relationship with the game. Anyway, at around 36 million skillpoints, I think the ship combat in the game gets more broadly-fun... 36M SP is 24 months of training time @ 2000 SP/hr. You can have fun earlier learning ♥♥♥♥, but I think it is pretty easy to see how losing resources -- remember "resources" directly equals US Dollars -- can be discouraging when you lose to someone who has just played the game years, months, or 2 days more than you, or paid more to have an alt sit risk free in space and give massive "fleet bonuses" to the capabilities of their ship. So, you can try to find some group that aren't "content"-idiots. Good luck with that. PVP is what most people will enjoy. It is what I enjoy, so from my perspective, most everything else in the game is grinding. Grinding that can be avoided by paying more. And paying more is pretty appreciable compared to mining, which is like 10 US Cents per hour. Ok, but things in the universe should have value, right? That's why the game is attractive in the first place. Sure, but the risk-reward balance is so askew as to not exist on the grand scale. The rich or at least rich in SP or age have mechanisms available to them.
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Pair of Nice Slacks
( 210.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Is the game good? Yeah... if you have the time.

The core starter pack; is not the game. All you are getting is some accessories. You are still bound to trial account restrictions.

Use Alt+Y to claim the meagre leavings you thought were actually a month of the full game.
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Bizzare Kazuhira
( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
cant stop farm, lost my job, got kicked from university, save my soul pls
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Thraxicus
( 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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Not Recommended
2,445.4 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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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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274 of 422 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 $10-15 and people don't hesitate to buy these and sell them. I played for 2-3 weeks and was bored, it was literally like working rather than having fun. I made about 300million isk in this time and i was focused on making isk, exploring nullsec is the best way. It's extremely boring, tedious, campers everywhere, multiple accounts just to get eyes on a "neutral" and follow them around to gank... People will camp a spot for DAYS just to get one kill on some random person. I love sims and mmorpg's, i thought i'd be instantly addicted, the pay-to-win just is a deal breaker for me.
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54 of 73 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
713.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Hehe, a review for EVE. Where to begin?..........To be honest, there isn't a good place to start. The game is huge. The amount of things you can do are almost endless. Wanna go inside a wormhole and take your luck against the rats? Good luck. Go exploring in uncharted space? sure. Attend a high pitched battle consisting of 700 odd players because someone threw a fit over rights to a moon? If you're in the right alliance, go right ahead.
In the 13 years that EVE has been around, players have made history in the world of gaming, from the largest battle ever created, to some jackass diverting a force three times the size of his own in order to save a 4,000$ 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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38 of 52 people (73%) 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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37 of 52 people (71%) found this review helpful
12 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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14 of 19 people (74%) 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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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
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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100 of 185 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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30 of 52 people (58%) 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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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
14 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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4 of 4 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
438.7 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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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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
89.8 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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