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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July 26

Alliance Tournament XIV: Draw Results and Prizes


Greetings again honorable spaceship warriors.

Today, we’ve got some information on what you’ll be fighting for as the prizes for Alliance Tournament XIV, the participants that were picked in the random draw, and which commentators’ soft vocal tones will guide you through this year’s conflict.

For those of you just tuning in or new to the game, the Alliance Tournament is an annual competition in which EVE Online player alliances pit their best members in a grand contest to see who the masters of spaceship combat are. Alliances will spend months honing their skills to give themselves the slightest edge in this grueling competition that is played out over three weeks.  Some of the most memorable moments in EVE’s history can be found in the Alliance Tournament, with priceless ships being torn apart and turned to ashes, great dynasties falling to an unexpected newcomer, and long standing feuds between rivals played out in nail-biting matches that leave everyone holding their breath right up to the last moment. Any alliance that manages to win this prestigious event will find themselves showered in fame and fortune and rightly respected by all citizens of New Eden.

This year, Alliance Tournament XIV will be held starting October 1st over the course of three weekends, with the finals taking place on the 16th of October. The action from the first weekend will be broadcast by the wonderful EVE Online volunteers of the Interstellar Services Department (ISD) and other community groups, while weeks two and three will be broadcast live by EVE TV.

The Blood Soaked Riches
With Alliance Tournament XII, we introduced a prize structure that had several goals:
  • To provide strong and unique rewards that match the epic levels of passion, training and mastery displayed by our competitors
  • To ensure that teams feel they have a good chance of being rewarded if they put in the effort to field a competitive team
  • To reward the entire alliances behind each team, since in the Alliance Tournament there are often hundreds of players providing support for each team member that you see flying in the matches
As this structure found great success in AT XII and XIII, we’ll be using it again this year. As for the actual prizes, here’s what you’ll be fighting to claim this year:

The Alliance Tournament Cup
The Alliance Tournament Cup is an ingame inventory item of which only one copy may ever exist. Every year we edit the description of the item to reflect the complete list of former tournament winners and move the item to the possession of the most recent winners.

The Alliance Tournament Cup was given to the Pandemic Legion alliance in the most recent Alliance Tournament XIII, and after the conclusion of Alliance Tournament XIV it will be taken from wherever it resides at that time and given to the AT XIV champions.

Alliance Tournament Medals

In previous tournaments, we have given ingame Alliance Tournament Medal inventory items for the teams that places first, second and third in the tournament. The number of medals granted was the same number as the maximum pilots that could be fielded in that tournament. We will be continuing to do this for Alliance Tournament XIV.

However, like Alliance Tournament XII and XIII, we will also be giving out medals to every character that was a member of the participating alliances on the first day of the tournament. These will appear on the character sheet, exactly like a medal awarded by a corporation. There will be medals for Tournament Competitor, Top 32, Top 16, Top 8, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st. Each character will receive only the highest medal that their alliance earned.

Remember, the medals will only be granted to characters in a participating alliance on the first day of the tournament (October 1st).

PLEX

As with previous Alliance Tournaments, we will be distributing the PLEX collected as entry fees as prizes in the tournament. If a very large number of PLEX are bid during the secret auction, the number of PLEX awarded may potentially increase.

This year, the PLEX will be awarded as follows:
  • Teams that place between 17th and 32nd will receive 5 PLEX
  • Teams that place in the top 16 will receive 10 PLEX
Alliance Tournament Prize Ships

Ever since the 7th Alliance Tournament, the main prizes each year have been a set of special edition frigates and cruisers, with unmatched combat prowess. Only 50 of each type of frigate or cruiser are given each tournament.

As with Alliance Tournament XII, this year we will be distributing the special edition prize ships to the top 4 teams, with each team receiving an equal number of cruisers and frigates.
  • 1st place: 25 Cruisers and 25 Frigates
  • 2nd place: 15 Cruisers and 15 Frigates
  • 3rd place: 7 Cruisers and 7 Frigates
  • 4th place: 3 Cruisers and 3 Frigates
This year, the ships on offer from the Independent Gaming Commission (IGC) are based on Blood Raider ships. Skilled pilots are sure to be able to use the strengths of these ships to drain and defile their enemies. The preliminary ship stats are as follows (and may be subject to change):

Caedes


4 Highslots (1 Turret)
3 Midslots
5 Lowslots
10 Mbit bandwidth, 30m3 Dronebay

Amarr Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
20% bonus to Energy Nosferatu and Energy Neutralizer drain amount
25% bonus to Small Energy Turret falloff range

Minmatar Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
20% bonus to Stasis Webifier range
20% reduction in Cloaking Devices CPU requirement

Covert Ops bonuses (per skill level):
10% bonus to Core and Combat Scanner Probe strength
25% bonus to Energy Nosferatu and Energy Neutralizer falloff range

Role bonus:
400% bonus to Small Energy Turret damage
10+ bonus to Relic and Data Analyzer virus strength
Can fit Covert Ops Cloaking Device and Covert Cynosural Field Generator
Cloak reactivation delay reduced to 5 seconds
No targeting delay after Cloaking Device deactivation
Energy Nosferatu fitted to this ship will drain targeted ship's capacitor regardless of your own capacitor level
Rabisu


6 Highslots
3 Midslots
6 Lowslots

Amarr Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
35% bonus to Energy Nosferatu optimal range and falloff
20% bonus to Energy Nosferatu drain amount

Minmatar Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
20% bonus to Logistic Drone transfer amount
20% reduction in Cloaking Devices CPU requirement

Logistics Cruisers bonuses (per skill level):
20% bonus to Remote Armor Repairer optimal and falloff
15% reduction in Remote Armor Repairer activation cost
2% reduction in Remote Armor Repairer cycle time

Role bonus:
80% reduction in Remote Armor Repairer powergrid requirements
100% bonus to Remote Armor Repairer optimal and falloff
Can fit Covert Ops Cloaking Device and Covert Cynosural Field Generator
Energy Nosferatu fitted to this ship will drain targeted ship's capacitor regardless of your own capacitor level

Alliance Tournament Edition Blood Raider SKIN

As with Alliance Tournament XIII, we will be offering a ship SKIN that can be applied to any of the Blood Raider ships to give them a unique visual style. We will be awarding 10 copies of this SKIN for each series won by a team. This includes the single match series that make up the bulk of the tournament. This should provide an additional incentive to try and win every match you can. Again like last year, these skins will be handed out later than the rest of the prizes at a yet to be determined date.

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July 25

Share Your Stories - We Want You!



Here at CCP, we’ve been looking at many different ways to raise awareness of EVE Online and promote New Eden to a wider audience.

After the success we’ve seen over the course of the last couple of years with additional coverage of Fanfest and the amazing player gatherings that you all host, plus community focused marketing such as This is EVE, This is Fanfest and some of the amazing videos that have been put together by the community, we’d like to continue on the path of showcasing the creativity, ingenuity, diversity and dedication of our pilots.

In short, for our next campaign, we want YOU!

We’re looking for EVE players who want to take part in filming, where you’ll talk about your EVE experiences and stories. We’d like to hear more about your escapades over the years, and the shenanigans you’ve experienced as a part of what is by far the best and closest knit community in online gaming.

Those who want to take part may need to make an overnight stay in our filming locations, and of course any costs for travel and accommodation will of be covered by CCP for those who are selected to tell their stories, with a few in game goodies thrown in as a thank you for dedicating even more of your time to taking part.

At this time, we’re pretty flexible on the dates that we’ll be filming, so we’ll be looking to see what kind of suggestions for stories are submitted, and will arrange filming and locations with people on an individual basis.

If you’d like to take part in this project, here’s what we’ll need from you!

  • Email address
  • Your full name
  • Where you’re located
  • Who you fly with
  • Your favorite ship
  • How long you’ve been playing
  • Details of your main activity in game

You’ll also need to include a brief “Video selfie”, no more than a few minutes where you can introduce yourself and talk about an EVE related story that has particular meaning to you, along with a little on how you’d describe EVE to a new player to encourage them to sign up and fly with you.

If you’d like to be considered to take part in this, we’ll need a submission from you before August 1st, 2016.

You can submit your details, along with your video by filling in this handy survey!

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

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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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crosenhauer
( 43.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Decent enough game until you want to cancel your subsribtion. Then they start making you jump through hoops. But otherwise seemed like a good game, just not my kind of game.
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link
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
buying the game on steam is a waste of your time and money when you can get the game contents on the website because to get an account it cost money and it is about 9.99 a month and they charge tax.
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mr.brilsmurf
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
EVE is a game can be a lot of fun to play, I have played well over a hundred hours but not on the steam version, EVE doesn't hold your hand and give you everything, it gives you the tools to get the things you want and you need to take it.

My advice is try it out with the free trail and join a corporation (basically a guild), they will tell you how to play the game and don't be afraid to ask questions there are guy's who have played for years and still don't know everything.
without my corporation i would have quit the game in the first week but because of those guy's i am still playing and having a hell of a time.
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( 19.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Awesome game and visuals but it requres a mothly payment. I would much rather see in game purchases rather than a monthly fee to play this awesome game.
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Your Favorite Lullaby
( 1,631.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Best Original Concepts for Today's MMO Genre.. I bet you're happy after the first month or so... After that paying for plex with In-Game Isk is Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy...
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flyboybp89
( 1,429.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I have been playing Eve: Online for just over four years now, and hopefully this review can be of some help to those deciding if they really want to dive into the game.

First: Eve is a complex game. It has a really steep learning curve for new players, although the devs have been working hard to make it a little more newbro friendly. The have added a lot of new fancy tutorials that did not exist when I started. This is definitely a big plus if you are brand new. However, do not expect them to teach you everything. This game is beyond expansive, and you will get lost in the complexity. However the newbie channel chats, forums, and sometimes even local chat can be a big help. DOn't be afraid to ask questions. Usually someone is more than willing to answer.

Second: Eve is not always a nice place. One of the first things you should know, as many people as there are out there willing to help you, there are just as many willing to take advantage of you. Whether that takes the form of stealing your stuff, killing you, or picking on you, it can, and will happen. Take every offer of help with a grain of salt, or if it is a business deal, be especially careful. This kind of behavior is completely legal in Eve because it is a sandbox. The creators don't regulate anything that does not violate the EULA. It's pretty much anything goes here.

Third: Playing Eve solo sucks. Some people do it, but it's lame when you do it that way. Eve was built to be a social game and a social experiment. After you finish the tutorials, I highly suggest joining a player corporation. As a new player, I highly suggest joining a newbro friendly corp like Eve University, Pandemic Horde, or Red vs Blue. Eve Uni will teach you anything you want to know about Eve, and Horde and RvB are PvP oriented if you want to jump into that niche.

Fourth: The skill training happens in real time. That means skills will continue to train even when you are not logged on. Also as a result, it can take a really long time to train certain skills. Playing for four years, and I have only recently started getting into capital ships. Do not expect to jump right in and be awesome at the game. You will fight and struggle and die, a lot. However, Eve is one of the most satisfying games ever if you stick with it. You don't have to have all the skills to be good, and you don't have to train everything. Just be patient with the progression and stick with it. If you are looking for the instant gratification of a shooter or action game, you best look elsewhere. Eve is a game that lends itself to the longview, and definitely has a delayed gratification factor.

Fifth, and finally: Eve is awesome. Whether or not you like it is usually dependent on your personality, but regardlesss of whether or not you like it, it is an impressive world that the devs have made. Its a living, breathing community that makes its own story. Players decisions can affect thousands of other players. The market is run by the players, and wars between massive player coalitions shake both individual players, and the player driven markets. The PvP is the most exhilirating I have ever encountered, and I still get an adrenaline rush when taking ships into battle. (I'm very much PvP centered, so I have done quite a bit.) Eve is unlike any MMO you have ever played, or ever will play. It is singular, and I think you should at least give it a shot. If you don't like it, that's okay. It's not for everyone. If you do though, it can be a very rewarding experience and you will make some great friends. Have fun and fly dangerous!

P.S You can message me with your email if you would like an extended 21 day trial.
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raven666wings
( 834.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I had an argument with a friend, later that day he gifted me EVE. I understood our friendship was over.

I gifted EVE to a sick guy to entertain him and help easing his pain. Now he's threatening to kill me.

I called the suicide hotline after playing EVE and listening to its soundtrack. They told me to go ahead and do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMmfjcMG578&list=PLlv9mHE-UZghrwLbz3ZWczQFzQ88zOjIG&index=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ourWGk8kyFA&list=PLlv9mHE-UZghrwLbz3ZWczQFzQ88zOjIG&index=4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGXkISPJhf4&index=6&list=PLlv9mHE-UZghrwLbz3ZWczQFzQ88zOjIG

This game is dead, I don't recommend people to spend their time/money with it. The company failed/dropped development, hired a former EA suit for VP and adopted a pay to win business model.
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𝔇𝔞𝔯𝑘𝔢𝔯 Light
( 35.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
EVE Online has been my favourite game for years now, my steam hours aren't all of my playtime as I played through a seperate client before I bought it on steam to support the creators even more, because well, they deserve it.

It's a well-polished space pirate MMO, the career mission's and opportunities that act as the tutorial for the game couldn't have been better than what they were although it is a lot of text to read early on for new comers and can be very overwhelming which could be extinguished by just voice acting.

After the "tutorial" you should find yourself with a variety of ships and modules to start you off playing through the game which not a lot of MMO's do, they just give you a class and basic gear and send you off but Eve Online leaves you a huge insight into the ships and modules and their uses and gives you time to learn the in's and out's of the game, including it's well-known market.

Overall, I recommend this game to people who want a MMO that will keep them busy, try out the free trial first before buying a subscription though as that will be more than enough time for you to know if this is the game for you or not.
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FredoMaster #ILoveMercy
( 404.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I am 16 years old guy.
Doing some temporary jobs to make money.
For the happiness to be able to play this game.
When i started playing this game i forgot how to sleep.
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Seth_Bakes
( 27.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
This game is the perfect MMO its got just the right balance, It does have a bit of a learning curve but If your not rushing through youll pick it up quickly.
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129 of 170 people (76%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
111.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
i really hate doing this. i really thought this was my favorite game, because it is a GOOD GAME. im not rating it down because its bad. it just... doesnt feel satisfying. i never feel a sense of progression. even after getting my raven, i felt like a defenseless noobie. i was always on edge, reluctant to approach other people or mine in certain asteroid fields due to the fear that hours and hours, even weeks or MONTHS worth of gameplay can be lost because of some jerk that wants to take your stuff. if you really like that kind of game, by all means go ahead. but its hard for me to get invested in a game with that kind of community.

i even thought adventuring to nullsec would be extraordinary and fantastical, but even that disappointed me. its just like highsec, except its filled with more jerks. i have to end up venturing through nullsec space at 3 in the morning to avoid all the people who get their income from spamming bubbles at warpgates and trapping those that just want to reach their destination. i thought i was enjoying this game, really. it only took me a while to realize i actually started to feel depressed, logging in less and less often to the point where its been almost a month since i last played. my plex is about to run out, and i spent these past 2 weeks enjoying other games with friends. i do not regret that, as it gave me plenty of time to shake off the anxiety that eve online gave me.

EDIT: playing eve is like living in a crackhouse and holding up a neon lit sign that says "if you stab me in the face, you may or may not find dope on my corpse"

i will give crackhouses some credit since they dont seem to be killing each other as often.


SUPER EDIT: the party seems to be in the comments section. chex mix and hawaiian punch for everyone!
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
wanna play for months and months, lose all your sh*t in a split second and cry alot ?
wanna sit for months mining ores in high-and null sec, lose all your sh*t and cry alot ?
wanna PVP with your hard earned and full-fitted battlecruisers, lose all your sh*t and cry alot ?

Welcome to EVE!
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I was going to become a Space Drug Lord. Then my subscription ran out and i have no money.

GG 10/10 Subscription system stopped a drug Empire from being formed.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
547.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
EVE Online is my longest running MMO, a sandbox which allows you the means to build great stories. This is a game of endurance and perseverance, as there will be good times and bad times. A realistic Sci-Fi simulator/part social experiment. Is this a good game yes? Will the game be fun all the time? No. But you suck it up and move on.
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19 of 32 people (59%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,172.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
arg! the damn monthly fees realy add up, probably spent a couple hundred on this game, and only earned a few plex on my own,,, I'de say you aint gunna play for pay, unless your willing to spend about 30 - 40 hours a week after a year of paying... contrary to what the comunity will have you believe,,, perhaps a few hours less if you spend all of your play time on team speak, slaving away for some guild...
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,429.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
I have been playing Eve: Online for just over four years now, and hopefully this review can be of some help to those deciding if they really want to dive into the game.

First: Eve is a complex game. It has a really steep learning curve for new players, although the devs have been working hard to make it a little more newbro friendly. The have added a lot of new fancy tutorials that did not exist when I started. This is definitely a big plus if you are brand new. However, do not expect them to teach you everything. This game is beyond expansive, and you will get lost in the complexity. However the newbie channel chats, forums, and sometimes even local chat can be a big help. DOn't be afraid to ask questions. Usually someone is more than willing to answer.

Second: Eve is not always a nice place. One of the first things you should know, as many people as there are out there willing to help you, there are just as many willing to take advantage of you. Whether that takes the form of stealing your stuff, killing you, or picking on you, it can, and will happen. Take every offer of help with a grain of salt, or if it is a business deal, be especially careful. This kind of behavior is completely legal in Eve because it is a sandbox. The creators don't regulate anything that does not violate the EULA. It's pretty much anything goes here.

Third: Playing Eve solo sucks. Some people do it, but it's lame when you do it that way. Eve was built to be a social game and a social experiment. After you finish the tutorials, I highly suggest joining a player corporation. As a new player, I highly suggest joining a newbro friendly corp like Eve University, Pandemic Horde, or Red vs Blue. Eve Uni will teach you anything you want to know about Eve, and Horde and RvB are PvP oriented if you want to jump into that niche.

Fourth: The skill training happens in real time. That means skills will continue to train even when you are not logged on. Also as a result, it can take a really long time to train certain skills. Playing for four years, and I have only recently started getting into capital ships. Do not expect to jump right in and be awesome at the game. You will fight and struggle and die, a lot. However, Eve is one of the most satisfying games ever if you stick with it. You don't have to have all the skills to be good, and you don't have to train everything. Just be patient with the progression and stick with it. If you are looking for the instant gratification of a shooter or action game, you best look elsewhere. Eve is a game that lends itself to the longview, and definitely has a delayed gratification factor.

Fifth, and finally: Eve is awesome. Whether or not you like it is usually dependent on your personality, but regardlesss of whether or not you like it, it is an impressive world that the devs have made. Its a living, breathing community that makes its own story. Players decisions can affect thousands of other players. The market is run by the players, and wars between massive player coalitions shake both individual players, and the player driven markets. The PvP is the most exhilirating I have ever encountered, and I still get an adrenaline rush when taking ships into battle. (I'm very much PvP centered, so I have done quite a bit.) Eve is unlike any MMO you have ever played, or ever will play. It is singular, and I think you should at least give it a shot. If you don't like it, that's okay. It's not for everyone. If you do though, it can be a very rewarding experience and you will make some great friends. Have fun and fly dangerous!

P.S You can message me with your email if you would like an extended 21 day trial.
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136.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
This is the game i really wanted to play all my life thanks to you eve my dream where made !!!
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2,738.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
amazing game, it has a few bugs but i noticed that if you play the game directly and don't use steam most of the bugs go away. you can setup a eve login direct on thier website and then go to your program files to get the direct open link then use the login you link to your steam account on eveonline.com
i am over 30 and have kids but so does most of the people that play eve. It is not a game dominated by little teeny boppers trying to act cool, it requires brains, it is by far one of the most difficult mmo's to learn which is great again as it deters little kids from playing. I will play sometimes 10-20 minutes a day or 12+ hours and it never gets old. This coming from someone that normally hates playing the same game week in and out. The "corporations" can't screw you by kicking you as all your assets stay yours and corps are kick hungry as they need the pilots to be sucessful. Unlike other games where if you farm alot the "tribe" will kick you to keep the resources for themselves.
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27.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
This game is the perfect MMO its got just the right balance, It does have a bit of a learning curve but If your not rushing through youll pick it up quickly.
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404.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
I am 16 years old guy.
Doing some temporary jobs to make money.
For the happiness to be able to play this game.
When i started playing this game i forgot how to sleep.
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