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.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,852 reviews)
Release Date: May 6, 2003

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New Starter Pack and Add-Ons!



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

The Core Starter Pack includes:

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

To help advance your career in space, choose one or more of the following Add-Ons:

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

EVE 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 Add-Ons 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)
  • Colonist Add-on
  • Explorer Add-on
  • Industrialist Add-on
  • Skirmisher Add-on
  • 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)

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PLEX is 30 days of game time in the form of a tradeable in-game item. If you need extra EVE currency (ISK), you can purchase PLEX for real money directly from Steam or through Account Management and sell it to other players on the in-game market. On the other hand, if you earn enough ISK, you can purchase PLEX from other players on the market and use it to extend your subscription – effectively playing for free.

PLEX is actively traded between players and can be found in every major trade hub of EVE Online. It is only consumed when you activate it, affording you the freedom to use it when and where you need it most.

Selling PLEX to boost your in-game wallet and buying PLEX to pay your subscription using in-game currency are just two of its many uses. PLEX can also be used to purchase various account services or even to pay for out of game events and products.

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 XP Service Pack 2 / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz, AMD Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: XP SP2 – 1 GB / Vista and newer – 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: 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
    • 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® 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers
    • Network: ADSL connection or faster
    Minimum:

    • Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
    • Processor: CPU that supports SSE2 (Intel 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 (NVIDIA GeForce 320m, Intel HD 3000)
    • Audio: Supports SSE, Direct Sound compatible
    • Network: ADSL connection (or faster)
    Recommended:

    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10
    • Processor: Intel i7 Series @ 3.0 GHz or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB or greater
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB Free Space
    • Video: NVIDIA GeForce 675mx or better with at least 1 GB VRAM
    • Audio: Supports SSE, Direct Sound compatible
    • Network: ADSL connection (or faster)
Helpful customer reviews
1,112 of 1,257 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5,692.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
i played it a little, it was fun

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472 of 518 people (91%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
1,105.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Crack is less addictive. Crack will probably also keep more of your social life intact. Crack might also be less destructive to your manners, behaviour, integrity and general well-being. EVE turns decent people into sociaopathic outcasts in a couple of days.

If you have to choose between EVE and Crack, choose Crack.


You'll thank me later

o7




(Eh, who am i kidding. Get in there.)
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254 of 263 people (97%) found this review helpful
63 people found this review funny
731.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
3 hours into EVE and I have a name, a great looking avatar and some photo ops for the ages. I know how to undock my ship and set a course. NOTHING will hold me back now and I will rule this universe in no time.

34 hours into EVE and I swear to christ I am still doing tutorial missions, trying to figure out all the differnet angles to make money and do stuff in this damn game. To fan the flames I have people wanting to do stuff with me, and I'm like "I AM STILL DOING TUTORIAL MISSIONS"..."LET ME LEARN".

42 hours into EVE and I have no idea what I'm doing but I still keep playing. I told my friends to ♥♥♥♥ off for now.

109 hours into EVE. Holy ♥♥♥♥ I just realized how many ♥♥♥♥in parts you can have for your ships. There has to be some sort of build guides for these things. This is way too overwhelming.

165 hours into EVE and I still feel like a new guy and I've never been the new guy for so long. I wonder why they call this a game when clearly it belongs in Office 365 Enterprise. Then I realize this wouldn't be EVE without being so ... detailed... I still have no idea what I'm doing, but I keep playing.

207 hours into EVE and I realize I have to get into the 4 day trainings in order to get my hands on a mining barge which are really the only way to go for serious mining...still playing.

219 hours into EVE and I start telling one of my friends about how this is so up my alley. He responds with "Oh god, here we go, don't push your excel sheet on me". I respond immediately with, "First let me say I dont ever recommend you play it so ♥♥♥♥ off cause you arent good enough for it". First sign of addiction is getting defensive...

223 hours into EVE and I'm so happy that my brother came out of retirement to play. He is old school. I immediatley see the advantage to working with other people, most specifically with someone who has 3 accounts and can haul your ore back and reprocess it at 73%...I kind of want to keep playing.

274 hours into EVE I stopped ♥♥♥♥ing around and finally managed to focus on mining. I got my first barge outfitted with strip miner IIs and my haul has increased over 10x. I love this game and I want to keep playing.

319 hours into EVE and I realize that I am only 1 day and 19 hours in skill training away from a Gallente Battleship. I get excited and read up on which one I should get in preparation into some PVP action. I realize I want an Amarr Battleship instead. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥it. 3 days of training added. Somehow I still find myself wondering when I will actually start ruling this universe.

356 hours in and I finally purchased a GTX 970. I get pumped and go into EVE's settings and ramp everything up to the highest settings. I don't see any difference...

367 hours and I just learned a lesson in the vicinity of 185 million isk. I am not invincible. Just because I can finally fly a Battlship doesn't mean I should start flying a Battleship.

580 hours and I'm STILL training up Astrogeology (12d) AND Mining Barges to lvl V (18d). I'm starting to wonder if these big barges are worth the 30 days of training time.

616 hours and I just finished training Mining Barges to V. I don't even want to mine anymore.
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244 of 285 people (86%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
2,090.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Just finished the tutorial, wasn't too hard.
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162 of 198 people (82%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
85.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Got harrased by a group of pirates, who then destroyed me.

Later, they gave me 10x my ship worth back.

10/10 Would Eve again
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103 of 116 people (89%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
I'm like 95% sure this game is more labor intensive than my actual job, and I work in a warehouse.

Also, can I put "Experience with organizing spreadsheets and increasing weekly profit margins" in my job applications now?

10/10
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224 of 289 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
110.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
I'm playing EVE for 1 1/2 year... but certainly not for the game mechanics... I'm playing because of the corp I'm in.

EVE has several huge problems :

- It's very complex. You'll need 2-3 month to have a correct understanding of what can be done in the game (and there will still be huge points you won't know about). Production, Mining, Research for T1 (material/time efficiency), Research for T2, Planetary Interraction, Exploration, Wormholes, Escalation, Incursions, Factionnal Warfare, Corp/alliance war, PvE and PvP combat, ... Don't expect to jump in the 2 weeks "trial" and have any correct idea of what EVE is

- Skill learning is REAL TIME based. On some points, it's good, you don't need to grind your skills. On the other hand, it'll take months to get decent skills, years to get good skills and you will probably never pilot one of those top-level ships (Titans). The skill system make sure that early players will keep the upper hand.

- To make it worse, at a time, you could get Tech 2 Blueprints that could be used endlessly (BPO). Now, CCP switched to limited use Blueprints (BPC) that you've to research... this is great... except that they didn't remove the BPO giving once more a big advantage to older players...

- To make a better use of blueprints (use less time and materials to produce them), you've to research them. It takes much time (to max up a Frigate (the smaller ship) blueprint, you'll need more than a month (2x19 days). Again, older players have their blueprints maxxed (maybe using less time that you'll need) which means that you'll never be as competitive on the market (except if you concentrate on smaller items)

- Besides Mining and Planetary Interraction, there is a 3rd kind of ressource needed : Moon materials. Nearly all the moons that produce these are controlled by some mega-alliances which make them out of reach except by buying them (at an artificially high price) on the market. While the first materials can't be monopolized, the third one is quite limited...

- Speaking of Powerblocks... the game is controlled by some big powerblocks (big alliances)... which are quite closed... you've nearly no chance to join these which means that your impact in game will be quite limited...

- To begin the game, you've some assets (starter mission grant you a few ships and skillbooks, which is better than when the game began)... but to begin to really play, you'll need much ISK. Advanced skillbooks are expensive, same for advanced ships and equipment... which means that you'll have to grind for ISK in the beginning... Either by mining or by doing PvE missions...

- When you're killed, you join a new clone... Except that any implant in your former clone are lost. You'll probably need at least 2 clones, one for learning skills (with expensive +4/+5 implants) and one for fighting (with no or inexpensive implants)... To be able to create that second clone, you'll need to grind your reputation (standing) with one NPC corporation... which takes time.

As you can see, there is an huge unbalance between older and newer players.... one that can never be negated (when you learn new skills, so do them, add to this advantages like the T2 BPO, Blueprint research,... As long as these are not addressed, I could *not* recommend this game to new players.

If you still want to play, here is a few recomendations :
- complete fully the beginner's missions
- you will be able to find several places in your part of the galaxy with the same beginner's missions... this'll give you some more ships/standing/ISK which will help you much in the beginning
- take some time mining with your Venture (you'll get it with the beginner's missions) in 1.0 or 0.9 systems (no rogue NPC) with some extra mining drones (mining->5, drones->5, these will always be useful)
- at the beginning, think about "generic" skills (Spaceship command, Hull upgrades, Mechanics, Repair Systems, CPU Management, Electronics Upgrades, Powergrid Management, Weapon Upgrades, Navigation, Warp Drive Operation, Afterburners, Cybernetics (3 or 4 in the beginning), Shield Operation, Shield Management, Diplomacy, Social, Target management, signature analysis, long range targetting,trade,...) These will be useful whichever way you choose to follow (Mining, PvE, PvP, Exploration, Distribution, Trading,...) as these will increase your survavibility in space, help you fitting modules on your ship and unlock a lot of other skills
- stick to one kind of ship : Minmattar, Gallente, Amarr or Caldari and one kind of weapon (Projectile, Hybrid, Laser or Missiles). You'll have time to learn the other one later
- only fly what you can afford to lose... Each time you get out of the station with a ship, you may lose it... To an NPC, to a pirate gank (even in High Sec), ...
- Unless you're into PvP, use implants +3 or +4 to boost your skill learning (some mission will give you implants as rewards)
- Choose your faction... Don't do missions for Caldari/Amarr if you have chosen Gallente/Minmatar. Try to grind a 8.0 standing to your favorite NPC corporation (make sure it has medical facilities) so you can create a jumpclone...
- DON'T USE YOUR BONUS REMAP (well, wai for about 1 year before remapping, more bellow)

After 6-7 month (minimum) and WHEN YOU'RE SURE ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, begin to plan your first remap. Most skills are likely to be Intelligence/Memory or Perception/Willpower. Your remap will allow to max out Intelligence or Perception, to get a decent value for memory or Willpower and reduce the other to lowerr values... So, choose which remap you'll do (ships/weapons => Perception/Willpower, production/research/electronic warfare/drones/... => Intelligence/Memory).

When you've chosen your remap, only train the skill that use the other characteristics. For example, if you decided to remap Per/Will, train Int/Mem... keep in mind that you'll keep your remap for months (matbe a full year)... this will be 5-6 month training before the remap... after the remap, only train skills related to the remap.

DON'T JUMP TO BIGGEST SHIPS. Frigate/Destroyer/Cruiser/BattleCruiser, Small/Medium weapons, only T1 ships (you may use some T2 modules, forget about faction/deadspace/... modules). These will require less time for the skills and are less expensive.

And, try to find a good corporation. Avoid the "gankers pirates", they'll lead you nowhere and there are plenty of good PvE/PvP corporations. Don't fall to these "lotteries" scams or to the racketteers... Fly safe.
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120 of 151 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
232.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
They say war is 90% boredom and 10% terror and I think this is really fitting for EVE. I've played this game for three months. One of them hacking Relic sites in Null, two of them in Faction Warfare. I've dabbled with a little bit of Planetary Interaction, Market trading and hauling but most of my time spent was with PvP, which people promised me was the most rewarding aspect of the game. But it really isn't an enjoyable experience.
The Boredom
In this game I've waited for Items to sell so I could afford new hulls and modules, I've waited for Shipping Contracts to be completed so that these modules would be where I needed them, I've waited for skills to complete so I could fit those items, I've waited in Faction Warfare plexes so that a timer would run down and give me points, I've waited for fleets to form, I've waited for fights to start. And at the end all that waiting got me was the sight of my little frigate dying within a minute of me arriving on grid.
The Terror
The problem I have with EVE is that the battle is already decided the moment you enter warp, if the opposing pilot isn't pants-on-head idiotic. Every Tier 1 Frigate has counters within its own tier, every older player flies Tier 2 frigates that have superior stats to begin with. Your first losses are spent learning that out of the 340 or so ships you can only realistically engage maybe 6. Then your next losses are spent realizing that everyone has a better fit than you. Then your next losses are spent realizing that finding a single, frigate for a brawl is near impossible. And by the end of it all you spend your time hitting the Directional Scan like a madman just hoping that no one is going to drop by to blow you up for once.
My impression
If you like to make plans then EVE might be for you. But I am not that person. I'm casual, I like to log on shoot some stuff, get shot at, then log off after an hour or two. I don't plan where and what I want to shoot people with months in advance. I enjoy a game where I can outsmart my oponent, not outcalculate them, I enjoy respawning combat ready after 10 seconds, not having to reship for 10 minutes, I enjoy tactical gaming but I did not enjoy EVE Online.
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79 of 98 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
561.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
I have been playing EvE on and off for 6 years now. Do I like it? Yes. Would I recommend it? No.
EvE is an exercise in humility. If you join now or at any point in the future, don't expect any satisfaction from this game.
The trailers are made to make you believe that you can change something - the news broadcast about the battle of B-5RB are making your mind imagine things that just aren't here.
EvE is not a Sandbox - it is a multiple choice point & click adventure like those "make your own adventure" books you read when you were a child. There is nothing new to be discovered, everything has been done by someone before you and better to the point where it is almost mandatory to use third party websites to fit your ship, mine, produce, explore or do anything in this game.
You will not stumble upon a miner in distress in your first week and join his buddies fleet to see a large battle - if you venture into the PvP space you will be blown up either by the pirates or his reinforcements. Chatting to any of those groups will make you a target.
PvP comes in three major varieties.
Solo PvP revolves around finding a mark that you can take without any difficulties. If there is a chance that an engagement could let you lose your ship, you don't engage. For a new players this means that you will never get in any PvP you can win.
Gang PvP revolves around finding a mark that your gang can take without any difficulties. If there is a chance that an engagement could let you lose your gang, you don't engage.
Fleet PvP is just two massive blobs colliding. Most fleet battles are decided by who gets the drop on whom - since fleet battles tend to last for more than 10 minutes, a little tactics can be put into it with reinforcements.

The Sandbox that is often quoted is nothing more than a tech tree with premade options. Ships, Modules and everything you make has been made by a very restrictive system of blueprints that allow no individuality. Any two ships with the same name will look the same, behave the same and do the same until you fit them with modules with the same attributes.

So in conclusion this is EvE: You grind your ♥♥♥ off in the same missions or same mining belts for days on end, waiting for your skills that are based on real world time to learn to finish learning. Nothing you will do will have any impact if you haven't been playing this game for years, shelling out a quite high monthly fee for a somewhat dated game.
EvE is the ultimate in waiting simulators. Get a better game.
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81 of 108 people (75%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
5,484.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
its ok
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57 of 73 people (78%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
399.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Say hello to the next 6 years of your life.
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36 of 44 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
104.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Spend the first 30 days of your game time getting ready to play, spend the next 30 days of your game time learning to play, then spend all future subscriptions attempting to pay for your subscription. It's a never ending money sink source of entertainment.

On a more serious note, this is a complete sandbox game. Nothing will happen if you don't find your own fun, which is something hard to do for new players. I seriously recommend joining a corporation as early as possible because you won't have fun until you do. You don't need to say anything to join one, just apply and get in. People won't even greet you unless you say "Hey I'm new here!"
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37 of 46 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4,309.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
EVE Online is probably the best MMO i have ever played. There is literally nothing you can't do in this game. You terrorize carebears by being a Pirate. You could be an industrialist and take advantage of those pirates by selling them ships and modules at marked up rates. You can explore the depths of space like no other, visit the 2,000+ unknown wormhole star systems on top of the 7,000 known star systems. A lot of ISK can be made by running Incursion sites with a fleet filled with friends. New Eden is truly one BIG sandbox and it is incredibly addicting, definitely worth the $15 a month.

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SPACE FLIGHT SIM. If you are looking for that then this is not your game to play.
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34 of 44 people (77%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
1,006.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
I'm noob but will be pro soon
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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3,029.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
If you decide to invest your time in eve, know this, you're going to be thrown into a world teeming with content and other players going about their business. You won't have any clue what's going on, or what you need to do. And honestly, that doesn't change, I've been playing the game for two years and only know what I chose to specialize in. It will be overwhelming at first, but if you dedicate yourself to learning just the basics of the game, and find some friends to help you, you'll have a rich gaming experience awaiting you for as long as you decide to play. But seriously, don't try to solo this game, at least find some strangers in game to start playing with. Otherwise, you will cry, and you will quit.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Started less than 48 hours ago, already got involved in Corporation drama and got killed twice.

10/10 would clone myself ag-GODDAMMIT I JUST BOUGHT THAT SHIP!
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
44.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Always wanted this game... Finally got it. Now i need a job
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
668.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Don't buy this game unless you want to waste years of your life playing a game.
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26 of 40 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
80.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Don't beleive what anyone tells you. This game is all about PVP. There isn't any way to play this game without getting attacked at random by morons who think it's fun. The 'community' is full of hateful, unhelpful people who's only bit of 'advice' to new players is "lol stop playing"

This isn't a game, it's a job. And a terrible one at that.
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28 of 44 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
187.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
EVE Online is that kind of awkward game that while making over 10 million of dollars every month, still only manages to give out updates guised as "expansion packs" that only has a handful of features once every year that any half-arsed small indie team could be blowing out on a weekly basis as every single person "playing" this game is essentially just waiting around. The reason for this existing is that Eve Online, simply put, struck gold at the time. And as such, the producers and everyone financially involved in the game are utterly terrified of increasing any kind of spending or significant change.

It has an incredibly dumb and seemingly 98% automated combat with no real actual freedom of movement, most design decisions made for the game are overly complex methods of developing certain systems and methods of doing things which while something i can personally enjoy since I've been around for quite some time, It shows that the developers are struggling under both pressure from compatibility of current times and producers. Another note is that this game is more expensive to subscribe for one month than it is to buy a new copy. And that's quite frightening.

In short, Eve Online as of right now, is an unfocused pile of garbage, trying to draw out It's filthy breath for as long as possible before everyone paying for it suddenly realize that everything they see and experience are over 10+ year old byproducts of engine limitations and as described above, It will continue to do so until the cost to gain ratio declines. The "official" set in place deadline for Eve to cease existing is in about 20-30 years according to CCP.
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