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 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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July 22

Serpentis Capital SKINs

We're happy to announce that a new selection of Serpentis Corporation SKINs for Gallente Capital ships are now available in the New Eden Store.

SKINs are available for the following hulls:

  • Thanatos
  • Moros
  • Nyx
  • Erebus

These SKINs will be time exclusive for the duration of the Shadow of the Serpent event, but will make an appearance again in future!

Be sure to check out the New Eden Store in game via your Neocom for more SKINs, Apparel and Character Services!

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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

Mac OS X
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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( 1,419.3 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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( 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.




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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( 35.1 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
( 404.8 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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( 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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( 2,694.5 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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Cookie Monsta
( 56.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Using steam to play EVE was a silly mistake, should have taken out the middle man because steam is useless and keeps giving me problems with EVE! Play the game just not on steam!!
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( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
The only game of its kind currently out there, loved it so much and it's amazing community. Incredible game that's standing steadily for 12 years and going. Only downside is I greatly disagree with monthly payment and I am sure this game would gather more fans and have a larger community if it was just a one time payment. I once played the game couple of years back and the monthly payments were alright for the time, but in these times, I would not say it's worth it. All in all, if you don't care about cash, sure, go ahead, smack that purchase button hard! Very hard!
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( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
The level of freedom in this game is so high that I'm guessing even Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand would've been a bit frightened by it. But there are excellent introductory missions that will set you on the right path. So far, I'm thoroughly enjoying EVE.
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( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
I bought this game, played around 20 minutes, quit, and came back after about a month. Then I found out that I need to purchase a separate subscription. Thankfully, I bought this game when it was on sale, so I didn't lose much.
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118 of 150 people (79%) found this review helpful
23 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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36 of 46 people (78%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I'm falling in love...

Since I started playing sleep becomes less important.
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2,045.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Still feel like an epic noob. this game will cause every emotion between bordem and heart pounding terror.
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19 of 29 people (66%) 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
DON'T GET THIS GAME ON STEAM. Having your account permantly linked on steam is a pain in the ♥♥♥. Just go on amazon or other registered sites to buy a subscription.

Going into Eve you have to understand it's not just another videogame, it's truly a hobby.

Here are some things I can clear up for players.
Eve uses a skill queue to train skills rather than the traditional leveling. You simply put in the skills you want to train and let time do it's thing. The skill queue is now 1 year long or 50 skills in total. Generally you're going to fill out 50 skills rather than 1 year. There are now things called skill injectors and extractors that allow you to inject skillpoints to learn the skill faster. You can either purchase an injector from the market or another player, or if you make an oopsies you can buy an extractor (which is cheaper) extract the skill points and put them into more useful skills. More on these later.

For a while now there is a system called PLEX, also known as a pilots license extension which is an ingame item that you can use to add a month to your game time. This item can be bought with real money ($20) or with ingame money (ISK) at fluctuating prices. The game's market is completely open to manipulation, but a PLEX is roughly around 800m-1b ISK. If you purchase with real money you may sell it on the market to gain a quick sum of cash, or you can purchase it with in game money to extend your subscription. There are NO ways to take ISK and turn it to real money without breaking rules or laws. Many people who don't play Eve consider this "Pay 2 Win" but even if you buy the biggest ships on the market you can easily get killed by someone flying something like a frigate which is the smallest.

On top of this there's a in game store as well. You can purchase Aurum, the premium currency, to purchase strictly cosmetics, an item that allows you to multi train characters (you can have 3 in total) for a month, or purchase the previous said skill extractors. However ALL OF THESE THINGS CAN BE BOUGHT WITH THE STANDARD CURRENCY. This simply just boosts the Eve economy further.

I'm going to reccomend all new players to right away find a high-sec corp and learn the ropes. Eve is a complicated game and will take many hours to understand, however once you have a good idea on how the game works you will have the most fun playing a game ever.

Like I previously stated too, don't but this game on Steam, I bought an extra account to use on here and it was a complete pain in the ♥♥♥ to manage. Fly safe 07
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
544.0 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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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
126.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Having played this game for over 120 hours I still barely know 5% of what the game has to offer, and haven't seen over 99% of the ingame items/ships/whateveryoucan thinkof.. Try this game is the best thing you can do.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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