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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April 26

EVE ONLINE: CITADEL TO BE RELEASED ON 2016/04/27



After an incredible Fanfest here in Reykjavik, we are happy to announce that EVE Online: Citadel will be released during an extended downtime on Wednesday, April 27th 2016.

Downtime will begin at the usual time of 11:00 UTC and will last for a total of 120 minutes, ending at 13:00 UTC. At this point we expect Tranquility to be back online and accepting connections, ushering in a new era for capsuleer empire building in New Eden.

EVE Online: Citadel brings a whole host of new features to the world of New Eden, including new Citadel class structures and new structure assault mechanics to go with them, along with new Force Auxiliary class capital ships, a rebalance of capitals and super capitals, new doomsdays and anti-subcapital weapons, more visual feedback in combat notifications, improved station hangar visuals, structure fitting, a whole host of optimizations and fixes, as well as the illustrious Palatine Keepstar.

You can read more about these features on the EVE Updates website, and you can also take a look at the patch notes here.

In addition to this, head on over to youtube to check out our brand new trailer for EVE Online: Citadel, and the full music video for the trailer's soundtrack, "Bring On The Wrecking Machine".

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April 6

New Character Backgrounds For Citadel & #WorldWarBe



(Left to right - The Imperium, Upwell Consortium & Moneybadger Coalition portrait backgrounds)


The Imperium image above is replaced by





During downtime yesterday (2016-04-05), two new character portrait background images came in a small release that can be used by the opposing factions of World War Bee to have a distinguishable identity within their character portrait.


Additionally we added an Upwell themed portrait background image to support the upcoming Citadel release. Show your loyalty with a themed background on your character portrait!


If you're not sure on how to update your character portrait background, you can follow these simple steps:

Updating your portrait background:


Firstly, you'll need to be docked in a station. In station, you can find the character customization button in the station information panel on the right of your screen. It looks like this:




Click it, and you'll be taken into the character customization window, the same as you see on character creation.


Here you can change apparel, hair and other aspects of your character's appearance.


Once you're happy, click "Next" in the bottom right of the screen:





From there, you'll be taken to the posing screen, where you can select the new character portrait background from the scrolling list in the top right of the screen:




Find the correct one in the list, choose your allegiance, and when you're happy with your portrait, you can click "Finalize" in the bottom right of the screen:





Your character portrait will re-render and you'll be taken back to your station hangar.


Please be aware that your new portrait may take several hours to be viewable to everyone!

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Special 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
Helpful customer reviews
2,071 of 2,453 people (84%) found this review helpful
2,406 people found this review funny
8,542.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
When a player quits EVE and goes to WoW, the average IQ in both games increases.
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467 of 622 people (75%) found this review helpful
635 people found this review funny
3,773.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
Played this for a couple of hours. It's alright I guess.
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100 of 112 people (89%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
141.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
Ok so this will quite possibly be the most accurate review of EVE online. If you like fishing in real life you will like this game....No seriously I'm not joking. You wait long hours fulll of nothing or just talking to buddys then something happens, It might be exciting as pvp(aka catching a fish) or a as brain numbing as mining (aka more sitting while waiting for something else more exciting). But it'll eventually happen if you hate fishing....avoid this game. I know this is the stupidest review ever but you know I sadly found many who agree with me on this is rather accurate anology of EVE so I'm putting it up. I for one actually like fishing so back to the space lanes for me. Fly safe o7
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67 of 85 people (79%) found this review helpful
74 people found this review funny
81.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
After 74 hours I understood that I'm just like John Snow.
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411 of 634 people (65%) found this review helpful
85 people found this review funny
335.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
This game caters to the griefing crowd and hardcore PVPers. There is PVE in the game, but the developer has no sympathy for you if you want to pursue this aspect of the game. If you want to play the PVE part of the game, even in high sec space where you are protected by NPC "police" (aka CONCORD), you are going to be fodder for clever players who work around the broken systems that supposedly protect you. Because CONCORD is currently broken, high sec space is full of suicide gankers, griefers, etc. Some sociopaths in the game prey on newbies for kicks despite this supposedly being a bannable offense if it occurs in "newbie" systems. I have reported a bunch of players for doing this and never seen any bans resulting from it. CCP just doesn't give a damn.

Low sec space is full of gankers and pirates. Null-sec space is dominated by a single Alliance. The developer has actually been caught clandestinely helping certain Alliances in the game. Considering how much Alliance equipment, stations, ships, etc is worth if their ISK (the in-game currency) cost were translated into real life dollars, the developer helping an Alliance destroy others is unforgiveable.

Because of the skill point system where skill points generate over time with no way to accelerate them other than juggling your stats it takes a very long and tedious amount of time to develop a character, and you will be very weak compared to veteran players with no way to ever catch up. Sure, you can specialize, but it still takes months and months and you are fodder in the interim.

Unless you like tedious boredom (e.g. mining, manufacturing), being ganked or you are a hardcore PVPer or social miscreant itching to vent your sociopathic impulses on others, EVE is not the game for you.
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