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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August 25

Mass Test on Aug 30 on Singularity server


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Join our mass test on the server Singularity next Tuesday, August 30th, at 17:00 UTC (EVE time).

During this mass test we will test the general client and server performance, as well as, point in space selection performance (doomsday, etc.) under low FPS conditions.

All participants will receive a reward of two million skillpoints (available only on the test server Singularity). Please be aware that numbers, art assets, and other game properties on the test servers can change before they are released.

Further information about this mass test can be found here.
Information on connecting to the test server Singularity can be found here.

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August 18

PLAY FOR FREE THIS WEEKEND!

 

We invite you to play EVE Online for free this weekend from August 18th 10am PST to 21st 1pm PST. Either you can start a completely new account on Steam for free over the weekend, or you can reactivate your old, inactive EVE Steam account (if it was created after May 2013 and was unsubscribed for 30 days or more).

Additionally, we offer massive discounts on Core Starter packs (75% off) including 30 days of game time, Premium Editions including PLEX (50% off), as well as 10% off Content packs, PLEX, and Aurum.

If you are looking to strengthen your corporation, alliance or coalition with new players or returning veterans, this is the time! Lend your newbros a hand and reap the benefits of additional manpower - as we all know, there is power in numbers.

Spread the word and join the free EVE on Steam celebration

Small FAQ

Eligibility

  • Players with no ownership of EVE Online on Steam
  • Players with ownership of EVE Online from May 2013 and expired subscription for at least 30 days.

New Players
  • Q: How to claim the weekend offer?

  • A: Navigate to EVE Online's product page and hit Play Game button. After downloading the launcher and fully updating it, please restart it to get an account creation welcome screen. Once you finalize the account creation process, you should be all set. Welcome to EVE Online

  • Q: Can I buy Core Starter pack or Premium Edition on top of the Free Weekend Account?

  • A: Yes, absolutely. But only one of them.

Returning Players
  • Q: How to claim the weekend offer?

  • A: Navigate to the account management page and login into your account via Steam. If your account is eligible, you will see Offers button on the right top corner. Click it and accept the 3 day special on the next page. Welcome back to EVE Online

  • Q: If I claimed Free Steam Weekend in May, can I still take part in this?

  • A: Yes, you should be. If you encounter an issue, please let us know.

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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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Zoopy
112.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
This is a good game if you like to fly spaceships. Do you like to fly spaceships? Do you like to make friends in a very big galaxy? Then this game is for you.

PS go to nullsec space. People there are super friendly.
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skeletonship
33.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
Product received for free
Friend sent it to me during the sale last week. didnt think i would like it, I tried it and fell in love
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landry
2,241.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
it's ok
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BudaKhan
80.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
Already played 80 hours in my first week? Doesn't even feel like it. Doesn't feel like I have any experience yet. Had some luck on my side I reckon, heading into null security space without seeing any unfriendlies. Now it's time to kill or be killed. Should've started playing this game years ago, WoW never generated stories like this game.
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lordwreynor
14.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
played the free version. felt like i was at work. very boring and spend half the time trying to figure out what the hell youre supposed to do.
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D3V1LS
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
For all new players starting out- Immediately join a Corp, such as Eve University. What makes Eve so amazing is not the game itself, it's the people within it!
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Decoy
3.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
use to play while back.... War never changes
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firstdownmage
116.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
Where to begin on what a terrible experience this was:

Quick Setup: I bought the game a week ago. Steam / EVE had a weekend free trial. I downloaded the trial, and was immediately hooked. First day of the trial, I bought the starter pack for $5. Later bought Aurum for $5. Then the Colonist DLC for $5. The first few hours the game has some very cool parts to it. Good graphics, more complicated than Civilizations, and different from most other games I have. But... after 6 days of playing 17 hours a day, I'm pretty much done forever with this game. I do not recommend that you get it. Here's why.

1. NOT New Member Friendly. The game has been around more than 10 years. Every player in the game is more powerful than you are, because you just signed up. Some are ridiculously more powerful. Every player in the game can attack you. Anyone of those supposedly ~150 thousand players who didn't sign up the same month as you, can attack you and will destroy you, no matter where you are. There are no safe zones. There are no peaceful leave me in peace areas for new members. My first ship lost was in a 0.9 area. Areas in space are rated for safety using a system that's maximum safety is 1.0. Two players warped into a 0.9 area, destroyed my ship in 7 seconds, and left. You will be bullied and destroyed multiple times a day, for many many months, as you are hunted for sport, by players who have a ridiculous wealth and game advantage that you will quite honestly, never catch up to. How long would you be willing to pay a monthly fee to get nowhere? Forget the fees, how long would you play a game where your role is to be blown up by everyone you encounter and provide them points on a kill board?

2. No Game Support. I wrote 3 support tickets for help. The first request, they took 4 days just to respond. They didn't resolve the issue and by that time, I really didn't care. The best part was, I was contacting them to get support to spend more money on the game! And they didn't care about that. The second issue, their response, didn't answer my question. The third... its been 28 hours, no response yet. I used to do Computing Support. Know how long we had to respond to an issue? 4 hours, not 86.

3. No Single Player options. This is an MMO. That means thousands of players in one game. In the 6 days that I played, there were on average, 20,000 people logged on. Now, its an MMO, and maybe you're fine with ALWAYS doing something with someone else. But IF you are like me, and you might be logging in early morning, late at night, and you didn't sign up with 10 at the same time, and you just want to hop on for a short time, do your own thing, and then get back to sleep... NO. You cant do that here. The last day that I played, I took my ship out 3 times. It was attacked all three times and destroyed twice. One person showed me mercy and let me go. I didn't overcome an attack, I begged him not to destroy me, and he nicely let me go. The other two laughed and destroyed my ships. Ships are not free, nor are the components or upgrades. The 12 hours it took to mine resources, didn't cover the cost of the ships lost. Cant do the simplest of things alone, you will die. What percentage of the time will you get attacked? Well... on the last day, it was 3 for 3, so yeah, All The Time.

4. Extremely High Startup Cost. There is a Serious Game Imbalance. You can actually find several articles on the internet about EVE's membership problems. I wonder why they have difficulty getting new subscriptions when it only takes years to build up your character to a level where it could more than the most boring, mundane, and time wasting tasks in the game. You could go the normal route and wait years as you pay your monthly subscription and slowly build up your skills. (simplified explanation): Skills build up over time at a linear or constant rate. You can slightly modify this, but unlike other games, 10 battles / day, will not advance your skills any faster than 0 battles per day. The skills just build up over time, slowly, as you pay your $10 - $15 membership fees each month. Want to advance faster, then spend more money. You can buy something called a PLEX, for about $18, which you can sell for in game currency, which you could then buy Skill Injectors, which give you about 1 month worth of skills added to your character. Two Plex will get you about three skill injectors. Three skill injectors will get you about what you need to stop piloting the super crappy ships, instead you can now pilot the crappy ships. Want to get to the good ships? Buy another 3-4 Plex. So you can either wait years paying your membership, or you can pay your membership AND spend $100 on Plex which you can accelerate you to a much faster start. Keep in mind that I did get 4 Plex worth of skills, and the result was still to be destroyed by everyone who decided to attack me.

5. In Game Assistance was terrible. The company (CCP), has a certain number of players who answer questions in the Rookie Help Chat. Probably get paid with in game items or Free subscription or whatever. Not a bad idea. But the execution is terrible. I asked the same question on a different day, and got the word for word same answer that wasn't helpful and was insulting. This prompted me to ask the question again later, just to see IF a third person would respond in the exact same manner. Instead they just ignored me and didn't answer, which also happens. I see a ton of people asking questions, and sometimes (my estimate 20%), they just dont get answered. When they get stuck on something they cant answer, they dont, or they say its realistic. What about this that doesn't make any sense? Its realistic. What about this that isn't fair? Its realistic. What about this that isn't fun? Its realistic. The answer itself is also a stupid answer, because you're trying to claim realism for a SCI-FI video game in which every single thing is made up / fake! And Oh.... another 10-20 percent of what is asked, they cant help with, they direct you to create a support ticket. Good luck getting an answer on that.



I dont want a video game that causes more anger than joy. You could spend ridiculous amounts of money on the game, all at once, or every month, or both, and still be destroyed ALL the time. This game should be classified as pay to lose. Its like playing the lottery; odds are incredibly against you, AND instead of losing $2, you can lose 64 Million when you take your ship out, or win 10 Million. Not a good deal. Every time you get destroyed, you're either losing hours of time you spent building up wealth, or real world money you spent purchasing that equipment. The last ship I lost set me back 12 hours of drudgery to accumulate that wealth. Most of the people I interacted with, was a bad experience in some way. The very last of which, when I complained in the rookie chat help about being attacked 3 times in a row; one of their helpers said she had lost TEN ships in a row on one day, and she didn't complain about it. People dont often realize how the comments they make might be interpreted. This comment tells me that either: You Don't have any common sense, because who would do the exact same thing with the exact same result, 10 times in a row? Or you're just repeating a company line to make it seem like thats not unheard of, or you are just a liar. 10 ships in a row, for me, would have meant I just lost $30 or the last 120 hours of my life.

In Any Event.... I DO NOT recommend you get the game, and google instead Eve On-line Single, google will fill in the rest long before you can put in Single Player Alternative to EVE-Online. Apparently its a very popular search.
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Anson
2.9 hrs
Posted: August 26
beautiful game, with so much diversity and freedom. Still very new to the game, so what i will mention is the tutorial is a bit sh*t, really doesnt show you where to click or what to do, however this being said, it does filter out people who can't be bothred to try and learn the game.
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KTMISLife
5.9 hrs
Posted: August 26
Pretty fun but i got bored after 3 days
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201 of 237 people (85%) found this review helpful
313 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,368.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
I think i'm starting to get it...
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87 of 98 people (89%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,433.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
What not to expect: Massively Multiplayer Mass Effect, "Different" Elite.
What to expect: Skyrim In Space.

The game is hilariously big, to the point that playing over the years to perfect an aspect of it will still leave you with several others unexplored.

It's a sandbox. You have a ship and a handful of money. Now go out there, and make yourself something.

So, the "Hype hype hooray" parts you probably read about:

Yes, you can shoot someone in the face (well, ship) and you can be shot in the ship.
In fact, you can do that even in the "safe" zones, if you pull it off right.
Yes, you can join someone's corporation, gain their trust and rob them blind.
Yes, you can create a ponzi scheme.
Yes, you can lie, scam and get rich this way.
Yes, you can become an industrial "god of spreadsheets", manufacturing everything someone else may need to continue their adventure.
Yes, the game has an amazing lore! It's well hidden. Go find it.
Yes, CCP is supporting it. Hell, they're actually updating graphics up to modern standard - including new models for ships.

The gritty:

- You will be getting an alt. And you will likely be dualboxing your main character, and your alt. Certain things in the game are better if you have two different pilots. Say, a pirate and his trusty scammer alt.

- You will not be handed a big battle right off the bat. In fact, the grand battles are spectacular, rare events. Participating in one in a role that you like to fill is an experience of its own. Many fights are resolved in small skirmishes.

- There's politics. I don't mean NPC world politics, I mean player politics. Since the game allows you to plant your flag somewhere... yup, there's gonna be politics. I consider it a good, unique feature - but others may disagree.

The bad:

- Some changes made by the devs can, and will, make you cringe. And no, not talking about 'P2W' (you will find out quickly that killing someone who paid a lot of cash for a ship he didn't know how to fly is a bit of a rite of passage for the more piratey kind of pilot).

- My Arazu still looks ugly.


So, if by a chance you wound up not only reading my review, but reaching this point - how do you take on EVE?

In three ways:

You can shelter yourself from the community, never leave high security space and quit out of boredom.
You can hit low security space, put on your eyepatch and dust off your trusted parrot - get in fights, meet people, join a proper pirate group.
You can take a running leap and slam yourself deep into the political side of things. Take it all with a grain of salt, and don't let the badposting overdose kill you - and you'll find one of the richest gaming experiences.

Now, this was supposed to be a quick summary and I wrote a wall of text. So, I'm off to my watch - there are bad people who don't agree with my space dictator that need to explode, also their space dictator is bad.
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62 of 79 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,101.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
“It was the best of games, it was the worst of games.”

EVE online is a massively multiplayer online resource management, economic simulator, tactical / strategical space combat social sandbox video game. You don’t play this game because you enjoy every moment, you play it because you know that at some point between vast vistas of emptiness something may happen that changes in-game history. That you may be a part of that change. You play it because it helps refine and maintain skills that you can apply in real life. You play it because you are a part of it as much as it is a part of you. If you come into EVE expecting a game with your goals clearly defined and the ability to assert power through in-game mechanics then you have set yourself up to fail. Much as the EVE wormhole led mankind to New Eden, EVE Online is a portal through which we the players are thrust, left to create a narrative that transcends the confines of the game client. EVE is unforgiving in that you may find yourself stuck forever in hi-sec performing mundane tasks, leading you to have a poor experience. But likewise if you have the motivation, the focus and the dedication you can learn how the game works and exploit it to your benefit. Just as Veldspar is an in-game resource, so is the miner who gathers it. Governing bodies are formed by real people, held together by real networks and real ideals. EVE Online is a game that demands the player to think 5 steps ahead. To prioritise and to plan. To think for themselves. For some this is asking too much. For others it is the only game worth playing.

10/10 would think for myself again.

o7
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67 of 89 people (75%) found this review helpful
63 people found this review funny
Recommended
973.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Haven't played much, but I can tell this is the best space mmo ever. Just make sure to quit your job and stay indoors 24/7 if you want to play this game properly.
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359 of 565 people (64%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
834.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
EVE Online is a space MMORPG set 20.000 years in the future, with a great background story and considerable ammount of science-fiction content, even some unique features in the genre like character immortality through use of mind transfers between clones, use of advanced cybernetics and man/machine interfaces.

It uses a passive character progression system that lets users accumulate skill points over time while their subscription is active, the ammount of points collected in the various categories will determine how effectively a character will be allowed to perform any of the multiple in-game professions. Players can extend their subscriptions with their credit cards or with EVE Online timecodes (PLEX), which can be bought and then traded for ISK in the in-game market.

Unlike other space simulators that place the player inside the cockpit of their ship, EVE Online features a tactical combat system, where capsuleers take remote control of their starship and its systems to engage in a variety of activities, from mining to manufacturing, trading, pirating, factional wars and even large scale space sovereignty wars between corporations and alliances.

The in-game market is mostly run by players who mine, research, manufacture and trade all types of goods available in stations and player owned structures, from ships and modules to weapons, ammunition, fuel, ore, combat boosters, augmentations, among others.
All sorts of trading scams and other types of conduct that normally would be forbidden in other MMO's like market manipulation, infiltration, espionage, theft and grief, are not only allowed but also encouraged by the developer, who uses the player stories emerging from those events as a marketing tool.

The single shard universe (Tranquility) and large scale battles of up to multiple thousands of players in the same instance are one of the features that make EVE Online unique in the space MMORPG genre, but they are only possible at the cost of 1Hz server ticks, time dilation, reduced graphics and physics quality, among other architectural limitations that make some people opt for other newer and technologically more advanced space MMORPG's on the market.

Throughout it's 13 years of existance, CCP Games has expanded some aspects of the game, the most notable ones probably being sovereignty wars, wormhole space and factional warfare, but has also failed to develop and deploy promised features like Planetary Landings and Walking in Stations. These failures resulted in tremendous community backlash, a couple waves of mass developer lay-offs and millions of dollars down the drain. A pattern present in multiple former CCP Games employees' company reviews https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/CCP-Reviews-E159347.htm points to upper management neopotism, employee favoritism regardless of competence and stubburness in constantly trying to reinvent the wheel with miscoded in-house tools instead of using tools with proven value in the industry. The upper management and CEO's competence is questionable at best.

The company has tried to expand the EVE Universe into platforms other than the PC, namely with the now extinct Dust514 shooter on the PS3. Despite community opposition, CCP Games signed a PS3 exclusivity deal with Sony and scammed its playerbase, as Dust514's development was funded by EVE Online subscribers who were not interested in acquiring an obsolete piece of hardware to play it. Other side projects like EVE Valkyrie and EVE Gunjack have recenlty been spawned, also funded by the main game and money making product EVE Online, in a continued effort to expand the Universe to other platforms and Virtual Reality HMD's.

Going all out on VR development, the company had as of 2014 invested more than $USD 40 million in VR Research & Development (yearly financial reports used to be available @ https://www.ccpgames.com/company/financial but were recently taken down after CyberChaosCrew brought them to the players' attention). A questionable move considering that VR is at this point an expensive gimmick with questionable future in the gaming industry.

CCP Games has recently and controversially hired various former EA employees for key roles in the company, appointing one of them as Vice President for development, and shortly after a few others for Executive Producer positions in the new projects, namely EVE Valyrie and Project Legion (now Project Nova). It has since adopted changes to its business model, including cosmetic item monetization and features like the skill point injectors that give players in-game advantages in exchange for money.

Time will tell if these options will bring the EVE Universe many players and an endless revenue stream that will fund great things to come, but CyberChaosCrew chooses to remain skeptical until further developments and does not recommend people to spend their time/money with EVE Online.
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57 of 85 people (67%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
199.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Very Harsh game. Requires a very high degree of situational awarness and the ability to accept loss. This game will not hold your hand and it is not for cry babies.
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34 of 46 people (74%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Oh goodness, eve is on steam now. Or was it before? Huh.

Been a capsuleer from back in '04 when I fired up my first character. Had a Love/Hate relationship with eve for the last decade. I hate that I love it, and love that... well I dunno. It is like that abusive relationship that you keep coming back to. I have quit, lost Billions of ISK (the in game currency), been killed a couple times, all for simply undocking.

Is the game hard? Oh yes. Harder than drunken calculus. It is more difficult to understand the nuance behind some of the PvP combat than it is to talk your way into someone's bed. It is unapologetic, unrelenting, and does not even OWN kid gloves. Unless you talk about that poor baby goat that the developers may have sacrificed. I guess those could be "kid" gloves, just not like they normally would be described.

Would I reccomend the game? Of course! I would love to see more new pilots fly through my home system, and blow them out of space. If you can get past the (litterally) crazy player base, and find enjoyment in the difficulty, it will be fun for you. It is NOT for everyone though. It is not even for a significant minority. Sociopaths will love the game, as will economists (is there REALLY a differance? Lookin at you economists) for the economy, run by players, is insane, and fun.

Download it, take your ships for a spin, get blown up, and decide for yourself, do YOU want to be that pilot, blowing other pilots up? Tough. They have probably been around far longer than you could imagine. Find a good player-run corporation, and go from there. It IS fun, I promise.
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43 of 63 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,096.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Been playing this game for 4 years with a complex love/hate relationship. It is an amazing game and your experience will vary greatly depending on your personality and luck in terms of who you end up playing with.
On one end of the scale you will find nice people that will help you get over the amazingingly complicated learning curve, on the other end you will find nothing short of Sociopath Online.

You don't/shouldn't play this game unless you have a thick skin.

If this game wasn't on the decline so badly I would leave this review on positive but at this point considering the monthly subscription fee I would stay away.
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Not Recommended
218.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
This game is a lot more fun on paper than it is in reality. I've resubbed countless times, and every single time I've felt buyers remorse shortly thereafter. When will I learn?
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Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
I really wish steam had a way to vote games neutral but that's what I would rate Eve Online. Eve Online is a confusing game to get into but the community is wonderful, their older players are more than welcome to help out newer players. I think the biggest thing holding me back from really getting into the game is the subscription since I only bought 1 month to just try it out, but seeing the scope of the game, 1 month isn't enough to really get a gist of the game.

If you're willing to learn a massive game with heaps of lore and content, then I'd recommend it. But I believe that this game is currently too stressful for gamers who just want to have a casual MMO experience.
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