Guys and gals,
never use EVE Online through Steam. Use stand-alone client instead.
I wasted three evenings and like 10GB of traffic to make it work (and I have no idea what caused it to work finally).
Thanks for totes crap update download speed, by the way. Guys and gals, don't use Launcher to update - use Repair.exe instead.
I understand that I failed royally when purchased subscription without having game client ready.
Though it won't cancel some devs' laziness.
Why ever bothering yourself with placing MMO in Steam if you don't benefit from its infinite easy-to-update possibilities? Moneybag playerbase gathering?
The game itself is OK - Steam-EVE implementation is horrid, that's why that much negative feedback.
Endless crafting possibilities, possibility to level character up while offline and infinite possibilities for diplomacy, thievery, trolling and otherwise spending time with joy.
Too lazy? Farm resources from planets while offline!
Fond of playing safe and/or wanna have lot of time to chat with somebody? Mine the ore/gas/ice!
Wand some risk? Explore space anomalies and wormholes!
Want MORE risk? Hunt pirates in low security status systems!
Want some real action? Join alliance that is at war with another alliance!
Want to have some fun? Become an outlaw and steal some booty from anyone from abovementioned examples!
You can even become a kind of headhunter and become rich by collecting bounty placed on other players by another players.
Or do something really nasty, get bounty placed on you and mock headhunters willing to get you.
With new update you can even steal some rare resources from moon bases.
The only real downside is overall tempo is relatively slow... unless you bumped into raving pirates B)
Though you can stay in safe areas... however, it won't protect you completely.