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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June 30

End of Life for the Old Launcher

30th of June was the last day for the old launcher.

Today we discontinued support for the old EVE Launcher.

Please update to the new launcher, by verifying game cache via game settings in Steam as per the following article

Fly Safe Everyone o7

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June 23

EVE Online is on Steam Summer Sale!



Get EVE Online for only $4.99 with Steam's Summer Sale

Save money on the following great deals: Premium Edition 50% off and Content Packs 10% off. Join EVE Online universe!


Do you know a friend who wants to play EVE Online? Do you have EVE Online on your wish list?

You can get Core Starter Pack or Premium Edition cheap from June 23d till July 4th.You can also purchase these products as gifts.

Experience the upcoming Shadow of the Serpent event, starting next week!

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Q: What's in Core Starter Pack?
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A: Sadly no, those packs work when creating a brand new EVE Online account.

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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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Darkozavr
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
The thing that i hated was YOU NEED TO PAY EVERYTIME... good game but ... ye u need to pay every month i think to play
well if u have money play if no then u just gonna waste money
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CONQUER OF TIME
( 315.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
FIRST - This game is amazing on so many livels. A word to anyone thinking about getting the game: DO NOT BUY FROM STEAM Go to the EVE website and get the 15 day free trial. If you decide to buy you can get a free month through their website.

SECOND - This game demands a lot of time. It will take you at least 2 months to get to a good footing. There are lot's of opportunities for players to wear different hats. EVE is huge, complex, and can be overwhelming to new players. Don't buy if your not willing to take the time to play.
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pixeltender
( 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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Unfair Bot
( 1,180.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Great game. Better than league.
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DrippyGam3r
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
it was okay.....
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ovm_33
( 74.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Steam is only showing 75hrs played. It's a lot more than that. A lot...

This game is a dog eat dog world. Capitilism at it's finest.

For anyone looking to try this game out for the first time I'll give you some advice: Never fly a ship that you can't afford to lose. The shinier the ship - The more likely it's going to be your coffin.
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Zhev
( 21.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I'm falling in love...

Edit*
Since I started playing sleep becomes less important.
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[MC] Cujo26
( 127.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This quote from the EVE Forums summarises one's experience in the game:

"EVE is not going to give you a cookie, it wants you to take someone else's cookie and eaet it in front of them while they cry."

This game is absolutely great.
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Widdly Skuds
( 500.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Game isn't nearly as difficult as people claim it is. I've known about this game for nearly a decade but never tried it because I was put off by claims it was difficult and needed massive spreadsheets to play. Thats complete nonsense and the game is easy to get into so long as you are capable of reading instructions, have the not so common ability to use google, and have some semblence of social skills. I started out with nothing about 3 months ago and I'm now an active member in a corporation managing manufactering and resource production whilst also particitpating in doctrined fleets. Then again I do have the advantage of not being borderline ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Don't listen to numbskulls claiming it isn't new player friendly. The game doesn't hold your hand or coddle you thats all, and thats how all games should be. You will die alot in the beginning unless you are a pansy who just hides in high sec, but once you do you will learn how to let go and move on. Try new things right from the start. Run to lowsec and attack someone for the hell of it, jump head first into a wormhole throwing caution to the wind. Hell I went wormhole exploring my fifth day in and got ganked, but the dude was so impressed that I had the balls to jump in there and take risks despite being new he sent me 50m and a corp invite.

Nothing is safe and thats what I like about it. Your belongings have real value since at any time you could lose them with one false move and you have no one to blame but yourself. Give this game a go if you want a challenging game that has the best emergent gameplay I've seen yet.

10/10 buying 2 more accounts to maximise PI and mining output.
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Myawsomename
( 2,026.8 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
161 of 171 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
306.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
DO NOT BUY THROUGH STEAM. Go to EVEOnline.com and get a free trial account, then you qualify for discounts when you upgrade to a real account. You cannot link a Steam Account to an old account if you are coming back, and they will not refund.
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96 of 113 people (85%) found this review helpful
159 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,395.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I think I'm starting to get the hang of it!
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
77.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Awesome MMO, I like the settings and lore better than World of Warcraft.

But DO NOT BUY ON STEAM. It's much cheaper on EVEonline.com plus you get a 15 day trial.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I'm falling in love...

Edit*
Since I started playing sleep becomes less important.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
284.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
TLDR :
-A game so deep, with incredible mechanics that are actually a monument to both capitalism and basic human instincts.
It's a sociology treaty in itself, and would be worth at least a paper on it .
-Market is the most advanced in the whole gaming world.
-Chronophage as hell.....but most of that time can be spent doing something else.
-Frustrating for new players b/cof quantity of informations......But a new tutorial, renewed interface and helpful corporations come to limit the problem without erasing it tho.
-Variety of roles you can play
-Human interactions only limited by our own imagination
-Gameplay could use a bit of dynamism, but in major battles individual skill is merely useless. Teamplay, preparation, and choosing the time and the place for the fight with the right focuses is the essence of PvP
-Pve fun at higher lvls.
-Plexes




I think i'll start with a major problem for new players, that has actually scared them to the point of quitting early.
Eve online is a colossal work, with an obliterating waterfall of informations you need to keep in mind.
Either you start keeping notes from the beginning or you're gonna forget about it the third day because you've been swamped by second day plethora of intel.That is actually both awesome and frightning.

About that, the old tutorial honestly did nt help much: It was messy, not always clear, not always informative, and if you did nt read some missions you could lose everything u had.
I'm thinking about a mission that gave you a ship for the very purpose of loosing it to Pve pirates. If you did nt read that u had to change ship for it, you were pretty screwed.
Happened so many times you can t imagine ...Chatting the poor guys to stay did nt always work.

Since this game allows you to be W/E you wanna be : Pirate PVP, trading expert, industrial expert, mining monster, scout and many others, tutorial needed to cover the basics for the majority of possible roles.
Well, they finally did a decent one now, so scared players can come back to give it a shot because it does what's expected from it. Even interface has been refined a bit, just enough to be noticeable, and it's good news.

A second point worth talking about for newcomers is the community.
About that, Eve community realized they needed new players to keep the game living, and many of them created corporations focused on helping rookies.
Obviously, some of them are less effective and focused than others, but in that case there is one you can't miss :
EvE University.
They're gigantic, which could mean they can't focus their attention on the single player as much as a smaller one, but you're sure you're gonna get at least the basics, and you'll find someone to talk to at every hour of the day/night.




Now that we've established the game got better for new players, i'd like to keep giving you hints on what s coming for you once you learned the basics.

Research for example, which will be your bread and butter during your whole experience.
Altho the game gives you the opportunity of choosing your race, and background, giving you an idea of what type of ships and weaponry you should use, these choices are not definitive.
Indeed, thanks to the research system, you can decide to play a Caldari character b/c you like their look, while driving Amarr ships and their weaponry because you like lasers and good looking ships only for a small loss of time due to the initial research, and it will be adviseable to change system to amarr in order to have better chances of finding your modules on the market there than Caldari spawn.

But that's just the beginning of it, because research will determine what kind of ships you can drive, and you'll be able to specialize in the role you wanna play. Guides on classes, roles, ships, and research orders are available everywhere.
And the wiki is colossal.

Then , when you've decided what you wanna be in the game, the researches are already going, and you're ready to play the game you'll need to make money to support you.
Doing Pve missions, mining, trading will be your first choices as pirating might need a higher level of research, ships and modules.
But you can actually find other ways, such as being a mule for someone that is hiding for some reason...With a small and low level ship you have less chances to be of any interest for pirates or any other things you can find a way to leverage over a higher lvl player.
The game is only limited by our own imagination in the trading sector.
And if you're a little impatient, you can buy plexes.

Plexes are game time, that you can either use, stock, or sell for what will be a loooooooot of money for a new player, much more than what 15 euros might lead you to think. (in wow 15 euros are worth nothing in comparison).
And when you have to trade those, it can get really dangerous, which is why i mentioned the mule thing earlier.
If you have many plexes to sell or to stock somewhere safe you have either the choice of winging it, risking to lose real money, or to pay for an escort, or to have your own army within the corporation, or....using a very low level ship for more concealment.

If the IG market were nt incredible enough for it's time, plexes and IRL usable money made it perform even better. Stupid prices are limited b/c there is always someone that will sell it for something less, because of the urgency factor, and so many other relevant things such as economies of scale that lead the market to be the best performer in any MMO and game in general.




With all that, you can gleen from the context that eve online looks like an excessively time consuming game.
It is. Chronophage as hell.
Some Researches take days, weeks, and even months to be finished.
Mining you whole cargo capacity takes hours, depending on the quality of the mining module and obviously the volume of your cargo.
But it's meant that way. You can play while researching, even go to sleep or quit playing for a week, and the research will be done even if you re not logged. And it doesnt concern very new players, as the first levels of research are very quick.
As for mining, well, you can go to sleep, i'm not sure about the logging part tho.
But again, as a new player you don't have those mining monsters, and your cargo will be full pretty fast.



And finally i'd like to mention Pve , PVP, and gameplay related review.

As for Pve, many players like it as it is. I personally think of it as a little boring since the gameplay itself is nt very dynamic. But in the highest level i know it gets much harder, and you're swamped even with a honourably slow gameplay.
For all those who were thinking about elite dangerous, or playing eve with a joystick,sorry bros, forget it.
Eve is about activating the right modules at the right time, as energy is consumed, and you have plenty of them, turrets included.
But i guess if you're ok with that kind of gameplay, you're about to discover an incredible game.
I'm pretty sure in chess knights don t neight and towers don t shoot fireballs when you move them.
Yet, its still one of the most advanced games in the world.


PvP is probably the most exciting part of eve online.
PvPing alone can be fun, but the best part is clearly in group.
Corp vs Corp, pirates vs miners and their escort, destroying economic, industrial, and research stations to weaken enemy's production while you wait for the final blow are actually just little examples in the wide range of tactics and strategies you can employ in the game.
While gameplay could admittedly be funnier, more dynamic, when you participate these encounters, that's just the last thing you think about as you realize individual skill in a major battle will never be enough.
Pinning them in the right place, at the right time, with adequate modules to pin them, slow them, suck out their shields, with adequate forces and teamplay is the essence of pvp.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
217.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
A game with such great complexity, that even at 215 hours of gameplay, I still do not feel competent to write a full review.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
869.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
It' s like, real-life anarchic society simulator in space

If you are fine with whatever ♥♥♥♥♥ you might encounter in real-life, then this game is for you.

Otherwise, stay away, there are other spece-themed games out there.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
458.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
i wouldnt buy through steam, This game isnt quite a game as it is a part of your life once you get involved. A lot of people feel lost when they start. I reccomend diving on into the community and making friends or friendenmys/ get someone angry and get in station with chats open. You will lost your day watching chats blink in station and occasional undocking, etc...idk its a good game. Just if you buy it through steam its a pain in the butt to transfer plex or resub..etc..
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
127.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This quote from the EVE Forums summarises one's experience in the game:

"EVE is not going to give you a cookie, it wants you to take someone else's cookie and eaet it in front of them while they cry."

This game is absolutely great.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
808.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
(More hours played outside of Steam version)

This game takes so much time and dedication to really get into it. But the pay off is so good, this game is rich of detail in every aspect. It is unbelievably incredible, personally my favorite MMO out there.

I highly recommend giving it a shot, this game has an overload of information for newbro's but those that stick around always fall inlove with the game.
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