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.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,129 reviews)
Release Date: May 6, 2003

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November 21

New Trailer & A Call To Arms – This is EVE!

When making trailers for EVE Online, it’s always been difficult for us to showcase our community’s passion and enthusiasm for all things New Eden.

This has always been the hardest thing for us to capture, process and display to the world in its most raw form, given your seemingly boundless creativity and dedication to the EVE Universe.

A few months ago a number of people at CCP decided to take on this challenge, and at the start of September we released a cluster-wide call to arms in order to collect the community’s most awesome moments from voice comms.

After weeks of editing, a lot of discussion and many hours of rendering here at CCP we hope that in some way we may have found a way to display the fun, frustrating, exhilarating and intense moments that the community has submitted to us in response to this call to arms.

We’d like to present a different view on producing a trailer for EVE.

This is a view that focuses less on EVE itself and more on the people who make it live and breathe. All of you, because without your mining, manufacturing, piracy, war declarations, spying, espionage and gatecamps, New Eden would be a pretty quiet and lifeless place.

Debuted at EVE Down Under, “This is EVE” is not only the newest trailer for EVE Online, it serves as a tribute and a thank you to the EVE Online community for twelve glorious years of mayhem, with the hope of many more to come.

“This is EVE” is available in two formats:

Uncensored & Raw (Contains Strong Language) - Samples from voice comms remain as they were when they were submitted to us.

PG-13 (Censored) - Samples from voice comms are censored when mean capsuleers say bad words..

Help us further with This is EVE!

Along with the release, we’d like to make a second call to arms for the community to translate “This is EVE” into all our supported languages (French, German & Russian), as we’d like to continue to put the creative power in your hands and enable the finest community in online gaming to showcase EVE Online.

We would eventually like to display these translated versions on the official CCP Games YouTube Channel, with full credits to those whose videos are featured.

You can submit to your localized versions of This is EVE by mailing share@eveonline.com.

We’ll also have some further activities based around “This is EVE” coming in the next few weeks, so be sure to keep your eye on the community news feed!

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September 2

New in Hyperion - "Donate Game Time" explained

What is Donate Time?

"Donate Game Time" is an easy way to use PLEX to instantly gift 30 days of game time to another character (more information about PLEX can be found in the Knowledgebase article about PLEX

How to use "Donate Game Time"

To use the "Donate Game Time" feature you need to have at least one PLEX available in your inventory.

Check out the animation below for a visual guide and read on for more details.



Simply right-click on the PLEX icon and then choose the "Activate PLEX" option from the popup menu. This will open a new window which shows several services available.

At the bottom of this window you will see the "Donate 30 days of game time" option. In the text field, type the name of the character you would like to donate the game time to.

As you type the character name, you will see a list populate with character names that match the text you have entered. Once their name appears, click on the character you would like to donate the game time to.

Once you have selected a character, the Donate button to the right will become clickable. Click the Donate button to start donating the game time.

The Donate button switches to a teal colored Confirm button.

You have 5 seconds to confirm your decision by clicking the button. Afterwards the Confirm button turns back to the Donate button and you will have to re-confirm your choice.

If you have selected the wrong character, you simply can remove the character by clicking the little white X in the text field.

Why use Donate Game Time?

With Donate Game Time you can give game time directly to your friends or to your own alt accounts without going through the process of transferring PLEX to another character, who would then have to actively use that PLEX themselves. It is also a very simple way to activate inactive accounts.

Donate Game Time saves you and the receiving character some time as you transfer the benefits from using PLEX instantly.

Donate Game Time to inactive and trial accounts

If the receiving character resides on an inactive account, the Donate Game Time feature will activate that account and 30 days of game time will be added.

If the receiving character is a trial account, the Donate Game Time feature will convert that account to a full subscribing account and adds 30 days of game time to that account. All trial account restrictions will be lifted.

Donate Game Time and the Buddy Program

If trial accounts invited via the Buddy Program are converted to fully subscribed accounts via the Donate Game Time feature, then the Buddy inviter will receive a reward just as if the trial account owner would have used a PLEX to upgrade the account.

More information about the Buddy Program can be found on the EVE Online Account Management

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New Starter Pack and Add-Ons!



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
  • Over two dozen primary 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 Add-Ons:

  • The Colonist Add-On Pack equips you with the essentials for your own planetary industry colonies.
  • The Explorer Add-On Pack provides specialized gear for whose make their fortunes discovering and looting lost treasures.
  • The Industrialist Add-On Pack gives you skills, minerals, and blueprints to get started as a manufacturer of the machines of war.
  • The Skirmisher Add-On Pack arms you with a combat-ready Breacher frigate, ammo and the skills you need to learn to hold your own in battle.

EVE 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 Add-Ons 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)
  • Colonist Add-on
  • Explorer Add-on
  • Industrialist Add-on
  • Skirmisher Add-on
  • 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)

Discover PLEX and play for free



PLEX is 30 days of game time in the form of a tradeable in-game item. If you need extra EVE currency (ISK), you can purchase PLEX for real money directly from Steam or through Account Management and sell it to other players on the in-game market. On the other hand, if you earn enough ISK, you can purchase PLEX from other players on the market and use it to extend your subscription – effectively playing for free.

PLEX is actively traded between players and can be found in every major trade hub of EVE Online. It is only consumed when you activate it, affording you the freedom to use it when and where you need it most.

Selling PLEX to boost your in-game wallet and buying PLEX to pay your subscription using in-game currency are just two of its many uses. PLEX can also be used to purchase various account services or even to pay for out of game events and products.

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 XP Service Pack 2 / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: CPU that supports SSE2 (Intel Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz, AMD Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz)
    • Memory: XP SP2 – 1 GB / Vista and newer – 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 and 2000 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
    • 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® 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers
    • Network: ADSL connection or faster
    Minimum:

    • Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.7.5
    • Processor: CPU that supports SSE2 (Intel 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 (NVIDIA GeForce 320m, Intel HD 3000)
    • Audio: Supports SSE, Direct Sound compatible
    • Network: ADSL connection (or faster)
    Recommended:

    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7.5
    • Processor: Intel i7 Series @ 3.0 GHz or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB or greater
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB Free Space
    • Video: NVIDIA GeForce 675mx or better with at least 1 GB VRAM
    • Audio: Supports SSE, Direct Sound compatible
    • Network: ADSL connection (or faster)
Helpful customer reviews
57 of 63 people (90%) found this review helpful
523.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Sub this game if:

-You dont value any kind of social life
-You want to play a true sandbox game
-You dont want a mindless faceroll where you get rewarded for minimal effort
-You like teamwork and a mature, unique community
-You want a deep, complex game with a steep learning curve
-You like to be challenged to think and plan

I joined a nullsec alliance after 2 months, in my first week I was in a pvp brawl with 1100 people

The mechanics arent perfect but the devs are making improvements all the time and expansions are free every month

11/10 Best game i ever played
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77 of 99 people (78%) found this review helpful
2,143.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Oh dear, what was i thinking
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77 of 106 people (73%) found this review helpful
1,273.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
I want to ram my head through a wall.
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54 of 74 people (73%) found this review helpful
1,943.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
it's alright i guess
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44 of 60 people (73%) found this review helpful
195.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
My ship blew up. Lost 10 years off my life. 11/10
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
290.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Eve is a phenomenal game.

Playing it for me was like watching star wars for the first time. It's like entering a universe previously unseen to you before and getting encaptured in its ways and lore. Everything about the game is perfection, there's something in it for everyone. Want to ravage the lonely spaces of Low sec as a pirate? Want to mine minerals and make a profit? Want to explore the deep fringes of space looking for galactic treasure? Or maybe you just want to do it all. There's something there for everyone and the amount of possibility is endless. I highly recommend this game, if you like any sandbox MMO this is for you. Well worth the monthly subscription.
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42 of 63 people (67%) found this review helpful
114.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
You can buy male strippers on the market.

11/10
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1,268.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I've Been playing this game since 2010, on and off. I would take a break from the game but i would always make my way back to it.

I dont know what its like to be a new pilot today compared to when i started playing but i still consider myself fairly new to the game, Although i can run an Orca with Tech II boosts i only can do level 2 security missions, The orca is an mining command ship that grants fleet bonuses to the party.

In this game you can mine the ice fields or asteroids, attack other players, do missions which are like quests, you can harvest the resources of a planet with planetary interaction, you can form corporations and an Alliance of corporations and declare war on other corporations or alliances and be able to legally fight anywhere without police intervention.

The end game goal of the game is to be in a zero security alliance and own your own parts of space or team up with others to explore wormhole space and build your own structures at these places. At the end of your eve lifetime you could be flying capital ships or even a titan, but they take extremely long amounts of time to train for.

In this game you level up your skills with time. Instead of experience points; you get a point every second which gets multiplied by whatever your attributes are. You can use a rare remap to change your attributes to learn certain things faster than others because so many different skills require different attributes to level up faster. The lower level the skill is, the faster it is to train it, up to a level of 5 for every skill.

Movement in this game is not WASD movement with a keyboard, you right click something and tell your ship to approach or warp to, this is how you move around in eve.

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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
4,970.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Been playing this game for a long time, and it has come a long way.

Of course any game has its ups and downs, and this game is no different. But i will say that this is a true "SandBox" game. Can work you butt off for a ship, and the next day lose it. But then you have the community to fall back on, Everyone is willing to help just as long as you ask.

I will recommend that whoever buys and plans on playing, that you have ALOT of patience. This is a skill training base game, and the skills help alot, but get completed over time.


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19 of 28 people (68%) found this review helpful
595.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
spreadsheet simulator 2014
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
555.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Hard to begin with, but once you are in, you are in.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
226.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Endless space to explore, Ultra-detailed graphics, a tons of ships and stuff, giant battles.
This game is the best space MMO the world ever seen: you can be a pirate, a mercenary, a businessman, a explorer....you can be everything as you want. In battle, is the same thing: you can prefer to fight with guns, lasers, bombs, missiles; you can choose to fight with good planned strategy, or a hit-and.run, or a rush.
You can create your corporation and take a part of space where you can create your personal station, hangars, lab, and etc.
At the end, this game stole your hearth if you play it. 12/10
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
My real playtime as seen on the account information is 6250+ hours.
This game ruined my life 11/10
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
773.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Stanley Kubrick, Pink Floyd, Van Gogh, Antoni Gaudi, Eve Online...
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
135.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Best MMO out there. If you spend the time to get into it, you will love it. Not a casual game.
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18 of 31 people (58%) found this review helpful
61.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
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.

The game...
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.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
538.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
its a good game hard to learn. but it full of fun and good times
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
527.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Best sci-fi sandbox game ever! The more you play it, the more you like it!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
103.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
"The capacitor is empty.." - like my soul..

Great MMO , definitely one of a kind!

REAL economy , REAL politics , REAL losses..

played since 2006.. (before steam) tip ---> if you subscribe from CCP you save £1/$1
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19 of 37 people (51%) found this review helpful
660.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
gotta add this to the top because there are morons out there, i lived in null(delve), factional warfare low sec,high sec, i joined ♥♥♥♥ty corps, good corps, blank corps, i know what i am saying,

alas i am not a 'veteran', i only started 5 months ago, i have 1 pew pew toon which can fly t2/t3 and 1 indy toon, here it comes;

if you are new at eve, think real hard and decide if you really want to play this game and how dedicated you are, learn the races / read the wiki like its the bible, figure out who you wanna be, after that pay 6 months in front, fill up your training queue, learn the ropes meanwhile (somewhere between 2. month and 4. month), and come back when you are able to at least fly a t2.

yes i basically told you to wait 6 months before playing.

did i told you 'pay your account with isk' thing is a lie because you cant get that much isk every month as a beginner?

because if you are new to eve, this means you are the smallest fish in the ocean, and this is a 'pay to wait' game.

other then that i recently learned some facts about eve that hit me in the face with a big rock,

for example they released 'train this skill to train skills faster' skillbooks once god knows when, which means people whom started before then you, are much more powerfull then you think they are(this still needs to be corrected, i am not sure those skills still exist but the 'train this to train skills faster' thing happened).

they released all T2 original blueprints with a 'lottery(??!)' system once, you cant obtain a T2 original blueprint except buying it from another player(which costs billons of isk)

there are people out there who has 10 miner alts, and multiboxing with all of them, which means if you are an indy toon you cant compete with that guy whatever you do, no one cares as long as the multiboxers pay.

there are goons out there who will do every type of shet to you because he thinks in his little mind that he is 'superior', fascist sociopaths, immature authorities, its just too ♥♥♥♥♥ wrong to let some fascist goon sht on your head, and eve is ok with that like everyone else, if you think like a decent human being then you are a 'carebear', a toilet paper, a toy.

but if you are a 'griefer' , oh boy you are the god, decent eve pilot, blowing up people who started 1 months ago,our sacred proud soldier going after ventures in his cat.

it is just ♥♥♥♥♥♥ pathetic, really, it is just pathetic nothing more.

i paid nearly 400 bucks to this game and still i cant say 'i am doing it' , i dont think anyone is doing it, sometimes the game feels blank, just empty because everyone is doing the same thing, some manufacture ships and sell them to manufacture more ships and sell them as well, some people shoots other people so he gets a killreport which fells like a cheap achievement, they said 'everything in this game is player creation, there is an solid economy' but damn they didnt said everyone is doing the same thing over and over again until they puke their brains out.

they say this is sandbox, i dont think it is because all you can do at space is 'warp to - jump - align - burn towards - dock' this is it, all the manuevers.

everyone fly the same ships, there is no customization because if there was one CCP couldnt sell their 'XYZ edition' ships at AUR store.

fitting the ships are kinda open to imagination but it just doesnt cut it, because when i undock my ship is just one of the ♥♥♥♥ty vexors out there going to do the same frigging thing over and over again, ratting belts doing sites is boring, seriously it doesnt feel like PVE, it just feels blank.

PVP is boring as well, there is our Fleet Commander Yells-A-Lot , 'do this do that and kaboom because i fuked up' you will feel like a drone in fleets mark my words, just a fukin drone, you cant do solo pvp oh no sir you cant do nothing if you are alone, because the loneliest guy at eve will be flying with his alts multiboxing the shet out of the game meanwhile you try to do rat belts on your own.

people who thinks he's a scammer but merely all he does is 'send me isk i'll send you back double xd' , market orders asking 60 million for 1 tech one drone luring people to missclick, hauling contracts which asks billions and billions isk as 'insurance' but pays a few million at the end(mostly you will get blown up just for that colleteral, much more profit that way)

the worst part is not just miner multiboxers, tengu pilots with their scouts controlled by the same person, market bots, spam programs,

market is being feeded minerals by NPC corps, manipulated by CCP,

i literally saw 'xyz 1 xyz 2 xyz 3 xyz 4' named pilots in a low sec roaming fleet.

i mean you can really play this game with 4-5 toons at the same time, 1 man fleet.

no one can say me that is not ♥♥♥♥ing hacking, i really dont think no one can say that.

idiot people who cant just understand the fact that game is broken and this ♥♥♥♥ needs to be fixed.

i am not shtting at eve's face, i am trying to point out facts instead of waiting at dark corners in silence, murmuring with others 'eve needs new blood sush let them come', if you start playing this is what you gonna get.

there may be some points flawed with my rewiev, but these are just harsh facts that i encountered.

long story short, if you are going to become an eve pilot, think this through i could've done so much better things with 400 bucks , you must really want this to enjoy eve, i like eve but not everyone is like me or the other eve players, think it hard when you trying 21 day trial.

i can see CCP is trying to sort things out with patches, new thoughts and new perception but i dont think CCP is in full control of eve , all i see is things got a bit out of hand.

after CCP admits 'multiboxing is hacking and goons/griefers are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s and mittani is not someone who must be respected - just a piece of shet and they did some wrong moves with the game in their past and they want to lower the price of PLEX(way too high in current state) until the game evolves to something better' , i will gladly edit this review.
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