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Just wondering if EvE is worth starting up. If anyone here has been playing a while i would just like to know if its broken like most mmo's out there or if the expansions just add good things to it. I have tried the trial and understand a little bit of the game but its 4.99 right now on steam and im really temted to get it because i been thinking about starting a new mmo. i heard that you dont have to be on alot at all and can still accomplish alot. if theres anyone that would like to run me through some basics and how to make money and progress i would really appreciate it. tnaks
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I personally thing EVE online is awesome. I've never really experienced lag during gaming and it's a huge huge world. It's actually made up of different galaxies and each galaxy has different challenges. They even have an uncharted region where pirates and really strong enemies are found. The basics are (just like any MMORPG), you need to earn your keep to level up. You can be a bounty hunter a miner or a business man that transports stuff (more like a gun runner of sorts) to make gold or credits and you use these credits to buy better ships, equipment, etc. You can even put up a corp which enables you to have a base of your own that mines and produces items.

You're right when you say that you can still level up without being online so much by working on skills. When I say working, it's basically paying for skills to upgrade and depending on the skill level you want to work on it takes minutes to hours to even a whole day to learn a skill.

Of course you still level up faster if you're online versus paying (gold or credits in game you earn by getting work or tasks) and leveling up a skill because you earn more when you play more (obviously).
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What I like about this game is during the start you get to pick which race you prefer. Each race has different ships with different strengths and skill sets. I believe there are 4 or 5 races to choose from. With the choice you make it dictates which galaxy you end up in.

Another awesome part about this game are the battles, it's actually real time battles you can watch and or participate in. The battles between high level players are just awesome, there was even one battle where this player had a death star like ship (it's the biggest ship you can produce and it takes ages for someone to actually have one) that was attacking a particular corporation and all players could just watch and see this thing obliterate everyone in it's path!
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I bought it lol i had to. it seems like my kind of game. I wanna find a good group of people to play with and progress with
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Hey if you want we can join forces! Just PM me if you want to!
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EVE is awesome. I got a disc last year in a PCGamer mag with the client and game no it and a free 14 day trial. Never being a big fan of "space type games" I didn't think much about it. A week or 2 later I was bored and found the disc and installed it and started up my 14 day trial. 4 days later I subscribed and played for about 8 months.

The learning curve is steep but its a really deep game with a really good player community. If you do start check out http://www.eveuniversity.org/ .Really helpful group for new players. They have tutorials in vent and lots of other stuff to help you learn the game.

EVE is only 1 of 2 online games I see myself going back to (the other being EQ) sometime in the future. The only reason I quit when I did was I just started back to college and havent had the time since to get back into it.Enjoy.

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EVE is pretty sweet! I like it alot it is a super deep MMO. There is a free trial if you want to try before you buy!
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I played for a long time, and being a huge space/sci-fi junkie I enjoyed it for a little while.

The learning curve is steep. And you have to invest a lot of time to get over the learning curve. It's not a game you can really just login and kill some stuff.

But it is BEAUTIFUL, and every once in awhile I miss it.. dont know if I'll go back though.. I feel so far behind when I play.
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Is it possible to play EVE online through a browser?

Cause i certainly don't feel like downloading 3gigs.
Edited by Davidsen - 5/16/11 at 7:35pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Davidsen View Post
Is it possible to play EVE online through a browser?

Cause i certainly don't feel like downloading 3gigs.
Its not some cheap browser game.
Its a full on game.
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