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If you like:
  • MMORPGs
  • a challenge (and risk/reward)
  • spaceships
  • try crazy stuff like 900+ member spaceship fights, pirating your fellow players, or claim chunks of the map for your own
  • like a passionate gaming community
  • LOVE brutal but exciting PvP where brains and skill are one of your primary assets
  • or love truly expansive worlds


I have a couple 60 day trial of EVE Online that I would like to give to an OCN member so that they can try your hand at the game. We have a small but friendly group of OCN members that log on regularly and will be more than happy to provide some guidance (primarily EU and US time zones). I would highly encourage you to join the ingame channel: overclock.net

If you're interested please send me a PM.
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I had never played any "spaceship/ space" type games. I got a 14 day trial from a PC gamer disc a year or so ago and figured I'd give it a try. 4-5 days into my trial I subscribed and played for about a year. It really is an awesome game. much steeper learning curve than any other MMO but once you get used to it you'll have a blast. I've thought about coming back a few times but just don't have the time to invest in an MMO right now. (really I just hate to pay a sub and only log in once or twice every week or 2 redface.gif ) If I ever get more free time ( maybe when I'm done with college)I'll come back. Anyone that hasn't tried it, give it a shot.
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I'll wait for their fps expansion to the game, Dust 514.
 
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i liked it, but I stopped playing after a while

you need to put insane hours for years to top out the game which is cool, but also Futile lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post

i liked it, but I stopped playing after a while

you need to put insane hours for years to top out the game which is cool, but also Futile lol

They changed the way you do skills I think after I stopped playing. IIRC it doesn't take as long as it used to.
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Yeah they got rid of the learning skills entirely. Now you just start training for whatever you're looking to specialize in.
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After logging into EVE you might wonder what next: here's a flowchart of the main career paths that you can work towards. Warning: things don't always go according to plan.
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This looks good smile.gif Looks way complicated
Edited by SgtMunky - 12/7/11 at 3:13pm
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I'm not sure I'd really call EVE challenging, exciting, or expansive. It's really just unforgiving and slow. That's not to say that its necessary BAD, but I think your have your definitions a bit confused.

For instance: Challenging - This implies that it requires a lot of skill and effort, such as trying to hit a small target 500 feet away with a longbow 3 times in a row. That said, someone is still more likely to pull off that feat than to actually walk 500 feet with an arrow and place it on the target by hand, return 500 feet to grab another arrow, and repeat twice more, simply because there is no reward in doing so and it is extremely tedious, dull, and time consuming. EVE is like planting the arrow by hand.
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I'm not sure I'd really call EVE challenging, exciting, or expansive. It's really just unforgiving and slow. That's not to say that its necessary BAD, but I think your have your definitions a bit confused.

For instance: Challenging - This implies that it requires a lot of skill and effort, such as trying to hit a small target 500 feet away with a longbow 3 times in a row. That said, someone is still more likely to pull off that feat than to actually walk 500 feet with an arrow and place it on the target by hand, return 500 feet to grab another arrow, and repeat twice more, simply because there is no reward in doing so and it is extremely tedious, dull, and time consuming. EVE is like planting the arrow by hand.

Its more "challenging" than any other MMO imo. I think the learning curve is what most people have trouble with:
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