Originally Posted by thrgk
is EVE ground combat or space? how many months does it take to become fully geared and a REALLY good player? Is this game going to dye soon like swg? both made in 2003, why i am asking.
As the poster above me said, there really is no such thing as fully geared in eve. It will take 2 weeks to a month to be able to train for a basic, but effective, pvp position known as a tackler, for solo pvp (which honestly is pretty rare, EVE is also about MASSIVE pvp battles) it would take a few months of training.
The beauty of eve is that there really isn't any end game goal, you find ship type and setup you like and you train for it, but standard cheap ships and equipment can be extremely effective in pvp.
EVE is the only MMO besides WOW to continuously grow year after year, I believe there are more people playing EVE today than there ever has been. It'll be around for another decade at least.