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My friend plays EVE, and it seemed really interesting to me. The pirates, scammers, huge fleets, etc.

I have some questions about EVE though.

1. Do you need to buy PLEX to survive in the game, or is their not much of a advantage?

2. How hard is the learning curve? How long would it take me to become a "average" player?

3. My friend told their is such a thing called ”Hell camp" where they spend a week camping, and sleeping during server maintenance. Is this true?
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1. No you will just need to spent a long time to get good gear and train. Money can just help you buy stuff earlier.

2. Hard, you will always be learning things but in you can be having fun as soon as you start and playing.You can get in a corp in a around a month maybe less depends on who you know.

3. Never heard of it from my friends but there is so much stuff in EVE.
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Once I heard it was a port, I stopped and deleted the game.
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I've never understood the learning curve aspect of Eve. I don't think it hard at all. You want to shoot guns...train gun skills. You want to tank damage with your armor, train armor skills...yada, yada, yada. The hardest part might be figuring what to do with what ship, but a few minutes of looking at the ship info and you will have it figured out. Now days you don't even have to do any math to figure out your shield or capacitor regen or time how long you can run your shield booster or armor repairer. All this is listed as stats.

I honestly think figuring out how to equip a character in EQ2 or WoW is more difficult than Eve is...and that is by no means hard.

As far PLEX goes...I can't say with certainty as I haven't played much it since they started selling the items. However, I am pretty sure that none of them give huge advantages from what I've read. Most of them are just cosmetic.

As soon as I have the time I plan to get back into Eve so I've been trying to keep ontop of things in the game...it is the best MMO out there at the moment in my opinion. Though we will see how Funcom does with Secret World...if they ever release the thing.
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Once I heard it was a port, I stopped and deleted the game.

What are you talking about?
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Once I heard it was a port, I stopped and deleted the game.

lol wut?
    
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Once I heard it was a port, I stopped and deleted the game.

lol, wut? It's a PC only game.
     
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It's boring for a long time until you gain lot of skills and gear. I heard joining clans make it less boring. If you want to spend months and money until the game gets interesting, be my guest.
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Once I heard it was a port, I stopped and deleted the game.

A port of what? Do you even know the game we're talking about?
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