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Ok, so im downloading the 14 day trial at the moment, and will make a decision myself if its a good game or not.

I just wanted to know if its worth paying for? I've heard its a very good game, but just wanted some of the pepple on here who play it's opinion.

cheers guys

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i've heard mixed decisions, some people get really into it, some don't. i never did
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It's okay. A little slow paced though... Looks amazing at some times, graphics wise.
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It's okay. A little slow paced though... Looks amazing at some times, graphics wise.
yea thats what lured me in a little, was the graphics. saw some screenshots and was amazed.
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It's good fun, something for everyone
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post #6 of 24
I tried it about a year ago and gave up after a couple hours, it felt too slow. I recently started up again and have taken a large liking to it. It takes a bit of time and patience to get into it, but after you start to understand how everything works it can be the most addicting game you've ever played. If you try it, I highly recommend setting up a test-server client. The test server is supposed to be for bug hunting but most of us just use it to test out ship fits. Everything in the test server is 100 ISK (cheeeeep). No worries if you get blown up either, you just try again. It's a great place to learn and get a feel for what the game is all about. PvP.
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post #7 of 24
Yeah, that's why I tried it. I dislike slow paced games though...
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Hrmm.. It didn;t have nearly enough versatility as I had hoped.

I played for it for about 2 months and then quickly dropped it when better things came around.

It is a graphically STUNNING game, especially for a space enthusiast like myself. They did an amazingly good job of making space look real, and making a gorgeous universe.

But gameplay is a little rough. It is mildly repetitive, and all it really is is "Do a mission, upgrade your ship.. rinse and repeat". There is PVP and an awesome Corporation setup, but this game is more finetuned for hardcore players. It involves sometimes insane micromanagement (which I enjoyed, until RL got in the way) where your skills take RL time to upgrade (ie. 7 days for some of them).

I would say, keep downloading it and try for yourself. I found the community in EVE is the most helpful community I have ever run into. The corporation I joined early sent me all kinds of money and items and help to get me started.

Unfortunately, this game is lacking in some important ways. There is little to NO UI config ability. It is nothing like WoW where your UI can be totally modified. There is a great time management requirement for this game, and I play games to escape hard work and stress.. micromanagement is fun for a few hours but it gets very lame when you just want to fly out in space and kill ****.

As a sidenote.. the soundtrack is very immersive. Turn everything off around you and turn up the speakers while playing. Very good spacey soundtrack. (Almost as good as Mass Effect!)
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Deffinatly get into a corporation if you can, flying solo is no fun.
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hmmm, well so far it all sounds good.

my friend was saying that there is also the ability to custom build your ships if your are architecturally minded.. is this true? If so ive got some great ideas for some ships
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