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If u do decide to go eve make sure u chose the right race and skills for what u want to do since some skills take months to learn. This goes for ships mining booster ect everything in the game is learn by studying.
With all the new updates race don't relay matter any more.... Most skills take months to learn? Do you not no about re mapping for long term skills and implants?


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I want to love eve, but I just cant. The combat at the end of the day is dull and feels very disconnected. Add to that the massive cost of loosing gear and ships if you get destroyed and the learning curve which means will you loose them, often. That forces you to grind up rep in uninteresting missions for isk to pay for it all and so on.

I think it'd be quicker and easier to actually start a war than learn to pvp in eve.

You my friend are not in a help full corp then. Contact shadow leon in game if you want so proper help


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Originally Posted by Liquid1Silver View Post
Eve = spreadsheets in space



If you like that thing then I say yes
Market/indy/research yes, maybe mining, explorations no, pve no :L you just need to no what you can tank and what you cant tank


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Hmm, I'm looking to buy an MMO too, thinking either EVE or Rift...

You can have my beta trials for rift when I get more, I do not enjoy it. Having all the different skills is nice but its like wow with guild wars graphics.
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The most helpful corp in EVE is EVE University ('Ivy League' alliance). If you're in an unhelpful corp, whose members have no time to help you learn the game join EVE Uni. Many of their members are veterans from all over EVE, from low sec pirates to carebears to 0.0 titan pilots. They will teach you all you need to know, and as they are also constantly at war with one or more alliance (Brick, Privateers, etc.) you will gain PVP experience.

To become good at EVE you don't need Skill Points, you need skill. I've known people who were simply amazing at PVP from the moment they started playing, while others were just horrible, even though they had 100 million SP. EVE isn't a game that just relies on equipment, it's a game that heavily relies on skill.
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Eve online is unlike any other MMO. There's a clear distinction you will notice between eve and other popular MMO's. Its the only MMO that i know where you actually get rewarded for intelligence! Every other game focuses on just grinding on mobs in order to level from 1-infinity. You won't find any other game online that's as complex as Eve. This is both a good thing and bad thing.

It's Bad because people get introduced to the game thinking its some sort of Starwing type spaceship sim which will offer quick satisfaction like recent cod games (e.g. "look i killed someone, HA HA HA HA - i go kill again =D").

The fact that it's complex is Good because it offers the gamer to do so much more. Unlike most other MMO's Eve isn't restricted to just PVE, PVP and Manufacturing. There loads of ways you can make money ingame or have fun other than just those i've mentioned - you could do things like Exploration of wormholes seeking lavish rewards or even uncover your evil side and become an undercover thief and steal from other peoples corps. It may sound harsh, but it's all allowed in the universe of eve. It can be very good and it can be very harsh.

A word of advice, when you start the game do the tutorials to give you an idea of what the game offers. People do the tutorials and end up thinking that the only thing available in the game is doing missions and mining... It's not the case. Best thing is to join a Corp ASAP and if its an active one you'll get a little insight at the end of the month of what else the game has to offer. Joining a corp will also enable you to overcome the steep learning curve.

If PVP is your thing join a 0.0 Alliance. "0.0" is a part of space where anything goes. The Pvp system is very intricate.
More or less ALL other MMO's follow the rule: If you are a higher Level character, and you have some sort of Dark Blade of Oblivion that does higher damage than the other person you are fighting - you Win...
In Eve there are millions of combinations you can fit out a ship ( of which there are 200-300) with modules (of which there are thousands). So you actually need to be clever in the way you fit your ship out. I've seen 5 month old players kill 5 year old players multiple times, before the 5 year old guy raged and was forced to leave the system.
Edited by Laten - 2/17/11 at 4:20am
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My friend is trying to get me to try out EVE as well. I just don't see what the big deal is though. It doesn't seem like it would be fun. From what I've been told it just seems like an economy driven game focused on space mining and ship building.

But I guess I'll give it a try, I hear they have a trial going on.
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This is looking awesome! I am just really looking for a good MMO - I liked WoW, but I felt there wasn't enough to do and I was trapped into a routine.... I hate routines.

Im hoping my 14 day trial will break me in
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I did the 14 days trial. And I had fun, I had just just got a cruiser when it expired!
......But I did not have enough time and fun to want to pay to play more.

For the amount of time it takes to get anywhere in the game, they need to offer a longer trial period. If I had a month of free trial time, I would have a much better idea of whether I'm willing to pay for it.

Everyones' word of mouth about how deep and fun it can get with corps and such just is not enough convincing. I need the time to try those features out. With any other game out there, a trial/demo will cover 50%+ of what the game has to offer. I don't believe the Eve trial comes close.

I have that feeling where I want to love it and get into it, but don't want to jump in.

One thing I would like to understand is what do you actually do with corps and their members once you are in one? I tend to dreamily imagine Enders Game type scenarios
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yes
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My friend is trying to get me to try out EVE as well. I just don't see what the big deal is though. It doesn't seem like it would be fun. From what I've been told it just seems like an economy driven game focused on space mining and ship building.

But I guess I'll give it a try, I hear they have a trial going on.
Dude, before Feb 2009 i thought EXACTLY the same as you. I used to discuss it with my cousin, "What the heck do people see in the game? Its just black space and ships". I used to fkame it all the time... Then one night my cousin came over, we were trying to figure of a game to play. After a few ideas thrown into the pool i decided to download Eve trial (more with the intention to make fun of the game while we played it). Played it for an hour before we had to go and we had our usual 'conclusion of the game' discussion, except we were both speechless. After saying so much bad stuff about it before we were struggling to find anything wrong with. Its a very comprehensive game that's enticing to say the least. We both subbed within the week. OH and another cool factor that enjoy are collecting the ships, fitting them for a specific purpose and getting the skills to fly them. In a sence its abit like Gran Turismo (other racing games) where you buy and collect cars and kit them out - except in Eve its with huge Battleshops and Strategic Cruisers. Its got a cool factor to it in that regards, at least fo me.
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I did the 14 days trial. And I had fun, I had just just got a cruiser when it expired!
......But I did not have enough time and fun to want to pay to play more.

For the amount of time it takes to get anywhere in the game, they need to offer a longer trial period. If I had a month of free trial time, I would have a much better idea of whether I'm willing to pay for it.

Everyones' word of mouth about how deep and fun it can get with corps and such just is not enough convincing. I need the time to try those features out. With any other game out there, a trial/demo will cover 50%+ of what the game has to offer. I don't believe the Eve trial comes close.

I have that feeling where I want to love it and get into it, but don't want to jump in.

One thing I would like to understand is what do you actually do with corps and their members once you are in one? I tend to dreamily imagine Enders Game type scenarios
If you ask someone on OCN who plays eve they can sen you a buddy invite which is 21 day trial (igave all my invits out for this month ). Also recently they've taken out all the learning skill from the game, which was advised to learn at the beginning before (which took up around 1-2 weeks to train before). Well now theyve taken that out of the game which allows new players to train the fun stuff straight away.
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If you ask someone on OCN who plays eve they can sen you a buddy invite which is 21 day trial (igave all my invits out for this month ). Also recently they've taken out all the learning skill from the game, which was advised to learn at the beginning before (which took up around 1-2 weeks to train before). Well now theyve taken that out of the game which allows new players to train the fun stuff straight away.
Well I did the trial only about a month ago. My biggest gripe is that 21 day trail other users can give out......you can't use the same account you used for your original 14 day trial; you have to start from scratch. Kinda purpose defeating don't you think?
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