Eve Online

brentybrenty

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Anyone into this?
I did a trial a few years back, and ever since then I've been obsessed with Eve Online. Over the holidays, Steam had it on sale for 5$ and it was (quite literally) like Christmas.

I'm not sure if this is something I would play continually for years, but I'm enthralled with the open-ended, explorative nature of this space sim. So I thought I'd give a shout out and see if anyone else in the community here is into this. :)

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  • BenBen AWS Team

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    brenty wrote:

    I did a trial a few years back, and ever since then I've been obsessed with Eve Online. Over the holidays, Steam had it on sale for 5$ and it was (quite literally) like Christmas.

    I'm not sure if this is something I would play continually for years, but I'm enthralled with the open-ended, explorative nature of this space sim. So I thought I'd give a shout out and see if anyone else in the community here is into this. :)


    I'm likely going to give the trial a go. I'm not much of a gamer any more but I did enjoy WoW for quite a while.
  • brentybrenty

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    I've played WoW for years, and I love it; EVE, on the other hand, is sort of its polar opposite. As far as I can tell, the only thing they have in common is the Massively Multiplayer Online part. :)

    EVE is very much the anti-gamer's game. In a lot of ways, it's a great escape from the explosions, flash, and twitchiness of today's Bruckheimer game landscape. :P

    If you do want to do a free trial, I can send you a 21-day (I think the standard free trial is two weeks.) The only thing I hate about EVE (HATE!!!) is that the tutorials inexplicably are 5-10 mission-long chains that expire a week after you talk to the agent that offers them. Fortunately, the community is friendly, and GMs are helpful and able to reset the expiration so you can complete them.
  • brenty wrote:

    I've played WoW for years, and I love it; EVE, on the other hand, is sort of its polar opposite. As far as I can tell, the only thing they have in common is the Massively Multiplayer Online part. :)

    EVE is very much the anti-gamer's game. In a lot of ways, it's a great escape from the explosions, flash, and twitchiness of today's Bruckheimer game landscape. :P

    If you do want to do a free trial, I can send you a 21-day (I think the standard free trial is two weeks.) The only thing I hate about EVE (HATE!!!) is that the tutorials inexplicably are 5-10 mission-long chains that expire a week after you talk to the agent that offers them. Fortunately, the community is friendly, and GMs are helpful and able to reset the expiration so you can complete them.


    It in fact is 2 weeks for the trail on steam for EVE online, I tried It when it came out on steam but was confused on what to do at the start and died somehow? I stopped playing ever since...
  • brentybrenty

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    Indeed. When I did my trial two years ago my story was similar. There is so much to learn and explore that I found it easy to get lost, but -- honestly -- that's a large part of the appeal for me. I haven't actually managed to get myself killed yet, but I have lost a good many ships. But that doesn't seem as bad, now that I've learned about insurance. ;)

    It seems like the help and tutorials have come a long way since I first tried EVE, but it remains a very complex system. It really is a universe. The only way I've managed to figure anything out is by being attentive and asking a lot of dumb questions in the chat channels. I love WoW, but after playing that for so many years it was almost uncomfortable getting friendly replies to my queries in EVE. :P
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