Ok, so… I admit being a gaming addict. I love video games. I started gaming on an Atari 2600 and on pc when 5.25″floppies were a thing. I started playing online with Counter-Strike: Source and then Battlefield 2, the later giving me the best first-person shooter experience. I have played other online games but not with the same enthusiasm until now.
I’d come across Eve Online long back and joined in recently when it went free to play well it’s free up to a point, to enjoy more of the bells and whistles you still have to pay… or not. I bet the ‘or not’ get you interested, didn’t it?
I’m absolutely guilty of spending a lot of time on Eve and this game, if you can call it a game is quite different in what it has to offer. Its a ‘sandbox’ game. Sure you have a lot of stuff to do like combat, mining, trading, exploration and industry making ‘isk’, which is the in-game currency, but the end game is up to you, the player. Click on the image below to enlarge and see the Eve career chart.
Eve is not easy. Eve is not simple. You are basically a capsuleer, a clone of some original pilot, and you fly spaceships. You are in a part of the universe called New Eden. Man had left Earth behind and jumped through a stargate which eventually broke down to a point where it cannot be repaired. Over centuries man began to explore and form new ideologies in New Eden giving birth to four main factions Amarr, Caldari, Gallente and Minmatar. You can choose which faction to join, it does not affect the overall gameplay just gives you a starting point. You are given a basic ship to fly around in and train skills and do isk making activities to buy and fly higher level ships. These ships are highly customizable in what they can do. You can join player created Corporations engage in faction or alliance wars all over New Eden. Fight other players for territorial dominance or just mine and become an industrialist. It’s all up to you and there are tons of resources out there to help you get started. Below is a gameplay clip by CCP games, makers of Eve Online.
I forgot to mention Eve Online is the only game in which all the players play on one single server. So all your interactions are in a one single universe.
The free part: You can start of as an Alpha (which is a free account) and see whether you like the gameplay. I’ll admit it’s not something you are used too on a daily basis with other games. You can make enough isk and buy plex, an ingame item. Plex can either be traded or exchanged for upgrading your account from Alpha to Omega, a paid account without paying real money, 500 plex gets you a month of Omega time.
I hope this small introduction gets you excited about Eve and I hope to see you in-game soon.
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