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Old 29-03-2005, 06:08 AM   #1
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Anyone play eve online - its free to download and try for trial 2 weeks (of course after that you pay) but for a space trading/fighting sim it has to be one of the best MMOPORG games around

Any fellow players here feel free to discuss it.
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Old 29-03-2005, 05:17 PM   #2
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Old 29-03-2005, 05:20 PM   #3
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Try http://www.eve-online.com/
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Old 29-03-2005, 05:20 PM   #4
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my friend bought it but hes holding off installing and playing until he can pay for it
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Old 29-03-2005, 07:10 PM   #5
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looks kewl.
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Old 01-04-2005, 11:54 AM   #6
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I played it with a free trial, but I think the free trial special is over.

It's a good game, but there is nothing in this game I found of interest. Travelling is boring, dogfights are only "target your enemy and choose your weapon" and the player with the better ship and better fighting skills will win. There are too many pirates wannabe players. Overall, it's simply a point and click game.

The only thing I like in this game is most of the economy is controlled by players. Say that you want to start or join a mining corp, you must set a price for your mined ores to compete against the other corps.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:58 PM   #7
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doing a bit of treadomancy, rise, RISE I COMMAND THEE

i do play eve online. its a great game.

the game itself is free, and you have a 15 day free trial. all the expantions are free as well, so all you ever pay is the monthly fee, and once you have a good enough income source, even that can be paid for with ingame currency, meaning a fully free MMO

there are no levels in the game, you select a skill (laser turrets for example) and the skills are trained in real time, even if you are not logged, and since there is a limit of 5 ranks in each skill, that means that older players dont have that much of a advantage (it can take like 4 days to train a skill to lvl4 and takes 15 days to get it from 4 to 5)

there is also a npc police force is several systems that will destroy any ship comiting a crime (such as destroying a ship without provocation)

now the game its not for everyone, it has a rather steep learning curve and you need patience for it. there is little in the way of instant gratification in it (good things come to those who wait). you cant just go out, kill 50 giant rats, go up 3 levels, buy a shiny armour and become king of the hill.

also there are no re-spawns, so if your ship gets destroyed, it stays destroyed, hence a advice as old as the game itself "dont fly what you cant aford to loose"

@Beldar: your points are perfectly valid, but its also a matter of prespective.

traveling is slow yes, but you are flying a spaceship using stargates to propel you from one star system to another, not teleporting around, and there are ships that can jump straight from system to system.
also the term dogfights dont really apply here, you are flying frigates, cruisers, battleships, carriers, not fighters. in eve you are admiral ackbar not luke skywalker, and as the captain of a ship 500m long, you choose a target and tell the crew to fire the guns at it, you dont go pull the trigger yourself.

its also normal that the best ship with the more skilled player tends to win, after all if you take a lvl 4 wow char and go tangle with a lvl 60 char, dont tell me you expect to win the fight. but there are ways to turn that around, just need to play smart.

i agree with your comment on pirates, but the existance of the npc police (concord) means they are restricted to systems without concord presence, thus are relativily easy to avoid, you just need to be careful

to end, my advice is to try the game, and dont give up after 2 days, i have been playing eve for nearly 2 years and i have not seen or done everything there is to see and do. just imagine elite 2 : frontier in mmo style
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:14 PM   #8
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... the game itself is free, and you have a 15 day free trial. all the expantions are free as well ...
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... so all you ever pay is the monthly fee ...
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as I understood it, you don't have to pay for the game nor any of it's expansions like WoW. Only the monthly fees.
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as I understood it, you don't have to buy the game nor any of it's expansions like WoW. Only the monthly fees.
Since when did FREE equal MONTHLY FEE?
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