Eve Online Review


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Eve Online (2003) - Official Site
Eve Online
 
     
  • Largest single server universe
  • Space MMORPG with a free 14 day trial
  • Players can craft any item in game
  • Hundreds of planets and systems to explore
  • Train skills in real time, even offline
  • All expansions are free bonuses included monthly subscription fee
  • Tactical space combat
  • Large, hundreds-of-ships space fights
Cost Grinding Style Genre Uniqueness Usability PvPing Crafting Customizing
$14.99/mo Low 3D Real Space High Low Open PvP High High
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truthmonger says:
LOL, grinding "low"?? Ridiculous, EVE is one of the worst grind-fests imaginable. Making ISK (money) is mostly what you do in this game besides ganking other players (or being ganked yourself). This can be achieved by hunting NPC pirates in dangerous low-security space, mining (incredibly tedious and potentially dangerous) or running missions. The number of mission givers is enormous and variety of missions fairly limited - you'll be doing the same ones over and over..and over. You can craft, but like in every MMO you'll need huge skill levels to have any hope of making money. You also *cannot* craft "any item in game" as is described - there are dozens, if not hundreds of items for which no blueprints are available. The AI-controlled law enforcement is so weak that a single highly skilled pirate in an elite battleship can kill all ships in the newbie zones indefinately, and the only thing that can stop them is an a more powerful player. Of course pirates nearly always work in teams, and since the game is so skewed towards favoring pirates they nearly always outnumber the anti-pirates. Theft of floating containers is not considered a crime, btw. If someone steals from you a countdown starts and you have ten whole minutes to seek revenge on the offender. Naturally he will simply steal from you and warp to the nearest station, where he will wait out the clock and then resume stealing - assuming that he's even afraid of you. If you attack a thief he can also destroy YOUR ship with zero repercussions. A few bits of advice for EVE players: first off, if you're not going to be a thief and/or pirate, don't waste your time. The game gives every advantage to criminals and every disadvantage to PvE'ers and pirate hunters. All of the largest corps include both pirates and non-pirate players (which is fully permissible) - the only way you truly dominate in EVE is by playing all sides. Unless you are prepared to play at least 20 hrs/week, don't waste your time. EVE is not a game, its a job. You also will need to join one of the largest corporations as quickly as possible, or again, you are wasting your time. EVE is Mafia Wars in space and not much else. But if that sounds like a great time to you, CCP has got your back. Well, actually they don't because the GMs are members of the largest corps. Yes, the GMs are actually playing the game competitively. They also cheat continually and have been caught doing so many times. Not a single CCP employee has ever been disciplined over this, and its little wonder. As the devs have stated more than once, they wrote the game they wanted to play. And they made sure that they will never lose. EVE likes to boast that its the biggest sandbox around. Well, you can ask my cat what a sandbox is good for. The fact that they've never topped 100K active users should speak volumes. There is zero balance between the four factions: you either play Caldari or you play with a handicap, and that's why their by far the most populated race. The sheer number of bugs, esp. regarding equipment, is simply staggering. The UI is downright hostile - the EVE community even more so. But if none of that dissuades you, well..jump right in and join the tiny crowd that a game like this appeals to. Their always looking for new victims, errr, players.
Gamer_99 says:
My uncle plays EVE and he knows it very well, he has been playing it for 5 years and his ship has been in the trailers and posters. He said that i have to take over his player when he dies, so i need to learn how to play soon. Not really, he is still in his Twenty\'s.
Garviell says:
First i would like to point out that Truthmonger has managed to ENTIRELY miss the point and charm of the game while being ludicrously wrong about many, many, many things. Eve is great, the only reason i give it 9 instead of 10 is that it is brutally difficult to get into due to a ridiculous learning curve (Due mainly to how complex the game is) Instead of reviewing the game i will review Truthmongers Review. \"what you do in this game besides ganking other players (or being ganked yourself). This can be achieved by hunting NPC pirates in dangerous low-security space, mining (incredibly tedious and potentially dangerous) or running missions.\" - Lets skip the fact that one of the most enjoyable things about the game is the rich freedom of the PVP enviroment and go straight to business. 1. there are dosens of ways to make is besides those listed including a. Trade b. pvp (Piracy, legal high sec wars or null sec wars) c. Planetary exploration d. offering servises such as merc work, couriering, bounty hunting and corp infiltrations just to name a few. \"You can craft, but like in every MMO you\'ll need huge skill levels to have any hope of making money. You also *cannot* craft \"any item in game\" as is described - there are dozens, if not hundreds of items for which no blueprints are available.\" You can craft anything in the game except for meta items and pirate faction items (And even some of those you can get blueprints for) for example, ALL ships are player made, (with exception of the starting ship) \"The AI-controlled law enforcement is so weak that a single highly skilled pirate in an elite battleship can kill all ships in the newbie zones indefinately, and the only thing that can stop them is an a more powerful player.\" - Thats just plain falsehood, even the most powerful player can only hope to live a few moments after being an aggressor in high sec (although it is true that Nowhere in the game are you absolutely safe from being ganked if you are carrying valuable cargo) \"Theft of floating containers is not considered a crime, btw. If someone steals from you a countdown starts and you have ten whole minutes to seek revenge on the offender. Naturally he will simply steal from you and warp to the nearest station, where he will wait out the clock and then resume stealing - assuming that he\'s even afraid of you. If you attack a thief he can also destroy YOUR ship with zero repercussions.\" - A few pointers, 1. Don\'t leave your shit floating around? 2. Use secured password clocked containers if you\'re going to leave your shit floating around 3. Don\'t EVER be dumb enough to shoot someone who took from your container UNLESS that was what you were hoping for (A trap) \"A few bits of advice for EVE players: first off, if you\'re not going to be a thief and/or pirate, don\'t waste your time. The game gives every advantage to criminals and every disadvantage to PvE\'ers and pirate hunters.\" - Just not true, i will admit that i am a griefer and enjoy causing other players mental anguish a great deal (There are few feelings as rich as knowing you just ruined someones day) But there is no bias in the game one way or the other, if there are more pirates than pirate hunters its simply because more people like being dicks (and that isn\'t the case really...) \"You also will need to join one of the largest corporations as quickly as possible,\" - Now were getting plain stupid, Some of the richest fun in the game can be found with finding yourself a small band of brothers to fly with (Or in my case a group of three people who like going into war against corporations with 30+ people for the lulz) \"Yes, the GMs are actually playing the game competitively. They also cheat continually and have been caught doing so many times.\" I don\'t recall any one incident but i think this has happened a couple of times and the GM in question was fired and banned. (Do you honestly think WOW GM\'s don\'t play the game?) \"The fact that they\'ve never topped 100K active users should speak volumes.\" - I don\'t know when this review was written but its very outdated if 100K active users is the number seeing how there are at least over 350 thousand active players (And remember they all share the same game world) \"There is zero balance between the four factions: you either play Caldari or you play with a handicap, and that\'s why their by far the most populated race.\" - While its true that many caldari ships can be viewed as a \"Win button\" due to the fact that they are simple to fly and easy to make effective this is a complaint from a bad player. I have played Amarr since i started playing and never have i felt particularly threatened by Caldari and i have killed them most often without much more difficulty than others. Its a wonderful game, everyone who would like a game where you actually have to use your head should try it.
Skuzoid says:
truthmonger +1 you hit it on the head.