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JUST MY OPINION
I've played EVE off and on for many years now. I have to say that EVE and one other MMO from my past(Asheron’s Call) are tied for being my most favorite MMO of all time. It seems I only stop playing these MMOs to try other games that have come out, but then coming back to my favorites, but I guess that would be the case for many gamers out there.
COMPLEX OR SIMPLE?
One great thing about EVE is that it is extremely vast in it’s game systems, game world, play styles, and number of players. This gives the player option of deciding how he/she wants to play. You can play as a simple spaceship pilot, running cargo for other players or NPCs. Or maybe a mercenary helping protect an area or other players and your Corp (guild). Maybe crafting is your thing? Well this review could not be long enough to cover crafting since almost everything in the game can be crafted by players including starship bases! Why not be a pirate and cruise space attacking, destroying, and taking other player’s precious cargo? You may just want to be a simple trade hub day trader and became a market tycoon. There are so many game systems that I would literally be writing a players guide here in this review instead of an actual review but I will list just a select few features that I find myself spending the most time enjoying.
MY MOST FAVORITE FEATURES
SANDBOX - Mostly for what I have already told you in the COMPLEX or SIMPLE section above. You have the freedom to play like you want. Be who you want. You travel around in solar systems and jump from one to the next. Solar systems are huge and there are so many of them I doubt any one player has ever been to them all. I have traveled with friends across one corner of the universe and just covering that little area of space took us over 6hrs. Let’s just say that the game world is so vast that I’m sure most players will never see more than a ¼ of what is out there. You can build what you want, where you want. Of course there are rules to what can be built in certain areas. Or you would just have a cluster of player built crap at all starter areas. Just learn what the rules are and what skills you need, gather the items and go build! I run 2 Minecraft servers and I have to say that Eve is still the largest sandbox game I have ever seen.
SKILL SYSTEM - Completely classless. There are a ton of skills, I not even going to take the time to count how many there are so many I’ll just say there is a crap ton of them. You can pick and choose which ever you want. No skill credits to limit you. You can literally have every skill in the game if you want. Skill leveling is not grind based, it is real life time based. So no more grinding away at a skill to level it up. You just add it to your skill queue and when the time is up, it’s yours! Since it is real time and not in game time, you will continue to level your skills even when you are not logged in.
PVP and Corp vs. Corp (Guild vs. Guild)
The PVP is great, with real consequences if you die. You lose your ship and your cargo. As the victor in PVP you will be able to take other players items. Corp vs. Corp is an extremely complex and large part of this game. Corps are constantly building and trying to acquire more space to extend their claim. Battles can consist of hundreds of players at one time and include using the ridiculously huge Titan ships! Go out, join a corp, get in the fleet, and go start a mega war dog fight!
Some of the best I have ever seen in any game, space or not space. Some of the stellar views are breath taking. You can easily get lost in the game on the graphics alone as they really do make you feel that you are piloting an actual starship in space. Just Google "eve online screenshots” to be amazed.
I have over 600 hours logged on steam playing Eve Online. And this is very far off from my actual play time because I had 3 accounts several years before I ever bought it on steam. So there are a large number of hours that would not have been recorded by steam. I keep coming back to Eve Online because after trying new MMOs and other games that come out, I find myself limited and not being able to play the game like I want to play. In other games I must play how the developers want me to play and progress like many theme park MMOs (WoW). Although I did play WoW for over 5 years… it does not compare with Eve Online simply because you can do whatever you want, where ever you want in Eve. Go try it out, and prepare to be amazed!