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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it’s all about what makes the game fun for you
EVE Online: The spaceship MMO
Pros: Something for everyone, game for adults, massive scale, single server, free expansions.
Cons: steep learning curve, monthly subscription, very complicated
Massive Scale: Set in a single galaxy, with over 7500 star systems. Each system has suns, planets, asteroid belts and stations. The scale of EVE Online (EVE) is...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Do NOT Use This to Upgrade a Trial Account... Watch out for the Prototype Cerebral Accelerator
Just a heads up, all. I purchased two of the Explorer Super Starter Packs for friends who had started playing on trial accounts... the main draw being the Prototype Cerebral Accelerators that come with the package. These are in-game implants that provide you with +9 bonuses for 14 days, giving you an edge in your skill training.

The pack also comes with...
Published 1 month ago by I Reap Quilts


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it’s all about what makes the game fun for you, May 2, 2014
EVE Online: The spaceship MMO
Pros: Something for everyone, game for adults, massive scale, single server, free expansions.
Cons: steep learning curve, monthly subscription, very complicated
Massive Scale: Set in a single galaxy, with over 7500 star systems. Each system has suns, planets, asteroid belts and stations. The scale of EVE Online (EVE) is something that was never been attempted before and only a few times since. With the launch of EVE in 2003, an untested idea of having all players on one server, where actions of one group could have massive ramifications on other players. However, that’s not the only thing that gives EVE a scale all its own. The ships themselves also respect the massive scale of this monster game from small frigates that are around 300meters, up to the biggest ship in the game called titans, which are so massive they can be as large as 18 kilometers long. The titans ships are extremely powerful and can cost upwards to 150 billion isk. To give you an idea of how much that is here’s an example: one billion isk equals about thirty dollars in hard cash.
Something for everyone: One thing EVE online does very well is that the game has something to offer any player. Mining, building, or player vs. player combat are just a few things you can do. Each specialty in EVE is all its own, and they are all supported by each other. The truth of the matter is that there is always combat going on thus giving builders a source of income from pilots needing to replace the hauls of lost ships. There is no wrong activity in EVE, it’s all about what makes the game fun for you. The open sandbox and 7,500 star systems give you many options to explore.

Game for adults: Make no mistake about EVE online, this game is for adults. Starting with how you learn new skills, EVE has five attributes that effect skill progression. While there are five only two apply to each skill, the primary attribute, which is followed by a secondary attribute. The higher the attribute the more skill points you earn per hour. This gives people that ability to have a life, family and job outside of the game without having to log in and cut trees for hours to advance skill levels. Unlike many other games, in EVE scamming, stealing, spying, and killing friendly’s are all perfectly accepted ways of playing the game. It is often said in EVE that the most valuable resource in the game is trust, because it’s not breaking the rules if they steal everything you own. EVE is cold and very unforgiving, the player vs player combat in game is set up so if you die you lose that ship and everything equipped to that ship. Making very unlike other MMOs, where you die and then just re-spawn with everything you had before.
Steep learning curve: Something that I think keeps newer players from joining EVE, is that it does have a fairly steep learning curve. That is because there is so much to teach new players about the game from how to fit your ship, to what each module does, to just the massive scale of the game. However with that in mind, the tutorial has changed and instead of giving new players Mount Everest to climb, it now explains everything in more detail, allowing players to join and learn at their own pace.
Price: My biggest complaint about EVE online is the cost, each account costs around $15 every 30 days. While not unreasonable by any means, if you have more than one account, which is almost a requirement for EVE. After two years of playing the money starts to add up. However, EVE online does do a very good job at giving players their money’s worth, unlike many other companies in the MMO market, EVE allows their player base free expansions and the ability to purchase game time with in game currency.
In closing the unforgiving, cold aspect of EVE online is what makes it so much fun. That knowing that your actions have ramifications that could affect each and every player in the game in one way or another. There is something truly magical about winning your first one vs one fight, then later surviving your first giant battle of over 3000vs3000 you will be hooked and never want to leave.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game, January 22, 2014
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It took me awhile to get into this game. In other words I quit and came back twice before I really started to enjoy it. The key is to find a good, player owned corporation to join.
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22 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars game that isn't for everyone, February 4, 2014
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If you want your hand held then don't play this game.
If you want instructions on what to do next then don't play this game.
If you can't handle dying and losing everything then don't play this game.
If you enjoy having fun, learning on the go, meeting new people, then this is the game for you.
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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fun game, February 19, 2013
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Fun game with lots of depth.

Will take a little time to get into, don't judge it off the initial few hours of play.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked great, March 11, 2014
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I love being able to purchase this through a trusted source like Amazon.com. The game-time applied immediately and the process was smooth.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Game Rocks !!!!!!, June 8, 2014
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I'm hooked on this game. It is a sandbox game, meaning you can go anywhere do anything that you want. That said this is not a game you are going to learn in a day, week or even year I have been playing now for 8 months and have tried alot but still have tons of new things left to try.

CCP the company behind the game actively supports and brings new content into the game on a regular bases free of charge other then your normal subscription fee. The gaming community is an active one. One of the other things I like about this game is that unlike many of these type of games were older players or people who can play 12+ hrs a day get so powerful in a short time that no one starting out new has a chance in this game you gain skills over real time even when you are out of the game. If you have a paid account in good standing and continue to keep new skills que'ed in you learning que you gain skills over realtime (ITS LIKE HAVING CHRISTMAS EVERY TIME YOU LOG ON).

If you are looking for a space exploration, civilization building, with some space combat thrown to keep things interesting as I was type of game then this is the game for you. This game has been out for 10 yrs and I look forward to playing it for the next 10 yrs. And with that as they say in EVE "Don't fly it if you cannot afford to loose it":) I hope to see you soon in game.

PS look around there are free 14 to 21 day trial subscriptions available to get you started but i suggest buy at least one month normal subscription like this beyond the trail as it will take you that long to know if you really like the game or not. The first 14 to 21 days will be a steep learning curve.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great starter for a great game, May 1, 2014
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The starter pack offers a lot of helpful items to the starting player, as well as a skill boost that makes training your first skills much faster. I'd strongly recommend this starter pack to anyone looking to give eve a try!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy way to gain resources for your game, March 11, 2014
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PLEX, or 30 day Pilot's License Extension, is a valuable real-world/in-game commodity used for the EVE Online game. Once purchased, it will be delivered to your EVE Online account--you'll have to go the account management page to deliver it to a character in game.

A PLEX has many uses, the most obvious to provide 30 days of game time to your account, which can be done directly on your account management page. Other uses from your account management page would be to transfer a character, remodel a character's appearance, or enable training for a second or third character on an account. You can also use the PLEX to buy Aurium, one of two in-game currencies used to by cosmetic items (mostly clothing) for your character in-game.

However, the one of the most common uses for PLEX is to use it as an in-game commodity and sell it to other players for Inter-Stellar Kredits, or ISK. When transferred from your account management page to your character, PLEX appears in the game just like any other item. It can be moved, stored, bought and sold just like anything else--and can be destroyed or stolen just like anything else. Typically players will sell them on the market to other players, who will then use them for any of the above uses. It's not uncommon for players, once they gain a bit of experience, to buy PLEX on the market so they can play the game without having to pay subscription fees. Like any market, prices vary for PLEX on EVE, but recently the going price has been 300-400M ISK per PLEX.

Amazon as a PLEX retailer has a very smooth process to purchase PLEX. Buy it online at Amazon, link your EVE and Amazon accounts, and the PLEX shows up almost instantly on your account management page. From there, use it for account services or transfer it to your character in game. Couldn't be easier.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A review for PLEX?, June 25, 2014
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Uh, sure... It was uh, a good PLEX. While the L was undoubtibly the comedic element, the X brought forth an air of mystery. All in all the combination of all the letters were like a bouquet of fresh winter flowers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Do NOT Use This to Upgrade a Trial Account... Watch out for the Prototype Cerebral Accelerator, May 30, 2014
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Just a heads up, all. I purchased two of the Explorer Super Starter Packs for friends who had started playing on trial accounts... the main draw being the Prototype Cerebral Accelerators that come with the package. These are in-game implants that provide you with +9 bonuses for 14 days, giving you an edge in your skill training.

The pack also comes with several in-game items useful to starting characters, so it's not a complete wash. However, the Prototype Cerebral Accelerator (unique to this offer) will not work with any account, trial or otherwise, that is older than 14 days.

As such, you cannot use those bonuses once your account hits 14 days.

I can't seem to find this clearly outlined in the product description, so please be aware.

If it's your first day ever playing Eve, it'll be worth it. If not, avoid it like the plague.
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