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2 PLEX: EVE Online [Instant Access]
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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2014
Subscription Term Name: 1 Month Game Time
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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2014
Subscription Term Name: 12 Months Game TimeVerified Purchase
I have been playing EVE for a decade. Though many of the aspects of the game have changed, it still remains the same, complex, really awesome space game. Battle your way to the top, or haul goods across Empire space to make money and a name for yourself.
Join a corporation for protection and access to mining fields and trade routes that would be otherwise inaccessible.
Just be aware that there are those who will hunt you down, even in law-enforced zones, and commit unspeakable acts of trophy display to your Frozen Corpses.
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53 of 65 people found the following review helpful
on February 4, 2014
Subscription Term Name: 2 PLEXVerified Purchase
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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 16, 2014
Subscription Term Name: 1 Month Game TimeVerified Purchase
EVE Online is unlike any other MMO RPG game out there. Unlike almost every other game, EVE Online doesn't hold your hand throughout your journey in New Eden. You create a character, get a free starter ship, complete the tutorials (you will complete the tutorials, right?), get new equipment and skills for doing so and then essentially told "Good luck!"

Now, that doesn't mean you're going to get blown up right when you leave the station, even though that is the impression you get from reading some other reviews. No, instead you will be in high security space and relatively safe. I say relatively safe because every cubic meter of New Eden is PvP, however, that doesn't mean you will be attacked. There are different security levels for each system. Levels 1.0 through .5 are considered high sec and generally safe, unless you're carrying high value cargo or mining (some people have a fascination with ganking players who are mining). In high sec, there are NPC security forces called CONCORD that will come to your aid if you're attacked by another character. They aren't always quick but either way they will kill the aggressor. Why does this matter? Simple: when your ship gets destroyed in New Eden, either by a NPC, another players, or even by your own doing, you lose your ship and everything on it (you can go back to loot and salvage it but that is a different topic and you aren't likely get all of your cargo back anyway). So, an attacker will lose their ship and therefor will likely only attack you in high sec for two reasons: 1) You have high value cargo and s/he and his/her fleet (group) want to take it from you, or 2) S/he's bored and doesn't care if s/he loses a ship.

EVE Online is a good game with good graphics, regular updates and free expansions (these aren't normal expansions where they add playing area but more of game mechanic changes, updated graphics, new ships, new items, etc). It does have a learning cliff (yes, learning cliff, not learning curve) but there are plenty of players and corporations that are willing to help you learn, as long as you aren't begging. And no, it isn't hard getting into a newbie friendly corporation. Asking for help is OK, begging like a newb isn't.

There are a lot of different paths you can follow including PvP, running missions (quests), mining, manufacturing, trading and hauling to name a six. I spend most of my time trading, hauling, salvaging, exploring (yes, you make money exploring) and mining. Boring to some, not to me.

Give the 14-day free trial a run. You'll either love it or hate it but either way, give it a chance.

Note: the people who complain about being killed by other players more than likely traveled to low or null sec (anything with .4 security through -1.0) so they had it coming. Going to low or null sec with a starter ship is asking to be killed. Those who complain that they couldn't figure out how to play didn't run through the tutorials. And finally, those who say that they couldn't figure out how to complete the tutorials without having to search online for answers either didn't completely read the tutorials or have issues comprehending them. They hold your hand pretty well during the tutorials.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2014
Subscription Term Name: 3 Months Game TimeVerified Purchase
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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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2014
Subscription Term Name: 3 Months Game TimeVerified Purchase
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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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2013
Subscription Term Name: 14 Day Free TrialVerified Purchase
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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2014
Subscription Term Name: Starter PackVerified Purchase
So, having played Eve Online now for over a month and I must say, overall this is one of the most complete MMO's I have ever played. The Game is HUGE!!! I would go far to say that that is an understatement, considering i've only truly explored Amarr and Gallente space, and fractions of it at that. The skill system is a bit of a double edged sword. It is a passive system, meaning whether or not your playing, your character is still leveling. This is a great feature of the game considering that people who play this game you can still have a highly skilled character and have a life outside of the game if you get my meaning. However, for those days when you really want to grind some stuff out, you should have some sort of incentive. The one thing in this game that can be a bit better is combat, and in reality the little nuiances of it. There is a tutorial in which the basics are covered, however the more advanced, and sometimes quite neccesary aspects of combat and left not covered well. What I mean is cloaking, Warp Disruptors and such. Plus it an get a bit tedious and repetitive The better part of the game is that there are no defined classes and no ship in the grant scheme of things is better than any other ships. It really comes down to creative ability and individual player skill. Which is a bit of a turn off for some of the more fan boyish types who get in the game focus on getting one ship and then think they've arrived. Eve is alot more complex than that and it's all driven by the players.

One thing I would recommend you do is take the personality test thing they give you on the website serious. It told me I would be happier being a loyalist, which I was like whatever im gonna get into mining/industry so I can be paid. Well I still do alot of industry and mining stuff, but what ive found out is that im having the best time playing this game is when im in my Logi backing for Worm Corporations Fleet.

All in all it's worth buying, and worth playing. If you're going to put in the work, if your a person who is looking for mods, boosts, or anything that is questionable in the way of skill. Do us all a favor, don't buy the game and lower the actual review.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on June 25, 2014
Subscription Term Name: 1 PLEXVerified Purchase
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
on March 22, 2015
Subscription Term Name: Starter PackVerified Purchase
The item itself was fine. Maybe put a notice up if there isn't one already that this purchase is not eligible for existing EVE account "Buddy Invite" time extensions. I ended up having to purchase another PLEX from within the game to trigger benefits. Just FYI to anyone else looking to add time to their main account using this product.
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