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When you've been roaming New Eden as long as I have, it almost feels like home. That's how familiar it has become over the last 5 years. Not that I have done everything or touched every aspect of this most amazing of virtual world, far from it, but it just feels as though it's always been there. And always will be.
Whether you've logged into the game every day since its launch in 2003, or you've taken one or several sabbaticals from your capsuleer career, you've always come back to New Eden don't you. Why is that?
We know the EVE Online Community is unique in so many ways, and that EVE Online is like no other MMORPG out there. But what makes the game special for you?
What is it that makes this particular virtual world so enticing, so mysterious and so alluring that we keep coming back for more. Why is EVE one of the very few MMOs to see a continuous growth in its subscriber.
To put it simply: Why do you love EVE Online so much?
That’s what I love about EvE online. The giant multiplayer, do what ever you want, sandbox game!
Want to run missions for huge conglomerates or smaller companies? Fine.
Want to use your skills to find and explore wormholes and random space anomalies? Go ahead!
Want to prove yourself in combat with other players both with you and against you? Feel free!
Want to run a huge empire spanning business and make all the ISK you ever wanted? Have fun!
Want to become and outlaw from all civilised space by blowing up other peoples ships? Do it!
Want to rule your own part of space? Do so!
That’s what I love about EvE online. You’re not bound to one path or one way of playing. No matter how you play you can find like minded people to play alongside you! You can enjoy the freedom that a sandbox gives you.
Just because you’re in High Sec doesn’t mean you’re free from terrorists and pirates! Suicide bombers, high DPS low armor fleets, no one is safe.
Whether you play for hours on end making your character as productive and as intricate as possible, or whether you log on once a week to check your skill queue and update your market order, there is something for everyone in this game.
There is no boring grinding for levels as in every other MMO I have ever played. Skills train in real time, Days, Hours, Minutes. You know how long something is going to take, and you don’t need to sit at your computer for hours on end training a skill. You can be out there following your own path in a huge universe!
And then there are the people. EvE is not made up of children playing on their daddies laptops for a few hours a week. EvE is for the Elitist, the person who sees other MMO’s and thinks why would I do that? What’s in it for me? I’m lucky to have met a great group of people through the alliance I call home. We have laughs, fun and games, and best of all the average age is over 20.
For anyone out there who is on the fence about trying EvE online for the first time I will be honest with you, there is no learning curve, it’s a learning vertical line.
However try the free trial, spend a few weeks playing through the starting missions and don’t be afraid to ask questions in the help channel. There is always someone willing to help. If you go through the trial and think, this isn’t for me, I would say subscribe for one month.
Join a corporation that accepts newer players, and experience the social aspect of EvE online before you make a decision. Things are always easier with a good corporation at your back to ask your questions and get advice.
I love the Freedom, The People and the pure anything goes aspect of New Eden and will be a player for a long, long time. Thank you CCP for a great game.
Fly Dangerous. o/
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