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EvE Online, one of the best MMORPGs

IMHO, EvE Online is one of the best MMORPG's out there. One single international server populated by about 250000 people and counting, in a rich, diverse, spacefaring game. Massive, epic fleet battles occur in lawless space of over 1000 participants happen on occasion, and even populate the server so much that nodes have been known to crash due to the masses. A complex, diverse universe with economics, history, politics, trade, and perpetual war, this game has been going strong since 2003 and has gained numerous awards. Communities of role players band together to create a wonderful multiplayer experience. Huge alliances, corporations of pirates, traders, and navies roam EvE, its hard to get bored.

For your viewing pleasure:

http://www.xfire.com/video/4e536/

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/43299.html

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35321.html

Keep in mind that yes, the majority of the graphics are just as they are in the trailers, some actions however, have been dramatized (there is no crashing in EvE).

And a nice holiday season contest open to everyone in EvE.

http://www.xfire.com/cms/xf_eve/

If interested please reply to this post. The trial is free, and has now been extended from 14 days to 21. Try it out, and see if its the MMORPG you're looking for. If it is, please refer me as your buddy in the buddy program.
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thanks for the link new to all this so we will see how it goes!
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it really is the biggest sandbox game out there
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I found it extremely confusing and difficult when i tried the trial. it does seem to be very interesting and if i understood it better i think it woud be one of the best MMORPGs. But i guess ill stick with WoW
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I found it extremely confusing and difficult when i tried the trial. it does seem to be very interesting and if i understood it better i think it woud be one of the best MMORPGs. But i guess ill stick with WoW
Did you do the tutorial?

If you didn't, or even if you did, try it again, afaik they improved it in the last expansion. And regardless, this is the game where you HAVE to do the tutorial.
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Here's a nice pic of the scale of eve ships

Note the eiffel tower in the lower left corner for scale.
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I have to second that comment about the tutorial. This is NOT one of those where you wanna just jump in and start playing. It is imperative you play fully through the tutorial! But there is indeed a rich and deep elegance here that no other MMORPG on the market today can match.
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I have to second that comment about the tutorial. This is NOT one of those where you wanna just jump in and start playing. It is imperative you play fully through the tutorial! But there is indeed a rich and deep elegance here that no other MMORPG on the market today can match.
Just too add Balance to the discussion

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/vide...208-Eve-Online
(Warning the odd naughty word ahead)

I do have a copy of Eve, However I brought it before I realised you have to subscribe. At which point I lost all interest.
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Did you do the tutorial?

If you didn't, or even if you did, try it again, afaik they improved it in the last expansion. And regardless, this is the game where you HAVE to do the tutorial.
Are you saying they improved the tuitorial? For me it when i was playing the tuitorial was going a lil slow but i was ok with it and then after it hit mining ores i couldnt keep up or understand. After a while i went back did it all and i cant remember if i was stuck (not understanding what it said) or that i was finished the tuitorial. im using memories i have of it from the summer and i only tried it 2 days and gave up. Since its Winter break and i got nothing to do i may try to play it again if they upgraded the tuitorial.
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Are you saying they improved the tuitorial? For me it when i was playing the tuitorial was going a lil slow but i was ok with it and then after it hit mining ores i couldnt keep up or understand. After a while i went back did it all and i cant remember if i was stuck (not understanding what it said) or that i was finished the tuitorial. im using memories i have of it from the summer and i only tried it 2 days and gave up. Since its Winter break and i got nothing to do i may try to play it again if they upgraded the tuitorial.
yeah, i think they did. Not sure when though.
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Hey, this looks pretty cool... I'm not sure why I've never given it a try.

How are the flight controls? (Please tell me it's not all mouse-driven... point-and-click...)
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Hey, this looks pretty cool... I'm not sure why I've never given it a try.

How are the flight controls? (Please tell me it's not all mouse-driven... point-and-click...)
It is, you double click into space and your ship flies into that direction. How much sense would it make to use a joystick to fly a 1.2km battleship?
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It is, you double click into space and your ship flies into that direction. How much sense would it make to use a joystick to fly a 1.2km battleship?
How much sense does it make to use a point-and-click interface to fly a space fighter?
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How much sense does it make to use a point-and-click interface to fly a space fighter?
You don't fly space fighters. Smallest craft are frigates, about the length of the jumbo jet, usually much larger in overall volume.

There are one man space fighters but those are used as automatic drones launched from the carrier.

The point and click interface is actually worked into the backstory, whatever the player sees is what he actually sees in game as well, as he is hooked up into a command pod inside his vessel, and thus is commanding the ship as he would in a giant computer game..

Regardless, even if you could use joystick controls, and trust me, it has been asked a lot during the five years, it wouldn't matter much as all guns have 180 degree firing arcs and are automatically directed, all missiles are guided. High grade maneuvers can serve some purpose, but they can be easily accomplished by a point and click interface.
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I really really wanted to enjoy this game but the learning curve was way to steep for me.
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