[dyslixec gives us a deep hard look at why you should be playing EVE Online. -- CTZ]
EVE is the darkest, most unforgiving universe you will ever walk through. This isn't some world of alliance/horde characters running around in wheat fields waiting for you to get half health and then ganking you, or playing school yard capture the flag in an arena the size of my bathtub. This isn't a world of open pvpers killing you and getting NO reward other than just killing you. This isn't a world where you have your hand held, guided on a wire, or spoon fed all of your equipment and skill. This is EVE, a universe of cold, hard working, and merciless players. This is our world outside of the real, we are a mimic of the War Profiteers and Black Market monsters that effect everyone in real life today. We profit off of your misery, we make advancements by stealing yours, and we take your merciful attitudes, chew it up, and spit it out. But here is the best part: you will most likely mistake us for someone who cares.
If you are looking for a constant action, twitch/fast paced adventure game, this is NOT for you. This is a mix of Sins of a Solar Empire, Freelancer, Omnitrend's Universe (very old school) and with the game pace of Homeworld/Sins of a Solar Empire. If you want to experience heart pumping adrenalin in this game, then its in the end game. That being when you join a corp and start experiencing PVP and Corporation wars, then you experience an intensity unlike any other game.
Now I will tell you, this game can be slow paced, and many get the idea that the game requires 100% attention. This is a misconception. I put in only an hour or two of (gameplay) time a day into this game if I'm lucky and I am still able to excel in this game. It all matters to what you prefer to do. This is a game for the hardcore complex casual and hardcore complex core gamers. My friend said it best, EVE is hardcore for the hardcore.
If none of this interests you and you don't think you can get into it, it's OK, just stop reading now. This isn't a game for everybody. If you are interested in playing, and have patience, then by all means keep reading! You can keep reading if you are just overall interested but not interested in playing.
What can I do in EVE? The better question would be what CAN'T you do?
What you can be in EVE is all dependent on how much of an effort you want to put into it. Ultimately, EVE is all about its player driven universe. The storyline, the events, the structure of the game and its economy is all effected from the players of EVE. What they do on a daily basis, what Corporations they bring down, the ways they find to exploit other players -- all of it brings something to the table of CCP's development for EVE.
The following is a list of the things that players do and what YOU can do in EVE. I'm not going to describe each path, for there is too much to explain.
Now that we have gotten that out of the way, and you understand that there is a VAST world to be explored, I am here to really give you a basic start in 'breaking yourself in' into the EVE universe. I will take you through a simpletons path of breaking yourself in. I will show you the path I took and what its brought me so far, and basically give you an idea of what you can accomplish. Now there are MANY ways you can approach this game, this is just the way I did it and its helped me greatly.
DO THE TUTORIAL.
Many people want to just start this game and skip through everything and think they can learn it all on their own. Well guess what: THIS IS NOT A SIMPLETON GAME. You will fail miserably if you try to learn this game without reading through tutorials or guides.
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