Wednesday, October 6, 2010

EVE: A Sandbox Space MMORPG Based in Part on Traveller

The game has been out for a while, but I just heard of it. Has anyone played this? Check these links out....looks awesome as hell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq2oxt7Nrxo&feature=fvw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYEaPLCCIrY&NR=1


Unlike most MMO's, it seems to have one server, meaning anyone who plays the game interact with each other. That's 300,000 people. Even more interesting, there appears to have been a huge secret infiltration over the course of a year from one massive guild to another, resulting in switching sides in the middle of an enormous battle, resulting in major gamechanging events, as the formerly larger guild fell.

A game that allows for such sandboxyness to take place gets a thumbs up without me even having to play it.

5 comments:

  1. CCP (the developers of EVE) are the guys that bought White Wolf, I believe.

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  2. looks interesting and great video.thanks

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  3. My husband and I have been playing for years! This is a marvelously versatile game. It has something to offer for people who can't stand PVP and people who absolutely MUST PVP. It has something for people who want to get into the RP of the world, but also doesn't require that you RP. There are tonnes of corporations to run missions for and gain rep with and buy cool faction gear from, or not, if you don't want to. Kill pirates, be a pirate, whatever you prefer. Or, get into the market, earn stacks of isk; mine ore and produce products to sell, or just buy low and sell high.

    When I first started playing, I was attending full-time courses at the local college, and wanted to be useful and helpful in the game, but couldn't devote time to flying around and shooting at things. I created a mining character, which allowed me to mine ore so that my husband's character could manufacture goods for his own and other corp-mate's use, or to sell, but also allowed me to study while playing because mining is a low-attention activity *LOL*

    If you're interested in joining up with a corp where you can explore practically any aspect of the game that you want (with some friendly and helpful Canadians) why not drop by http://evefury.blogspot.com/ and leave Diamond Fury a comment (or eve-mail Zanahyra in game -- that's me) to chat about it.

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  4. Yeah, Eve is all that and a bag of chips.

    I really enjoyed it for a time.

    But, to quote Trainspotting, "Choose Life."

    I like face to face rpgs because they're actually compatible with life. YMMV, but I found MMOs to be a choice I couldn't moderate.

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