This time it is Anthony from My Mold Removal NYC giving us a reviews of the Eve Online. In the fast changing world of MMORPGs, EVE online has made a mark. It won 9 major awards and was ranked among the Top 100 games of all times by no less than PC Gamer in 2013. The last expansion the Rubicon earned it massive popularity with the critics.
21,000 years into the future, mankind has found a way to conquer and colonize the galaxy. Technology has enabled humans to build a wormhole to travel to far away space. Unfortunately, the wormhole collapses leaving the colonies starving and dying off amid war and chaos.
Five colonies from this devastation; the Caldari State, the Amarr Empire, the Gallente Federation, the Jove Directorate and the Minmatar Republic. Each colony has distinct technology advancement and characteristics.
EVE online allows the player to create 3 avatars. An avatar can only represent one of the playable races which are Amarr, Minmatar, Gallente, and Caldari. The playing environment is made up of over 5,000 star systems complete with their asteroid fields, planets, stations, stargates, and moons.
The star systems are assigned security rating from -1.0 to 1.0 which is lawless to high security. The security rating determines what can be done when on that star. Attacking another player in a high-security star attracts aggressive response from the designated law enforcement.
The usual MMO plays are standard in EVE. You will engage in mundane tasks like building, mining, and trading. There are combat missions and you can engage in some bit of lawlessness if you are so minded to play scammer, saboteur or pirate.
You will move around by means of spaceships which depend on your ability to work out scales, vector, inertia and other mathematical measurements in distance, radii, and acceleration. It feels a bit too mathematical at times.
EVE allows a freer hand in activities that would be considered griefing in other MMOs. Extortion, stealing, killing other players through NPCs is all fair game if you are on the right star system.
Unlike other MMOs where you can take in skills in marathon sessions and go toe to toe with the pros in a week, mustering some skills in EVE takes a long time. Flying the biggest ship, the Titan class battleship requires months on the game. You have to absorb the skills otherwise, you could find yourself at the receiving end of all kinds of griefers.
Exploring EVE‘s billion plus planets, asteroids, and wormholes will keep the avid gamer busy on the game. With over 10 years of the first release, anyone new to EVE has a lot of space to cover.