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Tuesday, May 6, 2003

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Eve Online takes place in the fictional galaxy of New Eden. You can pick a combination of many professional paths including mining, trade, manufacturing, fighting and exploration. New Eden has many player-run corporations you can join or you can go it alone.

One of the dozens of really cool features of Eve is how the player is not forced into a single career path for the lifetime of their character. In fact, the world is set up to encourage players to pursue multiple paths to fortune and advanced ability.

Another great feature of Eve is the system with which players skill up, which evens the playfield for casual versus hardcore players. In a nutshell, training a skill strengthens or unlocks certain abilities after a specified amount of time. A skill has 5 levels. Let’s say we’re training the ‘Sharpshooting’ skill. Each skill level takes more time than the previous skill level, and no matter what the player does, even if they’re logged out(!), the skill level will take the specified amount of time to complete.

So the Sharpshooting might take 15 minutes for its first level to complete, 45 minutes for the second level, and perhaps three hours, a day, and a week for each succeeding three levels, and as those levels unlock the probability that the Sharpshooting skill affects will be calculated more to the player’s benefit. Most likely, in this case, making it more probably that firing a weapon would result in a hit.

EVE Online Official Resources

EVE Online Third-Party Resources

EVE Online Tools

EVE Online Keyboard Shortcuts

Enable/Disable AutopilotAlt-S
Show/Hide Character SheetAlt-A
Show/Hide Game MenuESC
Show/Hide InventoryAlt-C
Show/Hide MailAlt-I
Show/Hide People & PlacesAlt-E
Show/Hide WalletAlt-W

EVE Online in the Media

EVE Online Logo

EVE Online Videos

YouTube’s ‘EVE Online – Official Gameplay Video’ video

YouTube’s ‘EVE Online – Birth of the Capsuleer’ video

YouTube’s ‘EVE Online: Lifeblood Feature Tour’ video

YouTube’s ‘EVE Online Free-to-Play Beginner’s Guide | Part 1’ video

Phil Iwaniuk and Jordan Forward of PCGames N show starting a new character in EVE Online

YouTube’s ‘EVE Online Fanfest 2015 Trailer: Emergent Threats’ video

YouTube’s ‘Holding My Own for the Very First Time’ video

Video of player successfully fending off attack.

YouTube’s ‘How to Mine with Bookmarks in EVE Online’ video

A demonstration on how to lay out bookmarks in space so you can warp directly to an asteroid from a station and start mining EVE Online

YouTube’s ‘How to do Productivity Efficiency Research on Blueprints’ video

A demonstration on how to increase productivity of your blueprints by conducting research on them at a station.

YouTube’s ‘How to Use the Navitas as a Small Hauler’ video

How to use the Gallente Navitas as a hauler in EVE Online

YouTube’s ‘How to Buy Insurance in EVE Online’ video

How to buy insurance for your spaceship in EVE Online

YouTube’s ‘This Is EVE (2014)’ video

EVE Online trailer featuring in-game footage and audio of human players in genuine, intense gameplay situations.

YouTube’s ‘EVE Universe – Art of New Eden’ video