Oh fuck... EVE


#1

So, there is a free version of EVE Online now (has been for a while). My previous time with EVE ended back in August of 2010! For the sheer want of mining, I’ve downloaded the free version just to dabble a little bit again and see what the free one is like.

I have no idea if my accounts between Steam and the original account will sync up, but I hope so as I still had a few mining rigs out there.


#2

It’s not this exciting, but this is a well-done video :smiley:


#3

I tried the free version out a while ago. Problem is that most of my ships were too high a lvl to play on the free account :frowning:


#4

I have completely forgotten how to play this! :smiley:

Doing the small tutorials when you first log in.

“Target the small enemies”… ummm, sorry station AI, there are none…


#5

Guy vanished in second year at uni. Everyone just assumed he’d dropped out. Nope: EVE addiction.

He found a lady friend and discovered Plex isn’t the only attractive prospect that begins with the letter P.


#6

I sank so much time into Eve, mostly in wormhole probing and exploration. Fuck that was enjoyable but by Jesus’ tiny nipples what a time hoover. Absolutely loved sneaking into wormholes, chasing down alien artefact shizzle then legging it before the gankers arrived. Also had a little fun with a fairly well kitted out ECM Scorpion for pvp - talk about being number one target lol


#7

I can’t even remember how long ago it was when I last played a bit of Eve!

I had an extended trial of it (I found a code somewhere that gave me 3 months!) but then decided to not subscribe.

I may have to put this into the same category as Ogame! Never go back!


#8

#9

I’m tempted to get just 1 month and see if I enjoy the mining as much as I did before.

Hell, it’s something I can do while I crunch numbers for work :smiley:


#10

Temptation


#11

Well, that’s me back in. Buying a couple of months of game time in a sec - anyone know if the old ZiiP Corp is still a thing? Anyone still running it? I remember that you could set a percentage of sales money or bounty profits to skimmed for the Corporation to use on stuffs…there was talk of a station I think…


#12

n0tch used to be the CEO I believe (Chyeen).


#13

So. It seems my Eve guy had his 8th birthday a few days ago, so Happy Birthday to him.
Birthday

And looking through his local ship hangar I find that I was a mentalist ship hoarder;

Where it says “Crystal Terran’s Impairor” - yeah I found that ship floating near a planet…


#14

How did you get your old account back?


#15

I downloaded it through Steam then logged in. It does an odd pop up login box that looks like this;

I spent a while trying to use that box but in the end my solution is to cancel it and use the one below;

That gave me the old account, then I activated the Omega paid account stuff through the in-game clicky. Don’t try and pay through Steam as the two systems don’t marry up.


#16

Tempted by this but it just seems far too intimidating.


#17

“Fear is the mind killer…fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration…”


#18

Enough of this has changed in the 7 years or so since I played it and with my memory being what it is, I’m jumping in a frigate and doing the introductory agent missions. I’d forgotten how beautiful Eve “space” is…just warping through systems is a hypnotic joy, the new jump gate graphics are a lovely Dr Who cross with Star Wars…


#19

I’ve signed up for 3 months as well.

Not interested in PvP at all, never was, only about PvE and mining like a bastard.


#20

Is PVE/PVP a choice? As in, are they separate areas/worlds/spaces/servers?

I really need to watch and beginners intro or something.