EVE-Online, Still worthwhile or no?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by W1MRK, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. W1MRK macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    Was curious on the memberships thoughts on EVE-Online. I used to be a Caldari Battleship pilot for a secure space corp. That was 3 years ago. I mostly play WOW now but I have a small interest to reactivate.

    Question I have is I have heard from some that its a completely different game and is now "guild styled"? Not sure what they meant.

    Curious if its still worth heading out to Jita? :)

  2. Zygon2004 macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2011
    I don't know what "guild styled" means. I've played since 2008, and other than expansions adding things (e.g. planetary interaction, incursions, etc.) it's the same game. From my perspective anyway.

    The character creator is the newest change, allowing for the progression into having actual avatars to interact with other players on stations. That's still a ways off though.

    Hope that helps. Basically, if you're curious, come back and check it out. :)
  3. RockPortTech macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2011
    South Texas
    I've been an Eve Online player since the Beta stage. In many ways it's completely new, in others it's the same old game with better graphics. If you choose not to join a player made corp, the tax now is 11% as opposed to player made corps which vary. Other changes include the aforementioned new player design, which still does nothing as you only currently still are depicted via more lifelike portrait. It is static though, does not animately move.

    I honestly do not think any major changes in gameplay will be introduced if you are mostly an Empire based (secure space +0.5 to 1.0) player, as opposed to LoSec (0.4 to 0.0) space in the ways that major corporations are running the area. If you enjoyed it, chances are you will not really notice any immediate change other than the improved graphics.
  4. -Ken- macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2011
    Oregon, USA
    I don't see any major differences in the game since '08. You should feel right at home.
  5. voigtstr, May 8, 2011
    Last edited: May 8, 2011

    voigtstr macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  6. Ovistavin macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2008
    Laramie, Wyoming
    I mostly play EVE on my desktop, but I did install it on my 13" Air. When I use the Air I am usually doing stuff in a station or traveling to another system. My only concern is the temperature of the computer when I play. When I first installed it the temp would be around 180° F. After I installed smcFanControl the temp came down to 160°-170° F. I don't know what temperature will cause the Air to shutdown, so I have been hesitant to run missions or anything else in EVE.
  7. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    Note that EVE Online these days has been rated:

    2009 Game of the Year
    2010 Game of the Year

    by MMORPG.com

    It's a bit different than the old days...mainly to make it easier on noobs and give them more avenues to get into the game a lot quicker than before.

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