Imagine playing a game where the core concepts of Star Trek and Piracy were combined. The result would be Eve Online, a MMO that allows its users, to do anything, be anyone, and align themselves with like-minded players to form power corporations.
An 'anything goes' MMO
One of the fascinating parts of EVE Online is that the developers made it in a way so that users can do whatever they want.
EVE Online is a Space-Based MMO set in a persistent world of more than 7800 star systems. Players can do whatever they want in this MMO: Mine, trade, explore, manufacture finished goods, even be pirates and terrorize trade lanes and jump gates. This is an interesting mechanic because people can steal from, or extort other players. The game also allows you to do things while online such as train skills.
The economy of Eve is a unique one. The amount of Interstellar Kredits circulating is largely dependent on what people decide to set the values of manufactured goods, and bounties. This along with the creation of trade federations has led to EVE Online having a robust virtual economy.
Instead of exploring the final frontier on your own, players can elect to become apart of a corporation. This allows users to carve out part of the galaxy as their own space for mining and manufacturing. Corporations can ban together and form alliances, and when alliances go to war, it can alter the game state of Eve.
The most well-known alliance conflict was the Bloodbath of B-R5RB, which lasted 21 hours long, had over 7500 participants, and resulted in total losses of over 11 trillion Interstellar Kredits. When the game developers found out about this event, a permanent monument was erected in B-R5RB to commemorate the event.
Where can you run this program?
This program is available on computers running Windows or Mac operating systems.
Is there a better alternative?
There are similar titles like Star Citizen or Albion Online, but they lack in depth, and force players to adhere to a certain set of rules.
EVE Online is an amazing game. If you can find an active faction early on or avoid PVP areas long enough to stand an open chance against pirates.
Should you download it?
Yes, this game has infinite possibilities, and with offline skill training, users don’t have to be online grinding for level ups.