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    Refried Hero's EVE Online (PC)

    [February 8, 2008 11:54:25 PM]

    A major selling point for EVE is the player driven economy. Outside of the starting safety areas, that is space owned and controlled by one of the four empires, the economy – that is EVERYTHING in the economy, including ships, ship equipment, trade goods, minerals, and other manufactured goods – is entirely driven by player input. I put money into the EVE economy by occasionally mining for minerals. However, those minerals can play a large part in the production of ships.

    Taking those minerals I mined, I can then create ammunition for the weapons on my ship – or even another ship itself. And while I am not directly interacting with another person, by mining minerals for others to use I am contributing to a group of individuals in its goals.


    As I mentioned in my comments on the gameplay, one of the most innovative elements of EVE Online is the completely player driven economy. The players mine the ore, process them into minerals, manufacture ships and weapons with the minerals, buy ships to shoot each other with, and lose those ships. The economy in EVE is mind boggling in its scale. If one was so inclined, he could plot which NPC regions needed what trade good and make millions of isk (the ingame currency) just by moving around a trade good from where it is readily available to where it is needed. The same holds true for minerals and ships in player owned space.

    However, the economy is not the only great feature of EVE Online. In fact a feature that I hold dear to my own heart is the ability for groups of players, corporations, to take and hold space under their name. This ability to hold space has led to some of the greatest territory wars imaginable. Having two sides fighting with over 300 people on each side is an amazing sight to behold, and the incentive provided by holding space has wrought the formation and destruction of many powerful alliances in the political arena of EVE.

    By giving the player so much freedom to choose and do what he wants, EVE is one of the most open ended games I've seen. All of the goals in the game are created by the player. There is no set level structure – a very good design implementation as it allows relatively new people to still be useful in fighting – and players rely on each other to hold and control space.

    However, even with this, the game is still bland from the actual gameplay perspective. The control of ones ship is extremely limited. And combat is literally a few clicks to target a person and one button press to tell your weapons to fire at them. There is very little strategy involved in the actual combat, all strategy falls into a larger perspective emergent goal based view. All in all though, the gameplay is bland, but fun enough to keep the player involved.
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    [February 8, 2008 11:38:58 PM]

    EvE Online is a MMORPG set in the universe of New Eden. The player picks a character from one of the the three dominant races and then can go on to affect the player driven economy and political structure of the galaxy.


    The actual player interaction with the game of EvE, that is controlling ones spaceship and flying around doing things, is extremely boring. It is not a space flight-sim, like the X-wing/Tie fighter series' – where the player controls the ships from a first person view and has precise flight control. Instead EvE has the player control his ship by clicking around in space. However, I still find myself constantly drawn the the player driven parts of the gameplay.

    The universe of new eden is vast, and much of it's space is under direct player control. I am a member of one of these corporations. The current war we are fighting against an enemy corporation keeps me drawn in and continuing to pay for the game. Were it not for the interaction between the different players of the game, surely there would be no one playing the game at all.
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    Refried Hero's EVE Online (PC)

    Current Status: Playing

    GameLog started on: Friday 8 February, 2008

    Refried Hero's opinion and rating for this game

    One server holds over 25,000 people at any given time. The entire economy is player-driven, and there is a constant war going on for control of the universe. A very fun game if you can take part in the territory wars, otherwise it can be very boring.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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