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I've come back to this because I basically really missed being in the game, just floating about in space. Nothing's more beautiful than space-type stuff in my book, so I decided to post a few pics here in appreciation.

Couple of routine travelling pics:

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Came across a hollowed out asteroid being used as a base by pirates:

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More posing:

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I decided to finally take a trip to the origin systems, where a catastrophe had decimated the original gateway:

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Flying towards the gateway - can't get too close otherwise the ship would rip apart:

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Getting uncomfortably close to a star:

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And best of all.. The Monolith! The appearance of this was a strangely affecting moment for this 2001 fan. The tiny dot visible against the surface of it is my ship.

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Hmm, is it much like Elite?

And can you get far without the jump gateways? Since Edge printed that map with a section labelled "NO JUMPGATE ACCESS", I'm itching to find out (I've been lost in space quite a few times in Frontier, right out past the charted systems).

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It's kind of like an rpg of Elite, you don't fly your ship in a very Elite type way and the combat is much more a case of acquiring a target and telling your weapons to fire at it. I don't think Elite style dog fights would mix with the sort of lag you can get on mmorpgs.

Played this a lot last year, but quit after my corp had broken up, might get into it again at some point.

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Hmm, is it much like Elite?

And can you get far without the jump gateways? Since Edge printed that map with a section labelled "NO JUMPGATE ACCESS", I'm itching to find out (I've been lost in space quite a few times in Frontier, right out past the charted systems).

Yeah, that map in Edge got me interested in the game too. I saw it for a fiver in GAME the other day.

I've never played an MMOG or even a space trading game.

Will I be able to get into this? Does it take a huge commitement of time to get anything out of it?

Can I just float around minding my own business, or will be people be constantly trying to kill me?

I dunno anything about MMOGs, but I feel I should give my new PC and BB connection a workout.

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The core systems are well polices and you shouldn't have any trouble there apart from a few pirates.

You can bimble around on your own and run trade routes and things like that but the reall way to play is to find some people you get on with and form a corporation, you can make much more money by mining and then producing your own finnished goods than you can by simply selling ore, and if you are working as a team you can specialise properly so you can have a couple of people who have increased their skills at controlling mining drones, and a few others who orbit round the area you are mining in battle cruisers wiping out anybody who tries to steal your ore and escorting your indies to and from base.

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Yeah, that map in Edge got me interested in the game too. I saw it for a fiver in GAME the other day.

I've never played an MMOG or even a space trading game.

Will I be able to get into this? Does it take a huge commitement of time to get anything out of it?

Can I just float around minding my own business, or will be people be constantly trying to kill me?

I dunno anything about MMOGs, but I feel I should give my new PC and BB connection a workout.

I've been playing for five months now and still love it. The great thing about this game is that you can do whatever you feel like doing. If just want to float about in space you can do, but if you stray to far into 0.0 space you might just end up dead. You can sit in space and mine asteroids all day and night and make millions, if you so wish.

Just about anything you want to do you can do. Thats why i'm still playing. I'm now in a great corp who are now part of CA. And i have my own Scop battleship.

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looks ace I've got to say after seeing that edge feature on online games I have been tmepted by EVE... still I need BB before I can even consider it...

Cheers

Quexex

Ahh thats where your wrong. You can play EVE online with 56k and it runs great. You might get a little lag now and then but overall its very smooth. I know quite a few people in EVE who use 56k connections. :unsure:

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I have been playing for over a year now and still love it!

You can do/be any thing you want. eg pirate, trader, miner.

If you want to play on your own then it's fine but imho you should join a corp to get maximum enjoyment out the game

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Well, I just popped out to the shops and it's still only a fiver in GAME's reward card sale. Might get it on the way home.

Having never played an MMOG before, I'd appreciate some hand-holding! Anyone want to look after me? :unsure:

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Hmmm I'm intrigued. What about cheating? Is it a big problem?

Ore thieves - scum of the universe (although this is going to be addressed soon)

There may be exploits but CCP try (again imho) to patch them asap.

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Well, I just popped out to the shops and it's still only a fiver in GAME's reward card sale. Might get it on the way home.

Having never played an MMOG before, I'd appreciate some hand-holding! Anyone want to look after me? :unsure:

I'd love to help you but i'm stuck in 0.0 space.

When you join EVE you get a great chat channel you can ask you help, if you ever need it. My EVE name is Number 1, add me to your buddys list if you want.

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I'd love to help you but i'm stuck in 0.0 space.

What does that mean exactly? I must say, this all sounds very exciting. Wizards and Elves don't interest me, but solar systems and big spaceships definitely do!

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0.0 is the security rating for that system, i.e. it isn't under the control of any of the goverments and there are no security forces out there to protect you.

Have they got the player owned structures and stuff up and running these days? Have any enterprising people started operating security forces out there yet?

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What does that mean exactly? I must say, this all sounds very exciting. Wizards and Elves don't interest me, but solar systems and big spaceships definitely do!

The game has different ratings for each system you vist. When you first start playing your in 1.0 which is the safest rating. This means that you cannot attack anyone in these systems or you will be killed be CONCORD police. This applies to most systems you vist when you first start exploring. Its not untill you get into systems with a security rating less than 0.2 that you will start getting attacked by other players and NPC's.

0.0 is the lowest security rating and means its lawless space with no police to protect you if you get attacked. Its a dog eat dog world in 0.0. This is where my corp is based and where all the major battles happen.

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What does that mean exactly? I must say, this all sounds very exciting. Wizards and Elves don't interest me, but solar systems and big spaceships definitely do!

Each solar system in Eve has a designated security rating, from 0.0 to 1.0 depending on how well policed they are. For example, the systems that make up empire space(the central systems) which have a security rating of 0.5 to 1.0 are heavily policed, so they are pretty safe for new pilots, and the only PvP combat allowed in these areas is between corps that have CONCORD(the in-game police) sanctioned wars. Otherwise, a player shooting anyone in these systems will feel the wrath of the NPC cops.

CONCORD have some presence in lower sec space 0.1 to 0.4, although only really at areas in and around stations or jump gates. In 0.0 space, it's pretty much a free-for-all, as these areas are not patrolled by CONCORD. Most of these areas are controlled by large player pirate corps and are dangerous places to go.

The general rule is that the lower the security rating, the more dangerous it is to visit. The asteroid belts in the systems are also frequented by NPC pirates, which you can fight for bounty money and any loot they leave behind, and they get harder in the lower sec systems.

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0.0 is the security rating for that system, i.e. it isn't under the control of any of the goverments and there are no security forces out there to protect you.

Have they got the player owned structures and stuff up and running these days? Have any enterprising people started operating security forces out there yet?

Player owned structures have been about for a while now. You have to protect the stations with battleships and cruisers at the moment. But this new patch thats coming out soon will give people the abilty to defend their stations with sentry guns and the like.

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Pre-empted by Devilfish! :unsure:

To expand a little further on the sanctioned wars... basically, it is possible to fight in Empire space, although only against players whom you're at war with. A corp can declare war on another corp, which means it's sanctioned by CONCORD and combat is allowed in any area of space.

The corp I'm in is based in empire space, and we're at war with a number of other corps and almost all of our battles occur in high sec systems.

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Player owned structures have been about for a while now. You have to protect the stations with battleships and cruisers at the moment. But this new patch thats coming out soon will give people the abilty to defend their stations with sentry guns and the like.

Sounds like it's developing nicely. I wonder if my account/character is gone completely or if it's in cold storage.

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