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7-19-2010 @ 7:25PM
I've been playing EVE for about 18 months now, it's now my primary MMO. I will say that it does seem like more WoW players are showing up these days, I'm guessing it's because of some of the good press that EVE has been getting lately as well as some of the in game events (I was drawn to it when Goonswarm effectively dismantled the BoB alliance through corporate espionage and started taking their territory). I have a couple of suggestions for those of you who are interested in trying it out:1 - *DO* *NOT* name your pilot anything WoW related, you will be mercilessly ganked non-stop until you emorage quit.2 - As soon as you pop into the game join the EVE University's public chat channel, E-UNI, and ask how to join. EVE University is a non-profit player run corp that has been training new players to EVE for over 5 years now, and it is by far the best way to learn the game. They have regular classes on just about all aspects of the game, as well as a recorded media library of past classes that anyone (even non-members) can use. Also ask about the Uni Wiki, it has a ton of great info and well written guides to help you get started in the game.3 - Keep an open mind while playing and learning. EVE Online is like nothing else you've ever played, MMO or otherwise. There are no levels, classes, or endgame. It is a true "sandbox" game where hundreds of thousands of players all play on the same server.4 - EVE Online is not for everyone. While WoW is generally designed to appeal to a broad base of players, EVE Online is not, and it might not be the game for you. Don't feel that you have to try to like it or change to enjoy it's somewhat unique style of game design, if it isn't you're cup of tea then just take what you've learned and move on.There are a lot of different ways to play EVE, so even if you're not big on PvP you can still play the game and have a lot of fun, though I have to warn you, EVE's mission system is nothing like WoW's quests, so if you're expecting the kind of PvE content that WoW has you'll be disappointed.
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