I’ve been getting to grips with EVE Online recently. It’s the first MMORPG I’ve really enjoyed. Mark Wallace, who played a big part in getting me interested in the first place, has been very kind in getting me up to speed in EVE and introducing me to his corporation.
I like so much about EVE. For one thing, it’s incredibly beautiful…
EVE is yet another thing of beauty come come out of Reykjavik, and has some lovely Icelandic music on the in-game jukebox, all created by the talented RealX. Remember how Barber’s ‘Adagio for Strings’ was used in Homeworld? Imagine that sort of perfection, but with more of an ambient electronic thing going on.
So far I’ve mainly been doing a few courrier jobs for people, trading, trading and collecting bounty on Non Player Character pirates (or ‘ratting’). I tried mining, but got very bored with that very quickly. Fortunately, there are so many other things to do, including things I’ve barely even tried yet such as research and manufacturing, getting involved in a corporation, and assasinating wanted players.
I upgraded my Frigate (which you see in the screenshots above) to a Cruiser, but got a bit too brave in the more dangerous areas of space and ended up being killed (twice) over a frustrating weekend. Even worse, the second time I had stupidly forgotten to insure my ship, so was left very badly out of pocket. Ah well. A learning experience, and there are so many ways to earn money that I can be back in a more beefy ship again in no time.