A player-driven sandbox MMORPG by CCP Games (Iceland) set in a dystopian futuristic sci-fi setting. It has 450,000+ spaceship pilots in a single-server universe comprising 7,500+ stars.

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Solo Interceptor PvP - Afterburners vs. MWDs

Interceptors provide bonuses for microwarpdrives. However, I'm worried about using them for solo PvP because they can be scrambled. Should I downgrade to an afterburner and play it safe, or is the ...
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Transitioning to PvP in EVE

Incarna has dragged me back into EVE from a long hiatus. When I played before, I was a total carebear miner. I want to start fresh and get into the world of PvP, but I'm unsure of where to start. ...
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Being a Lone Wolf in EVE

Is it viable to be a "lone wolf" PvP player? In other words, roaming around without any corporate affiliations doing whatever you want, while still engaging in PvP. Every PvPer I've seen has been a ...
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Is it realistic to completely avoid PvP in EVE Online?

Lately, I've been thinking about starting to play EVE Online, but looking at various sources, it seems like PvP is a pretty big part of the game. That's a problem for me, because I hate PvP. If I get ...
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How does Eve Online's Planetary Interaction system work, at a social level?

Eve Online's Planetary Interaction has been available for a while, but I haven't really paid attention to it. Now I'm wondering how it works - specifically in social terms (player-versus-player, etc), ...
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Is there really a black hole in Eve Online?

I've heard some people mention a black hole existing in Eve (not a wormhole). Does it really exist or is it some unfounded rumor? Where is it?
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What corporations can I run missions for and avoid losing standings with the major factions?

What factions are there in EVE that you can run agent missions for that either don't lose you faction with the four major nations, or at least bring up such missions infrequently? Since I last played ...
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EVE Online Gunnery Simulator?

I'm interested in doing some theorycraft around signature radius, transversal velocity, and mismatched-class PvP in EVE Online. I'm sure someone's built tools to show the effects on damage from ...
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I've done the University. What now?

I'm quite new to EvE; I played the trial about month ago and just yesterday decided to have another go, so I bought a month. I've finished all the intro-y missions at the University I was part of and ...
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Better combat logs?

Is there any way to customise/change the way that combat logs in eve are displayed? At the moment, I tend to miss all of the details of combat in large battles.. eg, when I'm fighting a group of 10 ...
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Advanced blueprint usage

Throughout my time in Eve I've aquired many blueprints; at first it has only been for simple things (ammo, drones, etc), but more recently I've started purchasing rig and ship blueprints. As these ...
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How to manage loot when doing missions in fleet?

I started doing L4 missions yesterday with a friend of mine. We were in a fleet and thus, ISKs, loyalty points and faction standings were correctly split between the two of us, but we didn't find a ...
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What happens if I get into debt?

I've been working on my trading skills in Eve, and one of the skills entices, worries, and puzzles me greatly: Margin Trading. Here's an excerpt from the description: "Each level of skill reduces ...
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Where can I obtain a Typhoon Fleet Issue

Where can you obtain this ship? I checked the Republic's LP store and I can only find a Tempest Republic Fleet issue. Are there different loyalty stores or is this ship discontinued?
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What does the armor compensation skill do?

EM Armor Compensation To active armor hardeners: 3% bonus per skill level to Armor EM resistance when the modules are not active To passive armor hardeners: 5% bonus per skill level to ...
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Does the stack penalty only count on the same item?

Will using a thermal hardener and a kinetic hardener at the same time cause one of them to be penalized? What if I use a thermal hardener, thermal resistance plating, and thermal energized plating? ...
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Can a player kill CONCORD?

Can a player kill CONCORD on his own? Are their any Corporations/Fleets that have done an assault on CONCORD?
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Is being a factions enemy hard?

I'm a gallentean flying for the minmatar. So both doing missions with my friends (gallente) and on my own (minmatar, for LP) get me in bad books with the amar. The wiki recomended doing missions for ...
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Assault ships v. Interceptors

What are the benefits of an assault ship over an interceptor? I played some significant time ago, and was working towards an assault ship for my solo agent missions and general 0.6 ratting (NPC ...
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Should I try to have positive standing with all four major factions?

This is a simple question, but I can't find a decent answer. I have recently started to play Eve Online as a Caldari capsuleer, and I am currently doing lvl 3 missions in a Drake. As I didn't pay ...
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Is a ship's Tier level an official term?

Ships have a tech level, tech one being normal ships. tech 2 the specialist ships and tech 3 being even more expensive. but looking on the wiki, certain ships have a tier level. for example the ...
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Creating deep-safe bookmarks in Eve Online?

It used to be possible to create 'deep-safe' bookmarks, that were farther than 10 AU outside a system. As of the Tyrannis patch, that's no longer possible. So what is possible, and how? Can you make a ...
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Are the strategic cruisers worth their price?

Among all the EvE players, everyone knows the Tech3 Strategic Cruisers... but most of them doesn't want to even think of flying those, so it's pretty hard to find some relevant information. For ...
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How to best raise your sec status in Eve?

So I'm getting back into Eve-Online after a hiatus. My sec status is low as a result of my previous activities, so entering high-sec gets me shot at by the NPCs. I'd like to raise my sec status, as ...
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External tools for Eve Online

What tools do you suggest to use on the desktop (Windows) to help me with the game. I know there is an API that exposes a lot of information. I was thinking that it would be nice to have a tool that ...
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A good guide for brand new EVE online players? [closed]

Just started playing with my brother and we both are brand spanking new to the game. Just wondering if there was any experts out there that have any helpful links or tips. Thanks guys.
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Eve Online - what is the mix of NPC damage types?

There are four types of damage in Eve (kinetic, explosive, thermal, EM), and the last time I extensively played the game, most NPCs only used one or two types of damage (with only a few tough ones ...
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In Eve, do any EW modules or drones work on NPCs?

In Eve, ECM (Electronic Counter-Measures) modules (like Jammers), don't work on NPC pirates (as I once found out the hard way). But looking at EVEMon - it seems that ECM is a subset of the EW ...
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What does EVE:Tyrannis offer for the casual, solo gamer?

Used to play EVE a few years back, got to around 3mil SP I think, so not really that good to be honest Just looked up the latest patch, looks quite good. What does the game offer for a solo casual ...
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Is there a way of speeding up skill learning in Eve Online?

Learning skills - especially to high levels - can take weeks. Is there any way to decrease the amount of time needed to learn a skill? Don't get me wrong - I think this real-time aspect of the game ...
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What are the “payoff” times for EvE learning skills? [closed]

"Learning skills" are the skills that increase a character stat, thus reducing the time it takes to train other skills that require that stat. This creates a trade-off. I can learn skill X now, ...
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What percentage of NPC missions are non-combat?

I'm a pretty new player, and so far I've done the basic tutorial, the industry tutorial missions, and some of the exploration tutorial missions. Obviously I've focused on the non-combat side of the ...
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Where can I find a complete skill tree with links to skill info?

I'm looking for a complete skill tree, preferably with a mouseover/link/etc. that shows the details of each skill. The certification planner is somewhat helpful, but I'm looking for something a ...
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Is there a way to remotely determine asteroid field composition?

It seems pretty time-consuming to have to check dozens of asteroid fields to find the type of ore I want. Is it possible to see what types of ore are available in asteroid fields without actually ...
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How do I play EVE Online for free?

While looking up EVE Online on Steam there is feature bullet that reads: Play for FREE – You can buy game time with in-game money you earn while playing. Does anyone have experience playing ...
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What do all these security levels mean in Eve-Online?

I keep hearing people talking about high sec and low sec space, and others talk about 1.0, 0.5 and 0.0. What does it all mean?
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How can I find some basic pirates to fight in Eve Online?

I want to test my new cruiser and kill some basic pirates, what's the quickest to fly out and get into a fight with some Non Player Characters(NPCs)?
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What does the term “carebear” mean in Eve Online?

I've recently re-activated my account. I've seen this term used in the online chat and wondered what it means.
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Are certificates worth pursuing in EVE Online?

In EVE Online, are certificates worth pursuing? Do they help new players train basic skills that most players would want?