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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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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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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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?
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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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Is EVE Online turn-based behind the scenes?

This came up as an argument. As far as I know most MMOs employ a soft "turn-based" mechanism to compensate for lag, and allow complicated actions to be performed ("cooldown" etc). They are sometimes ...
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How to stay interested in Eve Online?

Eve is a game with spaceships. Spaceships are awesome, and they look quite cool in the game. There are even lasers, missiles and drones. More awesome. I really want to get into the game, but it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does one dodge or survive gate camps without stealth?

In Eve, gate camps can be one of the biggest drags in low/null-sec. A gate camp is where one or more pirates wait around a stargate trying to catch pilots as they warp away (and also incoming ...
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How Much is “Safe” To Carry Out of Jita In a Freighter?

I know that it all varies on who is sitting at the gate camp, but in general, what is considered a safe upper limit of total item value to carry out in a freighter?
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What happens to your ship when you log off?

In Eve online one can quit whenever one likes, just click quit. But what does that mean for your ship when you've already left the game? What would happen if you quit while in warp? What would ...
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what happens if you can't afford to buy a new ship?

In EVE Online, I have heard if you lose your ship, you have to buy a new one. What happens if you are low on cash when your ship is destroyed? Is there a basic spacecraft that can be used to gather ...
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When do new faction warfare plexes spawn?

With the recent Crucible expansion CCP changed the spawning mechanics of the faction warfare plexes, allowing them to spawn more often. Capturing as many plexes as possible is essential for switching ...
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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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How is the EVE Online currency valued?

With all the hype about the latest EVE Online war and it "costing" over $300,000 actual USD, I'd like to know how this is calculated? From what I gather you cannot purchase ISK in the game, and ...
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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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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 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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My cruiser is being swarmed by smaller ships. What can I do?

I just moved from a Caldari Cormorant (destroyer) to a Moa (cruiser) and started some level 2 security missions. My preferred play style has been keep my distance and pick enemies off with my ...
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How do I find trustworthy players in EVE Online

I see a lot of stuff about scamming in EVE and how it's allowed by the developers. How can I find trustworthy people to play with? Secondly why do they allow this sort of griefing activity that would ...
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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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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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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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Is it worth training Cybernetics V?

I opened up EVEMon and by the look of it, using +5 implants instead of +4 will allow me shave off about 6 days off a 182-day training plan. That seems kind of weak. Am I missing something? On a ...
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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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What was the result of Burn Jita?

Related to this question, was there any final assessment done regarding the Burn Jita campaign? Did the originators of the attack achieve their goal?
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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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What can I do with Metal Scraps?

Nearly every time I'm mining and a rat comes along it drops a metal scrap in the wreckage when I open the cargo bay. What exactly am I supposed to do with this?
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How can I stop auto-joining the 'Rookie Help' chat channel?

Every time I log into EVE Online, I am autojoined to multiple chat channels including 'Corp' and 'Rookie Help'; How can I change it so I no longer join the 'Rookie Help' channel?
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What is “Burn Jita”, and how will it destroy the economy? [closed]

In a recent Kotaku article, they described an impending (or current) player-driven plan to "destroy the game's economy" in Eve Online. The plan is called "Burn Jita", and apparently involves a ...
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How Do I Train the Industry Skill?

For the quest Making Mountains out of Molehills, part 3 I need to build a type of ship. However, when I try to build it it says I need Industry level 1. How do I train this? I don't see any book in my ...
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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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What is the primary role of a Dreadnought in fleets?

Dreadnoughts are Capital Ships that don't have much uses as far as I know. I do know that it is often used to take down pocos and POS'es. In what situations can you expect to be called to a fleet or ...
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How does double-wrapping work?

In connection with suicide-ganking and contracts I often hear the term double-wrapping to make it impossible to see the cargo inside the ship. While I have some vague idea on how this is supposed to ...
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How can I scan and destroy a T3 booster?

There are some people that don't undock without having at least one, preferably more than one T3 booster in the system. Fighting them is annoying, you can't engage them alone as the bonuses they get ...
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How do you identify “Manipulated markets”

In EvE I am always reading about people who look at the market and can tell when the market is being manipulated/worth manipulating. I have looked at all the graphs but do not have a degree in ...
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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 there a way to update skill training without the EVE client?

I'm not going to be home for the next two weeks, so I was wondering if there's any way to change the skill training of your pilot in EVE online without actually having the client. I look at EVE gate ...
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Which frigate in Eve has the fastest sub-warp speed after fittings and skills?

In Eve, one can easily look up the base stats for various ships by checking their info pages from the market. The interceptors are probably the fastest ship class in the game, but it's hard to figure ...
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How do I keep my ship alive long enough to kill the bad guys?

Someone told me that I should do the 'Epic Arc' that starts with Sister Alitura so I managed to find her but I'm stuck on the second mission. There are a couple of red ships and they get through my ...
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What is the mineral composition of each type of ore?

In EVE Online, each type of ore refines into one or more mineral, so for example, Veldspar regardless of type (Concentrated, Dense, etc) will always refine 100% into Tritanium. While the information ...
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Does the “Procurer” and “Retriever” mining barges have the same yield?

In Eve, there are three mining barges. The Covetor clearly holds the distinction of having the highest mining yield for group operations, however I am more interested in the comparison between the ...
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Important and recommended skills for a pilot just starting out?

I have just started playing EVE Online and I was wondering is there are any skills that I should learn as soon as possible that will open up more of the game and/or increase my survivability in New ...
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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 can I make sure to get a storyline mission from a specific corporation?

I'm trying to get some better standings with the Amarr Empire and the Emperor Family corporation to reduce the broker fees when trading with my alt. This is already a rather annoying process, and ...