I’ve been really curious about Eve Online and now might be the perfect time for me to check it out.
I’m not sure when it’ll happen, but Eve Online will have a free to play option with some pretty steep limitations. I’ve always been really curious about this game, but I refused to commit to a monthly fee in order to test it out. This will be a great way for me to try the game and if I fall in love with it I’ll have no problem becoming a subscriber like I did in SWTOR.
If you want the full details on what you’ll be able to do as a free to play player click here. It’s a really long post that covers everything there is to know about playing Eve Online for free.
I’ll cover the basics here for everyone else.
As a free to play player we’ll also have access to specific skills, and skill levels. For more advanced skills we’ll most likely have to subscribe.
As a free to play player we’ll have access to tech 1 frigates, destroyers, and cruisers. I’m no Eve veteran so I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that there’s better tiers than 1 :].
There’s a lot more to cover, but I think you guys got a small grasp of what the restrictions in game will be like for free players.
It seems like free to play newcomers to Eve will have a pretty restricted experience when compared to subscribers, but that’s completely understandable. If I was paying to play a game I wouldn’t want someone having access to everything I do for free.
What do you think of Eve? Will you try it out when it goes free to play?