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Eve Online

No posts for a week. Reason: I discovered the joys of Eve Online.

I've been fascinated by MMORPGs for a while, but I was always too chicken to take the plunge because I was afraid it would take too much (a) time and (b) bandwidth. A colleague of mine has been carrying on about Eve for a while, and it turns out the bandwidth requirements are (fairly) negligible. So with lots of enticing by said colleague, a general had-enoughness with studying and a trial account, I finally decided to give it a try.

Wow. Wow. Wow. The game itself is great, but I think the coolest part of it is seeing and experiencing what happens when 20-odd thousand people from across the planet are thrown into a virtual world and let loose at the same time. This is undoubtedly old hat for a lot of people, but I'm still blown away.

{2006.07.20 - 16:27}

Comments:

1 Leslie Viljoen (2006.07.24 - 19:11) #

Old hat. Played Tribes to death.

Actually I still love playing Unreal Tournament on a huge map with all the huge weapons. I have a friend who still organises LAN parties and we all go and I get creamed. Or, if I'm sick, I stay home, connect to their server over ADSL and get creamed in the comfort of my own home.

No time now, but I've seen Eve's graphics and it realy is impressive.

2 Colin (2006.07.27 - 19:35) #

Man, I haven't played Unreal Tournament online in about 6 years. But even then, I got my ass whupped :)

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