EVE Online. Today's beautiful One Shots of an ORE mining barge was accompanied by a long note sent in to us by a contributor we haven't heard from in a while. Hello again Massively - Dab here! Last time I sent in something to you, it was my little Shaman, in Warhammer Online. I have since taken a break from Warhammer Online (can't afford more than one subscription right now), and have decided to give EVE Online another try.
In 2004, Earth & Beyond shut down (still my fav MMO of all time), and I gave EVE a try. At that time, EVE's tutorial was a joke, and the game took far more patience than I had at the time. I abandoned it before my trial period was even over. Fast-forward to 2009, and I am completely hooked. The sheer depth of the game is breathtaking, as is its sandbox nature. Mining was always a very relaxing thing for me to do in E&B, and I have rediscovered its joys once again. Maybe I have matured, maybe it was a slightly better New Player Experience - or most likely, a combination of both. Click on past the break to hear the rest from Dab!
This screenshot is of my character Dabloss' brand new Retriever-class Mining Barge, "Yukon Goldrush". It took a lot of mining, trading and running missions (not to mention Skill training), but I scraped together enough ISK to buy one and fit it with shiny new Strip Miner I lasers. As Dabloss sets out to mine his fortune in ore, this beautiful scene appeared in front of him. A good omen for a prosperous day cracking asteroids, one would hope.
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