EVE Online’s new expansion: Revelations hit gamers today. Literally. Some of the EVE players probably even had to log off for the first time in 4 years to install it.
While it looks like they’ve added a ton of new features, the question remains: Does it matter at all for new players? I’ll admit that I haven’t played EVE very much, but the time I was playing was filled with a sense of hopelessness and intrigue, two feelings very similar to what I’m feeling right now. With all of the skills and abilities simply on timers, how could a new player possibly catch up to some of the mega/mondo players who’ve been online since the game was released?
They’re giving away their signature 14-day trial, and they claim to have some new features to help “rookie” pilots catch up faster, but I’m still not sure that I buy it, unless the attractive feminine voice goading new players through the tutorial has some way to speed up time or send you back to 1999.
For anyone interested, here’s a link to the 14-day trial. I’d suggest firing it up and giving it a shot if you’ve never played. It’s a really fun game, but I’m just not sure that it had what it takes to get me hooked.