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EVE's next of kin

LerxstLerxst Phx, AZPosts: 550Member

Anyone know of, or have suggestions for a game that's similar in style to EVE?  It doesn't have to be set in space, but the economy, PvP, crafting and all of that was what made me really apreciate that game.  I just want to find something that hasn't been out for as long and might still have some new areas to explore and things to do.  Oh and I really hate the anime style of artwork and gameplay overall, so most of those games are out of the question.

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  • YalexyYalexy BerlinPosts: 1,052Member Uncommon

    Unfortunately there's none of that kind other then EvE so far.

    If you find one tho, then please call me.

  • ShakesphereShakesphere Seattle, WAPosts: 26Member

    Check out Perpetuam Online:  http://www.perpetuum-online.com/

    It's a ground-based mech game, but it obviously took Eve as the model to follow when they designed it.

    -Shakesphere

  • YalexyYalexy BerlinPosts: 1,052Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Shakesphere
    Check out Perpetuam Online:  http://www.perpetuum-online.com/
    It's a ground-based mech game, but it obviously took Eve as the model to follow when they designed it.
    -Shakesphere

    PO is total crap and nothing like of EvE, allthough it has copied alot of EvE.

  • ShakesphereShakesphere Seattle, WAPosts: 26Member

    Originally posted by Yalexy

     




    Originally posted by Shakesphere

    Check out Perpetuam Online:  http://www.perpetuum-online.com/

    It's a ground-based mech game, but it obviously took Eve as the model to follow when they designed it.

    -Shakesphere




    PO is total crap and nothing like of EvE, allthough it has copied alot of EvE.

    First off, let me start out by saying I didn't play PO that long, so I can't really say how good the game is long term.

    However, in terms of economy, crafting, and PvP, it looked very similiar to Eve.  It's has also only been out for a year, and it goes for a realistic art style.  These were all things Lerxst listed in his(her?) criteria.

    PO offers a 15-day free trial, so Lerxst can check it out and decide on his(her?) own.

    -Shakesphere

  • brutotalbrutotal whereverPosts: 276Member

    Originally posted by Yalexy

     




    Originally posted by Shakesphere

    Check out Perpetuam Online:  http://www.perpetuum-online.com/

    It's a ground-based mech game, but it obviously took Eve as the model to follow when they designed it.

    -Shakesphere




    PO is total crap and nothing like of EvE, allthough it has copied alot of EvE.

     

    PO is great. Main problems being its about as far into development as 2003 eve. Before they advertized because they had to get their shit together while still collecting a paycheck. Afaik  PO is just jumping into the advertising/free trial post paid beta stage.

     

    Also because eve exists the playerbase of PO is tiny. After the large "exodus" from eve slowed down the playerbase went back to 300-400 daily peak user count. Killboards, fittings, economy, are all gimped by the number of people playing. Like early eve communist leaning corps are pretty prevelant because of low pop/small market.

    If you get a hankering for needing to use excel instead of a fitting tool and exploring pve without it being spoiled by tons of guides and stats already recorded on the subject. Then PO is your game.

     

    As for other "eve like" games, darkfall, mortal online, and perhaps others I haven't heard of. I have very little experience with those two beyond disliking the combat system and hearing the horrors of bad design and developers almost intentionally trying to kill darkfall.

     

  • ShakesphereShakesphere Seattle, WAPosts: 26Member

    Originally posted by brutotal

    As for other "eve like" games, darkfall, mortal online, and perhaps others I haven't heard of. I have very little experience with those two beyond disliking the combat system and hearing the horrors of bad design and developers almost intentionally trying to kill darkfall.



    Speaking of free trials, Darkfall is free to play this weekend, and only for this weekend.

    -Shakesphere

  • LerxstLerxst Phx, AZPosts: 550Member

    Thanks!  I forgot about PO.  I signed up for an account last earlier this year but never got around to downloading/installing the game for some reason or another.  With a free trial, I should get on there finally and tetst it out.

     

    Actually Uncharted Waters Online was a huge amount of fun and had that EvE feel to it, only on water.  Then I had to go offline for a while but looked into going back to that game.  Recently though, I heard people start crying about scams and "pay to win" crap the company started to do.  So it left me homeless once again :(

     

    As for the others - Darkfall, Mortal Online, Xsyon... been there, done that.  I don't mind indie developers as long as they got their act together and don't savatage their own product.

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