Can You Play Using The EVE Online Free Trial?

By: Tom Kranz

If you are interested in getting involved in the world of massive multiplayer online gaming, there are many things that can get you started. If you are interested in the world that has been provided by CCP, one of the best things that can get you started towards making a decision on this game is the EVE Online free trial!

The EVE Online free trial is a 14 day free trial that can be given to you by any current active player. A request on the forums will usually net you one within a matter of hours, or you can also go websites like Warcry or MMORPG.com to request one. Any player in the game also has an unlimited amount of these to give out to their friends, and are in fact encouraged to do so, and you'll find that you can get online and be exploring the game very soon after making your request.

EVE is the award-winning MMORPG about exploration, space combat and exploration, and with four playable races an a high number of in-game professions and activities to take part it, there is no wonder why it is so very popular. While it lacks the massive notoriety of games like World of Warcraft, EVE fills an impressive niche when it comes to addressing the urge to play with space tracel and combat.

The deep story behind EVE relates that humans, after using up the resources of the Earth, took to the stars to find a new place. A wormhole was discovered that linked our home galaxy to another one, unimaginable distances away. The wormhole was known to be unstable, and while use was permitted, a more permanent gate was constructed to hold it open. The wormhole collapsed, taking the gate with it, and stranded millions of colonists on the other side. Unable to survive without the resources from the other side of the wormhole, millions perished, but over time, five empires managed to survive and over the ages, brought themselves back to interstellar travel and function.

With an EVE Online free trial, you will be able to explore any of the four playable races that you like. Your choices will include the Amarr Empire, the Minmatar Republic, the Gallente Federation and the Caldari State. The fifth race, the Jove Empire, is currently unplayable, although there have been reports that it will not always stay this way.

There are certain limitations that come with playing on a Free Trial account. You should be aware that there are some skills you won't be able to train up, and that you will not be able to transfer the game's currency, the Inter Stellar Kredit, to any other players. You will also be unable to pilot ships like industrial barges. However, the EVE Online free trial will give you an idea of what the game is about, and if you choose to pay for membership, all of these things will be open to you.

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