Eve Online, the free-to-play, sci-fi shooter developed by the American company CCP Games, has been around for more than a decade. Since its inception in 2003, the game has attracted millions of players from all over the world.
CCP Games is also the creator of the massively popular blockchain gaming platform, the EVE Token. This year they are celebrating the game’s 10-year anniversary with various events around the world, some of which are free to attend.
The game allows players to explore the stars and build their own ship in a science fiction universe. During the anniversary event, which takes place from March 26 to 28 in Shanghai, gamers will have the chance to explore this universe and meet some of its prominent inhabitants.
The following will discuss the various ways that players can make money in Eve Online.
Warez/Pirating: General Info
While not necessarily a direct method of earning money, players can make a living from certain aspects of the game if they know what they are doing. The first way to earn money is via ‘warez’ or ‘piracy’. When a player joins the game, they are given a starter package that contains everything they need to play. This includes a pulse rifle and chaingun, as well as some wallet credits.
If a player finds a cracked copy of the game or one that was released before its official release date, they can share this with other players. If the game is distributed through a P2P platform, such as the popular Battle.net, players can connect to other gamers who are searching for the same game and make some money off of them. This is usually a harmless and quick way to make a few dollars, but it requires a certain type of player.
Heroes/Bandits: General Info
The second way to make money in Eve Online is by being a good guy or bad guy. Good guys, or heroes, fight against evil and try to save the universe. As a hero, you receive experience and money when you kill an enemy player or an NPC (non-player character). You can choose to be a mercenary, traveling from job to job, or a long-standing hero, pursuing one goal over a period of time.
You will rarely find a good guy in the starting areas of the game, as the evil machinations of the NPC factions there are very tempting to join. As you progress through the game and defeat more and more enemies, you will gain reputation and cash money in the process.
EVE Wallet/Fiat Currency: General Info
The free version of the game makes use of a wallet system that is integrated with the Steam platform. Simply put, you can buy EVE coins (the in-game currency) with real world money through a Bitcoin or Ethereum exchange. You can use these coins to purchase upgrades for your character, buy new weapons and equipment, and pay for game services (such as cloud storage and game key delivery).
While this may be the most convenient way to make money in Eve Online, it requires you to be connected to a Bitcoin or Ethereum exchange and know how to buy and sell the digital coins for fiat currency (paper currency). If you do not have a wallet yet, you will have to create one before you can make any major purchases.
PvP (Player versus Player): General Info
The third way to make money in Eve Online is through PvP (Player versus Player). In this mode, you can engage with other players in combat. Once you have signed up with a P2P service, such as the popular World of Warcraft alliance Rivalries, you can enter into Player versus Player encounters where you can fight other players for cash prizes or experience points. These points can be used to purchase better weapons and gear for your character, or to unlock additional areas of the game. PvP is generally considered to be the most reliable way to make money in Eve Online.
Selling/Trading Skill Cards: General Info
The fourth way to make money in Eve Online is by selling or trading skill cards. You can use these cards to enhance your gameplay and increase your chances of winning. Some of these cards can be purchased from other players for cash, while others can be crafted in-game. If you have a certain type of card that other players want, you can either sell it to them for the price that you asked or trade it for another card that they want.
The bottom line is that there are plenty of ways for players to make a living in Eve Online. If you want to try your hand at a few of these methods, you can start by downloading the game to your PC or Mac and joining the various forums and websites that provide support for players. This way you will have the opportunity to meet other gamers who are also looking to make extra cash or simply enjoy playing this popular game for free.