When ever i tell my Boyfriend to stop playing Eve online he stands up and yells at me saying "You don't understand eve. It's serious buisness."
by Lorzion July 8, 2009
What is EVE Online?

EVE is a massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) set in a science-fiction based, persistent world. Players take the role of spaceship pilots seeking fame, fortune, and adventure in a huge, complex, exciting, and sometimes hostile galaxy.

There are a few things that make it very different to other MMO's
1. It is in space and not some RPG style fantasy world.
2. To advance your character, skills are trained. They will continue to train till it is completed if you are online or not.
3. Everyone is on one server (thats over 22,000 players on one server. They are upgrading the entire server cluster in Feb)
4. It is made by a small icelandic company called CCP, not a big American company, therefore CCP listens and interacts with its customers.

"OMG this game is so much better then WoW or EQ, and I dont have to even play it all the time to get good at it, damn this game is cool."

Hey man, have you seen all the awards eve online got?

by eddie lenton January 9, 2006
An MMORPG that revolves around flying spaceships. The best pvp MMORPG in existance not only because of the combat system but because when you die, you really do lose everything you were using at the time unlike WOW where it gets a little damaged and you just repair it :/

"Your allience couldn't kill shit, i could own all of yous, you all suck." - The usual smack talkers

"Eve Online sucks"
"Go play wow carebear"
by Nick!!!11!!11!11!!1!one June 4, 2006
A game, online, and NOW ON Mac and Linux!
"my friends all want me to play eve online. Now that theres a Mac version, I can! yay!"
by MMMerangue November 8, 2007
Spatial MMORPG. Not many chicks dig it.
"Of the five chicks that play EVE Online, 3 of them are in SW:G now, buying cute pink curtains for their homes"
by Naglfar August 15, 2007
A player-driven persistant-world MMORPG, developed by CCP Games. EVE contains "the world's largest game universe", spanning thousands of solar systems, each with their own planets, stations, asteroid belts and moons. Players advance through the game based on the learning of skills (which advance in real-time, even when the player is not connected to the game), attributes (which can be increased through the training of learning skills, or the usage of implants) and the acquisition of wealth and items (modules, ships, materials, etc can all be sold and bought for the in-game currency, ISK).

Unlike most MMORPGs (e.g. World of Warcraft, Runescape, etc), the EVE server is not split up into shards - i.e. there is a single server which all players connect to. The EVE universe is persistant, so if a player leaves the game, the universe will continue to exist and be changed by the actions of NPCs and other players.

Many of CCP's staff have EVE-related blogs, discussing what they are working on and problems they may have encountered. Unlike a lot of game developers, CCP are very open with players and explain how the game works internally. For example, CCP have released that the EVE Server program is written in Stackless Python, along with many algorithms and equations for learning time and other in-game statistics.

EVE costs $14.95/€14.95 a month (correct at time of writing). The servers have a daily downtime period, between 11:00 and 12:00 GMT to allow for a server reboot and minor server-side patches and fixes to be applied.

At current, the game is available only to Microsoft Windows users, although support for Vista is incomplete. It may be possible to play the game on Linux using either Wine or Cedega.
- I was doing some pirating the other day on EVE Online, I took out a Megathron using only a Rifter!
by LordCore February 14, 2007
Excel Virtual Environment Online, a Microsoft developed tax computational game, created to encourage children to start filing their taxes from a young age.
"My friends told me about an excel-lent new game from Microsoft; EVE Online. I was going to play with them, but then I got high."
by SleazyBake November 28, 2016