Meh, The escapist is renowned for not liking MMORPGs and he only did a two week trial in which I would say you can experince about 0.0005% of the game.
I tend to think of it more as a life simulator as the boundries of what you can do are limited only by other players. The key to enjoying EVE is to get in a good Corps and work together. I'd heard that a lot of the BOB Directors were British Military Officers.
i played it for a while, got into a good corp and the leader was british and just listening to him in ventrilo talking about the politics of the game with different corps in different regions and the economics and militiary aspect of the game and how our corp was going to evolve with him (he was around since beta) made me buy the full version, but after a few weeks i became bored of the mining ops and didnt do much combat, but it was fun when our corp invaded 0,0 space we had about 20 ships all jumping into zones at same time and pirates where running away from us even tho we where in the worst ships possible.
i didnt like the training system, sure it levels while your offline but some of the skills where taking me 50+ days to train
Its one of those games that looks like it should be great, especially since Ive never been to keen on the tolkein-esque orcs/goblins/elves/dwarves carry on, but is just a mare to get into.
Tried the demo , but the learning curve was near vertical , and without anyone to really play with or explain bits to me I just got lost. Ive never managed to stick with an MMORPG for more than a few months at a time anyway. There is , however , a bioware MMORPG coming , STAR WARS!
Bioware have made some of the best (IMO) RPGs about. This is thier first crack at an online one , but if they pull this off it should be stupidly good.
Been playing it for for 3 years (with a couple of breaks). Great game and I have to agree with jt9563, I tend to get left behind in anything grinding related as I am a fairly casual player.
I like the versatility of being able to do pretty much whatever you want, the only thing I hate is the retarded people that feel the need to gob off in some chat channels. Seems to be less of a problem recently that it was a while back though.