"You have to admire the impudence of Icelandic software company CCP.Not may companies would attempt to construct, with their first release, the Holy Grail of gaming Elite Online. One of the first things to be said about EVE is its sheer scope.
Character generation is also a deeply involved process. The Armarr, The Gallente, The Caldari and The Minmatar.
(Notable and important players in the game may be invited to join the mysterious fifth race, The Jove, at some point in the future).
You can choose your characters sex, your bloodline and the combination of skills your character will start with.
One of the most enjoyable features of the character generation screen is the way you decide exactly you characters looks.
One of the first things you will notice when you get out in space, is the way there is no standard cockpit view.
Your ship, like everything else in the game is rendered in 3D and you have control of a camera controlled by the mouse which is used to pan around the ship allowing you to view it from any distance and angle.This does take a bit of getting used to at first, but is does give you the opportunity to view your ship in all its splendour.A quick tutorial then takes you through the basics of flying, navigation, trading, mining and combat. Well not quite, You can fly off and do your own thing if you like or you could choose to take on NPC missions, normally through your NPC agent who lives on your starting station.CCP gives you the option to edit almost any feature, from the shape of the jaw line to the tattoos or implants your character has.You can even decide on the type of light illuminating your character.While you can of course select the first face your offered, its worth spending a little bit of time to create a face which is suitably sexy/ugly/evil looking.