Heather over at Errant Dreams recently picked up EVE Online in a fit of boredom along with her hubby. I tried the game once, but never got too far with it because I was still clinging to the avatar-filled world of Azeroth.
I'm thinking, while I wait for some of this season's biggest games to come out, it's time I gave EVE one more try. Apparently the tutorial's been overhauled a bit, and as it would seem I've come to the point in my MMO career where I'm ready for something more than YAFMMORPG. Pirates of the Burning Sea is still the candidate to take me away from all loved ones this fall, but it's who knows how long from being released, and Hellgate: London is not due out until October 31st... so that leaves me sort of looking for something that's not beta to play now and again.
EVE Online, here I come. I'll download the free trial tonight, probably.
Anyone got any words of wisdom or good newbie resource sites for me?
EDIT: Also on the table? Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn. I know it's old, I know new graphics won't make it look great. But I loved the Black Gate so much that I have to give this a try now. I was not into MMOs when it was in its limelight, so it's time I go give it a try. The connecting factore between this and EVE? Both open worlds with a real choice given to the player. Time to take a look at the other systems out there that don't get all the press like 800 lb gorillas or virtual porn simulators.
Hopefully I'll get some time in with one of the two tonight and let you know my 1st impressions tomorrow.