Last week at Dorothea and JayMaze’s Friday party in OS Grid, the conversation turned to WoW. There were a couple folks there who told us of a game they play called EVE Online. It is a science fiction, space-based game and they have a 14 day free trial. So, being the intrepid little cyberspace explorer that I am, I signed up.
I installed the client and started it up. Then there was this clap of thunder. I sat in my chair at my desk, staring in wide-eyed wonder at what I have been dreaming about ever since I started frequenting virtual worlds! The character creation tool in EVE is quite simply mind blowing. You are given so many choices of facial morphs, hair, makeup, body and clothing that I have only seen before in Poser or DAZ Studio. Since then, the game itself has taken a back seat to my playing around with all the different races and bloodlines, morphing away like mad.
These photos are just a few of the ones I came up with. Oh but the bad news (yes there always seems to be bad news) is that you can’t actually “be” the beautiful avatar that you create when starting out. As near as I can tell from searching the internet, EVE plans to come out with an expansion in the future which will enable folks to have “walking around” avatars but it’s not there yet 😦 Well, if they ever do and the avs look like this, I may just have to whip out the plastic and sign up for a full account.