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10th Anniversary Giveaway!

It was a sunny summer morning. I got up early, even though I still had over a month of summer holidays. This is one of the aspects of student's life I miss a lot: three months break in the summer. I started browsing the internet, looking for something on sourceforge. And there it was: this little banner of EVE Online.

A friend, who attended classes with me, told me about the game earlier the same year. A colleague of his started the first polish fansite of EVE: eve-centrala.pl. My friend didn't say much about the game itself apart from the fact it's about spaceships, but this was enough to get me started. I have browsed the EVE website and a couple of fansites which I could find on google. I liked the setting and I liked the concept, but didn't want to start playing a game with subscription.

So this morning, when I saw the EVE banner, I have decided to give it a try. I have signed up for the trial quickly and downloaded the 500 megabyte client package. I was to learn later that this was the 'Cold War' edition, which then had little meaning to me.

I started up, watched the intro and at 9:21 (7:21 EVE time) I created a new character. I really liked rolling eyes in the old character creator 🙂

Ten years ago, Lukas Rox was born.

A decade is one hell of a lot of time. A lot has changed, both in my life, and in EVE. Wrecks were added. Wormholes appeared. Graphics engine was upgraded twice. It's hard to write it all up in one short post.

EVE in 2005
EVE in 2015
2005. 2015.

The images above were shot is in the very same place and in the very same ship

So instead of focusing on the history, I will focus on


That's right my friends, a giveaway is in order!

Simply comment under this post using your in-game name (so I can reach you if you win) to get a chance of winning one of the amazing prizes.

For example Mines and their blueprints were already deprecated when I started playing in 2005, but due to a showinfo glitch I was able to obtain some Blueprints from NPC sell orders. All you had to do is have a showinfo link - this is something I was able to create myself. Once clicked in In-game Browser, this link would open a normal Show Info window. All you had to do now was to right click, choose "View on market" and the NPC sell orders were still seeded, so one was able to easily buy any amount. CCP has long since removed the source of these blueprints, so no source of them exists anymore, and all those left are now collector items with long history 🙂 I don't put any ISK value, because for collectors they are priceless anyway 🙂

Men's 'Sterling' Dress Shirt (Ishukone Special Edition) 1.9B ISK
One Billion ISK in cash 1B ISK
Genolution Core Augmentation set CA1 through CA4 450M ISK
Python Mine BPO (never unpacked), Anaconda Mine BPO (never unpacked) ??? ISK
Assorted ship SKINs
Catalyst Intaki Syndicate SKIN, Thrasher Nefantar SKIN, others
250M ISK
GDN-9 "Nightstalker" Combat Goggles 150M ISK

I'm overwhelmed and humbled by how great the EVE community is! Thank you everyone for warm wishes!

I dug in my hangars a little more and found two more sets of Core Augmentation sets and added them to the giveaway!

Bonus prizes

Genolution Core Augmentation set CA1 through CA4 450M ISK
Genolution Core Augmentation set CA1 through CA4 450M ISK
Bonus prize


donated by The Angel Project

330M ISK
Bonus prize


donated by High Drag Podcast

400M ISK
Bonus prize


donated by Llediarth

Bonus prize


donated by Aideron Technologies

330M ISK
Bonus prize

Dominix Navy Issue

donated by Aideron Technologies

570M ISK

Comments must be posted between Aug 22, 2015 0:00 and Aug 29, 2015 0:00.

Random draw will be held next weekend using Chribba dice.

The ticket list which will be used for the draft is available here.

Good luck!

And fly safe o7

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  1. 10 Years in EVE are like an entire life in real…. and still so much to learn (and teach). Congratulations! If only Jamyl was in here……

  2. Awesome! 😀
    Happy birthday! And good luck in text years to come.

    I’m commenting just for the mines BPO – please don’t give me anything else, reroll the dice or something… Really. 🙂

    But this reminds me, in just 2 years I will be celebrating 10 years of my character… time flies…

  3. It’s you who keep eve running and new blood coming. I started eve the same way – a banner. Happy birthday – lots of issues and titties.

    /Sella Lesbon

  4. Wow 10 whole years of livin’ the dream, now that’s dedication right there!
    Happy Birthday and hope the future stays bright!

    – Skorge Ex

  5. Gratz on 10 years dude and hoping for many more 🙂 Take42022

  6. That is a lot more comments as I expected. Congratulations are in order.
    Also 10 years in EVE 🙂

  7. Happy Birthday !!!

  8. Congtatulations on that 10th, it’s amazing hoy a game can hook someone 🙂

    Don’t know if I will make 10, but about to make 3.

  9. Hey man grats! I got hooked to EVE just about 4 years ago… Although I did try it at the very beginning it only got me on the second time I signed for the trial. Something I’ll regret for a long time.

    Tinukeda’ya Naskingar

  10. Congrats on making it to ten years. I’m slowly creeping up on roughly ten years myself in a year or so.
    My trial kept getting extended when I started because paypal was broken on the CCP end, so whenever I complained about it, the GMs would extend my trial account by other two weeks. Fantastic!
    Hope we can make it another decade!

    Jack Jomar

  11. I love Eve Online! My first character (Minmater) was created during “the second genesis” release. Later when I understood the game better I created a new character (Amarr) in order to fit my personality better. Now, after not having played the game in a few years, I’ve desided to reactivate my account and found out that EVE has gotten even better. What a great and fibrant universe. Let all go for another 10 years!

    Happy B-day
    Juno Lacinia

  12. Congratulations old friend 🙂 you already know my story but i’m sure we’ll play another 10 years.

    Joffy Aulx-Gao

  13. Happy Birthday, man. I’m coming up on 8 years myself. Still love this game!

  14. I’m after that awesome Sterling coat! Or anything else for that matter 🙂

    Kirith Kodachi

  15. Happy 10th Eve Birthday fellow Space Coder 😀 that makes me think that I’m in this universe for +8 years already :O

    I’ll shoot fireworks for you buddy o/ Fly Safe & see you in #devfleet o7

  16. Happy 10 Years!! Its about my 2nd year and I cant wait for more!

    Eikie Kurvora

  17. Congratulations on hanging in there and doing this awesome giveaway! Your passion and dedication for the game is encouraging!

    -Siddhar Gangari

  18. Posting as suggested by my friend Laudenum Hayes! Good luck everyone!

  19. Hope that I am not to late for your birthday party! Congratulations, ten years in EVE must feel like a lifetime!

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