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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. Congrats!

    Fly reckless


  2. Whoa, 10 years. Much respect sir! I started playing eve this month so I’m in the “screenshot 1” phase. 😀 Best of luck from AtenRIP aka Serena.

  3. Happy Birthday, and congrats for staying so long.

    Breaking fast

  4. Congrats!
    Fly safe buddy!

  5. Congrats bro

  6. Galbadine sends his regards! A decade is a mighty achievement!
    All the best for the next 10 🙂

  7. Great way to celebrate you old bastard! -Venix

  8. Wow, congrats for being on so long!

    Traville Antollare

  9. Congrats, may there be many more years of internet spaceships coming.
    – Random105 Drost

  10. Congratulations!

    Funny thing about mines – some time ago, a bunch of Anaconda mines showed up in one of my hangars. I have no idea why, or that they even still existed, but there they were.

  11. congrats! Cogi Isu

  12. Happy Birthday, and congrats. 10 years is an awesome run, hope you have another 10. O7. Hoy Zhon

  13. Here’s to another 10 years! \o/

  14. Congrats! 11year vet sends greetings!! fly safe m8!

  15. Much respect buddy …congrats

  16. It’s nice feeling to get old with serios internet spaceships!

  17. 10 years sounds good enough! Keep it up!

  18. Gratz m8, next target 20y?

  19. Brilliant celebration, enjoy the next 10 years

  20. hbd! Damn the game has come a long way, as have we all!

  21. Awesome anniversary!! Keep on being groovy! Nightwings.

  22. Damn dude, you must have all titan skills at V by now 😛

    • I don’t really want to close this toon in a Titan. Once you get into a supercapital you usually don’t leave the ship until it’s destroyed 😉

  23. Congrats on the 10 years

  24. Happy birthday. Good luck on the next decade of your capsuleer life! \^_^/

  25. Congratulations!


  26. Congratulations

  27. gz dude on 10 years 🙂

  28. Congratulations

  29. Congrats, hope the game continues to find a place in your life for another 10 years!


  30. Happy Bday dude!!

  31. I hope CCP keeps up the same work they have thus far. I’m a 2003 vet myself and it makes me feel great to know there are others out there who love EvE as much as I do.

  32. Happy Birthday Dude

    Luna Ornulf

  33. Happy Birthday…..and fly safe in your 2nd decade…..Dant Perst

  34. Ign: Mav Kain
    Congrats on 10 years and thanks for deciding to do a give away. Very cool of you.

  35. Hats off to you for the 10 years thats some going fella, here is to another 10 more? ~ CaptainKirk Kirk

  36. IGN : Nhra
    Happy birthday from france !! 🙂

  37. Happy birthday!! Eve really is the best game out there! Don’t forget to insure your ship and fly save! xD
    7’th Tactical

  38. Well done for 10 years……..I’m not too far behind 2007 char.

  39. Happy Birthday buddy! Good to see someone stick it out this long.
    -Christof Roulette

  40. Conratulations on your 10th eve birthday! I just hope one day someone will be able to say that to me ^.^

  41. Wow, happy 10th to you. I haven’t been around anywhere near that long but eve sure is something to be around that long for. Best wishes!

  42. Happy birthday from Ezekiel Bonaparte! Woot! 10 years!

  43. Happy Birthday dude!

  44. happy birthday!
    Malwina Broniewska 😛

  45. Cool website bro + congrats on another year

  46. Congrats! 10 years of awesome fun!

  47. 10 years is but a drop in the bucket in Eve. Here’s to 10 more. Fair skies and happy hunting.

  48. Congrats from Neighbor Thiesant!

  49. Gratz on 10yrs in EvE 🙂 Shuckstar

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