Six Years of Eve University


Kelduum Revaan

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Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:09 am

Six Years of Eve University

The following was just posted to CAOD

Official Eve University Press Statement - For Immediate Release

Six Years of Eve University

Six years ago today on March 15th 2004, Eve University was founded by Morning Maniac, who stepped down earlier this year after years of hard work.

For those who don't know us by name, chances are that you have encountered more than a few ex-E-UNI members, and have flown with or against them, as we have alumni throughout Eve in pretty much every major alliance or sizeable corporation.

We have been described as one of the few truly altruistic corporations in New Eden - we take new players and teach them what is necessary to survive and be successful in Eve with support such as lessons, events, guest lectures, ships and modules, skillbooks, forums and a wiki crammed full of information.

In the last 6 years since E-UNI was founded, a great deal has changed in Eve. Back then, New Eden was a very different place - there were no alliances and sovereignty, no mining barges, destroyers or battlecruisers, no capital ships, no faction ships, modules or ammo, wormholes and exploration didn't exist, there were no deadspace complexes, no level 4 or 5 missions, no epic arcs and no factional warfare.

There were only eight races to choose from, and Eve itself was substantially smaller. The drone regions were closed to players, and there was no Black Rise region. The skill queue, rigs and invention were a long way from existing, and there was no API - not to forget the introduction of warp to 0.

Those changes were significant in terms of gameplay and how Eve developed, but throughout these six years, one thing has remained constant - there are always new players, and there is always more to learn.

We still see the same sort of questions from the new players which we did all those years ago, but with more complexity within Eve comes questions on broader subjects: "Can I pod someone who has a bounty?", "What happens if someone steals my loot?", "How does this work?", "Is this a good fit for a cruiser?", "What is the best ship?". While they initially seem simple, they lead to much more complex questions, many of which can't really be answered by guides and howtos, and require direct experience to answer fully.

With an estimated 10,000 pilots passing through our doors since we opened, (over 1,700 of those in the last 6 months alone), we have members and alumni in over 2,500 cities across more than 80 countries worldwide. This volume of membership is possible due to the way E-UNI is set up, with members assisting each other, and the vast majority of costs being paid for by donations we get from various donors all over the Eve universe, who we would like to thank for their generosity and support.

E-UNI is more than just a corporation though, it is a true community, and even the newest member can help out, by answering the questions of fellow members. Very often alumni stick around after they graduate and have moved to other corporations - in doing so they bring some significant knowledge of areas we can't cover directly, such as nullsec politics, and the darker sides of Eve.

A few highlights from the last 12 months:
  • an estimated 3,000 pilots passing through E-UNI
  • for a while, being the largest corp in New Eden
  • being recommended by PC Gamer magazine as the best place for new players to start
  • our relocation to Minmatar space
  • the opening of access to NPC nullsec for our members
  • re-written and clarified policies and SOP, making things clearer for new players
  • launch of our Wiki, open to all of Eve
  • consolidation of communication channels, now open to Alumni
  • creation of a wormhole operations division
  • formation of the 'Battlegroups' in the Ivy League Navy
  • more than 32 empire wars
  • standings with over 410 different groups, most of which are positive

A few of the things we are looking forward to for the coming year:
  • various events to celebrate our anniversary, like talks, classes and panels over the next week from many well known Eve players, on subjects such as nullsec, industry, wormholes, piracy and roleplaying
  • a new feedback and "ask the management" system for members
  • introduction of rewards for staff and teachers for their time spent
  • the upcoming re-launch of a new wormhole operations group
  • re-taking our title as the largest corp in New Eden
  • even more scheduled classes, events and activities for members!

So, to the community of New Eden on behalf of Eve University, its current, past and future members and alumni, thank you for these last six years, and here's to another six!

Fly safe o7

Kelduum Revaan

Important: Eve University Members and Alumni are encouraged to post there rather than in this thread, but we ask that all discussion is kept in this thread on the E-UNI forums.

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Kra Martel

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Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:36 am

Re: Six Years of Eve University

6 Years! Yay us!!!

50isk says we get wardecced within the next day... Any takers?

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Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:10 am

Re: Six Years of Eve University


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Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:41 am

Re: Six Years of Eve University


Wait, wrong cheer...


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Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:22 am

Re: Six Years of Eve University

congrats guys. Always will have a soft spot for the uni. Now on to the next 6 yeah!!!
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Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:57 am

Re: Six Years of Eve University

it always freaked me out..the fact the Uni's birthday is the same as my own

well here's to six more years to the both of us lol

(christ i feel old...)



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Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:08 am

Re: Six Years of Eve University

Yay E-Uni ... looking forward to the events.
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Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:22 am

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Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:33 am

Re: Six Years of Eve University

/me dances his little Birthday Dance

Gratz Uni, great ideas seem to live a long time, so hopefully, Uni will be around for another 6 at least!


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Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:14 am

Re: Six Years of Eve University

Also celbrating is birthday today .com 25 years young


so an important day for more than one reason

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Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:58 pm

Re: Six Years of Eve University

Gratz E-Uni! Keep it up!!

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Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:46 pm

Re: Six Years of Eve University

Congrats! o7
Here's to many more.

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Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:46 pm

Re: Six Years of Eve University

What a decent institution and dedicated people ! My appreciations for the efforts of those who provides us these chances !

Congratulations E-UNI

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Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:42 pm

Re: Six Years of Eve University

Wolf VanBerg wrote:it always freaked me out..the fact the Uni's birthday is the same as my own

well here's to six more years to the both of us lol

(christ i feel old...)

You ARE old Wolf

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Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:01 pm

Re: Six Years of Eve University

Random fact: This is also the anniversarry of Julius Ceasar's murder.

Just kind of an odd thought I had. Anyhow. Woo 6 years!

And can't wait for the new wormhole devision.

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