EVE Online is a tough game to learn without a lot of effort and assistance. The good news is that there’s now an easier path to getting started: the EVE Academy, a new companion website to the 18 year old MMO, was created specifically to show new players the ropes, and potentially teach a few old dogs new tricks as well.
The EVE Academy’s main goal is to introduce players to EVE and try to break the game down into four distinct “classes” to help create a more manageable scope to their early EVE experience. These classes—Explorer, Industrialist, Enforcer, and Soldier of Fortune—don’t have any real in-game meaning. Instead, they’re a way to help new players create goals for themselves inside EVE’s sandbox.