Eve Online (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released in 2003 by CCP Games. Players control a character avatar within a game worldÂ and can participate in a number of in-game professions and activities, including mining, piracy, manufacturing, trading, exploration, and combat (both player versus environment and player versus player). The game contains a total of 7,800 star systems that can be visited by players.
Groups, or communities, of people can form a Corporation allowing them to share resources and collaborate on the many challenges that the game has to offer including player verse experience (PvE) and player verses player (PvP) game play.Â
The star systems are broken into four primary types of regions each of which have an increasing level of risk associated with game play in those areas. The rewards for engaging in game play in these areas also increase with the commensurate risk.
- High-Sec: High Security systems are those with a security level of 0.5 to 1.0. CONCORD will react to hostile actions between pilots.
- Low-Sec:Â Low Security systems are those with a security level of 0.1 to 0.4.Â CONCORD will not react to hostile actions between pilots.Â
- Null-Sec:Â Null Security systems are those with a security level of 0.0. These systems are essentially lawless and no NPC organizations will respond to aggression.
- Wormholes:Â Wormhole Space is similar to null-sec. CONCORD does not monitor what happens in wormhole pockets.Â
Rockcliffe manages a stand alone corporation (Rockcliffe University) with in-world offices in High-Sec and Null-Sec.Â
Educators considering collaborative games as a learning platform can create activities on which the game acts as either a catalyst for learning or as the lab environment in which learning takes place. This may include social skills, leadership, creative problem solving, finance, and market dynamics among others.Â
Only Rockcliffe Community and Professional members may directly join the Rockcliffe Corporation. Due to the ‘no rules’ aspect of game play in Eve, cooperative play with other corporations is limited to either corporations with known associates or Eve University / Ivy Alliance members.
Eve Online game play should be considered as Adult. While most situations are moderate based, due to the type of game play involved and the lack of safeguards, the game should be considered equivalent to either an NC-17 or R rating. Rockcliffe does not recommend the game for anyone under 18 and will not permit anyone under 18 to join the Corporation regardless of membership status.Â
Rockcliffe highly recommends that new players to the game immediately join Eve University as their first corporation rather than joining Rockcliffe directly. Eve University has a huge volume of courses and support materials for new game players including an introduction to all major game play elements in all space regions in Eve.Â
Eve Online has its own economy and active players can use in-game currency to pay for game time without having to pay a fixed monthly or annual cost. Recently Eve also introduced a free option for players that does not require a paid subscription however this option contains a number of limitations on game play and the types of skills that can be developed while in-world.
While additional in-world items are available for sale, there is no ability to exchange in-world currency for cash.
Create Your Own Experience
The opportunities for developing activities for education are numerous. Unlike WOW, Eve Online does allow certain game elements to be persistent, such as the creation of player owned stations for manufacturing and industry, however the game itself does not allow players to create new items that are not already part of the game experience.
Rockcliffe Corporation in Eve Online
To join the Rockcliffe University Corporation in Eve Online, you need to have an account (either free or paid)Â Â
If you are new to Eve Online, once you have created your primary character we recommend you join Eve University as your first stop.
You can follow their instructions HERE.Â
Rockcliffe University has an excellent standing (+10) with both Eve University and the Ivy League Alliance. Joining Eve University does not preclude being involved with Rockcliffe events. To participant in Eve University events you need to have at least 1 avatar in their corporation or an Ivy League Alliance corporation.
Once your primary avatar has become a member of Eve University, you can create up to two additional characters on the same account.
If you would like to have one of those characters join Rockcliffe, or if you have an established character and you wish to change corporations:
- Quit your current corporation if you are in one.
- Open the People and Places Menu and find Rockcliffe University.
- Double click on Rockcliffe University to open the Corporation: Information window.
- Click on “Apply to Join“.
- Send an Eve Mail to Iben Riin specifying your real-life name and Rockcliffe Membership Number.
Someone from Rockcliffe will contact you to confirm your identify and provide access to the corporation.Â
Note that if you are adding an unskilled “alt” character to Rockcliffe, Eve charges for each character that is in skill training at a time.Â