Eve Online is an extensively player-driven massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) where many different, fascinating scenarios can play out. Eve Online takes place among the thousands of solar systems in the fictional galaxy of New Eden. Players are never locked into a career path and can choose to be miners, traders, explorers, fighters or any combination thereof. Players can begin specializing in mining and then switch gears to developing their gunnery or other battle capabilities. Capsuleers, as Eve Online players are known, play a large role in an in-world economy of such a large scale that a full-time economist had to be hired to manage it.
Capsuleers have attribute points, as distinguished from skill points. These attribute points are divided among five mental abilities at random upon the capsuleers' birth.