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The Sandbox and You: The New Player Experience

"It's amazing to see what kind of stuff people come up [with] if you give them an empty book titled 'New Eden' and tell them to write something into it." - NightlinerSGS

EVE has a pretty low player retention. It seems very few players make it past the first few months, but for many, once that hurdle is made, EVE becomes an experience that never ends. Obviously veterans tend to see this, and we often attribute it to the Sandbox.

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But what is the Sandbox to a new player?

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