As my 14 day free trial of EVE online comes to an end, I have start thinking about whether or not I intend to continue playing. Earlier in the trial period, I had a great time running around doing agent missions with some fun PvE combat to spice it up. I watched a few fleet battles from the 4th Alliance Tournament on EVE tv, and became inspired. However, this meant that I now had to play as if I really was planning to continue in the future. Needless to say, this decreased the fun I was having in the trial. Nevertheless, I know it to be a necessary evil if I intend to continue.
Currently I'm running my destroyer as a mining rig in a high sec, just picking up little 42k ISK shipments of ore to sell nearby. Meanwhile, I'm training up various skills in hopes that I will be able to have another glimpse of combat before my trial is up. If I were to continue past the trial period, I see myself training up my industrial ship skill in order to make my mining more efficient while I spend the next month training up in order to fly. After that, I would seek out a decent PvP corp and hopefully get some glimpses of what EVE is all about.
So now it comes down to why I'm even questioning not continuing to play. I like the game, and I understand that I need to get through the boring part in order to get to the fun part. However, I have basically committed myself to playing WAR with a group of friends. Also, my social life seems to be picking up (not to jinx anything), but that's a whole other issue. Anyways, WAR is set for a Q2 release. My problem is that I don't really know how much of EVE I will be able to experience in the 4-5 months before WAR arrives.
So I'm looking for some feedback from EVE players. I need to know if 4-5 months of playtime is worth it. I would greatly appreciate this, because I really don't know if buying this game will be worth my while. Thanks.