A true sandbox, filled with tens of thousands of people, all trying to stab each other in the back.
EVE Online is a terrible game played solo. Most MMO’s are reasonably good when played on your own, but EVE has very little compelling content. However, playing along with friends, the game transforms entirely, and becomes something incredible, pitting you against the other players and environment (and ridiculously complex gameplay) whatever area you choose, although you will certainly need a lot of patience. EVE Online is it’s community, and that is what makes it great, just don’t play it solo.