Eve Online war fleet After discussing Eve Online’s most recent epic battle, we came to a realization: None of us at GamesBeat really “get” it. Some of us have tried Eve before, but for one reason or another, we stopped playing. We couldn’t understand how a complex, difficult, and (seemingly) boring game could have such dedicated players behind it.

At first, we were going to interview hardcore veteran players about why they love it so much. But we thought it’d be more fun to ask you, our GamesBeat readers, instead. So we posed the question to our social networks, where you responded in droves.

We’ve gathered the best and funniest answers below, starting off with a Twitter reply from developer CCP Games. And judging from your passionate comments, we’re obviously missing out.

On Facebook, readers delved into even more detail about backstabbing other players and controlling their own corners of the galaxy.