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Dev Blog: EVE on Steam: Past, Present and Future

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CCP Eterne
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2013-05-30 18:02:27 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
EVE has been available through Steam for quite a while now. With more and more people using it as a way to connect to EVE Online, we have decided to make the process even simpler. CCP Spitfire's new dev blog talks about where we've been, where we are, and where we're going with EVE on Steam.

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CCP FoxFour
C C P
C C P Alliance
#2 - 2013-05-30 18:07:20 UTC
Awesome work guys! :D

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Roberto Banko
Pizza Orgasmica and Brewing Ltd.
#3 - 2013-05-30 18:07:43 UTC
Awesome!




also: first.
Gilbaron
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2013-05-30 18:09:41 UTC
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ISD Eshtir
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#5 - 2013-05-30 18:09:42 UTC
Superb news!

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Lord Valian
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2013-05-30 18:10:50 UTC
Steam is great, will there be any possibility to merge our current accounts with our Steam account?
Evelgrivion
Origin.
#7 - 2013-05-30 18:12:20 UTC
I honestly hope Steam doesn't end up being the superior end user experience; that would feel unfair to others.
Kangaax
Money in da bank
#8 - 2013-05-30 18:13:11 UTC
Lord Valian wrote:
Steam is great, will there be any possibility to merge our current accounts with our Steam account?

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Siobhan MacLeary
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#9 - 2013-05-30 18:14:51 UTC
Lord Valian wrote:
Steam is great, will there be any possibility to merge our current accounts with our Steam account?


This, please. Better integration for new accounts is great and all, but something as simple as being able to use SSO through Steam with our current accounts would go a long way toward more people using this new stuff.

Also, any word on changes to Buddy Invites in regards to this? Currently if someone buys the game through Steam, their Buddy Invite isn't considered valid and the inviter gets nothing. I'd hope that with better integration between the two services that this is changed so buying through Steam is as valid a way to move from a 21 day trial to a paid account.

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Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#10 - 2013-05-30 18:20:56 UTC
Keep up the good work!

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Castor II
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2013-05-30 18:45:09 UTC
Next up: Steam achievements! Lol
Riffix
Synergistic Arbitrage
#12 - 2013-05-30 18:56:35 UTC  |  Edited by: Riffix
Lord Valian wrote:
Steam is great, will there be any possibility to merge our current accounts with our Steam account?


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I'd like EVE to take it's rightful place in my steam library with the other games I play regularly.

I'd like my steam friends to know when I am playing EVE and be able to be curious about it and find it on steam because of this.

(I realize these first 2 can be achieved somewhat by manually adding the game but it is not the same)

I'd like to be able to install EVE via steam like all my other games when I move to other computers.

Steam achievements would be nice.

I'd like to have an easy way to make my EVE screenshots public for my steam friends.

I'd REALLY like it if steam would background patch EVE for me like other steam games Shocked

Most importantly, I'd like this all to happen without me having to "buy" anything else. I've been subscribed to EVE longer than steam has been public so I would hope I would be included in the group of people considered to "own" EVE Big smile

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Callic Veratar
#13 - 2013-05-30 18:58:35 UTC
Ship skins/Clothing on the Steam workshop? Maybe a mission designer?

PLEX on the market place. I'd love to be able to buy a month's subscription by selling Dota and TF2 crates.
MR rockafella
Santa's Factory
#14 - 2013-05-30 19:04:46 UTC
same sad story with every new patch now a days, old players get nada, new players get loads. old broken stuff stays broken, more broken stuff for new players gets put in game. new players get offers of 2. old players get no special offers.


well **** it, i dont really play anymore after 10 year this game has been turned in so many different directions its Whole other game today and its pretty but it stinks like a fragrances called arrogance by EA games.

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Altaieere
Brave Operations - Lollipop Division
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#15 - 2013-05-30 19:14:21 UTC
Can we meerge? Furthermore can we merge two eve accounts to one steam account and if we cannot do this now, when might we be able to?
Squeaks
Seniors Clan
#16 - 2013-05-30 19:29:30 UTC
Riffix wrote:
Lord Valian wrote:
Steam is great, will there be any possibility to merge our current accounts with our Steam account?


ThisAttention

I'd like to be able to install EVE via steam like all my other games when I move to other computers.

I'd REALLY like it if steam would background patch EVE for me like other steam games Shocked
Big smile


This and...


It'd be fantastic if my game settings (overview, layout, etc) were saved on the steam cloud so reinstalls would be a LOT less hassle, plus access from different computers, etc, would all tie up.

Squeaks
Seth Toralen
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#17 - 2013-05-30 19:31:20 UTC
This would be nice, except none of the new unified login stuff works for me (and some others). The login pages at login.eveonline, secure.eveonline, and community.eveonline just don't load. This includes the new launcher. The forums are the only place we CAN login anymore. What did you guys change about the login pages when you started messing with all this unified login stuff? Because for those of us experiencing it, it affects every PC on our networks.
CCP Spitfire
C C P
C C P Alliance
#18 - 2013-05-30 19:56:39 UTC
Evelgrivion wrote:
I honestly hope Steam doesn't end up being the superior end user experience; that would feel unfair to others.


I agree absolutely. What we are doing is offering the Steam users an easier path into the game compared to the way EVE was set up on Steam before, but we are not building any "exclusive" features for that platform.

Altaieere wrote:
Can we meerge? Furthermore can we merge two eve accounts to one steam account and if we cannot do this now, when might we be able to?


Not at the moment. We want to evaluate the results of the initial implementation before making any next steps, which may take a while.

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Berluth Luthian
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#19 - 2013-05-30 20:04:50 UTC
So if Steam is Microsoft and Dust is Sony is there a conflict of interest here or is that an spreading your eggs in multiple baskets?
Lord Valian
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#20 - 2013-05-30 20:07:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Lord Valian
Berluth Luthian wrote:
So if Steam is Microsoft and Dust is Sony is there a conflict of interest here or is that an spreading your eggs in multiple baskets?


....what?

Valve owns Steam, Steam is available on Linux, Mac and Windows. Microsoft have nothing to do with Steam (except for making Gabe Newell rage with Windows 8)
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