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Happy "Eve is dying" day!

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Lothras Andastar
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2014-07-30 13:09:21 UTC
Original Article: http://nosygamer.blogspot.ie/2014/07/happy-eve-is-dying-day.html

Shameless Reposting is below! (For anyone who cant click the above link :P)
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One of the recurring themes in EVE Online is that "EVE is dying." We see it today with the declining ACU number. We saw it a few years ago during the Summer of Rage. Actually, we hear someone bring up the idea all the time. But how long has EVE been dying?

The answer may surprise people. Chribba did a search of the forums and discovered the first mention of "EVE is dying" was posted by Madox on 30 July 2003:
Quote:
Posted - 2003.07.30 19:45:00 - [8]

i think people forget that we are paying for a service here.

if you were at a restaurant and they told you your food would be ready in an hour then 15 minutes after the hour they told you it would instead take an additional hour AND THEN they don't bring your meal out for another two hours without telling you, something would be seriously wrong.

now image that restaurant has 5000 people in it.

we are the customers here. we are paying for a service. we have every right to question what is going on. now granted, isk refunds for missed productivity and asking for some sort of public appology that all the devs signed is just plain silly. however, a dev CAN take 35 seconds out of their busy schedule and make a small post on the devblog letting the paying customers know what is going on.

i think that is all anybody is really asking for.

*eve is dying*

That's right. The players began proclaiming that EVE is dying 11 years ago today. Apparently EVE is afflicted with a long, lingering, illness.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rQXJ7Y7r3Xg/U9hIMGUYPcI/AAAAAAAABUo/Vi4LURooI7w/s1600/First+EVE+Is+Dying+Post.png

Because the Legacy Code has too much Psssssssssssssssh, nothing will ever get fixed until CCP stop wasting money on failed sparkle MMOs and instead rewrite the entire backend of EvE from scratch.

Schmata Bastanold
In Boobiez We Trust
#2 - 2014-07-30 13:12:25 UTC
It might be alive but still has no sound!

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Kaarous Aldurald
Black Hydra Consortium.
#3 - 2014-07-30 13:13:23 UTC
What a long, strange trip it's been?

Or some other platitude suitable to that, anyway.

Oh, and in before the guys who says we need to start pandering to carebears to save the game from it's decade long death spiral.

"Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws."

One of ours, ten of theirs.

Best Meltdown Ever.

Azami Nevinyrall
172.0.0.1
#4 - 2014-07-30 13:16:46 UTC
Posting in a "EVE is Dying" thread #3486738975-B

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Velicitia
XS Tech
#5 - 2014-07-30 13:21:23 UTC
Kaarous Aldurald wrote:

Oh, and in before the guys who says we need to start pandering to carebears to save the game from it's decade long death spiral.


nah, we just need to live by the code Blink

One of the bitter points of a good bittervet is the realisation that all those SP don't really do much, and that the newbie is having much more fun with what little he has. - Tippia

Victor Andall
#6 - 2014-07-30 13:28:02 UTC
EVE has dying?

I just undocked for the first time and someone challenged me to a duel. Wat do?

19.08.2014 - Dinsdale gets slammed by CCP Falcon. Never forget.

Sibyyl
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2014-07-30 13:30:12 UTC
I think these analogies are getting out of hand.

For example, if I was on a date and ordered a salad that is $15 if I pay in dollars, but €70 if I pay in Euro..

Joffy Aulx-Gao for CSM. Fix links and OGB. Ban stabs from plexes. Fulfill karmic justice.

Zero Sum Gain
FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOM
#8 - 2014-07-30 13:32:07 UTC
The cancer is back. This time there may be no stopping it.
Jenn aSide
Shinigami Miners
Already Replaced.
#9 - 2014-07-30 14:20:30 UTC
Kaarous Aldurald wrote:
What a long, strange trip it's been?

Or some other platitude suitable to that, anyway.

Oh, and in before the guys who says we need to start pandering to carebears to save the game from it's decade long death spiral.



If you don't pander to carebears RIGHT NOW it will be too late man. At this rate, in 50-60 years from now EVE will be dead and then people will have no choice but to go outside and fly around in the Jetsons car and Jet packs. Stop being so short sighted here Kaarous, Global Warming EVE is dying is real!

Big smile
Luke Perceptinator
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#10 - 2014-07-30 14:30:23 UTC
Eve is dying for me each day I can't get a belt. I used to do ice mining during the week semi afk due to commitments however helped me to make isk, but now it seems I can't get to any ice belts in my time zone. If I'm lucky I get one ice belt a week that i have to really travel for. I thought ice was going to be in all time zones and respawn every 4 hours, well it doesn't.

Unfortunately everynight during this week, I log in, see no ice belt then log out and play something else. A few nights I log in to check after an hour or so just in case there is ice only to fine, nada.

This is killing the game for me, I don't say EVE is dying I say, CCP are killing EVE for the players. One bad decision after another.
Jake Warbird
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#11 - 2014-07-30 14:31:05 UTC
Yawn, too soon. Everyone go home.
Dirk Magnum
Spearhead Endeavors
#12 - 2014-07-30 14:38:05 UTC
Luke Perceptinator wrote:
Eve is dying for me each day I can't get a belt. I used to do ice mining during the week semi afk due to commitments however helped me to make isk, but now it seems I can't get to any ice belts in my time zone. If I'm lucky I get one ice belt a week that i have to really travel for. I thought ice was going to be in all time zones and respawn every 4 hours, well it doesn't.

Unfortunately everynight during this week, I log in, see no ice belt then log out and play something else. A few nights I log in to check after an hour or so just in case there is ice only to fine, nada.

This is killing the game for me, I don't say EVE is dying I say, CCP are killing EVE for the players. One bad decision after another.


That sounds less like Eve dying and more like you killing Eve. Ice mining, even only "semi"-AFK is no way to go through life, son. CCP needs to rebuild the entire mining aspect of the game in its entirety.

                      "LIVE FAST DIE." - traditional Minmatar ethos [citation needed]

Othran
Route One
#13 - 2014-07-30 14:39:05 UTC
I'm genuinely surprised it took that long Lol

Pan (community manager back in 2003) was calling loads of people "Chicken Little" on the forums in June 2003 - I think that was when m0o blocked Mara-Passari & there were riots on the forums :D
Samuel Triptee
Malevelon Roe Industries
#14 - 2014-07-30 15:21:46 UTC
So... CCP.... When you close up shop can I have all your stuff?

Have You Hugged Your Frigate Today?

Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#15 - 2014-07-30 15:25:41 UTC
*looks suspiciously around for gully*

Well look what i have here that is relevant and totally not the work of someone else.......definitely not gullyStraight.
Lothras Andastar
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#16 - 2014-07-30 15:27:20 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
*looks suspiciously around for gully*

Well look what i have here that is relevant and totally not the work of someone else.......definitely not gullyStraight.

What caused the 07/2010 spike? The 18 month Walking in Stations debacle?

Because the Legacy Code has too much Psssssssssssssssh, nothing will ever get fixed until CCP stop wasting money on failed sparkle MMOs and instead rewrite the entire backend of EvE from scratch.

Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#17 - 2014-07-30 15:37:24 UTC
Lothras Andastar wrote:
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
*looks suspiciously around for gully*

Well look what i have here that is relevant and totally not the work of someone else.......definitely not gullyStraight.

What caused the 07/2010 spike? The 18 month Walking in Stations debacle?

ask Chribba or Gully.
id just be taking educated guesses and in an unprecedented move for GD will not be presenting my (possibly) misinformed opinion as fact.
Callic Veratar
#18 - 2014-07-30 16:17:29 UTC
Lothras Andastar wrote:
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
*looks suspiciously around for gully*

Well look what i have here that is relevant and totally not the work of someone else.......definitely not gullyStraight.

What caused the 07/2010 spike? The 18 month Walking in Stations debacle?


That was during Tyrannis when PI was the only "new" thing that launched. Most of the rest was cosmetic or backend stuff.
Felicity Love
Doomheim
#19 - 2014-07-30 16:58:15 UTC
... celebrates "EVE is Dying" day by nailing another clone to the "Tree of Woe"...

P

"EVE is dying." -- The Four Forum Trolls of the Apocalypse.   ( Pick four, any four. They all smell.  )

baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#20 - 2014-07-30 17:35:55 UTC
Felicity Love wrote:
... celebrates "EVE is Dying" day by nailing another clone to the "Tree of Woe"...

P


Ah, our learning curve in the eyes of the average WoW player
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