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Will this game be shut down soon?

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Etain Darklightner Agittain
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2016-12-29 17:47:35 UTC
^ above question. Just getting back into it and friends that have left the game due to real life issues have speculated CCP may be selling the game? I hope not. I really like this game and the hilarious local chat when you pop people on gate camps....
Kolodi Ramal
Sanxing Yi
#2 - 2016-12-29 18:01:07 UTC
Yes, "EVE is dying." /s
ISD Max Trix
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#3 - 2016-12-29 18:02:04 UTC
First, Not Speak as CCP as I Am not CCP,

The supposed sale rumor is based of a poorly researched article. I suggest reading this player blog as he gives a pretty good background on why this story came out. http://nosygamer.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-newest-rumor-of-sale-of-ccp-games.html

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Lulu Lunette
Savage Moon Society
#4 - 2016-12-29 18:10:52 UTC
I think the talk that Eve is dying or the game is stagnant is a bit overrated. And Eve being for sale - a bit out of context too. They were seeking investors, which I guess means they are offering shares or part of the company in exchange for a huge check. CCP did this essentially to fund the development for Eve Valkyrie.

I think the kind of people that think Eve is dead are the kind that are bored for hours on end waiting for some sort of action to be spoon fed to them by their FC/CEO.

If Eve was dying, they wouldn't have just bought a new server or still be developing new patches and releases for it.

@lunettelulu7

Chainsaw Plankton
FaDoyToy
#5 - 2016-12-29 18:16:08 UTC
I mean if someone did buy the game I assume they would have intentions of keeping it going to make a profit. Either that or we made some very rich person very salty, in which case I think I'd be too impressed to be mad. Talk about "winning eve"

@ChainsawPlankto on twitter

Frostys Virpio
KarmaFleet
Goonswarm Federation
#6 - 2016-12-29 18:27:34 UTC
Chainsaw Plankton wrote:
I mean if someone did buy the game I assume they would have intentions of keeping it going to make a profit. Either that or we made some very rich person very salty, in which case I think I'd be too impressed to be mad. Talk about "winning eve"


If I ever was to be rich enough to "win EVE" that way, I would hype a major expansion and blow everyone's pixels the day before the planned release right at down time, then add a massive useless patch than does not change the game at all but cause massive bandwidth requirement to gain access back to the server with an updated client, claim a major bug happened and wait for day 2 of the expansion to call myself out and just shut it all down.

I guess I'm kind of an a-hole for just thinking it all.
DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#7 - 2016-12-29 18:46:22 UTC
The only way a new owner would shut down eve, is if hey wanted the ip.

If say a large company was to buy ccp, there are usually a few reasons:

1) they can make profit with the current players and will just milk what they can untill they sell for profit.

2) they want technology that ccp has, so they can use it to make a new 'better game" (alas west wood being bought out by EA, it was for the avatar tech to be use din thesims MMO plus #3)

3) the company has an ip the large guys want. (in west woods case, that was CnC.)

Otherwise, they typically just buy shares to own a company, collect there dividends then sell for profit, and the company chugs along with no issues, and no one caring,

So no, i don;t think eve is shutting down anytime soon. they just upgraded the server this past year, so we have at min about 4 years left to get there return on investment before they shut down. so basicly relax, and play the game

OMG Comet Mining idea!!! Comet Mining!

Eve For life.

Eternus8lux8lucis
Primus Inc.
LEGIO ASTARTES ARCANUM
#8 - 2016-12-29 18:59:45 UTC
Short answer.... YES!!!



Now contract me all your and your friends stuff seeing as I saved you a lot of hassle to stay subbed in this dead and dying game.Twisted

Have you heard anything I've said?

You said it's all circling the drain, the whole universe. Right?

That's right.

Had to end sometime.

Salvos Rhoska
#9 - 2016-12-29 19:02:14 UTC
I figure roughly 5 years of incrementally decreasing development/support (mostly towards F2P/P2Play/cosmetic and pet nonsense), next 5 years in terrible decline as a zombie.

CCP has not future proofed its product very well.
Attempts to do so all have resulted in disjointed disasters.
They tried to integrate and develop EVE by peripheral products.
All have failed.

This game also hasnt caught the attention/enthusiasm of the new generation of gamers.
Not because its hardcore (there is a huge market looking for exactly that right now), but because they dont like the idea of dealing with 10yr vets that dominate/steamroll the ingame environment. They already feel overwhelmed in their own life by babyboomers etc.

Aside from the "give me a reward for existing" millenials, those who might be otherwise interested in EVE, are more interested at a chance a new start in a fresh hardcore MMO, so they too can be 10yr vets down the line lording it over others.

They want a level playing field to start from.
Charley Varrick
State War Academy
Caldari State
#10 - 2016-12-29 19:13:49 UTC
I been seeing these "EVE is dying" threads for a long time now but I think it may be for real this time. EVE has lost a lot of players due to changes over the last year and while they have gained some, most of the gains will be short lived. Free to play brings in a different type of gamer, not the subscription type players that have keep things going for 10 years. In the end, I doubt they will pick up very many subscriptions. The player base is slowly getting smaller and smaller and new threads pop up on a daily basis with complaints of greefing and forced PVP. Not saying I agree with them...EVE is EVE....just saying that the player base has become like a snake eating it's own tail. Everyone who likes the darker side of EVE is already playing or has played. All the new players coming in for free who are used to games basically handing them everything they need with no chance of losing it, well, I just can't see them subscribing for any long period of time. Just my 2 cents! I hope I'm wrong.
Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#11 - 2016-12-29 19:27:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
ISD Max Trix wrote:
First, Not Speak as CCP as I Am not CCP,

The supposed sale rumor is based of a poorly researched article. I suggest reading this player blog as he gives a pretty good background on why this story came out. http://nosygamer.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-newest-rumor-of-sale-of-ccp-games.html


Selling for that money seems completely delusional for me too. That is why my belief is rather shifting into position it was false news. P
Trasch Taranogas
State War Academy
Caldari State
#12 - 2016-12-29 19:45:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Trasch Taranogas
@Salvos Rhoska

I admire you. You are friendly and make good points.

Im new but I have always wanted to play this game.
Tried a few times but it is truly overwhelming.

CCP and their playerbase are unique: CCP wanted so
badly to make an awesome game and please their
playerbase.
That is good. But if you werent along for the ride from early
on you will always feel like an outsider.

As old players drop out (thats how life works) the new players
are simply overwhelmed and confused, feeling truly stupid
and noobish.
You dont want to pay money for that feeling, especially if its
gonna take months to get "into" the game.

And being an Alpha means that you never will get "into" the
game. Too many restrictions.

If you always stay ready you don't have to get ready.

Salvos Rhoska
#13 - 2016-12-29 20:02:12 UTC  |  Edited by: Salvos Rhoska
Trasch, I like you too.

I also wish I had started EVE much earlier on.

But this ship is slowly sinking.
Doesnt mean we cant have fun while it lasts.
But the inevitable is closer than ever before.

Everything dies. All things end.

There may never be such an opportunity, game and community again.
Enjoy it while it lasts, to its fullest.

We are as of yet well above the waterline.
Many great and important things can still happen.

Alteast when the vets fall out, you and I can be kings of what is left, till the inevitable brings us down with it.

As has often been said, the last man standing, wins EVE.
Trasch Taranogas
State War Academy
Caldari State
#14 - 2016-12-29 20:11:14 UTC
@Salvos Rhoska

Naah, WoT has been dying for its whole life Blink

CCP has to make some tough decisions.

Downsize and maybe replace some of their crew.
Take a fresh "noob" look at the game and its mechanics.

Hell, maybe even start from scratch, EVE 2.0!

EVE: Return of the elder.

EVE: New dawn.

EVE: Offworld.

ADAM: The stoneage.

If you always stay ready you don't have to get ready.

Salvos Rhoska
#15 - 2016-12-29 20:28:39 UTC
There are ways EVE can re-invigorate its player base, temporarily.

But the problem is they have dumped so much money and effort into side-projects that didnt pan out.

As far as I know, there is no EVE 2.0 in the works.
And inorder for that to culminate in time, it should have been started years ago, when money was good, competition low, so as to be realized in the near future (~5yrs).

Enjoy it while it lasts.
We got a few more good years.
Mara Pahrdi
The Order of Anoyia
#16 - 2016-12-29 20:30:26 UTC
The amount of positive change in the game during the last couple of years is staggering.

One of the finest examples is the warp speed change. When I joined EVE this somehow feeled lacking, that all ships were warping at the same speed. Reactions on forums were, that it's never going to change. You learn to deal with it and then, plop, one fine day it's there Shocked.

CCP has done a tremendous job in the last years rebelancing ships so far. Not everything is fine. It takes time to put new ships in the right place. But the most important is, that they really stick to it continously.

The game as a product feels alive compared to 6 years ago. Obviously there is work to do. But what product of this size is ever finished?

Remove standings and insurance.

MadMuppet
A Better Corp Name
#17 - 2016-12-29 23:32:08 UTC
I bailed three years ago because I had been hit with the nerf bat so many times I was going blind with rage. I'm back now, but it isn't the same. It isn't bad, but is isn't the same either. I have a 50/50 opinion on the death of EVE thing. I am going month to month. In my personal opinion, if it a money thing, make a mid-level clone that allows for players to use all they have trained, but they cannot train anymore. Maybe 67% of the Omega cost?

I'm playing an Alpha toon to see what the free players can experience. I know what is out there, but I want to see what they can do too.

This message brought to you by Experience(tm). When common sense fails you, experience will come to the rescue. Experience(tm) from the makers of CONCORD.

"If you are part of the problem, you will be nerfed." -MadMuppet

Salvos Rhoska
#18 - 2016-12-29 23:50:31 UTC
MadMuppet wrote:
I bailed three years ago because I had been hit with the nerf bat so many times I was going blind with rage..

Which nerfs, specifically?
Rob Goode
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2016-12-30 00:07:00 UTC
I'm a complete noob so I don't have any idea about the inner workings of the game or it's servers so this may be a dumb question...

Do you guys think it's possible that if this game shut down someone could make a private server? I ask b/c games with much higher population counts have private servers. The big WoW private server had a ton of people playing on it.

I do know that on EvE everyone is on the same server so that would make things a lot harder I'm sure.
Kosomot
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#20 - 2016-12-30 00:07:23 UTC
ISD Max Trix wrote:
First, Not Speak as CCP as I Am not CCP,

The supposed sale rumor is based of a poorly researched article. I suggest reading this player blog as he gives a pretty good background on why this story came out. http://nosygamer.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-newest-rumor-of-sale-of-ccp-games.html




I prefer this article, much more uplifting

http://www.businessinsider.com/eve-online-andie-nordgren-executive-producer-on-ascension-2016-12

I am a miner, mission runner, and explorer...

or as EVE Online would have it...

A Carebear!!

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