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[speculation thread] Future of Eve after sale

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Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#1 - 2017-05-18 09:13:40 UTC
As a new player I hear rumors of other players about plans they want to sell Eve?

Will this be a good thing or bad for the game?

#2 - 2017-05-18 09:35:16 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#3 - 2017-05-18 09:38:16 UTC
Thank you as newbie i did not know this.

thread can then closed


Nana Skalski wrote:
There was a thread about that some time ago.

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=503420

There was even discussion about that even earlier.

But its quiet now, no news.
#4 - 2017-05-19 03:25:18 UTC
I'd give a few lawn chairs and a used VHS recorder.
Solitaire.
#5 - 2017-05-19 20:06:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Matthias Ancaladron
It will become a mobile game like clash of clans with energy bars and you'll need Plex to launch attacks on other peoples structures.

[Sarcasm] [mostly]
#6 - 2017-05-19 20:08:30 UTC
Guys, it's all good.

Chribba's buying it. He said so himself and since he's the most trusted guy in EVE, it must be true.

Mr Epeen Cool
#7 - 2017-05-19 21:03:55 UTC
I love how people don't seem to understand that this isn't Eve being sold, this is private stakeholders who *already own chunks of CCP* selling their stake in CCP as a company. Maybe.

*facepalm*
#8 - 2017-05-19 21:32:11 UTC
Mr Epeen wrote:
Guys, it's all good.

Chribba's buying it. He said so himself and since he's the most trusted guy in EVE, it must be true.

Mr Epeen Cool

Actually...I wish.



#9 - 2017-05-20 16:15:33 UTC
Eve is CCP's main IP, and their VR game and in progress shooter are both heavily tied into it. selling off Eve sounds like a very strange move at this point.

@ChainsawPlankto on twitter

Solitaire.
#10 - 2017-05-21 19:08:59 UTC
Cade Windstalker wrote:
I love how people don't seem to understand that this isn't Eve being sold, this is private stakeholders who *already own chunks of CCP* selling their stake in CCP as a company. Maybe.

*facepalm*


So they're abandoning ship because of the direction the game is heading in or a lack of progress/profit.
That would not bode well either.
#11 - 2017-05-21 20:08:42 UTC
Matthias Ancaladron wrote:
Cade Windstalker wrote:
I love how people don't seem to understand that this isn't Eve being sold, this is private stakeholders who *already own chunks of CCP* selling their stake in CCP as a company. Maybe.

*facepalm*


So they're abandoning ship because of the direction the game is heading in or a lack of progress/profit.
That would not bode well either.


That's not it either. Groups and individuals can decide to sell their stake in a venture for all kinds of reasons, and rarely because they think it's going to completely fail. This is especially true for things like game companies where there's very little value outside of whatever they're currently doing right now. Since CCP doesn't own a lot of expensive IP there's very little value outside of their existing games, if the business was doing badly they wouldn't be able to find a buyer.

Also if you read the original article it's phrased as someone came knocking looking to buy, not they went out looking to sell.
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