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what happened to eve?

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jin ko82
Ohnivak of Kybernauts
Kybernauts Clade
#1 - 2017-07-10 14:45:10 UTC
before summer we had like 30k players on at once but now its around 20k. is it just summer or did some **** "rebalance" kill the game?
Drago Shouna
Doomheim
#2 - 2017-07-10 14:47:20 UTC
I think the word you're looking for is "rebalances"

Solecist Project...." They refuse to play by the rules and laws of the game and use it as excuse ..." " They don't care about how you play as long as they get to play how they want."

Welcome to EVE.

jin ko82
Ohnivak of Kybernauts
Kybernauts Clade
#3 - 2017-07-10 14:50:10 UTC
not much of a reply...
Railyn Quisqueya
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2017-07-10 15:19:35 UTC
Eve is finally becoming the "niche" game some had hoped for.
Agondray
Avenger Mercenaries
VOID Intergalactic Forces
#5 - 2017-07-10 15:27:32 UTC
yeah with a summer break you would expect higher numbers unless most of the people paying their subs are teachers and now they take their break to go on vacation some where fancy....give how most iq level is, more so with the drop at the start of alphas, I doubt that's the reason.

"Sarcasm is the Recourse of a weak mind." -Dr. Smith

Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#6 - 2017-07-10 15:44:21 UTC
Quote:
what happened to eve?
It got old.

Or more correctly, it got old and the developers couldn't figure out how to keep it relevant.

Mr Epeen Cool
The R00k
Hedion University
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2017-07-10 17:04:04 UTC  |  Edited by: The R00k
people got sick of ccps crap.

SP farming so people got rich without really playing pissed people off.
fozzy sov pissed people off.
citadel spam than made stations and pos and any semblance of taking space worth something. Pissed people off.
Giving sp farmers 100billion isk in free ships pissed people off.
the same ships being used over and over pissed people off.
getting blobbed pissed people off.
blueballing a fleet because 200 titans logged in you can't begin to fight. pissed people off.
having your super nerfed because you make to much isk playing the game. While nothing was done to SP farmers or roch haven smartbombers making 3-100x as much while risking less or not logged on. Pissed people off.
having new faction titans added that reward 1 person for the work of 100. pissed people off.

Having Q&A where the dev team ignores the most asked question about fixing fozzy sov. Pissed people off.
MedusaGalactic oO-V-Oo
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2017-07-10 17:10:34 UTC
jin ko82 wrote:
before summer we had like 30k players on at once but now its around 20k. is it just summer or did some **** "rebalance" kill the game?


Yesterday evening 30K when I logged in..... not wanting to be disrespectful to the veterans with a lot more understanding, I just hope EVE is going to continue for a long time more, I just recently started playing it.
Aurelius Oshidashi
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2017-07-10 17:28:26 UTC
Did everyone go total nutcase here? Im sorry, but even I, with only 2 years total in eve know that eve quiets down during summer. Its a very well known fact you either learn by playing yourself during any previous sunmer or from observing the market.

The t3 rebalance looks freakin awesome btw.

Eve is awesome. Im gonna play now...sad to see so much whining on the forums. Especially the entitled whining
Railyn Quisqueya
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#10 - 2017-07-10 17:35:49 UTC  |  Edited by: Railyn Quisqueya
Yes, the Summer has been blamed for dipping numbers as people are on vacation. And the Fall is also blamed for dipping numbers because, well, students are back in school. Winter is blamed for dipping numbers because it's typically the holidays. And Spring, well, I don't recall Spring ever being blamed. But wouldn't surprise me if it has in the past.

Bottom line is, numbers are dipping because it's [insert whatever season it is here].
Ebony Texas
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2017-07-10 18:00:34 UTC
*because its summer*

just like

*because its fall, winter and any other season outside the fact that this game IS failing and folks getting fed up with the constant FOTM nerf and politics that goes on..

eve is killing itself.
Aurelius Oshidashi
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#12 - 2017-07-10 18:37:16 UTC
Nah, you guys are failing, not eve. I said it in another post already, but worth repeating here. In our corp we have 10 year old pvp vets, 1 week old noobs. We don't lose a single player, everyone is dying to log in when done with RL. We are having tons of fun.

I don't know why you guys are fed up with the game, I only read a few of the whine posts here, but the 2 reactions after mine just got me baffled. How you are not having fun playing this game with endless depth and strategical and tactical opportunities to exploit in beautiful looking space ships is a mystery to me.

I know the t3 whines. I know the citadel whines. But in the communities I hang out in I only see enthusiasm to make use of changes in the game. Sure, there is critique from vets too, that CCP sometimes really makes some bad changes. But all understand this is a fact of life in the universe. People make mistakes, companies make mistakes. CCP too. In contrary to most other companies however CCP brings in a player council, even gathers a fkn custom group of players to discuss a change about 1 ship class lol.

On top of that we have the tickets we can make and constructive criticism we can make on particular dev forum posts. Or....instead of constructive.....whine like a pathetic underclass of mentally less developed cavemen. But hey, each his style.
Kosoku
3Ra Syndicate
#13 - 2017-07-10 19:20:45 UTC
I personally don't care about the changes. Eve is sandbox and I play by my own rules instead of theirs.

Having said that, I've never flown a T3. I use T1 cruisers in low sec/ anomalies and T2 HAC in L4s.

People have always whined from the day one. I swear I saw some people swore that Eve would close down in few years back in 2004.
And here we are in 2017.
Blade Darth
Room for Improvement
Good Sax
#14 - 2017-07-10 19:34:02 UTC
July-september seem to have the lowest activity since a few years, you could see this trend even in 2009 but it wasn't as prominent back then. I think it's a sign of aging player base, people take their kids and go visit grandparents, take summer jobs and do other interesting stuff.
Shiloh Templeton
Cheyenne HET Co
#15 - 2017-07-10 19:52:50 UTC
Player count always goes down in the summer with the lowest numbers traditionally in the early fall.

The bigger issue to me is that we are only 6-9 months after big player counts with the introduction of Omega clones. All of that bump is gone.

When does CCP leadership admit to themselves they are doing something wrong.

Hint: Rebalancing ships and modules is not going to fix player counts.








Mina Sebiestar
Minmatar Inner Space Conglomerate
#16 - 2017-07-10 20:14:54 UTC
Eve 2.0 delete the old

You choke behind a smile a fake behind the fear

Because >>I is too hard

Blade Darth
Room for Improvement
Good Sax
#17 - 2017-07-10 21:16:46 UTC
Shiloh Templeton wrote:
Hint: Rebalancing ships and modules is not going to fix player counts.
They are doing bad but looking at other mmo's they are losing subs way slower, so they also doing something good. Hanging on to the old playerbase (in our case, old both irl and in game) and not going full carebear- instant-reward friendly seems to work.

Like a main sequence star, eve is burning slowly ^^
Teckos Pech
Hogyoku
Goonswarm Federation
#18 - 2017-07-10 23:10:54 UTC
Agondray wrote:
yeah with a summer break you would expect higher numbers unless most of the people paying their subs are teachers and now they take their break to go on vacation some where fancy....give how most iq level is, more so with the drop at the start of alphas, I doubt that's the reason.


Summer is when people logged in drops. With the nice weather and free time and vacations, etc.

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Viziam
Amarr Empire
#19 - 2017-07-10 23:16:02 UTC
Its a simple thing

Skill injectors

i.e pay to win

buy plex, buy skill injectors, bypass newbie status bling bling ching ching

eve - dead

CCP Please Don't Do This..

The Respawn Expansion

Blade Darth
Room for Improvement
Good Sax
#20 - 2017-07-10 23:30:14 UTC
Character bazar?
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