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Recent decline in playerbase

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ollobrains
Alts R Us
#1 - 2014-09-24 00:29:44 UTC  |  Edited by: ollobrains
Compared to 12 months ago average player numbers online has declined from 36,000 to 25000-28000. It would seem eve is in a decline as it gets older.

Is there a recent drive behind the numbers of players loosing interest in eve perhaps elite dangerous multiplayer beta with its promise of more solar systems and a less restrictive playstyle.

or are there other issues and what can ccp do to pull this decline back

http://eve-offline.net/?server=tranquility
Priscilla Project
Doomheim
#2 - 2014-09-24 00:31:10 UTC
We had 39k users yesterday ... until the big disconnect hit.


So ... no .... you just talk crap and they should ban your candy ass.


I predict a lock.


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ollobrains
Alts R Us
#3 - 2014-09-24 00:31:14 UTC
the battlecruiser nerf no doubt has something to do with at leasat the partial decline, some of the improvements are good but on the ohter hand. Nerfing low sec and some parts of 00 and the recent moves to boost high sec are having an effect
ollobrains
Alts R Us
#4 - 2014-09-24 00:33:05 UTC
http://eve-offline.net/?server=tranquility

sorry i refer to the average player count not the peak player count. And as u can see from 12 months and 2 years ago there is a clear decline
ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
Infinite Pew
#5 - 2014-09-24 00:33:20 UTC  |  Edited by: ShahFluffers
Well... it is still summer too. The online player count tends to suffer a bit until bad weather starts to roll through the northern hemisphere.

edit: also... online player count =/= actual subscribers... the latter of which is the real measure of a game's health.

edit2: looking through some of those numbers, they seem to be relatively equal. Sure... there is a dip during the summer... but again... it's summer.
Priscilla Project
Doomheim
#6 - 2014-09-24 00:34:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Priscilla Project
Ah ... okay ....

You still should read a few more books.
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Yang Aurilen
Caldari Colonial Defense Ministry
Templis CALSF
#7 - 2014-09-24 00:35:15 UTC
Clearly the solution here is bringing back the loot spew mechanics that was recently removed. Explorers have been crying about it ever since they removed it.

We also need to BUFF highsec and make nullsec highly unlivable and make sure concord shows up every time someone locks someone up.

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ollobrains
Alts R Us
#8 - 2014-09-24 00:41:09 UTC
Yang Aurilen wrote:
Clearly the solution here is bringing back the loot spew mechanics that was recently removed. Explorers have been crying about it ever since they removed it.

We also need to BUFF highsec and make nullsec highly unlivable and make sure concord shows up every time someone locks someone up.


yes the ease of high sec ganking is an issue, leave high sec and buff low sec is the key. The loot spew mechancis should be reimbursed also. Null sec is fine. Ease of access between low and high is easonable esp with wh mechanics
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#9 - 2014-09-24 00:43:16 UTC
ollobrains wrote:
Yang Aurilen wrote:
Clearly the solution here is bringing back the loot spew mechanics that was recently removed. Explorers have been crying about it ever since they removed it.

We also need to BUFF highsec and make nullsec highly unlivable and make sure concord shows up every time someone locks someone up.


yes the ease of high sec ganking is an issue, leave high sec and buff low sec is the key. The loot spew mechancis should be reimbursed also. Null sec is fine. Ease of access between low and high is easonable esp with wh mechanics

Sarcasm and average, two words you're clearly unfamiliar with.

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Yang Aurilen
Caldari Colonial Defense Ministry
Templis CALSF
#10 - 2014-09-24 01:02:35 UTC
ollobrains wrote:
Yang Aurilen wrote:
Clearly the solution here is bringing back the loot spew mechanics that was recently removed. Explorers have been crying about it ever since they removed it.

We also need to BUFF highsec and make nullsec highly unlivable and make sure concord shows up every time someone locks someone up.


yes the ease of high sec ganking is an issue, leave high sec and buff low sec is the key. The loot spew mechancis should be reimbursed also. Null sec is fine. Ease of access between low and high is easonable esp with wh mechanics


While I agree with some of your points it is in my humble opinion that nullsec should be nerfed. Make bounties only give 5% of what they are currently giving out and make highsec incursions drop revenant BPC's everytime the mom is popped and have all sansha ships drop deadspace and officer mods everytime they pop. We also need to make nullsec accessible via wormholes and nothing else. Of course only C1 holes will connect to nullsec. Also make pirate NPC's in nullsec have a cynojammer up every time.

CONCORD on the other hand needs more buffs. If someone is suicide ganking an innocent ship they should bring logistics to repair the said ship and make response times 0 seconds. We also need to make sure highsec is safe so all -10.0 players will be perma banned from EVE for being evil despicable psychopaths in real life that would kick puppies for profit. Also make shooting someone in highsec incur bigger sec status hits like - 3.0 sec status hits for locking up someone.

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Crumplecorn
Eve Cluster Explorations
#11 - 2014-09-24 01:03:26 UTC
ollobrains wrote:
a less restrictive playstyle.
Elaborate.

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Priscilla Project
Doomheim
#12 - 2014-09-24 01:03:38 UTC
wow, epic troll thread.


People ... don't eat the bait.
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Priscilla Project
Doomheim
#13 - 2014-09-24 01:04:26 UTC
Crumplecorn wrote:
ollobrains wrote:
a less restrictive playstyle.
Elaborate.

Don't eat the bait.....
... please ...
... just don't.
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Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#14 - 2014-09-24 01:15:28 UTC
Can we all agree that Elite: Dangerous fanbois should be called 'Elite D-bags'?




Since the cessation of their usefulness is imminent, may I appropriate your belongings?

Remiel Pollard
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2014-09-24 01:23:08 UTC
Unsuccessful At Everything wrote:
Can we all agree that Elite: Dangerous fanbois should be called 'Elite D-bags'?






The ones that wanna make EVE be moar like Elite, yes.

People who enjoy both games for each one's unique offerings? No.

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RenoIdo
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#16 - 2014-09-24 01:35:44 UTC
Considering I can't keep my accounts logged in for more than a couple hours at a time without disconnects for months now this is no surprise to me.
Nexus Day
Lustrevik Trade and Travel Bureau
#17 - 2014-09-24 02:34:03 UTC
Simple equation, more leave then are coming in. But hey, still no reason to improve the new player experience.

Stale content is stale. With no big battles or "emergent" player created content CCP has nothing to promote. At some point they will have to create something on their own...but let's not look at that track record.

So stand by for improved visuals of current content and more items for the store (which consists of improved visuals for current content).

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Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#18 - 2014-09-24 02:37:31 UTC
It might be the rapture. Or The Claw.
Vyl Vit
#19 - 2014-09-24 02:52:14 UTC
Priscilla Project wrote:
We had 39k users yesterday ... until the big disconnect hit.


So ... no .... you just talk crap and they should ban your candy ass.


I predict a lock.


*kinks* (:
One day does not a weekly average make. And, yes, I too have noticed a decline. I think the stat on this is eight percent. Such numbers do matter to businesses. An eight percent decline in usage is a matter for great concern.

I predict it will continue as the people with low intelligence, short attention spans and sociopathic tendencies are catered to by management at the expense of the more tenacious (with greater earning power) and dedicated gamers who like to think, and plan. . . with a longer sense of time span. 'T is the way of things. EVE is not immune.

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Rykuss
In Praise of Bacchus
#20 - 2014-09-24 03:54:32 UTC
Original Recipe:

1lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef

1large onion, chopped (1 cup)

1/2teaspoon salt

1cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)

1/2cup Original Bisquick™ mix

1cup milk

2eggs

Directions
• 1Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.
• 2In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in salt. Spread in pie plate. Sprinkle with cheese.
• 3In small bowl, stir remaining ingredients with fork or wire whisk until blended. Pour into pie plate.
• 4Bake about 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Crowd-size recipe:

1lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef

1 1/2cups chopped onion

1teaspoon seasoned salt

1bag (12 oz) Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen mixed vegetables

1cup Original Bisquick™ mix

2cups milk

4eggs, beaten

2cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

Directions
• 1Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef, onion and salt over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is brown; drain. Spread in dish. Top evenly with frozen mixed vegetables.
• 2In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk and eggs with wire whisk until blended. Pour into baking dish.
• 3Bake 30 minutes. Sprinkle evenly with cheese; bake 10 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into squares.

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