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EVE Launcher is now blocking non-steam logins

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Oli Picard
The First Core - Main Branch
#1 - 2017-05-30 16:07:50 UTC  |  Edited by: Oli Picard
After playing EVE Online for the past 5 years I have decided to quit because you are now blocking original EVE Online accounts from using the EVE Online Launcher on Steam. I personally prefered using the Steam Launcher version of the client. I am unable to login to my steam version of my account which a GM is unable to figure out why I'm unable to do so (in short I cannot play eve online via the steam client at all.)

As of the 30th June 2017 if you use a non-steam account with the CCP Games launcher the following error occurs

"we were unable to log you in with your Steam account. If you have just purchased the game through Steam, Please try again in a few minutes. If you added the game as a non-Steam game, please launch the game directly instead of launching it through Steam."

Here is why I pick using the Steam Client over the normal CCP Games client.

1) Cloud Uploads of screenshots (being able to show friends cool things I find!)

2) Being able to talk to friends via the steam overlay and stream the game to them.

3) Trading Cards

4) Stats (683 hours played of eve online)

Now I'm unable to use these awesome features and even if i want to transfer my charactor over to the steam version I'm unable to access the that account (and no help on being able to do so) I have no choice but to quit the game. This is a really sad day for me as I aboslutely love the game but being unable to use steam is a deal breaker...This is goodbye
ISD Max Trix
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
ISD Alliance
#2 - 2017-05-30 17:00:29 UTC
33. "Quitting" posts are only permitted on the Out of Pod Experience channel.

CCP recognize that during the course of gameplay a lot of friendships are made between players and that sometimes if a player is taking a break or departing from the EVE universe that they would like to say goodbye on the forums. Posts of this nature are only permitted on the Out of Pod Experience forum, and must be civil and well worded.

Sorry to see you go. Fly safe.

ISD Max Trix


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