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Future Eve online: Free to play

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#1 - 2013-07-03 07:44:22 UTC
Let's talk about the good and bad stuff that comes with it.

For starters, I think the active eve population will go up, by a lot. Possible reaching 200.000 players on a normal day.

I also think, we will have 4~7 cloaky neutrals in every null sec system, that afk all day.

Jita will stil be limited to roughly 2000 players, but instead. The entire constellation will be nearly full. Reaching Jita would be impossible.

Suicide freighter ganks are more easily attained. As 1 guy could get 150 free to play accounts and use rifters to suicide on 1 Freighter.

The bittervets and other old carebear people will quit the game. But instead for every one of them, eve online gets 30 free to play players (who would probably never pay or barely go for microtransactions).

Time Dilation is a natural thing, as it will affect everyone, for the whole time. Fleet op Fights will probably resulting in a lot of server crashes.

But there are some good things too that come with it. We will have more people to play with! I, believe that eve online currently is a stable game, and due to this, will attract a lot of new players if it were to become free to play.

However the game will be changed so much, it won't be eve as we know it.
Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2013-07-03 07:50:05 UTC
first Cool

posting in a stealth "EVE is dying" thread
Cynosural Field Theory.
#3 - 2013-07-03 07:51:13 UTC
It's all Bad.

FREEZE! Drop the LIKES AND WALK AWAY! - Currenly rebuilding gaming machine, I will Return.

Epsilon Fleet
#4 - 2013-07-03 07:51:15 UTC
See my sig, that's eve free to play.

[u]Can't wait untill when Eve online is Freemium.[/u] WiS only 10$, SP booster for one month 15$, DPS Boost 2$, EHP Boost 2$ Real money trading hub! Cosmeitic ship skins 15$ --> If you don't [u]pay **[/u]for a product, you ARE the [u]**product[/u].

#5 - 2013-07-03 08:00:40 UTC
slaves should be seen not heard girl. See the teribad things you say

"The stone exhibited a profound lack of movement."

Caldari State
#6 - 2013-07-03 08:07:26 UTC
F2P would kill eve, simple. It would be ruined by the microtransactions that would replace PLEX purchases and subscriptions. It would tank harder than SWTOR
#7 - 2013-07-03 08:25:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Lipbite
Let's scare those rich people with communism to manipulate them easier!

F2P isn't that bad as microtransactions in subscriptions-based game. Quote from Sean's interview ~6 months ago:

I see the world as a microtransaction

P.S. I'd pay $49 for optional Incarna expansion
Amarr Empire
#8 - 2013-07-03 08:27:01 UTC
Lets keep flogging that Horse...

"Kane is the End Boss of Highsec." -Psychotic Monk

Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2013-07-03 08:33:30 UTC
Sex Slave Girl wrote:
The bittervets and other old carebear people will quit the game. But instead for every one of them, eve online gets 30 free to play players (who would probably never pay or barely go for microtransactions).


WoW says hello.

PvE game (and the devs will flat tell you that's their focus) with consensual PvP. #1 in the industry.

What you will get are all the freeloaders in gaming, who use up the resources, pollute the environment and the game sinks due to it all.

Because gaming is NOT free. Someone is paying for it.

No money by all, no goods for all.

_"In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." _ ~George Orwell

Victoria Sin
#10 - 2013-07-03 08:37:22 UTC
I preferred Eve when peak was 4k players. It really was like the Wild West back then.

I failed very hard at playing it though. It's a lot easier now. Big smile

#11 - 2013-07-03 08:42:35 UTC
iownuall123 wrote:
F2P would kill eve, simple. It would be ruined by the microtransactions that would replace PLEX purchases and subscriptions. It would tank harder than SWTOR



(Shudder) I remember the childlike excitement of receiving my SWTOR collectors ed box, playing in the beta and looking forward to that.

Then actually playing it live was such a disappointment....sad panda!

They basically turned it into a totally partition dungeon version of wow.

EVE is best with the level of players and seeing it in 2004 with about 10k on server at once to yesterday with some 46k, I don't think the game is in danger of any stagnation, its such a slow burner.

I find the microtransaction model is just a bit gimmicky tbh.
Caldari State
#12 - 2013-07-03 08:57:00 UTC
Wish 'free to play" was never invented.
Otherworld Empire
#13 - 2013-07-03 09:19:34 UTC
I rather see a future with less trolls.

/c

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Caldari State
#14 - 2013-07-03 09:26:06 UTC
Lander explanation about tEve existing concept of free to play and the repercussions if this concept would be changed for the current models, is quite clear.

No need to speculate any further.

removed inappropriate ASCII art signature - CCP Eterne

Victoria Sin
#15 - 2013-07-03 09:50:38 UTC
Chribba wrote:
I rather see a future with less trolls.

/c


Fewer.
Otherworld Empire
#16 - 2013-07-03 09:59:01 UTC
Victoria Sin wrote:
Chribba wrote:
I rather see a future with less trolls.

/c


Fewer.

Thank you kindly for correcting my English.

/c

★★★ Secure 3rd party service ★★★

Visit my in-game channel 'Holy Veldspar'

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Test Alliance Please Ignore
#17 - 2013-07-03 10:07:17 UTC
OP, please biomass.
Minmatar Republic
#18 - 2013-07-03 10:41:03 UTC
Ammzi wrote:
OP, please biomass.

... in a... fire? What?
#19 - 2013-07-03 10:42:26 UTC
I don't like F2P but I do like SomebodyElsePaysForMyPlay which is truely what Eve is.
Minmatar Republic
#20 - 2013-07-03 10:51:56 UTC
Good thing then Eve will never be f2p.
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