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[UPDATE - SUCCESS NEW PCU RECORD (65,303)] - PCU Record Attempt and EVE Birthday Celebration

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RvB - BLUE Republic
#1 Posted: 2013.02.28 16:27  |  Edited by: CCP Explorer
Update2: Success! New PCU record

UPDATE - Attempt featured in a devblog! http://community.eveonline.com/news/dev-blogs/celebrating-ten-years-of-eve-online/

tl;dr - Log on all your accounts over the period 19.00 to 20.00 on Sunday 5 May 2013 to hit a new PCU record the day before Eve's 10th birthday. Then come along to a party and fireworks display for EVE's birthday at midnight afterwards. .

Released on 6th of May 2003, on the 6th of May 2013 EVE will officially be 10 years old.

The current PCU record is 63,170, set in January 2011.

In celebration of EVE's 10th birthday, players of EvE lets challenge ourselves, our alts, our corpmates, our alliance mates, people we play with, people we kill, people we trade with, people we die to, people we meet in local, people we know IRL, people we know from player gatherings and everyone else we know who plays EVE to log in on 5th of May 2013 at 19.00 with the aim of hitting a new Peak Concurrent User record just in time for the birthday celebrations.

Why 5th May, not 6th May? Why 19.00?

EVE has always hit PCU figures on Sundays, and 5th May is a Sunday. Last Sunday we were in touching distance of 60k PCU.
Per these graphs: http://eve-offline.net/?server=tranquility , 19.00 - 20.00 is the peak time for a Sunday. If we do this right, on 6th May CCP will be able to issue a press release noting EVE's 10 year birthday AND a new PCU record.

Why should we, the players, give a **** about PCU, which is largely a marketing claim

A marketing coup, and the success of EVE in general, means more subscribers. More subscribers means more people to play with, corp with, trade with, kill, be killed by, scam, rob, extort, steal from, share with, help, hinder and stomp on the sandcastles of. Even for bitter vets like me who play Skilltraining: Online, there is a huge amount of pleasure to be had from being able to say "yeah you heard about that incredibly successful, incredibly hardcore game, EVE Online? I was relevant in that game, once."

Who honestly doesn't feel a little proud of EVE's achievements?

Why post this thread now?

There are 10 Sundays to go until 5th May, so I'll be providing a countdown of sorts. I will be posting weekly (monday) updates of the PCU figures. Its quite possible we will have a new PCU record before 5th May but that wont change anything - we should still aim to beat it on 5th May.

Weekly Update - PCU

Sunday 23 January 2011 - 63,170
...
Sunday 24 February - 59,300
Sunday 3 March - 60,476
Sunday 10 March - 55,858
Sunday 17 March - 55,521
Sunday 24 March - 56,951
Sunday 31 March - 51,350
Sunday 7 April - 55,191
Sunday 14 April - 53,439
Sunday 21 April - 51,311
Sunday 28 April - 54,783
Sunday 5 May - GO TIME



UPDATED 15 APRIL - MASSIVE EVENTS TO CELEBRATE

I am pleased to announce there will be two awesome events tying in to this!

First, Marlona Sky will be running a Flight of a Thousand Rifters event, suiciding his Nyx supercarrier into anyone willing to engage him, in a TBA lowsec incursion system (so no hotdrops), with loads of prizes to be won, detail here:

http://themittani.com/features/event-flight-thousand-rifters-iii?page=0%2C0
http://failheap-challenge.com/showthread.php?11810-Flight-of-a-Thousand-Rifters-III-Vengeance

Event will only end with the Nyx's death so if you've never been on a Supercap killmail before, this is your chance!

Secondly, Mangala Solaris will be running a fantastic RvB rampage which will also be involved in the above event (as well as much other shenanigans), details tbc.
#2 Posted: 2013.02.28 16:30
I'm in for 2.
#3 Posted: 2013.02.28 16:32
Like the idea, but won't be able to help out.
#4 Posted: 2013.02.28 16:38
May?? It is February and freezing! Do you want to negro the thread until then??
Loss is meaningful. Therefore is the loss of meaning likewise meaningful. It is the source of all trolling.
#5 Posted: 2013.02.28 16:39
I'll be there dressed in a red-and-white-striped shirt, bobble hat, and glasses.
#6 Posted: 2013.02.28 16:39
Only if there is delicious cake. Will there be cake?


/I will settle for Pie






The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the ho's and politicians will look up and shout 'Save us!' and I'll look down, and whisper 'Hodor'.
#7 Posted: 2013.02.28 16:39
What do I personally get out of this? I'm not asking for much. I'd settle for some sweet guristas mittens for my character. Blink
RvB - BLUE Republic
#8 Posted: 2013.02.28 16:40  |  Edited by: Lallante
Whitehound wrote:
May?? It is February and freezing! Do you want to negro the thread until then??


I was planning on posting each Monday with an update of that Sunday's PCU.

Last Sunday was 59,300
#9 Posted: 2013.02.28 16:40
Whitehound wrote:
May?? It is February and freezing! Do you want to negro the thread until then??


It's March tomorrow and then just 2 months and a week off. Get me the shovel and I'll start digging...
#10 Posted: 2013.02.28 16:58
Lallante wrote:
Whitehound wrote:
May?? It is February and freezing! Do you want to negro the thread until then??


I was planning on posting each Monday with an update of that Sunday's PCU.

Last Sunday was 59,209

All right, sounds like you do have a plan.
Loss is meaningful. Therefore is the loss of meaning likewise meaningful. It is the source of all trolling.
#11 Posted: 2013.02.28 17:04
Lallante wrote:
Whitehound wrote:
May?? It is February and freezing! Do you want to negro the thread until then??


I was planning on posting each Monday with an update of that Sunday's PCU.

Last Sunday was 59,209

You can also add the Sunday peak values to the OP. And go back a bit and dig out some old ones.

Its possible we will set a record before then given current growth.
#12 Posted: 2013.02.28 17:13
The name of the game is called EVE: Online or EVE. What is this "EvE" disrespect I keep seeing?

Just stop it.

Respect the EVE.

Thank you.
#13 Posted: 2013.02.28 17:14  |  Edited by: Tippia
Lallante wrote:
Last Sunday was 59,209
59,300 actually… and it wasn't even the highest we've seen this year.

Sol Weinstein wrote:
The name of the game is called EVE: Online or EVE. What is this "EvE" disrespect I keep seeing?
It's just how the logo makes it look. It's really spelt ≡v≡, obviously.
“If you're not willing to fight for what you have in ≡v≡ you don't deserve it, and you will lose it.”

Get a good start: Newbie skill plan 2.1.
#14 Posted: 2013.02.28 17:16
Doc Fury wrote:
Only if there is delicious cake. Will there be cake?


I thought we all agreed to nerf cake.
Since the cessation of their usefulness is imminent, may I appropriate your belongings?
RvB - BLUE Republic
#15 Posted: 2013.02.28 17:17
Sol Weinstein wrote:
The name of the game is called EVE: Online or EVE. What is this "EvE" disrespect I keep seeing?

Throwback to beta when that was how it was referred to. Fixed now.

Tippia wrote:
59,300 actually… and it wasn't even the highest we've seen this year.



Thanks for this - I wasnt monitoring this week so had to go from apparant graph peak.
Black Thorne Alliance
#16 Posted: 2013.02.28 17:50
I pledge 20 Billion! oh wait.. sorry no, make that me and my alts.
#17 Posted: 2013.02.28 17:58
Sounds like a plan. Bear
Vote Steve Ronuken for CSM
#18 Posted: 2013.02.28 18:00
Doc Fury wrote:
Only if there is delicious cake. Will there be cake?


/I will settle for Pie








Why settle?
http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/cherpumple-pie.jpg
#19 Posted: 2013.02.28 18:03
Yes, logging on more alts that ever is a HUGE achievement! Cool





CCP: "We know what's best for the game, so you can't have any options....."
#20 Posted: 2013.02.28 18:09  |  Edited by: Blake Armitage
SimCity (2013) comes out March 5 in North America. I'll be playing that a lot!
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