A friend of mine asked why i still play EVE Online when it is over 15 years old and apparently in its last years.
I said, I still play because this is the only game of its kind, nothing on the shelves remotely compares to the huge community and depth of game play. Not to mention there is still no other PVP experience like it in gaming. Sure there are plenty of online games that offer huge pvp battles, but they are all arcade rinse and repeat types, nothing like the player made economy depth that makes EVE PVP exciting and risky.
It also has much more potential than people both outside and insinde the game give it credit for.
CCP still has not opened up any wormholes to other galaxies, Imagine if the EVE gate opens again and we can travel back to Earth and the solar systems around Earth. EVE lore would double in size in the blink of a wormhole.
There are other possibilities as well. This game captures the bigger picture of science fiction by allowing players to control ships, fleets , corporations, alliances. What will happen when CCP allows players to create their own Empires? I am talking about when we can start taking ownership of planets and literally create cities, manage planet side empires and people in one giant galactic game of RISK (or try Stellaris). The possibilities are endless so long as CCP is willing to keep creating.
Some say EVE will die when Star Citizen launches. Well, they may be right because it could be another 15 years before Star Citizen is ready and just maybe EVE Online will become EVE Online II by then.
So I think my friend will play EVE for awhile.