Many of you will recall this epic conversation which finally managed to come to some accurate conclusions outside of the hilarious:
My answer was at the time this “In 2007 when I started 1 PLEX (All that was needed then) was 300 mil and there were always 40,000+ players online.”
Those of us that have been playing for the last decade know that the player count has declined and of course it has become 6 times as expensive to play (in PLEX).
The posts saying that CCP does not release information about that were either honest mistakes by people that didn’t know otherwise or trolling. This post sums up how much about EVE can be learned about the subject of the games “general health”:
I loved the input from CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson of CCP.
Citadels did round out the game with a realistic short term goal which then becomes long term and that does result in growth that sticks to the ribs. While it is doubtful that the free to play publicity stunt will keep the number of players online up over a longer term it has resulted in the split of Jita. If you ask anyone whom has not played for just the last 2 years “Hey bro did ya hear that Jita got split in half or more and it is now Jita/Perimeter run by Market bot like Alpha Clones?” your friend would say “What the hell does that mean? Are you serious?!” I do believe.