April Fool: EVE Online 2009 – a Carebear’s Eden?

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I’ve never mentioned it here before but by way of a friend of a friend I’ve come into contact with a CCP employee from the offices in Atlanta. Due to the sensitive nature of this information she has asked me to withhold her name and job title, so lets call her April.

Carebear Online

It’s no secret that the world ecomony is bad right now and it’s not going to get any better in the forseeable future. I’m sure that you’ve all even been affected by it in one way or another. It seems that CCP’s apparent relative invulnerability regarding the situation in Iceland isn’t as accurate as people make it out to be. April tells me that there has been talk among the CCP management (that has made it’s way down the chain) of dropping the PvP aspect of EVE or at the very least dialing it down a considerable amount. The apparent reasoning behind this is that CCP are losing more and more subscribers due to the relentlessness of EVE’s PvP activities as I’m sure you’ve noticed. Afterall, if it wasn’t for these subscribers leaving, the ever popular question “Can I have your stuff?” wouldn’t be so popular.

EVE Uncertainty

April has assured me that while the decision is up in the air at the moment, with the economy the way it is, it is a very real possibility. There are also some other ideas floating around the CCP offices (Reykjavik and Atlanta), ranging from getting rid of the single ’server’ play-type that EVE is famous for in favour of PvP and PvE ‘Universes’, to doing something as simple as raising the subscription prices.

EVE Online as we know it is hanging in the balance.

Fly safe.

EVE Online, Gaming, MMORPG, PC April 1st 2009

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8 Responses to “April Fool: EVE Online 2009 – a Carebear’s Eden?”

  1. Cj. Didge Says:

    Ive just invented a time machine, see you yesterday! :P

  2. Godlesswanderer Says:

    ;)

  3. Esri Says:

    Sounds like a great idea to me! ;) I heard they were changing the name of "Warhammer Online" to "Flower Power Online" and dropping the PVP there as well. Carebears are rejoicing everywhere.

  4. Godlesswanderer Says:

    And in a freak turn of events, they're changing "Hello Kitty Online" to "Hello Kitty Death Squad Online".

  5. Biomassed Says:

    Funnily enough this April fool may back fire on you one day :)

    If Eve sells enough boxed copies they will split the server, they won't have a choice. Personaly I think it would rock coz I could pick the server with less bobkenbob/goons on :D

  6. Godlesswanderer Says:

    Haha damn. Ah well, at least then, I can say it was more of a prediction than an April fool. :P

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  8. Warhammer Online Says:

    Haaaa…….. great stuff…….. it really nice "April fool" :) I enjoyed it……. cool dude keep it up.

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