Thursday, September 8, 2011

EVE Online: Addiction

Let's be clear here. I love EVE Online, the game you fight in spaceships. I have paid and played for years, and would like to pay and play for more years (my wife would prefer I not). I speak out about things I am passionate about - but in the end I have to vote with my dollars, because that is all CCP seems to listen to.

My subscription(s) should do three things (in this order):

  • maintain the existing infrastructure and environment for the game EVE Online
  • update and introduce new features to the game EVE Online
  • enable CCP to expand as a company into new products and ventures
If it doesn't then I'm paying for something I don't care about. I'm pretty sure the first (maintenance) is covered, since I logged in last night. Unfortunately, the priorities of the second and third items do not seem to match my expectations, at least over the last 6 months. That is my sole concern. 

1 comment:

  1. Hey we want the same things. I've been playing for three years in Sept and I can honestly say that #2 has been an ongoing and pretty aggressive plan since I started playing. The game was so crude compared to the game we enjoy today, crappy graphics, flat planets, no wormholes, no npc space, the list goes on and on.

    And #3 should be covered. Dust and whatever the vampire thing is will help widen CCP's profit base, increase revenue and grow. Hopefully. Nothing is written in stone though, the whole thing might just fail.

    So I prefer to help build the house I enjoy playing in.