Unleash the power of the players, says CCP writes: "Dr Eyjolfur Gudmondson has revealed that the active player population for its space-based MMO Eve Online has hit 245,000 - not the biggest player population for an online game, but because all of those people are playing on the same, unsharded server, it's possible to see the influence that they have over the game.

In a talk at the Games Convention Developer Conference in Leipzig, Gudmondsson - the CCP Games economist - explained that it's possible to see the emergence of complex, large-scale social structures within the Eve universe, most notably with the in-game economy - which matches the expectations for a standard economic expectation for perfectly competitive market."

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