In recent months, the amount of players logging in to EVE has decreased drastically and is in fact at the lowest it has been since 2008.
I was on of those ppl who put countless hrs into EvE-Online for many many years. But I stopped playing sometime in 2011, because I got married, had a few kids, and started working a 'proper' fulltime job. I just could'nt put in those long sessions. I had months at a time when I would only log in to change skills. It was then that I knew I could no longer play EvE Online and get my moneys worth.
Not surprising. It can be a costly game. I have a freind who has spent about £800 on this game. I nearly pissed myself when he told me that. He doesnt play it anymore for that exact same reason. It is extremely time consuming and expensive to play.
Kind of off topic- but I remember some kid in HS selling his Diablo account to some Canadian for 25k. He then dropped out of school because he got his pay day.
That reminded me of my childhood. I used to play this French MMO called Dofus. I sold my account for £1200 when I was 14 years old. Such a huge payday relative to my age, at the time! The game was a lot of fun but it was disrupting my school work.
I was always hoping they would come out with an offline single player game. Not really expecting it, but hoping...
Well they have eve valkerie coming out but that's probably not even close to what you wanted...
An offline version of EVE kinda defeats the whole purpose of the game.
Seems like it would just make it like the X3 games which are pretty popular.
its been around for a ridiculously long time. It cant last forever
This eventually happens after some years to all games
most Eve players probably died of exhaustion/hunger
Bring to console
The only way I could see EVE working on consoles is if they released it with mouse and keyboard support.
Been ages since I even thought about Eve Online. Little wonder after all this time.
Many good reasons for this. No big wars around right now, so null-sec is silent. That means many of the players are playing other games right now, waiting for action to pick up again. Secondly, they banned ISboxer a few months back, so people are not multiboxing 10+ accounts anymore, this has actually caused a pretty big drop in active accounts, but not active players. Thirdly, though related to my first point. Huge changes to sovereignty is coming later this year. Entire EVE Null-sec is pretty much waiting for this change. All-in-all the game is alive and well, and will bounce back again soon.
*accidental double post*
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