Occupying a niche that has been relatively untouched by the larger MMO market, EVE Online has been going from strength to strength over the years as it continues to develop and expand. So, it came as no surprise that the team behind this infamous title were also present at Leipzig. As part of our coverage, Strategy Informer was privileged enough to speak to Dr. Eyjolfur Gudmundsson, the Lead Economist, Research & Statistics and Arend Stührmann, the Associate Producer.
With EVE enjoying a sizeable player-base – over 250,000 – in one persistent world, the in-game economy has grown to such an extent that it now warrants its own economist. We quizzed Dr. Gudmundsson about the economy and how it has developed over the years.