Caught this nice little read on my corp forums and thought I’d throw it out there for you guys to read. The whole thing is TLDR to post in full so here’s the link. ~ Mouse

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-18/multiplayer-game-eve-online-cultivates-a-most-devoted-following#p1

This portion I thought was pretty good and right at the end of the article.

The Eve community stays together because the players have spent years sharing the adrenaline rush that comes with a great victory and the intense depression that follows a loss that demolishes in an instant months of hard work and thousands of dollars of goods. It’s this depth of commitment that CCP risks shattering with Dust 514. According to CCP executives, the PlayStation game will have people running around planets shooting each other. Because the computer servers behind Eve and Dust will be connected, Dust players need only call out to Eve players for help, and a swarm of spaceships will show up and rain down laser terror from above.

Soon enough, CCP also plans to release a video game based on the White Wolf role-playing games, which CCP acquired in 2006. The themes from the games—werewolf and vampire clans doing battle—were popularized to a wider audience in the True Blood TV show and the Twilight films. CCP is betting it can build a game with spectacular costumes and gameplay appealing to women, broadening its audience.

At CCP headquarters, the morning’s round of CSM meetings captures the love-hate relationship between the company and its loyal yet curmudgeonly players who insist that CCP’s blunders may one day force them to leave. The controversial launch of Dust 514 hovers over the discussions. “The game is broken,” grumbles Death. “I don’t even play it anymore.” And yet, later that evening when he finally shows up to meet the group, Death chats about his ambitions for getting reelected to the CSM, so he can spend all of his vacations in Iceland.

Feel free top post comments and insights.

10 Comments

  1. FA grunt

    CCP can go fuck itself

    April 18, 2013 at 7:31 pm Reply
    1. WTF

      Seems that someone from FA forgot to take their Ritalin . . .

      April 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm Reply
    2. Curse Resident

      Butt Hurt is strong with this FA fag

      April 18, 2013 at 10:42 pm Reply
  2. Wiu Ming

    i'd recommend the long version – it's a pretty good read.

    April 18, 2013 at 9:09 pm Reply
  3. Habib

    Because Hats and Bitcoins are so trendy now but people fail to understand ISK was around 10 years ago…

    [youtube E_9R45RLNR0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_9R45RLNR0 youtube]

    April 19, 2013 at 1:29 am Reply
  4. blobbystander

    shit u wherent joking with that article u linked being tdlr

    April 19, 2013 at 2:03 am Reply
  5. Guest

    "The game is broken,” grumbles Death. “I don’t even play it anymore.” And yet, later that evening when he finally shows up to meet the group, Death chats about his ambitions for getting reelected to the CSM, so he can spend all of his vacations in Iceland."

    Runs for CSM to get free vacations. Lovely

    April 19, 2013 at 2:24 am Reply
  6. Ryan Easte

    Say what you will, but this exposure is good for ccp and will hopefully attract more intelligent beings into our world.

    April 19, 2013 at 8:24 am Reply
  7. Because...

    Nice article, decent read. Applaud the fact it hits on the community's strength.

    April 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm Reply
  8. wtf

    Legion of xXDeathXx…. 30,000? LOL wat? no.

    April 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm Reply

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