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Posted: Jun 16th 2011 7:37AM halfcaptain said

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Oh boo hoo.

EVE, to my knowledge, is the only mmo that will have a functionally cash-free item shop. If you don't have much real money, you can pay for everything from your sub to shoes in ISK with a little elbow grease. That is a far cry from the f2p titles you're alluding to.

Asking for 3rd party developers to throw a little money in the pot for a license that 1) gives them new and improved access to API data, and 2) allows them to use the EVE IP for profit is not at all a greedy move. It's progressive of CCP to legally bless the efforts of enterprising individuals. The only thing pathetic here is the willingness of *ahem* people to brand a world-class studio greedy for trying to legally protect its intellectual property.

Posted: Jun 16th 2011 7:38AM halfcaptain said

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double post! sorry.

Posted: Jun 16th 2011 9:13AM Rodj Blake said

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Enough of this price-taggery CCP.

Posted: Jun 16th 2011 1:34PM Xpress0 said

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Oooh, backpedal

Originally by: CCP Zulu
Hello all.

At the risk of sounding corporate-y, I have to say I‘m impressed and greatful for the amount of passion shown in this thread.

There are a lot of very valid points raised here. What's interesting is that most, if not all, of the issues that are being raised are because of confusing wording, terminology or misunderstandings in the draft document.

It is in no way the purpose of the program to deter or make money off 3rd party development. The core purpose is simply to have control our IP and brand and have a contract in place so we can have some form of regulation on apps and services that use the EVE name and EVE resources (API).

It‘s obvious we have to review and iterate on the contract and program as presented in the devblog since most of the points mentioned in the comments are not in line with its core purpose.

Unfortunately that will take some time and we‘re kind of swamped for the next couple of weeks.

So what we‘ll do is take a step back, harvest feedback from this thread, do an iteration pass on the contract and terms and give you an updated version before the end of summer. Until we have a license that meets our needs and your expectations we will not make any changes to our terms or enforcement thereof.

As always, your feedback is not only welcomed but in fact essential to us. Thank you.

Arnar Hrafn Gylfason
Senior Producer of EVE Online

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