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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 6:35PM heerobya said

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Interesting...

Lip service or actually "extensive and intense?"

Hopefully extensive and intense enough to develop enough new stuff to make me want to come back to EVE.

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 7:01PM Scuffles said

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@heerobya

Lipservice while they figure out how to make the transition to F2P swiftly enough that the droves of players it will drive away will be replaced with PEWPEW dogfighters who will lavish them with teh moneyz.
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 6:40PM dudes said

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EVE Online is probably WoW's only real serious long-term rival and contender so I can understand why CCP don't want to mess it up, EVE has become a fairly sacred MMO.

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 6:59PM enamelizer said

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@dudes

LOL, good one.
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 7:40PM (Unverified) said

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@dudes Actually I agree with him, sure it doesn't have the subscriberbase to actually qualify as a signifigant rival, but nevertheless, there aren't exactly tons of MMO's left alive from the early 2000's era - or even newer ones.
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 7:42PM Viiral said

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@dudes You gotta be joking.
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 8:57PM Juicer said

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@dudes

You do realize that WoW grosses over 100 million a year while EVE is lucky to do 8 million? I hardly see how you can compare the two. Activision/blizzard releases 5-15 games a year while CCP releases 1 ever 3-4 years.

Back to the topic, I think CCP is probably one of the worst managed companies out there. Whoever decided to make a console game as a sequel to their PC title must have had some good drugs in their system. "Greed is good" you say? Might as well have said "Drugs are good", least would have made more sense to their player base.

All I can say is "good, fix your game". I'll believe it when i see it...
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 9:10PM Syndicated01 said

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@dudes
Less than a million subs vs 11 times that at least...so much competition there.
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 9:12PM Syndicated01 said

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@Juicer at $15 a month if they have 10 million subs...that's 150 million...a month...
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 9:29PM Amy said

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@Juicer You don't know much about business do you?

Diversification, look it up.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 12:28AM (Unverified) said

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@Amy

You don't know the different priorities a Publisher and a Game Studio should have do you?

Portfolio and IP are not the same, go look it up.

Also, while you're at it, go look up the success of IP's that drastically change their formula, design and form.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 1:48AM Cluedo said

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@Syndicated01

Getting tired of people making erroneous assumptions about WoW's revenue. You can't simply multiply their number of subscribers by the average monthly subscription fee. Only a portion pay Blizzard in this way. Most, particularly those in Asia, play with purchased game cards. Their monthly revenue is certainly nothing to laugh about, but it is well below your projections.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 2:02AM Khai mann said

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@dudes

I also agree with what he said.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 2:52AM iowahawkeyedave said

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@dudes I agree with this. Sure WoW probably makes a whole ton more money, but WoW and Eve are only similar in that they are MMO's, but not direct competitors in that they are two different genres, and have very different game mechanics.

Hence why EVE has lasted so long while some others that are too closely related to WoW in both genre and game mechanics have failed.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 3:13AM Gaugamela said

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@dudes

EVE answer a different market need from WoW. They are not direct competitors.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 5:29AM dudes said

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@dudes Not joking. Forget subscriber base, Blizzard have lost a significant amount of subs, they can go up or down. I was talking in terms of survivability and EVE has made it this far when others have crumbled or gone fully F2P. And crumbled.
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 12:27PM Juicer said

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@Amy

I really dont find any validity in your 1 sentence snide remark. Maybe you would care to do a little research into their quarterly earning before pretending to be some kind of "expert" on the subject. I merely pointed out comparing the two companies was a little like comparing elephants to ants.

Diversification?> Is that what you call a niche market game made by an indy but wanna be AAA game maker? Interesting...
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 6:41PM myself337 said

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Hopefully this means more focus on internet space ships and less fluff

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 7:53PM Saerain said

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@myself337

Hopefully not.
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 8:45PM herculesmrb said

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@Saerain

Why not?

There haven't been serious updates to the FiS portion of EVE for quite awhile now. (and that of course can be argued of course)

I think this winter update will really show if CCP can turn the party train around enough, and put in some serious game play content.
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