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MalcanisMalcanis LondonPosts: 3,191Member

http://www.ccpgames.com/en/public-relations/press-releases/articles/2013

Note that this figure does not include trial accounts or Dust accounts, but it does include the Chinese edition of EVE, who's players log in on the Serenity server, not the Tranquility server used by players in the rest of the world.

Give me liberty or give me lasers

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  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Originally posted by Malcanis

    http://www.ccpgames.com/en/public-relations/press-releases/articles/2013

    Note that this figure does not include trial accounts or Dust accounts, but it does include the Chinese edition of EVE, who's players log in on the Serenity server, not the Tranquility server used by players in the rest of the world.

    500.000 people even if evenly spread out over 2 servers = allot of monkies in one barrel... and it only ever takes on match to see them flying all over the place killing each other XD

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,284Member Uncommon

    http://www.xfire.com/games/eve

    745 users 3195 hours played.

     

    gogo!

  • MalcanisMalcanis LondonPosts: 3,191Member
    Originally posted by Dihoru
    Originally posted by Malcanis

    http://www.ccpgames.com/en/public-relations/press-releases/articles/2013

    Note that this figure does not include trial accounts or Dust accounts, but it does include the Chinese edition of EVE, who's players log in on the Serenity server, not the Tranquility server used by players in the rest of the world.

    500.000 people even if evenly spread out over 2 servers = allot of monkies in one barrel... and it only ever takes on match to see them flying all over the place killing each other XD

    CCP have said that they'd love to be able to combine Serenity players onto TQ. Serenity numbers tend to be highest at the times when TQ numbers are low, so the extra stress on hardware would be minimised.

    Perhaps one day the Chinese govt will loosen up...

     

    EDIT: That's 500,000 accounts, not 500,000 players. 200-250k people is more like it.

    Give me liberty or give me lasers

  • hfztthfztt GlostrupPosts: 841Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Malcanis

    EDIT: That's 500,000 accounts, not 500,000 players. 200-250k people is more like it.

    About 10k of thosese are Goons. They dont count as people. Just saying...

    Seriously though, who cares? Accounts = income, the actual number of players is not really an interesting number.

  • zomard100zomard100 karlovacPosts: 228Member
    Originally posted by Malcanis

    http://www.ccpgames.com/en/public-relations/press-releases/articles/2013

    Note that this figure does not include trial accounts or Dust accounts, but it does include the Chinese edition of EVE, who's players log in on the Serenity server, not the Tranquility server used by players in the rest of the world.

    Wait a sec, can you explain this to me. Why is this about Chinese players so important ?? You think that ccp cares if you are from EU or China?

     

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by hfztt
    the actual number of players is not really an interesting number.

    It might be to marketers, should anyone ever develop an actual, verifiable method of counting them.

    But good luck with that. Gamers have been arguing over subs figures since before MMOs.

    That bottom line number on the earnings report is what the stockholders are looking at, let the gamers argue over ad numerum to their little heart's content.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • TimothyTierlessTimothyTierless Columnist M, ORPosts: 2,163Member Uncommon

    Congrats EVE, no other game, nor game company deserves it more. Now get back to making that permadeath vampire game!

  • MdpatsMdpats Peekskill, NYPosts: 176Member
    A few of those are probably trial accounts which will cancel soon afterwards from trying the game.  Which means the number is false.
  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by zomard100
    Originally posted by Malcanis

    http://www.ccpgames.com/en/public-relations/press-releases/articles/2013

    Note that this figure does not include trial accounts or Dust accounts, but it does include the Chinese edition of EVE, who's players log in on the Serenity server, not the Tranquility server used by players in the rest of the world.

    Wait a sec, can you explain this to me. Why is this about Chinese players so important ?? You think that ccp cares if you are from EU or China?

     

    i think he may have only mentioned to to stop people coming back and going "ahhhhh but they are not all on one server GW2 rules lalala"

     

     

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mdpats
    A few of those are probably trial accounts which will cancel soon afterwards from trying the game.  Which means the number is false.

    does not include trial acconuts or dust accounts as stated by the OP//

  • hfztthfztt GlostrupPosts: 841Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mdpats
    A few of those are probably trial accounts which will cancel soon afterwards from trying the game.  Which means the number is false.

    "Hi, my name is Mpats and I could not even be bothered to read the OP before posting my answer. Enjoy!"

  • MdpatsMdpats Peekskill, NYPosts: 176Member
    Originally posted by hfztt
    Originally posted by Mdpats
    A few of those are probably trial accounts which will cancel soon afterwards from trying the game.  Which means the number is false.

    "Hi, my name is Mpats and I could not even be bothered to read the OP before posting my answer. Enjoy!"

    Did I offend you?  Awww too bad.

  • MindTriggerMindTrigger La Quinta, CAPosts: 2,596Member
    Originally posted by Mdpats
    Originally posted by hfztt
    Originally posted by Mdpats
    A few of those are probably trial accounts which will cancel soon afterwards from trying the game.  Which means the number is false.

    "Hi, my name is Mpats and I could not even be bothered to read the OP before posting my answer. Enjoy!"

    Did I offend you?  Awww too bad.

    It says in the very first sentence of the OP that the numbers DO NOT INCLUDE trial accounts.  L2R.

    A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

  • MinscMinsc Burford, ONPosts: 1,271Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mdpats
    Originally posted by hfztt
    Originally posted by Mdpats
    A few of those are probably trial accounts which will cancel soon afterwards from trying the game.  Which means the number is false.

    "Hi, my name is Mpats and I could not even be bothered to read the OP before posting my answer. Enjoy!"

    Did I offend you?  Awww too bad.

    no he was just pointing out your complete lack of reading comprehension

  • toddzetoddze no where, OKPosts: 2,155Member
    good for eve. A real MMO's peak population is not the first month. MMO's grow and evolve over time. Online Rpg's populations are at peak on the first month after release.  I wish that I like sci fi stuff, I just couldnt get into eve because I am not a fan of the setting. But none the less its still a great game. I Wish more MMO's were made. and let these online rpg'ers have there 90 day'ers

    Waiting for:EQ-Next, ArcheAge (not so much anymore)
    Now Playing: N/A
    Worst MMO: FFXIV
    Favorite MMO: FFXI

  • IsturiIsturi Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,509Member
    Originally posted by Xobdnas

    Congrats EVE, no other game, nor game company deserves it more. Now get back to making that permadeath vampire game!

    It just took 10 years to reach a half a million. Small victory I guess since most good MMO's have been  in a Blizzard that has been pouring for 8 of those years that keep ppl away from EVE.

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  • NicoliNicoli Harrisburg, PAPosts: 1,312Member
    Originally posted by Isturi
    Originally posted by Xobdnas

    Congrats EVE, no other game, nor game company deserves it more. Now get back to making that permadeath vampire game!

    It just took 10 years to reach a half a million. Small victory I guess since most good MMO's have been  in a Blizzard that has been pouring for 8 of those years that keep ppl away from EVE.

    And like most blizzards they blow in hard and fast and then the snow starts to melt away.

  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Matrix, NYPosts: 911Member Uncommon

    Almost everyone who plays EVE has 2+ accounts, most people I see tend to have 3...but not sure if that is the norm.

     

    So it is more like around 250k, which isn't actually very much at all.

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  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAPosts: 4,481Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by TheScavenger

    Almost everyone who plays EVE has 2+ accounts, most people I see tend to have 3...but not sure if that is the norm.

     

    So it is more like around 250k, which isn't actually very much at all.

     Who cares if it is one person paying for it all?  Seriously, your point doesn't matter.

  • XthosXthos Columbus, OHPosts: 2,628Member

    I am not big on space games, so never really played it.  I also did not like the idea of people having a higher point cap or something along those lines for being vets...Nothing big, but I would like to be on a even footing, if I put the time in to do so, but you cannot age your account, no matter how much you play.  People have debated if this mattered, but it turned me off a little.

     

    Congrats though, good to see them chugging along and growing.

     

    It doesn't matter if the average person has 1.5 to 2 accounts, because if you think that, then it also means it is impressive to grow, considering that every person that leaves, they have to also get new customers, and either have more single account customers to replace the multi-account person that left, or make the new person like it enough to get multi-accounts.....Either way it is working for them.

     

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,680Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by TheScavenger

    Almost everyone who plays EVE has 2+ accounts, most people I see tend to have 3...but not sure if that is the norm.

    So it is more like around 250k, which isn't actually very much at all.

    Source?

    I mean, since you repeatedly state that as fact, you've got a source you can share, right, Scav?

     

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  • IsturiIsturi Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,509Member
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by TheScavenger

    Almost everyone who plays EVE has 2+ accounts, most people I see tend to have 3...but not sure if that is the norm.

    So it is more like around 250k, which isn't actually very much at all.

    Source?

    I mean, since you repeatedly state that as fact, you've got a source you can share, right, Scav?

     

    lmao come on now there is no way you can denie that players do shadowbox or in anouther words run two accounts at the same time. Other MMO's allow it like hmm lets say WoW they love to let players run 2 or more accounts at one time. So I can very easy believe that EVE players will do the same.

    Can you prove that they dont?image

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  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsPosts: 2,280Member Common
    Originally posted by Isturi
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by TheScavenger

    Almost everyone who plays EVE has 2+ accounts, most people I see tend to have 3...but not sure if that is the norm.

    So it is more like around 250k, which isn't actually very much at all.

    Source?

    I mean, since you repeatedly state that as fact, you've got a source you can share, right, Scav?

     

    lmao come on now there is no way you can denie that players do shadowbox or in anouther words run two accounts at the same time. Other MMO's allow it like hmm lets say WoW they love to let players run 2 or more accounts at one time. So I can very easy believe that EVE players will do the same.

    Can you prove that they dont?image

    Well, yours truly has been running 1 account for several years now, so the number is already wrong :P.

    That said, I've met people running 10 paid accounts, so it could be even less unique people.

    (Does it really matter? I think not.)

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  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,206Member Uncommon

    point is...

     

    "the playerbase was different back then"

    "those days are gone"

    "it's nostalgia talking"

     

    it's all bullshit. a 10 years old niche game is growing like clockwork. The excuses these forums make are great at hiding the fact that newer mmos suck but cant xplain why eve's playerbase is growing instead of shrinking.

     

    it doesnt matter if its 500k, 250k, 20 or 2m. it's growing. 10 years after release. while the industry as a whole is not growing.

     

    this says a lot about the power of not giving in to the new fads. f2p, social platforms, cross-platforms, handheld stuff...has it worked yet ?

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  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon
    Reading people desperately trying to downplay or discredit the success of Eve puts a big kool aid smile on my face.  Keep up the bad work!

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