The userbase just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
I'm having trouble understanding how they plan to keep everybody on 1 shard.
I mean its just sick, you have 400 people sitting in Jita, 400 people ratting in Rens, 400 people trading in Oursalert.
People wanna come together, they want community, they want social interaction, they wanna play together and have big fights.
Nobody wants to be in bumfuck egypt mining alone on their own node.
I'm just having a hard time seeing how Eve can sustain its growth without hitting the technical limits of their hardware.
Yes they can keep upgrading, new processor, more memory, faster storage, but there comes a point that even the best equipment in the world will choke.
That goes for the network hardware as well.
Just how many users can 1 network segment handle?
If it was 5000 users each server, you could put each server on its own segment, how the fuck do you plan to have 30,000 + users on the same segment?
Even if every region has its own item database, theres freighters coming into Jita loaded with thousands of items. Three year old players flying around with 20,000 bookmarks.
The Forge market prolly gets more transactions than the commodities market on Wall Street.
I'm just at a loss, as an IT guy, I really can't see this kind of user
growth be sustainable in a single shard environment. At SOME point
they're gonna have to multi-shard.
What happened to Eve in China? Are they on a seperate shard already?