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  • Star Citizen - Squadron 42 not coming in 2018

    Babuinix said:
    Lol struck a nerve that twitch image I see lol.

    You mean that image obviously taken at a very strategic time? I took a look last night and all numbers where about equal for EVE, Elite and SC. All of them below 1000 though, and thus in the "meh" category of viewer numbers.

    So not sure WHEN you took that screen shot, but it is hardly representative of the general state of things.

    I would proceed carefully about flogging that horse. Someone might do som actaul comparisons over time and looking at support during broadcasts etc.. Would hate for shit to boomerang on you...
  • Upcoming GDPR regulations and impact to gaming

    Torval said:

    Not everyone abuses customer data and this won't stop other from abusing it. The EU has no regulatory authority outside its border unless it has some sort of trade agreement including the GDPR. American and Asian companies don't need to do anything different if they don't have an EU presence. Data isn't being protected at all.
    Ohhh, but you are soo wrong.

    All the major players, also US ones like Google, Microsoft, Facebook have presence in to he EU and they have done A LOT of work to be GDPR compliant.

    The GDPR is a good thing. Companies should protect Personal Identifiable Information. Companies should be open about what they use said information for, and you the consumer should have clear rights. Remember this includes the right to allow companies to use your data. But it also gives you the right to get to know what they have registered on you.

    Now where this could become unpleasant for some companies, especially some F2P games is when they have to admit not only what info they are registering about you, but also what they use it for.

    "We register you purchase behavior to enable us to predict future behavior as to better optimize our earnings from you."

    Mind you that GDPR does not make that type of registration illegal, it just says you have to inform the customer about it, and that you have to protect the information, your have to be able to document the full extent of what is registered if the customer so desires, and you have to be able to delete it if the customer wishes to be deleted from your system entirely.

    This is actually very reasonable. Actually all non EU citizens should be looking sternly at their own politicians and request them to protect them equally.

    Lucky for many non-EU citizens many of the large players have decided to extend the rights of their EU users to all non EU users as well, as that is simply good karma.
  • Celebrate 15 Years of EVE Online During Operation: Conscious Interruption - EVE Online - MMORPG.com

    3dom said:

    So if I am a free player will I receive these 15th anniversary bonuses if I subscribe for a month?

    It seems so.

    And it will be the first time in 9 years when I won't login, subscribe and get the anniversary stuff. Clowns have deleted "walking in stations" module so there is no RPG part anymore.

    Aehm... WiS did not add any social aspect to the game. It might eventually have, if they had build upon it, but most likely "Local", "Corp" and "Alliance" chat would have remained the supperior means of social interaction even then.

    WiS was fancy idea with no actual wight behind it, and thus it was wisely canned.

    (I like how people think that avatars is an essential tool for social interaction, when we increasingly communicate by distance via text, pictures and voice in the real world...)
  • Can i be free please?

    Gylfi said:

    but seriously, like everyone, i think i have the right to play a present-gen MMO.

    The entitlement mindset of that comment is mind boggling....
  • Into the Abyss Expansion Revealed & Set to Launch in May 2018 - EVE Online - MMORPG.com

    JeroKane said:

    Sorry, but Walking in Stations was requested by the vast majority!

    No. Just no.

    It was killed by the players and CCP because they simply had no game play to go with it.