As you can see, going free-to-play and increased botting activity could only stabilize them for one year, the concurrent logins are exactly where they were a year ago and the summer dip is just coming. Unless they have one more “free to play” level stunt in their sleeves, a year from now they’ll be under 20K concurrent players.
Gevlon, Seems I was right about New Jita
More proof that EVE Online is a special game, Gevlon cannot stop writing about it. And not just derisive comments in the flow of a narrative about another game, as he does with World of Warcraft, but full on posts about New Eden.
Anyway, he is on the “EVE is dying” path, ever popular with those who dislike the game, with what can be construed as a very specific claim. He is saying that the average concurrent player logins will be 20k in a year. (Data source: EVE Offline)
In a post rife with abductive reasoning, unsupported declarations about RMT and botting, and an ongoing tendency to strip facts of their context in order to give them new meaning, he has foreseen the death of EVE Online. Or, if not death, then a state of decline well beyond anything witnessed previously.
But you cannot argue with him, because he won’t admit any possibility beyond his own conclusions. His world view is set in stone. So I’ll just put this post up and we’ll come back to it in a year and see how things have played out. It is very easy to apply your own narrative to things that have already happened, to claim that CCP “knew” things. It is altogether a different beast to be able to predict the future.
Finally, I borrowed the term “crater” in the title from Dinsdale. He likes to say that the PCU has already cratered, while Gevlon is saying that is a coming event. It amuses me that two people who are so angry about the game differ on that front.