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EVE Online Boasts 500K Subscribers

CCP Games announces that EVE Online has passed a new subscriber milestone, saying their sci-fi MMORPG now has over a half-million paid players. "Ten years after release, it is incredibly inspiring that, through a lot of hard work from our EVE Online team, we are crossing the half-million subscriber mark," said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. "For me, this is a true testament that EVE can live on forever, as long as we do right by her. We have not come to this point alone; millions of players have helped push us to this milestone. I now know in my mind what I previously only believed in my heart: that EVE will outlive us all."

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33. Re: EVE Online Boasts 500K Subscribers Feb 28, 2013, 16:00 briktal
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 13:38:
From what I've read, you aren't necessarily safe even in high security areas. And yeah, there appears to be a "you can never catch up" issue. At least in something like WoW -- you can start from scratch and in a couple of months be as geared as anyone else is for the most part...

The "catch up" isn't THAT bad in EVE. There are limits on how effective you can be in a particular role. After a year or two (granted that's not a speedy catch up), most skill growth is giving you options. For example, you can catch up and be able to fly a battleship as well as a vet, but he'll also be able to fly an interceptor well and you won't.
 
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