Eve Online lead designer, Kristoffer Touborg, has suggested that his MMO appeals to many people precisely because so much of the gameplay often involves boring, mundane tasks.Click here to read more...
CCP's abject mishandling of the Vanity Items situation caused numerous veteran fans to quit in disgusted protest - partly due to the astonishing price of some of the upgrades as well as the 'Greed Is Good' internal memo that likened EVE players to exploitable cash cows. However, the innovative MMO is back on track, and is attempting to lure back some of its departed player base with a discounted 30 days subscription. Note that only existing players with lapsed accounts are legible for the deal.
EVE Online, CCP's massively multiplayer space sim, has been wracked by controversy after leaked cynical emails and avatar items threatened to completely unbalance the entire game universe. Players held protests and cancelled their subscriptions in droves ,and CCP opted to hold a real-life summit of the player-elected Council Of Stellar Management in Reykjavik this weekend to discuss the future of the franchise.
To cut a long story short, vanity items will have no effect on gameplay and there will be no balance issues. We have a detailed video statement and abridged roundup below.Click here for the full story >>