I just got a look at the slide presentation that CCP game at NetGames '05. Its an interesting read, and gives some nice insight into what is under the hood of this game :)Slides available here
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p2: UMMORPG - are you using this term now also? hmpf
"Avoid sharding at all costs" - shame about the china shard then isn't it.
p6: nice hardware layout! But you use Win2k and MS SQL?!?!?! oh dear...
p9 onwards: interesting slides on "MachoNet"
p20: Future of Eve- expected numbers of subs on shards... 25K on london, 30k on china. your expecting the china version of the game to be bigger that the "rest of world" version.
EVE Mobile - now that REALLY got my attention. What is the intended functionality of a Mobile phone for eve - connection protocols? Any information or ideas would be most interesting to hear!