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Duvida
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2011.06.15 18:49:00 - [1]
 

Just occurred to me, just how much free advertising all those developers of 3rd party apps have been giving EVE. In addition to keeping subscribers onboard by providing tools that make EVE more enjoyable.

Shutting down the free work provided by these developers also shuts down the free advertising that their sites provide for EVE. I don't think you'll get $99 from developers that are trying to cover their server and bandwidth fees by providing a 'donate here' link. I think you'll lose a good percentage of your subscriber base as well as not having newcomers to replace them, due to the loss of advertising.

Shieko Chan
Posted - 2011.06.15 18:54:00 - [2]
 

it occurs to me that unless you are already playing eve there is little reason to visit an eve third party site. I've never seen these hypothetical free eve ads loose in the wild and I play the game....

Silas Cooper
Posted - 2011.06.15 18:55:00 - [3]
 

Perhaps more importantly, how many new players does EVE get through word of mouth? Avid EVE players getting friends, colleagues and clan/guild members from other games into EVE because it's so great. Right now I wouldn't recommend EVE to any of my friends, mostly because CCP is making decisions that are either incomprehensible or explained as money grabbing.

Terminal Insanity
Minmatar
Convex Enterprises
Posted - 2011.06.15 19:02:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Terminal Insanity on 15/06/2011 19:03:04
Originally by: Shieko Chan
it occurs to me that unless you are already playing eve there is little reason to visit an eve third party site. I've never seen these hypothetical free eve ads loose in the wild and I play the game....


Sites like battleclinic are not just for eve, they cover many other games as well. Users of those other games on battleclinic are exposed to eve advertizing every time they use it.
Though, i dont really see the problem there, i mean its battleclinic's choice to support eve or not.

The problem occours when battleclinic no longer supports eve because they refuse to pay ccp to continue providing this helpful service, that has helped grow the eve community as we know it today. Also killing eve's exposure to all those users on battleclinic who play the other games.


Duvida
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2011.06.15 20:07:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Terminal Insanity
Edited by: Terminal Insanity on 15/06/2011 19:03:04
Originally by: Shieko Chan
it occurs to me that unless you are already playing eve there is little reason to visit an eve third party site. I've never seen these hypothetical free eve ads loose in the wild and I play the game....


Sites like battleclinic are not just for eve, they cover many other games as well. Users of those other games on battleclinic are exposed to eve advertizing every time they use it.
Though, i dont really see the problem there, i mean its battleclinic's choice to support eve or not.

The problem occours when battleclinic no longer supports eve because they refuse to pay ccp to continue providing this helpful service, that has helped grow the eve community as we know it today. Also killing eve's exposure to all those users on battleclinic who play the other games.




Ouch ouch ouch... At least CCP has responded on the main thread. It acknowledges the unhappiness with the whole idea.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.06.15 20:08:00 - [6]
 



 

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