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Professional Russian
Posted - 2011.07.02 07:39:00 - [1]
 

Normally run incursions on Friday night, and couldn't find a fleet tonight for 3 hours. 26k online for a Friday night. Ouch. What did you do CCP?

Harcosi
Posted - 2011.07.02 07:49:00 - [2]
 

You want a fleet? 2000 AUR!

Valentina Valentia
Caldari
State War Academy
Posted - 2011.07.02 07:51:00 - [3]
 

I think that the number of bugs and the fear of melting PCs, along with general annoyance - like the fact I lost a Maller today to a simply Client freeze up and crash (not that it was much, would have been much worse had I lose my HAC or Hulk to such a thing) and so people are just rather put off.

Probably will see more and more people leaving for other things and only log in to check this or that - the days of playing hardcore are over until such time as CCP fixes this stuff, puts in the old hangar as an option and generally gets there house in order.

CSM hasn't said much and doubtful that they will have much to say - CCP proper hasn't said anything either - and unlike Bill Clinton's - when in crisis, say nothing, CCP really didn't do itself any favors with the silence or the lack of response to the real concerns. Instead they skated around the edges and didn't say much of anything.

This then is were we are at. People have lost that since of EVE is fun, and worth the time - most of my mates have gone to the pub (or something other on the PC) and give EVE a rest. Remains to be seen if they have done her in for good. I for one am not sub-ed now, I will PLEX until my ISK is gone and watch what happens - if I can't make ISK for broken game functions and all then I guess I will pass on to another game, if things start to work again - well then will see.

Anyway - the bugs are what are getting me and my mates - we have tried for a few days now to get things going and there are just too many broken game features and reboots needed to get things going - the skills bug, the turret bugs, etc... alot of broken stuff - besides CQ and MTs and all that crap... so, why risk what you have on a glitch - I am down one Maller, but hey them is the breaks. But I am sure not playing with anything expensive until this has gone past and PvP is definitly out of it, the Skills crap there sank that - no one is going to try anything, so you have carebears prob minding all things POS and such going on and that is it.

YARRRR!! = Negative
Crying or Very sad = Mission Runners
Rolling Eyes = Carebears and Traders
Evil or Very Mad = Everyone at CCP

YOU have been now Updated on things! - Yea... Wink

catinboots
Minmatar
Vintage heavy industries
Posted - 2011.07.02 07:52:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: catinboots on 02/07/2011 07:53:00
You seem to forget that the summer vacation months started in most of the northren hemisphere and looking at the time you posted that ...well

And stop giving me these negative brainwaves

El'Niaga
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2011.07.02 07:52:00 - [5]
 

Part of that could be folks celebrating Holidays.

(Canada Day in Canada)
(Star of 4th of July Weekend in United States)

Garcia Fox
Posted - 2011.07.02 07:52:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Professional Russian
Normally run incursions on Friday night, and couldn't find a fleet tonight for 3 hours. 26k online for a Friday night. Ouch. What did you do CCP?


Yeah, I've noticed a huge drop as well.

Rushnik
Minmatar
Anhalter's Minions
Posted - 2011.07.02 07:56:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Rushnik on 02/07/2011 07:56:04
Lets take a look at this:

http://eve-offline.net/?server=tranquility

What do we conlude?

Harcosi
Posted - 2011.07.02 07:58:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Rushnik
Edited by: Rushnik on 02/07/2011 07:56:04
Lets take a look at this:

http://eve-offline.net/?server=tranquility

What do we conlude?


Right to left graphs are stupid?

Mallak Azaria
Three 6 MaFiA
KRYSIS.
Posted - 2011.07.02 07:58:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Professional Russian
Normally run incursions on Friday night, and couldn't find a fleet tonight for 3 hours. 26k online for a Friday night. Ouch. What did you do CCP?


People did stuff. In real life.

ScreenWipe
Caldari
State War Academy
Posted - 2011.07.02 08:00:00 - [10]
 

You'll be noticing less people online for the next 3 months, so go find a new hobby Razz

King Rothgar
Autocannons Anonymous
Posted - 2011.07.02 08:05:00 - [11]
 

The number of active players always drops around major holidays. This weekend is a major holiday in the USA so much of the US player base is off doing stuff IRL. As for CCP's recent actions, they really haven't altered that much. I miss my station spinning but that hasn't pushed me away from the game, it's a minor gripe. There have been a number of lag/DC problems but those come and go, nothing new there really.

Their responses to MT have been a little less than ideal, but so far they have shown no signs of adding anything RMT/MT wise that isn't cosmetic only. I really don't care if people spend $60 US to buy a pixel monocle. I only care about such things if doing so get's them that golden drake.

Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
Posted - 2011.07.02 08:09:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Professional Russian
Normally run incursions on Friday night, and couldn't find a fleet tonight for 3 hours. 26k online for a Friday night. Ouch. What did you do CCP?


NO WAY!!

Couldn't find a crew on the 4th of July weekend in the states coupled with the Canada Day weekend in some other country.

Go figure!

Mr Epeen Cool

Jimmy Duce
Chaotic Tranquility
Posted - 2011.07.02 08:13:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: King Rothgar
The number of active players always drops around major holidays.



You are making crap up. Numbers spikes on weekends and holidays. This was a sucky expansion and CCP had sucky PR with how they rolled it out and responded to the critisims. That is why numbers are down. 3 months from now if we are bearly crawling back to 40K online don't lie to yourself about the huge success this expansion was, we used to have 50+k online on average.

loony thezoon
Posted - 2011.07.02 08:18:00 - [14]
 

Major sov holding alliance.

Couldn't get a fleet together in European prime time on a Friday.

I logged out and stayed logged out.

Kojach Baumherr
Posted - 2011.07.02 08:25:00 - [15]
 

what were you trying to get into a fleet with? no one wanted me and my apply named logistics osprey "cantblvitsnot basi"

they said i was trollin and should get a monocle to be more successful Sad

Franz Sigel
Posted - 2011.07.02 08:33:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Professional Russian
Normally run incursions on Friday night, and couldn't find a fleet tonight for 3 hours. 26k online for a Friday night. Ouch. What did you do CCP?


Begin of german summer holiday season, возможно? Started in Berlin, Brandenburg and Hamburg this weekend, and some days ago in Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, and Hessen. That makes for a considerable part of the population. There's a reason why they translate their planned statement into русский AND немецкий язык ... Razz

(This post was provided by a Professional German)

Caiyuga Onishi
Posted - 2011.07.02 08:43:00 - [17]
 

I can only speak for myself.. like many I did not log in after the protest in the major trade hubs. We got what we wanted, CCP's attention.

Now we log out and wait for the statement. No statement no subscription no login. Same goes for the introduction of gold ammo in said statement. The drop in numbers really doesn't have anything to do with holidays/weekend or any of this crap. After all you play more EVE in your freetime than while you're at work.. right?

Evalon Fury
Posted - 2011.07.02 08:53:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Caiyuga Onishi
I can only speak for myself.. like many I did not log in after the protest in the major trade hubs. We got what we wanted, CCP's attention.

Now we log out and wait for the statement. No statement no subscription no login. Same goes for the introduction of gold ammo in said statement. The drop in numbers really doesn't have anything to do with holidays/weekend or any of this crap. After all you play more EVE in your freetime than while you're at work.. right?


This.

Monstress
Posted - 2011.07.02 08:54:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Kojach Baumherr
what were you trying to get into a fleet with? no one wanted me and my apply named logistics osprey "cantblvitsnot basi"

they said i was trollin and should get a monocle to be more successful Sad


Never. Stop. Poasting.

Gordon Hellbender
Posted - 2011.07.02 08:58:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Rushnik
Edited by: Rushnik on 02/07/2011 07:56:04
Lets take a look at this:

http://eve-offline.net/?server=tranquility

What do we conlude?


All-time, we're down to half.
This month, not much difference.

Caiyuga Onishi
Posted - 2011.07.02 09:03:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Gordon Hellbender
Originally by: Rushnik
Edited by: Rushnik on 02/07/2011 07:56:04
Lets take a look at this:

http://eve-offline.net/?server=tranquility

What do we conlude?


All-time, we're down to half.
This month, not much difference.


Check the "Past week" graph. You can clearly see a drop of at least 10k players after sunday 26th (thats where the protest slowly faded into just logging out and waiting for CCPs response)

RAW23
Posted - 2011.07.02 09:51:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Caiyuga Onishi
Originally by: Gordon Hellbender
Originally by: Rushnik
Edited by: Rushnik on 02/07/2011 07:56:04
Lets take a look at this:

http://eve-offline.net/?server=tranquility

What do we conlude?


All-time, we're down to half.
This month, not much difference.


The drop is even clearer on the server graph on the eveonline.com front page (on the right hand side after you scroll down a little) as it has separate lines for last week and this week.
Check the "Past week" graph. You can clearly see a drop of at least 10k players after sunday 26th (thats where the protest slowly faded into just logging out and waiting for CCPs response)

Syphon Lodian
Gallente
Posted - 2011.07.02 09:57:00 - [23]
 

It's also the 4th of July weekend in the US, where even hardcore nerds might think about logging-off their gamez and going outside to get cheezburger under the fireworkz. Some even leave their domiciles to visit their associated entities in their cross-terrain domiciles.

Though I bet you'll all neglect to tally environmental factors into your astute equations, and just call the 4th of July weekend possible server lulls, a "protest prewf". Even though a guaranteed 95% of the 'protesters' are coming back after having a cheezburger (or hot dog if it suits your fancy) and generally not caring about the drama anymore.

Brooks Puuntai
Minmatar
Nomadic Asylum
Posted - 2011.07.02 10:01:00 - [24]
 

Its shocking that usually during holiday weekends the online users usually are still high and sometimes higher then normal. You know due to people actually being off work and school and all. Most events last a couple hours then people are right back to their super serious internet spaceships.

Funny to see people trying to spin the holiday excuse now.

Syphon Lodian
Gallente
Posted - 2011.07.02 10:04:00 - [25]
 

It's not an excuse. It's an offered explanation other than the "it's the protest, unassailable logic", where you people start threads and only allow whining, or else the person is a CCP ALT, alien, CIA etc.

Brooks Puuntai
Minmatar
Nomadic Asylum
Posted - 2011.07.02 10:10:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Brooks Puuntai on 02/07/2011 10:10:19
Originally by: Syphon Lodian
It's not an excuse. It's an offered explanation other than the "it's the protest, unassailable logic", where you people start threads and only allow whining, or else the person is a CCP ALT, alien, CIA etc.


I never said it was because of or is a protest.

Snake Scofield
Posted - 2011.07.02 10:14:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Rushnik
Edited by: Rushnik on 02/07/2011 07:56:04
Lets take a look at this:

http://eve-offline.net/?server=tranquility

What do we conlude?


That the all-time graph is showing twice as many players now as there were in 2006?

Zanes Shoubje
Posted - 2011.07.02 10:14:00 - [28]
 

Look at past month and past 6 months. Peak numbers at the beginning of time period are around 43k. Would be nice to have a moving average though.

Gnulpie
Minmatar
Miner Tech
Posted - 2011.07.02 10:18:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Rushnik
Edited by: Rushnik on 02/07/2011 07:56:04
Lets take a look at this:

http://eve-offline.net/?server=tranquility

What do we conlude?


That new features sell better than polishing up existing stuff?

Oh wait ....

Rolling Eyes

CCFAIL
Posted - 2011.07.02 10:20:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Rushnik
Edited by: Rushnik on 02/07/2011 07:56:04
Lets take a look at this:

http://eve-offline.net/?server=tranquility

What do we conlude?


Eve is dieing at a faster rate then expected?


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