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C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2011.05.06 12:49:00 - [1]
 

Eight years already? They say time flies when you're having fun...not to mention when it's flying a spaceship!

I remember when EVE launched eight years ago, right after "Armageddon day", the last day of the beta when skills, ships and modules were made abundant and everything went nuts for a while (lag aficionados would have loved it).

Seeing EVE go live and players trickling in was thrilling but I can't say I truly anticipated all that was to come in the following years. Back then I was a wet-behind-the-ears GM, fresh off the streets of Reykjavík, and looking back I had limited grasp of all the potential we had just unleashed. But I soon learned, oh how we all learned.

I remember being in the office when M0o discovered this little trick called "gate camping" and the complaints started rolling in by the hundreds. "What? They can't just close down a popular and convenient route like that!", we thought, still thinking that EVE was something we could manually control. I was part of the Concord battleship gang thrown together to chase them from the gate in role play fashion. Given our PVP experience back then, it's probably a good thing M0o decided to run from the fearsome looking Concord Black ops vessels instead of turning to fight. They would have gotten some interesting loot out of that engagement I'm sure :)

We discovered a few things that day (apart from the fact that superior firepower means nothing if you suck at PVP and cant catch anything). The most important lesson being that you guys didn't really appreciate us stomping around in your sandbox. So we learned and adjusted as we've done so frequently since.

I remember getting in my first battleship on my player account. How awesomely powerful it felt, and how devastated and weak I felt when I lost it to a pirate in a belt playing possum. I learned from that too, although it hasn't stopped me from losing many battleships since. The first time I solo killed another battleship at a gate was equally exhilarating. So much in fact, that I thought my pounding heart would break a few ribs before that tank would break. No game has ever come close to making me feel anything like that.

I remember the first Fanfest well. How great and strange it was to meet all those players face to face. I remember what an eye opener it was to hear them talk about EVE and to see the passion with which they told their stories. That Fanfest changed my perception of the EVE community for life. It made all of this more "real" somehow and made me want to be the strongest little cog I could be in the CCP machine.

I remember being in the office and getting word that the first titan was going down. The stakes changed that day. In contrast, I also remember getting word of the first rookie ship swarm eating up battleships and cruisers. That highlighted how in EVE, even the newest and the weakest can hit hard if they play it smart and work together.

I could sit here all day and reminisce but I have a bunch of work I have to do. So why don't you guys share YOUR most memorable moments from the past eight years :)!

Happy birthday and THANK YOU for everything.

J Kunjeh
Gallente
Posted - 2011.05.06 12:56:00 - [2]
 

Happy Birthday Eve!! Thanks for the Quafe CCP..can't wait to kick back on a can. May we have 8 (or 80) more years of Eve greatness.

Paul Morphy
Posted - 2011.05.06 13:05:00 - [3]
 

oO

Opertone
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2011.05.06 13:08:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: CCP Guard
Eight years already? They say time flies when you're having fun...not to mention when it's flying a spaceship!

I remember when EVE launched eight years ago, right after "Armageddon day", the last day of the beta when skills, ships and modules were made abundant and everything went nuts for a while (lag aficionados would have loved it).




Hey guys, give us photos of aging EvE DEVs... wonder what they are going to look like after a decade.

yogi caldet
Zebra Corp
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.05.06 13:18:00 - [5]
 

such a wonderful game and with such wonderful people

ty ccp

CCP Cascade

Posted - 2011.05.06 13:44:00 - [6]
 

Happy birthday EVE and thank you to the community!

My most memorable moment was when I, using the autopilot, accidentally jumped my freighter with all my belongings into lowsec, got ransomed and survived after paying up. I freaked out, lost my breath and stood up from my desk (probably jumped around a bit) when I noticed I had just jumped into lowsec and there were blinking red pirates around me. I didn't sit down until I was safe which was about an hour later.

Other than that:

* Fighting a 400 people fleet with a fleet of highly skilled and coordinated 60 BS pilots and a brand new Mothership (not really winning or losing, just having tons of fun)
* When I wanted to show off my new microwarpdrive on my kestrel and decided to lock another pilot in a rookie ship to get his attention, then use the keyboard shortcuts to activate my microwarpdrive only to instead fire all my light missiles and shortly after see my kestrel get blown up by CONCORD.
* During the alliance tournament when well... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGAjymmeYkg amazing!

Imiarr Timshae
Caldari
Funny Men In Funny Hats
Posted - 2011.05.06 13:46:00 - [7]
 

Congrats on the 8th year of quality.

Rolling Eyes

Pesky LaRue
Brotherhood Of Fallen Angels
Etherium Cartel
Posted - 2011.05.06 13:49:00 - [8]
 

thanks for 8 years of the best MMOG to date (warts and all) and here's to the next 8.

Cutter Isaacson
Minmatar
Spycotics
Posted - 2011.05.06 14:05:00 - [9]
 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY guys n gals. Congratulations on 8 wonderful years!! I'll be celebrating spending 6 years here myself in August, and I look forward to the big decade too CoolCool

Xercodo
Amarr
Xovoni Directorate
Posted - 2011.05.06 14:10:00 - [10]
 

I just wanna try some of that IRL Quafe XD

I've only been here about two and a half years but it feels so much longer then that...looking forward to more ^^

CCP Guard


C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2011.05.06 14:11:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Xercodo
I just wanna try some of that IRL Quafe XD

I've only been here about two and a half years but it feels so much longer then that...looking forward to more ^^


Come to Fanfest next spring! It tastes great with vodka ;)

Signal11th
Posted - 2011.05.06 14:18:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: CCP Guard
Eight years already? They say time flies when you're having fun...not to mention when it's flying a spaceship!

I remember when EVE launched eight years ago, right after "Armageddon day", the last day of the beta when skills, ships and modules were made abundant and everything went nuts for a while (lag aficionados would have loved it).

Seeing EVE go live and players trickling in was thrilling but I can't say I truly anticipated all that was to come in the following years. Back then I was a wet-behind-the-ears GM, fresh off the streets of Reykjavík, and looking back I had limited grasp of all the potential we had just unleashed. But I soon learned, oh how we all learned.

I remember being in the office when M0o discovered this little trick called "gate camping" and the complaints started rolling in by the hundreds. "What? They can't just close down a popular and convenient route like that!", we thought, still thinking that EVE was something we could manually control. I was part of the Concord battleship gang thrown together to chase them from the gate in role play fashion. Given our PVP experience back then, it's probably a good thing M0o decided to run from the fearsome looking Concord Black ops vessels instead of turning to fight. They would have gotten some interesting loot out of that engagement I'm sure :)

We discovered a few things that day (apart from the fact that superior firepower means nothing if you suck at PVP and cant catch anything). The most important lesson being that you guys didn't really appreciate us stomping around in your sandbox. So we learned and adjusted as we've done so frequently since.

I remember getting in my first battleship on my player account. How awesomely powerful it felt, and how devastated and weak I felt when I lost it to a pirate in a belt playing possum. I learned from that too, although it hasn't stopped me from losing many battleships since. The first time I solo killed another battleship at a gate was equally exhilarating. So much in fact, that I thought my pounding heart would break a few ribs before that tank would break. No game has ever come close to making me feel anything like that.

I remember the first Fanfest well. How great and strange it was to meet all those players face to face. I remember what an eye opener it was to hear them talk about EVE and to see the passion with which they told their stories. That Fanfest changed my perception of the EVE community for life. It made all of this more "real" somehow and made me want to be the strongest little cog I could be in the CCP machine.

I remember being in the office and getting word that the first titan was going down. The stakes changed that day. In contrast, I also remember getting word of the first rookie ship swarm eating up battleships and cruisers. That highlighted how in EVE, even the newest and the weakest can hit hard if they play it smart and work together.

Happy birthday and THANK YOU for everything.



First thing happy Birthday! Great little story!

Unfortunately your story has shown me how that sense of discovery and "wow" has disappeared from EVE.
It's a shame that there's none of that "cool I've just got a battleship" it reminds me of when I first got into a T3 I flew it lost it a week later and then just went out and brought another one. Even when a titan goes down nobody really cares anymore it's a bi-weekly event. I would love some new stuff that nobody can conquer and when you finally manage it you have a sense of "wow".
I dearly love the game and I spend (according to the wife) way to much time on it but there is no mystery or truly game altering events anymore. Even when IT failcaded most people were like "so what?"
When T3's can be replaced 5 mins after loosing them (by an average player e.g myself) you know there is way too much money/availability in the game.

Sorry for being a miserable coont and hijacking your thread!

ChromeStriker
Posted - 2011.05.06 14:24:00 - [13]
 

Happy Birthday Very Happy
I call !!!PARTY!!! at jita 4-4 Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy GM's fancy doing some party games? sleepers apearing? suddenly becoming 0.0 space, Concord fight etc

Many happy returns CCP heres to 8 more years o7

Ingunn AmarY
Posted - 2011.05.06 14:30:00 - [14]
 

I am 8 years old.

DTson Gauur
Caldari
Blend.
Nulli Tertius
Posted - 2011.05.06 14:44:00 - [15]
 

Happy Bday to this incredible game! I certainly aim to be here in 2 years time when Eve gets to the double digits :)

Tiberius Amzadee
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.05.06 15:05:00 - [16]
 

Happy Birthday Eve Onliiiiiine,Happy Birthday Tooooooooo Youuuuuuuuuuu!Very Happy

Sister Lumi
Gallente
Posted - 2011.05.06 15:07:00 - [17]
 


HBD EVE <33333

Thanks for existing Cool

- Sis

cpu939
Gallente
Volatile Nature
White Noise.
Posted - 2011.05.06 15:12:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: CCP Guard
Originally by: Xercodo
I just wanna try some of that IRL Quafe XD

I've only been here about two and a half years but it feels so much longer then that...looking forward to more ^^


Come to Fanfest next spring! It tastes great with vodka ;)


dates please even approximate dates

and happy b/day

Ankh
Minmatar
Angel Constellation
Posted - 2011.05.06 15:14:00 - [19]
 

Blimey that means I'm nearlly eight too! Happy Birthday!

One of my earliest memories was being part of a fleet of mining frigates when we cleared our first belt. Back in the days when roids were the size of small moons, and you'd bounce off them and end up miles away if you warped in too close!

Joe Phoenix
The Commonwealth Federation
Posted - 2011.05.06 15:19:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Imiarr Timshae
Congrats on the 8th year of quality.

Rolling Eyes


I see what you did there! Laughing

CCP Guard


C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2011.05.06 15:42:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: cpu939
Originally by: CCP Guard
Originally by: Xercodo
I just wanna try some of that IRL Quafe XD

I've only been here about two and a half years but it feels so much longer then that...looking forward to more ^^


Come to Fanfest next spring! It tastes great with vodka ;)


dates please even approximate dates

and happy b/day


I'm not at liberty to announce any dates just yet, and they haven't been nailed down in any case...but we were happy with the timing this year and are aiming for something very similar :)

vulnevia
The Exploited.
Posted - 2011.05.06 16:23:00 - [22]
 

Happy 8th Birthday EVE, and Happy Birthday Xoria, and happy 90 mil SP to me (ticked over at 5am this morning) Laughing

Skydell
Caldari
Space Mermaids
Posted - 2011.05.06 16:59:00 - [23]
 

All the grizzled Vet and it's baggage aside, Gratz CCP and EVE.

Wasn't the anti-christ 8 in the movie 'Omen' when he decided to kill his mother?

StarRanger
Gallente
Royal Star Ranger Family
Posted - 2011.05.06 17:37:00 - [24]
 

Congrats on the eight year, everyone.
Still playing the game since beta-6 and still loving it, keep it up, CCP ugh

Mr M
Posted - 2011.05.06 19:44:00 - [25]
 

Happy birthday Eve Online.

Eight years ago today I was sitting in front of my computer cursing that there wasn't a digital download of Eve and someone thought it was a good idea to not release the game the same day in all countries. I actually know some people who went to the UK that day just to be able to get a copy. Myself I had to wait for nine whole days. Some of the worst nine days of my life Very Happy

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2011.05.06 20:09:00 - [26]
 

My short time with EVE has been a blast. May there be more for me when I re-enter my ships Embarassed

o7 CCP


Slade

CCP Zymurgist


Gallente
C C P
Posted - 2011.05.06 20:17:00 - [27]
 

I'll always remember my first corporation and climbing up from a grunt to one of the directors.

I also remember losing my first POS. I was sitting in my rookie ship under the shields as some guy in a Moros (still one of my most favorite ships) pounded away at her shields. We chatted for a bit in local before I warped out and said good by to low sec.

So many more things have happened to me since then and I look forward to tons more. Happy Birthday EVE!

Syna Anima
Posted - 2011.05.06 20:33:00 - [28]
 

My respects! ;)

Avon
Caldari
Versatech Co.
Raiden.
Posted - 2011.05.06 20:50:00 - [29]
 

When I think back to day 1 of Eve it is all kinda hazy ...

I remember feeling excited about picking up my copy from the store.
I remember leaving work early to get it installed.
I remember being surprised how "ready" it was comapared with the beta client.

I even still have some of the ships I bought in those first few days / weeks.

Ah .. and I remember the tense trepidation that seemed to encompass everything you did in that vast, mysterious universe.


Fast forward 8 years --- and I am still here, playing a very different Eve and enjoying it for very different reasons.

What a game.

Barakkus
Posted - 2011.05.06 20:52:00 - [30]
 

Happy birthday Zymurgist! \o/ Cool


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