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Captain Thunk
Sniggerdly
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:45:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Captain Thunk on 26/06/2011 18:16:49
http://www.eve-news.com/2011/06/26/sony-online-entertainment-acquire-ccp-games/

CCP care to comment on the veracity of this?

It does explain better than anything else why CCP is hellbent on forcing MT and IP Licensing upon a blatently unwilling customerbase. It's not like CCP haven't been told for well over a year the majority do not want it. (example T'Ambers poll in CSM and following resignation)

It also explains why despite the protests, CCP are pushing ahead anyway.

edit:

<3 for the reply CCP

Originally by: CCP Fallout
The story is 100% false. We are, and remain, an independent company.

Wa'roun
Quantum Cats Syndicate
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:50:00 - [2]
 

Quote:
With the recnt closure (24/6) of Star Wars Galaxies, the failed SOE flagship MMO, it may be the case that SOE is looking to acquire a stake in a leading Sci-Fi MMO.


Does no one realize that EverQuest and EverQuest II are still very active?

Pee Wee Herman
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:50:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Captain Thunk
http://www.eve-news.com/2011/06/26/sony-online-entertainment-acquire-ccp-games/

CCP care to comment on the veracity of this?

It does explain better than anything else why CCP is hellbent on forcing MT and IP Licensing upon a blatently unwilling customerbase. It's not like CCP haven't been told for well over a year the majority do not want it. (example T'Ambers poll in CSM and following resignation)

It also explains why despite the protests, CCP are pushing ahead anyway.

Shocked No way, I can't believe it! Any proof aside from the article which could be faked?

Captain Mastiff
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:50:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Captain Mastiff on 26/06/2011 16:51:39
The timing seems all right...

This news saddens me, I would say yay for Sony potentially being able to pump some serious cash into development for all games created by CCP. However I am deeply disappointed to know that this will mean micro transactions will dominate Eve.

CCP... please if you must at least make Sony agree to restrict micro transactions to vanity items... I promise to keep both accounts subscribed if you do!

Fallout help us :(

Edit: Timing...

Dust 514, PS3 exclusive
Eve - Incarna, Microtransactions and sudden silence from CCP
Star Wars Galaxy - Ends
CCP - Potential talk of financial problems (rumours)
Eve - died



Tomas Buelle
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:51:00 - [5]
 

as an old SWG player this is the MOST worrying thing I`ve heard (1st post on the forums as well)


Abrazzar
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:52:00 - [6]
 

So that's what the devblog is going to be all about. Bet they'll blame the protesters for forcing their hand.

Neftaran
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:53:00 - [7]
 

If it was true doubt anyone would know until there was an 'official' announcement. I have my doubts though, the timing is a little convenient.

Barakkus
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:53:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Wa'roun
Quote:
With the recnt closure (24/6) of Star Wars Galaxies, the failed SOE flagship MMO, it may be the case that SOE is looking to acquire a stake in a leading Sci-Fi MMO.


Does no one realize that EverQuest and EverQuest II are still very active?


No, EQ2 is dying off very slowly, they've consolidated servers for like the 4th time recently.

Fire Watch
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:55:00 - [9]
 

I guess EVE is their last PC game.

GG

Natsett Amuinn
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:55:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Wa'roun
Quote:
With the recnt closure (24/6) of Star Wars Galaxies, the failed SOE flagship MMO, it may be the case that SOE is looking to acquire a stake in a leading Sci-Fi MMO.


Does no one realize that EverQuest and EverQuest II are still very active?


No kidding.
Sinse when as SWG their flagship MMO?

Hello! EQ/ EQ2 anyone!

Reilly Duvolle
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:56:00 - [11]
 

Seriously Captain Thunk, this is pure speculation. Your "anonymous" sorce is probably inside your own head. If not, show us the money.

justme6
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:57:00 - [12]
 

Oh joy! I really don't want sony to have access to my CC info

Saving Face
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:57:00 - [13]
 

To be honest... between a controlling stake owned by an indebted gambler with ties to the Russian mafia and SOE,... hm. Actually harder to decide than I thought...

Tobiaz
Spacerats
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:57:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Abrazzar
So that's what the devblog is going to be all about. Bet they'll blame the protesters for forcing their hand.


That would be a masterful spin to the story wouldn't it? Like a full 180 degrees.

Andrea Griffin
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:58:00 - [15]
 

I hope not.

Captain Thunk
Sniggerdly
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:58:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Reilly Duvolle
Seriously Captain Thunk, this is pure speculation. Your "anonymous" sorce is probably inside your own head. If not, show us the money.

Not denying it isn't sketchy at best.

But CCP are forcing all this stuff through depsite the obvious resistance and this is a better explanation as to why than anything else. If this isn't why, then there's literally no explanation for CCPs destructive behaviour at all.


Vhelia
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:59:00 - [17]
 

Nice troll, well done.
Though considering situation... Very Happy

VeloxMors
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:59:00 - [18]
 

If this is true, I'm glad I'm canceling subscriptions. Sony is the epitome of an evil empire. It does seem like a bit of a coincidence that CCP has been looking more and more like Sony.

Fire Watch
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:59:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Saving Face
To be honest... between a controlling stake owned by an indebted gambler with ties to the Russian mafia and SOE,... hm. Actually harder to decide than I thought...


??

Wa'roun
Quantum Cats Syndicate
Posted - 2011.06.26 17:00:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Barakkus
Originally by: Wa'roun
Quote:
With the recnt closure (24/6) of Star Wars Galaxies, the failed SOE flagship MMO, it may be the case that SOE is looking to acquire a stake in a leading Sci-Fi MMO.


Does no one realize that EverQuest and EverQuest II are still very active?


No, EQ2 is dying off very slowly, they've consolidated servers for like the 4th time recently.


I have played EQ II off and on since 2 weeks after it opened. They have not had a rash of consolidations. Even "recently". The last merges happened several months ago. One of them was my Najena server into Unrest which was something people asked for for a while (merging Najena).

Najena used to be the unofficial Aussie server, as people used to say.

Shintai
Gallente
Arx Io Orbital Factories
Arx Io
Posted - 2011.06.26 17:00:00 - [21]
 

So thats what Zulu´s blog might be about...

Troy LS
Posted - 2011.06.26 17:01:00 - [22]
 

That makes perfect sense. $99 license fee, the new revenue strategy, CCPs disdain for its customers (oh wait, thats not new - but its consistent with Sony's business practice)

Legionos McGuiros
Caldari
Legio Prima Victrix
Imperius Legio Victrix
Posted - 2011.06.26 17:01:00 - [23]
 

lol its like everyone on the forum is a ******


all this conjecture with NO evidence


bunch of ****ing trolls the lot of you

Barakkus
Posted - 2011.06.26 17:02:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Wa'roun
Originally by: Barakkus
Originally by: Wa'roun
Quote:
With the recnt closure (24/6) of Star Wars Galaxies, the failed SOE flagship MMO, it may be the case that SOE is looking to acquire a stake in a leading Sci-Fi MMO.


Does no one realize that EverQuest and EverQuest II are still very active?


No, EQ2 is dying off very slowly, they've consolidated servers for like the 4th time recently.


I have played EQ II off and on since 2 weeks after it opened. They have not had a rash of consolidations. Even "recently". The last merges happened several months ago. One of them was my Najena server into Unrest which was something people asked for for a while (merging Najena).

Najena used to be the unofficial Aussie server, as people used to say.


I've been playing since launch for the most part. It is dying off actually. It's a shame, but it is.

I'm just glad I don't pay for either of my accounts ugh

Abrazzar
Posted - 2011.06.26 17:02:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Captain Thunk
Originally by: Reilly Duvolle
Seriously Captain Thunk, this is pure speculation. Your "anonymous" sorce is probably inside your own head. If not, show us the money.

Not denying it isn't sketchy at best.

But CCP are forcing all this stuff through depsite the obvious resistance and this is a better explanation as to why than anything else. If this isn't why, then there's literally no explanation for CCPs destructive behaviour at all.



It's a last attempt to save EVE from the financial locusts he accidentally sold CCP to. So all those bad updates are done to push down CCP's market value in a deal with Sony to buy it at a reduced price and for exclusivity with the Dust 514 franchise.

Captain Thunk
Sniggerdly
Posted - 2011.06.26 17:02:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Troy LS
That makes perfect sense. $99 license fee, the new revenue strategy, CCPs disdain for its customers (oh wait, thats not new - but its consistent with Sony's business practice)



and all required changes to business strategy to conform with Sonys practices prior to a takeover.

This is why I'm concerned

Murdah
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2011.06.26 17:02:00 - [27]
 

Can someone mirror the article? EVENews24 is a little clogged at the moment. :P

Mina Sulva'r
Amarr
Posted - 2011.06.26 17:03:00 - [28]
 

I'd put one my bets on Jumpgate Evolution, being that its been in a funding limbo for about 2 years now.
The other likely is Star Trek online since Crypic is more or less defunct, and looking to sell. Ironically enough by alienating their player base by focusing almost exclusively on micro-transaction released content.

Quetazoid
Posted - 2011.06.26 17:03:00 - [29]
 

It makes sense, why CCP are making a mad dash with MT and pushing out a single room in Incarna; to increase their product portfolio so they gets more moneys to retire with.

Langoss
Posted - 2011.06.26 17:05:00 - [30]
 

deleted? I cant open the link


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