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Roba
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2003.10.18 10:05:00 - [1]
 

Anyone else been noticing the EVE-Online displays and like poster board thingys at some stores?

I was ditching school the other day and drove down to Fry's Electronics near Pamona. When I was there I noticed an EVE-Online display. They were totally promoting EVE-Online. Homeworld 2 had asetup like that. Was wondering if this was CCPs worth or Fry's just doing something cool again.

Tactin
Minmatar
Corellian Fleet Engineering
Posted - 2003.10.18 10:13:00 - [2]
 

From an interview With HomeLanfed.com
HomeLAN - What can you tell us about the current subscriber and player numbers for the game and are those number in line with what you had expected for EVE Online?


Siguršur Ólafsson - Currently we have just over 30.000 subscribers, it is a little bit below what we would have expected at this time but maybe not that surprising as there has been very little promotion around the game. Part of the lack of promotion was intentional to limit the size of the launch, as this is our first game and the launch is a lot more manageable if there are fewer players in the beginning. We have now gained considerable amount of experience in MMO operations and are hoping to introduce the game to a wider audience in the coming months.

Ezra
Gallente
Calista Industries
Brutally Clever Empire
Posted - 2003.10.19 21:34:00 - [3]
 

EVE Online is no longer on the shelves at Best Buy, *at all*. Not only is it not being promoted, but BB doesn't even deem it worth carrying.

Bad sign for EVE. Once a store takes your game off the shelves for bad sales, good luck ever getting them to carry it again.

Ganja
Posted - 2003.10.19 21:44:00 - [4]
 

Quote:
EVE Online is no longer on the shelves at Best Buy, *at all*. Not only is it not being promoted, but BB doesn't even deem it worth carrying.

Bad sign for EVE. Once a store takes your game off the shelves for bad sales, good luck ever getting them to carry it again.


Best buy sucks anyways. Just a place for computer illiterate people to gather and go "pluurrr"

Drethen Nerevitas
Posted - 2003.10.19 21:47:00 - [5]
 

Pluurrr?
Question

kc51
Amarr
Simplistic Syndicate
Cha0s Theory
Posted - 2003.10.20 06:28:00 - [6]
 

Fry's Electronics is not the only place that had those signs, I worked at CompUSA and we had them there too, I wanted to put the sign right in the middle of the floor, unfortunately I didn't have enough power. Even though Best Buy stopped carrying the game, doesn't mean that CCP is going down the tubes. Do you honestly buy your games at Best Buy? No, everyone buys them at CompUSA or Fry's

Jolo
Gallente
Posted - 2003.10.20 06:37:00 - [7]
 

Quote:
Best buy sucks anyways. Just a place for computer illiterate people to gather and go "pluurrr"


doesn't matter who shops there. it's a HUGE market for games, I know that place is packed 24/7 in my town. doesn't matter if people buying the game are tards or not. As long as someone is buying it and giving ccp $$$ to actually fix or add new stuff to the game. Best Buy is a huge outlet. Take it a way and that's a bad deal.

Nariko Tenrai
Minmatar
Hayashikani Dynamics
Posted - 2003.10.20 07:32:00 - [8]
 

Quote:
EVE Online is no longer on the shelves at Best Buy, *at all*.


It is in Fresno, CA. Of the other hand, the Best Buy in Fresno has a rack devoted to MMPs. On the gripping hand (semi-obscure SF lit ref), half of said rack is filled by the umpteen EQ expansions, and another quarter is empty.

Jolo
Gallente
Posted - 2003.10.20 08:17:00 - [9]
 

Quote:
Fresno, CA.

I am sorry. I am so sorry.....

Ange Noire
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2003.10.20 11:36:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Ange Noire on 20/10/2003 11:36:54
Ppl who are just blind enough to don't notice that eve is avaible don't deserve to play.

I waited that game 2 years, i knew exactly when it was avaible.

Xmas soon, no worries, u'll have ur bunch of crybabies and 8 years old child running all around Luminaire (Beside nice and fair players, hey, that's only childs who got things at xmas, but they will not be the larger part) and asking for spare isk... prolly sooner that i would.

I like Eve with enough ppl to don't feel me alone, but hell, not too many.

Nootami
Amarr
Oberon Incorporated
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2003.10.20 11:36:00 - [11]
 

Its at the BB near me.

LiverpoolFC
Posted - 2003.10.20 12:26:00 - [12]
 

In on Sale in the "Sale" at Game in the UK for £20 or you can buy 2 for £30.

No sign of any promotion though. Just part for the 2 game for £30 range.

30,000 subsribers, wonder where they all are.

Harisdrop
Gallente
Vindicate and Deliverance
Posted - 2003.10.20 12:31:00 - [13]
 

I personally would hope we keep this player base and they add all the features. I dont believe more people make the game better.

I hope they will just get new servers like EQ. If they do they should not allow character transfers.

Mirph
Centermass Solutions
Posted - 2003.10.20 13:22:00 - [14]
 

Quote:
30,000 subsribers, wonder where they all are.


Well, there is only one server, and the game is world-wide. I would guess that minimum amount of players online is around 2,5-3k and max is 6k. Count in some people that only play once in a while and you should get the number 30k quite fast.

Karga
Posted - 2003.10.20 13:34:00 - [15]
 

Prolly be a free download by years end, then sell an expansion next summer or winter.

Lianhaun
Evolution
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2003.10.20 13:45:00 - [16]
 

I kinda feel sorry for people who will join up this late in game, they wouldn't know what has happend so far and they will probably spend very little time in their frigate.
Which makes them less expierenced and easy prey for pirates or scams.

Rohann
Destructive Influence
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2003.10.20 16:30:00 - [17]
 

30,000 subscribers? hmm and the most ppl on were a little over 6k players at one time like 2 weeks into retail release. Methinks ccp is referring to the amount of copies made, not subscribers.

Tentimes
Deep Space Mining INC
Posted - 2003.10.20 16:56:00 - [18]
 

5-6k peak numbers seems reasonable for a 30k subscriber base to me.

I just hope they add the new content and systems in and FIX PVP! I'm getting very bored - you can't even have a good war anymore - ppl just peck at your heels then log when you show up with a force.


The Reclaimer
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2003.10.20 17:03:00 - [19]
 

Quote:
EVE Online is no longer on the shelves at Best Buy, *at all*. Not only is it not being promoted, but BB doesn't even deem it worth carrying.

Bad sign for EVE. Once a store takes your game off the shelves for bad sales, good luck ever getting them to carry it again.


Best Buy needs to keep 100 shelve for the Sims.

Ezra
Gallente
Calista Industries
Brutally Clever Empire
Posted - 2003.10.20 18:21:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Ezra on 20/10/2003 18:23:30
Quote:
Fry's Electronics is not the only place that had those signs, I worked at CompUSA and we had them there too, I wanted to put the sign right in the middle of the floor, unfortunately I didn't have enough power. Even though Best Buy stopped carrying the game, doesn't mean that CCP is going down the tubes. Do you honestly buy your games at Best Buy? No, everyone buys them at CompUSA or Fry's

Unless you live on the East Coast (no Fry's for thousands of miles) and the nearest CompUSA is a minimum of 45 minutes away (usually 1 hour or more thanks to traffic), whereas BB (Bridgewater, NJ) is <10 minutes away.

BB here has a pretty good chunk of space devoted to MMOGs too. LOTS of EQ expansions, still a decent amount of space for DAoC. EVE wasn't even on the MMOG shelves when BB carried it, and I haven't seen it for 2-3 months at least.

Johnsus
Caldari
InGen Corporation
Posted - 2003.10.20 18:33:00 - [21]
 

Quote:
Best buy sucks anyways. Just a place for computer illiterate people to gather and go "pluurrr"


bahaha. bingo, Ganja. :)

Lone Gunman
Forhotea Corporation
Posted - 2003.10.20 19:21:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: Lone Gunman on 20/10/2003 19:23:10
The BB in Woodland Hills, Cal "e" fornia did not have any EvE copies either. Unfortunetly they also didn't have any Max Payne 2's. But I suspect for different reasons.

Stoli
Posted - 2003.10.20 19:38:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: Stoli on 20/10/2003 19:39:11
Saw a few copies of Eve at the BB in Torrance, CA store just yesterday.

Fred0
Cutting Edge Incorporated
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2003.10.20 19:44:00 - [24]
 

You buy MMOG's at stores? I buy my games online. Then again, it doesn't help advertising..

Dearth
Posted - 2003.10.20 23:51:00 - [25]
 

I got my copy of EvE from Gamestop on May 5th 20 min after fedex delivered it. Everybody else but the UK had to wait another day if they bought it online. Even so the names Viper and Death were already taken.

Calladen Nimitz
Caldari
Todaki Innovations
Posted - 2003.10.21 00:21:00 - [26]
 


The Fry's here in Phoenix has a nice display set up as well.

With Christmas coming up I hope CCP sees the potential and floods the market and magazines with advertising. This really is a fantastic game.

Calladen Very Happy



 

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