The new year has barely started, and already we're being bombarded with new milestones in the world of New Eden.
The world's biggest sand box MMO, EVE Online, recently surpassed the 45,000 peak concurrent user (PCU) mark. An amazing achievement when you consider that most MMOs run on much smaller servers - of about 5,000 players. All the hard work that has been done over the last few months, as well as the multitude of upgrades planned for the near future, will allow for even bigger fleet battles. I look forward to the days where we'll see 1000-plus ship fleet battles! I remember the days when we passed the 10k mark, then the 20k, then 25k! Now we're almost half-way to the 100,00 PCU! I for one am looking forward to CCP's HPC roll-out!
Additionally, we learned today that another capsuler had reached the 100 million skill point mark. Though this was not the first character to reach that record milestone, it's still a great honor to bestow a fellow capsuler. As a player who is about to reach the 50 million SP myself, I can vow how monumental such an achievement is!
Speaking of personal achievements, I'm happy to report that this humble blog, reached the impressive mark of 300,000 pageviews yesterday, as well as 200,000 visitor mark today. I say impressive because in the MMO industry EVE holds a niche position, similar to the Mac in the computer markets. Such results would not be attainable without you, the reader. So thank you for dropping by!
Finally, I leave you with the latest CCP video interview, in which Hilmar mentions that the next EVE expansion will be released on March 10th, followed 2 days later by a retail launch of the game - published in partnership with Atari!
Two words come to mind: modular ships!!! Oh yeah!!