Tuesday, January 06, 2009

EVE Online and the week of Milestones

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!!


John Calvin Hall said...

CK, Congratulations on hitting the 300k mark!

Can't wait to see it turn over at the 1,000,000 pageviews.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it great how year after year, the population of Eve continues to grow?

I can only imagine when i'll reach 100M SP. I'm only at a lowly 40M (actually like 38.5, but i like to round).

Modular ships are what will be referred to as T3, correct? I've seen the fanfest vid of this, and i must say i'm very excited!

Anonymous said...

100 million...wowzer...I'm about to hit 13 and I thought that was huge! How wrong I often am!

Congrats on the milestone CK, I'm forseeing increases in this number - I wonder how I can predict that? :P

Lastly - 45,000! Woo!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on hitting 300k, that is awesome! I've also seen from your speedlinking posts that you've linked to a few of the articles I did for mmorpg.com in the last few months, so thank you very much for that!

CrazyKinux said...

Thanks guys! It's been a blast and I look forward to more this year as well!

Unknown said...

Yeah it is awesome to see eve growing. I wonder if these "areas" where you can acquire t3 tech will also contain stations for corps to rent. It couldn't hurt to add some more space to eve :)