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http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/02/28/eve-online-hits-500-000-subscribers-heads-into-second-decade/
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Subscription numbers hit the 450,000 mark following the relaunch of EVE's Chinese server Serenity in December of last year, and they have continued to climb ever since. This new subscription milestone is attributed to the success of EVE's recent Retribution expansion and the anticipation building over upcoming console MMOFPS DUST 514, which is set on actual planets in the EVE universe. EVE is due to hit its 10th anniversary this year on May 6th, and developers have been taking the opportunity to look forward at what the coming decade will bring to the game.
 

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I'm actually playing the two week demo right now. It definitely is different from the usual mmo's I play but I like it, although the controls take some getting use to. I think I'm gonna subscribe when this runs out.
 

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Cool.

I'm surprised that it's both so high and low. High because the game is pretty complex, low because I keep reading about these insane things going on, and I figure there must be a lot more players.
 

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That's 500k people with more patients than I will ever have.

ever.

EDIT: You know what I mean roscoe.

Also I don't have the "Patience" for correct grammer lol

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500k targets to suicide gank in hi-sec. Oh, those were the days. Blast Timmy's brand new battleship, friend salvages and we do it again.
 

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500,000? Isn't that, not a lot?
ummm only WOW has more paying subscribers... and only Wow and Aion have more subscribers in general. So yeah, it's a lot.
 

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Ive played this game every time it comes out for a free trial. But I always come to the same conclusion.....I simply do not have enough time for the game AND to do what I want. Sorry, but mining is only so much fun.

I have a really good friend of mine that is utterly addicted to this game and has some pretty epic stuff. He always shows off when I'm on lol.
 

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If they implemented first-person piloting they'd have to beat me away with sticks. This is the only game I would pay a sub fee for.

Good job EVE.
 

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I wonder if its 500K of active or just plain amount of subscriptions.

Don't forget that its far from actual players. Its very common to have 2 accounts, some go up go 5-6, some nuts have 100 accounts doing huge multi-boxing.
So I would say that if this is active accounts, it means that about 150K or so actual players behind this number. Maybe 200K. Maybe.
 

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I played this for some years myself. This past winter I unsub'd. I simply don't have time to devote to a game like this. HS gets boring and null/LS gets too demanding for my time.
I prefer to put my kids and wife before "joining a fleet for a roam" that ends up being a waste where you listen to someone talk about how awesome they are.

I wish them luck, Hopefully they will continue to focus on the space aspects of the game..

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500k targets to suicide gank in hi-sec. Oh, those were the days. Blast Timmy's brand new battleship, friend salvages and we do it again.
^this is why the game loses it's appeal. It's too easy to grief without consequence. PvP boats and PvE boats are too different and the balance between them is too jacked up. A beastly mission boat that costs a ton of money is just easy meat for a cheap throw away pvp boat that couldn't run a mission.
 

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Cool.

I'm surprised that it's both so high and low. High because the game is pretty complex, low because I keep reading about these insane things going on, and I figure there must be a lot more players.
It's important to note that this article is talking about active, paid subscriptions; not total users. Most other games will just tally how many accounts have been created as day one and celebrate some odd many millions, when in reality it's far fewer "active" accounts. So that's 500,000 people, most of which are reasonably assumed to be active. There's the additional people, such as myself, that can play the game for free, because they make enough in game money to play for free.
 

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I'm up and playing again, waiting for the summer expansion update to drop (free expansions, best idea ANY MMO ever had.) Largely because I wanna see all the skill changes come to life and see how fleet compositions change, new fittings, etc. I NEVER thought I'd fly a Cyclone for ANY reason, but my alliance is in a high sec war (I usually live in a WH) and I came out JUST to test new ships, and we got afew kills, it did well. Love to see things evolve and change.
 
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