Author Topic: EVE is going F2P  (Read 596 times)

Vargur

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Re: EVE is going F2P
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 09:48:42 PM »
Hmm so basically if I still exist and login I can't fly any ships that I own or use any modules on those ships.

Doesn't really bring me back into the game then?
Not sure the purpose of this other than creation of many more alts.
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Re: EVE is going F2P
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 10:22:30 PM »
Doesn't necessarily bring back old players but provides a 'hook' for newer players.
Slightly less restrictive than trial accounts as you could theoretically keep playing for free for as long as you wanted and doubtlessly get tempted in with cheap sub deals which will inevitably follow.

Oh and as well as more armies of alts. Not sure how useful a 5M SP char would be.
Doubtless someone, somewhere is already crunching the numbers.

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Re: EVE is going F2P
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2016, 01:20:23 PM »
Not like skill extraction doesn't already make the game ftp with less restrictions, at least until the sp market saturates.   It is an interesting move though.  Wonder how it's going to play out?  It could be an issue anywhere large numbers of cheap alts are useful.  Scamming, ganking, scouting, etc. 
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Re: EVE is going F2P
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2016, 02:04:00 PM »
Outside of ganking I don't see this being very useful for existing players, but it's a neat idea for new players. Hopefully it'll get more targets people into the game

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Re: EVE is going F2P
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2016, 09:31:05 AM »
Regardless, I guess I'll "come back" in November, see how it goes.