This week, I look at how CCP is embracing new styles of marketing to reach a larger audience.
CCP has embraced these newer methods of marketing, and successfully so. You might have noticed it here and there, but I figured it might be a good idea to list what they’ve been doing lately and whether it’s worth paying attention as an EVE player.
Source: Advanced Marketing
This week in my article for MGM, I look back at the events of EVE in 2008.
Source: Year in Review
This week in my article for MGM, I look at a recent exploit in EVE and what it means to the community.
As previously reported, CCP has taken action with regards to an exploit involving player owned starbases.
We discovered seven corporations with multiple Starbases set up for the express purpose of exploiting the issue. Three of those corporations were members of two alliances. We took immediate action against the offenders and banned over 70 accounts and destroyed all the Starbases run by the corporations in question. All the offending corporations are now effectively inactive as a result of our actions.
I’m still very curious how all of this fits with the post on Scrapheap claiming it was petitioned four years ago. I imagine we’ll hear more from CCP on this over the coming days or weeks, but the discrepancy needs to be addressed by one party or the other.
The corporations were producing high end materials for T2 production. Working with the Research & Statistics team we have established that the effects on the markets have been considerable and far reaching. The effects of our actions against the exploiters will also be felt on the market as the production of the materials has been cut substantially. However, supply should increase again once players have mastered the alchemy process.
It’s going to take more than a massively wasteful new mechanic to fix what’s currently going on in the markets, I’m afraid…
In the meantime I hereby designate this as the official mascot of this exploit.
Source: Update Regarding the Starbase Exploit
This week in my article for MGM, I look at the upcoming alliance tournament, and the history of the tournament events.
Source: Competitive Natures
This week’s column looks at the advantages of life as a support pilot.
Source: The Small and the Deadly
This week’s column looks at the effect the latest expansion has had on EVE.
Source: Quantum of Polish
This week’s column looks at the story of EVE and how it can be an example to other MMOGs.
Source: Massive Gamer – Chapter N
A few blogs back I talked about Massive Gamer Magazine, a newcomer to the MMO media arena. Since then, they’ve been adding a ton of content daily, covering pretty much every bit of MMO news that’s come out.
Today marks the start of a new series of articles on MGM written by myself, the first of which is online now for folks to read. It’s something that I’ll be doing on a regular basis, and won’t any of the things that I do for the EVE community right now (comic, and podcast) — both of which have fallen behind due to real life commitments, but that shall be rectified very soon.
So check out the site, give the article a read, and feel free to leave comments on the new forum thread started at the site, or here at this blog if you wish. This is a pretty cool opportunity, and it’s one that I’m really excited about!