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EVE Online microtransaction controversy deepens
Posted: 26.06.2011 02:07 by Comments: 8
Captain's Quarters.
A full blown controversy has hit the space combat MMO EVE Online, as members are angry at the developer CCP's new microtransactions in the game.

An article titled "Greed Is Good" released internal documents from CCP, regarding the direction the MMO is taking. They were not pleased with the forced graphics upgrade ("The ones with a decent enough system to run the new graphics met the game’s new features and a clothing store that managed to rage players to levels even higher than their GPU temperature loads.") nor with the microtransaction prices of items like monocles, which cost more than a fully outfitted battleship.

The article's leaked internal memo from CCP was confirmedauthentic by MMORPG site Massively, which indicated that CCP may go back on the promise to not allow microtransactions to impact gameplay, a part of it stating, "Not all virtual purchases will focus on customization: some will simply be new items, ammunition, ships, etc. that can be purchased outright."

A forum post by the developer to discuss the issues has already exceeded 200 pages. Check it out here.
Source: Bluesnews
Related games: EVE Online (PC)
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Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 26, 2011
SirRoderick
And another one bites the dust.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Jun 26, 2011
djole381
I don't care about microtransactions as long as they make Eve F2P. Hope that happens in the near future.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Jun 26, 2011
djole381
@Chosen_One
One can only hope :)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 26, 2011
SirRoderick
Even if they would, it would be such an enourmous grind I really don't see the point. Unless you have a pile of spare money lying around of course.
By psycros (SI Veteran Newbie) on Jun 26, 2011
psycros
EVE has never been very good but the latest patch is just pathetic. When DUST fails epically, I give CCP a year..well, maybe two at most. The first outfit that produces an EVE clone with mostly consensual PvP and where half the content isn't broken will make themselves a pile (as long as its not based on TV or movies, that is - almost nobody wants MMOs like that).
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 27, 2011
herodotus
MMO's based on movies, TV, novels and comic books sell very well and are generally the most popular (even "WoW" has it's roots in the Tolkien and Gamers Workshop universes). PvP is all well and good, but for the most part PvE is where the majority of time is spent.
By Cuda (I just got here) on Jun 28, 2011
Cuda
There is a fairly large presence forming of "New Eden Rafugees" or "Bittervets" as they are calling them in Perpetuum Online. Pretty fun actually.

Enough to crash their log in servers for the last 3 days. Pretty good chunk of people.