Monday, January 06, 2014

Blog Banter # 52 - The Other Side

Welcome to the continuing monthly EVE Blog Banters and our 51st edition! For more details about what the blog banters are visit the Blog Banter page.

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Go to the always useful ( and take a look at the All Time (weekly average) graph for concurrent accounts logged in.

For the past four and a half years, the graph has hovered around that 30,000 mark; it is, for all intents and purposes, a plateau. But everything must come to an end sooner or later and that is what this blog banter is about.

What's on the other side of that plateau?

Is there any path for CCP to follow to raise those numbers upwards for a sustained period, or is EVE going to enter a decline to lower logged in numbers from this point? How soon will we see an end to this plateau? Months? Years? Or will you argue that 'never' is a possibility? Or you can look at the root causes of the plateau and tackle the question if it could have been avoided or shortened if CCP had taken different actions in the past.

Also, what would EVE be like with an order of magnitude fewer or more players?

Get writing!

Faction Fit Pod - Steady As She Goes
Sand, Cider and Spaceships - Eve is in a Coma
Roc's Ramblings - The Other Side
Golden Crusade - What's on the Other Side?
Warp Drive Active - Falling Down
Freebooted - Homeostasis
Eveoganda - The Graph is a Lie
Morphisat's Blog - Over the hills and far away
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah - Limits
Life on the Bubble - Art of War Alliance - Enjoy the Ride
In Local, Everyone Can Hear You Scream - There Is No "Other Side"
Mabrick's Mumblings - Causalities of War and Industry
Evehermit - Are we at the base of the mountain, or on top of it?
Pilgrim In Exile - The EVE of the Future
Oz Ox In EVE Blog - But Will It Tick?
Fua Consternation - Just another day as an astronaut
Jester's Trek - Another way of saying "never"
A journey through the mind - Flogging a Dead horse
A CARBON Based Life - Live Fast and Die Young, or...
Mad Haberdashers - Most Plateaus End In Cliffs
Diaries of a Space Noob - EVE Mentality
Khanid Kataphract - Living Space
High Sec Carebearing Extravaganza - The Other Side
The Ancient Gaming Noob - A Horrible Community...
Deep in EVE - EVE Will Grow


  1. Thought I'd go pessimistic! :)


    I hope we can get over that hump in a good way, one day.

  3. I'm in:

  4. Published last night:

  5. Mine is up now.

  6. Mine is at

  7. I normally don't play with these, but here's my random wordsperg:

  8. Anonymous7:46 am

    Done -

  9. Anonymous5:55 pm

    I may be the low man on the totem pole, but I decided to give this a rip:

    Go easy on me.


  11. Anonymous9:30 am My feeble attempt. I likely missed the topic though. But I have graphs!

  12. EvE has a shot at being the first MMO to run for 20 years... or not...

    BB52: Live Fast and Die Young, or…

  13. Random unsubstantiated thought experiments from me I'm afraid

  14. A well-timed blog banter consider the proposed future for New Eden. Here's my long winded analysis of what the graph shows, and how it links to Rubicon's changes.

  15. I'll give it a go: