EVE China Sets World Record

EVE[EVE Online] I just read this over on the EVE forums. In just one day (granted it is open beta) China surpassed all previous concurrent records for EVE Online. The previous record was around 26,000 people playing in a single gameworld.

CCP Games, the game’s Icelandic developer, today announced that more than 30,000 users were concurrently playing in a single gameworld, which it claims is a new world record. In the first day, more than 200,000 people registered for the game. The Chinese version of the game is run by Optic Communications and runs independently of the Western edition of EVE Online.

June 14 Update: 33,000 PCU (Peak Concurrent Users) and now up to more than 360,000 registrations.

– Ethic

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8 thoughts on “EVE China Sets World Record”

  1. I can hardly wait for the flood of cash that will screw the economy in Eve………. /sigh

  2. Rand ‘al Thor:
    > I can hardly wait for the flood of cash that will screw
    > the economy in Eve

    But the new Cluster doesn’t affect Tranquility. Only thing that changes might be that more Chinese players are aware of EVE. But I think, plenty of the usual suspects who farm for RMT are already on Tranquility, so nothing will change for us – except that CCP will hopefully earn more money to further develop EVE.

  3. “But the new Cluster doesn’t affect Tranquility. Only thing that changes might be that more Chinese players are aware of EVE. But I think, plenty of the usual suspects who farm for RMT are already on Tranquility, so nothing will change for us – except that CCP will hopefully earn more money to further develop EVE.”

    Eve until recently was a relatively unknown MMO in China, now it lost that anonymity and in the processs a sort of protection. Now with a wider awareness it will increase the number of farmers on the Tranq server.

  4. I’d be curious to know if there are some cultural differences at play here. Do Chinese players buy gold/items via RMT much? Or are western gamers a bigger target. I’m sure the “gold farmers” go wherever the market is.

  5. My own personal experience has been that I have noticed more farmers on the english speaking servers of other MMO’s than I have seen on asian servers.

    I don’t think it’s a cultural difference though. The farmers go where the money is and westerners tend to have more disposable income than their own countrymen. So they gravitate toward the western servers to make money.

  6. Sheesh, I run over here to tell you all about this and I’m a few days late! I don’t play the game anymore so I wasn’t thinking about “how it’ll effect the server” (I know, it’s a seperate one), I was thinking “Man, I should have bought CCP stock a few months back”.

    This is where all the smaller gaming companies have a chance to make some new money. Get a 3rd party (Chinese) production company in China, sell game over there, keep 90% of the subscription fees. Money money money.

    I’m a tree huggin, dog smoking, evil librul(sic) and I could see that. Go go daytrader powers!

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