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The latest EVE Online dev blog isn't for the faint of heart, or perhaps more accurately, it's not for those who feel suddenly drowsy when confronted with charts, graphs, and economic technobabble. The piece is penned by Dr. Eyjolfur Gudmundsson, CCP's resident economist and an expert on all thing...

August 30th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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EVE Online is often lauded for its complex player-run economy, which functions so like a real world economy that CCP even hired its own lead economist Dr. Eyjólfur Guðmundsson to analyse it. Dr Eyjo's findings are normally released four times per year in his Quarterly Economic Newslett...

July 26th 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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It's time for another in-depth look at New Eden's thriving economy, and as you'd expect in a game built around interminable conflict, business is booming. CCP's resident economist, Dr. Eyjólfur Guðmundsson, is back with the latest EVE Online Quarterly Economic Newsletter (QEN), and whi...

April 4th 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Four times per year, CCP's lead economist Dr. Eyjólfur Guðmundsson publishes the EVE Online Quarterly Economic Newsletter (QEN). Each report provides a snapshot of the in-game economy, with graphs showing market trends over the previous quarter and some speculation on the reasons for the...

November 14th 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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In EVE Online's player-run economy, the flow of ISK is a vital concept. While there are many ways to make ISK in EVE, most of them only move it around from one player to another. When you mine ore and sell it on the market, for example, the mining process doesn't introduce any new ISK to the game....

October 24th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The EVE Evolved column hits its second anniversary in two days on April 27th. To celebrate, last week I gave readers the chance to win an expensive faction battleship of their choice worth around 500 million ISK. You submitted a horde of great ideas for future column posts, which I whittled down t...

April 25th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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In Autumn 2005, EVE Online became one of the only MMOs out there with its own dedicated print magazine. Under contract from CCP Games, MMM Publishing has worked tirelessly ever since to produce EVE's official magazine "E-ON." Four times per year, we're blessed with a dose of the latest and greatest...

April 10th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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We've all heard the semi-derisive comments regarding EVE Online's steep learning curve and correspondingly dense game play. "It's a space screensaver," some have said. "EVE - the sci-fi spreadsheet" is another one of our favorites. While first impressions do count for something, beneath the game's...

March 6th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments