Dust 514, that’s just going to fail. There’s no ifs, maybes or buts about it. The proper way I think that would have been done would have been to do an Eve sequel and bolt Dust 514 into it. That’s the problem when you start in one direction, your user base clamours for something they’re expecting and you can’t shoehorn it into what you have right now and you really can’t go back to the drawing board.
Anyway, if you haven’t had a recent dose of reality viewed through the lens of Derek Smart, be sure to check out the interview. Just to tempt you, I will also throw in this quote:
I run Alganon over at my other company, Quest Online. That was subscription, I came in and made it F2P and the rest is history.
The rest, indeed, is history. And history is really the only guide we have when predicting the future.
(Hat Tip to @EONMagazine)