Yes I realize EvE Online is not a Free-to-Play MMORPG, but the hour-long documentary “A Tale of Internet Spaceships” made during CCP’s 2013 EvE Fanfest by three media students from the Malmo University in Sweden is free, and does a good job at weaving a story which depicts the intricacies of what is arguably the most socially complex sandbox MMORPG currently available. Plus it’s a documentary about an MMO and how often do we get one of those?




Touted as a “tale of Dedicated Fans, Consumer Power, Conflict and Redemption”, A Tale of Internet Spaceships tells a story of how CCP and its community of players created organic narratives completely spurred on by the community with little influence from the developer themselves. There’s also an honest open discussion regarding wrong choices CCP has made in the past when choosing to implement some Free-to-Play styled cash shop items in a Pay-to-Play MMO and the resulting ramification of those decisions.

There’s a reason why EvE Online has just as many followers of EvE news as it does actual players and anyone looking to understand the internal culture and social history of how EvE became the EvE we know of (but probably don’t play) today should definitely consider checking the documentary out.

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  1. Some random scottish guy on July 15, 2014

    ive been playing mmos since 2002, I would consider my self an mmo vet. Been on mmobomb for a little while now and my self have never played Eve for longer than an hour. I can respect this sort of video on mmobomb and respect the game its self. Eve has been there for a very long time now where many space games have outright failed and or been canceled.

    Well done CCP games, look forward to trying out dust 514.

    • Some random scottish guy on July 29, 2014

      ive been performing fellatio on overweight men at truck stops since 2002, I would consider my self an fellatio vet. Been on mmobomb for a little while now and my self have never performed fellatio for longer than an hour. I can respect this sort of fellatio on mmobomb and respect fellatio on overweight men its self. Fellatio has been there for a very long time now where many guys have outright failed to perform fellatio on overweight men at truck stops or been canceled.

      Well done me, look forward to trying out fellatio on overweight men at truck stops 2015

  2. Wtf... on July 14, 2014

    “Yes I realize EvE Online is not a Free-to-Play MMORPG”
    someone should read whats written below the logo of “MMOBOMB”

    • spunkify Author on July 14, 2014

      Yes we cover F2P news, but I felt that news regarding a documentary revolving around a very unique MMO was worthy of attention. Try to be a little understanding. The documentary is after all free to watch 😛

      • Nate on July 15, 2014

        There are some interesting lessons in the documentary for F2P companies to consider. With only a handful of companies doing F2P right, we as a community should ensure these lessons are well known. Namely, microtransactions and cosmetic items (e.g. Grinding Gear Games) are the way to do F2P right.

    • Freebooted on July 15, 2014

      It’s worth noting that EVE’s Incarna expansion, which was centred around forcing human avatars onto players, also included the launch of the NeX store, whose purpose was to provide a vanity item micro-transaction market similar to many F2P models.

      Additionally, EVE is arguably F2P as it is possible to generate enough in-game revenue to pay for the subscription in a similar manner to the more recent Wildstar.

      I think both these details make the subject of this documentary fall within the remit of MMOBomb.

  3. Vine on July 14, 2014

    ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM, anybody?

    • Vine on July 15, 2014

      wow nobody have the answer? Zoom Zoom Zoom (Supernova Girl) is from zenon, movie by disney.
      You people have failed me.

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