Greedy Goblin: If more people log in, more X happens

Nosy Gamer had a brilliant idea: he placed the average concurrent user (ACU) data and several kill data to the same chart. Unfortunately, he only did qualitative analysis and only …

Greedy Goblin: The value of different farming activities

People wrongfully believe that the currency of EVE is ISK, despite players can farm and use it as any other material. NPCs don’t act as market actors, if everyone is buying …

Greedy Goblin: Masters, servants and minions…

There is a big confusion between who has power over who. The main reason for that is mixing people with groups. Groups make no decisions, people do. If there is democratic vote, …

Greedy Goblin: “Welfare” isn’t an offensive word for recipients

After CCP announced that 50% of the paying players quit soon, 40% goes solo “leveling up their Raven” (and quit later) and only 10% gets involved in the sandbox, I …

Greedy Goblin: The man who dies rich dies disgraced…

Andrew Carnegie was a XIX century industrialist, billionaire (in current $ terms) and philantrophist. He gave away his amassed wealth for charity, explaining it with the title of …