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CCP Staying Strong, Iceland Woes Worsening

Posted Tue, Dec 23, 2008 by Medeor

If you think the market is bad here, try Iceland.

The Uk's Guardian reports that Iceland is in an economic tailspin that may take generations to repair. Discussing specific tales from younger couples dealing with debts that are tied to the currency doubling (yes, their debt is doubling - how would you like your car payment to double, yikes!). The damage is extensive and growing. Even companies like CCP, the developers of EVE online may be forced to move off the island if they can't bring foreign investors in:

"To make new games, we need foreign investors," says Eyjolfur Gudmundsson, formerly an assistant professor at the University of Akureyri, who supervises Eve's virtual economy. "The present currency restrictions are putting us in a straitjacket. We are in talks with the government, but if we can't let capital in, we might be compelled to leave Iceland, even though this would be against our wishes."

This shows that even though CCP is weathering the economic storm as best it can, there are other forces at work that may require CCP to take drastic actions. Atlanta (CCP offices in the U.S.) is a nice place, but I'd hazard a guess that it's no Iceland. The pain and suffering can be found on the Guardian's site.

Bust Out the Credit Cards: EVE Fanfest 2015 and EVE Vegas Tickets Now on Sale

It seems like the floodgates have officially opened on fan event ticket sales. If you haven't already broke the bank snagging tickets for SOE Live or BlizzCon, today CCP is giving you two more opportunities to do so as tickets have gone on sale for both EVE Vegas and EVE Fanfest 2015.

News
Fri, May 16, 2014
Barlow
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Can’t make it down to Reykjavik, Iceland for EVE Fanfest 2014 in May? There’s an online streaming alternative.

Press Release, News
Wed, Apr 09, 2014
Martuk
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CCP reveals its plans for an epic celebration of the EVE universe at EVE Fanfest in May.

Press Release, Video, News, Official Announcements
Fri, Feb 28, 2014
Martuk
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The first issue of Dark Horse Comics’ new series featuring the true stories of EVE Online in comic form is now available.

News, Official Announcements
Thu, Feb 20, 2014
Martuk

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