No bias, just data (http://www.eve-offline.net/?server=tranquility). Never broke 60k and has been in free fall for the last 7 years, never really qualified for a “massive” online game. CCP has tried multiple times to make something new and failed utterly. They’ve been trying to sell it for the last 4 years and finally dumped the whole thing. Again, not bias, fact. Do a google of “is ccp trying to sell eve?”, you’ll see it’s been out there for years…and of course, they actually sold it, so that sort of puts the feather in that cap.
Sure WoW’s population goes up and down…in the MILLIONS, not the dozens that CCP has. Again, they sold the game, they were sick of failure, they wanted to be rid of it, then dumped it on a Korean company that collects failed MMOs, sticks an IV in them, and sucks cash out of them until they die.
The development couldn’t start on SC until there was a company. Development didn’t begin in earnest until 2013, everything prior to that was simply establishing the company and tool sets. The real funny part is that, at 2.2 million backers, SC is 100x the game Eve ever was, and it’s not even a game yet. More people are interested in the potential vaporware of Chris Roberts than the garbage that is Eve. Again, numbers, not bias.
I’m not actually biased against Eve, it was a great game for what it was. Any bias I have is against the players, the toxic community that comes into other game forums just to spit their toxic bile