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> I wonder if Eve enables federation and chatting with outsiders using regular XMPP clients.

It's not planned. To be precise in the beginning nothing will change for the players. They might be able to send messages which are four times as large.

As far as i know a modern more modular design was the main reason. And thus offload some of the CPU utilisation to not-game server.

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Yes, that makes sense. I guess they can focus on developing the core game that way.

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