There are few games with a relationship between players and devs quite like EVE Online. EVE’s playerbase is known to be cut-throat and competitive, while also being devoted to the title, and its developer is known to foster the unique community of EVE Online as best it can. The result is a game that mixes the civilized with the wild west, where players will start an enormous inter-player war, but put it on hold for the holidays.
Players have a much greater impact on the game than in many other titles, MMORPG or otherwise. Many of the most important events in EVE Online are player-driven, as is essentially the game’s whole economy. That doesn’t mean the developer, CCP Games, is completely hands off though, and it just released an update to help players create Fleets easier.