Mr Mieyli wrote:
I'll repeat myself again, these threads will continue to be created as long as eve remains so far outside normality.
The above is very telling.
I knew a guy from my job years back, he moved on a while ago. He's a transplant, originally from California, and was then living here in Texas. He always talked bad about California, he's used the words "it's turned into a big mess" several times.
But when we talk about our lives here in Texas, he almost invariably tells me about how "where I'm from, we do it this way, I don't know why you all don't"... I once looked him in the eye and told him " where I'm from isn't perfect, but I like it, which is why I've never moved away for very long (the longest stint was 2 years). YOU call the place where you are from crap.... but you take every opportunity to try to turn the place were are at NOW into the same kind of crap. I guess the place you come from is a big mess because it's filled with folks who like to make messes".
He really didn't like me pointing that out. A few years later he moved to Florida and I lost contact with him, but I'll be he's saying the same things there as he did here. Type don't change.
I thought of him when you said you'd played other MMOs. You seem to talk bad about those other MMOs. Yet here you are in an avowed niche game (the mistake of 5 years ago
has hot changed it's niche game status) advocating that it add more "normality". In other words, you want EVE to turn into the same kind of crap you came from.
And yet you seem surprised at the resistence to the idea. If most of us wanted normal, we'd be playing some other game. We LIKE the different thing called EVE, and we wish those who didn't would just shove off and find something they can get behind the way we are behind EVE Online.
EVE is not perfect, but it is one of the few hard core/adult games left in a world of mushy hand holding feel good bullshit. And from now till it ends, folks like me are going to defend this unique hobby, both against unreasonable people like you, and from unthinking stakeholder pressure to "mainstream" it.