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I have just closed my CD-ROM box of EvE Online dating from 2003, after carefully storing its reference booklet. It must be said that the set is very collector’s item, even very popular today. At the time, I had ordered the space opera from my little local retailer specializing in role-playing games; we were a small group of friends, and we wanted to discover something new, something much bigger!
At that time, my machine was equipped with a simple Pentium III clocked at 450 MHz, which was more than enough compared to my 9th Gen i7 today; I was running Windows XP with 256 MB of RAM, whereas today I’m using Windows 10 Pro with 16 GB of SDRAM, and I’m not even talking about the evolution of graphics cards in 20 years… Hey! well despite this, the game was already at the time of very high quality, due to its graphics and its very successful game play; so we didn’t need much more, apart from some inevitable bug fixes of course; at that time, CCP was easily excused…
It is under this foundation of the EvE Online game that we had all become pioneers of space opera, without PLEX, without SKINs and without injectors, etc… From 2003 to 2008, it was then the golden age for CCP ! And then hell, the rest, everyone knows it by heart, first with the crossing of a glass ceiling, before the beginning of this slow agony orchestrated by the same CCP, and this despite all the relevant remarks of his players…
Another online game has experienced almost the same adventures, and this at the same pace: World of Warcraft released in 2004, and whose cult collector’s pack is none other than its third opus entitled, Wrath of the Lich King! Then from 2009, wreckage too; to deal with the crisis, Blizzard favors the accumulation of tasteless commercial offers, gradually emptying its original MMO game of its meaning…
But unlike CCP, Blizzard decides during 2019 to take into account the increasingly pressing comments of its players, in particular by offering them the possibility of starting from scratch under World of Warcraft Classic! And to the great surprise of Blizzard Staff, this initiative is still very successful today, with some players even playing with both versions of the game!
The reason is very simple to understand: players are not fooled, let alone cash cows, they no longer want pay to win!
Hey! well to be reborn from its ashes, CCP must now proceed in the same way, by offering its players the possibility of starting from scratch under EvE Online Classic; by doing so, CCP could well be surprised by the enthusiasm that such a possibility of choice would arouse…
We no longer want your pay to win! We want to become the masters of the New Eden market again, where CCP would never have taken hold again! And we want it by the true, unforgiving rules of the original game! And we would gladly agree to start from scratch for that!
On the jacket of this box dating from 2003, it was however written in bold capital letters, this promise which today is unfortunately! no longer respected at all, since the inflation of +33% decided by CCP is already having a heavy impact on the New Eden market; also, how can an Icelandic company, in 2022, have such an impact on a so-called persistent world, whose history normally takes place more than 7,700 years after Jesus Christ? It is impossible, and above all incoherent! It does not mean anything !
Here is a reminder of this promise dating from 2003:
“AN ECONOMY IN THE HAND OF THE PLAYERS”
Also CCP, it is high time for you to finally know how to recognize your past mistakes, and honor your promise of 2003! Give us the choice by reviving EvE Online Classic just as Blizzard announces the upcoming release of Wrath of the Lich King Classic, which personally leaves me wondering; I guess I’m not the only one!
Try To Fly Safe Again. Or not.