I didnt play a while and after i came back and login just to check how EVE’s doing i’m realize that alpha clones is sooo tied in their restrictions, there is not much things you could do to finally decide to return or not. I just twisted my ship in hangar (on which i cant even undock because of Alpha), fast check the market and leave for a better times.
I think, CCP, you should revised the alpha restriction, give Aplha players more freedom at least in a basic things. While keep advanced activities like market tradind, PI to Omegas.
So here’s the plan…
Should gone for the greater good:
- ships restrictions
- SP cap limit
- skills restrictions (except trading and PI)
- any ship equipment/implants restrictions
- PI restrictions
- market trading restrictions
- contracts restrictions
- agents and missions restrictions
- daily activities and rewards restrictions
I’ve been meaning to ‘come back and play’ for like… 2 years now. I install, log in, collect the shitty daily, spin my ships and have a look at my carriers that I can’t undock in, check the monthly sub price, log out, don’t log in again for 2 weeks - decide to check out my ships again. Wait half an hour while the installer installs another 2gig update, spin my ships again, logout. 2 Weeks later I do the same thing.
I spend more time watching the launcher update than even spinning my ships. Seriously what is with the constant updates? Feels like every 3 days there’s a huge update to download. How about waiting a month and sticking them all in one?
No. Why should you get more…for zero cost…of what others are paying for ? You are already getting a substantial amount for nothing, and I think those who are paying for the game would and quite rightly should complain if you got more.
Is this thread just a “why should I pay CCP money to fly the ships I want to fly” thread?
EVE is a subscription-based game. If you want the game to exist for you to play, someone has to CCP money. It’s only logical that there are restrictions on the free trial so that people are encouraged to eventually become paying players, as there would not be a game to play for those players if no one paid.
Alpha Access is a free gift, acutally financed by all the Omega Players to support those who could otherwise not afford to play the game at all. And to greet and welcome those who like to try the game for some time before they decide if they want to join or not. There is nothing to complain about it, instead everyone should be thankful for that option.