I played EVE years ago, left, and now I’m back as an alpha.
I was flying around the other day, mining, and thinking that it would be nice to find a corp to join. I started reading the recruitment channel. One corp caught my eye, but I noticed that they require members to install Discord. Strange–I don’t remember requirements like that back in the day. Install this software or that, provide “full API,” etc. Seems like a lot of hoops to jump through just to play a game. I don’t want to have to install some 3rd party software I know nothing about. Especially software for talking to other people. I stutter in real life, and have no desire to talk to strangers over the internet while playing a game.
So I asked the person advertising his corp, “Why do you require members to install Discord?”
He answered: “Because I said so.”
I was surprised, and replied, "Rudeness is not necessary. As the kids say, ‘Whatever.’ "
A third person then jumped into the conversation, with a sarcastic remark that included the f-word.
Why? What’s the point of it all? In the recruitment channel, of all places. Being in the recruitment channel and advertising for your corp means you are trying to attract new members. Doesn’t it? Why be rude and vulgar for no reason?
When EVE’s player numbers eventually shrink so much that plug is pulled, it will be because of the immature people who make the game no longer fun.