From my experience so far, EVE is mainly WAITING…and WAITING…and WAITING…
It is a boring game with sporadic, heart jumping events that show up in between the waits. But even they are few and far apart. Most of my waiting is just traveling across the universe trying to get from point A to point B.
Now, from a gaming standpoint, if waiting while your ship come out of warp, then sloooow crawl to the jump-gate to jump (wash-rinse-repeat x30) is your idea of FUN, then something is wrong.
Of course, if this is a mechanic to facilitate ganking, then why are you making it so easy for the gankers? If they want my loot, let them work for it. I would gladly give it up and even give them a reward for successfully chasing me down. At least it would be exciting, which is what a game is supposed to be…right?
Now, I could “nurse” the trip by hitting “jump to zero” just pre-warp (hoping my timing is right because once you are in warp, you cant do squat) but I often find my self waking up face first in my keyboard with copious amounts of drool all the keys. Let’s face it, the female “voice” in EVE is very soothing and will put you to sleep…jump after jump after jump after Zzzzzzz…
(maybe use a Marine Drill Sergeant voice instead? "WAKE UP MAGGOT!!! YOU’VE REACHED YOUR DESTINATION!!!)
Old timers will hate me for this BUT OLD TIMERS ARE JUST THAT, old. But this horse is not dead yet so here goes…
MAKE “WARP TO ZERO” THE DEFAULT AND “WARP TO _xyz_Km,” the exception.
There is nothing game worthy about boring waits while you trek across the universe. It also kills the immersion aspects of the game…a highly advanced/technological universe where your consciousness can be transported light-years to other clones, but warp to zero cruise control has yet to be invented? Wut?
I feel that I and many others would log in more often and for longer periods of time with such a change. No one logs in to a game so they can wait and wait and wait…
Make auto-WTZ available to only certain ship types?
Industrials come to mind since they are so damn slow.
Make auto-WTZ available only in High-Sec?
*This will keep the low/null-sec cry-baby gankers happy and keep me awake in my high-sec traveling.
Make auto-WTZ a ship Module or Rig?
Allowing players the option of adding it to their ship at the expense of a mod slot.
It’s time has come CCP, MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!