After listening to the CCP Blackout interview.
FU I quit. Now that I got that off my chest let me explain. You guys talk how the sandbox is now cement, well that’s because players like me made it that way. I started in Feb of 2008 and fought and worked (and paid CCP) to build my castle. So, what gives you the right to even consider that we need a kick in the ass. You gave us the tools to create what we wanted now our creation is not good enough for you. Well I can say this “that’s not something I’m willing to fund”.
As far as hi sec being more dangerous than low or null sec, I consider that a failure on CCP’s part. Maybe if you actually made it safe you wouldn’t have 90% loss on new players a week.
As far as all this chaos. Players create chaos, hi sec is a good example of that. When you try to inject chaos people just avoid it and then eventually stop paying.
As far as bleeding from there eyes and ears I call BS nobody except crazy people pay long term to bleed. As soon as the losses get to high that’s it.
My plan is this I’ve stopped Omega cloning 5 of my 6 characters simple because I can’t watch all of them with the black out. I’ve stopped buying plex (which was way more than omega time). Once my last character omega time runs out that’s it. Ill park all my crap in an NPC station and wait for eve to role back to a state I want to play in.
If I were CCP for a day I would make hi sec safe so new players can learn and grow and continue to play as they choose to. I would thru game mechanics make it financially to costly to grow past a certain size. Because smaller groups create more activity.
Friends are someone your intimate with, true there are some in eve that sound like they might fit that bill. For me however most people I play with fall into “that guy I play eve with” so please don’t devolve what a friend is.
My opinion you need to work on retention that is where your problem is, not disturbing the core.
As a final thought I wouldn’t let noobs speak in public. He really finalized my decision.