If I recently started an mmo and wasn’t too invested yet, I would uninstall on the spot seeing this.
It has a combined value of 5$ Plex and ~800mil isk in ingame items.
The heck are you thinking? What do you think does this do to the trust your playerbase has into you?
In the recent past ~1 year you are taking a game that has worked well for 2 decades, slaughtering it to maybe get double profits for a year and kill the whole thing in the process.
Every f*in time a dev comes around with “we are being bought out, but don’t worry, nothing will change” you can bet half your testicles that things will change drastically.
Anyway, few people read this and nobody cares anyway.
Enjoy your whaling while it lasts, but please don’t dare running around stating you care about the community or the game or anything outside of short term profits so you can sell this ■■■■ for a nice retirement and let it burn afterwards.