It’s like running a marathon. The act of running gets really bad after a while, but crossing the finish line is great. You can always opt out of the TiDi gameplay. But depending on your personal goals, you may still be impacted by the actions of those who are willing to go the distance.
3000 people vs a few people “inconvenienced” by people playing the game… You’re actually the odd “numpty” out.
I’m not a huge fan of TiDi. But I’m more a fan of server stability, which before TiDi these big fights would have whole clusters of systems drop off.
Also, the game isn’t run on “one server”. It’s run on a huge cluster of servers all tied together. That is why TiDi in Jita doesn’t affect Amarr, for instance.
Hell I didn’t even know there was a fight till I read news feed. While some wine about how buggy the game can be, I’ve been around long enough to remember how bad it used to be. They’ve improved the hard- and soft-ware considerably.
Also the fact that you keep posting about the buggy software… Means it’s bearable, and enjoyable enough for you to still be here whining.
You asked a question, and imposed an answer and arrived at your conclusion based on your supposed answer.
Does anyone enjoy TiDi? No, probably not.
Does anyone enjoy the massive fights that cause TiDi? Hell yes. I said before, and I’ll say again - I basically play Eve for these massive fights. It’d be WAY more fun without lag, but I have realistic expectations for thousands of players in the same fight.
If my alliance pinged another max dude CTA (which ironically… they did…) I would continue to make every effort to be there. Not because of obligation, but because of interest.
All you had to say is that you enjoy the massive TiDi and repeat disonnects. I personally don’t get how sitting in front of your screen for 10+ hours watching things update at a snail’s pace and occasionally clicking F1 provides any form of entertainment. I’m not even sure being able to say “I was there” matters, either.
The “one server” thing is basically what happens when they enter a field. In this case 6RCQ-V (I hope) was one server. Anything supporting over 2000 players on a single server like that is very impressive.
ETA to an upgrade where even one place is supported by multiple servers? “Soon.”
Probably true - not really a matter of which side will win (I mean… I’d like it to be my side, but ultimately, I have fun with big fights).
Except that’s not what I said, is it. In fact I said quite the opposite. I don’t enjoy TiDi. I see it as a necessary evil to enable the kind of fight that I’d happily give 10+ hours to participate in.
I’d much rather that TiDi not be there, and that things be responsive, but if given the choice between big fights with tidi or no big fights, I choose big fights with tidi. I’m not choosing tidi, I’m choosing the big fight. I’m accepting that TiDi is there.
Because before TiDi you didn’t play. Server ■■■■ the bed, died, and you played other ■■■■ until all the people fighting gave up or something.
Rather watch a slideshow, or just not play? Actually TBH, you still can do the latter. If you don’t like TiDi, log out and quit bitching