Don’t misquote me. This time I said it in reference to the fact that we did not have inflation. Which we don’t. And I did go on to say, that I don’t think the economy is in a particularly healthy state. And the first time I said it, it was in reference to guy promoting a conspiracy theory that CCP was intentionally trying to make things cost more to sell more plex.
Also, are you ■■■■■■■ with me, or was what I wrote just that unclear? Look, what I was saying is that I believe that CCP has been compromising on their values in order to appeal to a wider gaming audience.
Speaking of which, players may not have been asking for nullsec to be turned into farmville back in 2016 (iirc), but there sure is ■■■■ an army of guys out there now complaining about extrinsic rewards and everything that interferes with their ability to optimize towards boredom (i.e. ESS/DBS, cloaky camping (not as common a complaint since the changes), scarcity, blackout, drone assist, Fozzieclaw, whaling, and god knows what else). Players may not have asked for it then, but they’re certainly asking for it now. I dunno, but it seems to me like CCP made changes that appealed to particular types of players, which resulted in much large concentrations of those players in the game. And, it seems like the values of a lot of these players stand in stark contrast to other Eve players.
Oh, and apparently we think “broken” means different things, because I think that if the economy was broken, you wouldn’t have to dig through spreadsheets to prove it. I mean, when players of other MMO’s complain about broken economies, they don’t have to point to graphs of the velocity of isk, or even have to do any convincing at all. It’s because the majority of the player base is dealing with things such as it being impossible to buy certain things, massive surpluses resulting in some things being virtually worthless, rampant inflation, and/or the need to adopt alternative currencies. And, we aren’t seeing any of that, not even with capital ships (although, it’s probably not a good sign that people stopped building them).
Now, don’t get it twisted -I am not saying that the economy is all roses. I’m no economist myself, but I have heard more knowledgeable people than me point to things like the velocity of isk and production rates as evidence of problems. So, things could probably be better. But the economy is far from “broken,” and I seriously doubt that it’s in danger of imminent collapse, as some people have asserted every time CCP has made a change that they don’t like (i.e. blackout, scarcity, broker fee changes, and whatever else).