I’m currently out in NPC null grinding my fingers to the bone trying to make ISK. I’m getting my ships blown up, my pods (with implants) podded, and am not making anything as far as ISK is concerned.
Would I normally complain about any of this? No. I’m not entitled, I don’t expect to be handed anything on a silver platter, I take risks and expect bad things to happen. But I’m told that with risks come rewards.
No, I wouldn’t normally complain. Except that a friend of mine recently joined one of the big nullsec cartels. 100% safety. And ISK handed to him on a silver platter. The guy doesn’t even bother ratting in a carrier anymore. He hacks relic sites, and gets 100mil ISK per pop. Me? I hacked data and relic sites in wormholes FOR A SOLID YEAR, and I think the biggest score I ever got out of a can was 30mil ISK, and that only happened a couple of times, and I took on extreme risk to do it, and had extreme losses. But this guy wakes up bleary-eyed, nonchalantly logs in, crunches on cereal while watching netflix, picking his nose, and casually flying around hacking sites while half paying attention, and gets 100mil scores out of cans.
CCP, either adjust other elements of the game (wormholes, npc null, lowsec, etc) so that reward scales with risk, or remove all other elements of the game and force everyone into sov null.