o/ Hello Developers at CCP
First off, I would like to thank you for all your efforts and the great work you’ve put in the past year that I’ve played this game. I’m very happy with it so far and have only one minor gripe, which I will adresse at the end of this post.
I’m addressing this post to you so that you can take the following into consideration and hopefully work towards bringing EVE players a wider range of experiences and gameplay.
Could you please work on making some of the Pirate Factions joignable for players who wish to have a different experience beyond belonging to one of the four main ones and working on getting faction standing through missions in NullSec?
And here is my reason for asking. I was hanging out in Help Chat a few hours ago and a new player had a short conversation with a couple of other gentlemen and he asked an interesting question.
He asked if it was possible to join one of the Angel Cartel’s member corporations like Archangels, Dominations, Salvation Angels…
Upon finding out that he couldn’t, he pointed out something that I think is noteworthy:
In the info panel for Angel Cartel, it is mentioned that, and I quote ( as he did ): " The Angels recruit members from all the races, and are thus not bound to any one zone of operation… "
When that new player found out that he could only do missions for the Cartel but not join them, he was pretty disappointed as he wanted to go to Null right away and start his experience in EVE with the Angel Cartel.
When someone pointed out that he’d have to go to Null, his answer was " Yes, I’ve checked the galaxy Map. If I’m going to lose ships I’d rather it be in Null" which is, to me, pretty praiseworthy for a new player.
Another thing that I would like to point out about it.
During the 4th mission of “Cashflow for Capsuleers” we’re sent to have a meeting in space with the leader of a pirate faction. That pirate mentions that his faction is always looking to recruit capsuleers from the main empires as they are better trained than the sorry bunch currently operating with his faction, which inevitably leads new players like that gentleman I mentioned to think that they can join a pirate faction.
I think that working towards making it so that players can join a pirate faction and do missions in NullSec would benefit NullSec and would motivate a good number of new players to move to NullSec, adding new experiences for players, helping with Player Retention and facilitating/adding to some of that Destruction that you wish would more often happen to balance EVE ecosystems.
I thank you for reading this post and am hoping you’d take the idea into serious consideration.
The only gripe I have is the disconnects and freezes that I’ve experienced as of late. They seem to happen more and more often. I’ve experienced 6 disconnects this week, two just today. When I started a year ago I had NO disconnects and the game barely froze if ever.
Thank you so much for working to bring players the best experience in the game and I salute your work and dedication to EVE Online. May New Eden exist for a long time to come.