There seems to be all this complicated discussion on how to “fix” EVE.
Frankly, If I have to listen to more “Player Representatives,” ask for a “Road Map,” I think I’m going to puke. I’m not trying to be mean, It’s just the truth. Sheep need directions, We are capsuleers.
The only problem with eve, is ship balance. When you follow the ship tree, after cruiser, all development stops, and then starts again at capitals, and way out of balance, as they have been updated.
Each jump doubles HP, and has a % increase in dps, you can follow it up from frigate. But after you jump from Battleship, these %'s get way out of wack. We can nerf the crap out of everything, and undo all of your guyses work, or we can simply fill out the BC and BS trees, make the T2 variants, and Pirate faction variants that should be there, Make things like Bastion Modules, Black Ops, useful, and fall in life compared to Dreads etc, Give BC and BS the tiered variants of the smaller hulls, so that there are more mobile attack options, sit back and let us do what we do.
Eve has always followed a very simple set of rules, but then all these revamps broke them, broke the scale, and made ships very immobile, forcing turtling. We fix this, and its back to burning New Eden as usual.
Otherwise you guys can spend the next 4-5 years trying to develop a “Road Map,” that pleases the sheep, and fail, as eve has never had one, and is based off of not having one. The entire goal of our development is way off. The thing most of us think we need CCP to give us, is the very thing that will put the nail in EVE Onlines coffin, and take away what is unique about this game.
We simple have to rebalance the upper sized hulls, and fill out the trees, and let the players do what they do.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to insult anyone. I love this game to death. But the more I try to get involved in how things are going, the more and more I hear players begging to be told by the devs what is going to happen in their game over the next year, and what to do next…
Everything has become so focused on having 5 or 6 accounts, and making sure their isnt too much isk in the economy. But no one will look at their own ships, and admit that maybe, just maybe, their citadels and Super Carriers, god forbid their Titans, might be way out of balance and OP as hell. Simply input the missing ships and counters, and we will burn the galaxy down all over again.
Or don’t. Keep trying to design some magical feature that will ignore the blatant math based facts that current capitals are OP compared to the other ship class jumps, ignore the embarassing excuse of a ship tree after cruiser, and over the next couple of years as the last of us who attempt to actually fight other capsuleers slowly give up in Lowsec, we will have one hell of a party when we shut off the server. Either way I’ll be here till the end. Don’t read this as an insult, simply think about what I’m saying, and look at the obvious. The forest has been there, perfectly for 20 years, with no problems. What makes you guys think that we suddenly have to make a new tree for it to sustain? Simply balance the system.