Yes, that is indeed my opinion. Which is why I wrote “I believe”. But is my opinion less valid than a PvE’ers? Is my loss of subscription not at least the same value as a loss of subscription from a PvE’er?
I wrote in the wardec feedback thread, that I sometimes feel like CCP are a bunch of headless chicken stamping out fires all over the place. What I want, is for them to focus and come to an objectively made conclusion.
If they feel that PvE’ers are the best bet for the future of eve, then I want them to clearly communicate this to their customers, so we can make decisions based on that.
I don’t really take sides here. I value PvP’ers and PvE’ers equally. I just personally tend to enjoy PvP more. If PvE is the future of eve, then I just want to get this clearly communicated and improvements made in this area. However, as a current customer, I’m just expressing my lack of enjoyment of the current PvE systems. I don’t see how this expression is devalued, just because I have expressed that I find PvP enjoyable. Can you only enjoy PvE, if I despise non-consensual PvP?
Let me clarify, that it is also my opinion, that PvP is what makes eve unique. It is an opinion made based on past experiences and articles. Basically, people love reading about the political intrigues and big battles in eve. These incidents have even made it to the mainstream media. The asset destruction, creates real feelings which people go to great lengths to satisfy. This is what builds the world and what makes eve exciting.
I accept your opinion, that you find PvE the driver for player retention. But honestly, it doesn’t matter whether I accept your opinion or not. What matters is what CCP thinks. Which is why I say, they have to make a choice of where they want to take the game. I’m blaming CCP for being indecisive and not communicating clearly what their goal with eve is. Nothing more.