As a prodigy designer, I highly disagree.
As a player who has been here since 2003, I also do not agree.
Abuse of high sec players has long been an issue in eve. The recent changes to war mechanics has significantly helped this, but we still have the issue of high security enities like code that exploit and get around mechanics to abuse high sec players.
high security space should be a safe haven, and a place to learn the game. These types of actions should be shifted to either low (which i am also against) or null IMMEDIATELY. This is of the upmost importance for eve right now.
People should leave high sec for glory, and isk. I believe high sec’s isk gain rates are also highly abusive they make the game feel highly taxing. This is probably one of the other major reasons for bad retention rates.
Low, Null and wormhole entities should coax players out of high sec for even higher isk gain rates or potentially unique avenues. For example, gas industry is something i’d love to see more active in all of eve equally as common as ore. Might be interesting if eve’s ships had to run on gas instead of boosters for additional buffs, and then gas become worked into that.
The point is that while i am ambition with making gas something more consistent in eve’s game play and have much more exposure, it could be one of the many “coaxing” options to enter null and wormhole space.
This is how eve should be set up. you get players out of high sec for more isk and more things to do. You leave high sec for ore mining (placing gas and ice in the other security regions), Missions, incursions. Faction wars should be low sec based alone.
In short, high sec should not be a place for all these suicide, scamming baddies. It should be a place that is safe and enjoyable that feeds those actions in low, and nullsec etc
You haven’t been. Look at your posting history and your very first post here on 18 February.
Lying then or lying now. Either way, it’s difficult to believe someone that claims one day to be a new player and then another day, to have been here since 2003.
Regardless, it doesn’t matter that you have a different opinion. Your previous claim that any player with decent experience will view highsec as dangerous - it only needs one person that doesn’t agree (me), for that statement to be incorrect.
you didn’t post metric data. You posted a visualisation.
The distribution of characters hasn’t suddenly shifted by any great margin, and that is the most recent view of the distribution we have. I’d love some updated data, but many people still playing now as back then don’t see that it has changed significantly. People have left the game from all sectors of space.
It very much is part of the topic. You claimed that any player who’s been here for a decent time, would agree with your world view and in backing that up, you are claiming to be an original player from 2003.
The issue is tied to the credibility of what you write, because you have nothing in your post history that suggests you know much about anything in the game, nor that you have memories that go back far into the past of the game. You aren’t an original player and since that shows you up to be a liar, nothing personal you write as evidence to support your claims, can be taken as anything but a fabrication.
There’s no need to be a liar. We all start the game at different times and being a new player is fine. But claiming to be one of the original players of EVE when you aren’t - deserves no respect at all.