So I have been playing eve constantly since mid 2007, and have done everything you can in the sandbox, I have enough isk to plex my accounts for years and pretty much every non-unique BPO there is. But I like thousands of others (looking at ever-offline for the past 6 months) am finding myself getting bored more and more often.
CCP, you have and will be making eve harder for the vets with the current big changes but it will just be a meta change… there have been lots of them over the years and it hasn’t made it harder for the vets and easier for the newbros. Vets will always have the lead.
Unfortunately there is not an influx of newbros and more and more vets are getting bored and leaving the game. This is not good for anyone. Changed like the current can continue to be made, we are still not going to have an influx of new player and HACs online will continue until you, CCP, make no money.
How are you going to create a level playing field?
There is only one way I can think of. When was eve flourishing and bringing in new players all the time? Back in the mid to late 00’s. Why?
Because there was a level playing field!
Back then no one had resources like they do now so everyone was more equal. 5 day old Timmy wasn’t going to get dd by a Goon line member who had been playing the game 10 years and had 5 titans.
If you really want to shake the game up, create a new EVE, one with no skill injectors. You can leave this one up sure… Just like the Chinese server, some people will want to stay. But if you want Vets to return and a new player influx it’s what I feel the game needs.
I wouldn’t mind all my stuff being deleted so I can start afresh just like everyone else. You’re making radical changes to try and breathe life into the game. Why not just give birth again?
(No, you can not have my stuff)