Its great to see that CCP are continuing to work on the new player experience. As getting newbros in is arguably the most important thing to the longevity of the game.
I’m VERY nervous about this change.
The current recruitment system was great because I could get a new player or one of my RL friends in, and could let them try it, and then I could pay for their first month, as plexing their account would get me gametime too!
This was great because it allows me to get a lot of my friends hooked.
PLEASE do not remove the plex/gametime reward. That is the most critical thing.
The skins etc are nice, but:
a) The marshal and other concord ships are horrendously expensive, and most players will never be able to afford or fly them, so they will not have an interest in the skins
b) Because of this, the market will be flooded with these skins, and so they won’t be of much value.
I understand that this is probably to combat sp farmers using it, though really, I think that changing the recruitment system to something that is LESS rewarding is not a good plan.
It means that less newbros will have time gifted to them, so they will be less likely to carry on playing (that first month of omega makes a HUGE difference)
And it means that people will be less incentivised to recruit anyway if the rewards are shrinking