If that was enough for him to get banned…
Its not a derailment.
The purpose is clearly to reduce influx/supply of PLEX into the game via Buddy system.
Thats what this change, concretely, does.
thats abotu what a lot of us say in different versions SIGH
Do not think so. It seems to me, that CCP attempts to hide as many information from user about his account as possible. You can not now find out the status of you kill queue from CCP site any more, for example. Plenty other, accessible before, information is hidden now. They hidden now the information about your buddies (you can not see that someone took you invitation now, you have to rely on their words)
the option to see that still exists only with 1 small change
if you both have eithother on buddy list you can see if hes online
if he removes you from that list you will no longer see him (except when ur in thesame system) than he will be offline marked in local
What I mean is that there was an option before, in eve online account managment to see opened invitations, finished ones etc… With exact times. It is gone now. As before you could see the progress of skill queue, your contacts and mails via eve online gate. Not anymore.
The change reduces PLEX influx from Buddy program.
Its concrete and incontrovertible that is what it does, and thus is intended to do.
that is true and that is a security measure that ppl asked for
in the past you could check if someone was online by trying to convo him
to avoid ppl abusign that they indeed removed it with ir extremly annoying but understandable
Yes, that is true, but I doubt it is the MAIN reason for the change. Take Elisabeth Norn program for example. She won the race and got almost all budy invitations available in new forum. I will not discuss here her dishonorable way of competition in old and new forums but the fact is clear - with current forum layout her offer, as being top offer in the thread, got almost all newbees. No one will go down to the next post in endless thread. Simple as that. And from what I saw she got less, than 200 pending invitations. Even if we suppose, that half of them payed and she got the plexes, it is still less, than 100 * 500 plexes. In a year. You still think it is the reason to care so much, that you invest money and time to program such a nerf?
you may have calculated a bit wrong erg
in the past creating mining toons ( as example) using the buddy program
than mining with em till they made theyr investment back ansd than selling em was
actualy pretty lucrative if that is all you were doing
now it is not lucrativ anymore
some ppl did this with hotdropper alts as second example
Asking someone to play eve is not work? Are you serious? When you have to start explaining something about this game it usually goes on for hours and hours, the complexity of the game is huge. I would say asking someone to play this game, (and yes it is not like “a game you play” well not any game anyway) is indeed very much work.
agree on that it not here now you have a toon good luck …if only
Less PLEX from Buddy program = Less PLEX ingame.
This is exactly what i described. Is the house in my example “unlivable in”? Not for sure. But it has some pretty annoying “things” which are better be fixed.
And here we differ:
- you always invite your friends (maybe they will enjoy it and don’t care about cons)
- i try to understand what they might enjoy, describe it best, and then give them full picture. Tying to not lure them into “isn’t alpha. It’s not like it’s unplayable”. If as result they choose to not try then at least i haven’t scammed them of money and/or time.
I scam my friends all the time, I make them believe all sorts of things, and yesterday when I was visiting my father, I scammed him into believing I was a responsible adult, I’m not. It looked like it worked, phew.
HAHA… Not sure i could do such trick with my parents… They know me too well for that.
@March_rabbit just a question how many rabbits do you have that you can do a ful march with em
Maybe “rabbit” is his nickname for fedo.
1ronbank is back with his stream ?