I remember the last time I had to leave EVE (that was due to work commitments) and gave away all of my stuff and isk to other players. I regretted that when I came back with this character. So I’ll keep it all stored until, by some obscure off-chance, CCP do decide to re-introduce CQ in some other form.
But it does seem like a streamlining move by them as they restructure the game. However, in this case, it does seem to favour the male gamer, whilst alienating the female one, who appreciate personal touches like that. Yes, they’re follies, but they do attract the female gamer due to the connection that’s made with them. After all, they create them, sculpt them, name them and dress them. Then they take them for a walk around their quarters. What’s not to like about that? It is like being a little girl again with a doll. It’s that mad, but it was fun and added to the EVE experience. Isn’t that what good gaming is all about?
I used to like dressing up my avatar and having her strut her stuff on the CQ cat-walk in different outfits
Without realising it, CCP had tapped into the “virtual doll’s house” genre in this game, a genre so successfully done by games such as The Sims. But they should have expanded on it and promoted it more, instead of retreating from it, because it did attract female gamers to EVE.
Me, being one of them.
So it really is a shame that it’s gone.