I’ve recently had a craving to come back to Eve Online, It’s been quite a few years since I’ve played. I’ve been playing MMO’s for a very long time now (all the way back to UO) and I am totally burnt out on the combat aspects of gaming, which is why I was excited to come back to Eve. We all know Eve has the best player driven economy out there, and I had really talked myself into coming back and diving head first into the mining and industry side of the game. I was really looking forward to a more ‘mature’ MMO experience while avoiding 20+ years of combat burnout.
Of course, the first thing I did was to read through the forums and Reddit. I can’t even begin to express my disappointment at learning that suicide ganking, and ‘CODE’ is still a problem in this game, even after all of these years. This has killed all the enthusiasm I had for returning. This kind of thing adds zero quality to the game, it is just so old and tired, and I have absolutely no desire at all to deal with it anymore. There are so many opportunities for PVP in this game, is it really necessary to force it down everyone’s throat?
Fortunately, I’ve learned about this before investing any time or money back into the game. I just wish I could express how disappointed I am, it’s hard to do in a forum post. At the end of the day, we all play to have fun, but I guess I’ll never be able to comprehend why you choose to prioritize the fun of a handful of gankers who’s sole purpose is ruin the gameplay of others, over the fun of a large sector of players who are actually vital to the game’s economy. One thing I do comprehend though is that the older I get, the more valuable my quality gaming time becomes, and sadly this game no longer meets that quality threshold.