EVE IS DYING. Well not the game, but the universe CCP has set out to create in 2003.
The grand vision of Hilmar, a living, breathing, gritty MMO Universe is in its final moments while barely alive on life support in the forms of the occasional and odd scope video. Released at a pace, which begs to question what these scope reporters are actualy doing all day long.
Years have passed since the last Chronicles, perhaps even decades since a scientific article.
The entirity of the Lore Page, a sad reminder of what could have been.
Storylines started, but never touched again.
Drifters, Sansha, The mysteries of the Sleeper race and even rogue Drones. No conclusion and no ability to work towards a conclusion. Now Triglavians thrown into the mix and all of which seem to have zero debt…just more NPCs to grind without an afterthought.
Concord and Navy vessels happily dancing with triglavians on a gate. Business as usual but yet we are supposed to be sold on the grand triglavian menace.
It is, what the majority of the playerbase seems to demand however. A space arcade shooter without any debt. A univeree full of life yet sterile and void of any meaning all the while you stumble about one immersion breaking incoherence after another.
The character you are is reduced to a portrait. The person you wanted to be when you initialy set out, cast aside to min-max killboard and/or ISK gains. Perhaps you wanted to be an explorer, unravel the mysteries of this vast(but mostly life and meaningless) galaxy only to realize, that these data and relic sites dont hold any mysteries other than the question “is this worth hacking”. Disillusioned you follow the norm. Train into something that pays better and your true path begins. You are no longer unique but a just another random min maxing isk/hr. The explorer you wanted to be a pale shadow.
Repetitive missions and sites as a sad reminder that no matter what you do. Its ultimately meaningless. Millions upon millions of presumed lifes killed when you blew up those battleships and that station. Only to encounter the exact same thing 5 minutes later.
Repetitive PVP only to remind you that the reason you PVP is, is because everything else bores you.
No longer it is possible to log in and be immersed in awe.
Is it time to acknowledge that EVE has moved beyond rpg to embrace a more arcade style, more akin to dungeon crawlers or spaceshooter/sim such as Dreadnaught .
A game to log in and play a few matches of largely meaningless PVP or to grind down NPCs while the brain is on stand by or the entire player AFK.
New Eden is dead.
Long Live New Eden.