To start with:
Sorry for not digging through decades of post to revive a similar post from the dead.
Also this is my opinion and mine alone.
Now onto my post:
After several tries, and years of “WANTING” to love eve. I’ve decide to give a bit of insight from my personal thoughts on this game.
The game IS and NEVER was hard to understand. For myself, or the countless friends that have tried the game over the years It was just basic reading.(only lazy people find it hard)
The game “DOSE” lack content for new players looking for a “new” game.
(more later on this subject)
The eve community is stuck in the past, refusing to except change.Hint: Blackout and Invasion
PVP is lackluster, time consuming, and or both.
Now, like i said, I have played the game off and on for years. Tried mining, ratting , mission running, trade, exploring, transport, and yes a bit of PVP.
And yet in the end I never got much past the highsec part of the game for a couple of reasons.
Cant trust corps fully. It “does” make the game more intriguing to always have to be on your toes, but in reality it becomes tiring even “thinking” about never being able to relax and just enjoying the people/game around you. Being in a harsh world is one thing but realising you will never be able to relax even with the people you enjoy playing with is totally another story and hard for a new player to digest or even want to deal with.Limited options. (No opinion on how to fix)
No safe places. Again intriguing, always on your toes but no options.
Limited content. No “involved” story/history past the very short story arcs.
PVP: From my side, I was blobbed over and over. From watching a friend play. Its seems to be fun at times, but most times seems to be either solo, and one sided, And the other option, being killed by the blob or being in the blob. (time consuming/lackluster) (no opinion on how to fix it )
This brings me back to content. (Or lack of)
The (no change) mentality of this game is its biggest flaw. Eve has stayed with the “this game is old school” theme for a very long time, and it has done wonders for the player base that loves and stays with the game.
It dose not fit the modern style of gamer, that wants more options.
Let me ask you this?
Why would a (FULL) PVE (carebare) story hurt this game?
Would it not bring in new players that may filter into (your) game play style?
Taken out as i’m convinced PVE zone would be bad for the game.
My suggestions to the questions I have asked:
In my first question giving players a full story quest option to play through gives them TIME and MONEY invested in the game. It makes them want or feel they have to try other things in the game including PVP.
(Again edit for change in thought provided by player base.)
I don’t see EVE Online going anywhere for awhile. I’m not a, this game is going to “die” extremist.
But to improve the game for the future and “keep” new players coming to the game, you have to except changes that may help you achieve your goals.
For a game community always trying to think about how to screw each other over , you sure seem to be limited in thinking of new ways to suck new people in to keep that narrative going with fresh meat.
I don’t have any issues with the rest of the game.