Hopefully I am posting this in the correct area on the forums. Forums aren’t something I use much, if at all. If I posted in the wrong spot, I apologize.
I have just returned to EVE after 10 years. I have been trying to get back into it. I even purchased a Galactic Zakura pack, thinking it came with not only the plex and 3 months omega game time but also the MCT. You do get MCT, but not as a certificate, which you can get it that way to resell in the the EVE store. Fine, so I have to use it myself. I had planned that the cost difference was worth it if I resold several items, that weren’t useful to me.
The worst part that was not posted about it, MCT only covers 1 month, not 3. This is how it is posted on the site “This pack contains 90 days of Omega, Multiple Character Training, 1100 PLEX, 250,000 Skill Points, Expert Cerebral…”. Why would you think it wouldn’t cover 3 months too??
Then I get click-baited again. I had hoped to purchase a recent holiday pack listed on the EVE launcher app. 3 Months of Omega and this time it actually included 3 months of MCT, which I will now use, since I have the 2nd character already being played that I started with the previous pack. Offer is still being posted even as I type this. Turns out when I attempted to get it earlier today, I missed the deadline by 30 minutes. Fine, I messed up, because I didn’t see the note about game time. But then even after it’s gone it’s still posting that it is available all day long with “last 24hr” mark on it… That’s just wrong.
If this wasn’t a closed system where there were advertisements from other companies, etc. they would be held to standards. One being, don’t offer something that is no long available. I could even understand an hour being off. but all day? That the offer is now 24 hours after being over and it is still being posted on the EVE launcher - wrong and misleading!
I brought both of these items up and opened tickets on them, when they occurred. The GM was very helpful and apologetic - noting of course that I had no recourse. I did state that they should at least let someone know so that hopefully another player doesn’t feel they get taken advantage of, as I feel I did. All it would take is a minor modification on the Galactic Zakura pack, which is still being offered, to include something about it being 30 days for MCT and removing the offer that is expired from appearing on the launcher.
I returned to EVE because I had heard it had changed and was better then ever. Sadly I’m finding out it is more frustrating and does what I consider slimy business practices. Ethics in life and business seem like such a difficult concept for most to grasp. Why is that? The basics of it, just treat others how you yourself would want to be treated and be dealt with. That doesn’t seem all that difficult to me, but sadly I guess it is.
I have been keeping a running list of negatives compared to positives since returning. Sadly the negative have quite a few more on the list then positives. Fun is still on the positive side but it’s starting to lose it’s luster. There is probably a good chance I just quit playing again after my Omega time runs out.
If you’ve read this, thanks for listening to my rant. If you happen to agree with how EVE is handling their marketing - TELL THEM! It’s only going to get better and fixed if enough players make them aware of the issue.