Since the start of May consecutive online user numbers have fallen like a rock this appears to represent an acceleration of the continuing loss of players throughout 2019. Normally a good expansion sees a bump in players. Here the exact opposite seems to have happened. Ccp’s Decision to focus on pve and making highsec safer has apparently encouraged a sizeable number of folk to not log in. People are voting with their money and appear to be saying that this expansion is a dog.
It’s like the old saying insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Ccp continues to double down on its softening of eve in the hopes of hordes of new players showing up and yet they never appear. Meanwhile the old players abandon the game which is unfortunate because without them there are less and less players talking up the game, which is where the new players actually come from.