Hi, watched several of the EVE Vegas sessions today.
Enjoyed the one on “Winning EVE”. Then watched CCP-Burger on future of PVE. Let me say up front I’m a big fan of AI and procedural development and have done some work myself in that space. However, I had some concerns …
The “Winning EVE” session broadly celebrated the different play-styles that people bring to EVE. The PVE session had (for me) a flavour of Socially Engineering EVE players into fleets to experience the “best of EVE”. As someone who enjoys EVE alone, by choice, this concerned me.
Taking the most pessimistic read on the presentation, high-sec would become medium-sec, with fleets of AI controlled NPCs “seeking out content” (direct quote), Given that the typical high-sec fleet at any one time is most likely 1 ship (which could be anything from a shuttle to a BS), what do you realistically expect the high-sec player to do if/when an AI fleet lands on them?
I’m all for content, and you can drop anything you like into high-sec, so long as I need to go looking for it. If it comes looking for me, that’s a game-breaker.