The keynote speech for EVE Vegas was something I feel many of us were hoping CCP would finally announce something we could all look forward too. Instead, we’re basically getting an array of balance changes (some which are very questionable, such as nerfing the Ishkur) and a vague promise for future plans that can’t be revealed yet.
I don’t know how you all feel, but none of what CCP showed us did any good for dispelling the notion that EVE is being placed into maintenance mode. They have no ideas for new content, nor did they address some major issues which have pushed the game to the state it is in now (i.e., citadels). Performance balance passes are not new content. Releasing the triangle people dread is not going to save this game either.
I’ve played EVE on- and off- since 2011. I’m not going to say this game is dead, because there will always be a hardcore playerbase that persists. However, I am accepting the fact that this game is likely never to approach the growth levels it has in the past. Right now it feels like EVE is being placed on life support, meanwhile Elite is only getting better and Star Citizen is starting to slowly come together after years of being a tech demo.
CCP, just give us hope and something to look forward too. That EVE Vegas keynote was ■■■■■■■ terrible, and if that is all you can give us, I imagine 2020 is going to be yet another year of decline for this amazing game.