Oh, I get it, you’re one of those people who just immediately says ‘stop having a tantrum’ whenever someone calls you out for your argumentative fallacies and truly believes they are the only proper debater in the room no matter what. The fact that you managed to be known for being an extraordinarily argumentative person on an MMO’s forum, and EVE’s forum at that, is honestly impressive.
Saying I don’t level criticism is a load of horse crap. You are the only one here that is 100% unwilling to budge on your opinion and accept that parts of your arguments are invalid. I am constantly listening to what people have to say and responding to them. And last I checked, in that Discord server we left off on a good foot and agreed that it just needs to be carefully managed, but here you are spewing your tirade again about how everyone using this should be banned.
Just as an example, people were freaking out because I said I might replicate NEAR2 myself. I decided that would be horribly unfair like NEAR2 itself is, and decided that I would never implement it nor would I allow any official plugin to do so. I’ve spent hours discussing this program with various community leaders and CCP employees to ensure it doesn’t violate the EULA and never will.
So, no, I’m not some random nullibear who has 2000 other nullibears behind me saying it’s great and could care less how it affects anyone else. The highsec miners love it. The russian wormholers love it. The jita traders love it. The lowsec FW people love it. Matter of fact, the nullsec groups are using it the least out of anyone due to how opsec they can be. This is actually probably the first time a third party tool DIDN’T benefit one group of players more than the other, this benefits every single player equally because it’s useful for everyone.
You know how you know someone has lost an argument in EVE? They start calling you out for being part of a nullsec group. Go ahead and ask Horde how active I actually am in nullsec space - I literally do nothing but make tools for EVE and blow up a ship once in a while. Look at my killboard. I don’t rat. I buy PLEX every few months, blow up ■■■■ when my kid gives me the time to go on a fleet, and spend my hobby time working on EVE tools. I have zero real bias for any group or playstyle in this game.
There isn’t a single group of people this tool doesn’t benefit, and it only does so in ways that make the game nicer to play. It’s making it better for everyone, and it’s free, and it’s open source. There is zero barrier to entry to using this. It’s like saying CCP should ban better graphics cards since some players may not be able to afford them and it lets people be able to perform better in heavy fleet fights. The GPUs are available to make your gaming experience better, why can’t EveVision?
Not a single other person saw EveVision and went ‘ooh im really gonna get those ganks now’ or ‘oh man this’ll let us take over that sov space’. Not a single other person has seen this and thought ‘this is gonna negatively affect gameplay and hurt EVE’. If there is an unfair advantage, it’s so hilariously miniscule that it doesn’t matter. A person not using this will be at almost no disadvantage to someone who is. You are making a mountain out of a dustmite.
The only thing EveVision does that a normal always-on-top pinned browser cannot is let you still use your hotkeys while in a tool window. That may be unfair, and if it is decided to be so, I will remove that functionality.
The level of enjoyment and ‘ease’ you get out of EVE has been directly linked to what third party tools you use since 2004 when people were first scraping the public skill site, which is why the API was made in the first place. You use these high-level arguments so you can avoid the point, instead of realizing the basis of everything you stand on is meaningless. You aren’t against EveVision, you’re against third party tools in general, and you don’t even realize it.