Because Eve ironically emulates life in that respect. You need to have a basic understanding of something before you can specialize. You don’t start taking organic chemistry in college, you take general chemistry first. You don’t start going to medical school until you have the basic education required to even make it into medical school. So, not its not really backwards.
The only way that’s happening is if you use skill injectors… which is a bad idea. Because while you can inject the skills used in the game code, you don’t learn the basics of flying a ship… how transversal speed works and all the other little things one learns by actually playing the game.
So how do I know you had to use injectors to do it. Because I know how long the Magic 14 take… and its about 4 months. 4 months is not within a month; basic math. And even with those done, you can’t really do much in the game because you’ll need to skill into the ships you want to fly… or into industry… or into PI… or into trade… or into whatever you actually want to do.
Because the niche stuff is generally better in its niche than the general ships. The Atron is an amazing tackle ship; but does it honestly compete against interceptors in the same role? No, not at all.
T2 ships generally take the role of the T1 ship and specialize it down more to a specific role… or it completely changes the role of the ship. The Cormorant isn’t a ship used for tackling; its T2 counterpart, the Flycatcher, on the other hand is an interdictor specifically designed for tackling and holding ships on-grid.
Arbitrary statement. And not everything is niche, there are some ships that depending on how you fit them, they perform very different roles. Heck, some ships can even be properly fitted outside their ‘preferred’ tanking method. Just look at the number of shield Ishtars out there.
Another example is the Rook. Its supposed to be used as an ECM platform in PvP. I use one for C3 ratting because its harder to find while still being able to do the job.
If your time was so precious, you’d spend it doing other things than complaining about something that isn’t going to change on a video game. But I discussed the matter.
By the way, I score your post as a 3/10 on the Shrek scale. I’m huffing gas and have nothing better to do than respond while watching really bad sci-fi.