OK, stick with me, that’s one of those “what if” thread.
I have the feeling that Eve is too old for its own good.
Basically, there is just too wide a gap beetween vets and newish players. The game is advertised as “build your empire in space” and is really “come work for people who tailored their empires a long time ago when you were playing something else”.
In wealth only, some sleep on trillions of ISK, or thousands of PLex, or whatever Titans.
Hence, Eve is advertised as the New World Far West, but has become good old USA.
I believe it should have come with some sort of high inflation rate that ensure the regular devaluation of capital, and the opportunities of newcomers. With no refuge value as PLEX can be.
It’s not how it was done and it’s not gonna change, so here we are.
Sooooo (yes, I’m getting to my point) : what if EVE had seasons, like every [X] years all counters are back to zero ? Or, and it’s the same, really, a new fresh empty server was started ?
I get some major cons :
- split population is bad ! Not enough players already ;
- older players would still know how to outpower others ;
- need for some redesign (skills training speed comes to mind).
But… Wouldn’t that appeal to more players to be (or thinking to be…) able to change things, hence driving in more players than now ? And even in a $$$ point of view, wouldn’t it stimulate PLEX sales ?
I don’t even slightly think that that would ever be, but what do you think ?