Last night, I was able to attend in spite of myself as a fan of New Eden for almost 19 years, to a tragedy.
Ully Loom, my main character since always, has definitely switched to an ALPHA account. And he will never come back to an OMEGA account again. This is now my final decision as a customer, in view of the abuse of economic dependence meticulously fomented by your services at CCP.
This character weighed nearly 75,000,000 skill points at his peak; it’s certainly not a feat in New Eden, but it’s a reasonable score after 19 years of loyalty, especially when you don’t neglect your private and family life for a simple online game; a fair balance in the service of reason. All of these skill points were earned under the old CCP rules; at the time, I paid my subscriptions to CCP on a yearly basis, and my skill plans ran 24 hours a day as soon as a subscription was honored and active, with sometimes more or less long periods of inactivity, in particular when my IRL work required me night and day.
From memory, I never put the least euro in the PLEX that I bought only in ISK lately, in order to compensate for my previous investments by means of monthly subscriptions entirely self-financed, and this unlike my son, who inevitably joined the game much later thanks to me, has several accounts, and has wrongly invested in PLEX thinking he is going faster, and this despite my numerous warnings; today he too is disgusted by your company’s iniquitous attitude towards its customers.
Ully Loom weighs only 15,000,000 skill points today after a race against time and a forced restructuring following the announcement of the inflation blow of CCP.
So I extracted 60,000,000 skill points, i.e. the equivalent of 120 extractors in all, bought around 400 million ISK each on average on Jita, the injectors being resold around 650 million each on average , net of taxes (God knows there are some), i.e. a margin of around 250 million ISK per injector sold, the bulk of the extraction having taken place in the last six weeks, and in particular yesterday evening after the ALPHA changeover which required some adjustments in order to reduce to a strict minimum the remaining skill points rendered unusable due to OMEGA restrictions; in my case, some 380,000 extra skill points are now permanently lost.
Q. A hundred skill books that have now become totally unusable will remain forever in Ully’s memorial library, such undeniable proof of the commercial mismanagement orchestrated by CCP over the past ten years…
About ten of these injectors also allowed me an accelerated reconversion of my character over time, i.e. 1,000,000 skill points also lost (100,000 per injector), maybe more, I don’t know exactly; there always comes a time when we no longer count out of fatigue, we act…
Ully Loom will never fly in Obelisk, Kronos, or Moros again. All of this has become ancient history according to the same goodwill of CCP with its presumably narrow vision.
This character converted into Mordu, will remain where he is in high-sec, and this only out of nostalgia, i.e. for the occasional pleasure of a few Lvl 4 security missions in Barghest, or mining session in Megathron Navy Issue equipped 100% ORE; the equivalent of a Hulk in OMEGA to get an idea; that’s pretty decent for a 4 billion ship when fully equipped; my Barghest weighs more than 4 billion ISK fully equipped and is supported by a set of full armor implants, including amulet implants, worth more than 2 billion; I only have one hyperspacial clone left on Jita if needed.
Q. In my case, the low-sec is long over anyway…
I also restructured all my hangars so as not to miss anything during this new era of free. And believe it or not, we can perfectly have fun in ALPHA!
Because of all the harm your utterly incompetent marketing departments have caused over the past few years, sometimes even at the cost of permanently losing friends in the game out of disgust, I will never give your company a penny again; I think I have done my part in 19 years.
Here then, dear Hilmar, is one of the consequences of your business strategy worthy of the worst horror films.
And because you never make an omelette without breaking eggs, right, eh! I wish you despite everything, good continuation in all your projects.
And also: thank you for 2003-2009, a period of New Eden which will remain forever etched in our memories…
So. Try To Fly Safe Again. Or not.