So I’m not here to compress more salt about the mining changes or any of that. All in all, resources allocations revamp is way overdue and I’ll touch on that at the end.
But folks, just take a hard look at the bugs list.
None of what they wanted to roll out as features have been well received and in fact these changes all broke functionality that players had gotten very used to and comfortable with.
I realize there’s no test realm that they beta this stuff ahead of General release but is there even any form of QC in the development offices? There seems to a complete lack of testing and polish. Just shoving this stuff out and damage control.
I am honestly about to just throw my hands up and walk away from taking this game even remotely serious. If the developers don’t care to test and polish this before they shove it down our throats why am I even here?
Then to close the loop on the resources issues - if it’s a known problem to the devs, that resources allocations with infinite ore spawns + infinite production capacity (sotiyos/structure spam/etc) * skill injectors to create an almost insatiable, instantaneous pipeline of Titan/super proliferation among any group willing and able to hold a few constellations, and it takes ccp this long to react to that… what a joke man. I mean come on! You literally hold the needle for the crack heads to inject over the course of what… 2-3 years? And now you wanna get a spine and realize you messed up with the game design?
Idk man. Like I said the full supply and demand equations are so broken that even a child with basic high school economics theories can see this. It takes you YEARS to come to grips with that. And now that you have a playerbase high on infinite harvest and production capacity you wanna cut it off cold turkey.
At first i thought yeah this won’t be as bad as blackout. But after a night of sleep and reading some more people’s perspectives, I think this could be much much worse. If I were you guys, I wouldn’t linger in the “data gathering” phase for too long. And the concern here is you’ve already admitted with blackout you let that go on for too long too. So you knew the situation was in the wrong direction, knew you had data, but didn’t react. Didn’t pivot. This causes the breakdown in trust.
All of this is why I am just gonna sit here and watch and wait to see how and when the changes materialize and what that new reality looks like and if it looks like any fun.