I’ve been afk for the last year or so, so I don’t have all the pieces…
but I have enough to know what you are up to over in CCP HQ.
First, the “temporary” starvation period, followed by a generous attitude towards free skill points, followed by more isk-sinks and ingame market drains, and then a ship nerf+and a more uncomplicated mod-tiercide… followed by “lets ban more bots/isk buyers” then the expert systems “who do you want to be today” and now… the upcoming industry “tiercide” that everyone says is going to drive up the isk cost of ships
It’s quite clear that EVE is using a multipronged approach towards changing EVE into something that becomes more accessible the more $$$ you spend, and less about how much time you have spent in-game… historically this used to be true for “the longer you trained skills for” (and this is the point as to why it won’t work)
I get it, it is said that what we humans spend on GAMES annual, could feed 2-3 semi-large country … and you want your piece.
So now EVE is turning more towards the usual “pay 2 win” schematic…
or to be more on point; “pay irl$ 4 instant gratifications and enjoyment of x & y-pixels”.
EVE/CCP doing poorly financially? then im not against this new schematic, but I wonder… is it this or pure greed?
Also, I’d just want to point out that, as eve is now… it’s not going to work.
The point is that the more time you spend training skills, the more time you spend getting to know this “advanced” unforgiving game, thus you also enjoy the game on another level.
eve universe is too big, in some regards and too small in others.
- pay2win is not going to work as intended, in a game without bounds/laws… the games needs to be a whole lot simpler and forgiving…
simply put, the income revenue from those new player wallets is going to be “one-hit wonders” when they are successfully ganked in highsec… or coming out from a PVE-dungeon (abyssal) by someone living in his moms basement (or a van…) with 30 accounts.
i guess these “expert systems” are a good first step towards opening the door for new players, but it hafto evolve further… and be more generous.
I’m also pretty sure you guys will need to reduce the price for plex … I know that you holding this ACE for a future “free get out of jail” for when the majority of players have “had it” or atleast you should be