I’m not the oldest player in the game but not the newest. I started my real venture in 2012 in EVE. I did play on release but that was very short lived and didn’t like the game but I returned in 2012.
I’ve been playing a bit off and on and I’m at 90m SP. I have really only lived in null sec since week 2 of playing. To this day, Eve is my favorite game. Well, until now.
So it’s common to see game economy rise in almost every game. The longer the game is out, the more people have to spare for their own pleasures. So it’s only reasonable for nearly all the older players to have capitals ready at hand for big cap fights. Which I think is glorious and some of my favorite fights have been in capitals.
However, there is an issue at hand for any small sized corp trying to make it somewhere. Normally people make corps/guilds/groups or w/e you call them to start playing with friends and expand from there. But Eve is a different beast. Small new corps trying to explore Low/Null pockets within high sec get obliterated in these pockets. Which is to be expected. BUT, To be dropped on by Carriers, Dreads, and Motherships jumping into a system in a sub cap, well IMO, this is absurd.
I’ve recently left null sec to go to high sec with some friends to try out other ventures of eve. Such as missions, High sec mining, an so on (Man, what a joke.) But I’ve noticed something in high sec. Low Sec “Pirates” If that’s what you call them are CARELESS with their caps. And I mean ABSOLUTELY careless. Dropping caps on frigates, and various other sub caps. But no1 will do anything at all. Because it’s too far out of the way to bring caps to do anything. Not that anyone has to do anything about it, but more so to get content.
I’ve lived in null my entire eve career, hell, even I wouldn’t take the time out of the day to go to a low sec pocket connected to high sec for a few cap kills. HOWEVER, if they would increase the jump range on caps again… Well, I may actually consider this lol.
The issue I see at hand with capital ships is simple Anti-Sub Cap fits. Dropping caps at any notice on sub caps. Boy I remember you didn’t tell ANYONE you had caps, because you were to damned scared PL were gonna drop on you while they were “cap hunting” . Need a cap kill? Talk to PL. lol. Now I didn’t own caps back then and I’ve only heard the stories of PL then.
What would happen if Caps had the Anti Sub Cap guns removed? Had their jump range increased by at least 25% from the original 50% it was reduced? And caps were used for structures and other caps mainly? I enjoy small gang and solo PvP a lot. But it’s almost pointless unless you are in null sec, due to crazy amounts of hot drops from capitals.
Perfect Example of what I am talking about.
All for a confessor… This is common apparently. (BTW if you want cap kills, go to teshkat lol.)
Anyways, I’m just curious on what everyone’s else’s NON ELITIST opinions are. Take the 100m+ SP attitude away and think of the game in a whole. Do you feel this meta is discouraging to new players coming into a slowly dying game? How does everyone else feel about capitals use now compared to the past? Should it be changed? I’m really curious.