Seriously I haven’t been able to play for years, it just always crashed on startup on a Mac for me. I’ve gone through several MacBooks and it just did it on all of them, no idea why? However I tried again this year and finally it works again! However it has been several years since I’ve seen the game and it looks totally different now. I’m gonna guess they’ve added lots of stuff to fix the new player problem they’ve always had apparently? Despite the game attracting so many players after that 2007 engine update or whenever it was.
It’s just UI windows flashed at you everywhere now, the option to buy so much stuff I do not understand what it even is. At the same time you have all this new mission stuff and its sensory overload. It was never like this 10+ years ago, the game was quite easy to understand with a much lighter UI than it has now. I also noticed you can buy Skill Points now… so that is disappointing to see. I would have hoped CCP changed the SP system entirely as it is something that eventually needs to happen, but oh well, I guess they’d rather make money from it.
It reminds me of why I ignore mobile and online gaming, just everything is about selling you stuff. All you see is UI all over the screen to buy points or loot in every game. It is so tiresome and logging into EVE Online just now… what happened to the simplicity of subscribing and logging in and just having a game to play?
I dunno If I’m gonna bother carrying on, they’ve made the game so complicated and intimating now. I’m gonna guess they’ve tried to add all this stuff for new players? Well to make money under the guise of it being for new players?
The best way I can describe it is you used to just go and do what you wanted. However it looks like they’ve added all this UI to make linear paths for new players. Which just makes it more complicated adding all these new layers, then they’ve added all these shortcut paths to pay for with money… but what am I buying? None of it makes any sense to me, like wtf is Omega? Why would I want to buy that, what is Plex? It’s al confusing terminology.
I just go “nope I’m out”… I missed logging in and going “I’m gonna do some PVP”, but now I have a whole UI telling me all my options… what is all this stuff? I just want to fly out and shoot stuff like you used to do.
Maybe I’m just brain damaged, but EVE seems confusing to me now.