i guess you’re not seeing how far it already goes? consider that just in 2012, this feature would have caused a massive outcry, because it sounds like matchmaking. there is no outcry, because most of those who care have left the game already, replaced with people who have no clue about EVE’s original culture.
the cultural changes have been in place for a while, and working, and thus all it needs is time. eventually everyone who is around will be so deep into the segregating mindset, that no one will be left to care about freedom of interaction. the perpetual victims are increasing in numbers and they will not ever stop complaining, until the very last person who wants to interfere with them has been removed. there is enough evidence to make this claim. so either CCP gets rid of them, or they kill the game by giving in to their ever increasing demands that are based on nothing but their feelings.
BUT we also see new features suggesting that they want to get rid of the biggest part of the cancer, which are the people who claim to be solo players, demanding solo content, at best in complete isolation.
every time the cancer complains about CCP not providing them what they want, i hope one more of them leaves. the sad part is that they’re so hardcore, they rather stay and complain, spread lies, ignore facts and rational arguments and keep spreading toxidity. it has zero to do with the game, actually, and is all about their minds and how everything has to bend to their likings.
it’s actually confusing. i know that there will be even more cries and screams for nerfs coming from the totalitarians (yes, that is the appropriate term, not “carebears”), on the other hand does it look like CCP wants to get rid of them, because CCP might have realized that they’re absolutely no good for the game whatsoever. i don’t know.
what it looks like right now, from a shallow perspective, is that CCP is slowly building up for empire wide war. increased npc pirate activity, influences on the standings and all. in the end, considering the phasing out of stations (leading to the definitive removal of asset safety), all these new structures (allowing independence), and the likely exodus of a lot of people out into new space, i feel like there is a need for all-out-war to make sense for what is coming.
in any case… i like the idea. it’s appropriate for the biggest part playerbase which is incapable of creating content, and it gives the small fries more ways of interfering with them. if CCP’s goal is to chemo the cancer out of the game, there’ll be room for another set of cultural changes to bring back balance into highsec. and anyone claiming that highsec favours PvP is either a liar, or ignorant about both the long-term history and recent history. not that it matters to them, because all they care about is wiping those who dare touching them.
damn, i hope that didn’t go too far off of whag we’re talking about. sorry. all i know for sure, is that there can not be a middle ground with totalitarians and the forums provide enough evidence for that claim. interesting times ahead…