I mean, not to be blunt, but small gang players did kind of have the entire new sov system designed with them in mind, much to the chargrin of larger, fleet based PvPers. So yes, I can understand.
The question is how much of that is LS/NS players also living in Hisec on alts and having a different vision of the game?
Still, that is unfortunately beyond what I can do as a CSM. I can talk about things, and try and create a safe space for solo players to talk about what they want, but the majority of them will literally never know or interact with it. We had the PvE roundtable advertised in This Week in EVE (which itself is advertised in the launcher) and we still saw no input from the (apparently) silent majority of solo hisec players. Hell, even in here it’s been hard to get actual answers of what people want when I suggest things that are more substantive than “More missions”, which we can see don’t solve the problem, given the failure of COSMOS previously and Burner missions (according to this thread). To a degree it just feels like I’m wasting my time, as I can’t get to the core of what makes people feel that content is good for them. Is it the feeling of them having an impact on the story? Of choosing sides? Of just having some godly power fantasy and raining death from their Raven? Do they want longer form content, given that the events aren’t seen as long enough? More challenging content, or less challenging content?
If I go to CCP and try and advocate for more solo content, these are the things they will ask me, along with pointing at previous failures and asking what can we do to get it right, and right now I don’t feel the community in general has an answer because there is no answer for it, as there’s so many divergent fronts.
My previous PvE suggestion to CCP was introducing more of these Live Events, but giving people the choice between Faction A and Faction B, and having it tied up with a Scope video in the conclusion, with some small lore consequence. Taking the course of say 2 weeks, with short (5-10 minute) sites. How do you think that would be received?