Put on your industrial strength tin foil hats!
I am a network engineer and worked at a company where a tight knit group of developers intentionally did things to anger customers after the company was bought out by a larger company. The developers were loyal to the old owner that became president after he sold and then did not like the way the new owners ran things and left. They were successful in getting the largest customer to leave before they all left for another job that they all had lined up.
I am seeing a lot of changes here that seem to be just to annoy players. Red dots, money making nerfs and just got told that even new agent missions are being changed so you have to go to other systems for missions that used to be in the same system. A lot of little changes that are starting to add up.
Is there a tight knit group of EVE developers that are unhappy with Black Dessert Online? Are they trying to drive us away?