As a new player who played with my brother for like a day, years ago (until i was baited in in high sec to lawfully attack someone, before they of course docked and came back out with a much better ship wiping me “for the lols”) who just found another intriguing video on the game on Youtube, i was thinking about maybe trying it out again. Maybe this time just not interacting with other players even in high sec at the start.
And i’ve briefly thought about trying the game again a couple times over the years, but the dealbreaker every time that stops me from even checking the game out - is the real-time character progression, the 3 week real-time training to unlock the ability to wipe your own ass, let alone anything beyond.
Feels like a very archaic, unfun, needless and counter-intuitive system. I’ve finally managed to at least go so far as to inquire about it, so - Is this still in the game? I don’t fancy waiting AFK for weeks/months/years to progress*
Shouldn’t character progression be tied to, you know, playing the game and achieving things in it?
Feel free as a vet to criticize, troll and otherwise invalidate this just because it no longer personally affects you and also “for the lols”
Thanks for your time.