Small presentation: Liquid Silver char think im playing with up and down from 2007 and restarted one month ago after 2 years pause.
My personal EVE online is what i like to do: mining in belt.
Deal with it people… some people just really like mining and the fact that you think it sucks and is boring is not making it boring for all the others. Real life example: you prefer tomatoes to potatoes ? someone is the opposite.
After restarting in my retriever i think (or a covetor dont remember) i was jump ganked by some that i call super rats (something with danavik in the name).
Not a big deal: fit the battleship --> warp 100 km --> nuke them and back.
15 minutes later they came back --> did the same
40 minutes later again… so 3 times in one hour without counting the small serpentis always popping up.
I am mining in 0.8 but this “problem” seems to happen in all highsec from what i understood.
Now my real life issue:
I cant drink coffee, tea, cola, cant have strong emotion thing happening otherwise my heart start beating in a very bad way and i have to lay down on my bed for hours cause of the stress.
Of course FPS game are out for me and PVP cause of the hype that generate in me:
basically im way more sensible to hype than most of the “normal” people.
That said this permanent gank on belt was very annoying and stressfull and the third time that that happened i had to quit.
Basically ice belt mining is the only thing i manage to do now cause there are millions of people with drones that nuke everything but i really dont like it.
I perfectly understand and i am guessing that CCP want to kill the miners and (just guessing) in the future remove them --> put ship in cargo loot because no one will mine anymore and be able to craft something —> so you buy plex for isk —> so you buy expensive ship that has became even more expensive from the only one that keeps hardcore mining
but in this case you are killing the game for a lot of people that just have fun mining.
I am totally agree to kill people with bot, auto miners etc… but i am feeling personally that the solution (if that is the problem and not what i am supposing above) is wrong.
Also with what i read from the next patch basically reducing resistance will make open season on miners.
So after this month finish me and my friends (we are a group of 7) will no longer renovate our account sub until things get better eventually. They dont have the same health problem but the same “want to have a relaxed game” issue.
I am not saying PVP is wrong - MINING is better. Everybody is free to do whatever they like and this is what i love in EVE. BUT from my personal point of view there start to be more and more and MORE restrinctions on mining that is killing it.
Have fun and fly safe all.