Well, yeah. He’s wrong, but it’s not much of his fault. It makes sense to think that way, because mining - which is resource gathering, the single most important activity - is being hogged by lazy, barely playing mouth breathers who basically contribute nothing to the rest of the game except being targets. That’s just not enough anymore.
What’s also wrong is that miners see themselves as super important people, who seem to believe that only them would be doing mining, ever. They also appear to be thinking that suddenly everything is going to go to shits just because their income stream has been nerfed massively, which is the actual reason people complain about the change. The vast majority of miners definitely do not think or care about the greater good. It’s absolutely silly to assume they do and even the attempt of making this a point is ludicrous.
Truth is, though, that miners, especially the current crop of miners, are expendable. They’re easily replaced. Getting rid of the worst ones, rorqual miners, is a step into the right direction. Sure, it’ll impact the economy for a while, but it won’t kill it. Sure, it will make ships more expensive, but people aren’t exactly piss poor anyway.
Plus … you want cheap ships? Form a corp, go out there and mine them yourself. That worked really well at the beginning of the game and no one ever complained about it. They just went out there and mined whatever they needed for themselves.
There’s also a lot to argue for ships and modules that aren’t piss poor, because everything that’s piss poor is being perceived as piss poor and thus has no real value anyway. There’s no sense of achievement doing anything anymore in this game, because literally everything has become too easily reachable/achievable, even relatively speaking.
Better miners exist. Real miners, who want to create content doing it. Who want to piss off other miners to get into a fight. Who want to own whole belts and defend them against leechers.
I can actually sum this post up in a few lines.
What do you think is why CCP increased the connections to nullsec …
… making the game more dangerous especially for miners?
It’s because they’re supposed to be ■■■■■■■ off. That’s why.