i’m guessing there are at least a thousand people since 2012 that i have looked up that joined EVE with the hopes of being a bounty hunter. only to be told that the system does not work.
that being said i think that eve isn’t dying. it is simply stagnant with no hope of returning to its former glory.
the only way i see the game returning to its former glory is to remake some career mechanics. right now all the careers are great but they have been played to boredness. they need to add more. and bounty hunting would be the first step, another thing that might help is adding new wonders to the game. stuff like that.
and only 3% used the walking station because it was never finished. and doesn’t have any hope of ever being finished. bounty hunting is kind of in the same boat. only 3% are actually using the mechanic because it was in a sense never finished. or made to a point where it was actually feesable.
if CCP wants to keep eve alive they need to stop doing that. they need to finish they need to stop whatever they are doing and take a step back look at the big picture. and fix all the broken mechanics. instead of phasing out POS’s and revamping moons for god sakes. thats why people keep thinking eve is dying.