Once I was a EVE noob and ONCE I was a naive theme park player. Now I’m just a noob.
I regret not paying EVE for the time I was working hard to win in life, and yeah PAYING, NOT PLAYING!
Everytime I come back the game looks worse, not in the technical department, it looks like CCP decided to work on their game ffs, but it looks like the only sandbox that succeed for 20 years is going down.
Just like a cancer, you cannot see it in the beginning, the symptoms are mild, but it only grows and grows…
It’s not secret how much I hate trigayvians, to me is a poor attempt to do what players are supposed to do. And here I’m glad now I totally understand why CODE and other stuff are important to EVE, back in the day I did not. But let me diverge, you know, 'cuz this is my post and I go wherever I want.
Once I liked WoW, but the more expanses they shoot out the less I wanted to play, until they panda nailed the coffin, I believed in the WoD stuff but it was all smoke and mirrors. Why it happened? Why the game became the large mass of crap it is today? Well we can always come here and blame is because the genre is a theme park, I disagree, a lot of sandboxes failed even harder.
We should go back in time to old school. UO and stuff, player made ■■■■ bro. We cannot control who’s gonna play, how they gonna play or why they play, and to be honest it should not matter AT ALL! What matters is, mechanics are fair and rules are in place, you either in or you out.
Now, back to EVE. CCP sat on their arses for a loooong time, no need to revisit that. And during that time, bots and all kind of crap pervaded EVE and some people amassed a HUGE amount of ISK. Well CCP decided to put things in order and ISK sink is needed. Okay I can live with that.
But CCP is the party interested in your credit card, I don’t mind your credit card at all, when I blow your ■■■■ (occasionally, I’m snugly af) I don’t relate to how much $$$ you lost, I relate to how much ISK. So, I don’t care how you make ISK really, just don’t bot ok?
If CCP solves its own problem with super AIs that shoot your stuff and pod kill you, it really does not make anything good to the game AT ALL, other than a short sight vision of isk sink (which does not acomplish nothing) and make poor players poorer. EVE Gods are not going to be affected by this stupid ISK sink, on the contrary some of them worked to make them more richer (cough cough hypernet).
Now what’s the point? Point is now really hard to grasp, HIGH SEC is carebear space, and actually is the only motive EVE succeeded where other sandboxes failed. No matter how much NULL SEC is better in EVERY DAMN WAY, in the end of the day lots of people just want to chill and engage in their own pace.
HIGH SEC is worse in every way compared to NULL, but it does not matter, you cannot force people to play your way. And that’s the little cancer creeping in EVE, this ■■■■ AI forcing people to play they new idea CCP has to high sec, when high sec collapses, everything will collapse. Because, soon Low Sec will collapse and people will get tired of null and WH.
I mean triglavians were a small nuisance, but look at the internet how much people started trying to get their 0,01 stand with Trigs. THAT CONTENT IS GARBAGE! It’s a forced spoon feed most players do not want. Why? Because contrary to a erroneous thinking HIGH SEC is not SAFE SPACE, it’s a space where douchbagery is punished, nobody is holding your hand, but you gonna pay for it. Question is, who’s gonna punish triglavians? they are AI!!! W T F. That’s a HUGE DESIGN MISTAKE.
Everybody knows WH ppl prints ISK, and you don’t see people leaving to go WH. You gotta understand ecosystems have their own balance. Don’t put AI to do players job, you gonna regret it sooner than later.
The positive reinforcement at login, well it’s light no harm there.
This post is just a warning about dangerous design decisions, don’t be tempted to recur to supper AI to fix players behavior. Let’s recap, insta lock, omni damage, super speed and hit like a truck. YEAH NOICE!
That’s it, my brain fart about EVE, lots of good stuff, but this triglavians WH is not convincing me, it smells like forced ISK sink. shame!