Sadly, or happily, that’s pretty much with everything EVE. Be it what Chribba has done for EVE, the wiki and everything else: it’s just better if us players do it as we’ll do it better and it gets updated and iterated on, something we just can’t trust CCP to do. Besides that, CCP wouldn’t know what an Overview would require if their life depended on it.
Also given that there’s many different play styles that all kinda have their own requirements it just wouldn’t work. The channel linked in Rookie has quite an eclectic listing of overviews for all kinds of uses, not just the obvious fleet/null ones.
What about colored station icons. Depicting top 3 services available. Coloered planets Depicting type of planet. Coloered npc with difficulty, since diamond frigs are not the same as belt frigs.
Colored players ships, with corresponding tech level for the hull. A cruiser is a cruiser to a new player. Takes a long time to know the differences.
Structures and objects dont have tags or velocity so those columns can go away. This can allow the overview to be more abstract. Where ships and stuff on grid are in the 1st tier. 2nd tier canted off to the right are other things.
It would be a step in the right direction, but I’d still want the genuine fuzzy ones.
CCP refusing to take beacoup munny for cat ears can’t be ruled an oversight at this point. It’s likely a conscious marketing decision to try to cater to a specific type of age demographic over others, e.g. targeting the 56-year-old who plays EVE to “relax” between the 9-5 at the insurance firm or installing air conditioners or whatever, and the wife’n’kids at home, i.e. the “serious business” players who make EVE look like a “grown-up’s entertainment” what with the “mining ledgers” and the “market trends” and the “fleet doctrines.”
It’s okay, I guess. I’ll take my smooth skin and my Bitcoin money to PUBG, where I can buy anime girl decals for my guns. Not that I’m quitting EVE or anything like that of course—the “serious business” geriatrics here die really well.
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