I’m not exactly a new player, but every year or two I go through the experience again to see what has changed and improved.
Things are currently looking much better than they have in the past. I really like the tutorial! On my first playthrough I ran in to a problem where I tried to change my picture before the panel was unlocked, though I’m not sure why I could see it if it wasn’t unlocked.
Unfortunately the UI refused to accept any input, so I had to kill the game from task manager and re-launch it. Granted, this is not likely something a new player is likely to do, but could still be improved. It would be great if we could take our photo as part of character creation again. I’m disappointed that has been removed.
A problem which is more common to run in to, is that at some point there is no “warp to encounter” button in the agent mission panel. Because I’ve played before, I knew to right click in space and warp there via the menu. However I would have been quite lost as a new player.
The thing I am most unhappy to see is these sales being pushed more aggressively towards new players. Of course CCP is a business, and free to do this. However I was very turned off that the sale wasn’t even described properly.
It said the pack had some PLEX to sell for ISK, some skins and some clothes. It didn’t say which skins or clothes though. I realize there are a number of players who just throw their credit cards at this game, but surely enough professionalism can be maintained to at least include the details of the sale!
I did click the “buy” button, which took me straight to a payment form, without explaining the details of what I was buying.
Overall it is a good experience, and I’m glad to see it improved. I hope my feedback and other similar feedback will be considered to make the experience even better in the future.