Well for reading time sake I’ll try to keep this brief and to the point.
#1 Why? To me this game has no beginning and no end. Farmvill in space.
#2 Sand box of kids kicking each other’s castles with their friends. Look I just got a (X) boom its gone. ha ha. get more friends and destroy their (Y).
#3 Money money every where and all the worlds junk available at low low prices. If you get enough Isk and it feels to alpha player like my self its not hard. Just deck you stuff out and fly out to go have it smashed by someone with money.
#4 The majority of the game doesn’t care if you exist. It doesn’t seem to be to be any game mechanic to create a final victory in this game. Where the last defenders of (X) fall.
#5 Runescape in space for FTP. The good bits of the game are sadly out of reach.
#6 A Plex my life for a Plex. So if you goal is to spend someone’s money not your own. Then you focus on the most risk averse high profit thing and do it to death.
#7 I set my skill training and logged off. Yep thats about it. 8 days of me doing something else. This game is so liberating.
#8 Hi my name is Bob I’m new can I just be like all of you who have devoted years of your life to this game? OK this is a big one. The wars have been fought, the lines are drawn, friends made, people lost forever, fleets stockpiled, missions complete, game meta done to death, guides online numerous, and pay to get ahead roads built. As a new player I see a world with nothing new that hasn’t been discovered. And especially for a alpha player.
I watched the game for ever, and now I can sample it. It just ends up tasting like so many other MMO games. Same old fetch and kill quests. Markets flooded with millions of game items. Years of cool stuff you missed by not being in on it from the get go. In a world where the NPC will go on with out you and the Lev 1 slimes will re-spawn endlessly.
As a gamer for 30 years I might be just reaching a saturation level. But my taste in games are probability going through a shift. Being a dad, working a lot, and putting the mouse down. I’m sure many of the core players have made a pseudo second life in this medium. The look of the game is top notch. A big space to get lost in. And all the players I’ve talked to have been nice and helpful. Maybe a thrill of a endgame senerio that saw the final passing of this game, it that time comes, then I could find my self invested in my factions win or glorious struggle no not be the first to fall.
Fly safe all you.