I’ll preface this, before people jump to conclusions, with that I’m not talking about “evil pvpers” or scammers or whatever nor is this about the game being unforgiving or difficult to get in to. I’m not talking about people playing the game, I’m talking about some of the players as people. I’ve been playing for some 3+ weeks now in total, it’s not that I’m thin skinned or anything but some things just really stand out that make it less likely for new players to keep playing or even start at all.
The General forums are a mess of the same people being terrible in every thread, all the time. There’s very little informative or constructive posting going on and pretty much all threads degenerate into rage and nonsense, and it’s always the same people doing the same things.
Anyone interested in the game wanting to check it out and made the mistake of reading the forums might very well just decide to not even bother, it’s really that bad. It’s in fact far worse than any other game forum I’ve seen outside some kiddie games but EVE is not a kiddie game. It’s probably the worst form of advertisement this game has, if I were to run a company I’d take care of posters who continue to mess it all up.
The Rookie Help channel has its ups and downs, there are some regulars who are very active and very helpful but there’s also some who, instead of spreading their knowledge, use their time to troll or misinform people or be entirely elitist. That and the spam/trolls of course. Sometimes there’s a mod and then the channel elevates to a higher standard but mods don’t seem to be around very often.
Then there’s the incessant recruitment mail spam, several times a day and It’s pretty much always for the same corp. If you block the person doing it they’ll use another, if you block the corp they’ll use one from another corp in the alliance, if you block the alliance they’ll use a fresh alt who then gets deleted after the mail spam.
Setting CSPA charge doesn’t stop them either and the only solution seems to be to block everyone but that makes mail fairly useless as a concept. Why do people have to block everyone JUST because one corp can’t seem to act within reason?
It’s not the game itself that’s the problem, it’s some of its players (and seemingly just a small portion) who continuously make the game VERY uninviting to new players. Lets call it “a lack of class”.
Just wanted to get this off my chest.