Hey there CCP,
It’s been a while. I haven’t been able to really log in those past two years. RL can be a bit of a handful once you’re neck-deep in your 30’s. But I always made sure to log in and have a quick look at the new features and Events and keep my client up to date. I couldn’t maintain a sub with RL because I wasn’t active at all and maintaining the Sub with plex would drain my ISK fast and I wasn’t doing anything to replace those funds.
With the whole lockdown thing, I had found time to do some gaming and got dragged into a project called Star Citizen. Yeah, the guys who “borrowed” the Venture design. It’s a beautiful tech demo and a beautiful work of art. Basically the work of art EVE became after Trinity. But that’s where the positive experience ended. Everything else has a horrible after taste. The sheer capital the team behind this tech demo has amassed and the little they have to show for it is beyond belief.
As I was fighting today with some of their weird bugs, it dawned on me… I was looking for that EVE 2004 - 2009 experience. But it was in the wrong place. Back in 03’ when you asked us to test EVE out with you, it was one hell of a ride. An unforgettable experience. Cloud Imperium Games is not Crowd Control Productions, and I doubt they will ever reach your success.
BUT boy oh boy have they made that free money!! Half a Bill in the bank (or wasted) and not even a working beta… Let alone a stable Roadmap.
To think of what EVE could have been if you guys had Half a bill to develop it.
I’m coming back… I would rather spend my lockdown with you guys than over there.
Thank you for the Decade and a Half CCP.