Many may not understand what the intention of this letter is. But I think it’s time to throw a little flame over the community.
To all who are out there and think they should generate so much ISK ingame that they can have it all for free - what do you think ?
do you get in the RL also everything in the sorry if I say it so “ass” pushed ? And don’t come to me and say, CCP earns enough money.
I am a software developer and know how much money people demand for it alone, e.g. a license for 3ds studio max costs several thousand euro per year for 1 workstation license.
And that means only one “tool”, what you use in EVE.
And since in contrast to the private user CCP has to stick to rules, because otherwise you’ll have to go to court very quickly, you just have to add up how much a company needs to be effective.
And right now I don’t see that most of the time, I’m not talking about the players who have and pay an ABO, but about players who think they can fiddle through every corner of life just to save some ridiculous Euros/Dollars, which they then let out for some other ■■■■, instead of what seems important to them.
I wrote a 45 page letter to CCP in 2007-2008 out of love for the game, with suggestions for improvements (including the Skillinjector idea came from me) - but I’m not the only one who put forward his ideas.
I see here so many players, who somehow can’t calculate correctly, because just concerning the number of players, there would have to be at least 50k players online every day and to pay with hard currency, which - what you want is really realizable. Instead, they’re looking at how you can make the most ingame money where, because everyone thinks that’s the non-plus ultra money to have, because a number is the measure of all things, because without (compared to) a thick number with a lot of zeroes on it, you’re nothing in life.
But I see with how much love CCP spends on this game, and I also see that CCP is really hard at what it does. Spending theirself, etc…
If you all think that CCP can afford to share the love of detail - the fascinating masterpiece - with you and provide it for free, then I don’t know what’s going on with the players out there who have to have 40 accounts but haven’t invested a single Euro/(insert currency here).
If you close your eyes and see only shadows from EVE, is that what you want?
I’m sorry, but I have to take a stand for CCP, I’m saying what CCP didn’t dare, because it’s the provider.
But I think together we should light the light of hope and keep it all alive.
I can’t play any more, I’m totally broke, I’ve buttered in everything I could.
Hold on to what is dear to you, take care of those who are important to you. Think of the community.
And above all do not hate. If the servers go offline, and it looks like it will soon, then don’t scream, and ask why CCP could you do only
Ask, why couldn’t we, as players, do anything about it?
I’m not saying it’s the end, because EVE will live on in the long run, but there will be a wave of what will happen before 1 January 2020.
a concerned EVE player
P.S. Still have a nice christmas fest.
P.P.S. Thanks to the community, who supported that game so much.
CCP o7 a lot of Success out there !