OK, bear with me as this takes a bit of explaining.
I decided to play with Hypernet for the first time yesterday. It felt innocuous. It was an alt, only cost a few thousand ISK and I won one out of four, so it felt good. Today I spent half a billion in thirty minutes. It doesn’t matter if I won something or not - I did win one of them -, but I AM SCARED! What if I’m developing an addiction? It feels like I’m learning something very dark about myself. Can you NOT imagine people buying PLEX to sell it on the market to keep on betting? Because I can see that clearly and it’s some scaring ■■■■.
Hypernet is literally TWO clicks away at any time. It takes an additional 1-2 click(s) to make a bet (that’s what a raffle actually is, a betting system), and while a petition for CCP to remove it is an option, that takes time. Like, what is the average answer time of a petition these days? Two ■■■■■■■ weeks?
Addicts buying hyper nodes - or whatever its name is - and PLEX to bet in-game might be profitable for your Korean owners, but it’s freaking me out how fast I burned half a bil, and you know children DO play this game. People who already suffer from addictions of all kinds DO play this game. I’m not a SJW or a white-knight. I am an ordinary guy who spent half a bil in some thirty minutes and caught himself thinking of spending more, and then realizing how ■■■■■■ up this way of thinking is and how fast it developed.
Give us the option to REMOVE it completely from the UI (and HIDE the button deep in the options menu so we don’t even get to see the unhide option) because I sure as ■■■■ want to forget this thing even exists. For my own sake.
Gambling addiction is ■■■■■■ up. CCP wants to go full Korean, their “choice”, but let us HIDE that monstrosity.