They will respond when their shareholders start losing money - that is, when only a few thousand players end up logging in… all Alphas.
They’re actively sabotaging that self-printing money machine because I don’t see many players paying for a game where ALL they can possibly do is Pew-Pew and Kabooms without the hope of replacing their Pew-Pew machines at a reasonable price.
And less players means less Pew-pews and less Kabooms so those who stay for the PvP will also see their Fun Factor go down. Those players who get PvP’d all the time because there isn’t enough players will quit too and it’ll be a snowball effect of exodus out of N.E and into other online games.
But disregard this comment if you feel that Eve isn’t going from bad to worse.