each ship would still have its role bonuses and bonuses to specific weapon types.
further more you could individualist each ship via retrofitting making each ship entirely unique as each ship would be sculpted to the pilots tastes and play style.
true but these ships give bonuses to specific weapon groups based off of skill sets.
to be honest there is too much “fly this” “train that” within eve, which I understand is some necessary part of the game in terms of skills progression, even with the game having evermarks and heraldry, the game still lacks a basic ability of personalisation of ships.
sure you can FIT your ship anyway you like, but this is usually within a set boundary and because of that people will minmax which forces the combat element of the game to be examined and rebalanced.
idgaf about stats or min maxing, i want to fly a ship i think is cool with the weapons i know how to use, providing the weapons and size catagory of ships line up, i don’t see why this shouldn’t be permitted.
I’m tired of playing the game everyone else’s way, corp fits this, alliance fits that, min max this, ccp says no for that.
I would like the ability to pick any hull and pick what weapons i can slap to it, racial factors restrict this, I’d like to be able to retrofit my ship to get around this and have complete unrestricted access of what weapons i can and cannot put onto my ship.
I don’t care about min maxing, i’m not looking to build something completely OP and broken so i press F1 and be awesome, what i want is the ability to fly my way and tailor the cosmetic aspects of combat such as lasers, missiles or turrets to my own preference of ships i think look freaking awesome.
if someone wants to make an min maxed / OP build, great, good for them, that’s usually for fleet fights which require crap tons of training as well as causing CCP to go and re balance the games combat mechanics.
we need a purpose for the repair shop and attachments were announced like 2 years ago and still not in the game yet (yes i know these things take time), so in the mean time why not give us retrofitting.
a lot of changes have been about game play being profitable to the game company over time, some things i agree with like building capitals/titans should take huge effort from thousands of players and not some spoiled brat who can afford 30-50 accounts.
EVE is a game about community (which is cool)
however everyone is hustling and grinding to make that isk.
I fully understand that as a business there needs to be profit and sustainability as well as repeat customers and new customers especially in the area of customer/ player retention (Which needs massive work still from what i understand)
what ever happened to rule 0?
why can’t we just make it fun and allow the shinanigans to happen as they do
if i want to retrofit my ship and damn the consequences, why not?
theres always going to be optimal builds, minmaxers, Power gamers and the best you can do is nerf or curve that level of ability within the game
the inevitable nerd: “but eve online is a game where you create your own journey reeeeee!”
yes, player driven content exists, but that only goes so far, these new opportunities are good, but corp projects have been around for years and high level work needs to go into them for API pulling and such.
but instead of new mechanics, why not simply allow people to do things which are fun, these things don’t have to break the bank either. not everything needs to be high stakes. why not have a simple event for a new variant of a racial faction ship to come out and ask people of that race what to name it.
something happened here in the UK a while ago, some battleship was named left to public and it was literally called (and i swear to god i’m not making this up) “boatyMcboatface”
need I remind people that the triglavian vs edencomm battle as well as the recent ship caster events and FW revamps caused a spike in player numbers, because CCP was like “hey, do this thing, its important and is a critical moment in the games history, it will likely effect you in the future” very similar to the jove gates event, but even then didn’t someone find the gate within the first 72 hours or something?
aren’t people tired of logging into the game “hey guys what you up to?” “oh just grinding rn / just ratting right now” lots of people still sitting around doing their own thing just together
aren’t people tired of logging in, to grind and bsing with people on comms and having to suffer through the grind when there could be somethin to do which is… damn, whats the word again, oh yeah, FUN