I’ve played off and on for a few years at a time since 05, sometimes good, sometimes bad. Recently I thought I’d poke my head in and see if things had improved. After spending a week flying around lossing some ships in lowsec and checking out some of the new PvE content I was having fun.
Down to my last 800mil, I thought it was time to do some mining and get some funds rolling, so I put a Skiff together, I was suprised it cost close to 400mil for a decent T2 fit, but whatever, markets change and I’d soon make it back; or so I thought.
After a couple of hours I had pulled in 50ish mil, not great, but thats High Sec mining for you. I continued, but the last belt I warped too was ridiculous. I got tackled as soon as I landed by a pack of Blood Raiders, about 12 of them. I got scrammed and nuetd; fine I thought, my tank is decent (90k EHP) and I have T2 combats, I’ll just take out the scrams … Yeah right, I didn’t stand a damn chance. I couldn’t break them and couldn’t escape, so the Skiff went up in flames, 400mil gone in less than a minute. If this had been players ganking me, that would have been fine, it happens. But losing a ship like this, to rats you don’t stand a damn chance against? No thanks, it just feels like a poor design mechanic to inflate ship losses in high sec.
It was fun again for a couple of weeks, but honestly, I’m pleased I only had a month of Omega, some areas have improved, and other feels like the designers are just ripping off other games cash grab mechanics. It’s like logging into a mobile phone game these days. I’ll check back in a few more years I guess.