In the name of due diligence, I went ahead and watched the video in the off-chance there was something meaningful to glean from it. And there is, but it wasn’t worth watching the video for.
I have a few counter-points to make, beginning with you, Smoky:
just that it harms the new players, and [d]rives them away…
Who? By new player, do you mean 2-month old characters, like the one you’re posting on? Do you understand how posting on an alt can give the impression that these “new” players are just alts complaining because they got ganked?
Firestorm made one meaningful point, and that was about the increase in monthly subscription and microtransactions. And, while there may be valid issues with these, it should not be used as a trojan horse to sneak in pvp changes.
those making the argument “you consent to pvp when you undock” … this may have been valid 10-15 years ago, but not anymore
So it was at least valid at one point. Why not anymore?
if you see catalysts ganking a venture or mining, ban or temporarily ban them
Why ban someone for utilizing an existing gameplay mechanic? Wouldn’t it be more sensible to eliminate the mechanic altogether? Is Firestorm implying that there are situations where suicide ganking is valid?
ganking does not affect the market
Of course it does, don’t be obtuse. If you’re going to repeatedly reference a ganking alliance as though they have an overwhelming effect on player retention, then along with that must come an overwhelming effect on the market.
there is more conflict going in highsec than any other sector - low, null, wh or otherwise
Ending highsec pvp for a full year could be a big risk then, couldn’t it?
new players quitting after 11 days means they’ve completed the tutorial and the sisters of eve arc
I would have quit too if the first thing I did was the tutorial and sisters of eve arc
365 days of peace and 365 days of allowing training on all three characters. After one year, show me the evidence and prove me wrong
I challenge you CCP Hilmar, we’ll see if you’re man enough to accept