Abyssal proving grounds, the rest of abyssal contents and any forms of filaments need to be deleted from the game immediately, forever and completely.
Those Closed and highly instanced contents are insult to the original game concept.
The only reason abyssal contents are insult to the original concept of the EVE ONLINE.
Because it’s a combination of highly instanced and closed area contents.
Actually, most PVE contents in EVE online are highly instanced. However they are not run in closed area. Even if the pilot is running DED contents, they can be potentially scanned down and get attacked by any other players with appropriate knowledge, modules and techniques.
Any kinds of contents but Abyssal contents are interactive with other players in the end. Even if you run wormhole sites, someone can possibly roll into your krab space. Or anyone can third party your PVP Wormhole Bushido brawls anytime.
However, in current abyssal contents no such thing occurs, never. Only the Abyssal contents are completely disconnected from the rest of the game. Abyssal contents are certainly run on the same “one universe” server though, no one can interfere the abyssal runners or proving grounds participants. Should that be really said to be in the same universe ?
Instanced contents aren’t necessarily bad. But the combination of closed area and highly instanced contents devastates the concept of EVE ONLINE severely.
CCP CEO Hilmar Petursson stated as such below in the interview 2007 ( from the Japanese article ).
I want new players understand that the EVE ONLINE is not the game you can instantly recognize what to do in a second you see the screen.
If you are looking for an instant-fun game, EVE is not what you would have fun with. You’d better not try it.
Our largest concern is, that those who are seeking challenging games gossips words of " EVE is boring" for the reason of lack of understanding how to play eve.
More players means more profit for the company though, We would not like to introduce people called “casual gamers” thoughtless into the game, and won’t do that. There are no point in devastating existing lore or communities.
The reality is, the CCP leaderships have forgotten their own words they used to have, and bowed down to the “casual gamers”.
The history of CCP let us know how the youth ambitions are bittersweet in the reality.