The game survived its first decade+ just fine that way. The last years it softened up considerably, which actually made the whole game worse for everyone. Now CCP is going back to the roots, so to speak, and numbers seem to indicate that everything indeed is getting better.
You’re mistaken in believing that these tourists will ever be players. They won’t. They will always be tourists, because they’ve chosen tourist for a reason. The reason being exactly that they can’t handle the game.
This will never be a thing, because it ultimately breaks the game and tries to attract people who are not meant for playing it. Most people really aren’t meant for playing it and all the others have pretty much nowhere else to go but here, so there’s no reason to worry about the game’s future at all.
I’m glad it’s like it is, otherwise I’d have no game to play against people actually capable of competing.
Smug as ■■■■, but true nonetheless:
This is a game for elitists.
The ones who disagree are losers.