Since a lot of you who use the forums don’t read Reddit and don’t know whats going on outside of highsec here is a post about Snuffed Out disbanding
This is continuing the troubling trend of hardcore PVPers quitting the game or playing at a much lesser level than before, this has been happening since the game first started but it seems to me that the trend has accelerated in the past year with well respected groups such as Skill Urself and Snuffed Out disbanding, and previously well respected groups such as Shadow Cartel and Pandemic Legion also either going AFK or practically disbanding, these are but a few examples. In my own group in Thera I can see PVPers going afk aswell, it is happening throughout the game the PVPers are leaving.
Hopefully CCP takes this as a wakeup call, appeasing the CSM and null-mega-blocs (which are one in the same practically) is not in the interest of the health of the game, when hardcore PVPs are quitting or going afk in droves there is clearly a problem, the krabification of Eve, and CCP seems content to allow this to continue, any attempts at alleviating the problem are either backtracked on (blackout) or never attempted in the first place (removing keepstar super docking access, skill injector nerfs, sov overhauls, significant citadel spam nerfs).
I’m posting here on the forums in hope that maybe someone at CCP reads and takes these facts to heart because I don’t think that they grasp the situation, they see player numbers increasing as more ishtar bots and rorqual alts are made and think that it means the game is in a healthy state; but when your most dedicated players are leaving enmass, something is not right.
Remember eve is a game about player interactions, the most significant form of player interaction is PVP