I’m still rather new to EVE, even when I’m playing regularly since oct. 2020.
And I like to discover things on my own.
EVE is very simple and basic, and at the same time very complex and overwhelming.
There are challenges big and small, and I like to take challenges, one at a time.
The one thing that makes EVE having a very bad game concept, it’s CONCORD and it’s lack of protection it provides.
Don’t get me wrong, after a while you kind of adapt to the ganking, the piracy, the disturbed behaviour some players add on top of all that, …
It’s all part of the game rules, which are mostly fictional physics rules and some police guarding stuff, and a “all is free” kind of attitude. Compliments to CCP for creating this.
And there it is: high sec police, as CONCORD, calmly being idle while you’re being killed.
Only after the kill you shall be avenged.
What a joke is that ?
It’s a game rule that is hugely in favor of piracy and is not realistic at all.
As if policing involves being witness to a criminal activity without intervening.
For some odd reason almost all crimes are done without police in sight
A realistic approach would be having police step up right after the first shot is fired.
And yes, that would make piracy a complete different game in high sec.
Must CONCORD be almighty and protect me with it’s omnipotence ?
Nope. But don’t let it do nothing.
That all said, the proverbial drop was me being ganked while leaving a station with 100+ mil on board in a hauler. Not the ganking itself: but the reaction of the pirate, saying “lol”.
What it meant in context: I’m a fool hauling valuable stuff in high sec from one place to the other under the nose of CONCORD police.
OK, let’s think this over.
I’m a new small town player trying to work my way just a little bit up the food chain of EVE.
High sec is my thing, as I’m no good in pvp yet, maybe never will be.
I started with the small crumbs, don’t we all, in my case hauling, or I should say: short term trading.
Even programmed my own tool that sniffs out opportunities for me, isn’t that public swagger API great !
So I’m aware, going to low sec gets me killed from time to time, acceptable risk, it’s low sec after all.
But hey, the game will punish me once I’m starting to move a bit more valuable stuff around.
Let me grow in my game on my own: that’s no option anymore.
Changing my game and become a pirate ? I just don’t enjoy being a paracitic life, there is no purpose in that.
Nice article about that:
Going to WH space with even much bigger risks ? I’m certainly not ready for that.
Adding it all up leaves me with unacceptable options:
- living under the tirrany of a corp dictating what I must do and not do ? Been there, thank you, but no, thank you.
- wasting my time in a game that will not let me evolve noticeable anymore, while it’s already such a “long” game ? Noooooo …
- running pve missions till I’m bored to death ? Common, be serious !
Don’t know what more to add to this list, I’m sure a lot more, but the conclusion will stay the same for me I’m afraid.
CCP gave us almost absolute freedom to do whatever we like in this game.
Human nature dictates it will be ruled by force and bullies if you leave it like this, and in a game, ok, why not.
There is no “safe zone” where you can learn stuff, or it will be in a way you serve other peoples agenda’s.
It looks more and more like a game where the “old generation” of players who gathered all there experience, knowledge and virtual wealth dominate the game to an extend where new players have no chance anymore to achieve something greater then being a dwarf among giants for the remainder of this game.
So, yep, what am I still doing in EVE ?