Starter Pack

(Jeremiah Saken) #1

Starter Pack

more weapon slots?
more damage?
more tank?


(yellow parasol) #2

So this IS real!

It’s bait. They pretend to sell an advantage to people who think they’ll somehow be superior if they spend only this tiny little amount of money. don’t we all know how smart the free2play crowd is? :slight_smile:

Ten years ago the players of this game would have felt insulted af.
Five years ago there would have at least been lots of negative reactions.
And today the game’s playerbase apparently degenerated enough to fall for this.

Nice work, CCP. :slight_smile:

(Linus Gorp) #3

Anyone that cared enough has quit the game, hence why the PCU numbers are as â– â– â– â–  as they are.

(Hendrix Foster) #4

Won’t make any difference, let them get on with it. They will still be welcome fodder for older players, scammers or trap masters in high sec (also assuming they don’t get killed by Concord first).

Buy the starter pack, get a better frigate to start with and sail of into Eve confident that your purchase will set things right…good luck with that. Haha.

(yellow parasol) #5

Yyyyyyyeap! Well, not all of them. I keep checking and you’re still here as well, though us actually thinking people will eventually be crushed by the f2p crowd. isn’t it great to see what all the “simplification”, “making things more accessible”, the security nub and suspect state lead to? :slight_smile:

Isn’t it amazing how people can be fooled just by applying marketting-speak? :smiley:

And yes, they all added to this, despite people with opinions not knowing any better. vOv

(Linus Gorp) #6

Only on the forums. The last time I really actively played EVE was in 2013.
These days, you’ll hardly ever see me online anymore. Perhaps once every 4 to 5 months to spread some bittervettism, but that’s about it.

(Jeremiah Saken) #7

but it’s wrong on some many levels. If you want to gather more customers, are you cheating them at start?

(yellow parasol) #8

is it cheating, when they’re not smart enough to realize they’re being cheated? :grin:

(Turnip K) #9

I wouldn’t say they’re being cheated, $5 of plex is still $5 of plex any way you shake it.

However they’re definitely being mislead, and this whole “buy skill injectors or you’re nothing” schtick probably doesn’t help retain any new players either.

(Jeremiah Saken) #10

What’s the point of that add then? It looks bad and feels bad. Like cheap tablet game add.

(yellow parasol) #11

The point is to get people, who have the desire to feel superior, to buy this. that’s why it’s there. it’s PERFECT for the crowd they’re targetting. not you, because you actually think. :slight_smile:

(Jeremiah Saken) #12

but that is how you would lose them at the very begining. I always thought EvE players are better than that.

(yellow parasol) #13

And there you are wrong. The people who you talk about left the game long ago (exceptions like you, me, Linus, who still hang around exist ofc), because they knew this would be coming. They didn’t fall for the marketting-speak CCP shoved down everyone’s throat.

(Linus Gorp) #14

The picture below sums it up fairly well. The average human isn’t getting any smarter, he’s getting dumber due to the fact that there are more and more technical helpers, big companies and governments that think for the people and of course the dumb crowd is contend with that.

I dare say the average sheep is more intelligent than the average human. In visible behavior, they don’t differ all that much anymore.

People are being turned into mindless consumer slaves and they’re too dumb to notice.

(yellow parasol) #15

Yeap, right again, but you forgot to mention the increased protection from their own mistakes. :slight_smile:

(Vortexo VonBrenner) #16

Monuments are probably safe, sadly.

(Linus Gorp) #17

Until they do something mind-bogglingly stupid, as is increasingly becoming the norm.

(Steve Ronuken) #18

This is, basically, a starter pack. like the ones which have been sold for years, like the explorer pack.

Main difference is that it comes with plex, rather than aurum.

(Marcus Alexzander) #19

I have no idea why this is “a major issue” all other MMO’s are much much worse. More over, it has zero impact on any of you (other than putting more PLEX on the market, and lowering it’s value). This leads me to believe that this is nothing more than an exercise of intellectual fascism and ego stroking.

(Jeremiah Saken) #20

Problem is how it is advertise. More weapons slots, damage and tank? For real?
It’s a real problem that CCP is inconsistent with it’s messages. They say that ISKs and SPs are not important, only experience within the game matters. Then they introducing SP injectors to “catch up” with older players (Malcanis law in all it’s beauty). I see contradiction here. If I was new player and about to start playing EvE I wouldn’t touch it even with a stick after such statement.