In my previous thread about respect, the following quotes stood out to me the most.
The point was it could have been worded for better effect.
We regularly get a flood of needless info from CCP. When someone is having a RL crisis, weak worded notices are going to get ignored.
That being said, I do think Eve has a problem with alarm fatigue. It gives warnings for too much stuff, including things that, imho, don’t need warnings at all (such as the non-destructive repackaging of items). Moreover, it does nothing to distinguish warnings that are arguably more important. For example, I would argue that a warning that you’re about to lose all your stuff should be differentiated and made more conspicuous. Now, I don’t know if addressing alarm fatigue is the most pressing issue facing Eve right now, but I also don’t think that it would take a whole lot of dev resources to address either. So, I dunno.
There is no doubt that players are leaving the game and that CCP is desperate for a higher income stream. I am sure this is because these players feel disrespected. I am equally certain a lot of that is how CPP communicates with us.
What bothers me the most right now is how CCP puts these sales up without any details of what they’re actually selling.
For example, I love the concept behind the expert systems. I can hop on a new alt, pay a few bucks, and enjoy myself while my skills train up.
However, due to the lack of information I am choosing not to buy this helpful service.
Specifically, at this URL: EXPERT SYSTEMS | EVE Online there is an option for “Core Ship Operations”. This is the most expensive option, which I am fine with, as a solid core is the most important thing to have.
What I am not fine with is the weak and imprecise language describing what CCP thinks these skills are. This is the description: “Boost your essential flying skills for 7 days”
It seems like CCP expects me to just trust that they know what is best for me, and hand my money over with no consideration to the value I am receiving in return. I feel very disrespected by this, so I do not.
CCP: Rewrite that page with more detail. Tell me exactly what I am getting for my money, and then unless I disagree with your beliefs regarding what constitutes “essential flying skills”, I will purchase it.