I dont really buy stuff that isnt mine in the end to keep anyway… seems ccp had made some statement to this effect not long ago. where I am simply renting their products. its an illusion in the first place, dont forget it. but tbh, people buy this ■■■■ and collect it, as do i… lol just not with irl money. i collect the crap i get in game from when i run a site or smething, find an officer spawn in stain, or what not… its all fun and all, but i get sick of the efforts on both parties, the consumers and the producers, who play this cycle of insanity. its the expectations that ccp has to keep coming up with stuff to keep people interested and paying to play. along with the expectation that people need to be constantly pampered, or their demand or expectations met. its just old and its not helpful to any society in the long run. its what feeds capitalism as well. its called greed, or need, desire, expectations, pretty much all the same difference.
I love eve for what it is, and dont expect ccp to make it BETER or keep me interested. the point is, if you make a solid product. the product sells itself. and all those efforts, to make it better… could other wise be used elsewhere. hell, you could have spent time with the kids and family instead. im thankful ccp made a killer game and simulator, experience, etc… its been a life changer for me! I couldnt tell you how impactful Eve has been on my life, both spiritually and logically.
I try to keep my expectations to a minimum. I just want it to work and work well, and I just want to be respected to play the game in peace. leaving ccp responsible for few of those expectations, keeping our relationship healthy and not toxic.
i hope this reflection can help someone.