It’s been a long time since I have posted anything on the fourms… lol let alone played the game. I pretty much stopped playing in 2016 sometime after the amarr championship. There are various reasons real life availability, changes to the game , stagnation, my group slowly stopped logging in. None of these reasons are due to salt like yourself… If anything it’s the loss of salt opportunities. At the end of my eve life I was flying with beyond thunderdome which was a corporate made up of percussive diplomacy ( they had one good AT run years back) and random knows from blackrise… in case your unfamiliar ( which I’m sure you are) blackrise is a region in low sec probably still the most active part of all low sec. Lots of pvp happens there… the cynisism,s hit talk and dirty game play would probably explode your head. Our blight was the blob we regularly tried to fight large number with a handful of guys. That was fun and cool to us. One of our key tools was ogbs. Now we can talk until we’re all blue in the face about that but I still support them because of the opportunity they present. When those went away so did our greatest asset. It’s not easy to make 5 v 20+ work without them. As it was our fits we’re blinged out. And kitey fits that just grab what they can get there hands on are just not enough… we likes to call out to people and say here we are come get it… Right here is a great example of what makes eve great. Even in a small example of the game there are numerous opinions and play styles. And risk vs reward drives everything in the game…lol high sec being the least example of this( which is probably why most in this game think your opinion is hilarious).
Any way. I am rambling… The short and sweet in my opinion is that stagnation and love of good kill boards is part of that… the love of a good kb drives fear of venturing out on your own… fear of trying new things or taking risky fights… it’s the love of safety that has created stagnation… It’s the want to be part of the winning group. I mean look at null look at low… that’s the true game. Why aren’t there more people trying to take null space from themselves… why just join an existing block… why care if you loose everything… It’s a game trying is part of the fun. You can always build up and start again.
I think the new pve content, the new ships ideas and mechanics and new mod goo are a great way to shake things up… Also maybe create buz about pvp and tournaments…which btw ccp look at any major comp game today… there arena based…just food for thought.