I mean really 20+ years to fly all ships and utilize all features in EVE to their maximum potential?
I’ve been with EVE Online for almost an entire decade (just a few days left) and sure I’m used to the time grind that is the skill system in EVE, but what do newcomers think?
I’m sure if they saw the 20+ year skill cap most would think it was absurd. I remember just how long it took to get into the next tier ship and use the next teir weapons/mods. The grind is absurdly horrible for both veterans and newcomers alike. Just think how many months it can take for newcomers to play with us in any competitive sense without spending a ton of extra money on skill injectors. Don’t you think that the extremely slow progression that is the skill system turns people away from the game?
It’s high time that CCP got around to fixing this terrible part of the game. CCP already has in place what it needs to fix this problem in a fair and equitable manner. Lets say we lower the skill cap from 20 years down to 10 years. This would effectively half the training time for all skills. Long time players can easily be reimbursed their time investment in the form of skillpoints. And of course we should be able to use skill extractors so we can sell those skillpoints to others or we can use the injectors on other accounts we have. In this example the 10 year cap will be enforced in that when a new skill is introduced it compresses the rest of the skill tree so as to prevent the cap from being breached. Of course we would get a few unallocated skillpoints due to the adjustment.
Think about the easier time newcomers will have progressing in the game due to such a change. And of course vets get their skillpoints back so they can be sold off in terms of skill injectors.
If we can save newcomers from the terrible slow progression EVE currently has then perhaps that would help them to stay and play with the rest of us. And veterans don’t lose out on anything considering we would get our skill points reimbursed for us to train up other skills or sell them off to others.
Newcomers would have a more positive view of EVE and they may stay longer. And every new subscription means more development money to improve things for all players.
The 10 years example is still a bit too absurd, but it’s a starting point.
Let’s add some more positive chaos to this “Chaos Era”