My trader alt was in a shuttle autopiloting from Jita to a mission agent system in order to raise standing. My main, who is in a somewhat valuable ship and has valuable implants, was being actively controlled by myself. I flip over to the alt when my main arrives in station, and find them sitting in a pod in a starter system 20+ jumps away. First question “who the hell ganks a shuttle with an empty cargo hold?”
Find the loss mail. Looks like trigs killed and podded the character.
This is a huge problem. If I had been autopiloting a freighter and looked up in a clone, that would be EvE. I specifically chose a shuttle so that my alt could autopilot with minimal chance of a human ganking them.
Because my alt is so far away, I’m going to go find something else to do that does not involve EvE (if for no other reason than the number of jumps involved). That means my EvE time for the day is basically over. Now I will probably be back, but lets say I pull up No Mans Sky or get involved into a book, don’t play for a couple of days, and decide I could save some money by cancelling my subscription. Honestly, running missions to grind standings for an alt isn’t exactly fun. Adding one more thing on top of it, and I’m at least questioning if I really need this alt account.
CCP, this implementation of the Trigs is directly leading to lower player numbers. You are requiring player attention for a very boring process of moving systems, which the game has long had an automated implementation for. This is not player retention focused.