So I’ve come back to EVE after being gone for about 8-9 years, and I can’t say I’m interested at all in the PVP aspect of the game. I think somewhat the character reflects how one is as a person, and for myself I don’t like, nor do I ever think about ruining someone else’s day just to make my own IRL, and that translates to how I play EVE too.
So I just like Mining, PVE, exploring sites and just killing them NPCs to get loot. A quick look at my account would show that i’ve got 0 PVP kills, nor have I ever attempted to start a PVP - I’ve just got zero interest in it really.
Been thinking if there’s any possibility of CCP giving every account a one-time, perm opt in/out of PVP. That means once the owner makes the choice, we can’t ever change on that toon. Ever. The only way is to delete and recreate that toon. I think it caters well to this group of players who are absolutely sure we do not want the PVP element in our game, but we still savor the co-op PVE elements, or the chill mining runs… of course, in a ways it would have drawbacks - the ‘null PVP’ status would not apply in nullsec for example. Sure, it would cause an impact on the mining market - lowsec miners would then become a lot more accessible to this group of players, but again, our ‘drawback’ is we don’t get to kill and steal some other random player’s stuff.
But I would believe it would serve well for us non-PVPers to get to enjoy the game the way we want, and not need to face the parts that we absolutely have no interest in. Honestly, I really hope CCP would consider this.
From my perspective eliminating the possibility of being the “victim” of a PVP attack would make the game boring and I wouldn’t bother with it any more.
Half the fun is avoiding those trying to hunt you or even better baiting them and watching them lose it big time when they can’t get you.
If someone wants to “opt out” of pvp then ccp should create a market somewhere that they populate that isnt affected by any other player. Rocks should be a type that does not affect any ship currently in game.
Players who opt out should get a different currency when killing npcs that can be used in a ccp controlled market as to not affect player markets.
8-9 yrs ago nothing pvp wise has changed from when you played before.
If you want out of pvp then why play eve? If you want out of pvp then you shouldnt be able to sell items or rocks or buy items from other players.
So you want us to create invulnerable toons for daily business and “gladiator” toons for isolated fights. Be aware that scams are still possible, you will witness bully mining operations and 24/7 afk grinding.
So you also want to abolish looting and stealing (criminal flag)?
“Your stuff” isn’t always yours, there’s many ways to get annoyed without pvp.
I’m afraid you wouldn’t like the result of what you want and would probably leave soon after spoiling the game for the regulars.
Yeah, it’s incredibly easy to exploit it. I can just create as many “invulnerable” mining toons as I wish and invade someone elses space, mining the resources threre all day long. And while they are always at the danger of being attacked and would have to replace their losses or fund a protection force or stay docked if hostile presence is on the scene, I would simply keep mining and mining and mining and mining. How could they ever beat my prices on the market? They can’t.
Actually that’s what many players (including me) do.
Play clever and you won’t get ganked often, even without restrictive rules. PvP does not mean fight, just surviving an Incident by wit or precaution can be a satisfying victory.