Ok. I am a person who has started playing EVE just recently. So, this is a pretty fresh look at what this game is missing (at the point where I am) and what I wish I could see in it.
But first thing: this game is AWESOME. There are TONS of great things about it. The simplest complement is that I love it and I intend to continue to subsrcibe. But I want to focus on what could be improved because this is probably more valuable.
Now, the constructive criticism. One. The payment. It’s a mess. At first I thought the game was really expensive (20 euro/dollar per month–this is the value of 500 plex). Then I thought: it’s actually free, because you can earn plex in game. Then again, I thought no, buying plex for isk is not a great idea. AFTER A MONTH, incidentally, I found out that you can subscribe this game for a more reasonable, although still pricey amount.
I don’t want to argue with the prices. My problem is with how it is presented. I hope you see the confusion from my last paragraph. To be honest, my own preference would be to have a simple subscription, without all this alpha and omega mess. It should be clear that I pay X, CCP earnsX, and I can play.
Now what bothers me the most: no life. Yes, this is a multiplayer online game and you can meet and do stuff with other people, but what you see on the screen is only cold machines and space. All that character creation system at startup is wasted. There is an AI in the tutorial and then… That’s it.
You never even see the inside of any of your ships. You see very little of the inside of the stations. You never see any planet up close. No life.
I know that changing it seems like a huge deal but it doesn’t have to be, if it’s tackled in tiny steps. Why not add some people to our ships, people that we could interact with? Which of you guys wouldn’t like to carry some hot girl mechanic around, eh? They could be capsuleers, AI, or whatever. They could have some small influence on how the ships work, again, whatever. Nothing much, because the game mechanics seems nicely polished as it is, but this could serve as a great way to introduce more rpg, more storylines, perhaps show station or planetary life.
As I said, this is what I’m missing, so there