Alright, this has probably been asked before. Many times.
I´ve tried to get back to Eve a thousand times it feels like, and each time I drift away from it for the same reason.
I feel like PLEX and the systems that has come along side it has ruined the game for me, and I can´t be the only one feeling this way. I remember a time when CCP went hard on isk-making bots and there will always be people trying to cheat their way through games, but before plexes and all that; you actually had to work for your stuff.
Sure, try and buy money online was possible but with a chance that you would get caught and most likely banned for life on that account.
Sure buy a new account and try again, but we know that building a character in Eve means something; or at least it did.
Now days, I can´t help but feel that everything I see, meet, fight or converse with; is bought. I feel that the origins of CCP and their visions is long gone and has been replaced by, and excuse my terminology here; “new-age business suits”.
This is making the game more “modern” I suppose, and year after year I see Eve losing its unique feel.
Im guessing this will never change since its far too long gone now, PLEX has been in the game for years and systems built around them. But as a 30 year old guy who LOVED Eve for what it was and was going to be, I am truly dissapointed in the way it has been going.
There´s still stuff today that is so awesome and the game has some fricking cool things coming; but my thirst to play dies everytime I see the “buy this for that”-menus.
Did CCP get too big?
Did they get replaced by EA and no one noticed?
Has the userbase change so that this is actually what we want?
As mentioned above, I can´t be alone on this and I truly wish didn´t have these systems for just buying your way through everything and thus loosing all of its value in the process.
rant rant rant, Eve was better the first five years, pew pew pew, it even has lootboxes now (throws up…)
an Eve player who miss the good ol days.