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Warning! Warning! Incoming Message From Deep In The Lunatic Fringe!

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TackyTachy1
Doomheim
#1 - 2016-11-16 03:20:56 UTC
The smell of fear and pathetic desperation permeates the 'Verse as corporations swallow the red pill and wrap themselves in the holy mantra of "Maximum Profit No Matter the Cost!". Quality is a forgotten concept as short term and short sighted changes are made helter-skelter then altered again when revenue fails to meet expectations. The old, stodgy and moderately profitable base is ignored in hyper flamed pursuit of youthful eyes and wallets as CCP charts it's new vector towards "Angry Aliens" or some such silliness. High performance creations are torn down and discarded in favor of fluff-like changes that disrupt the rhythm and quality of game play.

Even though Ascension's implementation was flawed that's not really the point I'm attempting to make. Yes, I had to reinstall one account, along with the log in hassle and yes, the new voice is grating, and I'm reasonably sure I'll run into more speed bumps as we trip lightly down the yellow brick road.

But the question in my mind is why these constant major expansions are even necessary? I can understand the occasional patch job to deal with the normal glitches, bugs and player exploits but ripping whole segments out that work really well just to insert a glitzier version (think character sheets) simply does not make sense.

Game complexity has out stripped my admittedly low dose mental abilities, I am now something called an Omega clone with abilities I have no clue what to do with. Along with Plex, Arum, implants, extractors, more clone types, strategies, tactics and things people write about in the forums along with all those mysterious abbreviations that mean not that much to me I am beginning to feel like I missed the two year college course that is required to play this game.

No, I'm not quitting, and no, you can't have my stuff (you know who you are) but I would love to see CCP allow this big beautiful game to stabilize itself to the point where normal people like me can reasonably expect to achieve some sort of mastery before it's all ripped out for new stuff just to have new stuff. A couple new things every year or so should be enough to keep the drama queens happy, especially as there is so much to do that old space can become new space just by changing game objectives.

Forum Rep for a bunch of characters, couple corps and one seriously Lost In Space multiboxer.

Scipio Artelius
The Vendunari
End of Life
#2 - 2016-11-16 03:24:18 UTC  |  Edited by: Scipio Artelius
TL;DR: Eve is dying (or technically: it may be dying)









To my dear General Discussion,

I have missed you. Welcome back

Yours forever,

SA
Piugattuk
Perkone
Caldari State
#3 - 2016-11-16 03:28:05 UTC
What can I post....
Eternus8lux8lucis
Primus Inc.
LEGIO ASTARTES ARCANUM
#4 - 2016-11-16 04:23:09 UTC
Sigh.....

Yup, its post patch day....Lol

Have you heard anything I've said?

You said it's all circling the drain, the whole universe. Right?

That's right.

Had to end sometime.

Exaido
Fire Over Light
Those Infernal Machines
#5 - 2016-11-16 04:40:56 UTC
I like it. I also like the transition phasing rather than complete uprooting of a system which really does kill games, see Star Wars Galaxies. The new character sheet when you adjust to it makes a lot of sense. I can access ship-fighting things more clearly.

For some reason my RattleSnake got 130 more DPS and about another 12K EHP. So that's a win.
Thomas Lot
Astrocomical
Warped Intentions
#6 - 2016-11-16 12:46:46 UTC
TackyTachy1 wrote:


Game complexity has out stripped my admittedly low dose mental abilities,




Yeah, this game is not really designed for someone with 'low-dose' mental ability. My advice. Don't worry too much about the gory details. Play the game as you see fit. Stay in high-security space and fly around. Get blown up by Code several times to learn the basic pvp experience. Reship and repeat a few dozen times until you learn from mistakes.

Eventually move to Low- or Null- and play the real EvE.

Some people don't like CODE tactics... but they do teach noobs valuable lessons.
Caim Naberius
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2016-11-16 12:57:23 UTC
Thomas Lot wrote:

Eventually move to Low- or Null- and play the real EvE.


Can someone tell me what 'da real' Eve is, i thought this was a sandbox? Have i been playing it 'wrong' all along Shocked Please put me on the Real Eve Train and i'll follow the railroad as intended. ThanksSmile
Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#8 - 2016-11-16 13:09:19 UTC
renwahh
BLOPSEC
#9 - 2016-11-16 13:10:14 UTC
Caim Naberius wrote:
Thomas Lot wrote:

Eventually move to Low- or Null- and play the real EvE.


Can someone tell me what 'da real' Eve is, i thought this was a sandbox? Have i been playing it 'wrong' all along Shocked Please put me on the Real Eve Train and i'll follow the railroad as intended. ThanksSmile


On the verse of Trainspotting ill just leave this here

Choose Avatar. Choose a Skill. Choose a career. Choose a Corp. Choose a fking big ship, choose guns, web, warp scramblers and ECCM mods. Choose clone, Attributes, and Skill Plan. Choose fixed Bookmarks in space. Choose a System. Choose your friends. Choose Missions and PVP. Choose an alliance with ship fking replacement. Choose Manufacturing and wondering who the fk you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that chair watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing mining ops, stuffing fking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, wishing yourself you could quit, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fked up brats you spawned when you podded back to station.

Choose your Alpha.

Choose EvE.
Caim Naberius
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2016-11-16 13:36:48 UTC
That's some deep inspirational wisdom. I need a day or two to let all that information soak into my feeble mind. Thank you for the guidance.
Lasisha Mishi
Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#11 - 2016-11-16 14:08:07 UTC
stagnation is death

we must change to keep things fresh and interesting, lest we end up like tribes ascend
MidnightWyvern
The Bosena Accords
Warclone Initiative
#12 - 2016-11-16 16:01:41 UTC
Eternus8lux8lucis wrote:
Sigh.....

Yup, its post patch day....Lol

Just like every other before it.Blink

Rattati Senpai noticed us! See you in the next FPS!

Alts: Saray Wyvern, Mobius Wyvern (Dust 514)

Eternus8lux8lucis
Primus Inc.
LEGIO ASTARTES ARCANUM
#13 - 2016-11-16 17:23:50 UTC
MidnightWyvern wrote:
Eternus8lux8lucis wrote:
Sigh.....

Yup, its post patch day....Lol

Just like every other before it.Blink

Yup, the more things change the more they stay the same.Twisted

Have you heard anything I've said?

You said it's all circling the drain, the whole universe. Right?

That's right.

Had to end sometime.

Engage You
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2016-11-16 17:24:38 UTC
eve is dying since 2003
TackyTachy1
Doomheim
#15 - 2016-11-17 03:38:07 UTC
Point apparently missed by all, let me rephrase it so even Eve players can understand: 12345678 (Translation: !@#$%^&*) Ya Got It? Damn!!!!

Forum Rep for a bunch of characters, couple corps and one seriously Lost In Space multiboxer.

Scipio Artelius
The Vendunari
End of Life
#16 - 2016-11-17 03:41:57 UTC
TackyTachy1 wrote:
Point apparently missed by all, let me rephrase it so even Eve players can understand: 12345678 (Translation: !@#$%^&*) Ya Got It? Damn!!!!

I think we mostly got the point. We just had some fun with it, because what else is there to do?

Looking after the old game isn't something that CCP are particularly doing at the moment. They are all about change and trying to support new players. Adapt or die.
ZZHAV
#17 - 2016-11-17 05:47:21 UTC
renwahh wrote:

Choose Avatar. Choose a Skill. Choose a career. Choose a Corp. Choose a fking big ship, choose guns, web, warp scramblers and ECCM mods. Choose clone, Attributes, and Skill Plan. Choose fixed Bookmarks in space. Choose a System. Choose your friends. Choose Missions and PVP. Choose an alliance with ship fking replacement. Choose Manufacturing and wondering who the fk you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that chair watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing mining ops, stuffing fking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, wishing yourself you could quit, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fked up brats you spawned when you podded back to station.

Choose your Alpha.

Choose EvE.


Dust was worse.

*drops mic*

I survived DUST 514.

I also killed its forum.

Kim Krividus
Imicus Logistics Ltd
Evictus.
#18 - 2016-11-17 07:37:59 UTC
TackyTachy1 wrote:
Point apparently missed by all, let me rephrase it so even Eve players can understand: 12345678 (Translation: !@#$%^&*) Ya Got It? Damn!!!!


Your point was understood. Nothing has changed if you're an Omega clone. They have just given you more toys and options to play with.