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IGB reinstatement petition - PLEASE SIGN & SHARE

#1 - 2016-10-16 00:22:36 UTC
The Bastard Cartel
#2 - 2016-11-02 22:23:45 UTC

On October 11, 2016 - via patch YC118.9 Release 1.0 - CCP removed a widely used and mission critical feature from their EVE Online game client - the In-game Browser (IGB). This move was made without consultation of the user base and further, CCP has stated the key functions provided by the IGB will NOT be replaced. This signals a clear departure from CCP's past behavior where player feedback was valued and considered prior to any major game changes rather than being summarily dismissed as is the case with the IGB. We, the players of EVE Online hereby request CCP immediately reverse this change and re-implement the IGB with the next release.

A couple of points:

First it was not mission critical. The client is in no way impaired by the removal of the IGB. I will, however, accept widely used as a true premise.

Second, "Major game change" is totally subjective. From my perspective it was hardly a blip on the radar. I alt tab a little more, but aside from that, nothing really changed for me.

Lastly, your request does nothing to motivate CCP to actually accede to it. The IGB was removed because it was an inherent security risk, and CCP didn't have the resources to maintain it in the manner required to mitigate that risk appropriately. If you want them to bring it back, you should be offering them a business reason to do so, not a, frankly, whine about how you're unhappy it's not here anymore. I am sure that if you can offer them a compelling business case that shows a definite return on the investment in terms of man hours putting it back in and maintaining it properly they will be happy to at least consider your request.

Eve is like an addiction; you can't quit it until it quits you. Also, iderno

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