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Dev blog: Fortune Favors the Bold

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Xantia Naari
Serious About Space Things..
#261 - 2014-06-03 02:23:42 UTC
Aalysia Valkeiper wrote:
I have no idea, either, but i can tell you that's happening.

Recently, the 'Lan Club' at the college I study at decided to check out if EvE online was a viable game to play or even establish a corp in (to represent the college).

I was the ONLY player in the club already playing EvE at the start of the test.

27 players opened trial accounts and played the ENTIRE time the accounts were open.

NONE of them subscribed, even though the college was offering to pay for the subscriptions.

I am now the only player in the Lan Club playing EvE.


That's so sad!

I have a lot of friends that wish to join but after the trial say that it's too late to ever get a fighting chance. I hope future releases will provide more real incentives for new players. Eden would be a better place with more unique characters rather then a box of alts.

There are two kinds of children that play in sandboxes. Those who build castles and those who kick them down. It's a symbiosis.

Aalysia Valkeiper
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#262 - 2014-06-03 02:33:03 UTC
You'll never convince CCP of that while they get a constant influx of players trying the trials and a very small percentage converting to subscriptions.

I have noticed the vast majority of the new subscriptions seem to be the players who expect to become gankers and have no idea there's more to the game of EvE (and life as well).

This just exerbates the off-balance and convinces the vast majority of mature players other games fit them better.

Some mature players still stay, but they become the targets of the gankers that were already there and the 'noob gankers'.

and CCP doesn't mind the players who leave.
Aalysia Valkeiper
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#263 - 2014-06-03 02:41:32 UTC
I have put several ideas in the forums in attempts to reverse the trend.

Each time, those ideas are jumped on and flamed to ashes. I have never seen a single CCP rep post about any of the ideas, but I have noted the posters who flame the ideas post massively in threads discussing PvP and ganking.

I don't think it is coincidence.
Aalysia Valkeiper
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#264 - 2014-06-03 02:51:50 UTC
I am convinced that CCP will not see their errors until their are almost NO subscriptions started or renewed.

The game will soon reach another point though.

The point where the in game economy collaspes because nobody wants to mine or refine in certain places and the need for those particular minerals will go unanswered.

It looks like High Sec will be the first place that will happen, but null won't be far behind.
Xantia Naari
Serious About Space Things..
#265 - 2014-06-03 02:52:33 UTC
Aalysia Valkeiper wrote:
I have put several ideas in the forums in attempts to reverse the trend.

Each time, those ideas are jumped on and flamed to ashes. I have never seen a single CCP rep post about any of the ideas, but I have noted the posters who flame the ideas post massively in threads discussing PvP and ganking.

I don't think it is coincidence.


Probably not. They shout the loudest which is why CCP listens. They are probably miserable in their real life's which is why they act it all out in EVE. It saddens me that CCP favour such behaviour.

There are two kinds of children that play in sandboxes. Those who build castles and those who kick them down. It's a symbiosis.

Aalysia Valkeiper
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#266 - 2014-06-03 03:00:56 UTC
think about it.

what demographic plays on line games most? 12-16 year old males

is that demographic mature? do I really have to answer?

What does that demographic mostly desire? hack-n-slash, the bloodier-the better

Does that demographic care about anything else? only when forced to by game mechanics.

what does catering to that demographic and its desires give you? an immature, hack-n-slash, shoot'em up.

are there any other games out there catering to this? ***glare***

so, how can you best cater to this? become the most immature, bloodiest, hack-n-slash around.
Xantia Naari
Serious About Space Things..
#267 - 2014-06-03 03:10:31 UTC
Aalysia Valkeiper wrote:
think about it.

what demographic plays on line games most? 12-16 year old males

is that demographic mature? do I really have to answer?

What does that demographic mostly desire? hack-n-slash, the bloodier-the better

Does that demographic care about anything else? only when forced to by game mechanics.

what does catering to that demographic and its desires give you? an immature, hack-n-slash, shoot'em up.

are there any other games out there catering to this? ***glare***

so, how can you best cater to this? become the most immature, bloodiest, hack-n-slash around.


The reason I play EVE is because I find it mature, but it is changing. I will give it up if it continues. It is as you say. CCP must do something about it eventually or the game will die.

There are two kinds of children that play in sandboxes. Those who build castles and those who kick them down. It's a symbiosis.

Aalysia Valkeiper
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#268 - 2014-06-03 03:15:09 UTC  |  Edited by: Aalysia Valkeiper
just note the dedication in this thread to PvP terms.

Even after I reveal it's possible to succeed without dedicating to PvP and to stay mining where it's relatively safe, I am flamed and dissed and told I have no idea what I'm talking about...

Oops, that was another thread, but the opinion is still valid. Immature posters and players can not accept that a concept they are not using could be valid.

I did admit their ideas could work, but they insisted mine couldn't.

I'm just glad I retired this character from the game to be my representative in the forums. I may be paranoid, but I have no doubt some of these in the forums would hunt down this character in game and try to force me out of the game.

and I very much doubt CCP would do anything about it.
SeneschaI
Ordo Arcana
#269 - 2014-06-10 22:30:53 UTC
Shocked
so the lack of a drone bay forces a team of prospects to shut down operations in low sec just because some **** in a bomber enters system...
Aalysia Valkeiper
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#270 - 2014-06-11 01:38:36 UTC
SeneschaI wrote:
Shocked
so the lack of a drone bay forces a team of prospects to shut down operations in low sec just because some **** in a bomber enters system...


do you see any sort of weapon on the prospect?

also note the lack of the +2 warp that saved the Venture so many times. True, the prospect has extra low slots and can mount enough warp stabs to actually be better, but what is the prospect going to do then? that many stabs will reduce its targetting range to almost nothing. it'll be mining with its nose, not its lasers.