Webvan wrote: Lan Wang wrote:
if eve went f2p i would quit, so would my alts which pay subscriptions and i also buy plex for real money. so what is more important, players who stay in the game long term or people like your friends who will play for a few months and move onto some other flavour of the month f2p mmo?
Don't worry, CCP already said some years back that it wouldn't be possible for EVE. It's not technically possible and would have had to be done pre-launch by design. I completely agree with them, it's not possible by the design architecture of EVE, and there is no magic wand to do such a thing w/o destroying the game as it is; what makes EVE, EVE.
CCP design decisions haven't had the goal of putting new fun into the game but breaking up groups that play for free and dont pay them anything.
Very bad tactic since the people who are playing for free are supporting the community by providing attractive game play to a large percentage of the active population.
This tactic could be viable but needs to be based on a product that has a higher percentage of players staying to play to replace the old vets.
CCP knows this its why CCP has spent 12 years redoing the new player experience over and over and over again so they can keep reusing the same content as new players join the community and older players leave. This hast worked the Vets love Eve so much have so much time invested they never want it end, some pay RL rent off CCP isk.
The development world has continued to raise the bar by offering easier to learn games with more instant gratification. CCP needs plan to take note of these trends in some cases match them Eve, not by destroying the product but shape it so new players will find something they like enough to give the game some effort over other products.
Listen to the dev interviews and watch the Fanfest VOD's again, they thought that by forcing Null Sec to pay rent would cause the break up that was 3-4 years ago, everyone knew it wouldn't work then.
You can force people to fight each other, the players will always work together against the dev when the chips are down and backs are against the wall. RAWR!
They admit failure to this idea working because they didn't account for how much money people have in Null sec.
Some players have enough isk to play the game for free for 77 years and buy an officer fit titan every one of those 77 years. You think a guy like this is effected by a Sov change?
ok am i done for now getting tired its 3 am in Cali.