Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Carebear Explains the Main Problems With Eve Online

The statement that "Eve is dying" is one that you will consistently hear echoed within the corp chats of some of the most reputable NPC corporations around. These people log on every day with the specific intention of perpetuating statements such as "this game really needs to change to keep people subbed" and "y should i pay for this game if it takes ages to get anywhere" In order to further understand these concerns the Eve Onion interviewed a resident of these corp chats and self-proclaimed carebear who wishes to be referred to as "Ursaviour123" for reasons specified as "no-life scammers and trolls."

So Ursavior123, what do you think is the main problem with Eve Online currently?

"The main problem is all these nerds living in their moms basements going around ruining peoples fun. I can't even mine in peace without some idiot showing up and demanding fees for some "licence" or whatever, hell it's not just mining, my buddy told me about a time where he loaded up the five PLEX he made station trading into his Bestower and a bunch of guys just flew up in Catalysts and killed him.... IN HIGHSEC... isn't the whole point of highsec to be a place where no pvp is allowed? CCP really needs to crack down on this exploitative behavior.

What do you think can be done to solve this issue?

"There needs to be more systems put in place to protect honest players like me from the obvious abuse that comes from these losers, if you look at successful games like World of Warcraft you see that Blizzard took the sensible option of not tolerating scamming or trolling within the game, in mainstream MMO's infiltrating a group with the intent of stealing all of their hard earned stuff would get you banned, but in Eve they encourage it.. even putting it in their advertising!!... This design philosophy is innately flawed and punishes the legit players while allowing the trolls and sociopaths to flourish."

What sort of systems do you propose?

"PvP needs to be completely banned in highsec space, all ships should have a permanent CONCORD killswitch so that they moment they perform an aggressive action against another player their ship immediately blows up and they are fined twice the value of the target ship, that way highsec will finally be working as intended as a PvP free zone where people can actually play the game properly instead of going around ruining other peoples days. Ship collision should be removed too, they should just clip through each other, that way it's impossible for people to extort my miner by bumping me out of range and demanding ludicrous fees, it takes me two hours of mining in my venture to make ten million isk... why should I pay it to them just to keep playing the game how I want to? Trolling and scamming should be banned too, there should be serious punishments for anyone who is mean to another player with a "report for abuse" button being placed beside everyone in local chat.

What punishments are we talking here?

"Scamming should lead to an instant ban, if you trick someone into giving you their isk or other assets it's clear that you're a toxic player who doesn't belong within a respectable MMO community, the punishment for trolling should be more severe though, if you're reported for abuse enough times CCP should notify your local police force to have you arrested.. sort of like a real life CONCORD.

Isn't that a bit harsh, after all... it's only a game?

"It doesn't matter if it's just in a game.. abuse is abuse, I genuinely felt like crying after my venture got blown up for refusing to pay extortion fees, I tried to explain how horrible the gankers were and how they were the cancer that is plaguing eve but they just started laughing. There's only one language these thugs speak so we need to teach them a lesson to stop their bullying."

Well it's been a pleasure talking with you, have you any closing suggestions or comments?

"Yes, CCP really needs to make a separate PvE server for all the honest players to go to. In the server every system should have a high security status and no combat with other players would be permitted, that way we could all have a fun time without lame trolls constantly ruining the game."

Ursaviour123 is just one of thousands who struggle to survive in highsec. While nullsec players repeatedly debate the merits of power projection and stagnation, carebears also face very challenging problems as described here. Nullsec dwellers must remember the reality of the hardship faced by those on the other side of the galaxy.

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