Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Blog Banter 77 - The Malaise

Is there a malaise affecting Eve currently? Blogs and podcasts are going dark and space just feels that little bit emptier. One suggestion is that there may be a general problem with the vets, especially those pre-Incarna and older, leaving and being replaced by newer players who are not as invested in the game. The colonists versus immigrants? Is this a problem? Are there others? Or is everything just fine and it's just another bout of summer "ZOMG EVE IZ DYING!"

Since it was my partial idea for this topic, it is only proper that I make a contribution. 

Eve is Dying.
I once had a farm in Sinq Larson. (think about that with Meryl Streep's Out of Africa voiceover). I have since allowed three accounts to lapse. Fleets no longer multi-tasking across PvE contents.

Eve is Dying.
I used to lead up to forty mining ship fleets in ambitious enterprises, complete with Wing Commander 4 and Mining Director 5. Specialising in systems without stations to clear untouched asteroids. The miner lasers are silent, comrades long abandoned and my Forman clone entombed within a distant med-bay. 

Eve is Dying.
I no longer fly in Incursions. 100 million per hour does not entice me, Logistics 5 is coated in dust. it has been over twelve months since I last Mumbled to pilots across the planet Earth. Dust also covers my maximum skills for Heavy Interdictors, Force/Combat Recons and Assault Cruisers. 

Eve is Dying.
My Planetary Industry only half hearted. A week or more can pass without an extraction cycle. Key components to tech two manufacturing seem oh so less necessary that previously. 

Eve is Dying.
Even as I polish the final ME to the components of Freighter manufacture. This used to be like Christmas morning. But now many of the lights are dark, the tree has withered and the gift paper faded. 

Eve has Died.
I am the last of my accounts. A ghost in a haunted corner of New Eden. Some missioning, some mining or some exploration.

On the horizon is the promise of Industry Arrays. Will this come with a hefty stick of more NPC taxes and a shrivelled carrot of minor industrial margins? I can only see Risk and no Reward in this future. Wait and see, with about six months left of my current annual subscription. I have time, and time will tell whether I have still have a home in New Eden.

I did it all because it was fun.

1 comment:

  1. Very well put. Since the Citadels have come out and the Industrial arrays to follow the same path I see more decline in Eve's future. CCP is making things complex for the sake of being complex and the players want fun content not needless complexity. This was an excellent BB topic.