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Posted: Mar 4th 2009 5:26PM Graill440 said

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It really gets tiring to see the words "skill", "risk", and other terms associated with ingame mechanics used in EVE.

The devs are really clueless when it comes to consequence and any type of actual ingame drama, the kind created by the game itself, not the drama created by getting to know someone in real life and then doing what equates to stealing an account password.

The only remote bit of drama was the pvp tourney assaination and that was even accomplished using out of game trust.

Until this game can move beyond Super Mario Cart flight and weapon physics, totally gets rid of out of game mechanics used to steal or influence, it will remain a niche game people will visit, and then leave just as quickly.

Once a game has found to be corrupt at the dev level no player council, and certainly not word of mouth will help it thrive nor save it. Much work needs to be done to make EVE what it should be, to bad no honest devs with balls exist to make that happen, they are simply content with trying to hold onto the tiny amount of subs they have and keeping the Super Mario Cart crowd happy.

Posted: Mar 4th 2009 6:27PM (Unverified) said

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Is there even such a thing as in-game trust and out-of-game trust? you either trust the guy or you don't. There are different levels of trust you may place on any other player, but I really don't see how you can classify them into in-game/out-of-game.

and which part of any of those events equate to stealing account password?(which would be a banned offense)

and "totally gets rid of out of game mechanics used to steal or influence"? that's a bit of a paradox isn't it? how can a game get rid of anything that take place out-of-game? meta-gaming is a part of just about every online game, and that's not going away anytime soon.

and yea, eve is certainly dying, just look at how the subscription base has kept climbing for the past 5+ years and records of concurrent log-ins keeps getting broken. Yup, it's going to die any day now :rolleyes: There's no doubt that Eve is a niche game, it has never pretended to be otherwise.

If you have some legitimate arguments, use them instead of the vague whines that managed to say nothing about what you're actually complaining.
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Posted: Mar 4th 2009 11:46PM SgtBaker said

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Bitter much? :-)

The old "devs are ruining the game" argument has never held water in any game - it's tiring to see it used as a some sort of blanket "I hate this game and I'm going to tell everyone'" excuse. Try articulating something half-original next time and we can discuss.

Sure there are problems with EVE just like there are problems with any MMO currently available.

And yes, Internet Spaceship game is a niche, I don't think anyone has ever pretended otherwise.
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Posted: Mar 5th 2009 11:41AM (Unverified) said

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They mis-spelled "Traitor" as Trader.

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