Blog Banter 72 – This is the Road (map) to…..
This month’s suggestion comes from Jakob Anedalle.
“What do you think about using Sugar’s recent blog post as a kickoff for a Blog Banter. I think it’s a great open-ended topic:
I am writing just as theÂ new dev blog is causing a bit of a shit storm over at reddit and the official forum. Anyway, I feel a bit like an outsider looking in, as I havenâ€™t been actually playing, but I look at this subject as someone whoâ€™s still following the game and reading about it. What would draw me in again ?
Judging by that latest dev blog, CCP is a little desperate to get people back in. Granting amnesty for people who bought ISK in the past. I am afraid, they donâ€™t have any money / staff at the moment to pull off something big, that would bring in new players and pull back in, those that havenâ€™t played in quite a while.
First of all we got the skill injection thing so returning / new players can â€˜catch upâ€™. I think what would bring back in those players CCP so desperately wants is a new big expansion. Something like the Wormhole expansion, Apocrypha. All these sprints and little improvements / new ships are all nice, but they arenâ€™t creating any new headlines. A new hyped up expansion that would add a new PVE element thatâ€™s actually fun to do (solo and in a group) would be nice.
So Iâ€™d put that on my roadmap. What exactly would that be you might ask ? I have no clue to be honest, I am sure some smart people can come up with something. Bit of a bad roadmap this, come to think of it .
Also 0.0 space would need some love and they way itâ€™s conquered.All you ever read about the sovereignty rules are complaints, so that needs (yet another) rewrite.
I do realize my roadmap is a little vague, but the point is that CCP needs to come up with something big otherwise Eve will just bleed out and slowly disappear. Is this going to happen ? I am afraid not, I donâ€™t think they have the resources at the moment.
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