Yes there are spelling mistakes in my title. Deal with it, the post title is the subject of a eve mail I received recently. As such, here is the mail.
CCPs disreguard of game mechanic abuse, general greifing, and apathy towards its player base.
From: Mannington Skank
Sent: 2013.09.01 17:32
To: Tri-Star Galactic Industries, Jean-Pierre Olenarde,
I can no longer tolerate CCPs disreguard of game mechanic abuse in the war dec system, the market system, the contract system, chat bot spam, scamming, general player greifing, and apathy towards its player base. One cannot even invite new players into corps due to the almost certainity that they are either spais or theives above any reprucussions.
Tonight i will let all 5 of my eve accounts expire. If you had open contracts for minerals or ships with me I have refunded all isk and materials. Its been a pleasure. Fly safe.
Now statements like this aren’t all that uncommon. You often will see someone posting something like this after playing the trial on the forum, and playing for a month. Or something like that, and rarely will they have more than 1 character.
But this player is a 2006 character. That’s 7 years in the game. With 5 different accounts. That’s just crazy. That’s several thousand dollars invested in a game, which in all honesty hasn’t changed all that much in its player base, or attitude to griefing, spais, or thieves. Well, not in the 3 years that I’ve been playing eve for anyway.
It makes me wonder, what ticked inside this players mind that they finally decided that they’d had enough? I know our alliance has been under war dec by a corp for nearly a month by the same 8 man corp, none of them ever show up though, and all of their previous wars have been no show affairs, but this war dec hasn’t changed anything for the alliances operating procedures at all. We just keep doing our things like we always have. Granted I didn’t know this pilot at all, I didn’t even know of the corp this pilot was in until I looked at the pilot. But surely even after a year or two they would have realised what this game was about, why on earth did they spend 7 years in this game?
Or maybe it is CCP’s fault. Maybe I haven’t noticed something that CCP is doing. Maybe CCP are making it too easy for griefers, on chatbots, on market bots. I’ve not noticed this though, although CCP do need to do a bit more against market/chat bots, but they are hard to deal with (From CCPs side of things)
But hey – What do you think? Is it CCP, or is this just a case of a crazy player who let things go for too long?