Yesterday was patchday, and like any good little soldier I was curious about the implemented changes and other stuff people like to complain about.
This post about turning high-sec into World of Wonderland is interesting. That’s the cool thing about this game, the passionate people playing it. And it certainly seems a great deal of these people are living the pirate lifestyle.
Other interesting stuff:
Road to nerfdom.
I wish I had the magical power to tell you what it is all about, but I’m going to fail you. An attempt nevertheless.
“Well its clear CCP has given up the ghost on the HTFU core that made EvE great, as well as documented in detail here they are now doubling-down on Disneyland with the next patch that has a little more nerfing for the little carebears of hisec buried in the patch notes…
Evidently shooting at mobile tractor units owned by a bear with drones out in aggressive mode will *no longer* cause his drones to attack the agressor.
” Drones that are set to aggressive will no longer perform automatic actions against a target if those actions would trigger a new Limited Engagement, unless explicitly instructed to engage that target.”
Because gosh no you cant expect the little bears to use their brains and the right drone setting, they must be bubble wrapped to prevent an inventive pirate from getting a limited agression on them while they are farming mission sites.
I am really getting disgusted with this water-torture drip of hisec nerfs that keep coming and make it abundantly clear CCP has lost the plot. With each one of these it becomes clear they care more about aquiring WoW reject subs, than retaining mine.”
On one hand, the dude is correct 100%. A setting called aggressive should be a thing that is very … euhm … aggressive? So this change to me, seems indeed intended because loads of people were to stupid to understand aggressive, and because loads of people were taking advantage of stupid.
But then this response in the thread is right on the mark as well:
“So to be clear, what you want is to keep ways of forcing a player into a limited engagement they did not want by tricking their drone AI? It seems pretty hypocritical to bang on about how the “bears” are going to have it too easy, while you want to be able to force people that are totally unable to fight you into a fight. Just go out ganking like everyone else.”
The world of EVE. Interesting …