Got a short letter today from CCP, inviting me back to EVE Online. Struck with nostalgia, I read it through and noticed this line: “PERMANENT SHIP SKINS“. Whaaa..?
So I guess in 2011 we fought for nothing. It’s already here. The very essence of the “greed is good” made it into the game. While I didn’t play EVE for a few years already, I still feel for it and worry about it’s future. A brief look at the forums and other media showed that everything’s fine. People seem to accept the change, at least I didn’t find a new “threadnaught” that we had back then. Just see for yourself, those were the days – http://oldforums.eveonline.com/?a=topic&threadID=1536065
On a second thought – why not? First of all, skins are still only cosmetic, it’s not like they add something in terms of real gameplay and besides, everyone’s doing it now, so what seemed immoral and bad in 2011 is now perfectly normal, even Blizzard made a game which makes half of it’s profit (if not more) on skins alone (talking about HotS). From 2015’s point of view all that monocle drama that we had in EVE seems meaningless and stupid to most people. The sad part is that it won’t stop here, it never did. I think we’ll see more and more ingame sales mechanics and those will eventually become pay2win. There’s no other way.
Unless it’s a boss in Diablo, there’s nothing good about Greed.