Kxmode wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 18:25:
Simon Says wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 01:24:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 13, 2021, 22:15:Deepest wildest sandbox game indeed.
Because no other MMO has an "academy" to learn how to play the game. That pretty much sums up EVE Online.
People won't stay with the game as long as it has a steep learning curve. The academy isn't going to fix what is fundamentally a niche game. And as others noted, bringing a new player into an environment with established veterans isn't going to do well for the game's population. The game isn't friendly to new people in so many ways. The only solution is to do a server reset and make everyone level.
I played this game for 20 years, so gonna chime in on this.
I think it wouldn't make everyone level. Character skills, isk and assets is only 1 part, probably the smallest in terms of power influence in this game.
Experience cannot be reset, knowledge of the game mechanics, contacts and resources, organization, etc.
When I think back about the new player to Eve I was during the beta and now, it's night and day.
Think of it like someone who can speedrun a game like Dark Souls at lvl1 20 times over in the time it takes for a new player to slog through the whole thing.
If anything, I think it would consolidate power even more in the hands of fewer corporations and players who know how to game the system, have a deep contact network in place and know the game in and out. Those would still get a pretty big headstart compared to new players who know nothing. I know I would, not as big as some other much better players, but I definitely would.