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Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:12:00 - [1]
 

Make skillpoints reduce over time for unsubbed accounts. This solves the problem of people unsubscribing because of the lack of fixes or improvements to the game.

JC Anderson
Caldari
Noir.
Noir. Mercenary Group
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:12:00 - [2]
 

I actually think skillpoint attrition is a good idea, but you know full well that the vast majority will not agree. ;)

Constantinus Maximus
Paxian Expeditionary Force
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:19:00 - [3]
 

lol nice one!

"Don't like that we haven't fixed that 3 year old bug? Stay subscribed or we'll punish you for being an unsatisfied customer!"

Maybe.... Just maybe.... It's a long-shot.... but.....
Could it be that fixing the bugs and paying attention to expansions for more then 1 week after release might just be as effective?

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:25:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Constantinus Maximus
lol nice one!

"Don't like that we haven't fixed that 3 year old bug? Stay subscribed or we'll punish you for being an unsatisfied customer!"

Maybe.... Just maybe.... It's a long-shot.... but.....
Could it be that fixing the bugs and paying attention to expansions for more then 1 week after release might just be as effective?


This is a bold and progressive concept. It might even lead to people believing this unproven concept of :excellence: that CCP refer to from time to time.

Kerrisone
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:27:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Lady Spank
Make skillpoints reduce over time for unsubbed accounts. This solves the problem of people unsubscribing because of the lack of fixes or improvements to the game.


It might and will nearly guarantee no one will ever come back to EVE after leaving like going to school, getting deployed, or having less time to play from any number of issues in real life.


Zleon Leigh
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:28:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Lady Spank
Make skillpoints reduce over time for unsubbed accounts. This solves the problem of people unsubscribing because of the lack of fixes or improvements to the game.

I going to be penalized in game because I either can't play due to RL commitments (deployed) or can't afford to play for a few months?

Thumbs down on the OP

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:32:00 - [7]
 

I am fully behind the op and am quite enjoying the view

Mina Sulva'r
Amarr
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:35:00 - [8]
 

I left for a little over 3 years, had this been their policy I would have never re-subbed.

*Im still not sure if this is for real, or a I wanna post great ideas like Tom Gerard*

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:37:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Surfin's PlunderBunny
I am fully behind the op and am quite enjoying the view

I thought I could smell something funny.

BLACK-STAR
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:40:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Mina Sulva'r
I left for a little over 3 years, had this been their policy I would have never re-subbed.
Like this.

So you want people to ever come back and pick up where they left off? Or are you going to really just burden them with deductions when they have things in RL to do?

Or are you going to try and punish the masses incase they join another MMO, and If you come back you pay the price of attrition.


NO. Horrible idea. Players are always welcome back right where they left off, not where they started.

Oregin
Red Sky Morning
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:42:00 - [11]
 

I lolled :)

Mina Sulva'r
Amarr
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:45:00 - [12]
 

I read something she wrote somewhere that said "Dont take anything I say seriously", I think this is one of those posts. Rolling Eyes

Kuetlzelcoatl
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:50:00 - [13]
 

Yeah, I wouldn't resub after needing to leave for awhile. Ever.

Oregin
Red Sky Morning
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:52:00 - [14]
 

Dear valued customer,

We notice your subscription with EVE Online has lapsed.

As a welcome back offer, if you resub within 7 days we won't take away your Caldari BS V.

Kindest Regards,

CCP

stoicfaux
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.12 03:58:00 - [15]
 

Here's a variation on the idea, that's just as good.

Since other MMOs encourage leveling alts as a means of keeping subs, when Eve characters get to a certain age or skill point amount, they start to get senile and start losing skills at random.

This will encourage old timers to retire their main and level up a newbie character in order to refresh their Eve Enthusiasm(tm) by experiencing the content and adventures that they might have missed out on with their main.

Rolling Eyes

Oregin
Red Sky Morning
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.06.12 04:01:00 - [16]
 

Let's do faction/corp standing degradation too. Have agents emailing unsubbed accounts asking 'Why you no come round here no more?'

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.06.12 04:04:00 - [17]
 

Excellent idea.

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.06.12 04:07:00 - [18]
 

Also need to have their hangers get looted because they left them unguarded Very Happy

NeoShocker
Caldari
Interstellar eXodus
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.06.12 04:08:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: NeoShocker on 12/06/2011 04:09:25
Originally by: Lady Spank
Make skillpoints reduce over time for unsubbed accounts. This solves the problem of people unsubscribing because of the lack of fixes or improvements to the game.


Haha, I rather like the idea. To further improve such feature and support OP :P ...

Quote:
Dear valued capsuleer.

After 30 days of your last cancelled subscription/activation, each day, .25% on one of your highest completed ranked SP skill is reduced per day.

Re-subscribe with our special one time offer (each time account expired after 30 days), you have the option to re-sub 1 month (or 3 month) at half the price!

Or redeem PLEX card to remove the penalty and resume training your skills!

Zagdul
Gallente
Clan Shadow Wolf
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2011.06.12 04:19:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Zagdul on 12/06/2011 04:18:55


I like the idea, but it needs some tweaking.

This Skill Decay™ will need to work into lore somehow. My advice to add on to this would be that instead of the "highest" skill, your memory for skills would be based on the oldest learned skill.

Since most learning skills are gone, this should hit nicely with things like Electrons/Navigation/Engineering etc.

That'll teach disloyal people to remain unsubbed.

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.06.12 04:21:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Zagdul
Edited by: Zagdul on 12/06/2011 04:18:55


I like the idea, but it needs some tweaking.

This Skill Decay™ will need to work into lore somehow. My advice to add on to this would be that instead of the "highest" skill, your memory for skills would be based on the oldest learned skill.

Since most learning skills are gone, this should hit nicely with things like Electrons/Navigation/Engineering etc.

That'll teach disloyal people to remain unsubbed.


Or blame it on smack addiction Very Happy

Oregin
Red Sky Morning
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.06.12 04:22:00 - [22]
 

CCP could also work with Blizzard. For a fee maybe, CCP could compare email addresses of active/lapsed subscribers. So, if anyone starts playing WOW after they play EVE, their skillpoint dramatically decrease as it's assumed that the player has suffered some kind of brain damage resulting in greatly lessened intellect.

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.06.12 04:23:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Oregin
CCP could also work with Blizzard. For a fee maybe, CCP could compare email addresses of active/lapsed subscribers. So, if anyone starts playing WOW after they play EVE, their skillpoint dramatically decrease as it's assumed that the player has suffered some kind of brain damage resulting in greatly lessened intellect.


CCP hire this man.

Savage Angel
Gallente
Gambler's Inc.
Posted - 2011.06.12 05:03:00 - [24]
 

As many people leave and come back multiple times, a better money making idea would be to allow them to retroactively pay for the months they missed and get the skill points they missed out on.

Turn this off for sold characters, but for others they would have had them if they were paying while away so why not?

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.06.12 05:05:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Savage Angel
As many people leave and come back multiple times, a better money making idea would be to allow them to retroactively pay for the months they missed and get the skill points they missed out on.

Turn this off for sold characters, but for others they would have had them if they were paying while away so why not?


This was brought up by a dev in a CSM summit. The responses probably weren't printable in their original form.

JC Anderson
Caldari
Noir.
Noir. Mercenary Group
Posted - 2011.06.12 05:07:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Oregin
CCP could also work with Blizzard. For a fee maybe, CCP could compare email addresses of active/lapsed subscribers. So, if anyone starts playing WOW after they play EVE, their skillpoint dramatically decrease as it's assumed that the player has suffered some kind of brain damage resulting in greatly lessened intellect.


You win Eve.

Ymirus
Minmatar
Fly Drunk
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2011.06.12 05:11:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Lady Spank
Originally by: Oregin
CCP could also work with Blizzard. For a fee maybe, CCP could compare email addresses of active/lapsed subscribers. So, if anyone starts playing WOW after they play EVE, their skillpoint dramatically decrease as it's assumed that the player has suffered some kind of brain damage resulting in greatly lessened intellect.


CCP hire this man.

Doom Bang
Gonzo.
Posted - 2011.06.12 05:11:00 - [28]
 

You can take my epics, but you can never take...MY FREEDOM!

Tres Farmer
Gallente Federation Intelligence Service
Posted - 2011.06.12 05:14:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Lady Spank
Originally by: Savage Angel
As many people leave and come back multiple times, a better money making idea would be to allow them to retroactively pay for the months they missed and get the skill points they missed out on.

Turn this off for sold characters, but for others they would have had them if they were paying while away so why not?
This was brought up by a dev in a CSM summit. The responses probably weren't printable in their original form.

Ah.. even Asterix&Obelix can do it. It looks a bit like cuneiform+cyrillic+chinese in one, but you can still read it YARRRR!!

Sader Rykane
Amarr
The Dark Space Initiative
Revival Of The Talocan Empire
Posted - 2011.06.12 05:28:00 - [30]
 

Better idea: For every letter, symbol, or character Lady Spank types he loses 100 skillpoints on all his characters.


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