This is not a rant, simply a call for CCP to find some common sense.
I'm not a big poster on these forums, and I feel this thread may also simply be forgotten or slated, but I simply cant go without at least lending my view.
As stated in CCP Zulu's blog:
Fearless is one of our company values. It‘s also the name of an internal newsletter that has been designed and developed specifically to catalyze discussions on controversial topics.
I think, in general, this is a good company policy to have, many changes in this game (sov mechanics, JB nerf, Anom nerf to name a few) have been, at least partially, good for the game. You can only introduce these changes by having a backbone and be prepared to take some stick from the members it effects.
In my mind CCP is now using hindsight and drawing the conclusion that "Whenever we introduced x, we recieved some stick for it, but now its all good." and sticking to their "Fearless" policy.
I plead with you CCP, don't do this. I don't have feelings toward Micro-transactions either way, as long as we can buy these items (current and future) for regular ISK from other players, I'm okay with it. I'm not asking for you to stop this because I hate the idea, I'm asking because you will destroy this game by continuing down this path. You have a massive amount of subscribers, your life-blood, either leaving the game completely or hating on you. This is one change too far, you can't sweep it under the carpet or completely forget about it and never mention it again.
Is this worth losing your game over? Is this worth losing the hundreds of thousands of us who love EVE? We have poured thousands of pounds/dollars/euros each
into this game and we want to play this great game you
made. You are making that impossible for a lot of people. Without those very people you will crumble and we will lose EVE.
This is why I plead for CCP to see sense, not because I don't want to see MT in EVE, but because I know by doing what you have been doing for the last week will destroy this game.
When did EVE stop being a game to you CCP?