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Posted - 2011.07.02 16:17:00 - [1]

Basically my idea is simple - institute a process whereby people who post here asking to buy skillpoints, 'I Win' mode ships, non-vanity MT items, and any other request for an easy mode that bypasses having to actually play the bloody game, are identified, and then gently assisted into another game that is more suitable for them, e.g. Hello Kitty Online Island Aventures.

It's strange that the necessity for such a process even comes to mind, but bizarrely there are actually people who persist in playing games they clearly do not have the time, commitment or ability to play. Since these people seem unwilling to move on themselves, realise their easy mode requests would ruin Eve, or are simply too selfish to care about the consequences, I submit there needs to be a process by which they are helped to find another game better suited for them.

They would be happier in a more suitable game, and we will be happier without them whining constantly about 'Eve being too hard' and 'not being able to buy their way to flying a supercarrier on a new toon'. It's win - win.

As for the process itself, perhaps a special subset of well trained ISDs could be created who are familiar with other games and able to provide quality advice to these people. Understanding that these people often won't move on peacefully, it would also be good if GMs have the power to forcibly hasten their departure from Eve, after they post threads asking for an 'I Win' button in Eve more than... say three times?

Reaver Glitterstim
Legio Geminatus
Posted - 2011.07.29 10:51:00 - [2]

I think this is a great idea. In fact, CCP could elect representatives who would get together with representatives from several other top games and share players around for mutual benefit. These representatives could study what makes various types of players like what about a game, and identify these traits in the player base. Players who like microtransactions or who want highsec to be buffed can be gently led to Hello Kitty Island Adventure. Likewise, players in Hello Kitty Island Adventure who believe their gaming skills and ability to mash face against keyboard for hours on end are being wasted, those players can be lead to World of Warcraft. And similarly, players in World of Warcraft that exhibit such tendencies as being able to make a viable non-cookie cutter character or correctly counting items in the guild bank could be led to EVE Online, where they will have a much more fulfilling experience.

Overall, I think this rebalancing of players will greatly increase game morale, and keep the masses paying out of pocket for these great games. Supported!

Kaelie Onren
Posted - 2011.07.29 18:14:00 - [3]

oh my! Thanks for the giggles.
I support this in spirit. Though as I believe you are sort of saying this tongue in cheek, it's funny and worth a discussion.

I personally think that no official process need exist though, these people eventually get bored and leave the game. (yay!) or they get frustrated an leave the game (yay!). I'm confident that CCP and CSM have enough knowledgeable folk that nobody really gives any such posts any credence. What we can do is to keep a list of them on a sticky so that we can all ignore their posts without having to waste time reading them. You get on the list by posting 3 of such requests, and you get off the list by publicly renouncing your ways. ugh

Posted - 2011.07.30 03:00:00 - [4]

Edited by: Toovhon on 30/07/2011 03:16:58
Heh, thanks Kaelie :-) Further to your point - I'm brought back to the age old request to be able to ignore people in the forums. However the ignored should know they've been ignored (a running count under their portrait to the left of their posts?), else it's no incentive to change or depart. And if an ignore is permanent they've no incentive to win back the favour of the person ignoring them, so perhaps ignores should be limited to a week in length. This would also help keep visual ignore counts from being appropriated by trolls.

EDIT: Actually now I think about it I far prefer a way to vote on players, rather than ignore them, in order to help ease them off to something more suitable. That way we'd still see what the 'SP for MT' crowd have to say, but their post would be so faded (I'm thinking how massively does it) that everyone would get the message they're being a bonehead.

Kaelie Onren
Posted - 2011.07.30 04:12:00 - [5]

Don't forget to add Star Wars Galaxies to the list of games people should consider...

--Whoops, guess the game is no more. I wonder what happened to it. Wink

Posted - 2011.08.01 12:35:00 - [6]

I would never have sent a failed whingebag 'I Win Button' loving player to SWG, may it soon rest in peace.

Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Posted - 2011.08.01 14:54:00 - [7]

Edited by: Bagehi on 01/08/2011 14:54:10
This can easily be solved by allowing more high sec PVP. People like that are brazen. May fly ships they haven't properly trained to fly, more than likely with the assistance of RMT. A couple untimely deaths and they'll move on.

An alternative to this is for CCP to set the security status of all characters on accounts caught botting/RMTing to -5 (first offense) -10 (second offense) then a perma ban for the third offense. Even null botters would be impacted by this. People demanding an "I win cause of daddy's wallet" button likely are already burning cash via RMT anyway.


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