Originally by: Fester Addams
EvE is not like other MMO's In most MMO's you reach max "level" in a few weeks and from then on you are only grinding for gear.
This would be the reason for 12 month loyalty gifts.
EvE on the other hand has no max level, I have no idea of what the max skill time of the game is however I think I recall it having been 15 years a coupple of patches and thus skillbooks back.
I am an old player, came on in 2003 and I have payed ever since and I can honestly say there is no need for such bonuses.
Fester, dont you think that making sure players stay the course so to speak by rewarding them for staying loyal to the game makes sound business sense?
The very fact that the ability to max level's in EvE will take 15 years even with the current skill base, let alone with future skill additions, may make some players just give up and seek out other games.
What I'm saying is this, reward those players like you who have shown loyalty to EvE for the last 4 years, and hopefully new players will stick around for just as long.
This is especially important at this time where there are at least 3 other space-based MMOG's just about to be released, we all know what happens when this happens (lots of people up and leave to try out the new kid on the block).
Remember, EvE is not a single player game, its only successful as long as it has players like you, and me, who are prepared to show their loyalty to it year on year. All I'm asking is for a little recognition for my loyalty.
Is that too much to ask?