Sugar Kyle remarked on there being a lot of negativity about EVE going around at the moment:
I would agree with her.
I hope this blog isn’t coming across as overly gloomy, or being considered to be in the naysayers camp. I am in a pretty happy place when it comes to EVE, and I have been for quite a while. The last time I remember feeling a strong pessimism towards the game was with Incarna and the static picture of the door. I hope even my negative observations are taken in the right context.
I did remark a number of times that I was somewhat disappointed at the lack of a real wow announcement at Fanfest. Part of that view was selfish. It has been a while since I’ve felt that “I can’t wait” excitement with a change to EVE. Part of that wish was altruistic. I was getting the vibe that players in general probably needed such a boost.
When I get some time I plan to watch the Fanfest presentations I missed on Youtube. I might pick up the more positive vibe that the attendees seemed to have:
The other day I remarked on TurAmarth at a Carbon Based Life writing an open letter to CCP, asking where Non Null-Sec players fit into the future of EVE. I remarked myself in a post here that I thought it was important that CCP throw the poor old Solo player a bone occasionally.
TurAmarth was answered by none other than CCP Seagull herself, Senior Producer of EVE Online. You can read the full reply here:
He was justifiably quite chuffed. I thought it was very cool.