I don’t like having a run of negative posts – but what the hell was CCP thinking with the ship destroyed gong!?!?
I honestly thought it was a troll when I first heard about it – but no, there it was when I logged in, horrendously annoying and without an apparent off switch. How was that ever allowed into the game? That is just appalling.
The other thing I noticed immediately upon logging in was that the new camera had been switched back on. You could tell straight away. I gave it another go – and while it is still inferior in feel and operation to the old camera, it was working better. Automatic tracking in particular is much improved, with cleaner movement between each object selected – although it could actually be slowed down some now. I still don’t think much of the zoom, but at least generally the camera didn’t seem to have as much of a mind of its own.
I don’t have a full review however as the game client was iffy so I gave up playing after a short while. I had strange notable periods of the client freezing when I tried to jump through Gates. When I was allowed to jump I’d have the gate launch forward and away from my ship, instead of my ship flying through it. Once in a warp tunnel or passing through a planet there seemed to be a strange spiral motion. When you came out of warp or on the other side of a gate the objects around you seemed to jarringly reposition into place. (This last one is on the issues list.)
It just wasn’t a pleasant experience so I docked up. I’ll wait for a patch or two. As it is, almost all my ship fittings need to be reviewed with the mass of module changes – and that will need to wait for EFT to be updated.
All I can say is thank god!