It's true that emergent gameplay is created by the few, not the many. And there will always be more carebears than risk creators, because as easy as critics say piñata-bursting is, it's far easier to PvE. However, EVE does not exist primarily for the purpose of allowing people to mine and run missions in highsec. In my humble opinion, PvE is merely a facilitator for the more interesting and unique aspects of the game. This is still the case if carebears flock to the game and push PvP'ers into the minority. As the PvE-only population grows, that opinion be increasingly elitist and politically incorrect, but not less true.
So lets cover this point by point:
- It's true that emergent gameplay is created by the few, not the many.This is 100% true James. What you have always failed to realize is that you are not in the emergent game play division. You sir are 100% griefer
- There will always be more carebears than risk creatorsThis is also 100% true James! There have always been more care bears in Eve and there always will be. They are the #1 subscription base in Eve Online and where CCP makes their money.
- PvE is merely a
facilitator for the more interesting and unique aspects of the game.Again, your 100% right! PvE weather it is mining, mission running, exploration or industry is what makes up the bulk of what people do in Eve Online. Very interesting indeed!
- This is still the case if carebears flock to the game and push PvP'ers
into the minority.Ahh, you got this one wrong though James. PvPer's have never been in the majority. You show me a successful null sec alliance and I will show you a group of people that either have a ton of their own alts working back in Empire to support their needs or a ton of renter corps that are doing the same High sec stuff they need. The PvE'ers have ALWAYS been the dominant force in Eve and now that CCP Seagull is tasked with getting eve subscriptions up you can guarantee what you said next is going to happen.
- As the PvE-only population grows, that opinion be
increasingly elitist and politically incorrect, but not less true. The PvE population has already been there since the beginning of the game James. I should know, I have been there with them. Watching all of your PvP'ers go around stomping your feet always making a ruckus. You complain on the official Eve forums. You complain on your own forums. You make taken to creating websites like yours and blogging to whomever will listen to get your message out there.
The truth behind it James is that your are the minority. Your the 20% the reads the forums, blogs, writes for himself, your website and even TMC. You have never been the voice for people out there and you will never be.
SAY IT ISN'T SO ROCK MELTER!!!!
Not only is that the truth, I am and always have been in the 80% group of PvE'rs. We are the bread and butter of what makes CCP's game work. So much so that as you always like to quote "If you read the CSM Minutes"...blah blah blah you see that CCP is now seriously looking at ways of increasing those numbers. I mean lets get real here ok? After the Summer of Rage scared the hell of our CCP who could blame them right?
So in the end of this blog your improving James315! Your at a 60% approval rate with the ol' ROCK MELTER here. I wouldn't let you join my corp but there is still hope for you in the future :-)