EVE Online players are protesting changes to mining in New Eden, claiming that it is too much of a restriction. CCP Games responded by saying the complaints were “whining” and proposed other options for making money without destroying gameplay.
The “eve game” is a popular video game that has been around for over 15 years. Recently, the game’s players have staged in-game protests over changes to mining. The company, CCP Games, called the actions of the players “whining.”
At first glance, the New Dawn region in EVE Online seems to be a godsend for miners, with mining adjustments and resource improvements on the way. However, the game’s gamers have delved a little deeper and are exceedingly dissatisfied, to the point that there have been massive demonstrations at Jita’s in-game location.
Several issues are at the heart of the matter, including nerfs to the Rorqual mining vessel, an apparent continuation of austerity in the form of mining waste, which reportedly removes the majority of new mining gains as well as the removal of a large number of asteroid belts in lowsec and nullsec, and complaints about ore compression changes, among others. Several demonstrations took place over the weekend in response to the disaster, with gamers flying to Jita to fire on a monument there – a throwback to similar protests that happened after the Incarna release. There has also been no lack of memes regarding the situation; the EVE subreddit is nearly exclusively comprised of memes.
CCP’s first response to these allegations is perhaps the most damning of all: One of CCP’s spokespeople dismissed player concerns in the Twitch chat as whining during a recent development webcast. “I’d want to offer a shoutout to everyone on Twitch chat that is moaning.” “Your salt is great for my popcorn, so keep it up, fellas,” the developer is quoted as saying. A CSM representative further said that individuals who participated in the demonstrations should be “fucking ashamed of themselves.”
Despite this chest-thumping behavior, EVE players’ response and input has gotten CCP’s attention, with the developers promising to evaluate cycle timings for all compression modules, lower the Orca Industrial Core cycle length, and revisit all waste probability, among other adjustments. The update is also available on the game’s test server, where developers are encouraging players to join and provide feedback.