Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Bit of Unexpected Clairity

I found myself wistfully swinging my chair back and forth. Tomorrow is Vanguard, a release. I'm not excited about it and that disappoints me. It is not because I am angry at CCP or disappointing in Vanguard's content. It is because the five release schedule has brought so many releases that I no longer get that burbling the world is changing get ready for it glow of excitement that I used to.

It isn't something I thought about until Expansion's came back. Also, attention has been elsewhere. I'm often a few releases ahead in knowledge and or projects.  But, today it is warm in the house. I don't feel particularly productive. I'm pondering going to bed early and I realize that tomorrow is release day and it is an, "Okay," type of moment.

Now, realizing my own state of releases, I'm much more excited about the return of expansions. It is not that I am bitter or angry or even dislike the five week schedule. Nosy Gamer was nice enough to sit down and create a condensed list of changes that have happened since the release schedule started. It was something I had planned to do but now I can mooch off of his work.

What I will miss most about tomorrow is not being able to listen to Diz muse about the battlecruiser changes. I hope that some point in the future, I'll get to give them a try and that I will find myself pleased with the outcome. I have refused to fly Hurricanes since the nerf almost three years ago because I refused to add to any stats that said Hurricanes where being used as often as pre-nerf. And I've whined about them a lot since then. I couldn't even go, "I'm done talking about them," because really I wasn't. I was bitter and mostly bit my tongue because frothing bitterness wasn't going to make things go back to how they used to be.

Plus, I have this thing where I try to let changes roll on and adapt to them before I go about seeking change.

That leaves me excited on one hand to see what the changes are going to do out in space and a bit wistful for the past on the other. I'm not a theory crafter or an EFT/Pfya warrior. I always need to take my ships out into space and fly them around to get a feel for them.

I think that I understand the positive  response the return of expansions  has generated. Now it is for CCP  to strike the balance.

7 comments:

  1. Handing players the option to say, “Meh, it’s only a release,” will hopefully provide said players some slack cutting space when referencing CCP.

    Accepting that there are some things one can’t realistically creep up on quite sensible so aside from the marketing possibilities, reintroducing expansions makes fine technical sense.

    I'm curious to see if we Eve players will return to referring to Eve epochs via expansion title or if mere releases will occasionally sneak their way into the naming vocabulary. I wouldn't be surprised if the sizable batch of 5 week releases we've just stepped through gets lumped together as "The Quick Releases" or some such.

    "I was a Quick Release Child and . . ."

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  2. Well I scan the patch notes, see what impacts my play style. For much of the releases there has been little interest to me personally. I will make note of changes to myrmidon, but I don't see that affects to my fitting preferences.

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  3. Whenever I read someone say, "nothing this release really effects me", lately I usually think its because for the first year and a half of the last 3 years almost every change effected everyone and the game's in an overall okay place, balance wise. The 5 week release cadence was really only part of a whole bunch of huge changes post incarna. For awhile there the game was outright volatile to base play release to release. Yeah, there are some problems, but it's nothing like it was before that. Null is kinda wonky at the moment, and a few other areas could use some love; but large parts of the game used to be outright broken. Ship balance may be hated by some, and parts of it I'm not too happy with myself... it's a godsend from what it was.

    So if CCP wants to spend a few months doing things that, "Don't effect me.". I'm okay with that for awhile. Awhile.

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  4. If I'm understanding the changes right the buffed Faction Hurricane does what the pre-nerf did?

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  5. "frothing bitterness wasn't going to make things go back to how they used to be."

    Isn't that usually how we get changes made in EVE? Complain until CCP listens/give in?

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    1. We may have different definitions of frothing bitterness.

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    2. Mostly I kid.


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