Hmm - Interesting text eve24:
"Quote: Dinsdale Pirannha"
I had a revelation when Shadoo was cheering AGAINST his own alliance (THAT TENGU IS GOING DOWN!!!!!). There is so much money in the null sec cartels (BTW, PL just gained 2.5 Trillion in ships for an investment in about 80 billion), that for them, Eve is indeed "just a game". There is so much ISK flowing through the null sec cartels that they actually can't convert it all. Yes , the null sec cartel leaders are paying their utility bills, some even their mortgages, with RMT skimmed off the top of the ISK flows. But they have reached a point that it is all theatre. They can't spend all the ISK in-game beyond what they already RMT.
So at that point, is like gambling with monopoly money. No one cares who wins or loses. They have maximized the RMT flow, and unless they somehow change the demand for ISK, people like mittens, mynnna, malcanis, shadoo, soundwave and fozzie, can't get more real money flowing into their bank accounts.
These clowns are all friends. Watch the AT tourney commentators, and listen to what they say. Null sec, and the CCP dev's, all belong to the same incestuous family. The only common "enemy" they have is all the high sec players, who they consider stupid sheep,and worse, cash cows. So in 15 days the devs at GamesCom will announce the "theme" of the winter 2013 release. It will focus on continuing the destruction oh high sec, particularly focusing on nerfing high sec industry / buffing null sec industry.
Why? For 2 reasons:
1. These sociopaths have to be tormenting someone to get self-gratification. And high sec is still an easy, relatively fat victim.
2. By wiping out high sec income streams they will force several results:
a. High sec players quit the game. This hurts the cartels since every high sec player pays a tax to null sec when they buy a T2 module or ship.
b. The high sec player moves to null sec. The benefit of this outstrips those who quit the game, due to the huge direct overt taxes the cartels can impose on an individual player, thereby nullifying point #1.
c. The high sec player stays in high sec, but is so impoverished that more and more are reduced to essentially buying ISK. Whether they buy it from CCP via plex, or black market sources, this increases the RMT potential for the null sec cartel leaders. (see original comment above about null sec cartels need more demand for ISK).
The game is rigged for the benefit of a handful of null sec cartel leaders, and their cronies within CCP. The rest of us, we have to decide if we are willing to play the game, casting a blind eye to the fact that "Eve is already won", or quit the game. Most have chosen the first option.http://evenews24.com/2013/08/11/open-thread-cfc-and-allies-to-implement-a-renting-system/
Another one on the topic - just now!http://evenews24.com/2013/08/12/rental-constellations-available-now-call-1-888-not-bob2/