Even better are the comments in that Massively article, clearly showing how so many ‘MMO’ gamers just don’t get an MMO like EVE. Expecting the PvE missions to be ‘impact’ content, the old “you get instantly podded in the first 5 minutes” thing, the ‘get to the end-game’ stuff. EVE might be difficult to master, but is it really that hard to even grasp the basics?
As for INQ’s recent activities, we are back in a war with two Corps. One of them seems to only log in once a week or so, and as they only have 3-4 combat pilots, if we have our regulars online they are outnumbered and generally don’t undock. Why they war-dec us I’m not sure, but it is what it is I guess. The other Corp has a few more combat pilots with more SP/ISK available. We have fought them before with success, but again too often they stay docked up as we generally outnumber them.
Those minor annoyances aside, we are still progressing towards living in a WH with a Corp POS. We are crunching some numbers in terms of startup cost and upkeep, and how exactly the Corp is going to go about raising the funds right now. We will also have to figure out logistics, although I’m less worried about that given the resources/skills of our current pilots.