“I have consistently said, over and over again, that the line is and has always been selling in-game objects that are player created,” he writes. “We say this to them over and over and over and over and over. I am sick and tired of seeing this kind of habitual line stepping when it comes to monetization. Selling fitted ships, even to new players, is not okay. Learning how to buy ships in game, earn the money to buy them, fit them out, and the like is fundamental EVE and if you dumb the game down so much that you let players bypass this for $25, even just once, you’re screwing yourself in the long run. When it no longer is this easy, people are going to quit. If they get used to how the game works early, they will stick around.”
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