I started my EVE adventure after reading about the game for a few weeks. As I read about EVE I become fascinated with the level of player and developer cooperation. I read that the developers would routinely add functionality to the game for activities the players were already doing.
EVE was the game I didn't know I was looking for but once I found it I was hooked. One server, conquerable space, training without grinding, player economy.... I'd never seen any game so sophisticated, and so I've been playing happily for almost 2 years now.
Over the last few months I've noticed a very negative trend in CCP towards their playerbase. They wanted to make money so they introduced the infamous NeX store where they sold $60 monocles after they promised that MT was never coming to EVE. Recently they banned an angry EVE player who told one of their employees he should die in a fire.
The EVE community is mad, and the anger is growing because despite massive forum threads, petition after petition, and even in-game riots, CCP has given no ground. None at all. No real apology and no change in the game itself. They have said to themselves, "we will simply wait out this storm and because the players are addicted to our game we'll be fine." To a certain degree that is probably true. They will probably survive this and a number of other self-serving changes they make in the future.
I'm sad to see that what attracted me to the game may be a thing of the past. CCP and the players are no longer on the same side.
CCP this pains me to say but I'm drawing my line in the sand right now. If you sell anything that changes game mechanics. I'm quitting, I'll go find a new game to play. Please do yourselves a favor and close that silly store.