I’m sure if we surveyed the playerbase as a whole, we could agree that it adds no useful information to the chat screen, that it frequently amounts to spam, that it breaks immersion and is overall quite unpleasant.
The only thing that shocked me more than that text being there, was discovering there was, in fact, no way to turn it off.
I hope I’m wrong and you tell me there’s an option to filter it out, but while loving the gameplay, this text has consistently hurt my enjoyment of the game. For example while trying to enjoy the pleasure of a new ship, and feeling like I just became a little more special having achieved a goal, I find that goal is incredibly cheapened by seeing 10 people achieve the same in the next five minutes.
Not my friends or corp members, but just random people.
If it’s meant to be advertising, can we please turn it off if we pay for premium licensing? I have 6 months prepaid and I’d literally give two of those months back just to be able to turn it off.
There are plenty of us ship hipsters out there who find a goal less desirable the more we see other people have completed it, rather than more desirable in a peer pressure way. And yes, maybe I’m closing my eyes to the truth, but while I see 20x messages about a ship being attained, in my matches I’m rarely using the same one as anyone else. And if not for those messages, I’d be able to keep my sense of uniqueness and immersion.
If not for that message, I could actually feel like I was accomplishing something unique and simply bask in the personal attainment.
So please, I’m literally begging you, you already have my money for the next 6 months worth of time, I’ve bought literally every DLC pack, just please include an option to turn off these messages. I assume it’d be the simplest and tiniest bit of code, and it’d make a night and day difference for my gaming experience.
And for those who would totally disagree with me and see it more as their achievements being trumpeted, making it an option perfectly solves the problem.
Thank you kind sirs,
John D Williamson Monroe