For those of you living under a rock. DEV BLOG
For the rest of you following this. I'm still not going back. For I have a Broken Dream.
I'll tell you, that I work in the games industry. For one of the large, evil empires. And that I'd seriously discussed with the wife about pulling up stakes and going to work for CCP even researching what it would take to emmigrate to Iceland if that is what it took. That is how much I believed in the dream.
The whole affair, starting with the 'fearless' leak, shook my belief in the dream apart completely.
Never, have I seen in any internal communication, or heck, even in jest, seen the attitudes expressed towards the clients. Maybe I'm at the wrong level of management and I don't get to see that. I don't know. But not even in the trenches are attitudes like that expressed.
It actually hurt dammit. I more than once cried a bit as I gave up my stuff in game, cancelled the sub...and left. Not knowing where I was going, just knowing that the dream was broken.
And that's really what it is...a Dream Broken. I don't think I can get it back. I've even uninstalled EvE.
Sure, no MT for non vanity items. There it is...set in stone...along with the promise of no MT at all.
The fund of trust is all gone, the dream is broken.