I admit to being shaken by the events of the past week.
- The insane price of items in the Noble Exchange
- Reports from others of hardware issues due to captian's quarters
- The supposedly leaked internal CCP memo listing possible future micro transactions for standings, ammo, ships as "convenience" (read: advantage)
Of the three items, the hardware issues worry me the least in the long term because I'm willing to be there are programming solutions that CCP is working on right now. The high price of the vanity items is offputting but if that is there business model than whatever.
But the internal memo is the most disturbing because it starts to go against the line that players have been insistent upon from the start: vanity items only. If they start to offer "convenience" instead of just "vanity" then we've gone too far down that slippery slope we've heard the doomsayers talk so much about and I'm not happy about it.
This is assuming that the memo is authentic and reflects the opinion of the product managers driving Eve's development.
Right now I'm using the wait and see option. We're watching, CCP; your move.