So to answer the Blog Banter question, "What's on the other side of that plateau?", this is it. We are on the other side of the plateau. We as a playerbase have chased off any decent human being that wants to play. We have distilled ourselves down into everything that is wrong with humanity and convinced ourselves that it is all some kind of elaborate inside joke. We are what is wrong with the game, and the worst part of it is that we hold CCP hostage. Every time they try to expand the game or draw in new players, we create a scandal to sabotage their efforts. I hope CCP can find a way to get away from depending on EVE as their main source of revenue, because that's the only way EVE will ever get better and grow.I 100% agree that we are our own worst enemies for this game expanding beyond its current status. For every helpful EVE University, there are a hundred high sec war deccing corps preying on newbie mining or missioning corporations and killing them for fun and little profit. For every Angel project, there are a hundred scammers. For every Aideron Robotics corporation that helps new players get on their feet and into PvP in low sec, there are a hundred corp awoxers.
And any attempt to give the new players, those most vulnerable to the depredations of veterans, any semblance of reasonable protection is met with howls and outrage.
It would be funny if it wasn't the first ring of the bell sounding the eventual death knell of EVE Online.
Anyway, go read his whole post.