Kids These Days, Part 2

The new Vanguard update for EVE Online is coming out on September 29th, and the patch notes reveal that: "All new characters will now start with approximately 400,000 skillpoints rather than 50,000."

Thanks to ISD Rontea, who posted the details of the starting skill points via Twitter. Note the differences between the old starting skillpoint set:

...and the new starting skill set...

As I explained in a previous post, "Kids These Days", I have mixed emotions about how much easier new players have it, compared to what we older players had to go through. Clearly, this change will enable new players to get into more options in EVE Online faster, which I guess is a good thing.

But people tend not to value what they don't have to work for. I'm not sure new players will appreciate the value of all these starting skillpoints - I predict we will still hear complaints from new players about how they can't compete with veterans.

(grumble, grumble, mutter, mutter - kids these days...)

Fly safe! o7