And as is he who unwills what he willed, and because of new thoughts changes his design, so that he quite withdraws from beginning, such I became on that dark hillside: wherefore in my thought I abandoned the enterprise which had been so hasty in the beginning. - Dante's InfernoInferno is out and so are all the complainers. This time it's the Unified Inventory. Capsuleers are upset because it is
Yes, it is different than before. Yes, it looks like Windows Explorer. It also looks like OS X Finder and Linux File Browser. The tree structure is the default paradigm in item management whether it be files or missiles. It has been since monitors were added to computers. Back in my university days, our DEC, Prime and UNIVAC systems all offered tree oriented file management programs (yes, that was a long time ago - get over it.) When we started exploring the possible uses for the microcomputer (as PCs were first called) we all used XTree to manage the files on those new DOS driven devices. The paradigm is as old as you are.
So what is the real problem here? Change? Life is change. Progress is change. Everything new under the sun is change.
I am well aware that there are those for whom change represents a potential loss of control. Is that what this is all about? The loss of control? The realization that you might have to start over; learn a new way of doing something? Don't be ridiculous. That's like this famous song lyric - only worse.
|(But damn, could she sing!)|
"But 80% of EvE players don't read blogs or keep up with what's coming in the game," you say. True, but they aren't the ones complaining. They don't read the forums, or post complaints - remember. That tells me the complainers are the ones who stay informed. WTF? Have you been asleep the last several weeks?
I logged in to Singularity. I ran through my normal business using UI - twice. It took a little getting used to but I found it better for the way I run things - much better in fact. I love having all my containers available in one list. It's efficient.
IMO, the new Unified Inventory is a tasty goody. It's a good recipe, and with a little care concerning the ingredient ratios and some oven temperature management, it will be a gourmet dessert - sweet and full-flavored. Everyone who is trying to make this into MacArthur Park needs to chill. You're out of line on this one.