That is not saying nothing will change, on the contrary, in fact we know that success in this space is through learning and adapting to _what is actually happening_ and new knowledge gained in addition to what we knew before and expected.
Now, for any other company that would probably end in disaster. With CCP I am not so sure. Eve Online is a cut-throat universe and it's a good guess the company and the players like that. In any way I congratulate CCP for saying the truth straightforward. That shouldn't be a bonus, but considering what other companies do, it is.
I argued yesterday that if you play a game like Eve where you could always subtly buy yourself to victory, a vanity item shop really can't be all that bad. In fact, it seems the monocle has generated more revenue (=profit in this case) than all other items combined. That's not really a surprise. I wonder why there is no 'glowing eyes implant' yet. Should generate lots of revenue if it costs some equivalent of $500.
This entire story will turn out to be quite profitable for CCP, but it has reduced the probability that I will ever return to Eve. Oh, and I stopped the monthly sub I was running to support them. Doesn't make sense to sympathize with a company or even 'like their product'. Ridiculous emotions. From now on CCP will be treated based on _what they actually do_.