It's just "that ship" that I want to fly. Really, it's just because it's so beautiful and ironically I don't care about making money with it; I just want to be able to do different things. If I want to do passenger missions or bounty farming or trade, I can do it all in that ship. I'm not hurting, I mean, I fly a FDL and I've got over 100m liquid, but it's the experience that I want and it takes a lot more than I've got to properly fit one. Honestly, to keep it behind a credit wall that takes grinding to get there, whether you want to grind or not, is just disheartening. I understood it in the beginning because we couldn't have people in Anacondas after a week or even a month of play (unless they are inhuman and have no problem grinding for hours on end), but we're getting close to space legs now. We've got several things to do in-game compared to the beginning, and for FD to still be so protective over reward payouts is disheartening.Ah, I see the issue. Why the Anaconda? Why do you need this ship exactly. As for bounty farming, I hope they get rid of it. The sooner the better. I have been playing since before gamma, not really had any long term goals. Actually I did have one, and that was to get a python. But I am not that bothered now. I still fly my DBX for exploration, I use a Cobra Mk4 and a keelback for Mission running and Trade, and a Vulture for Combat. I still have my sidewinder and eagle and take them out from time to time. Never needed an anaconda, and still don't see the need in it now.
But each to their own i suppose.
I want to play, but every time I think about logging in, I think about what I like doing, and that's PvE combat. Then I think about how long it's going to take to get the ship I want because I don't want to sit in front of my computer all day every day to do it, and then I just get immediately discouraged and stop. I tried enjoying landing on barren, lifeless planets and shooting rocks or collecting garbage. I tried powerplay grinding. I enjoyed the engineers after the nerf and was really happy with it, but then I fit my ship how I wanted and feasibly could at the time, and then I was back to square one: I need more money to do what I want, and it's terribly painful to get there. So I put it off and played other games.
I don't think this is the goal FD has in mind for its players, and I have a feeling that I'm not the only one. Meta-gaming and earning is one thing...I just want a decent payout when I kill 50 ships in a RES over an hour, and it's always about 2 million credits in a ship that took months for me to just get to that point.