so much word to me, tldr?Nonsense. Know the game you are buying before buying. Open is simply a matchmaking filter in a game which was designed to play on your own if you want. As it stands right now all competitive parts in ED are competitive PvE. This is by design and is far from a cheat. IF you want to add in the chance of some competitive direct PvP then open is there or choose the right PG.
You may not like this design and feel a more direct PvP centric game would be more your cup of tea and that is fine, but many of us backed the game precisely because of that core design.
Personally I would be happy if open was simply not in the game and it was just single player or coop with friends like say L4D or payday.....but I would not ask for opens removal just because it does not interest me.
But open is included optionally to try to appeal to even more people. Not all players are the same. I hate eve precisely because other players are forced on me..... I backed SC despite knowing it would be like it is (indeed I am a little salty because a key feature I liked was the PvP slider........)
I am also salty that FD are imo reneging on their design. Before they conveniently removed the DDF archives (despite them reassuring me they would not) the game detailed had no support for ALL features with MP an optional extra. This design emphasis seems to have been totally changed
Ah, just a thing, i hate pvp. cheers