Updated Dust 514 recently and played.
Found I wasn't getting any skill points for some matches.
Turns out if you don't earn 159 war points in a match, you wont get any skill points.
Okay, time for fun psychology - the macho responces 'if you didn't earn that much, you didn't contribute anything'
Well how about we go back to old school? You lose the match, you get nothing? If you didn't win, then obviously you didn't contribute enough, which is the same as not contributing at all! Right?
It's pretty sad to see macho responces about not needing welfare from people who are are on welfare but not quite bright enough to realise it.
Anyway, I presume this is to stop people idling in the MCC. But really it just flips off solo players some more and CCP shaves down the player base for Dust a little more.
I'd actually be fine if they took up some exclusivity line and said they only wanted players of a certain calibre (and bandwidth).
But you get the stupid mixed message of them always talking about improving the game for everybody, but then closing it off.
Dust 514, it's a jogging simulation (you spend more time watching your stamina bar than you ever do shooting at dudes) and now has the feature of the middle finger if you don't score enough points. And against a skilled and powered up opposing team, which you will repeatedly meet because no matchmaking, you can forget being a solo player in the game, anyway.