Opinion: Reset Occupancy With Inferno
“Do you really want to participate in FW when you are rewarded for, nay required to multi-account/dual-box just to compete?” – Veshta Yoshida on the EVE forums.
There is much speculation about what is going to happen to Faction War after Inferno is released and how the various militia’s are going to respond.
Are we going to work together or are we going to remain splintered? Will we stay and deal with the hassle of being the underdogs or will we give it up for pure out piracy and actually be able to you know, dock.
I can deal with most anything I think as long as we have a fair shot when the new changes are implemented.
Currently it takes six hours to flip a system. Six. That matters little because there are no consequences to owning a system now.
After Inferno, it’s going to take forty hours. That is a HUGE difference. That gives everyone a chance to actually do something about your systems being taken.
I really do like that it will take a lot longer to flip the occupancy of a system, that’s how it should be. As it stands now, two people can flip a system in six hours by themselves. With Inferno, taking systems back is going to be vastly different. It’s going to take a whole lot longer and we will be doing it without having the chance to reship close by.
So it is only fair that occupancy should be reset.
I know that some people feel that it is ‘unfair’ and that it undermines their ‘hard work’.
But look at it this way. If one side starts out owning all the enemy space with Inferno and the losing side cannot dock anywhere, at some point people are going to decide it isn’t worth the effort.
If the losing side continuously bleeds pilots, eventually there will be no one around to fight and what is the point of FW without an enemy militia to shoot at? You’ll have a lot of unwanted blues and nothing to gain from it? You can’t get LP from plexing because you already own the systems.