reposting here since reddit is just, just horrible. anyways.
Hello all, with abyssal pvp going live yesterday I and many others jumped right in. When I first heard about the possibility of this being a thing I became excited as PVP is good right. Well we all know how hard some of the high tier Abyssal sites can be. Requiring stupid crazy expensive fits and implants to run some of the level 5s comfortably. Anything less and youre kinda riding down a staircase firing an uzi praying to jesus you dont run into a bad spawn.
With that being said, before you can even get to the PVP part you have to complete the site. So when you design your fit you have to consider both the PVE and the PVP aspect of your ship. Now that presents a new and interesting challenge which is all well and good. Now what I have found upon entering the PVP room is that it feels almost pay to win. Those with the blingiest ships and implants just push you right over. Now I realize that this is high tier gameplay. But consider that many people running these sites do not have unlimited funds to replace bling ship and pod constantly. EVE is a Risky game granted, and reward should scale accordingly, however due to the nature of Abyssal space the risk grows ever higher almost to the point where if you dont drop 3 bil on high grades and another 2 bil on faction mods you may as well not even compete. Eventually people who are not super rich already won’t bother with it at all.
Potential Solution: currently level 3,4 and 5 filaments all run into the same pvp room. 4s and 5’s should stay grouped together. 3s should be on their own and you can make 1s and 2s go together (if you added them) that would make it possible for new players to get in on it too at the T1 cruiser level and allow more casual players to engage in this new fun activity without getting rick rolled by somebody like Chessur in a 2 billion isk gila and high grade crystals.
I only say this because I feel that if it isnt said or addressed that the PVP community going into those rooms will only shrink as they run out of isk or patience. Thank you.