I just saw the announced revamp of the Faction Warfare system in Albion, and I noticed what they call “Roads to Avalon” which is pretty much Wormholes in Medieval England!
I’m surprised at the amount of features Albion took “inspiration” from out of EVE, the market, the zones, the loot fairy, FACTION Warfare, and now Wormholes!
More importantly, seems like the game is doing them right, the resource gathering is actually fun as you get to run around instead of sitting in one place, the Wormholes are visible and easy to get in, and they have their own version of the Abyssal PvP that’s implemented in the open-world (so no one crying about it affecting lowsec ) and that’s not just available a few days every few weeks.
That and they seem to have ALL changes that people have been asking for in Faction Warfare. I was shocked to hear everything we have been clamoring for in Faction Warfare, for YEARS, coming out of the mouth of the dev presenting the revamped Faction Warfare, a concentrated activity, no switching, large battles encouraged, attaching success to the faction, and they actually took the Frontline idea that I and many in the community suggested. And they have yet to reveal everything they have in store for it.
This is pretty damning. Everything we have asked for in Faction Warfare, they are offering it on a silver platter, and at a way faster pace than EVE. At this point I can’t find a single feature that EVE has that Albion doesn’t, outside of spaceships…
It kinda worries me, because now what can we expect as a rework for Faction Warfare that wouldn’t be CCP copying Sandbox Interactive? Are we still going to get a Frontline system now that they have done it first, even though it would be the best solution to the problems FW has?
It feels to me like EVE is losing the initiative here. This seems obvious to me, I don’t know what kind of features are coming for this quadrant but they ought to either bring some real innovation in, or bring proper solutions to the numerous problems the game has, Low-sec, NPC Null, Mining, and FW being only some few examples. I hope they also do something with those storms, the feature is yelling for it to become a viable playstyle!
Anyway, plugging out again my Plan, because yes I have a giant case of “told you so” right now!
Also, plugging the GMVA plan for FW, because those guys had some pretty good ideas!