I don’t have a direct line to any developers so hopefully whoever reads this forwards it.
The changes recently have largely been to nerf the sov null megacoalitions. This is good intent. However, the small alliances in NPC null have been disastrously affected through collateral damage despite a very simple discriminatory approach being possible to have done none of this.
In particular, mining and ratting have been heavily affected. The ability for us to generate income previously weighed heavily upon a consistent daily ice belt (which is now largely gone, we’ve had it come back 3x in the past TWO MONTHS), asteroid belts (NOT ANOMALIES) that would have evaporated instantly for Rorq miners in blocs and thus were not broken (which now have lost their value almost completely despite being completely harmless), and the few green sites we get and cosmic signature DEDs can no longer be ran as reliably, using drone boats.
This is incredibly frustrating. Alliances of my size have posed ZERO threat to the Eve economy nor are we of any concern to the balance of the game. We subsisted on the land we held, and while it wasn’t much, it was ours, and it sustained us just enough to survive. Yet we have been consistently decimated via nerfs that didn’t even target us. This is all blatantly, infuriatingly, disgustingly obvious if you were to exist in our shoes for even a few moments.
Changes made to sov null should not have applied to NPC Null. You did this for ESSes, you were clearly willing to discriminate for those. You should have done the same for the rest. Sov null was the problem. Not NPC Null. If nerfing NPC was an accident, then fixing it should be a priority. If it was intentional, then cruel maliciousness (and not the good kind that Eve provides) is a huge understatement.
This is not the real world, where blanket solutions have trouble discriminating on how they apply their benefits. This is a video game. We pay to be a part of it. You have the tools to address these problems.
I am seriously considering unsubbing over this, and I lead an entire alliance. Not a very big one, but enough that I imagine this sentiment trends with most of them and other groups like mine.
You need to fix this, and you need to do it soon.