Political tension between the four races start to build leading to the formation of volunteer forces to booster their standing military forces. This leads to boarder Skirmishes in several contested systems.
Several new Basic systems will be created with only two gates leading to a races territory. The systems will be rated LV 1 – 5 and have varying enter restriction placed on the gates based on the Systems LV. A Player can enlist for one of these races volunteer forces and be granted access to these system via that races controlled gate and fight on their behalf.
System Entry mechanic:
A boarder station will be near that gate and will serve at the enlistment point and control entry of the gate. The station will have a market, the enlistment office, clone bay (if one doesn’t already exist in the system), RP store, and the status boards. Players can enlist at any of these stations as long as they have the requires reputation with that race. The player will then be given there rank in the volunteer forces and may enter the contested system as long and the have the appropriated rank for the systems LV and meet the entry restriction.
System Entry Restriction:
LV1 - Only T1 Ships up to Cruiser Class and T1 Modules maybe uses. No faction modules or ships
LV2 - Only T1 Ships up to Battlecruiser and up to T1 faction modules can be used. No Faction Ships
LV3 – Only T1 Ships up to battleship including Faction ship can be used and T1 module including Faction modules.
LV4 – Only T2 Shops up to battleship including Faction ships can be sued and no module restrictions
LV5 – No restrictions.
Prate faction will allow you to buy a force entry chip form their faction store to allow you to enter a contested system without needing to be part of a volunteer forces but you will still need to meet the entry restriction. Note: Using this method will make you appear as hostile to both sides.
Each Kill in the contested systems will earn they player Reputation Point (RP) Base on the class of ship and can be used in the RP Store to purchase items/equipment. Items/Equipment will be subject to rank requirements.
Status boards will provide weekly statistical information such as kill ratios, Total ships lost/destroyed. Pod Losses/kills and will have the leaderboard the will ship the top 5 players from of both side that have the most kills.
Player will be awarded titles (I.e. Veteran pilot, Ace Pilot, etc.) for killing enemy player without dying (podded). When a player is podded in or out of the contested system he will leave behind a dog tag of the race he volunteered for and the title he had earned and will have to earn the title again. The dog tag can be redeemed for an active bounty or to buy special equipment.
The contested system is basically 0.0 space but due to jamming jump drive will not work in LV 4 system and below and kill rights will not be awarded.