What? Yes you can.
In other words, they get no ISK benefit from ganking empty freighters. My point is proven.
Not the same number of accounts. It takes a quarter of the gankers in logistic ships to save freighters.
No one is saying that ganking is super duper hard, and almost impossible. Its not. To those trained, elite PVPers, its become fairly easy now.
But when you compare it to the amount of effort it would take to save the freighter, its even less so. Freighter Pilots and AG need a fraction of the people, and only have to keep the freighter alive for 25 seconds to survive the gank, and cost the Gankers hundreds of millions, even billions in damages.
Yes, and the reward for the freighter pilot is that he doesnt lose billions of isk. Sometimes tens of billions of isk.
Why dont the freighter pilots who survive, offer their isk to the AGers?
Reward in terms of ISK? Sure. But ask around in the AG chat channel. Their reward is foiling the gank and making the Gankers lose isk, and not the other way around.
You are too centered around ISK making. Making ISK isnt the only form of reward.
I dont consider 5 alts as vast. I have 12 accounts, only 3 have ganker alts. Most eve players who have been here for a long time, have multiple accounts.
But thats the great thing about being an AGer. Theres no penalty.
My ganking alts are just that. Alts used for ganking. They have -10.0 sec status and a lot of killrights, so i cant move them around hisec to do anything other than ganking. I cant mine in hisec. I cant haul in hisec. I cant do anything other than moving quickly from station to station, or station to target.
An AG alt, doesnt have to worry about this. They can do it on their main. They receive no sec status penalty, no killrights, nothing. Which means that they can just as easily switch from AG to running missions or mining or hauling. Anyone can enter and become AG for any reason, and leave, for any reason, with zero, ZERO impact on their gameplay from before and after. And many do.
Thats another positive for AG and a negative for gankers. We need dedicated alts for ganking. AGers, do not.