Just watch that - cannot cope with the traffic, will have to limit communications in nullsec. Combine that to to capital forces of Blooders and Sansha in hisec, inability to warn about impending 1.0 planetary attacks, and the complete inability to respond to the Triglavian threat.
CONCORD’s dropped the ball. And the national responses are not much better.
CONCORD has been a joke at best for some time now, so it’s not surprising that they crumble under a little pressure.
I wouldn’t blame the empires too much directly, though. They each invest a lot into CONCORD for services that I think they could do more efficiently themselves. I think that a scaling back of CONCORD could ease the burden on the empires and allow them to better protect their own territories.
This is indicative of a very serious problem with both CONCORD’S and the Big Four’s ability to provide security to their space and people. Make no mistake: the civilized culster is on its backfoot.
This is not a time for cynical commentary or derision towards those intitutions that keep everything and everyone we care about safe. We must rally and protect what is good in this galaxy, not let go or help tear it down. Fight, Empyreans. Our power is a responsibility, not a right or a tool for our own ends.
If it wasn’t obvious yet, let these occurrences of recent make it clear: Capsuleers are, and will likely continue to be, the backbone of New Eden, whether that means where’s the roots of its industry, the pioneers of its exploration, or the frontliners of its defense.
IMHO Capsuleer program should have never left Caldari Navy. Such disgrace as we often witness happening in current capsuleer “society” would never have happened if we all followed the Navy regulations.
And this is not going to do much more than get those of us living out in null to be even more militantly hostile toward the empires and the people living in them. Drifter attacks on structures have once again ground to a complete halt. There is no reason the SCC cannot be using this time to shore things up, or even GASP giving us the means to help them keep the fluid router systems stocked with QEHE4.
This is a lot of over-reaction over something that isn’t going to fundamentally change anything.
At the moment, Trigs and Blooder caps are all over high sec space. And the Empire still insist on keeping capsuleer capitals out. Let us bring in the big guns and take care of this bravo sierra once and for all.