The beauty of wormhole space have been that players get to enjoy an exciting balance between:
‘RISK and REWARD’
No local means higher risk so it stands to reason there should be commensurately higher rewards than in k-space.
It is therefore disappointing to me that CCP have increased the ‘cost of living’ in w-space.
Many players will say that they make a lot of ISK in w-space which is is great. Most of us do ok. However, I wonder how many players realise just how much worse off we are now that say 2 years ago?
Here’s an example:
Old C5 escalations (end of 2015) = 700m per site
TODAY new C5 escaltions = 600m per site
2015 1 month game time PLEX Price = 1b (roughly)
TODAY (500) 1 month PLEX Price = 1.65b
Accepting that C5 sites in this example are worth roughly the same, we’re now >30% worse off than 2 years ago. The cost of subbing an account has increased >30%, and income for those who run C5 sites has stayed the same.
Our income has been frozen and everything else has become more expensive.
What does this mean?
We either spend at least 30% more time doing sleeper sites to earn the same relative ISK and die painfully of boredom, or we are much much poorer (more likely!)
OK so we have PI now which I personally think is as dull as dishwater. Yet another grind. We also potentially have moon mining for normal ores in 2018. Not everyone’s idea of a spicy night out on the town. Dull dull dull…
Something needs to give. Or more precisely CCP need to give us something else. ‘Throw us a frickin bone here’ to quote a line from a favorite movie…
What I’d propose:
- Put T3 goo in wormhole moons (Q1 2018 please CCP!)
T2 goo belongs to low and nullsec, and T3 goo belongs in w-space. That’s pretty logical right?
T3 goo wars would seriously spice up w-space. It would give us something to fight over, and some serious content.