It’s only been a few days, and it seems like the Corruption is already reaching several stages in the Insurgency systems, at least in the Cal-Gal warzone.
From what I see, the game theory on those Insurgencies is totally off, at least on the side of the Empire militias.
- We are fighting for LP, where the Pirate LP is going to be a lot more desired and profitable.
- We are fighting in THEIR plexes, where pirates can field their Pirate ships, while we as militias are disadvantaged if we field our navy ships.
- Pirates should be a common threat to the militias, but a completed Insurgency leaves the system vulnerable and ready to be taken by the opposite militias.
From here, the game theory is either to join the Pirate militias (which I bet already happened for plenty of seagulls), to let the pirates corrupt the system to screw the other militia, or to face the amount of flockers who have a bigger financial incentives than you to [finger]“flip” the systems. In two of those cases, the best move is to just do nothing, which I think is counter to what those insurgencies should be about.
Things could be made a bit better, if Empire militias were not pitted against each other. If Insurgencies are used as a sort of comeback mechanism in FW, it seems to me like more of a bandaid compared to something that should be in OUR mechanics and FW system.
Also, bridging the gap between FW and Pirate LP, LP Store, and Ships. We still don’t have Logistics ships we can field against pirates. FW Turrets and Launchers still ask for tags that are annoying and impractical to obtain, compare that with the Pirate LP stores. If we have to go into Pirate plexes, we should have the logistical means to do so from our mechanics, we can lose out against T2 and Pirate ships as long as our ships are more ISK-efficient and LP-efficient.
That and finally, LP is NOT a good incentive for Empire militias, at worst it only encourages Seagulls, at best we have some much of it that we don’t have to care anymore (and actually have to spend more converting it than actually earning it).
What would be a good incentive is SINKS for our LP out of those Insurgencies (as militias we still have to have our Structures… Just a hint.) And if we could donate to reinforce those systems through our LP donations, I’m sure plenty would be okay with doing it, especially if we have some systems bonuses from it.
@CCP If you actually want Empire militias to make a front against those, you have to give them reasons to do so. Not just hope that we will do it for the sake of it.