Ok, I’m going to have a little whine now, so feel free to add your ‘HTFU!’ comments as you will.
Right, I’ve been out of the game for a few years, but I’d heard about the FOBs and how their rats can raid belts. We have an FOB in our local hi-sec system but I’d been doing a bit of mining there, keeping an eye on warp ins and generally being careful. So today I send one character into a belt while I’m dicking around on another character, and notice too late his cov is being eaten by about 10 pretty tough rats. Fair enough, I wasn’t paying enough attention, I knew the FOB was around, so hey ho, that’s Eve.
So I re-ship into a BC, and head back to the belt to pick up any loot my cov dropped. No worries right, its like 10 NPC frigates in hi-sec. So what happens? Pointed, webbed, disrupted, neuted. No prob, drop drones to take out the points and off we go. Except no, drones are targeted and start getting chewed. Ok still, just micro-manage the drones right? Except no, the drones start getting eaten alive, faster than I can move them. So now I’m floating in space with no capacitor, guns disrupted, no drones and webbed and pointed. A 56m sp character in a BC couldn’t even kill a single damn NPC frigate. In an asteroid belt in Hi-sec.
Now CCP, could you just explain to me how this qualifies as worthwhile gameplay? I don’t mind losing ships, its part of the game, but this is utterly ridiculous. Oh and the FOB has been sitting in system for what seems like weeks now, because no-one local has a 30 man fleet to throw at it, and the people who can raise those fleets can’t be bothered because the rewards are trash.
Who thought this nonsense was a good idea?