I have been living in WH space now for over a year. Frig holes have always been an annoyance but recently they have become a massive burden and are going to push me out of the game. This isn’t an “i’m going to quit post” or anything like that though so I won’t mention that any further. I want to explain why they are bad and beg you guys to talk some sense into these devs that obviously don’t understand the mechanics.
For general krabbing and mining/gas huffing etc these frig holes instantly shut down content. I generally just log off when we have one in our farm hole annoyed because there is not a SINGLE thing I can do to get rid of it. WH space is dangerous enough with out these. We don’t have local, we can’t set up chains of intel that reach out 200 systems wide and provide us ample time to get away from any threat.
We get our systems camped and we get rolled into plenty enough to keep the game dangerous. These hole do nothing but kill content. There are countless ways for enemies to sneak into our holes and set up when we aren’t looking and we never know. This is why I love this space. Frig holes provide none of this.
For pvp and evictions these holes also ruin content. They make it next to impossible to gain hole control to either kick a home team out or kick and keep out an invading force. They are nothing but a huge PITA. And it feels like they are spawning more and more recently.
This is the 5th day now with only 1 in between that we have had frig holes in our farm. This means that this is the 5th day in a row that ive shut down the game and went to do something else because a mechanic that some developers who have clearly never spent any time in jspace put in the game. No content. Not for me. Not for the folks who would roll into my hole. Not for the folks who could be safe logged or cloaked and waiting as type for me to undock something for them to kill.
Make them rollable if you must have them in the game but there has to be some kind of counter play to them. It is simply bad design for them to exist as they do in WH space with how all of the other mechanics work. I can point to several groups that hate them and large group of individuals that I know personally have quit because of not only them (though they were a large part of it.) but how bad surgical strike F’ed us too.