No mission runner is going to wait for me to burn through their mission gates with my Orca or shoot me with an Orca on grid. I have to point the mission runner right there with the ship I am in, at which point I can no longer swap ships as I have a weapons timer.
I know what I’m talking about here. There seriously isn’t a reason for suspects to group. None of the roles for a suspect setup are suitable for a player to fill save the person actually doing the baiting. Furthermore nobody in the baiting channels are grouping up. You have to be realistic, a support role that a HUMAN can fill has got to be more engaging than being a mobile backpack.
I said it before but I’ll say it again to be clear. If I didn’t have an Orca alt I would not have access to an Orca. No player in there right mind is going to sit there and wait for me to get shot. It’s not like industrialists are begging to join our group… It’s combat interested individuals that want to join, and for us to have a place for them there needs to be a COMBAT ROLE for them to fill.
And I said this in my other thread but I’ll say it here to be clear.
I’m not having an issue finding targets. I’m not having an issue successfully killing the targets. This isn’t even about the strength or weakness of the mechanic itself. It’s about needing incentives in place for suspects to fleet up and/or recruit new players. As it stands there is no way for Suspects to support each other and as such we’re no longer playing together… in an mmo… or recruiting/training new players for that matter.