In the pass two weeks I have noticed a disturbing trend in one of the many Regions I operate in.
Every corporation in the area was War Dec. Now I am not talking about a larger High Sec corp War Dec others to kill ships, I am talking a 800+ character Null Sec Alliance fielding over 200+ ships at once to attack multiple stations at once.
So today I decided to warp around New Eden to see if the local trend was holding true for other Regions in New Eden. Guess what I found? That is right multiple large Alliances/Corps are War Dec almost everyone with any structures just to kill the structures.
After seeing this trend repeat itself in multiple Regions, I decide to reach out to some of those large Alliances/Crops to find out the motivation behind it. While one of the Alliance/Corp said it was because the want to control the stations that are anchored. The other Alliance/Corp said that they are going to use the new War Dec system as a tool to extort isk from renters. The thing that bothered me the most is that neither group plans to put down new stations to replace the infrastructure that is being killed.
I understand that New Eden is a sandbox but I just don’t see how turning High Sec into renters space is a good move for the game or for High Sec.
If High Sec Corps are forced to pay extortion isk. What will happen to game? What will happen when new players see that CCP allows extortion aka strong arm robbery in the game? What will happen to High Sec when little to no player infrastructure is there to support players or smaller corps?
While I hope I am wrong about what is going to happen, everything is pointing in this direction at the moment.
I think Eve Online’s players should stop asking themselves if they can do it but instead ask themselves if they should do it.