High sec has some serious problems going on far bigger than tax havens in case yall lowsec and nullsec players didn’t realize.
While recently trying to do data/relic/combat sites cosmic signatures and learn the mechanics I have been traveling a good ways from hubs and populated areas, but have continually encountered many, many different very old long term players with very high amounts of skill points, piloting ships worth hundreds of millions of ISK…at the level 1 highsec Data/Relic/Combat cosmic signature sights. This happens from the times of server restart all the way through except for a few short windows where it is off time in most time zones.
I had three different high level old player account multiple hundreds of millions of ISK ships from different players pull up to a level 1 basic starter data/relic site…in 0.7…
Even in just a couple of wormholes I pulled out more ISK in just a crap fit Heron then these starter highsec sites. The risk/reward seems very worth it even just dipping my toes into it so that doesn’t appear to be (maybe I am wrong) the problem.
This is basically content designed for newer players and players that have been playing for a few months game time. I can’t out race them to systems with the anomalies, I can’t out scan down the sights and beat them, I can’t hack better, Concord wont let me try to fight them, I don’t have the ISK to buy dozens of skill injectors nor training to pilot those ships until many months pilot them effectively anyways) nor to fit them. I basically have to be lucky to gain access to this content.
So the question becomes, why arent these players moving away from doing basically starter level low ISK payout/low risk/low reward essentially starter introduction content, into lowsec, or null, or wormholes?
What is preventing them from leaving the nest and spreading their wings?
It’s like never moving past level 1 combat mission running essentially…
This is what I would consider to be a failure on the part of the game to nudge these players out of the nest and it is affecting newbros and newgals, which many players might decide to take their skill points and specialize to focus on data/relic sites, which you would need that ISK income and experience from these sites to progress upwards.
Because this is obviously a huge problem. Newer players are told “Well you just have to try harder, keep looking you’ll find the sites they are just more rare” when that really isn’t the problem at all. You arent really just competing with other newer players.
The sites are intentionally limited so its more of a rarity to find a good one, but when all of the sites are eaten up by the long term players, who should be progressing into lowsec and nullsec or wormholes, are obviously not, its a problem. I don’t think the solution is to crank up the number of sights.
I also encounter this same thing occurring in highsec with mining.
Why the hell are there so many old long term high skill point players mining with billions of ISK worth of ships in highsec? it’s just…veldspar? I only ever see them mining Veldspar…never going into 0.4 for 3X as much ISK per cycle or lower for the better payouts.
How has the core game failed to nudge and push these players out into null and lowsec?
These players mining isn’t really that bad as there is tons of ore, but still. Is the risk/reward payout not good enough for them to replace ships if they get ganked?
Are the lowsec stovepipes and bottlenecks areas just camped to death?
Not enough gates heading from highsec into lowsec?
Games been going on for 20 years so there is no real estate available?
Is most of null/lowsec just worthless invaluable filler space?
There has to be some definitive and physical problem to be solved and worked out causing this.
Some factor or number slider to be nudged in some way.
It’s really bad IMO. Players aren’t proverbially leaving Elwynn Forest to explore Westfall, let alone Blackrock Mountain, they are just farming Hogger endlessly…I will never get this (Data site) quest done until the level 60 players with epic drops stop farming him…