Greetings all! It’s “Warlord” or “Code” (for those who know me thru twitch), and I would like to welcome you to my Homefront ted talk! I have been wanting to reach out and give feedback for a while, but I didn’t want to risk dealing with forum pvp’ers or giving feedback on something I am not decently versed in.
A little bit of background before hand if you could bear with me.
Back when Homefronts released Morty(streamer) approached me with an idea that we should combine efforts to create a Homefront community where we could help new players, alphas, and even vets who wanted to play meet up and find a group with no real commitment or ridiculous fitting requirements. (No, you don’t need that 300mil Exeq Navy to run Homefronts we promise. We can do it with 17mil.) The idea kicked off and “Homefront Runners” became a thing currently we almost stream exclusively Homefront content every day of the week splitting stream schedules between the 2 of us constantly inviting people to come fly and see what it is about. Since its creation we have done more Homefronts than we can count. Which brings me to what a really want to get into, but I was waiting until we had completed over 300-400 sites in non-multi-boxed fluid fleets.
Please bring back specific site spawns.
By randomizing the spawns you have created an environment which communities are now competing or trolling/grieving each other to oblivion. You can use a tanked-out cruiser to venture into some sites “tag” and either force the enemy fleet to warp out or pay you out even if it’s a diminished payout. The other is fleet screening, using ganking alts. Also please don’t have multiple spawn in the same system it feels hella bad. We had 4 abyssal Homefronts in 1 system one night. (See #2)
Please just simply redesign these. They are not even remotely worth doing in any way both in difficulty and reward. The idea is cool, the execution is just flat out terrible. An idea I was toying with involves having the site yield isogen-10 and zero-point trig resources – Honestly even then it might not be worth doing. Something just needs to be done about this one. Not just payout something needs to fundamentally change at the design level.
Which Homefront have we enjoyed the most?
By popularity based on player engagement for our community has been “Black Market Raid.” This is the most well thought-out and executed form of this content we could have ever envisioned. You have player engagement in the form of hauling, dps, tackle, logi, escorting, it is fast paced, it just FEELS good. I would love to see all the variations of Homefronts have this level of engagement and feel good attached to them.
UI and search window quality of life Improvements.
Give us the option to manually refresh the site search windows so we can get ACCURATE accounts of site population. A slightly more revamped and polished Homefront UI would be much desired but for now being able to deploy a fleet better and accurately from site to site would be wonderful.
Metaliminals – Quality of Life
Please add a hauler to the Metaliminal sites what will pick up all the mined ore like the Black Market Raid Charon. You can have the ore deposited and tie it to a site payout. By doing so you will help alleviate the tediousness of having to dump ore, dock ore, before moving on to a new site.
These are for the most part fine, but you guys need to fine tune this a bit as it is still very much possible to brute force the amount of vulnerability windows you have. It is my understanding you(devs) want these to be done in 3 cycles? You may need to look at your site metrics on this one and adjust to compensate for a particular ship that might need a bit of a bonk.
If you made it this far, I appreciate you taking the time to tune in to my Ted talk. I appreciate you. Also thank you guys for releasing this content THIS is the group content I have always wanted for EVE small engaging and not barred only for the sweaty vets. A lot of us play MMO’s for the MM site of it and this has been excellent for on-demand fun. We have even had some newbros START playing eve because of what they saw in some of our Homefront streams so that goes to show you the formula works. Improve on it and make it sexy don’t kill it before it has even had a chance to get out the gate.