At least the Edencom pilots can grieve move on. The pro-trig guys are all stuck in Pochven, grinding standings, hoping for something amazing to happen there.
If we could just do the “shoot one drone to opt out” thing, at this point I’d be happy with it, to be honest.
It’s not so much what the rewards are. It’s the principle of it; if you run a two-sided event with a known outcome that favors one side, you don’t then just punish the other for existing.
Resetting all negative trig standings to 0 but keep the positive would have been a minimal solution, and maybe still is. CCP missed the opportunity hard when they reset the drone exploit.