So there is currently a new mechanic with the wardec system. We petitioned CCP to get clarification and apparently devs are aware and it is working as intended, not an exploit. So naturally in the spirit of fraternity, we must make sure everyone knows how to use this new mechanic.
Effectively, it allows any player in a corp to flag a corporation as war-eligible without any roles, and subsequently activate the wardec instantly, without a 24 hour countdown.
Step 1) Get an alt into a non-eligible corp (no need for corp roles etc). Step 2) Buy a Customs Office Gantry and find any planet without a POCO already anchored. Step 3) Anchor Customs Office Gantry. This flags the Corp as war-eligible, and because it doesn’t count as a corp asset, it doesn’t show up on corp asset lists etc, so nobody will know it’s anchored or where it is. Step 4) You can either wardec and wait the 24 hours and engage, or you can pull up the gantry, which will instantly start the war, and will immediately begin a ward-end countdown (effectively, an instant short war for ganking individual ships/ops).
We thought this was somehow an exploit of the war mechanics, as it bypasses the role requirement, doesn’t count as a corp structure in assets, and can bypass the 24 hour timer, however we have been informed that CCP is aware of the issue and it is currently working as intended.
Just roll up on a wormhole, or some out of the way highsec and pop an interbus, or sleepy null. Like it’s literally being done right now, so it’s not that difficult to find an un-poco’d or NPC poco’d planet.
Yes, you can clear the POCO that is there, but it is still effort and deserving of a step in your process. You are trivializing the effort it takes to do this. Nobody is going to do this unless you are one of those totally outrageous war-dodging mega-corps that exploit newbies and use shell corps to hold your citadels.
While I 100% agree with you on this, it still doesn’t make it seem right for something like this to be “working as intended”
Corps are supposed to become eligible because they have a corp owned structure. A POCO that doesn’t even show up on corp assets and can be anchored without roles just doesn’t seem like it should fit that criteria.
Yep. Watch your pathetic coward of a CEO run and hide. All he cares about is the glory of being in charge and the ISK from your taxes, the moment he is called upon to show any actual leadership or responsibility he’s gone.
He complains about players quitting, blames it on ccp, but the corp is just sitting there taking a beating and no one’s taking responsibility.
They know they can’t protect their players, aren’t telling them how to survive during a war, but they are still taking on new players. They’re probably still spamming chat with recruitment ads from the safety of stations whilst the noobs they hire run the gauntlet and try to mission and mine to build leadership wealth…
There really is no “war” here - this is just getting around CONCORD to gank in hi-sec. If any of our fleets approach the gate campers, they run and hide themselves. The only kills they’re getting are people just out trying to mind their own business in high-sec.
EDIT: Not having structures to defend is a basically a war without consequence anyway.