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.