I unsubscribed from EVE Online right after they removed off-grid links. I remember spending the better part of a year training an separate character to specifically fly an off-grid linking ship. That ship and pilot were critical in the ability to fight off larger gangs. I was primarily part of a low-sec group who would consistently take on larger fleets because there was a chance with the links and some skillful flying that we could outfight and outplay the larger groups in our area.
With Off-grid links removed, that chance disappeared. Trying to manage a on-grid command destroyer in the middle of combat (against a larger fleet) with reduced link potency was ridiculous and my alliance of 25 active players soon realized that low sec had become a pure numbers game.
I guess I am just trying to see if there is any interest in bringing back off-grid links. I think it would increase small gang pvp and bring more players back to low sec.
Just a small disclosure, I haven’t been active for a couple years and I am reading patch notes to try and catch up. Still trying to decide if it is worth resubbing accounts…
Thanks guys and gals!