apology first, english is not my first language and so there could be bad gramma and misspelling in the following post.
I´m opening this topic to give my feedback about march release (specifically respawn rates) and present some ideas I think worth discussing.
As most of the affected ppl, I´m not happy with the new respawn rates. But don´t get me wrong, I´m well aware that something had to be done about the ISK faucet. With my Super I can create 300-360kk ISK/h (rere spawns and escalations not included), which means I can get enought to PLEX my account in like 6h playtime. Still, the solution CCP introduced here is far from optimal. It´s almost as if they came together in a meeting and someone said:
“We gotta do something”
“No matter what, they will be pissed”
“We could,…” - “OK let´s do it, no time for second thoughts!”
It´s true, no matter what you change in a system, someone will get pissed, but now ppl are pissed for 2 reasons where only one was inevitable. They get less ISK/h (which is the minor Problem) and they get interrupted in there playstyle buy periods of nothing to do.
“You could do other things or move to another location!” some say, but in most cases it´s not so easy and many ppl just don´t want to do something else.
It would have been so much easier and more fair to just cut the income. Let´s throw around some numbers…ISK sinks & faucets, Feb. 2019 claims the the faucets measure 127,5% of the sink(+delta)
which is indeed a problem. Let´s say something around 108% would be fine, then you can calculate how much you have to cut from every editable faucet (not only bounty payouts).
Everyone could just keep on playing as they did before, they would just earn less ISK.
Why are bountys or mission rewards or NPC-prices fixed, they could change to compensate inflation/deflation…just an idea.
There are other ways to fight inflation, too. Instead of decreasing income you could also increase costs.
- There could be a minimum tax on transactions (whenever ISK moves from 1 account to another 1% could just evapurate.
- Why is gatetravel for free? let´s say 1ISK/50t mass…
- Are there ppl laboring at upwellstructures? If yes, why don´t they get paid?
…that last one is my favorite, it could open up new deeps in the way Space is claimed and maybe I´ll write about it later, but I think it´s enought for now.