First… sorry for my ranting, it has nothing to do with you directly. Despite deliberately reducing my forum activity, it’s increasingly frustrating to keep reading the same things covered in different words.
You pretty much nailed it, though it’s not actually necessarily about contesting, but about “antagonizing”. The primary drive behind my questions was curiosity. The criminal community of highsec is, apparently, suffering the same fate as the rest of the game. Lack of creativity, motivation, delusions of grandeur (people openly say that suicide ganking is healthy; that really pissed me off), and way too much wealth and greed.
Yes, bump the everliving ■■■■ (please excuse my gallentean) out of them. The only thing that hurts those, who can shrug off losses, is denying them the ability to make money. My rationale behind it is simple:
Big ships have ■■■■ tracking. Even if it’s not possible to bump logis out of range, it is always possible to bump slowass battleships, ruining their tracking and thus reducing the dps. Even better, bumping the battleships apart can cause a situation where logi pilots have issues covering them all, forcing fleet members to warp off. Reduced dps/fleetmembers means it’ll take longer for them to get money. No ganks. No destruction. Denial of income! Do that for a day and they will post. Do it for a week and they will scream bloody murder.
I don’t write this, because i hate incursioneers. I write this, because i hate the status quo and because apparently no one feels responsible for the game anymore. Yes, it is the people’s responsibility to care about society. When they hand that responsibility to politicians, or CCP in our case, it always ends in a desaster. Antagonism is a necessary part of the balance in highsec, and that balance isn’t being maintained at all. Not by CCP and, worse, not by the players who could force CCP to pay attention to them.
I “grew” into EVE ONLINE learning that the players control this game, and that CCP has to follow through (within reason, ofc). It’s great marketing, too! Now, the status quo, is the absolute opposite. We have too many people on both sides thinking waaayyy too high of their uninformed, uneducated, knee jerk opinions. They’re so well fed and comfortable with their existence, it’s borderline offensive to me. It’s the equivalent of people expressing anger about politicians in newspapers. Not only is it worthless, it spreads apathy. The only things that matter are the things that happen in the game and the more people are getting affected by these things, the ■■■■■■■ better for all of us!
(Anyone now mentioning freighter ganking is a filthy, clueless baseliner)
Tldr, circling back to the topic: nerf incursions yourselves, lads! You have the power to do so! Those who share that interest have the option to do it! It doesn’t matter what CCP, or ■■■■■■■ anyone thinks, unless you break the ToS/EULA! It’s your game, your society, you are responsible for it and it’s damn ■■■■■■■ time people start remembering that!
It’s what made EVE great!
Good night, good fight.