TL/DR - why kill the only half-decent T3 cruiser besides loki, and why do it in such a creepy manner?
Just imagine my initial confusion.
I’m in the middle of nowhere, roaming wormholes, and when I log in the other day I find that half of the modules on my legion are off due to the lack of powergrid (ok, not half, but still).
Ok, change, gotta love change, gotta adapt, adjust my fit, choose another ship, or get the f out, cancel subscription on 2 chars, and go play easy games like WoW or something… Yeah, I’ve heard that, said it myself, so spare your breath.
I just wonder. Thousands of players, each probably trying their best to get the tightest fit possible to get some 20 more dps or 100 more tank or whatever, to get the edge over the other guy. Suddenly thousands of them - docked in their wormhole astrahuses (astrahii?), parked in promising spots in low, logged off in space roaming null… all these guys log in to suddenly find that somehow, for no clear reason whatsoever, the ship they’ve been flying had been changed right under their backsides.
If I get surprised my the sudden sound of being locked on, if someone suddenly appears right behind my back and blows me to pieces - hell, I’m ok with that, this is what this game is about - it just means I’ve been inattentive, stupid or the guy on the other side of my sights is smarter or more experienced - and that helps me to move forward, that makes me revise my fits, my setup or procedures, and get better.
But being violated by admins? I wonder, does this feeling of being for no reason violated is considered ADDING TO THE GAME? Somehow considered a positive change or whatever?
Ok, that was just blowing off some feelings. Not that I except that to change back, no sir.
I love wondering wormholes, love this silent stealthy game of cat and mouse more than anything else I’ve experienced in this game. It’s like playing chess in an absolutely dark room, just by the touch of the pieces - and you never know who’s the guy on the other side of the chessboard, he might be a grossmeister, or there might be a whole detachment of them.
I’ll adapt, or go play tetris, that’s my business. After all, this widow I’ve finally teched into looks promising and new, and I might now go and try it out as my new solo pvp ship. They big ships got faster locking now, I hear?
Now for the rational part.
Legion was (for me) the most universal T3 cruiser for solo pvp. I do have loki on my other char, and the char flying legion can fly all 4 T3 cruisers, but legion was the only one combining very good cap sucking ability with still half-decent ham or rlml dps, and decent armor tank. With 1.5 bil in my legion, and 1 bil that the surgeon in jita had stuffed into its pilot’s head (+all5 in almost all related skills, only a few of them 4), I had a very tight fit, that had cap enough for 3 minutes with all modules on and no cap boosters.
Now, even with rlml, I do not have enough power grid to put in two medium neutralizers. With ham - even less so. I’d have to either put in two (!) rigs for power grid (which makes the ship cap stable for 1 minute with a suitable implant set), or 1+1/2 implants, which either nullifies legion’s dps or nullifies its ability to run without cap boosters for more then half a minute.
Why the heck kill off the only T3 cruiser that could use something BUT launchers/arti and shield? Now we have only one (not even quite suitable for solo pvp) T3 cruiser left - loki, since legion has now joined tengu the in ship graveyard.
I hear this is all part of the strategy to make players buy plex.
I don’t really think that trying to make people who already pay for 1-2 accounts buy plex would work in any other way than speed up the extinction of space-based MMOs.