It is no secret that small indy player is CCP’s foster child. There is a talk about changing the war, so the rules get changed to pinpoint those with money but who cannot defend themselves. Dispute on the the engagement, territory ownershp or other core rules - big alliances in null get the ear. But even there, in null, us, the producers get the short stick, having to bow to local war barons, jump to their song, follow their rules. So many people returning from null confided to me and the common complaint is this - I want some piece of my own world where I can create and be productive. But then they come to highsec, and what do they find? All places of importance are under one protection racket" group or another. Wardecking corps rule the streets, having all the indy producers at their mercy, only ever deterred by the misery of drops should they gank or wardeck the local indy. The small guy or a group that actually tried to be productive member of society, creating new value for the citizens of New Eden, unlike all those jarheaded pvp’r or gankers. And who gets the priority CCP treatment in this situation? You all know the answer.
And now this, the Q core introduction, that will make our hard earned stations - our working horses that enable us to keep our production relevant and affordable to the masses - will make them lucrative targets. I know, many of you have been collecting your hard-earned money to finally afford a station of your own, but had to postpone or cancel it, first because of the war rules and local gank corps going crazy, then the whole abandoned station disaster, and finally this new upcoming change. Many of you consider quitting a game at this point.
But hold on for just a second, there is a way we can fight back and win!
They forget that we, the small indies and industry players, are the ones who create most of good stuff: ships they fly, modules they fit, ammo they use. Heck, their very substinence in null, ability to have a home, jump to clones and have their ■■■■ serviced is of our making.
Tis true, Eve has many balancing problems, many aspects are considered broken and need to be fixed. We duly acknowledge that.
But we say: not at our expense!
Enough is enough!
Lets see how they keep buying their new shiny toys when none are put up on market and prices skyrocket. Lets see how they keep fighting when their ammo/nanite paste is depleted and none is sold anew. Lets see how they sit in their empty abandoned castles that run out of juice and new fuel is sparse and too expensive.
Small indies in high and service providers in null, together we can make a difference! Together we can stand up to highsec gankers, nullsec barons and jarhead “for fun” pvp’ers and make our cause noticed not only by them but also by CCP! Does not matter where you are or part of what group alliance you are. If you are an honest producer or a merchant, you are one of us and can make all those sensless bashers heed a note!
I, hereby, announce a New Eden wide strike of all industrialists, small indy players or groups, producers for the major null alliances or other people dissatisfied by policies towards us and recent developments. The new changes start going live on Sept 8th, so we strike at the same time!
To be part of this strike is simple, there are just 3 things to follow:
Starting after downtime on Sept 8th and for 1 week:
Don’t bring your stuff to market for one week.
Don’t trade via contracts or personal exchanges locally/in-station. Sure, they may be your pals, but they are the ones CCP listens to.
For even better effect, terminate your outstanding sales orders. You can buy meanwhile whatever you want.
Don’t worry, we will reopen one week later, and at much higher prices. Go do some ratting, run missions, or, finally, take that long-awaited vacation you wanted for so long. I kno,w 1 week is not much, but its more than you eve had in Eve!
Meanwhile we will make other New Eden denizens notice and appreciate our role in their lives.
United we stand and in ISK we trust!
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