Starting out with something possibly fun, there is actually something waiting to be done in Pochven. Blow up a Fortizar. Here it is in Archee:
Now aside from that, I don’t have anything positive to report. Our corp has been in Pochen since the last update/release/event chapter, whatever you want to call it and we have been to almost all 27 or 29 captured Triglavian areas. We sat in all of the stations watching and logging every character and corp out there that we could find and it’s not positive. I am absolutely certain that this is not what was hoped for by the brainiacs that came up with this disaster. No one is in Pochven. Well, a few people, but they are killed by ‘PvE’ real quick. Pochven looks to be just plain CCP vs. their customers. It’s a real turn off. Normal MMO’s do not kill their own players.
If there is an active corporation in Pochven, you know, claiming to be the ‘largest active player corp in Pochven’, it’s just some dude and as many alts as his computer(s) can operate at one time.
Market - The guy or gal that is in Pochven is trying to set up a market. You can tell it’s being done by a single person as there are starting to be items available with 1 of each at exactly 3x Jita prices. The problem is that there are no buyers. The moving averages are 0 or about as close to 0 as you can get. Nothing in here sells at any price, even when priced at 50% below Jita as a test. And it makes sense. Who would want to buy a battleship in here just to undock and be instantly blown up and podded by the game itself with some insane roaming guns that seem to have no range limits? It’s just stupid is what what it is.
Courier contracts? 0 activity. You can offer 25,000,000 to have someone move 1m3 out, which seems extremely lucrative for just a few jumps using the Devana or Proximity filaments. Only problem is, once you get whatever it is out, then you are killed off almost instantly by the same roaming guns with no range limit. And podded too, by the game. I don’t call this PvE. I call it PCvCCP. Paying customers vs. CCP is how it feels. It is absolutely unsustainable.
Loot? It’s a bunch of garbage. It’s basically a bunch of filaments to get back in, into a place so boring that no one in their right mind would want back in. It’s easy to loot tons of stuff since other factions or whatever are killing each other for you. But it’s a ton of worthless garbage.
So if someone claims there is activity in here, they are full of it. Pochven is dead because no one jumped on the band wagon. I believe the general consensus on Pochven if there were to be a survey by anyone that had all of their stuff stuck here by CCP would be overwhelmingly negative and possibly some anger would be expressed.
If you had toons researching stuff here and then got podded or left before the screw over, now they can no longer do research anywhere because the jobs are stuck in a place extremely difficult to get back to, as now it is nothing more than an ISK sinking lottery.
If you have jump clones in Pochven with high level implants, those are basically lost also. You have to have 4.0 standings with Triglavians to even recover your clone with a local jump, and as mentioned there is not a way to attain 4.0 without spending weeks, hundreds of hours and billions in ISK. So kiss your implants and clones goodbye.
Lottery you ask? Yes, a Cladistic-5 filament is about 15-20 mil at Jita and you need about 20 of those and several days just to get back to where your stuff is. Because it is random where when trying to get to one of nine systems, it appears to take about 20 attempts. So plan on spending 400 mil ISK and half the day just trying to get lucky. Not fun at all. Not entertaining. Randomness is not a skill based game, it’s just gambling away your ISK out of perceived necessity.
Using the jump gates is not possible because you can’t grind up enough standings without getting killed by the game itself. My estimate is that to get to 7.0 it would take about three months of playing 18 hours a day and maybe 10b ISK to replace 100 or more ships. And there are no ships for sale in Pochven, except shuttles. Shuttles can be found for 1 isk BTW and no one buys them because no one is in there. In fact you can list anything on the market for 1 ISK and no one will buy it because there is no one.
Out of all Eve players I would bet there might be 2 or 3 that have high enough standings to use the jump gates and they didn’t grind the standings in Pochven, they used a temporary method that people found a few weeks ago in drone pockets in K space before CCP told everyone to quit doing that as it was not by design.
So if anyone has something positive to try to convince you of about Pochven, ask for screenshots. Ask for a screenshot of a fleet doing anything at all but sitting there right after jumping in. There are no fleets, because there are no players in Pochven. It is an epic failure and that fact should be proven quite soon as CCP is forced to accept that no one wants it. It was simply a bad idea that didn’t work.