I recently took a break from EVE for a few months. I had 90% of my nullsec assets stuck in a particular Fortizar. Because I was confident in my alliance’s ability to hold our space while I took a break, I left my stuff in this Fort.
While I was gone, someone apparently decided to decommission the Fortizar and replace it with a Keepstar: this triggered asset safety on all my stuff, including freighters, capital ships, and massive piles of raw materials. I didn’t think this would be a problem, since when asset safety made its debut I recalled reading in a devblog that the player is given a choice to transfer their items to an adjacent friendly structure OR have them sent to lowsec where they could be retrieved for a fee.
What I didn’t know is that the player is only given a choice for a couple of weeks, and that following that brief period, the default behavior is to relocate the assets to lowsec. So at the end of the day, I’ve lost almost THREE BILLION ISK and the use of all my big assets for no legitimate reason at all:
- No hostile action was involved
- My alliance still holds our space
- There are a host of acceptable Upwell structures in the nullsec system that assets could’ve been transferred to given a choice
- I was not able to choose what happened to my assets
You guys need to change the way this system works. I’ve been playing this game since 2006 and honestly this feels like I’ve been robbed. If you guys are concerned about the amount of ISK in circulation, how about you fix that by adjusting bounty payouts rather than charging gigantic arbitrary fees to veteran players for an asset relocation service that I didn’t need and didn’t want.
Either take the time limit off the asset destination choice or make the asset safety system default to delivering items to adjacent Upwell structures. It’s absolutely ridiculous that players need to either log in every week and a half to check the status of their home structures or risk losing 20% of their net worth for no good reason at all. Change this garbage mechanic.