Hi (This is not a rant) but a heartfelt appeal to CCP to PLEASE fix this issue in-game
War - Is a term used to describe conflict where both sides have an equal chance of winning.
Now I am going to give you a scenario and please think about this before you troll this post.
Player A joins Eve Online, he’s read a lot of crap about Eve, so he does not leave the NPC corp, it’s fine, he has public fleets (streamers and the likes) He can’t be war decked, he is safe.
Player B joins Eve Online, he knows nothing about the game, he does the tutorial, he joins recruitment channel, joins a corp. Things then go downhill.
Player B knows nothing of “null, low, WH space” so he tries his missions
Corporation A is war decked, player B quits the corp because he cannot make ISK, griefers have seen to that.
Player B joins Corporation B - Repeated process
Player B joins corporation C - Repeated process.
Player B joins corporation D - Repeated process
Player B joins corporation E - Repeated process
Now he has a choice, go to null/low/wh space or play solo. He doesn’t want to, he wants to run his missions, he likes his exploration in high sec, he likes the high sec anoms. Not to mention now he has changed corporations so much avoiding wars to try and make his 10-20 mil for his cruiser, he is now labelled “an alt” or a “spy alt” - Even though he is neither. His account is ruined, he has no ISK, no ships, the griefers have seen to that, when he has pleaded in local with them to let him go, they call him “noob” and “go back to wow” and say things like “welcome to eve”.
Player B then finally throws his hands up in disgust, he cannot understand why these players are allowed to kill anyone they like with paying such minimal fee’s - So he quits the game, goes to Elite Dangerous or w/e.
This is happening every day and it needs to change.
Meanwhile, Player A, stays in the NPC corp with his 11% tax. Nice and cosy.
CCP - why would players stay in Eve Online only to be blown up non stop by cloaky T3 cruisers.
Because I can assure you. I run a PvP corp, we have formed up and gone after every corp that has decked us, do you know what happens? Nothing, they dock up and smack in local. If they cannot “gank” they run, this is not “war” it is the “slaughter” of new players, defenceless mission runners and miners.
The cost for war decking needs to be around 5bil per dec, it is a massively abused mechanic. Now before anyone starts calling me a whiner, We have been at war for nearly two months now for no reason at all.
If people want to “declare war” on another corporation, it needs to be for a reason. The cost needs to increase by 1 billion ISK per week. War should always be the last resort in empire. Not a game play style.
There is no reason why CCP can allow this to continue. We need to grow as a game and CCP, you need to grow as a business.
This needs to be sorted, it doesn’t effect null, it doesn’t effect low or WH but it does effect groups who simply want to play eve for the amazing game it is.