While playing this game for awhile there is a misplaced thought on who holds the true power in the universe and while some say it is the one who owns the money,ships,and weapons that is untrue.
Miners hold the power on this game.
Many do not bother to mine they rather have someone do it for them or buy the material from the market that was gathered by the hard working miners.
I propose a movement that could work in out in a few ways some good and some bad depending on the desperation of players or the commitment who take part in this movement.
Miners DO NOT sell!
Materials are used up a lot by many players but because of the quantity of materials being sold in shops it’s easy to get ahold of at a cheap or good price depending on what it is but if there was a shortage of materials soon be limited and the prices will go up.
While everyone begins to fight each otheir to get ahold of materials imagine the battles or perhaps wars that would happen during the time of shortage.
Now this would take sometime to show effects but the effort would be worth it and indeed many miners would perhaps be indanger but…what’s the points of playing a game if there is not a few moments of thrills but the amount of attackers and effectiveness of the effect can be remedied during the state of low materials when the Miners Band together to form its of powerful force by using the materials that have been gathered together to create a power force that can with stand attacks form those who would strike against the organization.
With lack of resources players would fear to make a direct attack they would be risking much needed resources that could put them at a disadvantage with otheir players if they had weak ship.
Miner could have enough power to take over own section of galaxy and slowly spread like a Virus gathering all the material and building defenses and offensive ships with players lacking the resources to stand against them.
Then again this could lead to an all out war or a new threat to Eve of the miners were to take it seriously.
Heck…I mine in hi sec on an alt when bored. I support the idea… Mainly because I won’t participate. You guys reduce the flow of minerals and Icll keep mining and selling. You won’t make isk but I will happily.
And there in lies the problem. It’s easy to suggest an idea. Getting others to follow, that is the challenge.