So as has been a hot topic it seems over the last few years, ganking and Harassment in highsec has been a serious issue.
While the CSM has tried their best with CCP to curb the issue, the problem is that the consequences are simply too easy to avoid, and there are too many loopholes to the current policies, and too many benefits for the criminals doing the ganking and murdering and theft.
Whether this be deleting the character, running missions for an hour or doing an incursion, the punishments for the crimes do not even remotely resemble an actual “Consequence” for doing what in society is considered the worst possible criminal action. (Intentional Premeditated Murder)
For example, if I gank a 20 billion isk freighter in Svala (.6 Highsec), I’m going to gain my cut of 20 billion, and lose a few security status (1.2 I think). This is easily fixed by running a single incursion, or a few missions. Even if it took me a few hours, it’s still nothing but benefit to me. I just took that persons weeks of work, and received literally no penalty comparatively. This is not in line with “Eve is about Consequences”.
Again, The problem is that the person I just ganked may have worked weeks, days or even months for what I just took from them in under 15 seconds. And my consequence for the crime… is well… not really a consequence at all.
The issue ladies and Gentlemen, is that the Punishment, does not fit the crime. And there is no real thought process needed to make a person go… hey… I may want to think twice before I do this.
Therefore My proposal is as follows:
If you gank someone in highsec (any security) the following will occur:
TO CLARIFY: YOU MUST KILL THE PERSONS SHIP! I am not covering assault in this proposal because the current consequences for firing on someone are sufficient.
- Concord will respond as usual, with one difference:
- They will now POD you.
Your security Status will immediately drop to -10 (Regardless of where it was before because Premeditated intentional Murder with the intention of theft, is a Capital crime with the most severe consequence we as humans can give for it).
If you undock in highsec with a security status below -5 Concord will immediately blow you up and POD you, again.
You can not enter Highsec with a sec stat below -5, I have created a table as follows to assist with understanding the sec stat variables for this proposal:
-5 = Can enter .5
-4 = Can enter .6
-3 = Can enter .7
-2 = Can enter .8
-1 = Can enter .9
0 = can Enter 1.0
To Clarify, and avoid any loopholes our creative community may devise, The Gates will be “Hardcoded” and refuse to let you enter.
- You can “NOT” delete a character from your account with a - Sec Status.
The above will ensure that while you can still Gank and Harass people in highsec, that you will face serious consequences which will in fact make you give it a second thought and possibly reconsider it.
We all say EvE is about consequences. Unfortunately, these consequences always seem to land on the law abiding citizens, and not the criminals. In my humble opinion, this needs to change.