Hello! This is a proposal for a change to the Aegis sov system.
When an Infrastructure Hub goes into reinforce mode all the upgrades that are installed in that ihub will be disabled. The upgrades will be enabled back if the defenders manage to defend the next ihub entosis timer.
This mechanic will give the attackers more options to generate figths, because defenders will have to form up and defend the ihub if they want to keep their infrastucture operational (Jump Gates, Cyno Jammers, Cyno Beacons etc.). Figths that will be generated in this way, will have a strictly defined goal in the form of entosis ships. Role of the attackers will be to defend the entosis ships until the timer is done, while the defenders will have to push back the aggressors.
Based on the nature of the aggression, the attacking force may vary from a small gang to a full fleet (or few). Objective of the small gang group might be to force defenders to undock and take a fight. For the larger fleets, their objective might be to disrupt supercapital construction operations.
The vulnerability window of the ihub will prevent the attackers from attacking in odd time zones. Systems with lower ADMs, which usually are border systems, will be more vulnerable to attack while the “core” systems with high ADMs will be fairly easy to defend.
This mechanic will also streamline the behavior of different systems in-game by saying “if it is reinforced then it does not work”.
Please share your questions and comments!