Triglavian Invasion is happening in the NPE starter systems and ganking new players? Yeah, that will definitely inspire them to play this game.
I was using a max skilled Alpha character in a Destroyer and my travel route went through an Invasion system right next to a New Player Starter system. My ship’s defensive tank was fit with Republic Fleet Medium Shield Extender, Dread Guristas Adaptive Invulnerability Field (I always activate asap), Damage Control II and a Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I rig. With the Invul mod active, my ship has 10,617 ehp’s, shield amount is 2,400 hp’s, shield resists are 60% EM, 57% Thermal, 68% Kinetic, 73% Explosive. Align time to warp is 4.86s.
About a dozen Trig ships were on the gate and as soon as I clicked ‘Warp To / Jump’ for the next gate, they immediately locked, applied Ewar and fired upon me. By the time I entered warp, my ship took 9 hits for 392 damage points which took 1/5th of my shield down. Screenshot.
My alt character has various defensive damage compensation skills trained up that brand new unskilled and inexperienced players wouldn’t know about, let alone have trained up. Hell, new players are still learning how to work the User Interface, plus the NPE tells new players to use Autopilot. The NPE doesn’t even mention training up fitting and damage compensation skills or say anything about proper piloting, ship fitting, etc. Plus all the graphics in-game are pretty amazing, especially in a Triglavian controlled system, probably has new players gazing all around in awe.
So yeah, great lesson being taught to brand new players in the process of completing the NPE. No wonder this game has a problem retaining new players.