Hello Eve Community,
As much as I enjoy Eve as it is, I feel like I need more action, especially when it comes to quickly blow of some steam.
As a returning player to Eve mainly for the sandbox part, I find myself in desync when I want some meaningful action in a quick fashion, especially after coming back from other high action packed games.
I’ve tried many things over the last year or so to get entertained, and when I said I’ve tried, it literally means that I have almost every ship for every occasion that this game has to offer. From small ships to titans, from abyssals, ratting, exploring, escalations, incursions, mining, trading, etc. (all pve) to pvp, from small scale solo/gang to huge thousands of player fights.
As for solo/small gang pvp I’ve tried multiple times to roam around FW space/null space, but I find myself most of the time roaming around for hours and not getting that much action. So I was thinking I am doing something wrong and I started watching streamers do it. I found out that they are not getting that much action even tho they stream with no delay and everyone knowing where they are, for the sole purpose of getting more content on their stream and inviting people to fight them.
What I propose Is a lobby/moba type of arena, maybe one like the abyssals are currently, or maybe a wh space, in which you can join/que up for instant fights.
For things to be balanced at start we can try to make only frigates/faction frigates arenas.
Maybe start with 1vs1 at the beginning, after which we can add duos, 3vs3, 5vs5, etc. and why not different classes - up to maybe Battleship level.
For further balance, we can limit those frigates to only T2 modules or at least set a price range for the ship+fit+clone itself. Maybe even make separate lobby’s for brawlers or kitters or join them together if we can get modules only usable in arenas that can counteract a kitter from running away forever.
Suggestions from highly skilled pvp’ers is welcomed and I am 100% sure that a system like this can be implemented and be balanced.
As for the reward part, besides the fame of a ladder system you can get unique modules/skins/etc, there are plenty of rewards that can be motivating enough.
I am only looking a quick way to do pvp that does not require roaming around for a long time to get fights, so even rankings/ladder would be enough for me.
Not to mention that this is available for most of the Alpha community as well, offering them and new players a better way to learn and be attracted easily in to this beautiful game.
I am open to suggestions.