Right, so… never mind the fact that EDENCOM was formed specifically to combat the trigs. Apparently since both factions hate drifters, and drifters are going to play a larger role in the trig narrative going on, kybernauts shooting trigs will just be… forgiven? Forgiven for killing untold numbers of baseliners (normal non-capsuleer people) and ripping stars away from their home empires? Now of course, it’s CCP’s game and I’m sure they have to take mobility in k-space in to account. But narratively, like… how does this make sense?
This whole thing was built up around the fact that standings mattered. Except for whatever reason, they just don’t now, because both sides like it if you kill drifters. From my perspective, this just makes me not want to engage with any content involving drifters from now on. I grinded out all the invasions and killed as many Trigs as I did just because of how much they annoyed me in chapter 2, and how fast I got sick of their “cryptic Hot Topic in space” aesthetic. I don’t want the triangle scum to suddenly like me because the enemy of their enemy is now a friend, at least when it comes to drifters.
I can take the fact that there’s a region where Kybernauts are granted safety in, that’s fine. Just make standings matter at least? Just as us EDENCOM supporters shouldn’t just easily be given berth in to Triglavian systems, Kybernauts shouldn’t have an easy way out in to nullifying the consequences from EDENCOM systems. Make choices have consequences. I’m not going to participate in the further triglavian content until then, and it’s a shame because I did kinda like chapter 3.