Anybody dislike that you realistically need an alt to properly use capital ships in this game? That means you have to shell out 1.4B isk a month just to cyno your ship around. Granted you can have other humans do it for you, but realistically
most cap pilots want their own.
I’ve had alts before but I got tired of managing multiple skill queues and wanted to solely focus on one character since for me its more fun. I propose a ‘support’ level alpha clone that has the following restrictions:
New corvette class cyno ship. Can only fit a cyno in its single high slot and put ozone in cargo. High sig radius, 10s align time.
‘Support’ alpha cannot enter low/null/wh space as a pod without being in special corvette. That corvette is the ONLY ship it can fly.
Can only log in at the same time as 1 omega account owned by the user.
All skills on the alpha clone are paused and unusable while in support role.
This would also ‘formalize’ the practice of using disposable corvettes to light cynos. One of the downsides would be that everyone gets a free scout but maybe that could be limited by removing local for the scout and only allowing dscan?
If you fly caps and spending an “extra” 1.4 bil each month is an issue then you do it wrong. If your problem is only related to convenience then I can sympathize with that, though (some) others might just say htfu, but either way I think as the above poster noted it works as intended.
There are actually people who fly capitals and don’t have cyno alts. There are these things called GATES that capitals have been able to use for several years now.
This is a really dumb idea. A cyno alt costs a carrier pilot 20 minutes of “work” per day ( ie one whole 50 mil ratting tick). For that 20 minutes of ratting you get a second character that can let you move your ship without moving through gates.
If one doesn’t want to spend 20 minutes on such a huge advantage, then they could save 50 cents (USD) per day for a month and then spend that 15 bucks on a sub for the same cyno alt… It never ceases to amaze me how people want sweeping game changes because they are lazy or cheap.