*outside of RP reasons or in the very small chance that your mission hub/hisec industry hub is threatened with final liminality
Triglavian supporters are afforded the unique opportunity to permanently alter the security status of empire systems that meet the final liminality criteria, something which is unprecedented in the game’s history. They’re new, mysterious, their outfits look great and are available for players to wear too, and the type of security they turn systems in to (calling it trigsec because it’s basically nullsec but without all the things that make nullsec awful) are probably the greatest possible scenario conducive to PVP. It’s understandable that many support them, as they essentially offer a whole load of things that players want.
What do EDENCOM offer? Well… nothing, really. EDENCOM is the status quo. They offer no security change to systems, which is understandable as there really is enough hisec as it is. Running conduits gives DED LP. What does DED LP get you? Mimesis BPCs and skins. That’s about it. They’ll probably add the EDENCOM ships to there at some point, but all three of the new ships have had less than stellar receptions, tying in to their gimmick not really being all that good. They’re quite frankly boring. Too boring for people who don’t have any egregious bone to pick with the Trigs to support.
But we should want more systems to become Trigsec, right? There’s way too much hisec as it is, right? A big part of this event is tied in to the conflict that Trig supporters and EDENCOM supporters would have, in a tug of war over various systems. How is that going to happen if one side realizes that there’s no real reason to fight for their side other than RP? That might sustain them for a while, but EDENCOM supporters will get burned out over time, due to the lack of any concrete rewards. Thus, there is no player conflict, and it just comes down to Trig supporters grinding NPCs for a day to turn a system.
Oh, and there’s the cyno jammers. I’m no fan of capitals either, but you’re not going to get lowsec and nullsec dwellers on EDENCOM’s side with those.
So, is there anything in the works to make EDENCOM palatable to the average player? Or will the event be doomed, becoming a one-sided NPC grindfest?