I’m a longtime fan of Eve and really enjoy small scale PVP because of the rush it brings me. What frustrates me with the current state of the game is how easy it is for other players to bring capitals into the equation. While I understand that capital ships are essential part of siege warfare and large fleet engagement, lately it seems like people are bringing them to small fights more and more frequently.
It’s getting to the point of being intolerable because once on-grid there’s very little that can be done about it.
For example: My most recent loss.
I engaged a saber and svipul in my vagabond. Saber bubbled up and lit a cyno. I killed saber while svipul ran away, but I still had to clear the bubble. By the time I was clear, there were 2 titans on grid with Sirens and webbing fighters tackling me. I can’t run, I can’t warp and needless to say I died. The entire engagement took about 1 minute to play out.
I don’t mind loosing ships, I play this game for fun and it’s part of it, but what frustrates me is that there’s no real counter to being dropped the way that I did.
I have a few ideas for how this can be resolved:
-Maybe there could be some sort of ECM burst ~40km from the cyno that breaks lock on all targets. That way there’s a chance for grid to “reset”.
-Maybe sirens shouldn’t be able to tackle sub-caps.
-Maybe there should be some sort of re calibration timer on capitals before they could target sub-cap ships once they’ve been cyno’d in.
What does the rest of community think? What do pilots that engage in this kind of drops think? Do capitals and titans have a place in small gang PVP?