As a FC for a TDF (in game channel TDF-Official), I would like to share my perspective on “Triglavian Invasions”.
After seeing the trailer with Triglavians invading New Eden, we (TDF pilots), started preparing for this Triglavian threat.
Not knowing what we will be going against we created omni tanked armor doctine centered around Vindicators, Nightmares, Leshaks, and support logistics (Oneiros, Guardians, Nestors).
Our Expectations were amazing abyssal sites with wide variety of enemies, from usual Triglavian ships (Vedmak//Leshak etc…) through Rogue drones to Drifters + Abyssal Pylons that could significantly affect our fleet but also the enemy. A worthy replacement for Sansha Incursions.
We starter preparing about one week before the invasion was about to hit new eden.
We centered our Invasion dockup near Amarr. One day before the invasion we were all ready.
We killed our last Sansha Focus. And a huge number of our pilots pilots went on shopping spree and dropped literally 10+ bil ISK to get multiple DPS and Logistics ships + all kinds of possible refits for the Invasion.
We wanted not just to run these sites, we wanted be the first to kill the Triglavian Titan (that big ship we saw in Trailer)
The Invasion Expansion Patch day arrived, we were all anxsiously waiting for the patch to download.
All went smoothly, we were able to launch the game, saw the New Agency, which looked cool.
We quickly formed a fleet of about 56 pilots. We were not taking any chances and went with 15 logistics and full armor/skirmish/info boosters.
So we arrived into the invaded system, there were few rats on gate, we killed them in seconds.
Next we were looking for beacons with sites …wait… is there something wrong with my overview? Where are the beacons? Are these not sites?
hmm, after fidling with the overview for about 5minutes, we were certain that our overview was indeed correct, and there are not beacons in systems.
Perhaps we should scan them… was the suggestion.
Quickly a pilot in fleet scanned down a large group of Triglavians Ships in system.
OK THIS IS IT, EVERYONE GET READY, FLEET WARP in 3…2…1…GO
…we landed, and about 50 triglavian ships were waiting on us.
Our FC Troy, started quickly shouting commands and tagging ships he deemed to be the biggest threat.
…and then …something weird happened… in about 45 seconds we melted the whole overview of Triglavian ships into wrecks without not even a serious dent on our side.
…“I was one shotting them” …one vindicator pilot noted…
Our pilots were amazed… “THATS ALL?!?” “…is this some kind of CCP joke?”
…we didnt know how close to truth that statement would be.
So we run these “Invasions” for about 5 hours and over time we lost about half the fleet to …you guessed it boredom.
We weren’t there for the ISK, but we got no payout at all …most of the good “Zorya wrecks” were immediatly stolen …oh pardon my english “ninja looted” by cloaky asteros following us around.
So in the end, there is no point…
…no point to run these Invasions as most of the loot gets stolen…
…no point, because there is no way a public fleet can sell loot/salvage and distribute it amongst it’s pilots (people come and go every few minutes literally…)
and in the end the Invasion just becames huge INCONVENIENCE to all the pilots that are not interested in it.
…did anyone actualy thought that changing a system name and giving it a red tint would make this thing worthwile running?
So CCP please please next time you create a HUGE HYPE around something,
make sure you deliver ON DAY ONE, otherwise people will just loose interest in this game.
Looks like high-sec incurions spawn rate got nerfed, but there is plenty of null sec spawns.
Are the people that multibox 10-15 Ishars in Low/Null sec worth more than real people (a lot of new players comming from L3/L4 missions) in High Sec?
The real issues of HS Incursions never got tackled and that is single person with 40 rattlesnake/golem alts runs HQs and actively contests fleets with real people. …This should not be allowed.