Herro fellow capusleers,
So while I’ve enjoyed the salt mine that the forums have been the past few days, thanks to an alien with two hearts, I realized something very important.
So many people keep saying EVE is such a gritty, dark universe and the good Dr has no place in it. Yet, is it? Gankers are vilified daily. There are weekly, sometimes daily threads crying to daddy CCP about this and that and to please save us.
The ones who follow the gamall vegur are dwindling, and not being replaced by suitable candidates.
Therefore, I propose some theoretical changes that will restore us to former glory. Please feel free to discuss and add your own ideas. I know the haters out there may troll, but rest assured if you do, you only prove my point more and more
There is no real order to the ideas, just spitballing and brainstorming.
- Blackout for all sec systems high/low/null/WH/Pochpoch
-Yep. You heard right. I went with the biggest one first Why you ask? Now I wasn’t actively playing EVE during the time of blackout. I am well aware most didn’t like it and I know why. Local is a HUGE advantage. Absolutely huge. If you say it isn’t, then please learn to EVE.
Now you take that away? Players will have to learn how to use d-scan effectively. They will learn to love the V key, To press it lovingly every 2-3 seconds. To gain, by force if need be, situational awareness. Now I’m leaving F10 the same and all the other meta tools.
This will force players to work together as well. Having a dude actually watching gates. This also impacts multi-boxing. Because while you could have several alts, can you watch both effectively at the same time? This will gasp make people actually play together in an MMO. I know, shocking amirite?
Also it will allow solo players to have some element of surprise and of course vice versa. People will be easier to catch but you could also be caught. This is EVE. Death is a friend who always finds you.
Now could people just dock up? Probably. But if they do well, you have your answer on what EVE players really are now
- War Deccs
-Yep, roll back that nerf. No structure needed. I fully believe it will change the texture of high sec and actually impact ganking heavily. I am sure that ganking as it is now is also a result of the war decc nerf. This, combined with Blackout will result in yes, a lot of smaller corps getting decced. However, blackout will make them harder to find.
Ergo, lvl 4 agents will again become semi-useful in tracking peeps. This will also teach people situational awareness, such as sometimes its safer to log in a safe than a station and to actually make safes. Astounding.
I firmly believe that although it must have sucked, being war decced in EVE Uni made them stronger in the end.
- Lvl 4 Sec Agent Buff
-Yes sir, here comes the grind. IF you grind standings up super high with an agent, they can track a player for lets say 15-30 mins real time. It will be a needed info source with the blackout in effect. That and peeps will actually run combat probes Scanning and being super good at it will become a sought after skill again.
Also if the person you are tracking has high standings with said corp or agent, it will decrease the live tracking to a certain amount. You didn’t think you were getting out of the grind eh?
- Moving All Lvl 4 Sec Agents to Low/Move T4-6 To Only Be Able To Run In Low/Null/WH
-Yep. I said what I said. You can still make decent money in high, but if you want those ISKies, you gotta take more risk. It will also add to piracy again and make it more legitamate. I believe it will also change the texture of ganking again as well.
Lvl 4 agent systems will definitely have more peeps trying to kill peeps. I wouldn’t be adverse to making lvl 4’s harder to scan down or some such.
In the end, my goal is to get people to actually play together again. I also have sec status ideas
Chime in! Let us discuss how to make EVE, EVE again.