CCP knows that Sov is broken, and if they aren’t furiously working on a fix they will continue to lose players to stagnation. The answer is simple Occupancy = Ownership and get rid of Sov Timers. No more Defensive Mechanics. Encourage offense. Encourage activity.
Which leads us to Force Projection…
Maybe I’m just nostalgic but I remember my early days in Low Sec PVP roaming with 10-15 man BS Fleets looking for a Brawl. Sometimes you would find nothing, and some times you would gank someone, and every once in a while you would have an epic BS Brawl that made everything else worthwhile.
Getting dropped by carriers was very rare, triage almost non existent and even when you did get dropped it was just one or two carriers.
Carriers back then were as rare as Titans are today.
Today if you roam with 10-15 BS you MUST have backup on stand by and even then it’s a 50/50 chance PL or some other group drops 50-100 supers on your fleet.
In the past it was very hard to counter a good gate camp because they had scouts that watched for incoming fleets. You picked your fights. Today you attack a procurer and get Titan Bridged by 100 people.
So is EVE a game where you must be the biggest alliance with the most numbers and moons+renters or go home?
OR is EVE a game where there is a counter to everything? An Interstellar Chess Match.
Personally I liked fleet PVP a lot more before everyone had a Titan. Titans make alliances lazy and discourage enemies from ever daring to fight you.
I was just out roaming in a Solo Raven to get more footage from my Shield Boosting Guide and everyone assumed I had a Cyno because “no one roams solo in a BS without a Cyno.”
This is a clear example of why Force Projection DISCOURAGES Small Gang and Solo PVP.
Maybe it’s just me but low (and null) has changed over the last few years from a place where small gangs and solo pilots are common to a place where they are so rare people assume they MUST be cynos.
Faction Warfare has in some ways made it even worse by encouraging all of low sec to participate. So all you see are frigate fleets and solo warp stabbed plexing frigates.
What happened to new corps moving to low sec and carving out a home?
Why is CCP pushing the mechanics toward a “Join Goons, N3, or PL, or don’t even try game?”
Why does CCP worry so much about finding innovative new ways to make their server able to hold 10,000 man BLOB Battles at full TIDI that last 48 hours straight and are so slow that people can go eat dinner in between ticks?
I’m no Game Designer but I think thing CCP needs to declare war on Blobbing, F1 PVP, and Mega Alliances/Coalitions.
Starting with limiting Cynos to allowing only 1 to 5 ships to jump through before shutting down. Then a 30-60 second cool down timer.
Then follow that with a Mass Limitation on Titan Bridges that only allows 5-10 BS worth of Mass every 30-60 seconds per Titan per Cyno.
The answer to fixing EVE is not to make it more conductive to mega blob F1 PVP, it’s to focus on the health of the small groups, the 10 man corps who just started playing, the 100 man alliance that’s audacious enough to move to low/null sec and carve out a home.
B-R5RB was not an amazing achievement, it was the Warning Sign at the edge of the cliff.
Make EVE fun for the little guys and everything else will follow.
The Bottom Line is simple… Force Projection Discourages “Good Fights”
It took a little work to figure out how to set this drawing up so it would be fair, but finally I found a way to get everyone in a spread sheet and then generate the three random numbers.
The winner’s user names will be posted here and I will send the each an email to notify them.
OK, now that the formalities are out of the way, let’s find out who won…
The Winner of the “GET ALL THE GUIDES FREE” Prize is: ConTarK
The Winner of the 1 on 1 Roam with me in any ships of their choice is: kylep****
And Finally the Winner of the “Get me as your Corp / Alliance FC on an Epic Interceptor Roam” is: Merlin359
Congratulations to the winners. Check your inbox for an email from me.
*For privacy reasons I had to obscure the second winners username.
I’m VERY happy to announce the release of the Shield Boosting Guide. The first guide I have created that focuses on the tactics of Heavy Tanking rather than just maneuvering tactics.
In this guide you are going to learn every thing you need to know to get and win the most amazing fights of your EVE career!
Imagine jumping into a gate camp of 5+ hostiles and then killing their most expensive ships, only to tank them and escape right as their backup arrives to gank you!
Let’s face it, we all want to be the mythical “Champion” PVPer that walks into a room full of bad guys and puts them all on the floor. Well, that’s exactly what this Guide is about!
You will learn…
- How to massacre frigates with a Moa, Caracal, and Vagabond.
- How to solo entire gangs with the Cyclone and Drake.
- How to give yourself a massive edge in PVP that makes fighting you like fight two, three, or even four people at once.
- A highly guarded Secret that allows you to use Drugs without Side Effects (Several other PVPers have asked me not to reveal this)
- How to get inside your enemies heads and get them to sit around and wait to die while your kill all their friends
- And sooo much more!
Watch real “Ride Along” combat footage with full narration and walkthroughs that tell you exactly how I get the fights, get the kills, why I do what I do, and everything else.
Because this Guide focuses more on a Tactic than a single ship, I plan to add several new ships in the future. Some that I look forward to most are Battleships like the Macharial, Rokh, Raven,and maybe even the Vargur!
If you have any of the other EVE PRO Guides PVP Guides you know how detailed and powerful these guides are. But in case this is your first Guide, let’s go over what you’re getting…
- Detailed Fittings for all of the ships PLUS suggested implants, drugs, etc
- A Video Fitting Discussion where you learn the why behind the fits and the secrets to getting the most from them
- Illustrated Tactics Lectures where you learn the PRO Tactics that you will use for each ship to get the upper hand and teach you how to get fights and escape when things go bad.
- Narrated and Illustrated Real PVP Fight Footage – There’s no substitute for the real thing, so I’ve included PVP Footage where I talk you through every fight and tell you EXACTLY how I do everything.
Now is your time to step up to a whole new level of PVP and adrenaline surging thrills with the Shield Boosting Guide.
Click Here to Get Access Right Now
LAST MINUTE BONUS
As many of you know, I have also been working on the Harpy PRO Guide and decided “Why not give everyone a sneak peak?”
So I have included an exclusive Harpy PRO Guide Narrated Fights Video for you to watch when you order the Shield Boosting Guide! (It’s converting and uploading now, so it may be an hour after launch before It’s posted)