A cheer broke out on coms when CCP talked about issuing LP for pvp kills in the upcoming Faction War expansion.
This is the first time that CCP will implement something in the game that will directly give you some sort of compensation for killing other players.
And people love the idea.
I love the idea. Because I'm a PVPer and the idea that I could get 'paid' to do something I do anyway is really cool.
But, then my logical side prevails. I can never seem to keep myself from looking the gift horse in the mouth.
Will LP for PVP hurt small-gang pvp? Will people be more prone to 'squashing' fleets for the sake of LP gains rather then for getting a good fight, which is often the current motivation?
Will large groups of people join FW to farm kills for LP? Will this cause FW to have bigger and bigger fleets, with more and more 'blobby' warfare?
In many ways, I think that rewarding PVP with LP is more in danger of encouraging large-fleet fights in FW then incorporating Alliances into FW ever was.
And yet, the same FW pilots who were so against alliances in FW, don't seem to be generating the same question they did when Alliances in FW was first announced:
Will rewarding LP for FW kills really be good for Faction War?
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