I logged on last night, a mere 8 hours after the patch had gone live to find the Minmatar Militia already up to Warzone Control IV. The Amarr were not even half way to Warzone Control II with a mere 11% control.
This means that Minmatar LP prices were at half the pre-Inferno prices, whereas Amarr prices were 4 times as much --changes that are sure to start rippling into mainstream markets soon.
Also, control is expected to fluctuate considerably the next week or so, as various pilots empty pre-pooled stashes of LP into I-HUBs, and solo plexers slowly experiment with wearing down upgrade levels on both sides.
Even though things will probably calm down somewhat after a week or two, I can't really predict that things will ever be 'stable' again in the warzone. Right now, even a handful of pilots plexing in backwoods systems can deal heavy damage to either side's warzone control points, and pvp in the warzone will range from huge brawls in main controlled systems, to small skirmishes and solo pvp in outlying systems.
A few things to take note of:
- Missions have found to not be 'clustering' in current 'hostile' systems but have been spawning in the same places they were pre-Inferno. In other words, FW missions will no longer necessarily take you to hostile territory. Is this good or bad? I'm not sure...
- Plex LP payouts are only given to pilots within range of the plex button. Those sitting on the warp in when the plex is taken will not receive LP payouts. It has yet to be determined whether this is a good or bad thing. What do you think?
- There are a lot of questions still regarding PVP payouts, and what factors contribute to how they are split, etc. I will probably be writing about this later as I get more information.