This article on TM.com seems to hint at some sort of push on the horizen. Though, I think that even if someone came in and swept through the warzone, all they'd get are blank stares and a "good for you, bro."
We could speculate all day on the 'whys.' The farmers are ruining the warzone. Something in the mechanics is broken. The plexes aren't so, or the sovereignty isn't such or the payouts aren't this much or the lack of whatever is ruining something.
The truth of the matter, is it is a busy time of year for people. Summer is drawing to a close and people are preparing to head back to college, or get their kids ready for school, or etc. It's only to be expected that things might be a little more quiet than usual.
One thing I do think TM.com got right was that something is definitely coming. Though, I think we're looking at mechanics, lore, and storyline changes, and not necessarily some sort of warzone push. Storyline changes have been in the air for a while now, and during the Alliance Tournament some very large hints were dropped regarding changes that the players would be a part of shaping.
And in my estimation, anything that affects the storyline is probably going to change Faction War, since we're rather deeply embroiled in EVE's back-story landscape.
Can I guess at these changes? I can only tell you my suspicions. I have little to nothing to base them off of.
I believe that the dynamics of the allies/enemies is going to change in some way. Whether this means new parties affecting the war, old alliances broken, or whatnot, I'm not sure. I greatly suspect that the Minmatar and Gallente will not be 'allies' for long.
And of course there will probably be some sort of battle event. Most likely taking place outside of my time zone, as usual...or in high sec, where it's somewhat difficult for me and 90% of my alliance to go.
Hopefully it's not another random dude in a big ship that miraculously tanks for an hour or two before exploding on queue.
Maybe the Gallente will blow up Rens. Or better yet, turn on CONCORD.
And on that scatter-brained note, probably time for me to say goodbye and go join fleet. If there is a fleet active...
If what you say about the roleplay is true I think diagonal plexing might end.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure if you're serious when you say this:
"We could speculate all day on the 'whys.' The farmers are ruining the warzone. Something in the mechanics is broken. The plexes aren't so, or the sovereignty isn't such or the payouts aren't this much or the lack of whatever is ruining something.
The truth of the matter, is it is a busy time of year for people. Summer is drawing to a close and people are preparing to head back to college, or get their kids ready for school, or etc. It's only to be expected that things might be a little more quiet than usual."
Buying school supplies for kids cuts into eve time?
The minmatar amarr warzone has been pretty stagnant for the last half of the summer IMO. Caldari Gallente has been more active.
Lots of people said the fw sov mechanics would lead to stagnation. That's what happened. But instead you try to blame it on the time it takes to buy school supplies. Denial is strong in this blog.
We may get occassional bits of fw sov related excitment, (Some corp may make a push, or ending diagonal plexing may cause a bit of a shakeup.) but by and large the excitement around fw sov will continue to dwindle.
You can have whatever opinion you like. But the numbers do not show the Amarr/Minmatar warzone being stagnate compared to Cal/GalDelete
I don't think we have numbers based on warzone. We do have numbers based on militia and militias tend to stay in their own warzone. However I do see allot of minmatar over in the gallente caldari space.Delete
But I am really talking about stagnation in the fw sov game. So I am talking about plex fighting. I am not aware of anything that gives the number of fights in or around plexes for each zone. If you have one I would love to see the numbers and will gladly admit I am wrong if they contradict my impression.
I admit I am being subjective (I am aware of no objective numbers) but I found I got many more fights in plexes in gallente caldari space than minmatar amarr during the latter part of the summer. Earlier in the summer (maybe spring) I was getting a decent number of fights in amarr minmatar plexes. I even based out of kourm. But then it seemed to dry up rather dramatically.
Try plexing a few jumps outside nenn and nisuwa. And a few other channels in caldari gallente space. Down through heyd and filet and into frairie, vey and Eugales. See if you don't get the same impression I did.
As far as fights that just happen when gangs randomly fight on gates or whatever I have no clue. I almost exclusively fight in and around plexes.
Blowing up Rens or any other significant planet would be AWESOME!!!! The implications to trade, industry etc could be far reaching. Think of the chain reaction that CCP could play out.ReplyDelete
We'll still love Late Night even if CCP tells us we aren't supposed to.ReplyDelete