Tuesday, April 12, 2011

An Inside View.

Sitting outside the reinforced station in L-HV5C I asked one of the local pilots their views on the current situation in Geminate.

impulsje > o/
bolt > Aloha
impulsje > i guess the interesting bit is in FDZ.. 2 systems over
impulsje > Pandemic legion caps and support fleets operate from there
impulsje > DRF has hired them to come help them out
bolt > with a 600 billion isk payout for a 2 month contract I’m well aware ;)
impulsje > that's 10 titans worth
impulsje > or 50 tech moons
impulsje > not too shabby
bolt > Do you feel the DRF has gone about this in an "annoying" way for lack of a better word. Instead of a 1v1 hiring out PL to bolster the force?
impulsje > all is fair in love and war...
impulsje > that includes hiring mercenaries i guess
bolt > What about paying people to drop sov, do you think that's a fair move?
impulsje > with real life money.. it think it's outside the box
impulsje > but for isk.. hey.. it's the economy stupid
bolt > Do you think the DRF will claim Geminate with PL on the payroll?
impulsje > they might
impulsje > but they cant hold it without pl
bolt > What are your thoughts on the ME heist, do you think that will weaken ME's presence in the upcoming fights?
impulsje > these things are always bad.. but seldom have a true impact on forces
impulsje > remeber razor lost a shitload of stuff before.. but it didn't matter really
impulsje > you lose loads more in fights
impulsje > at the hight of the fighting in gem it was 500 billion a day
impulsje > now that is serious isk
bolt > It is, What about Demon Hunters, what are the plans for your alliance obviously i'm not asking for anything secret just a general plan with Raiden and the rest of the DRF coming through.
impulsje > well i think most have notice the front line alliances have rebased in friendly space to be able to keep fighting
impulsje > so by the time we win this war in 2-3 months we can come back to claim what's ours
bolt > So even if geminate falls (temporarily or not) to the DRF you will always have a home in null sec?
impulsje > most likely
bolt > What are your thoughts on the latest patch? with all the sov changes have they affected your corp or alliances income?
impulsje > i think it has yet to really impact most alliances
impulsje > but the potential revenue of systems has dropped significantly
impulsje > so we might see a scaling down
impulsje > some systems are barely worth holding sov anymore
bolt > Do you think this a backwards way for CCP to battle the lag?
impulsje > hehe
impulsje > that would be too clever
impulsje > i think they saw that null sec was becoming too cushy
impulsje > and systems were all equal
impulsje > alliances could live on just a few systems
impulsje > some areas off null sec were more densely packed with capsuleers than high sec
impulsje > i guess they wanted to make it a tad less attractive
impulsje > and the good systems more worth fighting for
impulsje > the interesting bit for gem of course that it has only a few very good systems
impulsje > so is it worth holding for super alliances like DRF or the bigger NC ones
impulsje > for an upstart alliance like ours it is fine
impulsje > Russians will just rent it out
impulsje > and renters can't defend their space

Then I asked for thoughts on anything EVE related;

impulsje > i think the thing i'd like most is for the 'coalition' level of eve to be formalized
impulsje > alliances are now the highest order in eve
impulsje > we need something above it
impulsje > NC and DRF run very large scale networks and enterprises
impulsje > but their organisation is limited by simple matters like only alliance can refuel bridges
impulsje > communication channels are comprimized
impulsje > and the API isn't geared towards large scale information magagment
impulsje > of course I'd love the lag on super scale battles fixed
impulsje > who knows how this war would go without the lag
impulsje > at the same time i understand it might cost more resources than it is worth
impulsje > i guess a nerf on cloaks 'd be nice
impulsje > semi-afk griefers dominate null sec life nowadays
impulsje > maybe some sov mod or pos mod to decloak whole systems for a few minutes
impulsje > or some kind of special probes
impulsje > i dunno.. it's just too good right now
impulsje > oh and an armor rep pos mod.. now that would be cool
impulsje > ppl spend countless ours repping up towers it's stupid
bolt > If towers could rep themselves though they wouldn't change hands as often which im sure ccp is against
impulsje > i was thinking a mod that would use up most of the tower's power/cpu if online
impulsje > and believe me
impulsje > it makes very little difference in null
impulsje > supercaps kill a tower in minutes
impulsje > if you are not there to defend it
impulsje > oh and really... sentry guns on outposts
impulsje > the whole idea of being able to camp an undock is rediculous

Then he disappeared...

It's always nice to talk to someone from the other side and to get a little insight.

1 comment:

  1. Nice work there.

    I love his comment about stations sentry guns as you guys are camping his undock.