The Fall of Null and Rise of Low

Romulus Loches 2019-08-20

For years there have been cries of how ‘Eve is dead’ and how one update or another will bring about the end of the game. Some of the recent reasons include how the blackout will destroy nullsec (security ratings of 0.0 and below), or the tax hike will destroy hisec (security ratings of 0.5 and above) markets and trading. And while some players really do stop playing, the game still goes on with people logging in every day from all around the world. There is one area of space though that really has been dead. Lowsec space (security ratings of 0.1 to 0.4) has had a distinct lack of players living there and content to be had, outside of a few small areas. Many news site have run articles on the subject; CrossingZebras, EveNews24, NewEdenReport, and even cries on Reddit. However, we may be approaching the time when lowsec rises from the ashes and becomes a popular place to live again.

The Shake Up

To understand this theory we have to look at some of CCP’s recent changes to Eve and their cumulative effects. The first piece of the puzzle comes from the blackout of local chat in nullsec  mentioned above. This update only affects nullsec by removing its largest method of intelligence gathering – watching local chat for enemies and neutrals. It became impossible to track hostile pilots as they moved around hunting ratters and miners with a network of people just watching local chat to see names pop up. Now the only way to be sure of someone’s location in nullsec is to actually see them in space. There’s a lot more risk involved in mining and ratting now since an enemy could be cloaked only a few kilometers off a ship and nothing would indicate its impending assault. But that isn’t exactly what happened, and while some people may have stopped, largely life continued on as usual. Crowd sourcing still makes thing relatively safe as long as people pay attention and stay on their toes.

The next piece came with mixed reviews as it delivered a serious blow to botting with changes to the popular Vexor Navy Issue (VNI). This update redesigned VNIs in a way that moved them away from being cheap AFK ratting ships to dangerous brawling PvP ships. Now if people want to continue this method of earning ISK it must be done in less effective ships, like Myrmidons, or more expensive ships like Gilas and Ishtars. Once again though, people found a way to adapt with minimal changes of spending more time AFK or investing more up front.

The block that really tips the scales though is CCP’s recent announcement on changes to Cynosural Fields. When activated Cynosural Field Generators (Cynos) light a beacon that jump capable ships can use to move from any system in range instantly to the same grid. What that means is that as soon as a ship is in trouble, if they have friends on standby, they can get reinforcements to help them out in a matter of seconds as long as the cyno ship can survive long enough. Combined with the abundance of some of the most powerful ships in the game, super-carriers and titans, this made it possible for people to PvE with little to no risk. The ease of just fitting a cyno and trusting that backup was never far away is coming to an end though. If the update goes through as is, only a select few ships will be able to use cynos at all. Not only that, but these ships are relatively easy to destroy making timing extremely important in order to be rescued. Now sure, once again people will find a way to adapt and overcome this problem and continue their lifestyle in nullsec, but there is another option.

Analyzing the Data

Traditionally nullsec has been seen as a rich area that can be farmed with large expensive ships in relatively safety with the proper precautions. One by one though these updates slowly strip some of that security away. First went the easy warning system, then the cheap but efficient option, and lastly the umbrella that all but assured protection with swift action and overwhelming force.

The problem that nullsec faces now is the ever-narrowing window of opportunity to save hapless victims from ruthless hunters and the decreasing number of viable alternatives. As stated before, a hostile could be cloaked nearby at any time and there is no way to know they are even in the same system. This means a greater threat and increased risk to flying big expensive ships. In the past if the risk became too much it was easy to use a VNI with its low skill point requirements and cheap cost that could be recouped in less than two hours with minimal effort. Now that option is gone. Sure people can use more expensive ships, but the risk is higher with ships costing three times as much or more. Cheaper options still exist, but they don’t deal anywhere near as much damage and thus earn ISK at a much slower rate. Have no fear though, people could still fly a large ship that could withstand a beating till help came. That is until the cyno changes make it so that only another ship is able to light that cyno for help, and that ship is much easier to destroy, delaying the arrival of reinforcements. The solution to that is flying a rorqual with a PANIC module that provides plenty of time to be saved, really only risking the pricey excavators. But there’s only so many high end moons and good ore to mine before the belt flips, and what does all of this have to do with lowsec?

Synthesizing a Solution

The answer is simple, it provides the ability to have a greater amount of time to respond to threats. Lowsec doesn’t have the same problem of being surprised since it still has local chat that lists every pilot in the system. With a few alts in surrounding systems, it becomes easy to know if an enemy is close before they ever jump in. Moons in lowsec are quite valuable and with the warning provided by local it becomes quite easy to save the drones as well as the ship. Sure there isn’t an unlimited number of combat anomalies, but with a proper umbrella in place to save those Rorquals, it becomes much safer to run those lucrative level 5 missions. All of this doesn’t mean it will be entirely safe though, with new targets will come new hunters providing the ever sought after content people crave. Suddenly this whole lowsec revival doesn’t sound quite so crazy. No, people won’t flock to lowsec in droves, but it just might be enough to breathe life back into this almost forgotten section of space.

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Comments

  • Ichinumi Tsukaya

    never fear, as long as nullbears exist who moan about how they are ‘unsubbing’ (not buying plex) on 40 accounts because local is gone and that there is no reason to play eve anymore as a result, and yet, still largely play anyway, nullsec will always get better kills more often than low could (:

    btw lmao @ the prospect of nullbears being able to make money in low.

    August 20, 2019 at 9:43 am
    • Guilford Australis Ichinumi Tsukaya

      Nullsec krabs aren’t moving to lowsec, nor are they continuing their profligate ratting/mining as usual in nullsec. (CCP Falcon already admitted the latest MERs are going to be flaming garbage – and tried to pass that off as a good thing). I have no doubt the krabs really will quit EVE. That’s neither a defense of them nor a value judgment – it’s simply an observation about the nature of krabs. The folks who play the game primarily to stockpile ISK and buy big toys that they rarely or never undock will not be pressured under any changes CCP might roll out to alter their play-style.

      I think every MMO has a sizable population of players like that. Most developers are happy to rake in the subscription dollars and leave it alone. CCP has decided to go all-in on ideological purity, and we’ll see whether that turns out well for them in the long run.

      August 20, 2019 at 6:40 pm
      • Romulus Loches Guilford Australis

        That is part of what I mean by ‘The fall of null’. Those players will simply quit unless they figure out a workaround.

        August 20, 2019 at 8:57 pm
        • Guilford Australis Romulus Loches

          I think Erick does have a point that the nullsec PVE types might not be the only ones quitting EVE. If CCP’s dogpile of changes significantly reduce the number of ratters and miners undocking the big toys, it won’t take long for the hunters – many of whom are lowsec or WH guys – to get tired of competing over a shrinking population of T1-fit noob Myrmidons in nullsec. The era of cheap and easy supercarrier / Rorqual kills seems to be ending rapidly, judging by Falcon’s comments about what to expect in the upcoming MERs – and that has been the bread and butter of many of these hunter types for as long as I can remember.

          August 20, 2019 at 9:20 pm
          • i actually quit. i was a renter in imperium space, and we had constant traffic despite being off the beaten path. it got bad enough to make it completely unsustainable financially (tbh, we already paid more than we earned, but we did it for the fun mostly – which went out the window when the lights went out and all control went down the drain).

            i’m also not the only one, i know some of my corp mates either quit or went back to hisec.. and we all know how that will end: boredom within the month and cancelled subs.

            we’re not all in eve for all-pvp-all-the-time.

            August 24, 2019 at 8:38 am
          • Guilford Australis debu

            I joined EVE in 2016, shortly after the introduction of Aegis (Fozziesov), which was supposed to make it easier for small alliances to take territory in nullsec. My first highsec Corp was pretty large, about 2200 members, and it was full of former nullsec guys who were pushed out by CCP’s ill-conceived changes. As you say, highsec was death to these guys, and most quit within a couple months. Out of all the former nullsec guys I knew from that Corp, only two are still playing EVE – one is in GSF now and one is in TEST.

            The notion that smaller alliances will just move back to highsec (or settle for the many drawbacks of lowsec) in the face of CCP’s ‘chaos’ fetish is ridiculous. I think your story will become a common one.

            August 24, 2019 at 10:00 am
          • i had been playing eve on and off since 2008. started with a group of friends from the game jumpgate, none of them is still active to my knowledge, but during that time, we did out first steps in providence, then the north (at the ass end of cloud ring).
            i took a lot of breaks, but whenever i returned, i either went to null within a short amount of time, or cancelled my sub again. played solo in stain for a year or so.

            i think people make too drastic distinctions between “pvpers” and “krabs”. those of us who are not being cared for and pampered with ship replacement programs by their big alliances, and who don’t want to pump huge amounts of real life money into the game (and the greedy hands of CCP) just have to do some carebearing to keep afloat. i don’t know when this classifying trend started, but in the olden days, we all hung out in the belts, camping at gates and around stations/POSs. we didn’t fit into just one category. you did it all if you wanted to live in null.

            the current eve feels less and less like the big sector of freedom it used to be back when i started. CCP pressed people into forming big blocs, which made moving around a lot more difficult. with everything available everywhere in nullsec, there’s also no incentive anymore to wage big wars.. which is the thing that got eve in the news, not “news at 8, five interceptors and a cruiser downed a legion in fountain”.

            August 24, 2019 at 10:13 am
      • Ichinumi Tsukaya Guilford Australis

        its not at all ideological purity – does anyone really genuinely believe high plex prices are good for CCP?

        August 20, 2019 at 9:46 pm
        • Guilford Australis Ichinumi Tsukaya

          Does anyone genuinely believe 2006-level logins are good for EVE? Because that’s the most visible consequence of CCP’s ‘Age of Chaos.’ CCP Rise admitted on Talking in Stations that the developers are now forced to offer free rewards to try to get players to do stuff in EVE because the game’s economy is operating in a deficit following the recent changes.

          Hilmar and Falcon said in a previous TiS interview that this is all purely ideological, stemming from their sense that EVE should be “an absolute hellscape of terror and horribleness” (Falcon), which changes that are “wildly unpopular” with players but “wildly popular” with the developers will bring about. You disagree that their stated motives are actually what’s behind all this?

          August 20, 2019 at 10:02 pm
          • Ichinumi Tsukaya Guilford Australis

            honestly its probably fine because if you are leaving because somethings ‘too hard’, thats not a bad thing – those dudes are very likely to be back when things are perceived to be settled, losing bots/extra logins does not necessarily mean losing people, and when they return into a changed meta and are willing to participate they’ll be in an environment engaging milder-resourced players and being fairer on newer groups starting out of their bases in low and slipping into null undetected thanks to new changes to drifter holes and null local. sure imperium can adapt better than the others but there’s going to be a lot of pressure on dead co and legacy/panfam pets who insist on having their own special space.

            August 20, 2019 at 10:10 pm
          • That’s pure bullshit because the elite pvp brigade cheering on Hilmar will still keep crying about too safe null no matter what. Their idea of risk is kills served on a silver plate preferably unable too shoot back.
            Notice how CCP doesn’t touch WHs and their ultra safe NPC guaranteed income nor stealth bombers or other cloaky/slippery as fuck doctrines. They even got triglavian ships that CCP has already admitted at OP as fuck but they will not change it because big groups are not using them so the risk averse WH brigade on reddit is not crying about it.

            Problem that Hilmar and his risk averse cheering squad have is that null blocks are far better organised and are working together which means they will always adapt a lot better and defend each other against the common enemy. This makes risk free kills harder and thus we have the crying on reddit.

            Of course the day CCP gets rid of null is the day EVE dies. Small gang PvP is available in any number of FPS games for a far lower amount of € and with far less grind involved. Eve is all about empire building and large scale cooperation. Remove that and there is just a shitty boring as fuck game left.

            August 21, 2019 at 12:21 am
          • Ichinumi Tsukaya Axhind

            yo funny you mention trig ships and wormhole ratting, can you guess what is going to be in the near future of an evolving meta is going to be the best way to kill ratter supers/caps in wormholes and for wormhole divers?
            only catch is the truth being noone who lives in a wormhole is actually important/interesting enough to harass often, but when the cost of trigs come down it’ll happen.

            but i’ll just point out, your comment contains a bit of irony with the whole complaining about ‘hilmar and his risk adverse cheering squad’ while complaining about changes to nullsec. there’s lobbyists on both sides and you are clearly a lobbyist in favor of keeping nullsec safe. and guess what? you can do that: join theta. honestly i domi rat in delve and have been saved like 4 times, one loss, to small gangs of 3-5 players. cyno changes? ok just go on theta and check if the system you want to rat in has a cyno ship rdy waiting in it/nearby. and then your lobby group complains ‘oh, its unfair, we have theta but smaller groups need help too!’ well guess what; other groups can think and adapt an appropriate solution for themselves. they don’t need us to save them.

            btw implying ccp wants to get rid of null is quite fanciful.

            August 21, 2019 at 12:33 am
          • I know how to stay safe in Imperium. It’s the rest that can’t do it and honestly as some point it all becomes so tedious that people start thinking “why bother with this shit?”.

            It’s obvious that Hilmar thinks that duty of null players is to provide free and most of all safe targets for WH elite pvp crowd so that they can circle jerk on reddit. In reality people, given a choice and since eve is a game you have the choice, will not do an activity that is actively detrimental to them. Even the stupid ones will run out of isk if risk far outweighs the reward, or even perception of risk. Gaming is supposed to be relaxing if I have to mash directional scanner every second and can’t look away for a few seconds then I’ll find another game to play. There is enough stress in RL for majority of us.

            August 21, 2019 at 9:36 am
          • Ichinumi Tsukaya Axhind

            “I know how to stay safe in Imperium.”

            ” if I have to mash directional scanner

            every second and can’t look away for a few seconds then I’ll find

            another game to play.”

            sounds like you don’t know how to stay safe in Imperium. sounds like you don’t want to use T2 mining drones on ur rorq, or proper fit your super/tit, or properfit your carrier, or use domis instead of ishtars, or fit cynos/organise to have a cyno dudes nearby when ur ratting, or sit on theta comms in theta fleet.

            sounds like all that would be not relaxing enough for your standards.

            August 23, 2019 at 6:27 am
        • Garreth Vlox Ichinumi Tsukaya

          Money in the bank is money int the bank. PERIOD, it doesn’t matter how the player who put it there is playing as long as they are not botting. CCP is going to learn the hard way and if their profits fall far enough you can count on big daddy PA reminding the people who think they are calling the shots in Iceland that they are now in fact another companies asset and tanking yearly revenue is not usually considered a winning corporate strategy.

          August 22, 2019 at 6:59 am
          • Ichinumi Tsukaya Garreth Vlox

            cool comment but guess what?

            plex prices being high hurts CCP’s bottom line.

            August 23, 2019 at 6:29 am
          • Garreth Vlox Ichinumi Tsukaya

            “plex prices in game being high hurts CCP’s bottom line.”

            Wow, I’ve seen come completely off base comments before but that one completely takes the cake.

            Higher PLEX prices do exactly one thing, they make people think buying a plex and flipping it is more worth it which leads to HIGHER, not lower PLEX sales, because they are going to get more isk for their money.

            August 23, 2019 at 12:06 pm
          • Ichinumi Tsukaya Garreth Vlox

            yeh your argument works when there’s competition in the market but remember plex is supplied by an in game monopoly, the game developers CCP.
            they have levers to influence the price, if you want to buy it you will pay the price, if you don’t tough luck pal. (or in this case you will receive what you are given?)
            you are buying 6b isk with plex how much do you need to buy in current prices?
            1.6b per 500 plex current
            2.2b per 500 plex at last peak iirc

            currently you need 1875 plex
            last peak you needed 1364 plex

            thats a month subscription difference mate and i randomly picked that 6b figure

            ok so you wanna credit card a hel you need a little more than 6b but 6b can do a good fit rorq right? catching my drift now? or you want to buy that asklep set for 4b and a vni for memes? or —

            everyone pays more, ccp wins, and isk is harder to make to boot, makes sense now? and in the era of injectors this is especially important and should’ve been addressed a while ago.

            August 23, 2019 at 1:24 pm
          • Garreth Vlox Ichinumi Tsukaya

            “everyone pays more”
            You are assuming a purchase is going to happen regardless of price and that is not the case. Someone who wants to buy isk may not feel its worth the extra 20$ to get that same 6 bill after the price drop.

            August 24, 2019 at 8:45 pm
          • Garreth Vlox Ichinumi Tsukaya

            “everyone pays more”
            You are assuming a purchase is going to happen
            regardless of price and that is not the case. Someone who wants to buy
            isk may not feel its worth the extra 20$ to get that same 6 bill after
            the price drop. And thanks to those same changes there are a lot less people looking to buy injectors and shiny toys to inject into.

            August 24, 2019 at 8:46 pm
        • Why would high plex prices be bad? Too high isnt good, but neither is too low.

          High PLEX prices means the whales are more likely to buy some extra, as they get “more bang for their buck” so to speak.
          If prices get too high for the majority, orders stay up longer, and people who need their PLEX sold fast (impatient lads) drop their price, creating a downward trend.

          If PLEX prices are too low, whales will hold on to their PLEX or wait with buying more, given that their “exchange rate” is now worse.
          Supply decreases and the price rises. Simple as that.

          But what you say there:

          does anyone really genuinely believe high plex prices are good for CCP?

          Is overly simplistic and suggests that you have no idea how a market works.

          August 24, 2019 at 10:22 am
          • Ichinumi Tsukaya flaksim

            yeah i already explained above at least my theory why 2.2b was too high for CCP and the core reason has nothing to do with the in game market.

            August 24, 2019 at 10:59 am
    • Romulus Loches Ichinumi Tsukaya

      For all of the nullbears who are outraged by the blackout and don’t want to undock, lowsec still has local as well as some very good moons as an alternative.

      August 20, 2019 at 9:00 pm
      • Ichinumi Tsukaya Romulus Loches

        i upvoted this comment just so it stays on top lmao…

        look i don’t mean to be really negative tbh but lowsec is much more dangerous than i think you realise, and impossible to preventively protect regions from outsiders. NPC stations are abundant. its also more dense, with people moving in and out of systems all the time – even a ‘random traveller’ can be dscanning on the way through.

        definately urge you to hang out in lowsec for a while to see for yourself.

        August 20, 2019 at 9:37 pm
        • The incursions there seem safe enough though

          August 20, 2019 at 10:48 pm
          • Ichinumi Tsukaya Rhivre

            just be sure to post me your losses when you try running incursions in low

            August 20, 2019 at 11:02 pm
          • Guilford Australis Ichinumi Tsukaya

            I’ve done dozens of lowsec incursions with Goonswarm’s incursion squad – in a Nidhoggur and occasionally a Hel – with no losses in the two years I’ve done this. Lowsec incursions will arguably get even safer now that the traditional agitators of the regions surrounding Delve will be even less likely (with the cyno changes) to drop/escalate.

            August 21, 2019 at 12:12 am
          • Ichinumi Tsukaya Guilford Australis

            yeh that channel’s been quiet lately, when a super grants 50m ticks whenever you want to play are incursions actually relevant?

            August 21, 2019 at 12:18 am
          • Guilford Australis Ichinumi Tsukaya

            Eh, I don’t know. Never ratted in my supercarriers, so I don’t really have a frame of reference. Incursions are the only form of PVE I’ve done for a long time – and that’s mainly because they are a social experience and I like the group I fly with. On balance terms, I generally think they are way too profitable in any region of EVE including nullsec.

            August 21, 2019 at 12:28 am
          • Ichinumi Tsukaya Guilford Australis

            give it a try sometime you’ll likely forget incursions are a thing when you find out you can make better cash than incursions at any moment you choose.

            August 21, 2019 at 12:36 am
        • Romulus Loches Ichinumi Tsukaya

          I do fly in lowsec fairly often, it’s why I had this idea in the first place. Your comment about density is a joke, that is exactly the issue and the reason it is dead right now. NPC stations aren’t important either, with the way you can drop citadels these days it makes little difference. And there are plenty of dead end systems or one not on a highway that see very few travelers, many seeing fewer than 100 jumps a day.

          The biggest question is how people are willing to adapt; coming up with workarounds to local and cynos, moving to a quiet pocket in lowsec, or something no one has even though of yet.

          August 21, 2019 at 7:10 pm
          • Ichinumi Tsukaya Romulus Loches

            did you know zkillboard.com? its an amazing website that allows people to see stuff like how you’ve only ever gotten roughly 220 kills in lowsec. tell me again about how you fly in lowsec fairly often? tell me again how lowsec is not dense when snuffed does stage in low right now and can cover most of two regions under one cap umbrella, and probably more because they’d have set up mids ready to go on their boundaries?

            did you know that there’s an in game feature to show how many players are undocked in a system in the past 30 minutes? reckon anyone uses that while hunting? good luck at ‘dead’ end systems (: ah right let me guess ‘oh no bubbles + gate guns means i’m safe’ yes good luck again with that lmao

            without being sarcastic, you would literally have a better chance in a c1-c3 wormhole or daytripping, and you’d be still without local.

            August 23, 2019 at 6:43 am
          • While you may be familiar with Zkill, I would like to introduce you to the concept of alts in Eve.

            I would also like to point you to the section of dotlan that indicates that whether lowsec incursions are farmed or not.

            August 23, 2019 at 8:56 am
          • Ichinumi Tsukaya Rhivre

            alts have less kills generally for comparable periods of time and often are seen flying ships that are stereotypically alt ships (bombers, ceptors, links, dictors, caps). also alts tend to have kills with the same people extremely regularly. not that i checked but just saying. tickle me suprised if rom’s an alt but i really arn’t going to check, article speaks volumes about how wrong he is anyway.

            btw that one lowsec incursion right now is sorta getting farmed doesn’t mean a great deal, it will end in ~3 days from here and incursion runners will be looking for something else to do again. https://eve-incursions.de/

            August 23, 2019 at 11:16 am
          • Romulus Loches Ichinumi Tsukaya

            Romulus is my public face, I enjoy my privacy to play and not be judged by people who obsess over zkill. When I fly in lowsec, it’s not to farm incursions, it’s to have fun, get fights, and in general enjoy the game. Have I been in lowsec for years, no, but that’s because I left lowsec a quite a while ago because it was truly dead. There were no pockets of action beyond a handful like OMS and gatecamps along trade routes.

            There already is a lowsec moon empire developing. I started flying in lowsec again because there already is more content and other people flying there.

            Maybe I’m a bit too optimistic in this article, but I did achieve one thing. People read it and thought about lowsec long enough to form an opinion and disagree. So I say thank you, because even with all of your doubt and criticism, you are contributing to my cause.

            August 27, 2019 at 2:30 am
          • Ichinumi Tsukaya Romulus Loches

            yes, snuffed is a lowsec moon mining empire has been for some time, wouldn’t even call them fledging at this point

            no, they don’t recruit krabs last i checked
            yes, if you want to go moon mine with your friends they’ll destroy you if shoot first don’t.

            you’re welcome happy to help you soundboard, lived in lowsec 3 years full time can safely say you can’t truly secure lowsec its about the same as what nullsec is like now from that perspective, only yep, denser regions and more roamers.

            August 27, 2019 at 7:41 am
  • Erick Asmock

    Neither the loss of local nor the cyno changes substantially affect organized NS. It does make Low Sec substantially safer from capital drops.

    CCP is trying to make EVE interesting by making it easier to kill ratters and miners. Problem is they just turtle up and the hunters get bored with a lack of targets.

    August 20, 2019 at 12:15 pm
    • Romulus Loches Erick Asmock

      Organized NS is a special kind of breed where you need to have a critical mass to maintain both PvP and PvE. The biggest groups will be able to adapt in large part by shear numbers. It is a question of the smaller groups.

      August 20, 2019 at 8:44 pm
      • Garreth Vlox Romulus Loches

        “It is a question of the smaller groups.” Its really not, they will join the large groups and the idiot hunters cheering on these changes will have even more reasons to cry about nullsec blobs and super coalitions even as the changes they champion cause those blobs and blocs to grow every day.

        August 22, 2019 at 6:56 am
  • Nobody relevant is going to go to lowsec: it’s shit for PvE (no good ratting) and shit for ganking (no bubbles). You might pick up the former nullsec “little guys” as they’re forced out of null by their space becoming completely indefensible. The relevant nullsec players possess the organization to survive CCP’s horrific game design decisions.

    August 20, 2019 at 4:45 pm
    • Guilford Australis Ganthrithor

      I don’t even think the former nullsec ‘little guys’ will retreat to nullsec. I think they will simply stop logging in and eventually cancel their credit card auto-payments. Just my theory – but I see little evidence to suggest any other outcome, particularly given the direction of login metrics over the past two months.

      August 20, 2019 at 6:46 pm
      • Romulus Loches Guilford Australis

        Numbers will drop, but they will primarily be from nullsec. The marginal safety that lowsec provides by its additional intel can help small groups. Many of these groups are close knit and have their own culture that will keep them in the game.

        I’m not saying there will be a flood to lowsec, but it does provide an opportunity for groups not able to just camp multiple titans on key gates to boson the hell out of anyone jumping in. Or use immense wallets to just SRP strategic recon losses when dropping 100 titans in a counter drop. It will simply provide a small stream that has the potential for some groups to flourish.

        August 20, 2019 at 8:52 pm
        • Garreth Vlox Romulus Loches

          “Numbers will drop, but they will primarily be from nullsec.” The part of the game that continually gets CCP put into the news and is their biggest tool in media pushes to draw new players. What a genius move on their part.

          August 22, 2019 at 6:55 am
  • Merry Christmas Mr Cricket

    NullSec is static and boring. It’s safer than HiSec. If the Krabs wanted to live in HiSec they should have just lived in HiSec. vOv

    August 23, 2019 at 5:02 am