Industry and Investments
|Posted - 2011.08.04 12:25:00 -
Love the CCP feedback in the thread.
I've got my thread up over in F&I, and it basically goes over how to do exactly what CCP claims to want to do with nullsec. The summary for the latest version is below. I haven't posted a fully updated version, but most of the mechanisms are the same as the original...
Modular, destructible outposts roll together sovereignty, industry, and infrastructure. Multiple outposts can exist in a single system, increasing the total units of claimable space. Player groups are given substantial powers to improve the quality of their space based on a revised index system. At the same time, continually disrupting activity of space will both increase the costs of holding it and lower its value, boosting small gangs.
An overhauled sovereignty system is linked to the control of the outposts Ż each has a population that is śclaimed∆ by troops loyal to player groups. Troops have cyclical maintenance costs, introducing an efficient, flexible pricing mechanism for sovereignty claims Ż the cost of holding space will be set by the value it has to players. Troops also provide a difficult-to-game timing mechanism for conflicts.
A series of incentives encourage more local and small-scale warfare, without pre-empting fleet battles in any way. This system allows for player-created stargates, effectively making jump bridges obsolete by allowing route optimization. A vassalage treaty system allows for the subjugation of neighbors without removing them from the space.
The entire cyno-technology mechanism is given an overhaul. The ease of transit using cynos will now vary from system to system, creating a natural topography of śmountains∆ and śrivers∆ as far as non-gate travel is concerened. The revised cyno and outpost/infrastructure systems are combined to allow territory holders to interfere with their immediate neighbors∆ operations. POS are effectively rendered obsolete as game constructs.
Can I has CCP love now?
If someone addressed all the common complaints about nullsec in a single proposal, would CCP ever find it?