Your solution to the problems you see, which for the record not everyone else, not even most apparently, do, is to in essence pray for divine intervention. You are reduced to the level of of a fundamentalist religion, calling upon the gods to smite foes that you yourself can do no more than fulminate against in text and perhaps die horribly when fighting in person.
This makes slightly more sense than normal, considering that CCP does in fact have that degree of power in theory (in practice, as noted, that's not going to be effective), but on the other hand it ignores the fallout; if CCP decides to actually do what you suggest, then what do you think will happen? How many of the 40,000 will quit in disgust at this blatant abuse of power? How much bad press do you think it would garner? Not just because of the abuse of power, but because it would mean CCP would be forced to admit, once and for all, that they have completely lost control of their creation and don't understand how it works. They'd become more reviled than SOE is overnight.
In Chaos Theory, there’s a concept known as sensitive dependence on initial conditions. Most people call it the butterfly effect. In Eve, we call it the sandbox...
... UNLESS you choose to ally with too many people. In that case, we follow you home and kill your dog.
And this whole "protective statements" shit? What do you think NATO and the African Union, are? What do you think the Warsaw Pact was? They're alliances. They have treaty obligations that are considered legally binding and recognized by the courts.
Similarly, simple, functional non-aggression agreements based on not being able to kill the other side with reliability or because you'll both be gutted anyways have existed before. We had the Cold War. That has nothing to do with "protective statements" and everything to do with practicality. A war without a winner, a messy war, mass causalities on both sides, benefits no one.
If CCP were to literally attempt to force two factions to fight, they would be a laughingstock of the MMO community. It'd get coverage in the gaming press for sure, and that coverage would be very negative. People would quit in droves, because the sandbox is gone.
And worse, it wouldn't work. People would simply not log in. They'd show fight and pursue other objectives. They'd sham up renter alliances to contain their main power and use them for other purposes. They'd simply move into other corps, other alliances, and make those the grand powers of the game rather than fight a war mandated by the GMs.
This entire line of thought is hideously, intensely stupid, and a more sure way to kill the game than any other I've ever seen.
This like 2 years ago all over again. Which is just how the EVE null-sec cycle works.
3 Years ago it was all MAX damage and how Space Napoleon would rule us all under an iron grip.
2 years ago everyone talked about how NC, Goons PL and RA had 75% of EVE blue and certain PL members almost bit down on their own bullet in boredom.
Last year around this time everyone was saying that BoB&co (IT, -A-, Atlast etc.) had 75% of EVE blue as they tried their MAX 2 campain.
Now back to 2 years ago. Guess which way it will swing next :P
you must not like my opinion, its just how I think about the situation.
You realize you're getting mad at people for working together to achieve greater things in a category of games solely designed to allow for such things right? Simply because they apparently have met with much more success than you.
invincible masses of people are bad for the gameplay and should be stopped.. mmhhkay?
So this ripper van guy wants to take the eve sandbox and fill it with quickdry cement. Is that about the gist of it? I CBA to read his blither all the way through.
im not going to convince you about the reality, I dont care how you perceive yours
I've lived in the South for my entire Nullsec career, so I've never really come into contact with the Northern Coalition. I haven't joined them or fought them, so I have no real reason to like them or dislike them. The question I have is "Why all the hate towards them?" Why does everyone seem to care so much about what they do? Is it just rage that somewhere out there there are people playing the game that can't be ganked and griefed with minimal risk and effort?
It really is starting to sound like a group of people managed to get together enough manpower and guns to build a sandcastle and protect it from getting kicked over by the bullies on the beach, and now the bullies are gathering to howl "Why God? Why would you allow this to happen?"
List of historical invincible EVE entities:
Band of Brothers
Pandemic Legion (Fountain Edition)
Jesus Christ trying to keep the memory of PL's little foray into the North in my head at the same time as this announcement that the North is invincible makes my head hurt. The useless faggots flying shit fit ratting drakes who don't even primary properly because they care more about killmail whoring are the future leadership of the NC. They'll find some stupid drama to reset each other over.
ccp should work with incentives. Dynamic truesec for example. Make it possible to farm regions dry while other less used regions have growing resources
KKM - Kugutsumen Karma Mafia
no one will ever beat the roman empire....
KKM - Kugutsumen Karma Mafia
Ripper you are so far out of touch with reality that if I knew you in person. I would petition the court to have you committed. Just because the NC values their allies as friends and not as pets to shit on at the first chance. Does not mean that CCP should or even will implement your idea. It's stupid and reeks of pure jealousy. You are either crazy or a moron maybe just a little of both.
Friends? What the fuck is this? Friends are those, who are set blue by some few asshats. You cant decide who is your "friend" and who isnt lol... Yesterday he was a red, tomorrow its maybe your "BFF", what the fuck are you trying to tell me about friends in a MMO?
Throughout history every "invincible" entity has inevitably collapsed. The same will hold true for the NC. So just sit back, leave them alone, and the NC regional sub-groups (DC, MAGE, MM + pets, and Razor +pets) will turn on each other or lose their fighting ability.
If you kill enough of them they stop fighting - Gen. Curtis Lemay
Fear the KKM
The tl:dr is mutual respect gains friends who become allies.
Yes, let's assume. That'll go well.
Seriously, at this point, if I could negrep you so hard you stopped posting, I would.
People who think CCP wants to change the game because it's "become stagnant" need to take a look at sov maps for the past few months then compare them to a few months of sov maps from previous years. Regions have been changing hands at record pace with dominion. I guess "0.0 is stagnant" in the same way "Supercaps never die"
Some people like to build empires, some people prefer tearing them down. Looks like the former is winning Eve.
ichigo is like the NC now fucking amazeballs
I've loved this game ever since I started playing it, and it is my sincere opinion that even though things seem stagnant for some, I seriously doubt the waters will ever clear.
I am a member of the NC, but due to RL issues I can rarely log on. I only have time to skim some forums and set some skills running, try and catch up on anything from sites and friends. I can honestly tell you that for a simple carebear like me, what happened in the north was definetly not boring. I guess that people who live in that...em..."parasitic" way( it sounds real nasty when you say it, but baiting supercapitals, hunting for ratters seems rather exciting...for people who have the time ) not having wars is kind of a bummer.
Talking about facts, and especially power projection, could someone please offer an estimate regarding the number of supercarriers and titans that the North or the other remaining powers can quickly jump in field within their borders and reaches? I *missed* the big battles, the most i've seen in field were a dozen titans...
BoB was indestructible.
Where do I start negrepping ripper van's posts? So many to choose from, any suggestions?
BoB was around 3k people + GBC, maybe 6k-7k people in total or something. They occupied 2 regions, in comparison to BoB, the NC block consists from 40k-60k people, wtf are you comparing there?