EVE Online moves ahead with second phase of its nullsec revamp

    
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EVE Online continues its concerted effort to improve nullsec space with the advent of phase two of the revamp. A pair of dev diaries today both looks back and looks ahead at the process.

In evaluating the first phase, the team reiterated its main goal: “Our hope is that by designing mechanics that allow a wider variety of organizations to claim their own space without requiring the support of massive powerblocks, more and more of our players will see opportunities to have fun in nullsec space.”

As CCP moves ahead with phase two, it will be introducing a key device called an Entosis Link to facilitate more interesting and dynamic battles. The Link is a module that can be used on stationary structures to activate, capture, reinforce, or disable them.

[Source: Dev diary 1, dev diary 2. Thanks to Manic for the tip!]
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vercinget0rix
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vercinget0rix

Necromonger I would assume CCP would be smart enough to plan accordingly so some scrub with an entosis link on an inty can’t just burn from system to system, reinforcing everything in their path.  But, we know what they say about assumptions.

vercinget0rix
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vercinget0rix

Necromonger I fear you severely underestimate “renters.”  It seems you think that all people who rent nullsec space are just carebear industry and ratting corporations who barely matter.  You fail to realize that even alliances who are part of coalitions are, more or less, renting space from a bigger entity.  CFC comes to mind.  Do you really think some of those smaller alliances in that coalition would be holding sov if the head alliances of said coalition didn’t say they could, and didn’t also receive some sort of compensation in return?  So, no, the whole point of renting isn’t so carebears can live in nullsec.  I agree with the rest of what you said though.

Necromonger
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vercinget0rix Carebears standing up to do pvp contend ?
No sir they dont care about pvp thats the whole point of renting.

With the new Entosis link to take sov renting empires will shrink or even disapear as 1 scrub with a entosis link will nibble down a system to its knees when renters dont stand up to revert it with their own entosis link.

Landlords will not be arsed to do it as they have their own space to defend, and looking at dotlan it will take on average 30 jumps to get there and with space aids you will not do a titan bridge or use jump bridges.

1 guy in one interceptor can wreck havoc…..
Eve Online will turn into a whack a mole playstyle for nullsec players and feeling the waters it will burn out even the most hardcore players with these current changes.

Renting empires will vanish as its to much work to even keep your own space occupied let alone space 30 or 50 jumps away, and even if you wanted to defend it by the time you get there half a region is in reinforcement mode lol.
So no point even defending it.

I expect alot of people leaving nullsec, renters and line members will not play Eve Online 12 hours a day 7 days a week and alarm clock to keep their space.
I already have a job i am not looking for another one o/

vercinget0rix
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vercinget0rix

I’m looking forward to the day where massive coalitions will fall to the wayside, and the smaller entities who are currently renting, suddenly rise up and claim the space for themselves.

Lateris
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Lateris

Denice J Cook I am sorta looking forward to Project Legion

Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

Hackholm After DUST 514, would you really want them in charge of that franchise anyway?

Necromonger
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Necromonger

Death to all supers !

I hope this is going to be as good as it sounds, but if its a system were you can constandly troll it needs a change.

No1 is waiting for 50 CTA’s a week with no fights.

But it looks like CCP might have found a way to make sov warfare a notch better then the horrible billions of HP we needed to grind trough.

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kgptzac

Looks like many people fear that the Entosis module is dangerous in a way that people can troll sov owners with it… but we won’t really know until the changes hit the live server…

But yeah. death to structure grind is always good

Red Eyed
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Red Eyed

the new changes to nullsec are going great, look forward to more

Zoel
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Zoel

Anything that makes eve online less like herbalife online is a good chance.