Reading Between the Lines: High Sec Nerf.
Q: one of the reasons for low-security space being crap remains that high-security stations are too good in the first place, do you have plans to adjust this?
A: Indeed we do. This topic brought quite an internal discussion, and while this most likely won’t be part of a Factional Warfare iteration, we do want to have a look at reducing high-security stations effectiveness to make other areas of space more interesting. Some examples could be reducing refining rates, increasing ISK payment to install jobs. Nothing is set in stone as this is not planned for the immediate future however. Another good idea we noticed here was to tie high-security tax with the war performance of its related Factional Warfare Militia. So if, by example, the Caldari Militia are losing the war in Factional Warfare, all taxes in Caldari State high-security space could go up to support the war effort.
This is one provocative tease which – if implemented – would not only make Factional Warfare more relevant and rewarding for current participants, but also would become an integral part of high-sec life as the outcome of the FW campaigns would yield long lasting effects on the life of every high-sec dueller – and maybe – spark the interest of otherwise uninterested players.
Who knows, this could be the start of of something bigger and factional warfare leaders like BolsterBomb and co. could find themselves as the hailed heroes of hordes empire residents.
Anyhow, the ball is in CCP Ytterbium and he seems to be listening to advice on which side of the court should he serve to. (I think I been watching too much Tennis.)
Discussion: Why Stop There?
There are far many other “penalties” and “rewards” which could be implemented based on the aftermath of Factional Warfare; wavering of PVE rewards, the hosting of exclusive live event, LP store hikes/fire sales, office rental prices or sheer trade hub expenses.
Which reward / penalties system do you feel should be implemented to make Factional Warfare a “high sec” wide enterprise?