Upon browsing DOTLAN this morning (typical morning at work), I found an interesting update under the live ticker: “Alliance RvB – RED Federation has been disbanded”.
I was quite interested in why or how this happened. Was there a sleeper? Did someone simply pull the plug for the lulz? After a bit of digging, I found this post on the RvB forums:
As some of you no doubt noticed upon logging in this morning, Red’s alliance no longer exists. The reason for that is not entirely clear. Current working theory is that due to the thousands of buggy wars we switched some isk out of the alliance account to avoid massive wardec fees. This may have led to the alliance not paying its maintenance bill.
We will not know for sure what happened unltil Del wakes up and can check the alliance account. Rest assured that we will then petition the matter with CCP.
What does this mean for you, the members? Absolutely nothing. Thanks to the same wardec bug Red and Blue are still locked in a mutual war and can keep on shooting each other as normal.
More info to come whenever we have it.
RvB unable to pay the bills due to the current wardec system? Interesting…
RvB is one of the most well known groups in EVE as they allow new pilots to join their ranks and pew pew their sister alliance in a constant war. To have a sibling go missing, I can only imagine how hurt the Blue’s feel about this.
It appears they will be getting the Red Federation back up and running soon enough tho. New players can still join the corporation “Red Federation” which is still at war with the Blue’s.
In my opinion, this is a very good example of a broken wardec system. The idea of Red vs Blue and the way they have implemented it is a very solid idea. It’s fun and it allows new pilots a way to jump into PvP with no real dangers. Losing frigates here and there is fun. But, when an in-game system causes stress to this idea, there is something wrong. CCP needs to look into the wardec system sooner than later.