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CCP is finally fixing the most unbalanced space: WH. The rage is huge, which means CCP managed to hit the heart of the bad guys who made WH space practically deserted. The API no longer provides kill data for wormhole space, but we can look at the 2013 data: Nullsec seen 25x more NPC kills and 6x more ship kills than WH space. The problem alone isn’t the lower population, despite Null has equal amount of systems as WH, but the very skewed NPC:ship ratio. WH PvE is practically dead, which lead to low population, which lead to less PvP too.

Why? Because C4+ WH space is as far from the original design as it could be (C1-3 is OK). It was meant to be a great unknown, where unexpected things happen, due to the random connections. This randomness was destroyed by the “ragerolling” process. In this a ganker group repeatedly overloads their static wormhole with capital ships, creating a new one, until they got which they wanted. This turned “extreme randomness” into “certainty”. If you were ratting with capitals and there was a scout in local (that you couldn’t see), the gankers surely rolled your hole and ganked you. Currently ratting in C4-C6 is like ratting in nullsec, one jump away from the staging system of every serious Null group, with multiple neutrals on local. In capital ships.

To make it worse, while ganking is trivial, evicting a group is very hard. So there can’t even be one or two superpowers so you could rent from them. A somewhat competent group can gank everyone in all C4-C6 with no serious risk of revenge (they can be ganked while ratting too, but that’s not revenge, it would happen anyway).

With the planned changes WH players would have to accept what Bob deals, instead of just roll until they get what they want. This will make WH space livable again: you could still get unlucky with a ganker rolling into you, but you’ll have a nice chance that it won’t happen. This change will allow players to live in wormholes with the same risks as you can live in nullsec.

What will happen with the gankers who enjoyed killing everyone in sight while being safe in their fortresses from invasions and safe from small gangs who couldn’t roll holes? Who cares?! Their interest is to keep 30 regions of New Eden as their private playground. Listening to them would be just as madness as listening to The Mittani about “how to make nullsec accessible to the little guys” or James 315 about “how to make highsec mining more fun”.

– Gevlon Goblin

If you would like to read more Gevlon Goblin articles, we invite you to visits his Greedy Goblin blog.

PS: The implants in this pod match the role of the owner’s alliance within CFC. Also, the name would be much cooler with one “n” less.
What the hell is this? I mean no one can be this stupid.
This also needs serious amount of dumbness.
Why the smartbombs? And why officer? Why so dumb?
Just keep ratting, minions of evil!

  • Jason Ender

    so can any one explain how roiling of holes is changing?

    • awesrg

      I guess if you do it with caps its getting more dangerous

      • Kmelx

        Nah the major players in w-space would just form a fleet of PVP ships and a load of collapsing alts in battleships or Orca’s or whatever. It won’t change all that much would be my guess, it will just make life that much more dull and difficult.

        • Homophobic John

          Yup, just ping up and ping down. Wont change much. Just adds a few extra seconds.

          • HonaChaginai

            Just like the CPSA charge.

    • Homophobic John

      Now instead of your dreads going 2k off the hole and immediately jumping back, they go lol 19k.

  • Facedesk

    Bad article is bad

    • xxxxx

      Didn’t realize it was a Gevlon article until I clicked on it, now I feel terrible.

      • Facefloor

        Least it’s consistent.

  • Homophobic John

    Hey so… The rage is from idiots that dont understand why its being reworked. As it was stated in the dev blog. “We didnt intend on w-space being like this” so it was never balanced for this. For 6 fucking years it was never balanced for this. Now its getting its changes it needs.
    All the whiny bitches are the ones that think that it was designed and made for how it is now and it doesnt need to be changed.

    Thanks for another pointless article. And thanks for adding random pointless “grr goon’ shit at the bottom, that warms my heart.

  • Kmelx

    They are talking about making the range you spawn from the wormhole dependent on the mass of your ship. This means that caps like dreads would spawn up to 15k or more from the wormhole,

    That would mean whilst you could still chain collapse it would take longer with capitals and you’d be putting the caps in a risky position as they would either have to warp off the wormhole and warp back or slow boat back.

    • HonaChaginai

      Has anyone done the math to find out if slowboating is faster or is warping out the better option?

      • Homophobic John

        At the risk of having a serious discussion on this terrible article…
        A dread currently takes 80-ish seconds at base, with skills its goes to around 30 or so. With a web, it doesnt matter because its like 10 seconds. Same thing with a freighter.

        To slowboat fucking 19k (min distance according to the dev blog), you’re looking at around 4 minutes.

        So… given warp time you can take 45 seconds or 5 minutes. Take your pick.

        • Zazz Razzamatazz

          Yeah, using a webbing frigate was my first thought too.

        • Kmelx

          I wonder if it would be any quicker to try and bump the dread back to the WH with a Machariel?

  • haha

    Did I miss where it said that changes were happening?

  • yoyo

    No reference to that Blizzard game, Goblin?

    What happened?

  • Read the first sentence, c
    ame to the conclusion that something’s odd,
    read who wrote the article,
    stopped reading and moved on to comments…
    At least write in the headlines that it’s this WoW idiot and safe me the time of opening the “article”.

    • Ciaphas Cyne

      you are aware we all are playing wow with space ship skins and the ability to move up and down…. right?

  • Justin Thomas

    Gevlon you know nothing about wormholes. Let me correct some of your numerous mistakes:

    1 – NullSec actually has more systems than WH space. Null has 3500 systems, WHs have 2500 systems.
    2 – Nobody “rats” in a WH. People run sleeper sites. There are no bounties. The loot must be salvaged and shipped to k-space for sale.
    3 – There is no “power projection” in WH space unless you count “jumping through a WH”.
    4 – “Power projection” in WH space is already limited by the allowable mass of the WH connections.
    5. – Your interpretation is that this will make WH’s safer. How is that a good thing?

    TL;DR version: Gevlon is bad and doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

    • Fdg

      You seem to be confused about what power projection is. In short, it describes the amount of power you can project and the range it is limited by. Being able to repoint your wh to shortcut the path you’d otherwise need to traverse is the very definition of increasing your power projection.

      • Justin Thomas

        In EVE Online “force projection” involves jumping ships via cyno, which is not a mechanic that exists in WH space. By your logic, jumping 40 Rifters from Perimeter into Jita is an example of “force projection”. This may be a literal definition, but it is not what EVE players actually mean when they speak in terms of “force projection”.

        And even if WH’s were an example of “force projection”, they pale in comparison to Titan bridges and Jump Bridges to the point that they’re not even relevant. Being able to jump maybe 3 capital ships through WH’s from one area of NullSec to another area of NullSec is irrelevant and I doubt it’s done very often when you can just cyno.

        As far as “force projection” *within* WH’s… the range is always 1 jump, and the force is always a couple of caps and a tech3 fleet.

        In short there’s no issue with WH “force projection”.

        • dont really care

          Force projection is how far you can PROJECT your FORCE. Whether it be by gate or cyno is no matter. While u do think its the wrong term to use for whs, being able to roll a hole til to
          You get one u like is a bit fucked

          • Justin Thomas

            Again, literal definition vs what people in EVE actually mean when they talk about it.

            And guess what? You can still roll holes until you get the one you want, it’s just a little harder.

  • Alduin Shikkoken

    You make a (rather bad and misinformed) article about wormholes and still manage bash the CFC in a rather juvenile manor like usual in your post script. Sometimes I believe you’re beyond help.

  • TruthDealer

    Gevlon butthurt thread.
    You tried hiding in a WH with (of all dreads) a prebuff PHOENIX and got slamdunked by ……. well everybody even the mercs you hired would rather shoot you than defend you and for nothing more than the fact you post shit like this.
    Wormholes – the most unbalaced area of the game Yeah because null is sooooooo much more balanced.

  • Senex Legio 1

    Bad article, but the changes to WH’s are okay. They solve some problems, give everyone something and take away some things which honestly are stupid (or at least make them harder). Ragerolling is, from a conceptual point of view, really rather ludicrous. I get it sorta creates content, though really of a scrub variety. This game needs fleet actions, not more ganks.

  • Spurty

    We’ll apart from the bits you got wrong (WH space is quite well balanced), you sort of made one good point here.

    Rage rolling static connections is brokenness

    Sure let static connections exist, but remove the 100% chance of the current one closes and a fresh one opens. Just add (insert some time) some seeding time to the mix.

    • concerned whiteman

      I would say make it between 8-24 hours random before a fresh static spawns

  • wh dweller

    So no need to panick about mass jump distance. when you jumped through the wormhole bring to interceptors with 3 webs on each interceptor have one interceptor burn 175 km have the dreadjump in insta warp to the other interceptor then warp back. Webs are great duh. the process will take 30 seconds longer which means you can still rage roll there is no change good job CCP

    • WhoB

      Can you close a hole with two jumps?

      If not you might end up pointed by an Arazu the second time you land. Then local spikes.

  • nijam

    Am i dreaming? This seems to be a troll-free Goblin article making actual sense. Are you drunk?

  • Knork

    Have you ever played in wspace, Goblin? What you are writing there is absolute nonsense.

    1. Rage rolling is still possible with the changes, it will just be a little bit slower and more annoying
    2. Ratting is quitesafe if done right. Close your static and watch for spawning sigs.
    3. The changes make wh space LESS safe, not more. You will have connections that have small jump mass but high overall mass as well as regenerate mass, which mean they are impossible to close and will last long. Furthermore, MORE wanderings will spawn. This will lead to your statics being opened more often since people will warp your statics more often. This all makes living in a c3, *especially* for newer / fewer players much more difficult.

    Wspace currently is the only space were a couple of new, inexperienced low-sp players can have a “home” system. Plant a pos, put some defense up and control your statics and you have your own part of space. With these changes, the established groups get much more power to harass smaller groups, and this will effectively make it so that there is nothing left for new players then high sec or renting, which they likely can not afford anyways.

  • Billbo

    I firmly believe in a woman’s right to choose.

  • Loan Wolf

    only stupid people rat with a fresh hole in and even stupider people dont know the new sig is up so. nope i say to you ccp is just killing the pvp that is there now you cant put a dictor on the hole and catch invaders buble whats that good for nothing way to go ccp you fucked up another part of eve that wasent broke because some little bitch got touched by one of the bigger WH groups.if they want to fix WH space and make it random then they need to remove the code that puts them in regions make them truly random

    • WhoB

      Please use punctuation. It’s difficult to understand what your trying to say when you replace exclamation marks with period and ignore all other punctuation.

      I’m fine with spelling errors and grammatical creativity but punctuation is necessary.

  • rek

    omg why do they let this guy write?

    It’s obvious to anyone who has experience in wormhole, that Gelvon doesn’t know the first thing about wormholes. He comes across as someone that once tried his had at farming wormholes and got ganked and has being upset about it ever since.

    Seriously News24, this kind of one way biased trash hurts your website.

    • Billbo

      Two words “Content Creator”

  • Wesley

    I read the title and was like “WTF? You just enter through a womrhole….” And then I realized it was Golbin who wrote this shit.

  • GFY

    “Why the smartbombs? And why officer? Why so dumb?”

    This idiot actually asked why Santo Trafficante fits smartbombs. Its literally astounding, as to how far his stupidity extends. And thats not even counting the article.

    • santo is dead yay

      I was thinking the exact same thing. “Bwahahah so stupid omg why is he fitting that shit” on one of the most successful smartbombers lowsec has ever seen…

      If you want to keep on doing those retarded “people are stupid” lossmail thing, at least put some effort into research and don’t just pick the ones with big numbers and laugh at them. It makes you look even more narrow minded as you actually are.

      Oh… and props to CalMil, killing santo from time to time is always worth it.

  • wh guy

    You’re good at making money, but you’re retarded

  • Ccp lol

    After some serious thought I’ve come to the conclusion gelvon is the best troll ever or the dumbest fucking person alive

  • [RH-] BCPRO

    this post says absolutely nothing

    • Tiago D’Agostini

      On the opposite. I am starting to take his articles as a complement (on the mathemathical sense) of the truth. IF you take the whoel and subtracts gevlon mind.. you get the truth.

  • Delekon

    You have no idea of what you are talking about. You don’t know the mechanics and you cetainly don’t know the meta.

    That said, the changes are good and will probably make everything more fun.

  • Nobody

    The grammar in this post is terrible. Not heard of proof reading?

  • droljica

    Now u just made whtards even more pissed…

  • Gelvon Golbin

    This is either a bad attempt at trolling or the worst article in EVE history.

  • anon

    Oh, sorry I was wondering while reading this if the author had any notion about WH space. Then I saw Gelvon at the bottom and it all made sense.

  • WH PVP

    You gobltard have no idea what the fuck you’re talking about.
    You have never lived in wh space for anything else than PI (yes PI) and PVE.
    All the ‘PVP’ you’ve done was batphoning some retards to come save your C1.

    YOU are NOT entitled to an opinion on anything beyond your area of expertise: being a fat carebearing neckbeard IRL. Please simply shut the fuck up about “bob”, “risk”, “unknown” and “wormholes.

  • Zlorthishen

    omg, just stop writting. you’re worst than Poetic Stanziel

  • Babies

    Ahaha! I love the hate that EVE brings. Makes every person seem like a raging 7yr old. This never gets old. Refering to the general commenting :>

  • OrangeEagle

    Biggest crock of shite I have ever read…

  • your mum loves the d

    You’re retarded please biomass your shelf

    • niko

      Biomass your shelf .. this made my day. He might have more than one shelf though 🙂 You need to be more specific.

  • wtf

    L2grammar
    L2wh

    F U Glevon

  • Azzataky

    Yet another fan fiction from Gevlon.

  • Lol

    Goblin is still buttmad that he lost his Wh … still thinks that the super human effort those who attacked him undertook to repeatedly access his C1 was somehow cheating because he believed his own propaganda about how perfectly safe his C1 was. Still believes that somehow NoHo are Goons and Goons are ebil!… Therefore concludes WHs are somehow the most unfair/unbalanced space and thus need to be thrown under a bus in order to balance them out.

  • Kalel Nimrott

    You should stop breathing.

  • niko

    I’ve read the changes and they made good sense to me. But now that I see GG agrees with them I started to doubt it….

  • Silent Observer

    I’ve seen quite a few GG articles now. I understand that the man is not by any stretch a “genius”; nor is he mostly capable of “thinking”. I get the vitriol. But i always thought ‘maybe he could at least write news articles? How hard is it to report on something that happened?’.

    Apparently its really friggin hard for GG. He didn’t even explain what is planned to change! What mechanics are being changed to bring about the difference that is intended? If CCP didn’t make any specific statements, why does GG not include a quotation of the (i would assume since no details were given in this hypothetical) short press release that they made regarding the changes? How does this short (what equates to a youtube comment) blurb get passed by this site?

    TL;DR : always come for the “Grrrr GG” comments. Finally making one.

  • beehave

    So link the changes or something as I have no idea what you’re writing about.

  • wingzero

    This is crazy the proposed change for the mass throwing caps further from the hole is going to be damaging to Wormhole space there has been cases where people have rage rolled to a certain system, but do you even know how hard it is to roll to a select system you can keep rolling for days and now get to the system you want. The point of rolling a hole is to find content whether that be for farming or for PvP so rolling the hole is something important for both smaller corps and larger corps for 2 reasons 1 for isk making 2 for PvP both of which create content for players. This has to be the view of a null dweller that gets killed anytime he comes into a hole and that sees people that live in w-space as crazy shut ins that kill all we see. Please actually be informed on something before you spew crap like this out for everyone to see.

  • marcin_strus

    Lol, whoever wrote this have absolutly no idea about WH’s 😛

    “WH PvE is practically dead” omg where do you get such ideas.