Do you remember when you first started playing Eve? You didn’t really quite grasp what the game was fully about and you felt like simply warping from station to a planet was a major endeavor. The sight of watching your ship enter the warp tunnel immersed you right into the feeling of childhood nostalgia coupled with the potential future that awaited you. Among some of those early feelings and ideas, those of the pirate inclination, I’m sure had a very fun but simple thought: the idea of catching a big fat hauler and blowing it up with your friends and enjoying the spoils. Perhaps you thought of the way you could set up such an ambush, and you may have researched potential trade routes to set up such an ambush. To your disappointment, nothing of the sort really exists in the game and at best you can do gimmicky suicide ganking in highsec. It just doesn’t quite capture that feeling or concept you were looking for. There are no real trade routes or even that many bottle necks on which to set up your pirate group in the hopes of “catching that big fish.” Instead, any real logistics are done with jump freighters, which are essentially immune to any danger. Light a cyno, jump to a citadel, dock. Rinse and repeat. The only way to really affect that is to hit structures and with the disgustingly easy proliferation of citadels, most can hardly stomach the idea. But what can be done? What’s the solution to make the above dream a reality without totally crippling the capabilities of the increasingly frustrated jump freighter pilots reading this?

The very basic formula is this: Get rid of the jump capabilities of jump freighters and provide them with the defensive capabilities required for gate transport. Similar mechanics that are used to make Rorquals “content generators” (although poorly designed, as I noted in a previous article) could be used for the jumpless JFs I’ll be dubbing “Force Freighters.”

What kind of capabilities and attributes would these new Force Freighters have that would make it possible for them to punch through several ambushes? High resists and natural buffers to shield or armor depending on the Force Freighter. Minmatar and Caldari will obviously be shield and Amarr and Gallente will be armor. They would all have high defensive stats but would gain no bonuses from extenders or plates. This is because the requirement to jump from gate to gate would favor the shield Force Freighters as the armor ones would require plates to compete with the tank of the shield FFs. This way both of them have buffer and resists and the slots can be used for other fun defensive measures. At the end of the day, the goal is to make this fun for both attacker and hauler.

All Force Freighters would have bonuses to local repair modules and warp strength bonuses similar to the Deep Space Transport Haulers, such as the Occator. This ensures that it would require more than just a single interceptor to catch these things and would require a medium to large sized fleet to actually kill a Force Freighter. Furthermore, depending on the race of the ship, they could have AoE EWAR effects against attacking ships similar to the AoE EWAR effects supers have. AoE ECM to break locks and provide a way to escape. AoE Damps to lower lock range and speed. AoE Targeting Disruptors to mitigate the range and damage application of attackers. AoE Webs to slow down the enemies pursuing the hauler as you burn toward the gate. There are numerous examples of how this could be combined with multiple Force Freighters and an escort fleet to ensure the defenders have a way to get their precious supplies back to their space.

Lastly, Force Freighters could fit weaponry in the highslots at the expense of cargo space, just like the old naval haulers of centuries ago. More cannons means more defense but less cargo room. You could customize your Force Freighter to do some damage on the way of escaping or focusing completely on being as efficient at hauling as possible.

One key thing I want to underline is that the Force Freighter’s EWAR, weaponry and whatever other capabilities would only work on enemies that have it locked and have aggressed. This way, Force Freighters do not become massive combat platforms in conventional fights. They can harm no one unless harmed first.

Other potential ideas are modules making the Force Freighters nullified with some penalty, some kind of local 100 KM AoE Cyno Jammer module, Doomsday immunity or even defensive fighters the Force Freighters could launch.

To be clear, this wouldn’t be the freighter escort fleets of long ago where you are protecting a more or less defenseless paper thin vessel. This would be a defensive behemoth rivaling the current FAXes with multiple methods to improve their survivability. They would require extensive strength of arms and planning to bring down. Would it be more “work?” Well no… because it would be a content creator. Work consists of things you don’t enjoy doing. If you enjoy doing it, it’s content. It would encourage teamplay from everyone. Actual trade lanes people would have to secure would develop rather than the current system where Jump Freighters essentially have zero risk jumping from citadel to citadel. There would actually be skill in hauling and getting your product to and from market. If we just want “easy and convenient,” why not just make what you order magically appear in your stations right now? There’s no content there just like there’s no content in the current JF mechanic. The Force Freighter mechanic, although requiring further tweaking, will make that initial dream many of us had when we first started playing a reality.


  1. Appreciating the hard work you put into your site and in depth information you provide. It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed information. Great read! I’ve saved your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.|

    January 12, 2019 at 03:23 Reply
  2. Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed! Extremely helpful information particularly the last part 🙂 I care for such information much. I was seeking this certain information for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.|

    January 12, 2019 at 04:30 Reply
  3. hello!,I love your writing so so much! proportion we keep up a correspondence more approximately your post on AOL? I require an expert on this house to unravel my problem. Maybe that’s you! Having a look ahead to peer you. |

    January 12, 2019 at 05:36 Reply
  4. It’s not my first time to go to see this site, i am browsing this web page dailly and obtain pleasant facts from here all the time.|

    January 12, 2019 at 06:41 Reply
  5. Hi! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the outstanding work!|

    January 12, 2019 at 07:51 Reply
  6. Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is wonderful, as well as the content!|

    January 12, 2019 at 08:59 Reply
  7. Your style is unique compared to other people I have read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this page.|

    January 12, 2019 at 10:07 Reply
  8. It’s going to be ending of mine day, but before finish I am reading this wonderful post to increase my experience.|

    January 12, 2019 at 11:13 Reply
  9. I was suggested this website by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem. You are amazing! Thanks!|

    January 12, 2019 at 12:20 Reply
  10. }

    January 12, 2019 at 13:26 Reply
  11. I don’t know whether it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else experiencing issues with your site. It appears as if some of the text within your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too? This could be a problem with my web browser because I’ve had this happen previously. Cheers|

    January 12, 2019 at 14:34 Reply
  12. I’m no longer certain where you are getting your info, however great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for wonderful info I used to be looking for this information for my mission.|

    January 12, 2019 at 16:12 Reply
  13. Hello there I am so glad I found your web site, I really found you by mistake, while I was researching on Askjeeve for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a marvelous post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the fantastic work.|

    January 12, 2019 at 17:20 Reply
  14. I think this is among the most important information for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But wanna remark on some general things, The website style is wonderful, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers|

    January 12, 2019 at 18:27 Reply
  15. Good day I am so glad I found your weblog, I really found you by mistake, while I was looking on Aol for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say kudos for a remarkable post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the fantastic work.|

    January 12, 2019 at 22:01 Reply
  16. It’s going to be finish of mine day, but before finish I am reading this wonderful piece of writing to improve my experience.|

    January 12, 2019 at 23:43 Reply
  17. This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am genuinely happy to read all at alone place.|

    January 13, 2019 at 01:29 Reply
  18. Do you have a spam problem on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; we have developed some nice practices and we are looking to swap techniques with others, why not shoot me an email if interested.|

    January 13, 2019 at 03:13 Reply
  19. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after browsing through a few of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m certainly happy I came across it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!|

    January 13, 2019 at 04:54 Reply
  20. My developer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on various websites for about a year and am nervous about switching to another platform. I have heard great things about Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress content into it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!|

    January 13, 2019 at 06:40 Reply
  21. Do you have a spam problem on this website; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting to know your situation; we have created some nice practices and we are looking to trade methods with other folks, why not shoot me an email if interested.|

    January 13, 2019 at 08:23 Reply
  22. Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your web site, how can i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept|

    January 13, 2019 at 10:08 Reply
  23. Hi every one, here every one is sharing these familiarity, therefore it’s good to read this weblog, and I used to pay a quick visit this website all the time.|

    January 13, 2019 at 11:53 Reply
  24. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.|

    January 13, 2019 at 13:44 Reply
  25. Hello colleagues, how is the whole thing, and what you want to say concerning this post, in my view its in fact remarkable for me.|

    January 13, 2019 at 15:33 Reply
  26. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog. An excellent read. I will definitely be back.|

    January 13, 2019 at 17:15 Reply
  27. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.|

    January 13, 2019 at 18:55 Reply
  28. Thanks for finally talking about > %blog_title% < Loved it!|

    January 13, 2019 at 20:37 Reply
  29. What’s up it’s me, I am also visiting this web page on a regular basis, this web page is really fastidious and the people are truly sharing fastidious thoughts.|

    January 14, 2019 at 04:29 Reply
  30. Now I am going away to do my breakfast, once having my breakfast coming over again to read further news.|

    January 14, 2019 at 06:27 Reply
  31. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say excellent blog!|

    January 14, 2019 at 08:29 Reply
  32. Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you’re a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will come back from now on. I want to encourage that you continue your great writing, have a nice morning!|

    January 14, 2019 at 10:36 Reply
  33. I need to to thank you for this very good read!! I absolutely loved every bit of it. I have got you bookmarked to look at new things you post…|

    January 14, 2019 at 12:46 Reply
  34. I just could not leave your website prior to suggesting that I really enjoyed the standard information a person provide in your visitors? Is gonna be again regularly to investigate cross-check new posts|

    January 14, 2019 at 14:47 Reply
  35. Enjoyed every bit of your article.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

    January 15, 2019 at 01:40 Reply
  36. If some one needs to be updated with most up-to-date
    technologies after that he must be pay a quick visit
    this web page and be up to date all the time.

    January 15, 2019 at 16:13 Reply
  37. It’s in fact very complicated in this active life to listen news
    on TV, therefore I just use internet for that reason,
    and obtain the most recent news.

    January 15, 2019 at 19:59 Reply
  38. This website was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something which helped me. Thanks a lot!|

    January 16, 2019 at 20:25 Reply
  39. Thank you ever so for you post. Cool.

    January 18, 2019 at 10:28 Reply
  40. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and
    I find It truly useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something
    back and aid others like you helped me.

    January 18, 2019 at 21:14 Reply
  41. Hey are using WordPress for your blog platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get
    started and create my own. Do you require any html coding knowledge
    to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!

    January 19, 2019 at 09:48 Reply
  42. It’s perfect time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy.
    I’ve read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you few interesting things
    or advice. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article.

    I want to read more things about it!

    January 19, 2019 at 23:03 Reply
  43. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your website provided us with valuable information to work on. You have done
    an impressive job and our whole community will
    be thankful to you.

    January 20, 2019 at 07:43 Reply
  44. A round of applause for your blog.Much thanks again. Great.

    January 20, 2019 at 12:02 Reply
  45. Appreciate you sharing, great blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Great.

    January 21, 2019 at 01:54 Reply

Leave a Reply