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Is what the new proposed changes are imo. Basically they want pvp instances where all nations are fighting each other in one gigantic free for all death match.
The problems with such a concept?
If you thought 9 on 6 was bad, just wait til you see 3 factions with 18 ships total gank the other faction with only 6 players. If the outnumbered mechanic stays on, it can become a 21 on 6.
Given such incentives, you really think heavy ships will come out? I've got a dauntless getting ready to be made. Bad as 9 on 6 is, I can probably survive that and get away. A potential 21 on 6 or 18 on 6? Yeah right. While there's not a huge chance such would happen, it's all about the appearance of such. And the simple fact if it does happen you are screwed. Expect PvP to once again be nothing but light ships. (Which being a freetrader would make me god, but still not a great idea lol.)
How about contention? With reinforcements, and this new mechanic, flipping ports will literally take forever with an immense risk, and not really much reward.
I see almost no incentives in the new system, and an incredible amount of drawbacks. If your a ganker of course, this is a wet dream. What about everybody else?