It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Ok so I went looking for the dirt on this last night after work. The starmap lets you toggle incursion status on the systems, so it was pretty easy to find where it was happening. I was in Hek and there was a system 3 jumps away with active incursion status. (I don't remember the name of the system, as I just set destination and headed there out of excitement.) -
When I arrived in the system, local was lit up with LFG/LFM chat, and this was very unusual, yet refreshing to say the least. So, I asked what ship would be best to bring, and everyone who responded basically told me to fit up a tanked BS or BC. So, I went back to Hek, dusted off my dominix with an 'ok' 80k hp buffer tank and went back to join the fun. Went I arrived in system, I immediately got fleet invited from someone at the arrival gate. When I joined the fleet and the fleet channel opened, I saw a bunch of angry capsuleers complaining about the ships they'd lost. I tried to sift through the frustrated chat log to find some actual facts to see what happened. It was hectic, in that chat window... so I asked someone to open a private convo w/ me to explain what happened.
Someone did, and explained that 10 of them lost their fully tanked battleships within 5-6 seconds of arriving the incursion battle. I didn't believe this, but then I was linked a screenshot.
There must have been over 50 Sansha battleships in the overview of this screenshot, and all of them were simultaniously firing at a single target. I can imagine it went *poof* after the screenshot was taken, and I can further imagine something similar happening to every ship that arrived.
Afterwards, I simply disbanded, as I wasn't feeling adventurous enough to lose my domi over pure curiousity. I then noticed an Incursion channel that was open since I was in an active system. I started to talk to the people in there to see if there were any better experiences. Sad to say, all were reporting similar cases. People losing 60k-120k hp battleships within seconds. Considering I haven't heard of any special rewards or comps, none of it seems hardly worth it.
So.... What's up with this? Are there different levels of difficulty of these incursions? What are people doing wrong? I thought there were going to be incursions easy enough for 1-4 man fleets? What are the rewards? I checked the incursion tab in my journal and it wasn't much help. Just seemed like a bunch of lore. Are there agents for it?
I'm very patient when it comes to EVE, so if I've missed something, please let me know or direct me to a good source of info on the sansha invasions, because as it stands now, I don't think I will be risking any ship that is required to run them.
This is not a troll, flame, or anything else worth banning me over. It is simply my pure opinion, and I have a right to share it.