Wednesday 29 September 2010

Blog Banter 21: What's good for the goose...

Welcome to the twenty-first instalment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to Check for other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

This month topic comes to us from @ZoneGhost who a few month ago asked "Is Low Sec the forgotten part of EVE Online?" Is it? I'd like us to explore this even further. Is Low Sec being treated differently by CCP Games than Null Sec (Zero-Zero) or Empire space is? Can one successfully make a living in these unsecured systems where neither Alliance nor Concord roam to enforce their laws? What's needed? Or is everything fine as it is?

OK, Faction War probably wasn't what the questioner had in mind when he put this banter forward, but for me it is as much a part of low-sec as anything else could be. I've been flying around low-sec for the sole purpose of pvp for the past 2 years and my home base has been deep in low-sec for over a year now.

It has been confirmed that Faction War will not be receiving any love or attention from CCP for some time. However, what's good for the goose is good for the gander and any improvements to low-sec will by proxy improve and enhance the experience of Faction War pilots because in addition to the rules of Faction War we live and play by low-sec mechanics and have just as many run ins with pirates and "neutrals" as we do with our legitimate war targets.

Improvements to GCC mechanics, probing sites, enhancements to piracy as a profession and indeed anything that encourages more people into low-sec are all good things for Faction War pilots. More people = more traffic = more things to shoot at!

This is part of the reason why I voted for Mynxee in the CSM elections and why for this banter I am going to direct you >>here<<

The Making Low-Sec Matter project aims to bring forward the sensible arguments and ideas, from a variety of viewpoints, and put together a new vision for low-sec which can be presented to CCP. Reading through Mynxee's posts on how it will all come together makes it sound like a second job to me! But it is certainly going to be competent and well managed and if CCP are going to be encouraged into making changes to low-sec then personally I believe this is the best way forward.

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