I know, I’m a bit late to the topic, but I’ve had plenty of time to think, and I want to share my thoughts on the 0.0 political situation.
First, ever since it became clear that the IT bloc wouldn’t survive, there has been much speculation on what the 0.0 landscape will be like with half of the 0.0 map being blue. There are plenty of people claiming that it will ruin the game. To that, I can only ask, “Ruin it for who?” It’s always been the position of the “losers” to complain that they don’t like the way the game is being played. All you have to do is visit the forums and read the numerous threads from miners complaining about can-flipping or hulkageddon, or the highsec nooblet corporations complaining about constant griefer wardecs. The “winners” always respond, “stop complaining about people not playing the game the way you do.” That’s a fair response, but now the tables have turned… somewhat. The carebears have their 0.0 empire, and the small-gang – ‘leet – pvpers are severely outnumbered. Frankly, with the way sovereignty mechanics work, what did you expect to happen? In this context, complaining that the NC is going to ruin the game is a bit ridiculous. Get over it. Personally, I don’t really care. I live in Fountain. All I need to do is travel a few jumps into Delve or Querious to find all the targets I’ll ever want. I suppose I might feel a bit different if I lived in Tenal or Branch. And for all those complaining that the sov map isn’t going to change. So what? Other than the rare occasions when you actually get a fight out of your enemy, sov warfare is all about shooting at stations and ihubs for hours on end. I’d rather roam. Anyway, that’s really all I have to say about that.