Thank god that's over with. I can't tell you how much I wanted to just cash out and stop caring about plexing. To be honest with you I never really cared about what level we were at or what percent of the war zone we controlled. What I did care about was getting my Corp mates and people who I fly with some isk in their bank accounts. In my humble opinion CCP really fucked up FW with Inferno. They tried to introduce some grand occupancy plans where system ownership mattered. What they got was a massive influx of LP farming alts and still the same two or three systems being fought over.
I fully expect the Minmatar to take back most of the systems and hit T5
very quickly. Not because the Amarr Militia can't stop them. We could put
up one hell of a fight. I expect this to happen because the Amarr
combat pilots have better things to do than defensively plex a system 15
jumps away in Metro. There is just no incentive to do it. The Minmatar
Militia have the easiest time getting to T5. They have an entire region
of space, something around 40ish systems that are almost inaccessible
or so inconvenient to get to its not worth the time or effort to go
plex, offensively or defensively(except for AFK plexers as no one goes to these systems and its safe).
So I have to ask, why the hell are there so many systems? Why, when the
two Militia's live mostly within four jumps of each other are we forced
to try and control 70 systems? If that number was brought down to 30
systems total and the map was made remotely fair I think we would see a
increase in fighting over systems and PVP in general. This would also
deter AFK frigate alt plexing. Concentrate the people you have in FW.
Make every system mean something. Honestly, when was the last time you
were in Eytjangard?
I fully expect the troll blogs to start up about how Amarr failed to get
T5 and fell from T4 so quickly. Things like "Even with a null sec blog
Amarr suck" will be tossed around I'm sure. That's ok. The Amarr Pilots
knew what they were up against. A astounding number of afk plexers, a
map that's so messed up Patton himself wouldn't try to invade, and a
hole so deep and dark light can't escape. Amarr created a strategy,
implemented it, and accomplished their goal of a lucrative cash out.
There was a lot of talk about waiting to hit T5 or just cash out at T4. I
was in favor of T4. A man can only bash his head against his computer
desk so many times while orbiting a button before brain damage becomes a
Once this is all over, and Amarr pilots take a much needed break from
plexing, we can get back to what FW is supposed to be about. Running
Missions on our Minmatar Alt's and getting space rich!