I Really Have a Zero Asshole Tolerance (i.e. Player Factions are Coming to Elite)

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  1. Right there with ya bro. That IS why I left EvE.

  2. I hate griefers too and see the potential for some systems to become completely avoidable, but I don’t think it will be as bad as you fear. Right now, assholes already KOS for entering “their” system. Giving assholes the ability to influence territories might isolate them to specific areas of expansion that are more predictable. Or maybe not.

    But generally, I think this will enhance Open Play. I have a very limited and unpredictable schedule so I tend to solo, but I still like to feel like I’m a part of a greater cause. I also want to feel like I’m part of a living universe. Frontier has not been able to provide that. Conflict zones are meaningless spawn areas, Powerplay makes no political sense and is exploited for quick credits, and missions are nothing more than errands. With limited gaming time, the money grind does not appeal to me. I want to pop in for an hour or two when I can and contribute to something real. I want to feel like me and my Viper, however insignificant int he grand scheme of things, actually can affect something tangible.

    If player factions means some are evil assholes, I can deal with that as long as some are do-gooders who fight back. Player factions can provide goals that FDev hasn’t. Rather than “deliver x to system y” for a slight reputation boost and see zero affect for your efforts, you might log in to find that a faction ally needs an escort through hostile territory.

    I’m all for anything that may help breath some life into this game.

  3. zaphod6502 says:

    I used to be like this in EVE Online but then I decided to toughen up and embrace the gameplay. Ended up joining a pirate corp and had a lot more fun than in my old carebear days of boring mining and level 4 PvE missions. There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of blowing up a fellow player – nicely of course. ;)

  4. UUNN says:

    I just hope The Conflux don’t gain a foothold!

  5. Kelly says:

    The Wings update already led to roving bands of arseholes.

    This will just add Star Systems or Arseholes.

  6. I know this entry is a couple years old, but I personally don’t care. I like the challenge. The only thing better than player factions is trolling them and defeating the factions. Just to show them why player factions are stupid. I’m a a loan wolf all the way. If you bother me I will destroy you.

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