Gottchar Posted February 24, 2022 Share Posted February 24, 2022 (edited) The idea isnt new, I just have not seen it in a while. Warp gates which are neutral premade structures located in pve space, somewhat close to planets, which can be used to get to other warp gates, but with a control station in pvp space, where the connection can be set, and a price for travel. Route shortening It creates a third way for long distance travel (the others being warp and slowboating). So even without adding and direct reward, controlling these is worth your while, as the group in control can travel cheap and quick, while being able to set up a cost for non-group players, in quanta/kilogram. Any non-group players planning to use the warp gate do not risk anything, worst case they arrive and see the price is higher than they expected, and don’t use it. Getting money for pvp No cargo that got deleted last minute, no elements with lost life or anything, just cold hard cash as income for controlling the station, and cheap travel for mission haulers. All this while even being willingly payed by the pve players. Some communication required, in a dynamic system. Any gate can only connect to one other gate, which often may not even lead back. The system map shows gates and their current destinations, rates and owners, plan your course and contact any pvp org controlling a gate you might want to have changed. Ask nicely or maybe pay a little. PvPers shooting each other Now the pvp players can shoot other pvp players, who like that sort of thing, and still get paid by the PvE players Think about it this way: Currently Mr Rabbit is sometimes shot by Mr Looter and sometimes by Mr Raider. Mr Rabbit is unhappy and the other two would rather have a proper fight. With this idea, Mr Looter and Mr Raider shoot each other, and whoever is better gets to control the gate the happy Mr Rabbit uses for his transports, and pays for. Fineprint: This requires, amongst other things, a new system map, which is long overdue anyway, and likely a rebalancing of the npc mission rewards. Edited February 24, 2022 by Gottchar Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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