Edited by: Wraeththu on 03/12/2004 19:01:07
Originally by: Seleene
I put my .02 ISK in earlier...
What amazes me is that this thread has yet to earn a little yellow bar on the left of it. Seems like the Devs would at least tell us, "We're watching this one."
I've come to the conclusion it works like this:
CCP Forum Facists: Hey, I know you've been coding this for a while, but.. nobody's going to use the alliance system. They've figured out its a scam to try to bring down their rampant min-maxing and complete flipping of the "risk vs reward" flag we tried to set up but failed misserably at. There's honestly no bonus to it.
CPP Leaders: Hmm.. Shiva's going to be a bust if nobody uses the system, which means nobody fights over POS, which means everyone gets bored and leaves as they have been. Database dude, run me a report on alliance counts.
Database Dude: Hey, it turns out that about 18,000 of the 30,000 players are in alliances. As a side note, I ran another report too though, it turns out there's only about 1500 billing addresses to those 18,000 accounts.
CCP Leaders: Man, that's a lot of cash. Well, we're a company, and customer focus is our middle name! What do the alliances want? Recognition in 0.0, and a complete baby security blanket anywhere else. Change the war system so that it's basically impossible to wardec an alliance for a normal corp. Put it in so that it's possible, but so prohibitive that nobody will do it. Excellent..
Originally by: Arud
thats sums about half of the posts in this thread, thoughts which have no basis behind them
Actually, you're the one using illiterate and infantile language and trolls. Maybe you should reevaluate why you're spending so much money on a game.
Originally by: Arud
it also costs more for alliances to keep their alliances running per alt corp they have
people always forget that
Take the combined total wealth (both in liquid forms and in capitol) of all the characters in your alliance. Now divide it by the total # of characters in your alliance. Now do the same thing for any of the corps that would be declaring on you.
Who can afford another Mil a week?
In fact, if you put a .0001% tax on refining in your alliance, you could pay for an additional week of an alt corp.
Stop trying to hide your capacity from people. I know I don't believe you, and I'm pretty sure the rest of Eve knows you're lying too.