Edited by: David Lowell on 21/12/2010 02:36:07Edited by: David Lowell on 21/12/2010 02:12:43
Originally by: Vmir Gallahasen
So what happens when everybody's given in to the blob? Let's put this into real-life terms like you did: what if the US army all attacked berlin, but the bridges were too small to support all those troops at once so everybody had to go home instead?
I don't know about you, but getting blueballed out of a fight because the server couldn't handle it is a pretty good reason for CCP to start designing mechanics to reduce the blob. Stealth bombers were a good change. Let's see more stuff like that to prevent capital blobs
I was merely offering an idea what a blob was since earlier in the topic there was a rather long debate on the nature of what a blob was. I later explained (or tried to at least) that the reason a blob occurs is due to that's the best tactic at the moment given how EvE combat works at these large scales. Much like how the inaccuracy of muskets resulted the massed fire of lines, the need for DPS and other factors has lead to the 'blob'.
To change this you either need to alter the operational reality that corporation leaders face. Much like how rifles lead to the end of the lines of infantry you need to make having huge 1000+ pilot fleets pointless. I'm not an expert but off the top of my head but perhaps you could have an increase in how long it takes you to target an enemy based off every extra fleet due to the warp field that causes ships to fly through space like its WD-40. (seeing as a 1000 man group would have 4 fleets (at 256 people per fleet) at least, so this could work depending on the penalty) You could also make it so that ship mobility is less on the strategic level this would open up doing multiple attacks on several systems to spread out the defender and thus perhaps give you local numerical superiority in one area as they respond to one attack only for it to be a diversion and unable to respond in time.
I really don't know how to fix this I was merely pointing put my idea on why is is occurring and that is because it is the best tactic for the situation at hand. But that does not mean I don't think its an issue- tactics and strategy for the wars should be more then just about "how many pilots can we shove into this system?"