Originally by: Damassys Kadesh
Interesting to see what the results were of the crowdsourcing. FW falls at least a 5th of the way down in the grand total and on all sub-groups except for players that do not belong to an alliance... it's much closer to the top with 10% vote... still disappointing though.
Loathe as I am to say it, it's pretty safe to say that Faction Warfare is still abandoned and will remain so. Winter expansion won't touch it except in the form of balancing ships maybe. The fact CCP didn't even attend their own FW session at Fanfest said as much - and when called out they promised a devblog - which by the way never came.
I personally don't give a rats ass about nullsec - I don't have anything against it, it IS a big deal in EVE and it's what sells EVE more than anything (Drama, Fleet Fights, Capitals, etc). I just hate it that a feature (FW) with so much potential is wasted - there are so many players out there that would join EVE if it had a simplistic and easy to jump in to PvP system (i.e. what FW was intended to be) that could also be a career - as in a noob player could afford losing a few frigates a day or week and feel like they were making an impact in the game.
Oh well...I'm probably dropping my last account until Winter to see how it goes. CCP hasn't even announced the next Incarna release (vacations be damned, you do that between expansions you numbskulls) and rumors are flying you won't even see Establishments or maybe even the racial CQ's until winter. This is quickly becoming the worst expansion ever - just based off of subscription loss and, more importantly, the fact subscription gain has substantially been curbed. EVE isn't dying...but it sure as hell isn't growing like it was pre-Incarna.