Originally by: Ghoest
Originally by: Lady Spank
A lot of renters think they are buying the right to PVE in peace with a personal army on hand to squish any threats and will become petulant when asked to do anything else because ~ WE HAVE PAID OUR MONEY NOW LEAVE US ALONE ~
Renters should think that. they are paying RENT.
No their not, lets be honest here - their paying protection.
Thats what renters are doing, they are paying someone else to avoid that someone else burning them out of the spot they want to claim. Then usually have the audacity to claim the the big guy they are paying off should also protect them against all the other big guys. Tough luck ladies, either pony up the cash to both sides if you want to keep your head down, or put some time into defending the space.
To be honest though, that isn't really the real problem with renters. The problem is that the proliferation of weak-willed individuals willing to rent facilitates the larger organisations to take space for renting. Its a vicious cycle; small alliances can't forge their own small hole for themselves in nullsec because the larger organisations know they can take the space and then rent it out to a lesser group who will pay.
If there was noone willing to pay, it would be foolish of the large organisations to grab more space than they can feasibily use themselves (before the costs of space outstrip the benefits of owning it), then pockets of space would open up for the smaller entities to fight each other over. So in essence, the weaker-willed 'renter' organisations are stifling and killing the more ambitious smaller alliances, who are forced to either go to NPC null or surrender to the inevitable and rent themselves, and degrading nullsec space by their existance.