Originally by: Nephilius
The honest to god fact is that WarDecs are broken, plain and simple.
Care to qualify this statement with facts?
Originally by: Yolo
Empire wars should have some relation to Sov, if you have no Sov there is little reason to wardec you.
Empire wars is only a tool for pirates that do not dare go to low-sec or nul-sec (where people shoot back) to wardec carebears for free/easy kills, nothing else.
its got little or nothing to do with the 'grand scheme'.
Please clarify if you're serious or trolling. The grand scheme?
What grand scheme? EvE has a million little story's playing out and they're all brilliant and fun. It's not all about this 0.0 power bloc vs. that power bloc. It's not 'Horde' vs. 'Alliance.' The game is great because it's full of nuanced combat, the one 50m SP player vs. the 30 man noob corp in Tash-Murkon is in no way less important or enjoyable (and probably more enjoyable) than the 1500 v. 2000 man conflict in some nullsec system. War declarations (empire wars is a name given by the player community and is misleading if you take it literally as meaning "wars between empires") are a mechanic for corporations and alliances to settle disputes through CONCORD sanctioned combat. That's their function. How is it broken?
This isn't directed at the OP necessarily, but a lot of people in this thread (and in this forum in general) seem to have forgotten that when you propose or support a change in existing game mechanics, you need to have content. "/signed" or "this is v. gud idea imho" doesn't add to the discussion. Unqualified statements and generalizations will lead to flames. Bring arguments and supporting evidence of go back to General Discussion.