The patch notes for Inferno are out.
As I mentioned in my previous post, the overhaul to the War Mechanics systems addressed a number of issues, but not the issue of everyone dropping to alt-corps. Included in the patch notes is a small – but no where near complete – item to address the issue of dropping from corps at war:
If you leave a corporation while the war is on, you cannot re-join until the war is over or 7 days have passed. This does not apply to mutual wars.
This is… something? It still doesn’t prevent the corp members dropping en-mass to a second corp and forcing the aggressors to dec the new corp; repeat ad nauseam. The only real effect the change has is to have people drop from the corp to avoid getting shot at while they move their expensive stuff from place to place. That’s a good change, but still misses a huge problem.
As I suggested in my previous post, the changes I’d like to see are:
- Players can not leave a corporation that is at war
- War costs double each week the war is continued
I understand that not being able to leave a corporation at war bothers some people. From my point of view, if you joined a corporation, you agreed to be a war target. There are also some other approaches to preventing alt-corp hopping:
- Players can only join one player corporation per 7 days; you can drop to an NPC corp, but not join another player corp for 7 days
- Dropping from a corp does not ignore you as a war target; the war follows THE CHARACTER for 7 days or until the original war ends
Either of these would be a useful solution to prevent alt-corp hopping.