Spreading Out Missionrunners (CSM)

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All this data is potentially out of date, and should be taken with a truckload of salt

Stats[edit]

  • Raised by: Ankhesentapemkah
  • Submission Date: 12 June 2010
  • Meeting ID: 5.003
  • Issue ID: tbd

Summary[edit]

One of the frequently stated intentions is to spread out players in high security space, and prevent large clusters of mission-runners to occupy a system.

Unfortunately, CCP's approach has been to add more agents for overused corps/factions. This gives these corporations an advantage over others, causing more players to flock to systems with agents beloning to these factions.

Recently, CCP has changed the automated load-balancing system, but this only makes more agents useless as agents have a very strong preference to send players to low-sec systems now. This again has an opposite effect, it drives players back to existing mission hubs in deep high-sec.

In my opinion, the correct approach to this problem is to make other corporations more attractive for mission running and balancing the agent distribution between the factions.

Potential Solutions[edit]

  • Bringing agent quantity and type inline between the big four: Caldari currently has an absurd advantage over the other factions due to the overabundance of good combat agents.
  • Adding agents for factions which are not the big four: Sisters of Eve, Khanid Kingdom, Ammatar Mandate, Interbus.
  • Changing the standing matrix to make factions such as Thukker Tribe and Intaki Syndicate more attractive.
  • Adding more (LP shop) incentives to run missions for lowsec/0.0 factions such as ORE, Mordus Legion, Intaki Syndicate.
  • Rebalancing mission hubs, players should have to choose between either a single high-quality agent or multiple low-quality agents, not both.

Pros[edit]

  • Reduces server load (Hurray!)
  • Gives players more options
  • Most solutions are extremely easy to implement
  • Encourages players to move around more instead of staying in one place

Cons[edit]

  • Can't think of any

Relevant Forum Threads[edit]

  • [1] - Issue thread
  • [2] - Load Balancing Issue Thread


Votes[edit]

For/Against: 9/0