It took some searching and going back to the past to see just how bad the resource increase has gotten and why in my opinion pvp involvement has gotten worse and why new players don’t want go to pvp as much anymore after the resource increase among other changes. I think these changes where placed to deal with the resource inflation in hws but i don’t this is the correct cure.
The cure is to incentivize more fun pvp with easier access to it “by not increasing resource cost” for getting a decent pvp ship, a better class structure and sub-class structure, a better optimization, a better logical progression through out the game, and the end game should not be pvp itself but territorial control.
Raising the price of everything makes it more time consuming to get to pvp, makes it more resource expensive especially for new players to get a decent ship to get to pvp. And so does not incentivize people going there.
These are the old screen i could find from my pc. The biggest increase in resource cost has been titanium, zascosium, erestrum and sathium. Titanium that replaced sathium has risen from an average of about 7-8 times. Zascosium has risen from about an average of 5-6 times. other resources have significantly increased as you can see from compering the old to new screens. you can also tell by the 2 sv screens that the construction time has been raised almost twice from before.
The first is from a destroyed scyth sv from alpha 7 that has been cored in hws.
Scyth sv our current alpha 12 in hws; the exact same ship from alpha 10 above.
The second is from my own pvp sv called Green Dragon, class 1.46 from alpha 10.5 in hws.
Green Dragon sv from our current alpha 12 in hws; the exact same ship from alpha 10 above.
This is my Green Dragon sv that is alpha 12 cpu complaint. As you can tell the high resource cost is about the same then the non complaint cpu ship accept the cpu complaint ship raised the construction time even more.
The third is from my own pvp carbon cv called The Crow, class 1 from alpha 10.5 in hws.
The Crow cv from our current alpha 12 in hws; the exact same ship from alpha 10 obove.
The fourth is from my own pvp cv called EL Cid, class 4 from alpha 10.5.
This version of the EL Cid cv is not exact same but the closest i could from from my old screens. The only main difference is that it has 2k extra armor blocks. But as you can see in alpha 12 in hws there is a huge resource increase of sathuim for almost an identical class 4 alpha 10 cv ship.