I have spent the last three hours DMing every PVP faction and independent PVPer on NA and EU.
My goal was to seek information how these factions were handling the new demands for material costs and time for building. This is the data I collected-
Every PVP faction and every independent PVPer believes that a change in material price was needed to fight inflation. We do not argue this. We are going to argue that a 100% increase was FAR TOO MUCH.
Large factions such as DS3 & ABN do not have to worry about this new demand. We have rich OCDs and we can literally just sit on Golden Globe and mine millions in a few hours. Large factions have major control over major lucrative pvp locations - as they should. However, from the data I’ve collected, the vast majority of smaller factions and or solo independent PVPers find the new change to be unacceptable.
I want to shed light on one specific example of a faction which I have chosen to void their name to save them the embarrassment - they said they are UNABLE to compete with the new demand and now fight in TIER3 CPU HVS. Let me say that again. A smaller pvp faction… Is fighting large rich pvp factions… With tier 3 cpu hvs. This is insane. Perhaps some factions would find this situation beneficial to them - but DS3 - who crave pvp content - is very concerned.
The change is TOO MUCH. It must be reduced. I know you will ask “okay, fine. What should we reduce it to?” well, I say to you, ask your community what they think. Personally I would start at 50% and see how that goes.
I have the following support from the following factions: ABN, Op4, RVR, CAO, cao (CAOs sister faction), SCo, and multiple independent pvpers I can provide screenshot directly to an admin if he questions my Sincerity. Factions unlisted are pending. No faction has outright said they disagree.
Thank you for your time, I hope we can all work together to find a solution to the inflation and expense question.