Today, the leaders of the majority of sov null-sec got together and issued a brief, but poignant statement about the state of sovereignty. In it, they lay out three key points, which can be easily translated to the following:
Continued null-sec ownership should be based upon utilization of space. Each null-sec entity is, theoretically, a separate sovereign “nation”, if you will, with its own culture and civilization. Essentially, they recognize that that a civilization consists of what it does, not what it owns.
Null-sec should be less secure. By adding NPC space all around them, they’re begging for additional content closer to home. NPC space can’t be tamed, and the fact that all of these entities signed on to it is telling as to what they and their members want out of the game.
Null-sec systems should be able to sustain a large number of players. Does it make sense that an entire star system can only sustain a handful of players under Dominion mechanics? Of course not! It’s important to note that the request wasn’t for more moon minerals in this space, but rather the ability for players to earn isk in this space.
Most importantly, this statement was signed by the leaders of Goonswarm, NC., Nulli Secunda, PL, Brave, Test, FCON, The Bastion, INIT, TNT, Razor (“The Troika” refers to the three elected leaders – including one of my CEOs, Troyd –not a specific character, BTW), CO2, Executive Outcomes, FA, Fweddit, LAWN, SMA, The Kadeshi, Darkness., Pasta, HONOR, and xxDeath. It was also co-signed by 8 sitting CSM members.