Years of complaints. Hundreds of thousands of unequal solo battles. Enough tears to satisfy the water needs of the Syrian refugees for the next ten years. Heaps of travesty piled upon the very manifestation of abuse.
For years, we were told, “Changing the code would be too complex.” We were given words like “legacy code” to focus our hate upon.
And finally, after all the terror, the torture, the isk lost to frustrating engagements, off-grid links are dying a well-deserved death.
If I could dance in the halls through WiS, I would.
Let’s take a moment to bask in that. From about a month or so from now onwards, for that ship to go 8 km/s, you’ll have to see the links on grid with you. They’ll be exposed, vulnerable. And many of them will die. No longer can the same boosting ship survive for years on end. And no longer will links be an automatic win button that simply can’t be defeated.
Sure, there are the obvious advantages to solo pilots. Fighting in a FW plex will be a fair fight now. Solo and small gang pilots will be able to see what they’re facing, and can even attempt to head-shot enemy links now. With the advent of T3Ds, expanded probe launchers are more common now, and that makes every ship on that grid a viable target.
This is a glorious day for the small-gang and solo enthusiast.
Never say CCP doesn’t give us what we want!