Enyo Face!!


I've been counting this week again. Just out of pure curiosity. This week was a light week as far as Eve play-time, but in total I had 338 potential PvP opportunities this week. 265 of them turned out to be stabbed, or farming. All of which resulted in only 25 actual engagements, of which I won 21. (This doesn't count draws, in which both parties escape engagement with their ships intact. I had 4 of those this past week.)

Let's figure this out using maths. 78% of my encounters this past week were stabbed farmers. (Which is an increase of 12% over the mean average by the way.) Only 7% of encounters result in actual PvP. (Of which I won 84% thank you very much!)

I've been keeping count since the beginning of the year. So if you are curious, the year-to-date data is as follows. 66% of encounters are stabbed farmers. 12.5% of all encounters result in combat, and of that combat I win 79%. If you are even more curious, yes the data is on a rising curve over the past six months. The number of stabbed farmers is increasing each month.

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Last night this happened.

Yes, that is an Enyo with FOUR WCS. Cervantes tried to tackle him with 2 scrams fitted, but he got away. So he went back and fitted 3 scrams and finally caught him with help from Stinkfist.

I really do not enjoy beating the same drum over and over again. I really don't.

So instead of raging against the module, I will simply leave this data right here on the page and let you work it out for yourself.

I will however leave you with a question. As the Summer doldrums kick in and subscription numbers continue to suffer, is Eve better with a safety net? Or better as a vibrant, dangerous, engaged world that requires intelligence to survive?

I know which Eve I prefer.




20 comments:

  1. No one ever gets the Eve they prefer. That's part of it's charm...

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    1. I don't necessarily disagree with that.

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  2. The irony of the 4 wcs enyo is, he could've easily beat be if he had no wcs fitted .

    Cerv

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    1. No Troy, he probably couldn't have "easily" beat you... we ALL, including Rixx, know that modules don't make or break a fight in EVE... it's skills both ingame and human... and the highest skilled toon in the best fit Enyo will never easily win against a highly skilled PLAYER... I have known a few guys who run plexes as pure PvE and regardless of skills etc. they don't WANT to PvP.

      So no... he wouldn't have easily beat you. He'd would've just died sooner is all.

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    2. At least he would have died with his boots on.

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    3. Footwear matters remarkably little to the deceased.

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  3. I guess we are lucky that storyline WCS does not add +2 scramble strength.

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  4. Tell CSM or CCP that you want the FW capture mechanic to use the Entosis Link. Then it doesn't matter how many WCS you fit: Once you warm that thing up, you're going nowhere until it's done.

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    1. I don't need to tell them, it is headed in that direction anyway.

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    2. The way the entosis link fits I really hope not, it would be death to all plex PvP when you HAVE to gimp your fit by losing a high slot and that decent amount of PWG and CPU.

      Although im pretty sure when CCP was talking about it they might have meant the System bunker, which would make more sense.

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    3. As opposed to gimping your fit with nothing at all and WCS in the lows?

      Maybe it won't be a question of lone T1 frigates orbiting buttons anymore? Imagine that, in a war zone!

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    4. Considering the fact that at this point there is nothing preventing people from fitting Stabs along with the Entosis link it probably won't solve that particular problem.

      The problem isn't the size of the ship, considering he roams around in mostly frigs-dessies anyway Rixx would probably agree with me. PvP in frigs was actually really fun before stabs became so prevalent.

      But for a faction warfare and/or pirate player actually trying to solo PvP in something below cruiser-size and capture a plex they are either forced to pick a ship with a spare high slot, or sacrifice a weapons slot, which is even worse then having to fit multiple scrams to catch a farmer because at least thats not required to even plex period.

      And WCS isn't technically gimping there fit because its actually working as intended. Even if that practice has practically killed most plexing in FW.

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  5. Apparently you are awesome. All others suck.

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  6. Whilst i agree with your stance on the WCS could it be that people are leaving becuase of the difficulty factor and the steep learning curve that comes with the game?

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    1. Perhaps the same number are staying for the same reasons?

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  7. Let's hope that the FW entosis version solves some of the FW WCS problem for you.

    265 out of 338 pvp opportunities were stabbed, or farming. Since only less as 10% of pvp opportunities turned into actual engagements I am assuming an opportunity means landing on grid with a hostile but does not require your target to be pointed?
    Unless you had them pointed you can't know who actually had a WCS fitted so maybe only 200 of them had a WCS fitted :)

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    1. I recall one hunter writing before about farmers he thought were WCS fit but later pointed or killed and realized they were not. Farmers and farmers with WCS are 2 slightly different things. One you get to complain about a module that hurts pirates. The other you just get to complain about people choosing PvE over PvP.

      Farmers are going to farm where there are opportunities to do so. You remove the farmers and you might be surprised how quiet some FW systems get. At least there is a chance to kill a farmer if he is there, while if you chase them all out of FW, then you will have a higher % of engagements but far fewer opportunities.

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    2. Yeah PvP Opportunities is a broad category obviously, and I appreciate that, but I don't like to fly around and also try to keep accurate statistics. So it essentially boils down to any opportunity I have to engage another player. And yes, I realize I can't know for sure it they were stabbed, farming, about to log off, had somewhere else to be, or DC'd, before they ran off grid.

      As I've said many, many times, I am not against FW or any other play-style, more power to them. All I am is pro-pirate play-style and all I can do is report how that is going.

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  8. Lol, four WCS on an enyo that's new. As a militia fighter, I can tell you it's really annoying.

    1. You enter in their plex to fight them, they escape you.
    2. They increase the timer inside the plex, which means you need to spend a lot more time doing it.

    I wonder why CCP hasn't disable WCS in plex or not allowing frigates, cruiser etc to use them. After all, they are suppose to be combat ships.

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