(Internal post I thought might interest the rest of you: )
Carrier jump range reduced to 5 LY with perfect skills and a cooldown timer on chain jumps.
I actually rather like this but of course it has big implications for our alliance.
First rapid pangalactic deployment needs to be reassessed. We may
need to deploy to Delve by flying to Delve in interceptors then using
local resources rather than bringing a carrier full of ships each.
Effectively JF's may take over the strategic role of Carriers with an
expectation that people defending a broad space (like Vale to Delve)
will need to have ship stashes at multiple locations.
Next we are now a real flank. We are right bang next to PL/NC. space
and the rest of the CFC can't get caps here fast. So our flank,
consisting of Razor, us and Co2 gains tremendous strategic significance.
We must be a rock, a real bastion.
And here's why I like it - the challenge, the danger. We really could
lose all our space if we are asleep at the wheel the way the old
Northern Coalition did. We can;t count on a massive blob to save us.
At the same time it's a real chance to shine. If we can be the rapid
deployment alliance that we've always aspired to be and which we've
achieved so successfully in the past then we can show the rest of the
CFC and the rest of Eve how amazing we are.
It's game on. This is CCP's attempt to make holding an empire that's
an entire side of the map big impossible. CCP's attempt to break our