Monday, December 21, 2009

Warlords and fiefdoms

So far, I am loving 0.0! I am learning about the complex politics in null-sec, but am basically still clueless. Being in a smaller alliance that makes use of an ATLAS station, I would give props to the big dogs in my area. There are plenty of small alliances interspersed in ATLAS space. In return for protection and a small chunk of space, we utilize ATLAS stations for refining, trade, and hangar access. This activity generates ISK for ATLAS and serves as a very mutually beneficial arrangement for both parties. It all feels very feudal!

In the recent Gal Net article, the reporter mentions that ATLAS' stated intention is "To create and maintain an environment in which smaller alliances can enjoy a nullsec presence." Looking around in my neck of null-sec, I see ATLAS doing just that. It makes me feel good to know that every time I sell a ship or buy some drones, I am helping support a very useful system.

Given how hard it can be to get out into 0.0, I hope ATLAS is able to foster many more small alliances. It really is the best place to be in New Eden! I am actually surprised that all the big alliances aren't scrambling to bring smaller alliances out to nullsec and get them set up in Sov space. The more people, the more activity, the more upgrades, the more ISK and minerals flowing for everyone!

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