This 5C tonnage is not unusual, they dumped 40k on a Torval system in the last hour once. You have the resources to cover that margin so I'm afraid you'll just have to build the safety margin into your operation. The fact of the matter is that if you want Weaponised Expansions, which I don't, then you'll also have the chance for someone to Weaponise something you really don't want Weaponised.Last night with an hour and a half to go, 26 thousand merits got hauled between then and tick time to narrowly "win" that expansion. The traffic report at Lazdongand showed a big jump in visits by Cutters.
The other Powers have been getting trashed by 5C for years. FDev won't do what you ask because 5C are not actually breaking any game rules. In fact probably the only exploit used will have been by you during the Opposing of the Expansion by manipulating the Nav Beacon to force spawn Power NPCs.I believe Frontier can probably find out who this shadowy group was: they can read players logs like anyone else. I'm going to call on Frontier to examine their records for last night for a) players who suddenly switched pledged from their power to join WInters, and b) hauled expansion merits to Lazdongand. I believe they've broken the spirit of the game of Powerplay if not the rules, and should be punished.
Do what? Will your Power accept a fundamental change in mechanics that removes things such as deficit spheres? Yes, no? You gave a personal opinion.Frontier needs to do something soon to address it,
CMDR Justinian Octavius