for reference the Marlinist colonies target was 40m and hit 98%
Or it'll create another Robigo. And regardless, Sothis/Ceos isn't the only place to get Fed rank.....That system list is pretty interesting - only one system is actually in Delaine space. They'll be finally balancing the Sothis/Ceos abnormality that only had one eligible destination for mission generation. The other rank grinding systems might be at risk...
With the weekend surge I wouldn't be surprised if it finished late Saturday. I wonder if someone specified "15 million, evenly spaced tiers" meaning "15-30-45-60-75" and whoever set it up misunderstood? The high end of that would still be well below trade CG records while not being an automatic pass.
I'd say as they are stations, they can be taken over, so it doesn't really matter who builds them.Possibly after the last one they wanted to make sure the pirates actually get to Tier 1 or even Tier 5 with little room for error. Theres no counter to this one either, unlike last NMLA one and Jupiter one, its either contribute for or dont take part. And no special module to inflate turnout. And no guarantee that traders would help the pirates especially if people think gankers and griefers will have a base near some 'soft' targets and use it in future to attack them. (I know FCs negate that anyway but this makes it even easier)
So probably the story depends on it. Colonia one might even be a bonus as people saying its getting full.
I'd say as they are stations, they can be taken over, so it doesn't really matter who builds them.
i rly want the NMLA side of CG's to offer better rewards, make it a conflict of interest towards the other pilots. so far its been one empire victory after another because some believe they are 'right' AND they have the best rewards. what if we took away one of those to see how things really go down
"so far its been one empire victory after another"... m-hm... in which parallel universe? During the whole NMLA-arc the Empire only won two CGs. And one of them was only because FDev gave the Marlinists an almost 1:2 handicap.
Firstly- yes, that's why we remember about victories, and defeats, so we are able to say, who win more often"Gracious in victory, humble in defeat"
Am I the only one who thinks that the person who programmed the CG removed 3 zeros from the deliver goods goal and added to the bounty hunting one by accident?
Torval at least was mentioned as becoming temporal chancellor during the Sirius summit, Grom seems to have been completely forgotten, maybe because he was a player-created power and devs don't know what to do with him? Also, I lost track of him in 2019...errrr, I mean, 3305 when many of his supporters left the game.Almost certainly the future story relied on it.
GalNet restarted after a pause in September last year. Delaine first made an appearance just a few weeks ago at Sirius Conference, months before that was just focussed on the 3 main Superpowers mainly. Now Delaine is building stations? Yeah, not a co-incidence, a story arc is reliant on it. Unfeasibly low targets for Trade due to lack of confidence players would help pirate clan and both verified 'bad guy' ones lost and the last NMLA aligned one didn't even get to Tier 1. They weren't taking any chances with this one at all and 3,300 ish contributors for Trade CG is very low turnout by Saturday evening based off recent regular figures so in some ways they were right to have concerns.
Doesnt make sense that one station costs X and second costs 2X and third costs 3X and so on so all Tiers the same and not increasing so low overall target as well.
Previous ones have given Permits for apparently no real reason then months later stations in those Systems have been bombed so allowed players to help out afterwards without having to get the Permit through normal means.
Anybody else wondering what would have happened if Utopians had hosted the conference? Probably doesnt affect the long term story anyway, if they are due a return to the headlines they will get one anyway but just a thought.
So Li Yong Rui, Antaal and now Delaine...minor / lesser mentioned PP characters have all made an appearance in minor stories. Patreus, Winters, Mahon, the Duvals, Mahon, Hudson all named at least once in various major stories...who's left, Torval & Grom? Will they make an appearance soon and have a CG?
Pattern is major for a few weeks and then a minor, so back to major Fed intel gathering or NMLA or Thargs related then in a few weeks maybe they will pop up in some guise? When / if they are all mentioned they will start linking stories together maybe? Colonia one soon probably either during or after station building.
Major one immediately outstanding is Steel Majesty, active terrorist gets away for weeks seems unlikely without some follow up quickly, the rest can still wait a bit longer.