If you are a long-standing pledge, you will not be able to consolidate immediately once you re-pledge (and earn merits), and your vote weight will be reduced until you've been pledged for another 16 weeks.
It's not one merit. It's however many merits I lose from killing Imps. Which is kind of my pastime. I suppose i could hang around the HQ for the entire final week...Because that's totally how I want to prep for the Goids. Doing powerplay Nonsense the night before invasion...
Seems a bit odd that you're able to consolidate without contributing anything for a week?
The more I read this thread, the more it seems to me that this well-intentioned measure by Frontier still needs more thought ... unintended consequences and all that.
actually, powerplay bounty exemption should be active only for cmdrs with merits.
because now all pvp trolls will be pledged to either federation or empire to get the exemption for at least some of the ganked victims. They will of course switch freely fee/emp for every CG.
this will be new gank meta startin September 26th.
tl;dr: PP bounty exemption should work only to rank 1 (or higher) power players.
I'm confused then by your comments. You only need to gain ONE merit that week in order to avoid being unpledged, that's it. you can do the single merit from Thursday through Monday to avoid being unpledged.
I believe this is on your Commander at the time, but that's worth clarification. I will double-check with Sandro on this and report back.
We hope you’re all excited for 2.4 The Return on September 26, I’m sure you’ve all seen the recent cinematic short video from last night’s livestream. I hope you are all as excited and terrified as I am for the update!
As you may know, in 2.4 there will be some new changes to pilots federation bounties and rebuys which Sandro has been discussing on the forums.
As Powerplay features consensual, player-versus-player interactions, this will provide exemption from Pilot’s Federation bounties and the ship rebuy penalty when entering into legitimate Powerplay PVP combat when 2.4 arrives. To ensure a smooth transition, we are going to un-pledge any Commander that has not participated in Powerplay on or around the launch of 2.4.
Any Commander with zero merits at this time will be un-pledged. If you wish to remain pledged, all you have to do is earn a single merit by this date.
This is a one-time effect; you are free to pledge again if you are un-pledged.