We're not preparing any knee-jerk reactions. We know that people probably are going to lose their ships, and I mean that's harsh and all that, but that's what the game is all about. There are ways to protect yourself.As I said, it's an important week for New Eden. It's going to begin with the release of Escalation to Inferno tomorrow night. That will remove all drone alloy minerals from the game, and the bulk of missioning minerals too. It ends with "Burn Jita" on the 28th (probably extending into the 29th) and then, Hulkageddon V. The quote is Guard talking about this week's "Burn Jita" event to Lost in EVE.
But honestly, he could be talking about EVE Online in general, couldn't he?
Those of you who were worried that CCP would take some kind of hasty action can relax. Those of you who were worried that CCP might even move to try to prevent Burn Jita can relax even more. But those of you who have been agitating for CCP to do something to prevent it... sorry, no. Ain't gonna happen. CCP Guard was asked and didn't know what CCP's plans would be if 5000 people try to jump into Jita this weekend. Certainly Time Dilation will get its greatest test. But he seemed fairly confident that the right people within CCP were aware of what was coming and would be prepared for it.
CCP isn't the only one getting preparations ready for Burn Jita, of course. There have been (possibly trolly) rumors that Moar Tears and Noir. might jump into Jita on the "kill all the Goons" side. Certainly, there are alliances contemplating a war dec against Goonswarm Federation so they can get a lot of cheap kills come the weekend. Look for these war-decs to start hitting later in the week. And as those war-decs hit and potential counter war-decs are set up in return, we could all be in for an exciting weekend. ;-)
The Singularity test server has a number of "Free For All" areas devoted to various ship classes. One is an open FFA area where anything can warp in and almost any tactics can be used. And on a busy day on Sisi, that area can quickly become swamped with wrecks and the abandoned drones of the fallen or warped off. It's a good bet that Jita's going to look a lot like a Sisi FFA in a few days...
In the meantime, we've got the Escalation to Inferno and its associated reworking of incursion sites, the loss of half or more of the game's sources of minerals, CCP has to respond to the "EVE is Easy" situation (more about that tomorrow, most likely), and... oh yeah... there's supposed to be more access to DUST 514 at some point in the next seven days.
So... yeah. It promises to be a busy week. It'll be interesting to see which of these events the gaming press chooses to focus on.