...You gotta break a few eggs"
~300 kills a day (excluding weekends)
~59 hours of Podding being allowed
Yes you read that right. from 0.00 UTC March 28th through to 11.00 UTC March 30th, RvB is relaxing its rules on Podding. You will be able to pod pilots from the other side at will.
Now why are we doing this?
I promised, that is why. We had a Wild Wild West weekend a good while ago that went okay, and since then, especially following CCPs' changes to clone mechanics, there have been various discussions about relaxing that particular rule of ours. In a first step towards a potentially permanent rule change, I as a stats junkie want to see hard numbers on how such a relaxation will effect RvB. Hence this particular weekend.
Things to note:
Your implant losses that weekend are your own responsibility.
This is NOT an FFA event. This is a standard RvB weekend with the kid gloves taken off.
Any member found to be podding their own corp mates, accidentally or otherwise, gets a permanent holiday from RvB.
What I want in this thread:
Suggestions on how to message this over the next few weeks so it reaches as many of our present & future members as possible. I am obviously away for some of the intervening weeks, so it is up to more than just me to message this.
If you must give pre-event feedback, leave your emotions at the door. If you do not like the event, then simply go do NPSI all weekend or something, do not spew words into this thread at an alarming rate leading us to worry about your sanity.
What I will do after the event:
I will be comparing the kill stats, pods killed, timezone data and all that numerical goodness to a swathe of regular RvB weekends.
It is possible that I will, regardless of how the first weekend goes, organise another for soon after, so that I have a second set of statistics to compare things with.
What is my definition of success:
At this time I do not have one. Simply having more kills, or x number of pod kills, is not success in and of itself. With something like this - a fundamental change to our very existence - the numbers are just the start of the process, not an endpoint. It could be I feel we need to run several more at different times of the year to compare all activity levels, but we'll see how this one goes first.