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|Azure_Zero 09.11.2018 17:58|
We'll have to wait and see what Goblinworks does to Balance the hex security settings.
They might go down the stick route for High Sec and or Carrots for Med and Low Sec.
|Azure_Zero 09.11.2018 16:43|
I hope the pseudo code design notes I posted for it give a good starting framework for implementation.
|Azure_Zero 09.11.2018 14:01|
There was PVP before the Sec system came in, even if it was rare.
The benefit of High Sec currently does NOT match the cost at all.
That player safely should be easy for new players and or weaker settlements to have access to, NOT the High End can do anything settlements.
Compromise is a two way street; Both the PVPers and the Non-PVPers need to sacrifice something.
I'm Not Pro-PVP, but I do acknowledge it is needed and the current setup is too protective of Non-PVP groups all the way to Max level.
The Problem is the Sec system, it needs fixing and balancing of the cost for Each Security setting,
this NEEDS to happen and the Non-PVP groups may not like the coming costs and may start needing to sacrifice the security of their outer territory.
Right now bandits can't be bandits due to the High Sec areas where their prey shelter's itself, and the High sec groups say just feud us for your PVP, and what happens when they are feuded is they stash the goods and hide in their settlement for the feud or Company hop.
|Azure_Zero 09.11.2018 13:00|
A feud can't be stopped with High Sec hex even now and if it did I'd of set the percentage to an extra 100%.
Feuds are a part of the game's design, so feud immunity should cost a settlement so much that it would be impossible to keep it up for no more then a week or two before being forced to lowering it to normal or even low, or face complete shutdown of everything and becoming extremely vulnerable to attacks.
If the High Sec was to just use Coin as a tax I'd be setting the formula as such,
Coin Cost for High Sec of any one Hex/Day = (max holding level in hex ^ 1.5f) * 1 gold piece;
So each +0 holding in High sec cost 1 gold piece for each day, while each +5 holding would cost 11 gold and 18 silver for each day.
|Azure_Zero 09.11.2018 12:15|
but from what I see, Bulk resources are still on the table for Payment of that High Security certain groups want with no real cost or payment to be made,
It might not be the same percentage as I posted, for All we know it could be end up being 10%, not 30%.
Bulk resource cost as payment is a meaningful choice even if it is a little extra for that added security.
As Bob stated; coin can be very plentiful, but the Bulk is not so, which makes it in part or all for the payment of added security, fair game.
|Azure_Zero 09.11.2018 11:55|
Thanks for looking at this Bob, it is good to know that Goblinworks is looking at balancing hex security and what each level of security should cost.
The way I set it up the numbers was so that smaller settlement(s) with a small number of holdings could use High sec to protect themselves as they grow and when they got big enough and have enough players they could lower the security some and get more resources they need. While also making it a REAL Pain for any High End Settlements to go with a High Sec blanket for all their territory and force them into making some hard choices, Like; Needing more holdings with a lot more muling required, or lowering the security in various areas of their territory to the point where they don't need to increase the hexes they have and or the need to mule stuff around as much.
I also hope my idea of a Holding Security effecting Monster/Home hexes is one that Goblinworks would look at.
|Azure_Zero 09.11.2018 09:27|
Everything has a cash value, so paying in bulk is still valid and more meaningful then straight coin.
|Azure_Zero 09.11.2018 08:59|
"You are a Troll" and a few others mentioned things about Hex security within this past week so I think it is time to really discuss the Pro and Cons of each player available security settings and WHAT the costs and consequences should be for each setting,
I also should note that all hexes should have their security set by the week like with the rest of the settlement's security and PVP settings to avoid being abused especially by the Monster and Holding Sec relationship system mentioned below in Consequences.
Now Looking First at the Pros and Cons of each security setting
Pro: No PVP outside of Fueds, No work needed for Player protection or watching for attacks.
Can Ring Monster hexes for Protected transport out of hex.
Cons: Can't stop a spy in your high sec turf.
Pro: Can kill enemy spies, Rep Hits for non-fued PVP for PVP targets.
Con: Need to be watchful for hostile players, gatherers could need player protection.
Rep Hits for non-fued PVP for PVP Attackers.
Pro: Can kill enemy spies, No Rep Hits for non-fued PVP attackers.
Con: Need to be extra watchful for hostile players, gatherers would more likely need player protection.
No Rep Hits for non-fued PVP for PVP targets.
If we look at it from a protection scale of 0 (no protect) to 1(no worries level of protection)
Low sec is 0.25f, Med is 0.5f and High is straight up 1.0f
In terms of work needed to protect your stuff using a scale of again 0(No work) to 1(You need to be active)
Low Sec is about 0.7f, Med Sec is 0.45f, High sec is 0.0f
So from the Look of it High Sec is for players who Don't need to do ANY work to defend their Stuff and have everything easy.
While Low sec hexes see No benefit for being more PVP open and require more work in keeping it secure.
So Now let's get down to Costs and Consequences to balance them
A High Sec hex should require that the payment of the Holding be an extra 30% of the required bulk cost of the holding since there is No work needed in protecting players in the hex from the hex's owner.
But this extra cost comes with a perk, a few(2-3) small or medium guard camps (same rating as holding) in the hex to weaken the monsters in the hex itself for the gatherers and won't do anything for a fued.
A Low Sec hex requires a bit more work and a more watchful player in protecting that group's players in that hex, so they should have a bulk cost reduction of 20% for the holding.
This would make even the worst hexes somewhat better for getting resources when all the good hexes are gone, but have the increased risk of PVP for that hexes gathering resources for the area.
Now moving on the possible consequences for ringing a monster (and home) hexes with player holdings of the same or nearly the same security setting as Hinted near the top.
Note This system does a good job of balancing risk and reward for a very good reasonable part, and should use a value of metric of 0 to 1 or -1.0f to +1.0f for decision on what spawns in the hex.
If a monster or home hex is surrounded by Low Sec holdings chance of Teir 1 and lower escalations decrease by 25% with Higher T2 and higher escalations increasing by 25%.
While if a monster or home hex is surrounded by High Sec holdings chance of Teir 1 or lower escalations increase by 25% with Higher T2 and higher escalations decreasing by 25%.
Surrounding the hex with Medium holdings does near nothing on influencing the hex in either direction.
And this is a bit more logical in game, in that Higher sec guard will prioritise stopping stronger monsters from setting up shop in the monster/home hex, and in the process miss some of the weaker mobs setting up shop.
While the lower sec ones with no real guards would have stronger escalations setting up shop since no one is there to really stop them.
The Monster/Home hex will count it's Neighbouring hexes with Holdings and read their Security Value (i.e -1,0,+1), and then do an average to see what direction the holdings have influenced the hex's spawning system.
Now for Home hexes this would mean that Elite, Normal, and weakened versions of Home escalations would be needed.
Note this system could be used in a useful in other ways, in that if you want an easier time with the monster raids, just set all the holdings around it to High sec and you'll likely get weaker, easier to fight off escalations for the holdings during the PVP raid window.
While if you Like or Love fighting off hard escalations attacking your holdings, set the holdings around the monster or home hex to Low security.
Now this system could also be helpful for new player groups starting with their own settlement in that they can influence their nearby monster hexes for either; getting better loot and a challenge, or getting escalations they can handle and have fun with.
|Azure_Zero 09.10.2018 18:27|
|Azure_Zero 09.10.2018 15:34|
If I recall T2 gear is SUPPOSE to be the PVP gear of choice since it is; cheap, easy to make, and still powerful.