CVA doesn't have very many rules when it comes to making money or extracting resources from providence. We are generally pretty open to letting people come in and do what they will as long as they don't bother anyone else. One exception that we enforce however is a ban on the use of capitals when it comes to ratting in belts or anomalies.
This rule has created a large amount of debate and even some resentment among Providence residents of late, resulting in several threadnaughts within theCitadel forums and several diplomatic incidents within intel and other channels. However Equinox Daedalus, CVA executor, spoke on the issue in a recent forum debate ...
1. The rule is that there is no ratting capitals allowed.
2. If you do not like this rule there is thousands of systems in eve that do not have this rule, so you are free to go there, and rat in carrier to your hearts delight.
3. No one has given a single reason WHY carrier ratting is better which is what the title of this thread seems to be about, it is only a place where people complain because they are "not" allowed to do something.
4. Faction/Pimp fittings are allowed (although quite useless most of the time)....i'd perfer people use common sense but well, when we have 7 pages of thread about ratting carriers i guess that is in short supply.
5. If you do not like this policy you have 3 options, convinve me personally why they are better, and thus should be allowed, kick cva out of providence and establish your own policies, or find a place to go rat in carrier unmolested.
~ Equinox Daedalus
There are a number of reasons behind the ban.
1) Carriers aren't efficient, BS can easily out earn carriers when it comes to running anomalies.
2) Capital Kills carry significant trophy value to roaming hostiles, even beyond expensive faction ships. Their loss also tends to affect the general morale of the area. The loss goes beyond just the financial loss of the pilot but includes the morale loss to the organization that the pilot belongs to.
3) Ratting capitals attract attention. Hostiles will camp systems which routinely have capitals ratting in them. This affects not only the capital pilot but all the other pilots in the region who use that system to rat..
4) Tackled capitals attract lemmings. When capitals get tackled often people will charge into attempt to save it, unorganized and unequipped to deal with what is holding the capital down. Many experienced roaming commanders will tell of their favorite fights where they tackled a few carriers and managed to kill several times the carriers value of people trying to rescue them.
Some people have asked about sitting on POS shields and assigning fighters, claiming they are perfectly safe. Potentially they are, assuming they can react and get within the shields in under ten seconds. DDs have been reported to follow capitals inside pos shields of the doomsday has spooled up before they enter, which can take as little as ten seconds.
So what happens when we catch capitals ratting in Providence? Generally we tell them to stop and dock up. We also will inform their CEO. If they refuse or it becomes a habit we may be forced to ask the person or corporation to leave the area. Attacking the ratting capitals ourselves remains a final but potentially valid option.
In Short, ratting in capitals is inefficent and attracts attention we don't want, as a result the practice is banned. Despite the ban it still happens. While we generally use diplomacy to stop it we are not above using force as a deterent or punishment for the continued practice. Assuming hostiles don't beat us to the punch. Providence tends to lose at least three to four ratting carriers a month. While people man not like this rule, it will not be changing anytime soon.
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