Hong WeiLoh at his blog, “Carebears with Claws” had a great post about “fixing” things. One thing he points out that I really like is that we should base our suggestions on the lore of the game. Ok. So… wardecs. Little skinny. Well I see all these things about the Yulai Convention. Oh C’mon. Yer fuckin with me right? Nada?
The lore and background of EvE is sadly lacking, I agree with Hong that we need to base suggestions on solid lore, but solid lore for wardecs is fundamentally lacking. I don’t think we need the full document, but I think some effort by CCP to produce the largely relevant portions would be of immense value to players. Right now when a war ends you get this
The war between My Awesome Corp and Your Crappy Corp is coming to an end. My Awesome Corp has retracted the war against Your Awesome Corp. The war will be declared as being over after approximately 24 hours.
The notice starting a wardec has even less.
CCP has thrown a large, heavy, rusty gauntlet on the floor for this summer. To do wardecs right I think they need to make them make sense from start to finish, complete with working into the lore of the game why CONCORD with its highly punitive DED would just go out and allow corps to start bashing on each other in highsec. Cassus Belli, bribes, something to start the process, goals, objectives, ways and means of stopping the wardec, all need to be not only presented in in-game mechanics, but as part of the EvE universe that includes trillions of people to go with the hundreds of thousands of capsuleers.